"I love the people that come in here. And there are so many great shows you get to see while you're working. Seeing great bands while you're making money is pretty cool."
What is awesome about working at Skully's?
I love the people that come in here. And there are so many great shows - the Wavves were just here, which was amazing - you get to see while you're working. Seeing great bands while you're making money is pretty cool.
Ever worry about going deaf from too many rock shows?
Not really, but it's super-duper loud here. It's hard to hear people over the bar anyways - I'm always leaning over the bar like, "Speak into my good ear" - but we just recently upgraded our sound system. I would put shot glasses down and they would vibrate off the mat before I could even get liquor in them.
What do you do when you're not working and watching shows?
I like to sew and play pool. I don't do a whole lot. I like to drink. [laughs]
What do you drink?
Jaeger, and gin and tonic. If I go to my favorite bars, Bodega or Surly Girl, right after I walk in they usually have it sitting in front of me. I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing. Good that they remember, bad that maybe I need to switch it up sometimes.
Got any crazy stories from bartending?
So many are stuff that you probably wouldn't be able to print. But supposedly Skully's is haunted. Weird s--- has happened here a lot, and a woman committed suicide by the backdoor back when it was Skankland.
You've lived in California, Seattle and Wisconsin. How does Columbus compare to those places?
Columbus is amazing. I love the people. When I lived in Seattle, I felt like there was a little of this "I'm too good for you" mentality. And I will say it was too fun at times and hard to save money. There was something going on every single night. Actually, there is here too, but I guess I've grown and can handle my money better. [laughs]
Other than the snow, I like it better here. I don't have any plans on moving. So Columbus wins.
If you could have a drink with any person, living or dead, who would it be?
Amy Winehouse. She would be a good time.
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