First Things First

This is a blog about drinking.  That point should be fairly obvious.  But why another blog about drinking?  Does the universe need another talking head spouting off about how cool you feel drinking $4 PBR cans at the newest dive bar or how swanky that one martini lounge is?

No, absolutely not.

So I’ll attempt to distinguish – this blog is a manifestation of two things, my love of drink and my meager attempt at expressing that love.  Really, it’s simply a journal of my thoughts on an activity I enjoy.  It is completely unnecessary.  Yet its lack of necessity is one of its central tenets.  Much of life is not necessary and is undertaken simply out of pleasure.  And when undertaken, life becomes more pleasurable. 

That is my goal – to express my joy in the simplicity of a beverage.  And learn a few things along the way.

 In some way, that might differentiate my opinions or thoughts from all those others.  Maybe not.  Maybe you’ll learn something new – an author, a recipe, a consideration, something to make you a little more knowledgeable or thoughtful about this hobby of drinking.  A wonderful hobby shared by us.  And others.  Many others.

We drinkers are an easygoing bunch.  Drinking should be an activity that winds one down.  I’ll keep the blog easygoing too.  But this should be worth your time and mine, so I might attempt an insight from time to time.  But I’ll keep a few common themes throughout.

1.  Fun.  Drinking, like boating, stamp collecting, or baseball, should be enjoyable.  So enjoy your drink.  Sit down.  Slow down.  I don’t believe you should need to fight to get your drink or shout to speak with friends.  But however you choose to drink, it is your choice.  So it should be fun.  Don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.

 2.  Simple.  Drinking should be easy.  If a drink needs more than two or three ingredients, it probably is not worth drinking, let alone making.  My tastes are conservatively mainstream and not too obscure, although finding something rare or new is always nice.  I’ll do my best to convey all possible information so location and replication is simple as well.

3.  Thoughtful.  I view this blog as an exercise in putting my thoughts and experiences of a favored subject into words.  There are many other commentators.  When my words are insufficient I’ll link to those more savvy than I.  Or perhaps I’ll suggest an article or book for consideration.  Because the only thing more fun than drinking is reading about drinking while drinking. 

The possibilities are endless.  Hopefully, I’ll learn a new trick or two, as will you.  Because there’s always a new drink to try.  Or an old drink to try again.  So, sit down some place comfortable.  Loosen your tie.  Take a sip.  Take another.  And read on.

Published in: on July 29, 2010 at 7:42 pm  Comments (1)  

One Comment

  1. Great start! Can’t wait to read more…

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