Friday, December 08, 2006

Temporary teetotaler?

It is tough to pull it off when you are in the vicinity of a bar called 'Whiskey Dicks'!. That too after a 5 hour drive through clogged roads. (a fast 5 hour journey on an empty road is less tiresome than a 5 hour journey inhibited by traffic, even if you're just a passenger..wonder why...anyways thats besides the point). I had gone to Lake Tahoe with Jai(my bro-in-law) a couple of weekends back. The journey, longer than expected...the destination, colder than expected...i was awfully underclothed in the bottoms dept. In any case we decided to go to a bar. I had recently decided be a teetotaler until April, to meet some agenda of mine. Primarily because i smoke whenever i drink and my resolve to not smoke may not hold water after a couple of rounds of water. So i thought i'll let Jai drink and i would have lemonade or some such inconsequential fluid, not fully beleiving it.

So we went to 'Whiskey dicks'. A small poster announced "Tip, you bastard!". Another more conspicuous one politely requested "Help our bartenders get ugly people laid". Now, if you enter a place like this, and you like the idea of drinking, the drinkers' rule book says you ought not to come out without a drink or two. So i readily agreed when Jai suggested Beer. There was this nerdy guy in the bar who had a Rubic's cube and solved it under a minute for you if you bought him a shot. He was rather good at it...and in the slight tipsy state i felt sorry for him...not sure why...maybe because i thought some one as smart as that should be able to buy his own drink, shouldn't he? But then, he pawns what he knows for a drink, just the way i pawn what i know for a monthly pay cheque. Now that the drink's effect has long worn off i am less sorry for him. Somewhere along the way we saw two women kissing. Thats a first. Jai went 'That was hot man!'. I continued to concentrate on the beer. For me, to be turned on, if i am not directly involved in the act, the act has to be 2-dimensional and i should be alone. I am a pile of contradictions in this department (i hope everyone is), so lets leave it at it. After the drink, we went to an Italian restaurant close by. As we entered, a mom-daughter pair was leaving with the daughter telling her mom "Mom, you're drunk...walk carefully...you shouldn't be drinking so much at 80". For some reason, that had a vague feel good factor.

Back in chennai and heading to Bangalore. Meeting a bunch of seasoned glass holders in bangalore tonight. When we enter a bar tonight, i'll tell myself that i'll drink a lemonade or some such inconsequential fluid...

Postscript: Over the weekend in Bangalore, my resolve to not drink drowned in Beer, Margarita, Vodka and Baang and went up in tobacco smoke (To my defence, 5 cigarettes only).

13 comments:

partly cloudy said...

the act has to be 2D??? that would be tough no?
lemonade tonight huh?? we'll see..

Anonymous said...

no comments!

Anonymous said...

// no comments!
thats an interesting comment :)
hence, i guess, "no comments" :)

kars

Anonymous said...

dei, swami has an awesome song for you regarding this topic.

otha, what has gotten into you da nara!

Anonymous said...

prev comment was by me...
kars

frissko said...

partly cloudy - by 2D, i meant stuff on screen...bout lemonade...well you did see right..but i hold you fully responsible for the cigarettes:)..

kars:"otha, what has gotten into you da nara!" - alcohol:)..
actually i drink quite moderately da and quite infrequently...just that i tend to document every session and that gives an impression of me being a water-body!...
and wat's swami's song?

Anonymous said...

ask chami, he is really good at singing it when he is "drunk." flying here any time soon?

Anonymous said...

either a drunken post or a post abt drinks hmm?

swami said...

naalai mudhal kudikka maataen sathiyamadu thangham

Trauma Queen said...

very interesting 'trip'
:)

frissko said...

swami - nalla paattu da...adutha dhadava naanum paadaraen...

totaltrauma - the crowd i meet in b'lore is such...promises to make every visit i make, a worthy 'trip':)..

chupkotha said...

haha nice blog..have a 'feel-good' factor in it

frissko said...

chupkotha - thanx:)...