Alpha Whiskey

Alpha Whiskey
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
October 11
Born & bred Kentucky girl who loves bourbon, yoga and making messes in the kitchen. I'm a pretty good picture-taker (or a PGPT), I don't eat meat and vintage stuff makes me happy.


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APRIL 23, 2012 2:44PM

Breaking Bread

This girl made bread.  From scratch.  (On a Saturday night. Yeah I know, RAISE THE ROOF.)

This isn’t completely unheard of since I love to cook. (Last fall, I baked approximately twelve loaves of pumpkin and banana bread, so this ain’t the first pan I’ve greased.)  B… Read full post »

APRIL 12, 2012 10:49AM


I find it easy to write when I’ve had a bad day.  My ego is suddenly that kid who’s dying to be called on.  Ooh ooh, teacher! I know the answer! it seems to say.

So I didn’t fall a part during my career counseling appointment with BobRead full post »

“Reconnect with the things you love,” says Bob, my newly appointed career counselor.

I feel my heart swell, but I do not cry.  This is our first session, but it’s nice, for once, in my long history of counseling and therapy, to not let myself fall apart. What’s really fan… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 2:20PM

My Mixed Tape Romance



So, I found an old cassette tape buried in a box of CDs a few nights ago. I pulled it out with a mixture of curiosity and astonishment—how the hell had it survived over 20 years worth of wear and tear from long-term storage and countless moves?Read full post »

AUGUST 27, 2010 4:53PM

My First Year As A Veg-Head

I read an excerpt in Skinny Bitch about a factory farm employee who sliced off the tip of a pig's snout—“like a piece of bologna”—and threw salt in its face, just to watch it squeal.

That was the moment I decided to become a vegetarian. I mean sure, theRead full post »

JUNE 11, 2010 2:09PM

How To Start Smoking

A friend asked me via email yesterday why I started smoking again.  This post was my reply—with just a little more polish.

I started smoking again, for like the fourth time in my life, back in November. I didn't tell a soul, not even my boyfriend, who I lived with.

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MAY 18, 2010 11:55AM

Tuned In: The National

This morning I just couldn’t get out of my car. “Bloodbuzz Ohio” was working on my head and it seemed rude to interrupt the song. So I sat and watched the remaining parking spots  fill up.

People popped out of their cars like jacks-in-the-box, casually throwing an arm over the… Read full post »

APRIL 22, 2010 4:41PM

Joie de vivre

If someone were to ask me how long it takes to feel adjusted in a new place, I'd say thirty days.  Of course, that depends on numerous personal circumstances, so maybe this answer only applies to me. But it seems like a nice round number. Anyway, rightRead full post »

MARCH 17, 2010 1:13PM

System is Unstable. OK or Cancel?

I never thought I would miss carpet. Itchy-ugly-just-begging-for-me-to-spill-a-glass-of red-wine-carpet.  What-the-HELL-is-that- another-pile-of-cat-barf-SCRUB SCRUB SCRUB-carpet.

Right. So I’ve always wanted hardwood floors. The quality stuff, the kind from another era that have some nic
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MARCH 12, 2010 11:02AM

Apartment Tales, Night #4

Drowning noise with more noise!

Someone has ignored the “No Laundry Past 9 p.m.” sign posted in the basement, and because the washer & dryer are directly below me, I can hear every rhythmic thunka thunka thunka of this person's after-hours wash.

But I’m new to this land/… Read full post »

So I found an apartment. And it’s gorgeous. I sign the papers on Friday.

I’ve begun to dismantle our spare bedroom, which mainly houses items leftover from my move over 16 months ago that I just couldn’t find the right spot for. And leaning against the door jam, big glass… Read full post »

MARCH 1, 2010 8:28PM

Move Along

I’m going to start this post with an apology. I forgot that I created a feed on OS to my Tumblr page, which resulted in a glut of annoying posts that consisted mainly of retweets and one-liners that weren’t meant for this blog. Problem fixed, sorry about the weirdness.

I’ve… Read full post »


That is all.

Going back to bed now.

JANUARY 29, 2010 3:25PM


A few days ago at the gym, as I walked toward the bank of treadmills, I noticed a guy giving an elliptical machine the workout of its life. I mean he was going totally ape-shit crazy. Not only had he placed a large towel underneath the pedals to catch his sweat,… Read full post »

I’d be rolling my eyes a lot less if it actually came with a penis.  Introducing the Boyfriend Pillow. Read full post »

JANUARY 22, 2010 1:40PM

Shaken and stirred.

A co-worker entertained some travel writers last night at a local bourbon lounge.  Their server, a guy in his forties, greeted them and said he’d return with water for the table.  He then walked to the bar and suddenly hit the floor. He was dead.  EMS pumped his chest while every… Read full post »

It’s the simple pleasures in life. Read full post »

JANUARY 8, 2010 3:56PM

This is why I can't have nice things

Just wanted to let you know that the following was posted on my Tumblr page, where I am going to be posting from now on. Would love to see you over there!

This morning, in the midst of my hurried attempts to put myself together for work, I discovered

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I did a bad, bad thing.

I switched cat foods.

And if you have cats, you probably know that you are never, ever, ever supposed to switch cat foods. Ever.

This makes sense, given how the old switcheroo on anyone’s diet could be jarring to the system.

And I know… Read full post »

Never has a lifestyle choice come under such scrutiny than that of my decision to not eat meat.

Among the litany of questions:

“Where do you get your protein?” (By far the most common, and most irritating.)

“I don’t understand. How can you have gone your whole life eating meat… Read full post »

OCTOBER 27, 2009 12:47PM

Veggie Tales

First of all, before I get to the meat of this post, or maybe I should say meat-substitute, I’d like to say that this was originally an email to my best friend.  As I wrote, all casual –like, I thought, “hey I should blog this.”  This isn’t the first time that'Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 28, 2009 1:35PM

Generation Why

One of my favorite books is an 86-pager by Elizabeth Wurtzel called Radical Sanity: Common Advice for Uncommon Women. I discovered the book in grad school and devoured it in about two hours. The chapters are witty, brief and powerful, with titles like “Don’t Clear the Table at a Dinner PaRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 26, 2009 12:38PM

Rain, Tweets and Fun With Eggs

I hate being one of those people who complain about the weather, but I’m going to be one of those people who complain about the weather. Just for a sec.

It’s rained all week and I cannot seem to shake the damp stickiness that clings to my hair, skin and clothes. Why… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 12:21AM


I stepped into the darkened bathroom, the upper half of my right foot landing on the dampened bathroom rug, the other half on the cold—and wet—tile. Hoping I hadn’t stepped in an extra runny puddle of cat barf, or any other kind of feline bodily fluid for that matter, I stopped… Read full post »

JULY 10, 2009 11:35AM

Chicago, Bound

Even though we returned from lovely Chicago on Monday, mentally, I am just now returning to Louisville.

It was a grand five days for sure, albeit five days that absolutely flew by.  I stood at the copier yesterday and had a surreal moment: was I really here, in work wear, making copies? 

Insi… Read full post »