Situation report: ‘On the bottle’

Tuesday 17 December 2013, 6.49am HKT

xmas bottle tree via imgur

5.16am local time, 13°c (55°F), constant showers

NOTHING to report, other than to say I’ve scrubbed an entire draft of a year-end recap post simply because it sounded weird (read: constructive).

For starters, it was longwinded. This blog has more than enough tl;dr posts to last several lifetimes over, yours and mine.

comment nobody gives a flying shit

That about sums up why I scrubbed the draft

It’s been pissing down the last two days. Temperatures tumbled overnight to 13°C from around 20°C yesterday like The Worst Whorehouse North of The Equator.

So I’ve gone off the literary trail and went on the bottle instead.

And very tasty that IKEA akvavit was too — it better be at 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof to Americans or 70 proof to the British). Other than that, *hic*.

Which brings me to a longstanding lifehack of my family’s — rubbing alcohol to disinfect the outsides, drinking alcohol to disinfect the innards.

Please, it’s not an excuse for boozing — it really IS a lifehack. Every time the weather turns for the worse, drink some alcohol. It fortifies the body. Drinking it, not boozing on it — that’s the difference.

It’s a lifehack with a long history in Europe, especially in places where medical treatment might be pragmatically unavailable or underdeveloped. It’s supposed to go with some food as well. It’s very bad to take alcohol on an empty stomach.

The lifehack, by the way, doesn’t work in reverse — for when the weather turns for the better — for reasons which should be bloody obvious.

Other than that, I have a Christmas present for all of you, dear readers.

free ticket is free

The best things in life are free … and not ‘things’ either

For tomorrow, I promise to post some interesting pictures around town. Or not. *Hic*

(Images via c4c and Imgur)



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3 Responses to “Situation report: ‘On the bottle’”

  1. Ed Hurst said

    Yeah, we’ll be hunting down an appropriate bottle of Christmas cheer next week.


  2. lawmrh said

    It’s no accident that alcohol consumption is highest in places with frigid climates! Ha ha!


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