Thursday, December 25, 2008
Anti-Christmas 2008. Perfect combination of booze, friends, food, relaxation, gambling, and all things decadent. No needless stress from family. No presents, no pressure. Jay and I began the day with egg casserole and screwdrivers at 7 am while listening to the Charlie Brown Christmas Carol. After this we went to the spa at the Ritz-Carlton because it was local's discount day. After spending four incredible hours, we went home and picked up the lamb that was roasting in my oven for 6 hours, and went to the Erin Rose. There was deep fried turkey, gumbo with crabs and alligator, sweet potato pie, king cakes and all the ham you could imagine. We spent the whole afternoon drinking round after round. After about six hours of this, we heard the casino calling our name. Off we go. Blackjack, roulette, what have you. And we won. Wonderful burger at the Windsor Court Hotel followed (one of the best burgers in the city, second to Snug Harbor). We rounded off the night with shots at the Rose and went home to watch Goodfellas. What a wonderful Anti-Christmas it was.
This is the 2nd great non Christmas. No Stress, no Travel, no distant family I couldn't give a shit about. I suggest you try it sometime. We all feel the pull of obligation to satisfy everyone else's wants and spend very little time pleasing ourselves... and what is daydrinking about if not pleasing ourselves. End this needless compulsion to please others at your expense. No one wins. Enjoy your time, we did today.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Sorry it's been so long since I last wrote. It's been an incredibly busy time. I was looking through pictures for this post and I realized that life has been on hold for me for some time while I earned enough money to continue having fun. Now the year is coming to an end and it's time to relax, reflect, and plan for a bigger and better DayDrinker future.
What have we accomplished this year? As a society, we have grown in number and in quality. We have traveled the country spreading the word and we have met great new people. Just last night I got to meet some new members from San Fransisco. They are excited to spread the word and write about their escapades.
If you have not yet had a chance please check out the video Ariana and Nick posted about their time off traveling the Pacific north west. It has inspired me to start putting together a video of my own.
Earlier this year Daydrinkers from all over got together for a few Tom Waits show. It was great fun and I hope to do something like it soon again.
In New Orleans we celebrated Frank Sinatra's birthday. We took over a small bar and paid or respects to the chairman. We will post pictures of that in the next few days.
Earlier this year I had the chance to visit Southern California and meet some of the best DayDrinkers ever in Orange County. They welcomed us with free drinks and indoor wiffle ball. I can't wait to get back and see them again.
New York is doing great things. From Drunken' slip and slide to inventing the "Milhouse" (Makers Mark, unsweetened tea, and lemon), and all the late nights and early mornings in the city.
Soon we will meet with DDS Hawaii. We will spread the word to the Polynesians! We are in talks to have a small DDS festival in the French Quarter. We are planning a Mardi Gras Parade, and a DDS trip to Portland where there are great members who we need to get to know.
We will continue to meet new friends, do stupid things, and report them here. Good luck in the new year and please continue to email and post your fun here.