Thursday, February 08, 2007

Let's Drink to That

A year ago yesterday I moved back to Chicago. Was it a good idea?

You bet your ass it was, according to a new study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (is this for real?), which ranks Chicago as the "#1 City for Binge Drinking" in the U.S. Sweet - pass me the tequila!


Says Chicago bartender Max Lowe: "It's very much apparent here that drinking is a predominant part of life. Midwest culture is prone to it."

PROPER!!

In Other News: Richard and I leave tonight for a whirlwind trip to DC. We're leaving tonight around 9 p.m., driving all night, spending two hectic days trying to say hello to people while we pack up some furniture, then driving back at the crack o' dawn Sunday morning. Huh? Yeah, it is going to be either the best weekend or the worst depending on how things go. Wish us luck.

To many of my DC friends: take this as a preemptive apology if I don't get the chance to see you -- we will be back again sometime this spring for a proper visit.

9 comments:

Sizzler Sister said...

Wow, and I thought Southwest life was prone to binge drinking. I wonder where Phoenix landed on the list. Just another reason why Phoenix sucks.

K.I.D. said...

Good luck on your drive! I will think of you while binge-drinking tonight.

ridiculous said...

i think that poster is supposed to advise me about something...but i can't stop laughing. who comes up with this shit?

classyandfancy said...

We're # 1 We're #1! Take that sober suckers across the U.S.A.!

Matt said...

Good luck with the move, looking forward to seeing the new place, when we'll be helping to keep Chicago #1!!

kb said...

i've never heard you say "proper" in real life. do you ever speak it? or just blog it?

just curious.

i say keep it up, regardless.

I'm Not Carrie Bradshaw said...

Guess what? I'll be in Chicago in May (not sure of the dates yet) so you, Richard and I will definitely have to do our part to keep this up. I'm so excited to hang out!!!

Todd said...

This post reaffirms exactly why I live in Chicago, and since some of my time will now be spent in the SW, Sizzler is invited to come drink on my porch in Scottsdale.

NAME: Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I just texted you to see if you wanted to binge drink with me in honor of our fine city, but I didn't know you were off to our nation's capitol. Well, I'll drink a few extra for you and Rich.