Ever since 2014 I’ve gone to Jimmy’s Bar to celebrate New Year’s Eve at a daytime party hosted by my friends Phil and Karen and Kathy and Steve. This year Jimmy’s doesn’t open up until three in the afternoon, so we’re starting at Tartan Inn and then we’re going to Jimmy’s at three, so it’s off we go to celebrate the last day of 2017!
The First Stop!
The first stop is the Tartan Inn in West Peoria. This place brings back memories of my 365 bar crawl. The Tartan Inn was the 363rd bar on my year-long bar crawl and you can see that post from 2011 by clicking here. The only thing I hate about these daytime New Year’s Eve celebrations is when the fucking sun is out and it’s so fucking bright out here. I hate the sunshine. Plus it’s freezing cold and I hate the fucking winter and I wish I was dead right now. Okay, now that I’m in the proper frame of mind, it's time to start the festivities, let’s go inside and meet the hosts of these yearly New Year’s Eve parties!
The hosts are, Karen and Phil and Kathy and Steve! And Kathy and Steve brought a present for Karen and Phil.
Here’s Phil opening up the present...it’s a set of Tom and Jerry mugs! Very cool, I love that cartoon!
The bartender for this party is Sara! Sara told me she discovered the MBIP blog when she moved here and was looking for things to do. One of the things she found to do was bartending and now here we are all together at The Tartan Inn! It's a New Year’s Eve miracle!
The Other People in Attendance!
Some of the other people that were in attendance included: 1. Amber and Joe who just got back from their honeymoon in Mexico! They got to touch and feed monkeys there among other fun activities! 2. Brad, the owner of the Tartan Inn, it’s hard to see him because of that goddamned fucking sunshine! Aaaahhh! 3. I didn’t write their names down but this is a very nice couple that we met. They told me they read the MBIP blog and I always love to hear that! 4. Here’s Karen and Paul who have been at every party since 2014! Karen is drinking the infamous Tedtini 5. Next is Charlie and Jenny and I first met Jenny right here at the Tartan Inn back in the summer of 2013! Always wonderful to see her smiling face! 6. That’s Craig to the left of Amber and Joe. Craig lives nearby in West Peoria and it was great to meet and chat with him!
The First Toast At Tartan Inn!
Here’s the first toast of the day and now it’s off for part two at Jimmy’s Bar!
Off To Jimmy’s...Whoops, Back To The Tartan Inn!
Well, there’s been a little change in today’s activities. We were on the way to Jimmy's bar when we got a photo (see the top photo) and a call from Karen and Phil and Jimmy’s was packed with people! It looks like this daytime New Year’s Eve idea is starting to take off with other people! So we decided to make like The Fabulous Four and get back to where we once belonged, The Tartan Inn. There’s Kathy leading the way back inside!
Photos (Some Of Them Are Ruined By That Fucking Sunshine)!
Here’s some photos I took throughout the afternoon and early evening. Note how that fucking sunshine fucked up a bunch of them. I hate the sunshine. HATE HATE HATE the sunshine! Hey, look at the last photo...
Kathy’s hair has transformed itself into the bun position. And I think we all know the rules by now...when you see the bun, the party is done!