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*