Category Archives: Booze

Staying Friends

there is a reason they are an ex

drinking to forget never works

Relationships break up for good reasons, and usually it isn’t because partners have stopped being friends.  Couples usually separate because somebody is lying, cheating, stealing, abusive, or disinterested.

Yet, there is a myth that a man and a woman can stay friends after their romance is over.  In some cases that’s dangerous, in some cases it’s deluded, but in most cases it’s wishful thinking.  If they dislike each other enough to separate, why would they want to stay friends afterwards?

It seems that there are some real reasons for maintaining contact and cordial relations with your ex;

  1. You still want sex.
  2. Remembering only the good times.  If you dated someone more than once, if you had a long-term relationship, there must be some good memories.
  3. Convenience.  There might be some things your ex was really good at, he might be the world’s best mechanic, or she might still do your taxes.
  4. Children.
  5. Shared friends.  Although in a break-up friends usually take sides, and mostly your friends will take the woman’s side.
  6. Shared addictions.  If you are both boozers, using the same bar, chances are you will often sleep together after a break-up.  But, if you are a woman, hanging out in a bar means that having a meaningful relationship gets further and further away every time…..

But if you hated your ex enough to wreck their apartment, trash their car, delete them from your phone and computer, and bad mouth them to any ‘friends’ you still have, why would you ever want to see them again?

It’s because of familiarity; Better the Devil you know then the Devil you don’t.

Anyhow, just because you are still ‘friends’ with your ex, doesn’t mean that you ever need to speak with them or see them ever again ~ until you really, really need to.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

hanging out in bars gives a woman a reputation as an easy ‘date’

 

Funereal Depression

in the midst of life I am in a mess

I am still suffering from the after-effects of attending my uncles funeral.  Something about it affected me very badly, so badly that I lost myself in alcohol for a couple of days.  I am still not certain what about that event hurt me so much, but no doubt I’ll figure it out eventually.

Hopefully, all you are well out there.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

tomorrow is a new day

Random Jottings ~ Never

never give up on life

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it’s worth waiting for

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some say that life’s a bitch

until they marry a bastard

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never give up on what you want

because giving up means he wins

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It’s very nice to go travelling

because you get to be a long way away from your spouse

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for some people being alone is safe

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alcohol does not cure all ills

but it helps a lot

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

just when you thought you were supposed to be draining the swamp

Not Being a Better Man

ask not what others can do for you

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follow the money

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what’s in it or me?

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she will never know

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everyone has affairs

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everybody likes strippers

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so, what do I get out of this?

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how can I get away with this?

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so I watch a lot of porn, so what?

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I don’t do her anniversaries and birthdays

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

just one little drink won’t hurt

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Come Fly With Me

we have nothing to lose and a whole world to see

Of course, this song is very appropriate today because, despite the much heralded ‘end of lockdown’, we English aren’t allowed to fly anywhere very much.  Certainly we are prohibited from flying to the USA, and you Americans aren’t allowed to come here either.  Unless you are a politician or a prince.

This makes Boris Johnson, Joe Biden, and Prince Harry the three most disliked ‘men’ by all good Englishmen and true.  We can’t stand their wives either…..

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Pan Am Super Constellation

the good old days of air travel

Random Jottings ~ Food & Drink

beer is made by fat men, but wine is made by Gods

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wine is poetry in a bottle

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live to eat, don’t just eat to live

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when your world falls apart

eat a tub of chocolate ice cream

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ask not what you can do for your country

ask what’s for lunch

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time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so

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my wife cooks with wine

sometimes she even adds it to the food

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when your world falls apart

drink Guinness and let the world fall out of your bottom

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

all major food groups,  beer and bread

Signs that He’s a Jerk

there are lots of weirdos and jerks out there
that doesn’t mean you have to date one

he’s a politician

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he’s married with kids

and often sees other women

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he talks about himself too much

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he constantly talks over you in public

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he makes no effort to look good for you

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he’d rather watch porn than be with you

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he expects you to pay your half of the check

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he’s flaky, ghosts you, vanishes with no explanation

won’t let you call him at home

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he’s a manipulator, steals from you, lies to you, is often angry

makes you feel like you’re walking on eggshells

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

he drinks a lot

Random Jottings ~ Lies

no woman ever lies about how much they drink
or where they’ve just been

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a woman will ask a question when she already knows the answer

so lying to her is usually  is futile

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the perfect man

doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke, doesn’t lie, doesn’t cheat

and doesn’t exist

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never lie to a woman, unless it’s also a compliment

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you can always tell when a politician is lying

it’s when they’re talking

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a good liar is an expert at deceiving himself

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a lie can be half-way around the world

before the truth has got its boots on

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

never trust a drunk

they lie just for fun

Food on Friday ~ English Pubs

if you can make it down to the pub
the pub will make it up to you

Now that lockdown has been eased somewhat, people are starting to eat out again, and one of the great English traditions is the pub lunch.

Unlike in a lot of countries, English pub food can be excellent, and I’m not just talking sandwiches here.  Although traditional English pub grub does include the hot beef sandwich, along with steak pies, shepherds pie, and the classic fish and chips.

Fish and chips in an English pub should be either cod or haddock, together with thick cut ‘homestyle’ chips, and perhaps mushy peas, (which if you’ve never seen them look a lot like guacamole).

On Sundays a good English pub will undoubtedly serve roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, along with at least two vegetables.  As well as roast beef roast lamb and roast chicken are also popular here.

Or there is that other English Classic dish, toad in the hole.

The key thing is to find a really good pub, and if you don’t know one in the area then just look for a church tower, and there will undoubtedly be a great pub nearby.  If they serve it, then try the chicken and leek pie.

 

Some English pubs have been there a very long time indeed, truly medeval.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

in a pub drink beer

unless you’re in the West Country

where the cider is usually good

Scenes on Sunday ~ Women with a Past

a woman with a past is still someone’s future

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the past was not always pleasant

sometimes it’s best forgotten

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