Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Drunken Exploits

If everyone was sane and sober and never got drunk, the world would never have as much stories or laughter than it does. I'll drink to that...


Hemingway:
“There is a woman near the bar. I’ll try to score with her. Maybe get into some fight later on, with that man she’s talking to. Give him some good one two, like my old man used to say.”

Joyce:
“I may be drunk i don’t know you would love these tiles on the floor they look pretty i wouldn’t know since im really drunk you always said I talked nonesense when i got too many cups what would you care i miss you im so hungry right now how much for the tequila shot again.”

Bukowski:
“Loreen, my stiff just got caught in this door and im bleeding like hell, meet in my place, right now, bring some wine.”

Borges
“Adolfito, I was listening to this orillero scratching a tango on his guitar, the most infinite melodies he tamed. Then I came to realize the orillero was myself and i had just walked out of the bar.”

Faulkner
“”Go away” Sherwood said, “Not until you edit my book” i said, “I said you go away” he said, “I insist” i said, “only if i don’t have to read it” he said, he smacked me on the head and took the book with him. And that’s how I became a writer.”

Saramago
“Then everybody in the bar had their drinks refilled out of the blue and no one could explain why it happend but they surely kept on driking, yet the man with the raincoat, who was talking to the dog-faced woman, wasn’t surprised at all, Let’s get it off, i heard him say, Alright, my place or your place, Any place is fine.”

Melville
“Cabernet Sauvignon, often referred to as the “King of Red Wine Grapes,” originally from Bordeaux, with a substantial foothold in California’s wine races, has the privilege of being the world’s most sought after red wine. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes tend to favor warmer climates and are often an ideal wine for aging, with 5-10 years being optimal for the maturation process to peak. Because Cabs take a bit longer to reach maturation, allowing their flavors to mellow, they are ideal candidates for blending with other grapes, primarily Merlot. This blending softens the Cabernet, adding appealing fruit tones, without sacrificing its innate character, and me is having another glass, sea-dog.” 


Taken from a rather good blog called The Paris Review.

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