Thursday, May 12, 2005

The Birthplace

If you look to your right, you will notice a link to the Hard Times Cafe. Wait...don't click it! Finish reading first.

Hard Times is the birthplace of the Wednesday Night Sierra Club. In early 1998, Washboard and Dr. Pepe decided to meet at the Hard Times Cafe for a beer after work on a Wednesday evening. Both were living at home at the time, flush with newfound pride from their exciting new "grown-up sit-down" jobs. Adorned in their business casual, Washboard and Pepe met at the appointed hour (5:30 p.m.) and promptly ordered a Sierra Nevada, an exotic microbrew from America's great Left Coast. They ordered another and another and another. Voices got louder, hands began to gesticulate wildly. The Happy Hour deals ended, yet the beer continued to flow. Finally, a truce was called and the pair asked for the check.

Total bill? $15.

And thus, the Wednesday night at the Hard Times in Alexandria was born.

Tomorrow, The Terrible Twos...

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