Thursday, January 08, 2009

Booze Ban: Reinstated


Pete Greenwood: Wine & Rye (Heavenly, 2008)
So, I'm doing it again for reasons I can't quite figure out (though we could start with a mixture of puritanical self-regard and ludicrously misguided catholic guilt). I'm a week in, but the euphoria of last year's ban hasn't materialised, I think, probably, because I came back from Thailand feeling so good already. However, my productivity is going through the roof. This morning I had got dressed (in a smart shirt), made breakfast for everyone, tidied away after everyone, sorted out the washing and the tumble-dryer, tidied the front room (while listening to The Prodigy's excellent new album at a very high volume - sorry neighbours!), packed S off to Borough Market and changed some lightbulbs that had been dead for about a year. What a life I lead! Then I looked at the clock and it was 8:12. So, clearly, not drinking has its upsides. But, as you can see, it has a tendency to make you spectacularly boring. Already, one good friend has initmated that, all things considered, he'd actually prefer to wait until February so we can "get really drunk together", rather than enjoy my sparkling conversation (if not my sparkling water) while he gets legless. More fool him, eh? Ha ha! Hahahahahaha!!
*Manically Hoovers curtains for tenth time in attempt to mask the yawning futility of life sans grape*

5 comments:

Planet Mondo said...

I've cut it out Monday to Thursday, and am struggling to cap my stodge intake too. Being near Borough Market sounds dangerously close to temptation..all that luvverly Belgian beer

PS happy new year to all at LH

raw said...

I'm off the booze as well. So far so good but I'm finding it a little tough. my usual mess up of spending all my money over Christmas and new year has helped the ban as I've got no money to spend on booze!

Rob said...

PM: Happy new year to you too! I find that no booze equals no stodge. So it's a win/win for me...
Raw: That's one way of doing it!

dk said...

If last year's booze ban is any indication, the entertainment value alone will be worth it...

Paul McDonald said...

I too was on the wagon until last night when I attended the first party of 2009..if I remember correctly I tucked away 4 rum and cokes, 1 pint of stella, 5 pints of guinness and 3 shots of Jagermeister..OUCH!