Boston Monkeys

Boston Monkeys,

I feel that we may be few in number here on WSO but it would still be nice to know where we all unwind after work. Post your favorite spot or the spots where you know fellow colleagues tend to flock to.

New Orleans: Veni, Vidi, Victimized

mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past - Best of Eddie" If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message.

It's official: two years in Paris has made me soft.

I always just took for granted that I could maintain a professional level of gluttony and intemperance, and that my staid lifestyle in the City of Lights was merely the calm between intermittent storms of debauchery. Unfortunately, my week in New Orleans taught me the hard way that excessive consumption is a muscle like any other, and it atrophies from disuse.

WSO London Drinks

Time for some more London drinks - the venue for the last one was a poor choice (my fault) as it was too crowded and people struggled to find each other. That is why this time I'm thinking we go back to the site of the first drinks - The George pub near Liverpool Street station - informal, easy to find, good transport, good prices.

The date to keep in your diaries is Thursday 17th October - 7:30pm. If there is strong objection to this location and time then we can reconsider but I think this place and time should work for most people.

How To Make a Proper Margarita

Andy note: "Blast from the past - Best of Eddie" - This one is originally from June 2010 . If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message.

I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's the best they're going to feel all day. ~Frank Sinatra

Summer is upon us, and on those rare occasions that you find yourself with time off while the sun is still shining, few drinks put you in a better mood than the storied margarita. Like everything else in life, however, there is a right and a wrong way to "do" a margarita. Consider this a public service post to educate the younger and less experienced drinkers in our fair forum. It was inspired by a pretty hilarious drunken conversation I had with Patrick last night.

The first step in making a proper margarita is to take a quick trip to the bathroom. Casually drop trou and see if you notice a pair of testicles down there. Got 'em? Congratulations! You'll be taking your margarita on the rocks. Nothing looks quite as ridiculous as a grown man sipping a frothy blender drink. Save yourself the embarrassment. The only thing worse is a guy drinking some neon Cosmo, Appletini, Lemon Drop nonsense.

London WSO Drinks

It has been a while since we Brits got together for a few pints and now that "that exam" is over, it is high time we enjoyed the wonderful London summer!

So far we have had 2 events, both with a decent-ish turnout. The evenings usually started off a bit slow with nobody really knowing who anyone else was, but once a couple of rounds were in it was like everyone was old friends! Both times there has been a group of people who have ended up staying far too late and drinking far too much, which is kind of the point....

I'm looking to make this into a bit more of a regular thing (every other month or so) and hopefully expand the turnout.

What Does Your Drink Say About You? Part II

mod note (Andy) see part one here

The breeze is brisk, the Starbucks cups are red, and the sidewalks of New York City are crowded body-to-body with packs of overweight tourists and kids on leashes. With football season in full swing and the winter doldrums looming large, summer days spent slamming beers at The Standard beer garden are but a distant memory. The holiday season is upon us, and while investment banking analysts across Wall Street are girding for a fiscal cliff-induced Christmas deal staffing special, a hint of holiday cheer hangs around the bullpen. That’s because around this time of year, junior investment bankers celebrate a Wall Street tradition as hallowed as the almighty 100-page Strategic Alternatives pitch. Monkeys rejoice – it’s Holiday Party season.

What Does Your Drink Say About You?

It’s midsummer in the city and the vaunted investment banking group outings are upon us. It’s time to loosen the cravat and enjoy the smell of steamy, urine-coated Manhattan concrete while kicking back a few with your fellow indentured servants. Whether you’re lucky enough to be invited to the group head’s Hamptons retreat or you’re slumming it at a roped-off section of the Ace Hotel Lobby Bar, one thing’s for sure: you’re getting after it at the summer party. But what does your libation say about you? See if these quintessential banker quaffs fit the personalities of people you may know:

Impromptu Happy Hour Tonight

Not sure where or when exactly but uh yeah chunk of people going. and will most likely roll into trivia night @ professor thoms @ 9 later on...

lemme know on the board if youd be interested in coming

Dirk wins it for Dallas tonight?

I have a feeling Dirk is going to KILL it tonight!! The last jumper he missed is usually automatic. I got Dallas taking it tonight.

Its funny to see how all the commentators were on Lebrons piece about how he's the best player on the team and now you see Wade running the show as of late....

Either way, I'm pulling for Big-D with J-Kidd and Dirk getting their first title..

NYC Happy Hour - June 7

any one down for drinks?