“The secret of a successful relationship is to immediately repair or replace anything your drinking has destroyed. That includes deck furniture, glassware, windows and sheetrock. In fact, if you can upgrade the original, it creates the psychological effect that your drinking is a benevolent improver, rather than a deranged demolisher.”
Hard-won wisdom dispensed from the occupant of Barstool #3 at the Dive Inn.

“I’m about 3 drinks away from needing a fourth.”
@Dear_Booze on Twitter cranks up a NOLO bar tour.

“I take no pleasure in drinking. I drink to forget stuff, and to collapse loneliness, and when there’s no sunshine, and to fight the dread of some strange impending doom.”
Mark M. channels Edgar at the Crossroads Tavern.

“Laugh whenever you can. Keeps you from killing yourself when things are bad. That and vodka.”
Jim B. lays it on the line at Changes Lounge.

“They say the only people who tell the truth are drunkards and children. Guess which one I am.”
Steve C. pitches a softball at the Late Night Grille.

“Most people who don’t drink fear it as the key that opens up the dark places in their hearts for the world to see.”
Fearless Kay C. with a basketful of keys at Argonaut Liquors.