So, there I was, lying on the couch, moaning about how shitty this cold was making me feel, taking the occasional hit from the 55 gallon drum of cough medicine that I got at Costco. Suddenly the computer beeped, and I found that I had an email from the great and glorious H E Ellis. The Princess of Party Organisers reminded me that April 15 was the birthday of the young Beauteous Brit, Megan Stephenson, over at Very Normal. Suddenly, the sun shone, and I felt much better. Americans have to pay their income taxes today, but I still have two weeks.
Today, Megan achieves official adulthood. Since we all know that she would never illegally imbibe alcohol, we thought that each of us could concoct a mixed drink to help her celebrate this momentous occasion. Madame Booze and I have been divorced for a long time. When we separated, she got custody of half my working brain cells. In a cough-medicine-enhanced haze, I have devised;
The Maudlin Megan
1 jigger rye whiskey
1 jigger Navy rum
1 jigger Beefeater gin
1 jigger grain alcohol
4 jiggers grape juice
Mix well, pour over crushed ice, serve in an ale tankard. Subsequent drinks may be served in a dog’s bowl. You’ll be face down on the floor anyway. 🙂
This stuff will guarantee to help you forget some inconvenient truths, like birthdays. You may double the quantities if your misery loves company. A few of these will put hair on your chest. It might be Last-Call Larry’s toupee, but, at least you won’t spend your birthday night alone. Welcome to adulthood, Megan.
For such a seemingly callow young-‘un, she publishes a surprisingly mature blog. It would be well worth your while, and hers, to click on over and wish her a very happy British birthday in person. Click on the link above, and enjoy!