Welp, it’s June. Which means I am once again attempting to go an entire month without having an alcoholic beverage. Sweet Baby Jesus, help me.
Many people ask why I would subject myself to such needless torture and self-abuse. The reasons are many, but here are my main three:
- My body needs a break. I’m not a young whippersnapper running wild in the streets of Miami-Dade County any more. I’m a grown ass man trying to make a living, and be taken seriously, as a writer. I can’t do the shit I used to do and still expect above average results. So, that means cutting out the alcohol, eating properly, and getting more rest.
- My bank account needs a break. I spent way too much fucking money on alcohol alone last month. If I’d invested just half of that money into my business, I’d be able to do some things I now must wait to do. Enough is fucking enough, man. I joke about being poor but the reality is, I’m a profligate spendthrift. I need to chill the fuck out, son.
- I’ll have more time. As mentioned earlier, by cutting out drinking, even for just a month, I’ll have more time to do things I need to do, namely write and cook. If I’m not putting in full eight hour shifts in someone’s bar, then I can spend those eight hours writing the sequel to Gueslist. (Ha! Fooled you. That ain’t happening. The sequel, I mean.) If I’m not out in the street, drunk and hungry, I won’t be tempted to spend an average of $20 per meal every day. I’ll be in my kitchen, making everything from steak and potatoes to PB&Js, and at a fraction of the cost.
“I drink because I don’t stand a chance and I know it. I couldn’t drive a truck like other men and I couldn’t get on the cops with my build. I got to sling beer and sing when I just want to sing. I drink because I got responsibilities I can’t handle.”
—Johnny Nolan, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Being an Olympic-level alcoholic, I become excited whenever I learn of an event that celebrates and extolls the virtues of the good ol’ vino. That’s why I’m overcome with joy that the New York Wine Expo will begin on February 27.
Autumn is such a wonderful time of year! The falling temperatures, the leaves changing color, the shift from summer to winter clothes. I can finally order hot cocoa and not be looked at like a frickin’ lunatic. I’m lovin’ it, like a cheesy McDonald’s ad campaign.
November has particularly gotten off to a good start. I’ve been working on new projects, got some things in the pipeline, and I’m finally gaining some semblance of stability. The past week has been an historic one, as you all should know. So for me, it’s been gratifying on both a large and small scale. Here’s what went down and what was cool this past week:
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May as well post my Yelp blurb about Moe’s here.
For those who don’t know, Moe’s is my favorite bar in BK. Awesome staff, great prices, cool clientele. Gotta thank Sheila G for putting me on. And yes, to my friends who receive those mid-day drunken texts … and sometimes those late night drunken texts … nine times out of ten, I’m sending them from Moe’s.
Before I even moved to BKNY, one of my good friends invited me to drinks at Moe’s. I so fell in love with the staff, the atmosphere, the drinks, that when I finally moved into the nabe, Moe’s became my watering hole of choice.
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Yeah, I need to blog more. Trust, that will happen soon. But in the meantime, what did I deem worthy to post about this week?
Thanks to everyone who keeps coming by to check me out. And I’m surprised that “Harley Quinn” has suddenly become a major source of interest. Did I miss something? Help me out, people! Don’t forget, I’m also on the Twitter now! Tee hee!
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Okay, so since I’m sitting here at the bar at Buffalo Wild Wings, I figured I may as well write something I can post since I haven’t posted in a few days.
Currently gulping my third Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat. I’m not really a fan of Buffalo Wild since they have no real “bar vibe” to speak of. Hell, they ain’t even much of a sports bar and the food sucks bootie. But they put me on to the CW, they even dump real cherries into the glass to sweeten the deal. Didja get it? Did you see what I did there?
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