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2007 Stories by C.M. Redding

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  • Beep! Beep!

    published December 20, 2007

    It's finally winter, and I'm feeling like that damn coyote in the cartoons, hungry for something good to put in my facehole. I'm tired as hell of... More >>

  • Snap Out of It

    published December 6, 2007

    You ever have one of those days that just drip self-loathing and want? Since the doc told me to quit drinking, I've had many days — and... More >>

  • Wedding Zinger

    published November 22, 2007

    It's tough to wake up at 10:45 on a Sunday morning after only five hours of sleep. It's particularly tough to get up and make it to a noon... More >>

  • Pussy Galore

    published November 8, 2007

    Flashback to a year ago: I'm rolling around in bed one morning, wanting to vomit and complaining about my acid reflux. My young girlfriend is just... More >>

  • Some R&R

    published October 25, 2007

    I still have a headache from visiting R&R Stix in East Mesa. I usually wait a couple of days after I hit a bar to review it (mostly to rid myself... More >>

  • Playa's Paradise

    published October 11, 2007

    We're just finishing up a nice dinner at Dick's Hideaway on a random Wednesday night when I hint at the urge to slum it for a few. Carla picks up... More >>

  • Cashed

    published September 27, 2007

    I'm standing in front of Cash Inn Country on 21st and McDowell, and I'm frightened. I'm scared for several reasons: 1) It's a lesbian bar; 2) I'm... More >>

  • Don't Mind If I Do

    published September 13, 2007

    I'm driving down Hatcher toward Seventh Street in Sunnyslope on a Thursday night when I see two hot girls walking and . . . Wait, they are... More >>

  • Royale Treatment

    published August 30, 2007

    So, I'm on a mission to find a place to host an official Booze Pig happy hour near downtown, and because most of the go-to Phoenix dives are... More >>

  • Caged Heat

    published August 16, 2007

    I'm sad and I feel like crap because a close friend is moving away. That calls for some goodbye libations. I'm lonely enough in this conservative,... More >>

  • Oh, Kay

    published August 2, 2007

    There's nothing quite like dive-bar karaoke at 7 on a Thursday night. Especially in a No. 1 dive like Kay's Lounge. When my guest pig, Zep,... More >>

  • Escape, Natch

    published July 19, 2007

    It'll take three days after I walk through the back door to The Great Escape for my own back door to finally get back to normal (from the ravages... More >>

  • Pony Up

    published July 5, 2007

    Let me start out by saying this: I love the Silver Pony. In fact, everyone I know that drinks at the Pony loves the Pony. I guess one of... More >>

  • Robin's Hood

    published June 21, 2007

    It's Saturday at 2 p.m. I'm hung over from a mammoth drinking session in Apache Junction, but I woke up early this morning and started driving.... More >>

  • Dive In

    published June 7, 2007

    On a recent Thursday afternoon, disgruntled by the heat, Phoenix drivers, and the smell of my pants, I drop my Boston terrier, Murray, at home and... More >>

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