Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Priorities

What do you do when a friend wants to go out for a drink, and you have nothing to eat in your house, but you've got to eat something, because you're going out for drinks??? Well, I eat a bag of popcorn and some mini chocolate chips.

I know I know... I should be working on my novel, but it's cosmos. At the Chase. I like the Chase. And cosmos. And alcohol is just writer-juice, right?

12 comments:

Pookie said...

I say go for the drinks but that just be my slight alcoholic tendancies talking.....

Kat said...

Letitia Baldridge says never to turn down an invitation.

The Bill's Special said...

Writers with serious drinking problems include, but not limited to: James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Bukowski, John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald. So these are all men, and I'm probably missing a ton. And Pink Shoe is not a drunkard. But, if anyone wants to continue this list, proceed.

Angela said...

Don't forget about Dorothy Parker and her entire Vicious Circle! They were the most fabulous set of alcoholics.

librarian pirate said...

I got myself some Bacardi Watermelon for just that reason. I figured I might need inspiration tonight.

Elizabeth said...

I could add to the list of drunk writers, but seeing as how it already includes F. Scott Fitzgerald, I see no need to add to the list, as The Great Gatsby is one of my all-time favorite books. Embarrassing to admit, but at one point I was so enamored of that book that I once forced a guy I was on a first date with to listen to me quote it. Sad. Even sadder, the guy asked me out for a second date. Of course, I found out later he was a thug...

Marcia said...

Elizabeth, name one man you've dated that doesn't live the thug life!

Kat said...

Glad you mentioned Dorothy Parker, Angela!

I was at the Algonquin Hotel the other night, where DP and the rest of the Round Table members used to meet. I had an excellent martini called the Parker.

I've been trying to start up something similar to what DP and friends had years ago and I think the fact that lately I can't go anywhere (even Pink Shoe!) without hearing about Parker is a sign that this is a good idea.

e-liz said...

Let's not forget some of the poets, Anne Sexton, Robert Lowell, John Berryman, and I think Edna St. Vincent Millay. But I'm not sure about that last one, I just like to say her name. She was kind of wild and crazy so, she probably did enjoy the drink.

juliedooley said...

Jackson Pollock, Vincent van Gogh, and Toulouse-Lautrec: all brilliant artists with massive chemical dependencies of their own. You know it's just genius fuel in general.

But what did I do after coming home from cosmos last night? Paint a masterpiece? No, at 9:30 I called my friend who had surgery and woke her up (so she probably hates me now) and then I took a bath. And fell asleep reading dental journals.

MB, I hope you wrote some novel when you got back home!

Kilroy said...

Most drunk writing only sounds good when the reader has a bottle of wine under his/her belt too.
Eh, if anyone wants real creative encouragement, I'm an advocate for reading The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. (actually, it's a brilliant book for anyone with a little courage)

On the other hand, one of the most memorable nights in college was the actor/techie drink-off.
Techies won overall, but an actor singly drank everyone under the table. Jim, my old roommate, I salute you!

The Bill's Special said...

Kat - Love the Algonquin, have stayed there for a night last year. When we finally get to the City, I would show up at your roundtable, though I probably wouldn't be able to be as much of a regular as The Pink Shoe.