I think I should stop drinking. Now. Given that it’s now too late to have stopped earlier on this evening.

7 Sep

So, in answer to your question, yes, I would highly recommend the new David Sedaris collection. These last few hours, it has been making me laugh. This is no mean feat, given that I am tired beyond belief and sad beyond comprehension.

When I had a mum and a dad we never used to celebrate the days of mothers and fathers, dismissing them as commercial crap. But of course I used to ring my mum and my dad to let them know why I wasn’t ringing them or sending them a card or cooking them a meal of roasted meat.

Do you know what I think is really lovely? The messages on my phone last night and today from my friends and from the friends of my mum and dad to let them know they’re thinking of me. If they had asked me about it earlier in the week, I would have said (and believed), ‘father’s day? I’ll be fine, hadn’t even realised it was on’. Friends do rock, do they not?


9 Responses to “I think I should stop drinking. Now. Given that it’s now too late to have stopped earlier on this evening.”

  1. genevieve September 7, 2008 at 9:13 pm #

    Thinking of you too, TC. Comedy is an incredible source of energy, I think. It’s certainly picked me up at some tough times.

  2. The Devil Drink September 7, 2008 at 10:16 pm #

    Best post title ever.

  3. Ariel September 7, 2008 at 11:30 pm #

    Yes, they do. (Friends. Rock.) Sedaris is good medicine indeed. I’m sure the drinks are helping too. Take care. x

  4. tut-tut September 8, 2008 at 5:37 am #

    Ah, nice for you to have that net of friends to catch you. And L got an extensive David Sedaris collection for her birthday. I wonder if it’s the same one.

  5. suse September 8, 2008 at 8:28 am #

    I was thinking of you yesterday but I don’t have your mobile number.

    Although that’s no excuse really.


  6. Mummy Crit September 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm #

    Friends do rock, and I’m glad you have them.

    (Also love Sedaris, thanks to my beloved who made me read Holidays on Ice.)

  7. Cristy September 8, 2008 at 5:45 pm #

    I have never really considered this aspect of Mothers’ and Fathers’ Days before – also having never really celebrated them with my parents. I will now.

    Take care.

  8. Zoe September 8, 2008 at 6:44 pm #

    How sad to read this today, thinking of you hungover and sad instead of drunk and sad.


  9. Francis Xavier Holden September 10, 2008 at 6:43 pm #

    I put off looking at Sedaris because he was so popular. Then when I got to read him I had to stop because he’s so bloody clever. In a good way.

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