The Drinking Man's Diary

The Drinking Man's Diary

Searching for the Perfect Pint?

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Dangerous Autumn
Dangerous Autumn
Max has noted how we're cranking it up these days...
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Signs of the times 2
Signs of the times 2
It was good to see Max made it to London...
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Diary Dates 2: Chinese New Year
Diary Dates 2: Chinese New Year
Yes, it is shortly to be the year of the...
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Yep, We’ve Lost Some of The Best
Yep, We’ve Lost Some of The Best
The Consul shone a bright light on so many great...
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When Less Is Something
When Less Is Something
So if you are one of the 2.5 avid readers...
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South by Southwest is here again
South by Southwest is here again
South by Southwest, the tech-music-movie conference getting under way here...
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Stamina
Stamina
I am delighted to see that Max (how many beers...
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Gob On You!
Gob On You!
Although in later years clearly beautiful actresses have caught my...
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Southern Pecan by Lazy Magnolia
Southern Pecan by Lazy Magnolia
So last weekend I took my good wife to stay...
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My Slow Decent Into Alcoholism
My Slow Decent Into Alcoholism
I'm not sure if I'm just drinking too much, or...
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Drinking in the Lyrics revisited
Drinking in the Lyrics revisited
Last night as I slept I dreamt I met with...
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An aside
An aside
Having been a member for two years and thirty four...
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Recent Posts

Positively 4th Street or Twat?

When it comes to great lyrics to really say how much disdain you have for someone it seems there are two extremes: you either go with Dylan’s classic song: Positively 4th Street or John Cooper Clarke’s: Twat. If you are in tune with The Consul, you will always go with …

Drink Licensing Laws

I remember fondly the year 1989 when the Government changed the Drink Licensing Laws in the UK. Kentucky and I were there the first day of the new law in the Hyde Park at 11am. Instead of being kicked out at 3pm – we carried on drinking. I’m guessing it …

Beirut Bob

So, apparently Kentucky has had to continue in hiding after the incident with the nuns (see my last post). Turns out he and Frenchie hot footed it over to Lebanon. Kentucky has to stay incognito after the nunnery massacre, hence the beard and the eyes whiteout, but they still have …

Janet Rigsbee

Wow, I just was checking out Google Analytics and it appears that we’ve really upped the visits with that post I placed about Van the Man’s early main squeeze: Janet Rigsbee. Four times as many people visited the site thanks to that post! I wonder how many of them have …

Snow Day

We don’t get many of them here in Texas, but today was a Snow Day and everyone stayed at home. Having lived in Texas for almost 21 years, it is always kind of surreal when it snows. It almost never lasts longer than a day, but it is kind of …

A Clean Slate

Happy New Year to all three of our readers!  The New Year is always a time to start fresh and maybe look at what you have in a different light. On the con side: I turn 48 next week. My back is still killing me from my car crash two …

My Mother's Resolutions

No one mentions family these days. Except Max when he’s maudlin and in his cups. However, this has been a family time the last couple of weeks, and so… My mum used to be a great drinker. Particularly sherry, which she’d hide in the kitchen cupboards. But she’d knock anything …

It's A Christmas Miracle!

Wow, although it is almost impossible to track down the Consul and Kentucky on the phone, they did manage to post a Ghost Story. The last words I received from Kentucky were “I’ll text with the number when I get back” – that was 4 days ago. But at least …

Christmas Ghost Story

There is a story told up at The Bear. They say that each year the Devil returns to haunt the common over advent. He is in search of food such as berries and drunken beer drinkers struggling to find their way home in the dark. Kentucky and I took turns …

Merry Christmas!

Wow, just remembered that Christmas Day is this Saturday. Wow, talk about too much going on, forgetting Christmas day is just sad. Just slapped on Lou Reed’s Transformer – what a great album. Who cares how late it is or how I’ll feel tomorrow, at least for now I have …

Goodnight Van

Time for bed for this Drinking Man, but I wanted to end this trilogy of great musicians with a photo of Van Morrison’s first wife: Janet Rigsbee. And why not. Van doesn’t strike me as the handsome guy that Bob, Lou, The Consul, and Kentucky were but when you have …

Hangover Cures?

So the biggest reason we don’t get blasted every night is the Hangover. If you could wake up refreshed and fine I’m sure we’d all drink more often and in larger quantities. Over the years we all come up with our routines to minimize the inevitable morning after. I’ve honed …

Shagging Down Lambeth Way

One of the good things that came out of my recent car crash is that Kentucky got in touch with me. He took a minute away from his new squeeze and texted me. I understand shagging is more fun so I don’t blame Kentucky for his lack of communication, but …

Why is Cider not Sparkling in the USA?

This is something that has confounded me for twenty years. In America cider is not sparkling. Even cider that is imported directly from the UK (eg: Strongbow, Dry Blackthorn) is flat. Why is this? I’m guessing it is something to do with the sparkling wine (“champagne”) lobbyists, but I really …

Car Crash

So I was in a car crash a few weeks ago and boy does it suck. My car was a write off, I’ve been in incredible pain ever since, I’ve spent hours on the phone with the insurance company and the police, and in the end it will cost me …

Walking in Memphis

Kentucky and The Consul have good taste in beer, movies, and bush, but sometimes they are wildly wrong when it comes to music. Tonight I went to see Marc Cohn at the One World Theater in Austin and it was a great evening. Kentucky thinks that Marc Cohn sucks, but …

AFD

Meanwhile, it seems Kentucky has the man-flu. More like the motherfucker of a hangover after a few too many benders I reckon. Time to get the calendar out and start marking down some alcohol free days.

Signage

Anyway, so these women diarists told me we were living in a gestapo khazi and that the first thing they were going to do was proclaim their new website with banners all around the Fatherland. Check it out.

womensdiary

So I met these girls the other day and told them about our website. They said they thought it was sexist and they were going to set up a drinkingwomansdiary page. I ordered them a pitcher of beer and said that was great as long as it had pictures of …

A fine beer

I like cleavage but beer counts too. We had a party on the lake last weekend and one of my colleagues gave me a beer that I have never heard of. I liked it. It was called Torpedo by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. And a fine beer it was. Good …

The Hard Horn

I must say that I do appreciate all of the Cleavage photos that we have published over the last year. Even if we haven’t educated you in the search for the perfect pint, the view has been fine.

Forever Young

Even if the Drinking Man is dead I still enjoy reminiscing about people and drinking. There is just something so satisfying about having a few pints on a Friday night, listening to Bobby D., searching for some fine cleavage, and stringing together a few words. My life is good – …