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Saturday, July 23, 2011

One Year Ago, I Was Drunk

I am posting this again from last July, because it has been almost exactly one year since I was on vacation and drinking my way up the West Coast. As it turns out, this week I have a friend in town so I took time off from work and will pretend I am on vacation too. But in memory of my alcoholication last year, let's remind ourselves of my love for all things cocktails.

From 7/21/10:

While gallivanting across the Pacific Northwest, I ventured into many dining establishments and was served by a variety of servers. Young or old, experienced or newbie, they all had one thing in common. Each and every one of them brought my ass a cocktail. It is not surprising that I drank my way through my vacation. What is surprising is that I carried a pen and paper with me so I could keep meticulous notes of all the alcohol that I ingested. On average it's about three cocktails a day so it's not like I have a fucking problem or anything. Some were better than others but all were divine. Below, you can witness the slow poisoning of my liver and I have listed where they each came from in case you want to sample them sometime. Some were made for me at the homes of friends but I am pretty sure if you turn up on Stephanie or Ron's door, they would be happy to make you a cocktail. Or at least give you the recipe.

  • #1- Pisco Punch at my hotel The Galleria Park in San Francisco. Never had Pisco before but fucking loved it.
  • #2- Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Twin Peaks bar in The Castro
  • #3- Pomegranate martini, 2223 restaurant
  • #4- Pomegranate martini, 2223 restaurant
  • #5- Margarita on the rocks with salt, Beach Chalet in Golden Gate Park
  • #6- Pomegranate martini at Stephanie's house
  • #7- Pomegranate martini at Stephanie's house
  • #8- Pomegranate martini at Stephanie's house
  • #9- some French beer at some French bistro. Bastille Day!
  • #10- Blueberry rum fizz at my hotel
  • #11- Kiwi cosmo, Catch restaurant
  • #12- Vodka gimlet, Badlands bar in The Castro
  • #13- Margarita on the rocks with salt, The Lodge in Sonoma, CA
  • #14- Russian River Valley Chardonnay, Della Santina's restaurant
  • #15- Wine tasting at Gundlach Bunschu winery
  • #16- Wine tasting, Bartholomew Park Winery
  • #17- margarita on the rocks with salt, Maya restaurant
  • #18- Pomegranate martini, Stephanie's house back in San Francisco
  • #19- Betel Juice (midori, rum and pineapple), Betelnut restaurant
  • #20- Betel Juice (midori, rum and pineapple), Betelnut restaurant
  • #21- Betel Juice (midori, rum and pineapple), Betelnut restaurant
  • #22- Vodka/cranberry on Amtrak train going to Portland, OR
  • #23- Frozen mango martini at Ron and Larry''s house
  • #24- Pink margarita on the rocks with salt, Dots Cafe
  • #25- Pink margarita on the rocks with salt, Dots Cafe
  • #26- Mirrorball (watermelon vodka, cranberry, prosecco), Saucebox restaurant
  • #27- Vodka gimlet, Ron Tom bar
  • #28- Blackberry cosmo, Doug Fir Bar
  • #29- Blood orange margarita on the rocks with salt, The Farm restaurant
  • #30- Portland pomegranate martini at Ron and Larry's house
  • #31- Portland pomegranate martini at Ron and Larry's house
  • #32- Miss Mona (frozen vodka, orange juice and pomegranate), at Ron and Larry's house
  • #33- Epic Peachy Bitchy Spritz (vodka, peach lemonade, seltzer), at Ron and Larry's house and thank you to Sarah for creating it.
  • #34- a beer at Ron and Larry's house before getting on the plane

And in case any of you were wondering, I do not go to Alcoholics Anonymous. Yet

46 comments:

jenzzjet said...

You hit some of my faves! Beach Chalet, Doug Fir, Saucebox and Dots! Hope you had a chance to sit in one of the fur lined nooks at the Doug Fir.

Joanne said...

I want to try the blood orange magarita!

KB said...

AA is overrated. Ron and Larry sound like fun. I live in Portland, too.

katmandu said...

u

bongwiz said...

r

cacks said...

a

jollytaint said...

dangerous

lulwzerd said...

fellow

cragosaur said...

w/

piddlypops said...

a

grahgor said...

fine

cripple said...

outllook

MJ said...

on

tarantulax said...

the

hardtack said...

future

timber said...

all

brigandine said...

hail

drimmer said...

the

derrone said...

SCRUNTKING!!!!

forker said...

you keep that. i made it for you

jenzzjet said...

u missed me, didnt u? !!

NotAnonymous said...

Actually it is now, and has been for a while, addicts anonymous. Since addiction in all forms is highly similar they turned it into a catch all.

gargle said...

average life expectancy for us male is 75.6 years

KB said...

44 is 58.2% of 75.6, 58% of 356 is 206 1/2, which is July 5th. Summer begins June 20th, ends September 23rd. You are in the summertime.

bigwig said...

the bitchy scruntlick, hail to queens ! and the 7 train !

your mom said...

ur a little man nothing to say

whagllie:::)) said...

the nfl lockout is becoming a more serious problem by the hour. w/out football why bother

WHAGGLIETAG ;;:))0 said...

Amy winehouse RIP we will miss how strongly you opposed rehab and hygiene. SCRUNTLORD!!

lickybalz said...

Amy winehouse, RIPn farts and shartn' darts

SCRunter said...

Martinis are like tits. Ones not enough and three is too many.

your dad said...

take careful note of my grundel scent

MOM+DAD said...

why don't you move home and go back to school. you can live w/ us for free, maybe get a law degree

#1 lonely single mom said...

I LOve THis BLog!!!! your the best and i hope everything is great and your an awesome writer, i dislike unimportant things most people would never notice, and hate people except for internet fans who only talk about how much they love me even though they never laid eyes on me

nutsax said...

you look like a chia pet

horseshit said...

horseshit

Adam Hawthorne said...

What the fuck is with these comments? Did this message board get passed around a bar? Or in the spirit of an alcohol-themed post did everyone just get trashed before commenting?

Oh, but pomegranites are a superfood, so I commend you for insuring proper intake of vital anti-oxidants... ...surely the sign of someone who is not an alcoholic.

And I'm going to invent a drink called a "Skrunt-tini". I'm inspired by it's recent over-use, so I'm getting all over that bandwagon. Then I'm going to fall off the wagon (AA joke, I'm so with it)... ...drunk, on Skruntinis.

meme said...

we all know your real name is bilbo baggins

fucko said...

you eat pieces of shit for breakfast

MOMSVAG said...

bring it bitch. I'll burn this sucker to the ground

DADSBALLZ said...

mom says hi !

BIGSISTER said...

you earned it, just some karma for you little fart sniffer

JIMjammer said...

I'm sure some of your dedicated fans (single moms w/ diabetes and bingo wings *arm flab, u can use that one too) are wondering why your getting so many rude comments. Just tell them the truth and it can all end sir. I don't like wasting my time doing this anymore than you like reading and responding to it like the huge pussy that u are.

MOMSLEFTBOOB said...

just do the right thing boy

DAD said...

Be a man and admit you were wrong son

chummer said...

You only have to respond and say, "I'm sorry Billy, I shunt have done it." you could even use those exact words. then it will be like i wasnt ever here !

Anonymous said...

Dude, don't EVER go to AA, if you think you have a problem try Moderation Management first. They have some nice meetings right there in Manhattan. Check the website.