Gut Rumbles

November 08, 2003


The boys are asleep after a tumutious day. I am tired and ready for bed myself. My right arm is sore from throwing a football as far as I can to watch Quinton catch it. That boy is getting better every day and my passes seem to fall shorter every other weekend. He's hitting his prime and I am going downhill fast. Father Time is one mean sonofabitch.

Somebody gave me a bottle of gin for Christmas last year and that sucker has been in my liquor cabinet since then. I had a bad experience with gin when I was in high school and I remember the feeling that I was puking up pine bark from drinking that stuff back then. I never wanted any more gin since that ugly evening. Tonight, I had wine, vodka and beer to choose from, but I decided to open that bottle of gin.

I poured a drink with some club soda and lime. It tasted pretty damned good. I'm on #2 now and it STILL tastes pretty damned good. Gin is not bad, as long as you don't down an entire pint straight out of the bottle as I did once a long time ago and puke your guts out afterward. I might have been bulletproof in those days, but I damned sure wasn't drunk-proof or hangover-proof.

I see now that gin is meant for sipping, so that you can savor that pine-resin flavor instead of cursing God as you hurl your cookies into the bushes on the side of a dirt road while you hope that your asshole doesn't come out right through your mouth. Bejus! I wished for a quick death that night.

Tonight is much better than my first experience with gin.


I had that same experience with Southern Comfort, and since then I have never touched that crap again...

You are a brave man...

I will not emulate you anytime soon that's for damn sure!


Posted by: Blowback on November 8, 2003 09:51 PM

Ahhhhhhh the essence of ginberry...enjoy!

Posted by: Rumbear on November 8, 2003 09:58 PM

Ugh! Gin BAD. Very bad! I stole a bottle of that from Mom's liquor cabinet and we all drank it at a friend's house. We all got sick and his 14 year old sister PUKED and PUKED. Oy - it was not a good night. It go much worse when his MOM came home and totally busted us.

Posted by: Kate on November 8, 2003 09:59 PM

Gin was the one I got sick from by overdoing it when I was in high school! My best friend did the same with slow gin.

I can stand gin more than he, or eevn I, can stand slow gin to this day.

Posted by: Jay Solo on November 8, 2003 10:32 PM

Problem with gin is that you don't feel as drunk with it as with other booze. Unfortunately, it isn't until the gut wrenching level of drunk that you realized you're drunk.

Posted by: BigFire on November 8, 2003 11:44 PM

Anybody besides me ever heard of Tequila Rose?

Just curious...(about this and numerous other things...).

Posted by: Stevie on November 9, 2003 12:19 AM

I've heard of Tequila Rose. I drank it not thinking about how lactose intolerant I was. bleh

I cannot drink Jack Daniels to this day. Just looking at the bottle gives me flashbacks of drinking Jack straight from the bottle, with a straw until I found myself on my best friend's bathroom floor, thanking God that she's a clean freak.

Posted by: DeAnna on November 9, 2003 01:03 AM

I had the same experience with Southern Comfort. Never touched that foul stuff again. A friend who cares enough to take care of you in that condition, then tuck you into a guest bed to sleep the rest off is a great friend. Sure wish I hadn't lost track of Robin.

Posted by: Ms Anna on November 9, 2003 03:17 AM

I had the same experience, but with vodka. I STILL can't touch the stuff.

Posted by: Chablis on November 9, 2003 06:12 AM

Gin and tonics are our family drink. Every time my dad's side of the family gets together there are several empty gin bottles to show for it the next day. I love the stuff, personally.

Posted by: asm on November 9, 2003 03:22 PM

Acid, try this one.

Instead of club and lime, try gin with four drops of Angostura Bitters, and 7-Up.

You'll thank me for it. Best damn thirst-quencher ever devised.

Posted by: Kim du Toit on November 10, 2003 02:27 AM
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