Even goats may have starlight in their eyes.

My name is Toby Darling.  I’m an adventurer.  Not in the true definition of the word, but through a self-made definition.  To me an adventurer is one that does things in hope.  Anything I do is an adventure, because I know not what it leads to.  A trip to the store could change my life.  I could find a winning lottery ticket, I could get shot, I could save someones life, or I could just get the gallon of milk I set out for.  Anything could happen; everything is possible.  Because at every moment, everything is happening.

I’m a bartender by trade and a beverage nerd by profession/hobby.  If you need a drink.  I’m your man.  Tea, coffee, soda, spirits, beer, wine.  I’m here for you. is the place to learn more about my imbibing journey.

The Doctor.  Friends.  Strangers.  You.  Toby.  Matt Damon.

That’s the order.   And I’m damn satisfied with that.  I’ll do whatever I can to help out someone else, even if it means taking damage myself.  (Except if it’s Matt Damon.  I might push him out of the way, but no way in hell will I deliberately take a bullet.)

Occasionally you may hear me freestyle a/one lyric.  More often than not you’ll hear me rap on a prerecorded MP3 file that has been poorly distributed amongst my four fans.  I’m still learning, trying to find my way, my style, my flavor (if you will).  I’m almost always indefinitely working on an album…. never finishing it.

I consider myself a human.  For obvious reasons.  I may claim to be a table, but that’s just witty humor.   I’m just another person on this earth, and I will be buried in the ground when it’s my time.  So I want to live this life to the fullest.  I want to travel the world, I want to see everything I possibly can before I kick that rusty bucket.  I want to meet everyone I can, because I am just another human, and I want to connect with my fellow brothers and sisters of this world.  I want to meet the other humans.

My goal in life is to be happy.  Alcohol, friends, lovers, family, traveling, and adventure is my key to happiness.  I want to walk the Camino de Compestella de Santiago.  I want to have a cliche picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower.  I want to spend a month in the wine country of Chile.  I want to go to Oktoberfest in Munich.  I want to hang out with you and watch Netflix on your shitty futon.  I want to have a drink with you in a random bar in Norway.  I want to be on a boat in the Mediterranean drinking Greek spirits.  I want to drive from New York to San Francisco without any maps or reservations.  I want to kayak in the Bahamas.   And I want to do it all.

The world is as accessible as you let it be.


Writing about oneself is hard.  I can never truly express what I really mean.  I want you to ask me something.  I want you to read my posts.  I want you to be apart of the adventure.

My name is Toby Darling.  And that’s who I am — for now.

3 thoughts on “Introductions

  1. Hail to the adenturous! Life is an adventure, to those with the courage to explore. This has been my credo for more years than seems possible. You are right, Dear Toby, everything is an adventure….everything IS happening around us. Perhaps one day our paths will cross and we can share a story or two about where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re headed. Namaste.

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