i am working away in starbucks while waiting for the traffic to wind down, and they have some jazz music in the background. suddenly ‘just take five’ piece come to play and just like that i miss brisbane.
one of my close friends in brisbane loves this song so much. when i was in brisbane she lived only three blocks away and we often met for a drink (or three, or five, depends on how bad the week was) every wednesday in this neighborhood bar called gertie’s. it was a laid back place with scrumptious finger food and strong cocktails, perfect to wind down on a hump day. we liked to sit in the corner spot by the windows, which were usually opened, watching the world went by.
i miss this kind of neighborhood bar.
some place you could walk to within minutes, where the bartender greeted you by name (we stood out as ‘the asian girls who can drink’) and always got your order pronto (the drinks always came in less than 10 minutes), where the waiter knew your favorite and always piled on nice extras.
some place where you could just laugh at whatever shits happen to you that week, knowing that when you went to bed that night you could sleep soundly, cause thursday always got better.