I love a good bartender. They are the caulking to God’s Home Improvement Project. I love a bartender who pours a good drink with graceful ease Who will cut you off when you are in your cups and not make you stew and smolder. Who will stop the conversation the two of you are having to serve the next thirsty fellow. Who knows who’s the starting pitcher for the the Cubs game. Who can list his favorite Scorsese films in order and rationally justify why he ranks King of Comedy over Goodfellas. Who apologizes over a badly poured draft. Who doesn’t give a shit if you want a Grateful Dead cocktail, he won’t make that rot in this joint, he will make you something else and you will later thank him for it. I love a good bartender.They will greet me like a friend and keep the bar clean for me to lean upon, and think my lost, random thoughts. Like this one.