I guess the most important thing that I learned from my last post is that you guys really, really like Captain Morgan Rum.
I don't get it... I've been drinking for at least 21 years and I still don't understand Rum... When I lived in Washington DC I was drunk for almost 4 years and I drank everything from Dewar's Scotch to Carlo Rossi, but rum never did anything for me. Maybe Rum is a Rock-n-Roller drink. I've noticed that people who are big concert goers, and really like music like Rum. I'm listening to Fergie right now and I don't think Rum drinkers really like Fergie. I can tell you one thing though, the smell of Rum does not linger on my skin.
When I first moved to the Nation's Capital a lot of the time I would be so strapped for cash that on football Sundays all I had enough money for was to ride on the Metro, and buy a 4.99 jug of wine, but don't feel sad for me. I made it work. ;)
After about a year I got a job painting houses and I could finally afford to drink the good stuff every night of the week. This is what I learned:
Vodka is number 1: I can drink it when I'm happy, sad, or angry. It's my booze of choice. I usually stick with Smirnoff. Some Vodka snobs treat Smirnoff like it's rail vodka, but it's not. It's middle of the road and it's okay. I usually don't dip below Smirnoff, and very rarely do I get sick from drinking Smirnoff. When I'm drinking with hi-brow people maybe I'll drink Kettle One, or Sky. I guess I like Belvedere the best out of the boorish snob Vodkas.
Beer is number 2: I don't know if anything beats a three beer Budweiser buzz. Obviously I could talk about drugs in this spot (sports radio lingo) but children read this blog. A good beer buzz after doing physical work all day really hits the spot. The same could be said about a 3 beer buzz on an empty stomach. Also, there's something to be said about the aspects of the physical buzz. You can't really get that from drugs and every once in a while it's nice to love everybody. Acid and pot can be so heady!
Number 3 is Whiskey: Whiskey and Scotch are for when you're having an intimate time with close friends, or your sick. Probably it's not a good idea to sleep with someone while you're sobering up form scotch or whiskey. Please note: If you've had too much to drink don't panic if you throw up. Barf, breathe, and continue where you left off. I only recommend this advise for seasoned veterans like me myself and my liver.
An Irish Coffee works wonders for a cold. I should know, that's what I used to drink at the local bar when I was feeling under the weather.
Wine: I haven't practiced enough to really talk wine, but I enjoy a good red wine and I loved the movie Sideways.
Another good thing about wine is that you can pretend you're not a drunkard when you drink it. I drank a lot of wine tonight, but I think it's okay because I've been working really hard lately and I deserve it. I don't have a drinking problem and it's not inappropriate for a 37 year old man to have the same kind of lust and zeal for liquor that a 17 year old kid has. Plus, you're learning what took me 21 fucking years and way too much cash to learn. If I ever stop drinking I'm going to miss it like a child misses it's blanket (Inspired sentence by Fergie, "Big Girls Don't Cry").
Tequila: Crazy. Fun. Crazy.
Please explain what I'm missing with Rum.