Showing posts from December, 2010

It's That Time of the Year Again...

Cocktails, broken promises, and regret time! Also known colloquially as New Year's.

For those who aren't yet aware, Baltimoreans loveparties. Balls, galas, concerts, beer gardens, festivals - despite our choleric reputation, weare a peoplewholovemerrimentinallitscuriousforms, at all times, and with eventhethinnest of excuses.

So, naturally, when an actual holiday with actual cause for celebration comes along, we celebrate it the only way we know how: by exploiting a loophole in the law that lets us do what we want.

Yes, this curious state of affairs surrounding New Year's Eve in Baltimore comes because our forward-thinking forebears in the great city had their grand-kids' well-being in mind when they decided that bars should not be forced to close at the monastic hour of 2 am on the most celebratory night of the year. Reinterpretation of that law means that bars in Baltimore open at 8 pm on December 31st, and stay open until 2 am on January 2nd. Hell. Yes.

Now, Coda being …