29th May. Bing Crosby and the art of drinking.

What’s the weather like where you are? Good? Bad? Indifferent? Yes I thought so and you know what – that’s EXACTLY the sort of weather when it pays to open up a bottle of vino and get drunk.

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(This site now has a theme tune although today has many musical links. The OFFICIAL theme tune is HERE. Click it and read. It adds a majesty to the crap I write.)

But the fact is we don’t have to use “The Weather” as an excuse to get stupidly drunk. We can aim bigger, aim higher and be confident of success.  Because it was on this very day in 1942 that the world’s favourite crooner Bing Crosby recorded White Christmas. It took him 18 minutes and it went on to become the best selling single of all time. That’s something worth celebrating; so, in recognition of this fact, let’s go the whole hog and have a full blown mock up Christmas – that way no one expects you to stop after one bottle and you can tell work you’re not coming in for “religious and cultural reasons.” (These words terrify employers and can be used frequently to not bother going in and get drunk. The “Sickie” is so yesterday, the future belongs to the “Culchie.” You heard it here first ….)

Listen to Bing HERE whilst you look for a turkey steak in the freezer. If you haven’t got one don’t get too bogged down on the food side of things, just get more wine out. (A calorie is a calorie is a calorie after all. It makes you wonder why you ever bother eating.) And, when you’re ready – probably at the beginning of the first verse – ease yourself into drinking. Don’t stop until you hear sleigh bells in the snow.

A quote: “Come share the wine, it’s so nice and warm in here, were happy and kind.” Bing Crosby in Come Share The Wine.

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