Blame It On Bama And Roll Tide!
Well, I didn’t plan on having a Dry January anyway.
My version of Dry January ended before Noon on Jan. 1. I had my first beer of the New Year – and of the new decade – at 11 a.m.
Yes, after partying on New Year’s Eve.
Now if you think I have a drinking problem, you’re wrong. What I have is a University of Alabama sports problem.
You see, the Crimson Tide played a bowl game on New Year’s Day. It was the Citrus Bowl in Orlando and out here on the West Coast, the game started at 10 a.m. Now that was too early for even this die-hard fan to crack open a beer but after watching the first quarter at home, I trudged over to “Tuscaloosa West” – the San Diego Gaslamp alumni bar Bootlegger’s – and sat down at the bar where I ordered a beer.
For prosperity’s sake, I looked at my watch (okay the time on my iPhone because I don’t wear a watch) after I took my first drink. It showed 11:01 a.m.
I just shrugged my shoulders and said something to the effect of “well, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere.” Later, I switched to mimosas when my friend arrived.
Frankly, I wasn’t much for having a Dry January anyway. Personally, I feel if you need to take time off from drinking then maybe you shouldn’t drink in the first place. I know one person who did a Dry January and the day his self-imposed deadline expired he went booze bonkers. He pretty much stayed drunk the rest of the year.
Now, as I write this, it’s a Wednesday and I haven’t had a drink since Sunday. I would keep that going through the work week but there’s an Alabama basketball game coming on shortly.