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Monday, March 17, 2008

Manic Monday - Drink

OK this is not going to be a hard post for me.

I am a trumpet player. It is common for brass players to drink.... And I do.

Last night I played a gig that I loved so went for a couple of beers afterwards. My evening was cut short by a fire alarm in the building the bar was in. We were evacuated.. but after two pints I was dying for a pee. I jumped in a taxi thinking 'get me home as quickly as you can!!!'.

That should really be the end of the story but when i got home after chatting to my (very obviously shattered) boyfriend for a while and making a sandwich I realised it was blogtalkradio time and Turnbaby would be on.

So I logged on and got myself a glass of some horrible wine I bought a few days ago 'just to see what it's like'. It was fizzy wine mixed with strawberry juice. It's a bit nasty but I hate waste.....

So by the end of the bottle I decided to see if I could call in to Turn's show from the UK. Apparently I can.... And as soon as I got through I was EMBARRASSED because I suddenly realised people could hear me! (doh!)

Now - I ask any brass players in the blogosphere - What is the solution to embarrassment?


DRINK.

So I did.

Kyra is on after Turnbaby on Sundays so over I went. And the fabulous Narf introduced me to the Kyra Sutra drinking game. Wey Hey!

My boyfriend retired to bed (giving up on trying to get conversation out of me as I was clearly in a chat-room trance). I continued the game for a full hour and a half.

I got through a bottle of wine.......... after leftover wine and 2 pints of beer. Imagine how I feel today?

19 comments:

Sniz said...

I've always gone by the old adage, "Wine before beer, you're in the clear. Beer before wine, you're doin time." Yeah, I can imagine how horrible you feel! Hope you feel better soon!

TopChamp said...

that's weird - my rhyme was always

beer before wine, you'll feel fine.

I think it all depends on the quantity really!

Cheesy said...

"Imagine how I feel today?"

Full of pee???

TopChamp said...

not any more.....

Gattina said...

Walking through Blogville today I see so much green ! so I wouldn't be surprised that you look green too, lol !

Sanni said...

Ooooh... sounds like a "Happy Hangover Day" ;-)
Want me to mail some Aspirin?

Happy MM!

Kat's Krackerbox said...

Hope you feel better! Thought I'd say "hi" and let you know that I tagged you in a Make a Wish meme. Come check it out...

TopChamp said...

gattina - i feel green...

Sanni - it's not a sore head - I just feel a bit like I need to puke. Or eat a load of rubbish.

Kat - Coming to see... still feel ill. Kyra says 'fuck' a lot!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Hope you feel better soon. I so hate it when I make a call when I'm tipsy. Just don't like it, and it's such a good idea at the time. Have a great MM and St. Patrick's Day. :)

Monique said...

Oh dear Topchamp, we have all been there. Get better soon

Anndi said...

I'm guessing I won't need to pinch you because you're probably green... I'll raise a pint up for you tonight! Hair of the dog and all that jazz...

Slainte!

Mr. Fabulous said...

Can't hold your liquor very well, eh? :)

Turnbaby said...

LOL

What was the drinking game? I somehow missed it *giggling*

Thank you so much for calling it!! it was neat to hear your voice sugar.

TopChamp said...

Sandee - I feel better now.

Monique - you'd think I'd learn. I'm 28... plenty of years experience!

Anndi - I'm sticking to the water tonight.. but cheers to you.

Mr Fab - I think I drank a bottle and a half of wine on top of two pints after getting home at midnight and then staying up til about 3.30am... must have been pretty late anyway... Kyra says the f word a lot!

Turnbaby - the game is that every time the 108 says f'ck you take a sip... or giant glug in my case. I would blame Kyra, but at odd times when she hadn't sworn for a while I said it myself in her chat room so I could have a drink.... I'm my own worst enemy!

Bond said...

Fizzy wine with strawberry? OMG and you are still alive?

TopChamp said...

bond - Alive and kicking x (won't be trying that combo again though.. it's grim)

Villager said...

Happy MM! The best part of your post is seeing the name Kyra in it! My younger sister has that name and I rarely see it in cyberspace...

Thank you for visiting my MM post this week.

peace, Villager

Travis said...

Well that's certainly a lot of drinking! Sounds like you had a good time though.

Happy MM & St Pat's!

Mo said...

"Common for brass players to drink"
Really?
I thought it was the string section that were the wild ones!
:)
Thanks for participating in Manic Mondays!
~manic mo