24 September 2012

I am bad at day drinking

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Random

I love to drink, but I am shockingly bad at day drinking.

That’s probably why I don’t do it, or if I do, I’m passed out shortly thereafter.

For example, when my brother came to visit, we went to the Hofbrauhaus and had a few large German beers. Follow that by some strong beer at Goose Island and some unintentionally free beers at Cubby Bear and I was wasted.

Like, ridiculously wasted and nearly passed out at another bar by 8pm.

Embarrassing. And that was with some food (although I could have eaten more).

Here is the real reason why I suck at day drinking: I cannot pace myself.

And I couldn’t really come up with the best way to describe why, until I watched Tommy Boy on TV and found this clip online. This exactly explains it (replace chicken wings with alcohol…mostly).

Sound dramatic? Maybe, but it’s also kind of true.

The only time I’ve successfully day drank was in Napa when I drank all day and then took a 2 hour nap at the pool while working on my tan.

Maybe the nap is the key?

Anyhow, now you know. Clearly, I need more practice to get my pacing correct.



  1. Okay, I must confess. I love day drinking. Especially in the spring/fall on those days you feel like you are “stealing” because it just shouldn’t be this nice. There are 2 keys to being a successful day drinker…and believe me, many failed attempts lead me to these conclusions. You must mix in water and you must eat. Skipping either causes you to face plant by 8 p.m. I have a ridiculously large water jug that goes with me everywhere and I down it at least once and I always make sure to eat. Preferably carbs. Otherwise I become a pile. On the floor. And who wants to get markered at 30+? And no, we don’t grow out of it, if you act like a 19 year old you deserve to meet the business end of a sharpie….

  2. katelin says:

    dude. i am right there with you. i need a nap if i’m ever going to day drink, it’s an actual requirement, ha.