7.09.2007

Just Drink

Sometimes when you're feeling a bit melancholy, or even a bit jolly, that's the best thing to do. Just drink. That was always the plan back in college when I was a lush. (Alcoholics go to meetings and I'm no quitter). I had a drinking partner. We don't talk anymore, haven't in 2 and a half years... and for no reason, but she was my closest friend in college after Stace left.

Here was the plan. If we had a bad day, one of us would walk in and say, "I had a bad day, I need a drink." If it was a good day, one of us would walk in and say, "I had a good day, I need a drink!" Oh my. It was such fun. I had a ball in college. I wouldn't trade those years for millions of dollars. I really wouldn't. I wouldn't know Stace or Ash or Wynel or Sha Boogie and on and on I could go. So many of the best people I know I met at Hampton.

Today was a good day. Then I came home and watched the rest of "Spanglish." I'd never seen it before and it is FANTASTIC. But it really makes you think. Hence the need for the drink. Life goes and goes and goes and sometimes you just need to stop...

and just drink.

23 comments:

Stacie von Kutieboots said...

oh my luscious friend... how i wish i could've joined you in the alcholic activities that ensued. maybe i wouldn't be such a lightweight now!

shani-o said...

Today was a bad day. I desperately need a drink. I called up a friend today to alert her of that fact... and so we will be getting margaritas and mexican food tonight.

Also, Spanglish is brilliant.

DP said...

I had a bad day...i need a drink...but...


I dont drink...i think ill go serve someone else drinks.

Organized Noise said...

My boys and I weren't the partying type so our Friday nights were spent in TGIFriday's getting drunk on Ultimate's (the mudslide was my drink of choice). Afterwards, we'd go bowling or shoot pool. Moments like that make me miss college.

Vdizzle said...

My fellow lush, I couldn't have said it better.

I won't drink this week because the entire weekend will be filled with birthday parties and it's gonna be gallons of alcoholic beverages consumed.

That's the next blog, so don't fuss at me. Lol.

La said...

DRANK!!!! Lol

I'm in desperate need of not being sober.

Leela said...

yea for drinking!

America, fuck yeah!!!!

jameil1922 said...

LMAO!! you guys are too funny. shani!! must thou temptest me?!?! you know i LUUUURVE mexican!

noisy... oh we were party animals!! tear the club up!!

v... i need some crazy parties, too. lol.

la and leela, ya'll are insane!! too funny!!

1969 said...

Raising my glass to this post!

Sha Boogie said...

Gosh! Why don't you live closer? You would soooo be my drinking patna'!..lol..

I am in one of those moods and I need a damn drink - is that bad that its only 10 am and I seriously need one? Ah, who cares, pass the rum!

The Very Reverend Ace Clemmons, Jr. said...

what happens when your job almost requires drinking all the time?

or at least- everyone around you is drinking?

it can be a problem.

I think i should switch up and say "hey i need a Wheatgrass".

queen-to-be said...

love spanglish . . .but Just Drink is not in my Kanye workout plan. . . not that I expect a sixe 2 to understand:)

Southern Girl said...

I needed a drink with you girl, bc after this weekend, my mind is elsewhere...and Spanglish is so under-rated. I love that movie!

Miz JJ said...

I liked Spanglish too, but I was kind of annoyed by the ending. Her daughter is going to have to go out into the world and I am not sure her mom sheltering her was for the best. Trying to make her into a mini version of herself when her daughter was clearly bright and could have really benefited from that type of school vs a private school. Ahh...it is just a movie. Clearly, I need a drink.

yet another black guy said...

time to get the martini's poppin'

So...Wise...Sista said...

You watchin me??

the joy said...

i need a drink too man... i got a bottle of cuervo around here somewhere...

my mom today was shocked that ive "had a drink." this after my birthday party where we had vodka punch and after seeing pix of me and kesi at a restaurant with drinks right in front of us... denial.

Madam said...

Pass me a shot then cause i've been having great days also!!!

X Factor said...

Shiiiiiiit. CVS has me needing a drink AND a Valium. Oh wait, that's the white woman's suicide cocktail and I'm not white anymore, so... never mind!

CNEL said...

You'll love this.

The boss tried to ride me for enjoying my birthday. She told the "crush" who turned 21 today not to get drunk.

She says "Nelly said he didn't drink but he ended up sleeping on Nuge's bathroom floor."

I said, "Well atleast I had a pillow and a blanket. I still have my dignity."

I didn't do anything crazy to myself or anyone else. So the way I see it I'm straight!

jameil1922 said...

sha... time means nothing!! let's go! :)

ace... lol. yeah... i need you to get you a protein shake or somethin. hilarious.

queen... I'M STICKING MY TONGUE OUT AT YOU!! i'm only a 2 in skirts. which has made pants shopping even harder than it was. i would be smaller if i would just eat right!!

southern... find me!

jj... i know. and i was thinking don't people who emigrate/immigrate ordinarily push their children like that???? to do better than me? that was def. perplexing but i liked that the plot wasn't overadvanced.

y.a.b... pop em!

wise... who's that peepin in my window... DON'T SHOOT!!! IT'S JUST ME WISE!!

joy... my parents have thrown all shock out the window long ago and now just join the party.

madam... drink up!

x... WHAT!?!?! you're not white ANYMORE????? hilarious.

cnel!! sleeping on the floor w/a pillow and blanket next to the toilet is not dignity crazy!!! LMAO!!! oh my. THAT is comedy!!!

CNEL said...

Would I have been more dignified to sleep in the tub?!

jameil1922 said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! HILARIOUS!!! maybe! the toilet!!?? that's just... drunken behavior. the worst tho is that i had a friend who was sleeping next to the toilet IN A DORM!!! we were BEGGING her to get off the floor.... then we started posing with her takin pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh the hilarity.