Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Glug glug

Today I am fantasmically and rightfully and utterly hungover.

I had the lads over for the match. With the Spanish minnows cast aside after twenty odd minutes there was no tension left in the occasion, just time to drink and be drunken to.

There are, placed handsomely, at my sinkside fourteen empty cans, with a further six strewn about the little bin beside the big bin. Another night's destruction, another night of guff and grumbles and a routine 4-0 victory against the greatest side in club football.

I'm reminded of the story of Dixie.

Dixie went off the drink at Lent some years back. He didn't touch a drop until Easter arrived and he bounded for the Monks. He got fucking destroyed with the gargle and, on his way home with the girlfriend, he stopped to vomit copiously and at length.

"Never again," he said.

"Never again?" she said.

"Never again. I'm never giving up drink again," he said.

28 comments:

Red Leeroy said...

I would have rather watched the highlights of you staggering around the room at 11pm after 12 drinks, but alas I watched said match instead. Was a crushing victory alright. Probably made all the sweeter by the nectar of the gods.

Radge said...

Red - I spy another routine European Cup win on the horizon.

Meadow said...

There was a match on last night?

Radge said...

Meadow - Liverpool 4-0 Real Madrid. Now there's something I never thought I'd write.

Meadow said...

Oh, not the Continuity Madrid?

Radge said...

I do love it when you're topical, Meadow!

Conan Drumm said...

Association football is it? The reds, that kind of thing? Ok, carry on.

Radge said...

Conan - Nothing to see here.

Susan said...

Oh I laughed--good one!
Must admit, were I a man named Dixie I'd drink too .

swiss said...

another routine european cup - have you never even heard of the curse of the commentator!?

i only saw bits of it and madrid were pants but being reminded of just how much a knob their goalie is made me delight in seeing them beat by your lot

not sharing your swaggering disregard to jinxing your team i am nervous about tonight's encounter as much because, should the unthinkable happen, the smugness of that idiot mourinho

NaRocRoc said...

Comment of the week/month/day/post must go to Meadow. Inspired.

NaRocRoc said...

Oh and I hope to be in a similar state of glug glugness after Emmanuel Eboué's hat-trick helps Arsenal beat Roma tonight.

Radge said...

Narocroc - Meadow gets it. In other news, Arsenal to win, Rags to go out.

Meadow said...

Hurrah! Is there a prize?

Red Leeroy said...

Radge - Why dont you award Meadow her prize.........a contract, with Everton?

Radge said...

Meadow - There are three but you can only choose one. Door 1, 2 or 3?

Red - I don't wish to insult the girl.

Meadow said...

Door 3, please, Radge. Exciting!

I know nothing about soccer, Red, but if it pays well? As opposed to plays well?

Meadow said...

Actually, something is telling me I should choose Door 2, Radge. Thanks.

Radge said...

I'll pick you up at eight.

Meadow said...

I'll be ready at ten past.

Red Leeroy said...

Meadow, you chose........wisely.

On another topic completely I was chatting to a ladyfriend about Radgery, she confessed to me that she had a stirring of feelings for our good author, although was confused as to how she could fancy a collection of pixels.

Radge said...

Red - It's what's behind the pixels that counts.

So, this friend of yours...

Meadow said...

RADGE ERY!

I'm here trying to decide between kitten heels and stilettos and... bah!

Radge said...

Let's go barefoot.

Meadow said...

Okay... if you shave your toes this time.

Sarah Gostrangely said...

I wish I was drunk, or hungover. Or Real Madrid, incarnate.

It all seems so glamourous when you write it down.

Radge said...

Well Sarah, I am a self-appointed glamour puss.

Terence McDanger said...

I knew I'd regret not going.

It was me and a packet of biscuits down in Cavan for the night. I was so anaesthetised by the whole thing, I barely cheered.

Cavan. Novocaine for the senses.