Drink Up!

So You Met My Web Site At The Bar...

(...Read On, or Skip to the Good Stuff)

Once upon a time, I'd spend my Friday nights hanging out at the computer, writing stories and stuff. Now, I can get out more, and still write stuff... because my computers can get out too!

And it's great for meeting people. As conversation-openers go, a pocket computer ranks right up there with a sketchpad. Sketchpads, of course, are an invitation for the general public to come up and say, "Are you an artist? Can you draw me?"

This page is for all the people who ever went to the bar and then had a chance to ask me, "Is that a computer?" Yes, it is, and it's talking about you! From now on, I'll get you all onto it!

What's in it for me, besides getting interrupted?

If you've met my web site at the bar, or even if you haven't, you can say hi via e-mail! Also, you can go see the whole wad of web pages at www.eilertech.com.


(signed) Scott Eiler

  • July 25, 2008, Coscarelli's, South Lansing, MI: Here at Coscarelli's they already know I'm keeping a diary and writing the Great American Novel, so I don't keep detailed contact logs here. But John, you just got written into my upcoming story about a protest march against Satanic robots in Oregon. You'll be the wacky Buddhist bartender.
  • September 3, 2007, Applebees, Lapeer, MI: Jeremy the bartender saw the Port Huron / Sarnia Travelog!
  • September 1, 2007, Ups 'n' Downs Pub, Sarnia, ON: Boy, the little computer is popular since we discovered the "Largest" text setting on Internet Explorer. And it's still talking about Sarnia! And the locals have noticed. Martini Marie says, so you've met Reg? Marie and her friends want the world to know, she drinks like ten men, she doesn't want to be with ten men!
  • August 31, 2007, Three Lions Pub, Sarnia, ON: Norm, your contact info is now on the Web, as part of a travelog on Sarnia, Ontario. You wondered what I get out of it. I get publicity for my web pages. Reg and Rich, your stories made it on here too. Welcome to the Domination of Eiler.
  • August 28, 2007, Days Inn Pub, Flint, MI: Hi, Tony. I'm actually amazed nobody interrupted me at the bar tonight before now. Yes, I kind of work for General Motors now, but the little computer is so I can write the Great American Novel. It now includes The Year After Rapture (which coincidentally is the story that got the Bar Page started) and Superhuman World 2007!
  • March 5, 2006, Bennigan's, Rock Island, IL: Hi, Theresa. You made it into the travelog, so you have the right to see it. Don't be alarmed, citizen! And thanks for the local intelligence report that there is no downtown Bettendorf.
  • March 4, 2006, Belgian Village Inn, Moline, IL: Hi, Dennis. Is this a little typewriter? No, it's a computer, and it's talking about the Quad Cities! Loved the bloodwurst, by the way.
  • August 1, 2005, RAM Brew Pub, Schaumburg, IL: Hi, John. Yes, Scumburg's pretty boring when you're in town for training, and all you can do is walk to brewpubs from your hotel... well, actually, isn't that heaven?
  • April 7, 2005, Naseeb's Mediterrainean Grill, Schaumburg, IL: For some reason, this place is popular for going-away luncheons. This one's Junchi's. And now, Afsheen's met the web pages at lunch.
  • April 1, 2005, Lost Duck Brew Pub, Fort Madison, IA: Hi, David, Barb, and Eileen. Fort Madison may have nothing going on Friday night, but it still beats Nauvoo and Hannibal. And it just made my "blog"! Oh, and don't forget to ask Billie the barmaid about how Betsy Ross once lived in Iowa.
  • March 7, 2005, Prairie Rock, Schaumburg, IL: Hi, Fernando. It is good to stop for a quick one, after working at a wedding expo. Yes, it is a computer, but that's really all you needed to know.
  • March 5, 2005, Naseeb's Mediterrainean Grill, Schaumburg, IL: It's Gene's going-away luncheon. But Aman, you've met this web page at the luncheon, so you've just made the log. I'm not sure this place really counts as a bar, but I'll let it slide.
  • March 4, 2005, Stadium Sports Club, Rolling Meadows, IL: Good luck, Gene. Thanks for telling people how my web pages are hours of fun. And you met this web page at the bar, so you've just made the log.
  • February 3, 2005, Neighborhood Inn, Hoffman Estates, IL: Hi, Suresh and Rayal. You've worked with me for years, but you only met my web pages once I got a cell phone that could display them. And you met them at the bar, so you've just made the log.
  • January 30, 2005, Prairie Rock, Schaumburg, IL: Hi, Gail and Andrea. Drinking certainly beats furniture shopping, especially when the furniture option is the local Scandinavian place which specializes in warehouse storage.

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