it seemed tame enough: treat a coworker to cocktails and celebrate her new career and acceptance into a fantastic grad program. civilized, orderly, work-oriented.
then, 5 hours later and god knows how many glasses of jameson's, it turns into a karaoke free-for-all up north. i'm singing bette midler's 'the rose' at the front of a dive bar and military guys on leave with their girlfriends and our guy receptionist is vowing to give his right nut to save country music.
1 a.m. - passed out on the couch.