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THE BLEAK WORLD OF SOBRIETY
Category: Personal
Monday, February 18th, 2002 @ 09:45 pm
Posted By Brent
Oh Yes, You Will Be Mine...
I've been forced into a long haul of sobriety recently. Somewhat like Ian part of if is self inflicted, and unlike him, part of it isn't. Allow me to explain...

When I first started smoking, its was cool, I could have a cigarette when I was in the mood, or I could pass; no biggie. After about three years of ever increasing addiction, one day I tried to look back on the last day I could remember where I didn't smoke a cigarette and guess what, I couldn't. I couldn't even remember a day where I didn't smoke half a pack at the least. It was an extremely shocking experience. Unfortunately for me at the time, and presently, I enjoy smoking way too much for me to ever try to take a leisurely dent in my consumption.

Snap to the present. About three weeks ago, after a particularly harsh binge, I woke up for work on a Monday, drunk off my ass from the night before. I went through the motions of my job with head pounding and stomach churning, regretting all of my actions from the previous night. That day at work I tried to think back to the most recent day in which I had not imbibed the devil's brew. You know, hooch, booze, firewater, whatever your personal pet name for the spirits are. Once again I was floored with the revelation that I could not even glimpse a day in recent history that I had not sought out to alter my frame of consciousness. I know this is starting to sound like my intro speech to a 12-step program, but trust me, its a lot more shallow.

This revelation, combined with me being sick of going to work hung over, or worse yet still drunk, along side of the fact that I was in ship shape physically before I started drinking around the house, I have decided to lay off during the week, and target my mind altering chemical abuse on the weekend. I think it should all in all be a good venture.

Then comes another catalyst to my already shaky situation with alcohol: antibiotics. I got strep last week and ended up having to take antibiotics to get it under control. The good lord saw fit to stretch this arrangement over the weekend, thus effectively voiding my self allotted poisoning during my free time. Not done yet. Then Peter calls and asks me to go fishing on Saturday. Have you ever gone fishing without drinking? I think I may be the only soul on the planet that has had to endure such hardship; its almost an impossibility.

So, here I am. Monday. A whole week ahead of me before I can allow myself to do what unfortunately comes naturally now: drink heavily. Its going to be hard, but god knows, with the help of my friends, I'm going to bring myself to the brink of death this weekend, clinging to walls and wallowing in my own sick. It should be fun.

PS: after loading that picture up, along with a brief conversation at work today, I realized that I've never had a martini. So, I think I'm going to break my designer drink hymen this weekend and pick up a bottle of gin and vermouth (if that's even what goes in the bastards, I guess I'll look it up) and have a go at it with martini in hand. Cheerio mates.



Comments

NAME: GirlyGirl
WEBSITE: http://glitch13.com
Sunday, February 24th, 2002 @ 04:08 pm
It was a smash...only one martini glass lost it's life. Spent the day yesterday recovering.


NAME: suz
Sunday, February 24th, 2002 @ 01:48 pm
Hope your martini party was a smash. I had my first alcoholic drink in a month last night. 1 glass of wine and I was feelin pretty good.It's nice to be a light weight again after 5 years.


NAME: Feasty
Friday, February 22nd, 2002 @ 08:25 am
Unban my IP you shit head Nazi


NAME: ian
Friday, February 22nd, 2002 @ 12:03 am
that was pure love, beaner


NAME: redbean
Thursday, February 21st, 2002 @ 08:26 pm
why must ian hurt me so badly?


NAME: glitch13
Thursday, February 21st, 2002 @ 07:46 pm
"Shut the fuck up Donnie"

-The Big Lebowski


NAME: -Resistance Fighter-
Thursday, February 21st, 2002 @ 05:46 pm



“Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime . . . .” — Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, dissenting Ginzberg v. United States, 383 U.S. 463 (1966)


NAME: glitch13
Thursday, February 21st, 2002 @ 02:48 pm
I just found the recipe for a cosmopolitan. Holy fuck.

Here it is: Put a Vodka and Cranberry in a martini glass.

Viola.


NAME: ian
Thursday, February 21st, 2002 @ 10:11 am
redbean said "beer martini".


NAME: glitch13
Thursday, February 21st, 2002 @ 09:29 am
I tried that by creating a message board pack when the site was in asp. Nobody ever posted on it, and kept posting their crap in the comments.


NAME: foo
Thursday, February 21st, 2002 @ 09:22 am
Hey Glitch,

I think you should add a section at the left that allows arbitrary posts made by anyone (use a cookie to limit to a certain number per day). That way everyone would have a "random forum" for BSing and putting up cool links etc. This would cause more traffic and people would be much more likely to participate, PLUS no one would have a reason to post arbitrary stuff in response to an update. Everyone wins.



NAME: Feasty
Thursday, February 21st, 2002 @ 07:21 am
Fucking Nazi

Fuck this moderated shit...


peace ya'll


NAME: glitch13
Thursday, February 21st, 2002 @ 12:26 am
why are my comments being deleted?

If you ever even read the posts instead of just posting some random funny shit you ran across, you'd know. I've stated in numerous posts that I'd rather people not post random shit in the comments.


NAME: redbean
Wednesday, February 20th, 2002 @ 11:47 pm
i want a beer martini friday. that's beer with a hint of foam.


NAME: Feasty
Wednesday, February 20th, 2002 @ 11:37 pm
why are my comments being deleted?


NAME: GirlyGirl
WEBSITE: http://glitch13.com
Wednesday, February 20th, 2002 @ 11:26 pm
I just couldn't stop at 4 with Glitch's debit card burning a hole in my pocket.


NAME: glitch13
Wednesday, February 20th, 2002 @ 11:13 pm
Well, jesus, I guess I better fucking love martinis. While I was at work today, Brenda went out and bought a shaker and EIGHT fucking martini glasses so I guess there's a "martini party" happening here friday. I'll probably just be getting gin and vermouth, so If you want any other mixers, byob.

Lets just hope I dig it and these don't become ornaments around the house.

BTW, they're the same ones I linked to the other day in these comments.


NAME: suz
Wednesday, February 20th, 2002 @ 10:55 pm
Good Lord........you guys should really get out of the big sleazy more often


NAME: glitch13
Wednesday, February 20th, 2002 @ 06:55 pm
If you think this is bad, just take a look at this post with 32 comments about the evils of Coca-Cola.


NAME: suz
Wednesday, February 20th, 2002 @ 10:21 am
This has to be the longest conversation about the Martini drink I've ever heard.


NAME: jason
Wednesday, February 20th, 2002 @ 01:40 am
drinking martinis is an entirely different mindset of drinking. from sober to fucking blitzed in about 1/4 the time of "normal" drinking. save time & money!


NAME: glitch13
Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 @ 08:28 pm
12 for the shaker, 2 a pop for the glasses (x4) comes out to under 30 bucks. For that price even If I don't like em, its still pretty cool shit to have around.

And speaking of upcoming birthdays, you picked a hell of a time to stop drinking, mr soon-to-be-another-year-older.


NAME: ian
Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 @ 07:40 pm
that is some mighty fly gear for your martini making pleasure. but if i may weigh in with a little advice.


before you chunk down all sorts of money on all this stuff, you might want to give one night to just making do with what you've got. my experiments in martini land left me with a bottle of vermouth that i couldn't GIVE away. the vodka, well that shit mixes well enough with most things. if i had gotten a shaker, i'd have been left with something neat to put pens in. and the glasses would have become neato ash trays i guess.


besides, you've got yo'self a birthday coming up.


NAME: redbean
Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 @ 06:06 pm
just move to rubbing alcohol.


NAME: glitch13
Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 @ 04:37 pm
Ya, the 'cosmopolitan' is the most popular on a couple of sites I've been too. Of course, its only because its the drink of choice on Sex and The City, so its only natural that shallow women and gay men everywhere would raise up in unity to embrace it as the 'happening' drink of the new millenium.


NAME: McGurk
WEBSITE: http://www.goatse.cx
Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 @ 04:13 pm
according to this poll, the 'cosmopolitan' is the most popular variety, with the 'mexican martini' running a respectable second.. sadly, the 'EL PRESIDENTE' has no votes as of yet.

http://www.freecenter.com/yourpolls/vote.cgi?num=759


NAME: XenuSux
Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 @ 03:39 pm
suz - damn, i love the chocolate martini myself. ur definitely a girl after my own heart.


NAME: XenuSux
Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 @ 03:38 pm
glitch13 - if u don't like the traditional martini...there are a million other variations that you can try...seeing that you'll already have the equipment. Try http://www.crazydrinks.com/drink_archives.shtml for some ideas.


NAME: XenuSux
Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 @ 03:37 pm
suz - me too...i know the feeling.


NAME: glitch13
Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 @ 02:56 pm
I found some affordable goodies:

a semi cool Shaker and some cool translucent blue martini glasses.


NAME: suz
Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 @ 01:38 pm
Try the chocolate martini...yummy


NAME: jason
Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 @ 11:52 am
martinis are great. when you start drinking them you KNOW you aren't fucking around. you are a certified alcoholic, embrace it.


NAME: ian
Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 @ 10:59 am
damn. that's two posts practically in a row. yeah, this is starting to sound like twelve-step heaven.


NAME: foo
Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 @ 10:47 am
You might want to find a martini recipe that's light on the olive brine...the martini's I've had were too olive-y for my taste. I'll ask Jennifer Gomez for a good martini recipe...she's a pretty good bartender.


NAME: glitch13
Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 @ 10:22 am
I'm afraid that I'll need all the fixins to truly decide whether or not I dig the martini scene. The problem is, if I don't like them, what am I going to do with martini glasses and a shaker and such that I will have to buy to get the full experience?


NAME: foo
Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 @ 09:45 am
I think I am falling in love with suz


NAME: suz
Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 @ 08:29 am
Oh, one more thing.....I would like to give thanx to Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.......HUBBA HUBBA HUBBA. Sometimes I really do think I'm a cool guy trapped in a chicks body.


NAME: suz
Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 @ 08:22 am
PLEASE have a Jose' shot for me....I miss him dearly!


NAME: matt
Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 @ 02:50 am
I'll be leaving work around 1:00am Saturday (Friday night) and I will make it to the store for you're martini mix.
Party on Brent.
m-up-and-off-out!
PS: What the hell's up with you Scott, Brent can drink again how's about welcoming him with a drink?


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