Cast of Characters

There are a few people (and places) who pop up repeatedly in these posts, so to help you get into the swing of things quickly I thought I’d write a little summary. In order to protect the not-so-innocent, some names have been changed, some haven’t, depending on my whim.

Me – 38, single. Former good girl turned party girl, now trying to make something of herself. I bartend part-time and teach a JC class part-time. I’m 5’4″, size 8, 34B, and have a little junk in the trunk. I have shoulder-length curly brown hair, full lips, and cute glasses. I’m the sexy librarian / hot teacher type, or so they tell me. People tend to think I’m about 10 years younger than my age, which is actually pretty awesome!

C – My best girlfriend. I met her several years ago when we were both bartending at a large downtown hotel. We have both been fired from there, but are still very close and hang out all the time. We’re the same age, but she’s tall, thin, blonde and blue-eyed: your basic man magnet. She is also, however, very shy and sweet. If she weren’t I might have to kill her. 😉

L – My other close girlfriend. We met randomly at bar TC (see below) a little over a year ago when she hosted an afterparty at her place. Although she’s nearly 10 years younger, and sometimes drives me nuts, I love her to death. She’s an artist, a little on the chunky side (although with a gorgeous face) and has the kind of loud, talkative personality that I tend to be drawn to. Known for coming up with hilarious one-liners, she is also incredibly insecure.

Nate – My fuck buddy. We met over a year ago at bar WS (see below). He’s 30 but looks much younger, and is hung like a fucking horse. I’ve grown very fond of him, and I think he feels the same, but a relationship doesn’t seem to be in the cards. He has a young daughter and she of course comes first. We haven’t been seeing each other that often lately, so I’m not sure what’s going on with that.

Jacob – A psycho who I picked up for a one night stand but then ended up becoming obsessed with. He broke my heart three times. I think I’m finally over it. ‘Nuff said.

Bar TC – A divey old-school kind of lounge with a great jukebox. Very close to my place, I was there way too much when I first moved into this neighborhood. Although I was (and still sort of am) a regular, they never hook me up. For this reason I no longer go there very often.

Bar WS – Hipster bar not too far away. Features cute guys, cool bands, fun dance nights, and a smoking patio where I have met several dudes.

Bar N – Very cool dive bar with a diverse crowd, cheap food, and great bartenders who hook me up. Probably my favorite bar, but it is a bit further of a drive than the first two.

Bar IH – Piano bar relatively close to Bar N. Very old school and kitschy fun, but they’re only open on weekends and tend to close a little early. This is also where Jacob and his co-workers hang out on weekends after their shifts, so it must be approached with caution.

Bar H – Beer bar close to me. Lots of dudes, but not always attractive ones. Usually packed. Incredible jukebox.

Huh. My life is rather small, isn’t it? Hopefully I’ll have more stuff to add soon!