I am a fan of pop punk music; I can’t lie. It is my fun, angsty pleasure. And there is one line that I’ve always loved in the song, “Dear Maria, Count Me In,” by the band All Time Low. The line is, “There’s a story at the bottom of this bottle, and I’m the pen.” For those paying attention, you’ll notice that is also the name of this post. So wow, I’ll be basing this adventure on that quote! Good power of deduction!
Now, I’m not one to condone drinking excessively, or requiring it to have a good time. I’ve seen how destructive it can be to people’s lives. That said…getting drunk can be fun as hell!
So when I heard that line a few weeks ago, I happened to also be trying to think of new adventures to have, and boom! What if I drank a bottle of wine as I started writing a story? Just sort of see what happens? Yeah! Do it!
This adventure will be good for me for two reasons. The first is that I’m not a fan of wine. I have tried countless glasses with friends over the years, and I have never found a wine that I would enjoy drinking, like, at all. So, by making myself taste an entire bottle, I hopefully will be one small step closer to acquiring a taste for wine. And if not, maybe the more drunk I get, the less I will care about how disgusting it tastes.
The second thing is that oftentimes I can come up with great story ideas, great plots, but I never actually sit down and put the pen to paper and write. But a good friend of mine from college taught me a way to get through writing difficult analytical papers…you take a shot of liquor, then drink beer as you write the paper. Make sure you do this a day or two before the paper is due so that you have time to edit out possible drunk ramblings, and the many misspellings or dangling modifiers. So maybe drinking while trying to at least start a story, or create a new one, would be beneficial? We shall see.
Now, I am writing this Saturday night (February 18th, 2012). But I will most likely edit it tomorrow afternoon, throw in the random pictures I may take, and then post it tomorrow night.
So, without further ado, here we go.