The best thing about the INDEPENDENCE, I mean besides the fact I wrote from 51 pages to 55 pages of my first script in it last night while drinking a JOHHNY WALKER BLACK LABEL( they didn't have BLUE or RED) and The Johnny Walker, which they give a huge portion for such a small sum of $20.00 on the rocks, made everything surreal. Especially if you are drinking it for the first time. The second best is that they didn't have the Cubs game on. Hallelujah! The bar is a classic elegant wine bar style with couples chrome tables at the smokey glass windows and cool bars that make you feel Wall Street Important which is why I ordered the classic whiskey on the rocks...yum love it. The third reason is since I first went to Barneys Beanery where after 15 minutes on each level of the huge sports bar where all they had on the big screens Cubs games and receiving appropriately zero service. Um first upstairs where everybody that was a first timer and that is everybody upstairs, trust me I asked all the couples at the overlooking ledge of the upper stories bar, said that they had no idea how to be served. Nobody came to help out the 50 people hanging out upstairs staring around. When a couple brought up beers from below we all figured it out and everybody ran down the two sided staircases. Once at the alcohol bar the snotty hostesses asked, "where are you sitting?" "Upstairs I said, O that is why. We don't serve upstairs people you have to come to the bar and order yourself!" O okay and once at the busy bar? Any service to bring the food and drinks upstairs? Nope. Okay Barney I love you but... on to the Independence where the bartender a gorgeous classic lady immediately takes the orders and gives you smiling and professional service. Cool.
The only thing colelr about the Independence is a couple of things and one is that when I went back to my even cooler hostel in Santa Monica, the best ever, I immediately fell fast asleep. The whiskey put me out like a light and I didn't have to deal with my other roommates all of who complained about my phone vibrating all night long with messages every 33 seconds...literally. I guess they tried waking me up but failed! oops! And I loved my whiskey script that much that I registered it today at the, copyright office Wash. DC, ...my first ever. I am now a official Scriptwriter!
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