For the ten-plus years that I ran our family’s Irish pubs, I looked forward to St. Patrick’s Day with mixed emotions. Clearly, we made a lot of money on this, our busiest day of the year. In the bar/restaurant business, cash flow is always a good thing. At the same time, it took a tremendous amount of time and effort to get ready for the big day. There were details that could not be overlooked. For instance, the amount of change needed to facilitate cash transactions was substantially more than even a busy Saturday night would require.
Recently, I published a blog about one of my new favorite words, “sessionable.” To briefly recap, the word suggests drinkability and is usually associated with beer. A related concept or phrase is the subject of today’s blog. Today is Thursday. A friend of mine recently referred to Thursday as “Little Friday.” I don’t think he made this phrase up but I had never heard it before. Some of you out there may know about Little Friday but to me, it was brand new and awesome!
What goes around, comes around. All that is old is new again. These age-old sayings describe the nostalgic mood I find myself in today. I must admit, I have always been a sucker for nostalgia. Something about old stuff, discontinued brands, antiques and most anything from an earlier time appeals to me. Maybe there is a part of me that makes old stuff conjure up the idea of simpler times. Intuitively, I know this is not really the fact. Days gone by were just as complicated as today. But the suspended belief that old thing are attached to a better time is somehow soothing.
I have recently learned a new word that’s quickly becoming one of my favorites; sessionable! To be honest, this word is not in my Webster’s dictionary, at least not yet. So to say sessionable is one of my new favorite words is taking some liberties with the word word. Sessionable does appear on several websites though, including Urban Dictionary.