If you're like us, you're itching for Tiki Barge weather. If you're bartender Megan Morstein, it's already started. It's the Columbia, MD native's second season serving drinks on the Barge, and she could not be more excited. "[Tiki Barge] is the only place in Baltimore where it doesn't feel like you're in Baltimore anymore." Now living in nearby Federal Hill, Morstein is also a teacher, but started working at the Barge after spending an entire summer on the opposite side of the bar. When last summer was coming around, she contacted the owner, and management, and the rest, as they say, is history. Morstein, 24, stopped shaking cocktails and grading papers long enough to tell b about her disdain for false eyelashes and the crowd she gets at the Barge.
Worst pet peeve? I hate it when people constantly complain. Get over it...
What's on your iPod? Anything from classic rock, country, top 40. I tend to listen to music based on mood.
What song are you hating and/or loving right now? I am loving "Pickin' Wildflowers" by Keith Anderson.
Your worst habit? Probably buying things that I never wear. From shoes that hurt my feet, to shirts I swore looked good on me. It always seems like a good idea at the time.
Trend that has exceeded its natural lifespan? Fake eyelashes. Sorry, but you're not fooling anyone.
Favorite drink to make at the Tiki Barge? Probably an Orange Crush, which is also one of our most popular drinks.
Craziest thing you've seen while working? The craziest thing was probably the day of the really big ocean earthquake. A wave came up the harbor that rocked the Barge so much that people's shoes and belongings were falling into the harbor. I've never seen anything like it, and it caught everyone off guard as they scrambled to secure their belongings.
What kind of crowd do you normally see there? We get everyone from children to retirees. Everyone has a great time whether they are sunbathing by the pool or just admiring the views. I love the fact that it seems that everyone is just so happy when they're there, it makes my job much more enjoyable.
Favorite/least favorite band? My favorite band of all time would probably have to be Jethro Tull. My dad was a huge fan and every time I hear them it brings back memories. I don't know if you would consider them a band, but I would have to say the Pussycat Dolls is definitely my least favorite.
Last movie you liked/disliked? The last movie I saw was Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1, and I loved it!
Last video that made you snort with laughter? Pearl Jam's "Yellow Ledbetter" Misheard lyrics
Favorite book you recently read? My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler. It is hysterical.
Last great meal you had? It was probably at Meli in Fell's Point; not only was the surf and turf delicious, but they had live acoustic music, which created an amazing atmosphere.
Food you hate? Apple sauce.
Favorite place to get a drink in Baltimore? Besides Tiki Barge of course, I would probably say Cross Street Market. Nothing says Baltimore like the smell of seafood, a 32 oz. beer, and sitting around a barrel with your friends.
Favorite and most loathed fashion statements? I love anything bohemian looking. I hate jean skirts with leggings. That trend should have ended years ago.
Favorite quote/saying? My mom always used to say, "Everything happens for a reason." I have found in most cases it all works out in the end, even if it's not the way you planned it.
Favorite thing about Baltimore? The small town feeling, I have learned that 90% of the time, if you meet someone new, they know someone you know. Many people refer to it as Smalltimore for that very reason.