Confessions of a “Social Alcoholic”

I busted my left shoulder recently and had to wear a sling for awhile. Blame it on two pints of beer at four-thirty in the afternoon in a nearby town. I made it to the bus in time, travelled for about half an hour and then fumbled for the keys to my suite. That”s when it hit me like a runaway semi. I rocketed back, hit something solid and banged myself up fairly good.

This, regrettably, is not my first experience in which alcohol and injury has been combined. I have always had a glass jaw for the stuff.

During my youth I worked for several years as an all-nite DJ at a country music station and over a period of time acquired a fanbase of local musicians. Those guys could drink what seemed to be gallons of the stuff and still behave themselves.I tried to keep up, only to land face down on the floor. (Ever get carpet burns on your forehead?)

Folks who visited my place were always surprised that there was no beer in my fridge. Truth is, I didn’t like to drink alone. But as has become an all too familiar story, I drank in social situations in order to cope.

I haven’t been consuming alcohol on a regular basis in the last few years. In fact, outside of meeting a buddy at the pub once in awhile, I don’t drink booze or smoke weed (a habit I managed to kick a number of years ago.)

But. apparently, it doesn’t take much.

So, anyway, that’s the name of that tune. Hopefully, I can stick to non-alcoholic beverages from now on — and write in this blog a little more often.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deep Fried Guinness (No, I’m Not Joking)

Trust a Texan to come up with a recipe for deep fried beer.

According to Dallas Morning News a local guy named Mark Zable came up with the idea and took top honors in the Most Creative Fried Food category at the Big Tex Choice Awards at Texas State Fair in Dallas.

Zable says the recipe is simple: Just pour Guinness beer into mini ravioli pockets and pop ’em in the deep fryer at 190 degrees for 20 seconds.

“I wanted a pretzel, I wanted beer and I figured a way to combine them,” he says, ” You know, make something fun out of it.”

Well, sure, he`s having fun but, according to the newspaper, Zable has already patented and trademarked his concoction.

So how does he do it? Zable says that is a trade secret but for more information you can log onto http://www.friedbeer.net