Checklist for Tales of the Cocktail

Posted by TraderTiki on July 9th, 2008 — Posted in Bilge, Events, Tales 2008

  • 1 week’s worth of Bowling and Hawaiian shirts?  Check!
  • Jiggers, shakers and stirrers?  Check!
  • 2 ounce bottles of Falernum Bitters to pass out?  Check!
  • Business cards?  Check!
  • Empty Credit Cards?  Check!
  • New iphone, Check!
  • 3G antennas in New Orleans to take advantage of new iphone… nope, oh well.
  • Laptop geared up for hardcore blogging?  Check!
  • Laptop waterproofed for being surrounded by so much liquor… well, fingers can be crossed.
  • Camera and mini-tripod?  Check!
  • TraderTiki Logo bowling shirts?  Check!
  • Chuck Taggart where-to-eat tracking system?  Chuck!
  • Room at the Hotel Monteleone?  Check!
  • 8 hour flight with three stops?  Oy… check.
  • Aspirin & Tums for hangover and heartburn?  Check!
  • Absolute inability to decide on which seminars to go to when two good ones overlap?  Check and then some.

Following in Jeff Morgenthaler’s wake, I’m going to be putting up my info on twitter.

Hope to see you there!


Comment by Gabriel

Nice list, Blair. I remember flight to-and-from Medford, OR with three stops, just brutal.

I’m actually looking to get one of those tiny EePC’s to avoid having to lug around my laptop all over tarnation and between bars, because jeezie creezy, it’s going to be a mess.

I almost got logo’d shirts and just couldn’t get it done in time, well done, and I’ll be lookin’ for ya.

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 5:35 pm

Comment by Dr. Tongue

Say hey to Gary Regan for me!!!! Have fun you kids - take lots of good pics and tell Craig he’s drinking for three now!! LOL!

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 7:48 pm

Comment by Darcy O'Neil

Thanks for making my travel and flight arrangements look better! Eight hours, three stops…booo.

Posted on July 10, 2008 at 4:47 am

Comment by Marshall

All you people and your going to Tales . . . . . . stupid work not giving more vacation days quicker . . . . . . falernum bitters . . .

:-p ;-)

I really do hope everyone has a great time at Tales! The Scofflaw’s will be there in spirt and drowning our sorrows in spirits.

Hey Blair, once you get back, if you have any of those 2oz bitter bottles left and want to hook a brother up . . . :-)


Posted on July 10, 2008 at 11:25 am

Comment by Dr. Bamboo

This list looks amazingly like mine…except for all the high-falutin’ gadgetry.

Well, actually my list is pretty much just Hawaiian shirts and a sketchbook. But I’ve always traveled light. ;-)

Posted on July 11, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Comment by Lizzy Caston

Hey, saw you are going to Tales. See you There or feel free to drop me a line on twitter I often attend your Teardrop Tiki Tuesdays, but have never formally introduced myself so I’ll be sure to in New Orleans. Here is a big ass tip for a pairing dinner you do not want to miss. (although get your tickets now) The Tiki dinner at the Country Club on Thursday night. Here is the menu:

I’ve heard it is going to be off the hook. Here is the menu and some info:

Jeff Beachbum Berry and Wayne Curtis are serious mixologists, and Chris DeBarr is one of the best chefs in the city.

Posted on July 13, 2008 at 11:34 am

Comment by laura tran

i didnt get a bottle of falernum bitters! i agree with all the seminars overlapping was a bit overwhelming to a newbie. hope you had a great time blair and i wanna see you back next year.

Posted on July 21, 2008 at 7:20 pm

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