“Touching him was always so important to me. It was something I lived for. Little, nothing touches. My fingers against his shoulder. The outsides of our thighs touching as we squeezed together on the bus. I couldn’t explain it, but I needed it. Sometimes I imagined stitching all of our little touches together. How many hundreds of thousands of fingers brushing against each other does it take to make love?”—Jonathan Safran Foer
Alright alright I get it, I’ll stop flooding your lives with Lucero, but listen to this song and tell me it isn’t incredible
now it’s the end of the summer and i’m just twenty one i’ve been in california for the last two months and there weren’t no girls like her down there her boyfriend don’t like me and i think that’s fair ‘cause i’m sitting right here on a chain link fence when she smiles at me i’m going to take my chance i’ll say ‘i know the show’s over, i wish you wouldn’t leave hold on, hold on, hold on to me’
sweet girl, don’t let go for the world ‘cause i’m not from here and i’m afraid that i might never see you again…
“MATTHEW’S RULES OF SURVIVAL
1. Sometimes, the people who mean you harm are the ones who say they love you.
2. Fear is your friend. When you feel it, act.
3. Protect the little ones.
4. If you coped before, you can cope now.
5. Always remember: In the end, the survivor gets to tell the story.”—Rules of Survival, Nancy Werlin
A long time ago in England, a couple could not have a sex without a written permission from the king (Except if she/he was a member of the royal family). So if someone wanted to have babies, they will go to the king to ask for a written permission. The king then gave a kind of pass card that must be hung on the bedroom door when they had a sex. The card read “F.U.C.K.” (Fornification Under Consent of the King).
The River Pub had its soft opening this past Saturday night, and I, for one, have been waiting for an establishment like this to open in downtown Marlinton (walking distance from my apartment!) ever since I moved here last Fall. I was not disappointed!
Formerly Rosemary’s, the River Pub is now owned by couple Todd and Leslie, who have totally remodeled the place. On top of that, the River Pub offers an array of bottled beers (26, to be exact), ranging from Bud Light and Corona to Great Lakes and Magic Hat #9. On draft, they have Bud Light, Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold (a lager), and Great Lakes Pale River (a pale ale), the last two being from a brewery located in Cleveland, OH. They also have a limited (albeit delicious) menu right now consisting of hot wings (seven flavors with more to come), mozzarella sticks, and handmade-by-Todd corn tortilla chips and salsa, with more menu items to come. They also have a flat screen TV, plenty of seating both at the bar and at tables, and free Wi-Fi (business lunch, anyone?).
What impressed me most, though, was the atmosphere. Todd and Leslie have done a great job creating a friendly, accommodating, “everyone welcome” environment. Upon arriving, I immediately saw a ton of people I know (I’m new here, remember!), which, to me, is a sign of a good neighborhood bar. I was also particularly pleased with the décor. While it was definitely clean, dimly lit (as all bars should be, in my opinion), cheerful, and pleasing to the eye, it was also very comfortable. Personally, I’m not fond of fancy places, so to me, Todd and Leslie hit the nail on the head.
I settled in for the long haul that night, and I can’t wait for their Grand Opening on April 30th!