Ya know... I haven’t had a drink in over a month now. Not even a glass of beer. Jeez... I used to drink like a fish and always be pished as a rat. Some nights, I’d go until my head hit the table. Between the assholes at work and my family... getting quietly bombed and watching the off-gridders, the tiny housers, and the van dwellers on the computer just soothed my soul. My liquor cabinet is full of booze I haven’t touched.
If I were in that pic... I’d be the guy in the background quietly grooming the horse out.
I've been at that same place for quite a while now. I think that I used to spend more time at the club than I did at home. I was also big into home brewing. Made so much beer that I got really tired of bottling and started doing kegs. When I retired seven years ago I was looking forward to being able to sit outside sucking down my swill every afternoon and just generally vegetating. Never happened. Seems that once I was away from the pressure of the lab I lost my taste for alcohol. I haven't even made one batch since I retired. The only time that I go to the club now is to shoot or manage the trap range on Thursdays. I've probably had less than a couple six packs total in the last seven years. I still make my famous blackberry and black raspberry wine, but that's always been to give as gifts......ReplyDelete
Oh jeez. Home brew! I loved it! I always had at least 3 batches on the go so that they could age. I would have liked to age it in bulk but never got past those big litre glass bottles with the stopper on the wire harness. I'd laugh at guys that argued the merits of Labatts vs Canadian vs Molsens... that stuff was so lifeless when you compare it to a well executed, properly aged home brew! It is my contention that pasteurizing beer just kills it...Delete
Cold aging and storage at 40F. That's the only way to go......Delete
I notice that the drinkers are all young.ReplyDelete
They are indeed - and glamourous, and obviously fit and wealthy!Delete
It happened to me just once. I realized that the situation I was in was causing me to drink so as to get some relief. I moved, and the second I walked into my new home a huge burden left me - and I just stopped. No conscious effort involved; just quit.ReplyDelete