December 31, 2016

"The first week, you’re overenergized... I’m having lucid dreams more often."

"The second week, his clothes fit better, but after that, it’s all uphill. By the fourth week, he said, 'I’m sick of whatever it is that used to be interesting about this.'"

Said John Ore, the man who invented "Drynuary."

He anticipates a difficult Drynuary this year, because the month includes Inauguration Day.

12 comments:

tim maguire said...

January is a big month for AA in much the same way it is a big month for gyms.

rehajm said...

Oh dear God, no.

Oso Negro said...

Imagine how well his clothes will fit and how smug he will feel if he quits drinking altogether! He seems the sort who could found a new temperance movement.

Clayton Hennesey said...

What a coincidence. Today I am celebrating Noanchovturday, which is a full Saturday without anchovies.

Perhaps we have finally discovered the true reason the Islamists want to kill us all.

Phil 3:14 said...

Professor,
Do you realize your frequent links to the NYT lead to frustration as we quickly exceed our "10 free articles"?

rich ruscio said...

Highly recommended: Use Chrome and it's incognito window to view NYT, WasPoo, and WSJ stories. WSJ may require yo to google the title, then use that link. Chill and Happy new Year.

Unknown said...

What Phil said. And I'm not subscribing ever.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

I quit drinking entirely twenty-one years ago. The biggest surprise to me has been how much I hate being around people who are drunk.

kentuckyliz said...

My annual New Year's Resolution: ever more perfect self-acceptance, just the way I am, warts and all.

southcentralpa said...

I don't know if this "Drynuary" or "Dry July" in Australia came first, but the Dry July website used to be a real hoot. There was a prominent disclaimer, to the effect of "If you are an alcoholic you should not stop drinking suddenly without medical help", along with a list of things that might indicate one is alcoholic. How Australian...

mikee said...

Every month is Drynuary for me, as I am a lightweight when it comes to drinking. Hence my enjoyment of a bottle of Laphroig, which my wife won't touch but which will last me an entire year of occasional drams.

Fabi said...

We call it the "Jan Plan".