teetotalers

An important question about RuPaul's Drag Race

One of the sponsors of RuPaul’s Drag Race is Absolut Vodka. The winner and other finalists are obligated to promote Absolut. To my knowledge, there isn’t a stipulation in the Drag Race application that potential contestants must drink alcohol. Will Drag Race ever allow a contestant who is either a recovering alcoholic or a teetotaler to vie for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar? Or is it more advantageous to find America’s Next DRUNK Superstar?

  • ZZ:so i was sure i wasn't preggers in December
  • but right before we went home for the holidays i was like "wait... oh christ"
  • and then for like the first time EVER my family decides to have wine with dinner on christmas and stuff
  • YY:oh wow
  • ZZ:my parents are generally teetotalers
  • suddenly they're all "who wants mimosas!?" every morning
  • YY:oh good lord
  • did anyone suspect??
  • ZZ:well i'm all "gosh, it's so dry here, i'll pass" every day
  • or like, we went to the bar with **
  • i'm like "man, i'll have ginger ale, i had too much wine with dinner"
  • but at dinner i'm like "i'm skipping the wine, gonna go drinkin' with ** later!"
  • YY:hahah!
  • always go for the ginger ale
TEETOTALERS CONCERT ALSKJHGSDKJHRDKJHGKDJHFDKJHJKHDSKJHGKJDHFKJHF OH. MY. GOSH.

I’m sorry but I’m just never going to stop fangirling, ok? OK?

It was just…

I JUST.

I CAN’T.

ALKDJGKSDJHFJKDHFKJHFKDJHGKJHF

AH AH AH OK.

I GOT ALL THEIR AUTOGRAPHS. THEY SIGNED MY TICKET AND EVERYTHING.

AND.

JOHN DOYLE HUGGED ME. LIKE, AFTER THE CONCERT I WENT UP TO HIM TO TALK AND HE WAS LIKE, “HEYYYY HOW ARE YOU? GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN,” AND HE HUGGED ME.

JOHN DOYLE.

FRACKING JOHN DOYLE HUGGED ME.

JOHN DOYLE.

HUGGED ME.

AND FOR THAT MATTER I HUGGED JOHN DOYLE.

AND THEN OF COURSE WE CHATTED AND HE WAS VERY NICE AS USUAL. AND THEN HE OFFERED TO SHOW ME STUFF ON THE GUITAR IF I WAS AROUND NEXT TIME HE COMES BACK UP THIS WAY.

AND I WAS LIKE

(suddenly Tony is the perfect GPOY for stuff)

BUT ON THE OUTSIDE I WAS LIKE, “YEAH, THAT WOULD BE AWESOME! THANKS!" 

AND HE GAVE ME ALL SORTS OF MUSIC ADVICE.

AND BY THE END OF IT I WAS JUST THINKING

OH AND KEVIN CRAWFORD WAS BRILLIANT.

HE’S GOING TO HAVE ME EMAIL HIM VIDEOS FROM THE RETREAT.

HAVE I MENTIONED YET THAT MARTIN HAYES IS AMAZING?

MARTIN’S AMAZING.

SERIOUSLY.

I’M JUST SORT OF AWESTRUCK AT LIKE EVERY SINGLE NOTE THAT COMES OUT OF HIS FIDDLE. 

AND

AND THEY PLAYED TURLOCH O'CAROLYN’S FAREWELL TO MUSIC.

AND THEN.

THEN THE EPIC FIDDLE AND GUITAR SHOWDOWN THING.

AND IT WAS EVEN BETTER AND FASTER THAN AT O'FLAHERTY’S.

AND JUST.

I WILL NEVER ACCURATELY BE ABLE TO EXPRESS MY EMOTIONS ABOUT THIS CONCERT UNTIL I FIND A GIF OF LARRY THE CUCUMBER SAYING, "I LAUGHED, I CRIED, IT MOVED ME BOB!”

AND JUST EVERYBODY WAS SO NICE TO ME. IT HELPS TO BE ONE OF THE FEW YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE ROOM.

GAAAAAHHHHHH TEETOTALERS!!! 

YEAH.

NO.

NEVER GOING TO GET OVER IT.

I AM A SHAMELESS TEETOTALERS FANGIRL.

anonymous asked:

What do you think about alcohol in society? Both the normal casual consumption to abuse? How would it be different?

I’m not sure what you mean exactly by “how would it be different,” but I can give responses to the other questions.

Alcohol is okay - I have no problem with it. Of course, a lot of people abuse it and a lot of people make bad decisions when they’re drunk. I’ve seen how horrible alcoholism is first hand, as it’s affected my family. I’m a teetotaler for large reason because of my experience, though I used to drink - often to excess - when I was younger.

Teetotaler-Totter

So, I don’t drink.

Well, okay. I have an occasional (and by occasional, I mean “once every six months or so” occasional) drink, but I’ve rather abandoned the whole social drinking thing. I could give you 1001 stories… shades of Scheherazade… but the simple truth is that I lost the taste for alcohol somewhere between my first stint in Cuba and my time in Bahrain.

I’m not saying that discarding alcohol happened overnight. Rather, my drinking tapered off over time. While I was working in Kabul, I was clearly not drinking at all. When I’d take a vacation from the grind, though, I usually did a little bit of social drinking… mostly with girlfriend down on Grand Cayman, and mostly a couple of drinks at the always excellent Karoo.

And hey, I gave social drinking a try when I first started my 1L year at law school. But honestly, my heart liver wasn’t into it. So, I just sort of stopped drinking altogether. Girlfriend and I made it official-ish during one late night conversation, in which we both expressed our ambivalence toward drinking in general.

So yeah, that’s pretty much it. I might… very rarely… pick up a glass for a special occasion, but for all intents and purposes, one ought to consider me a non-drinker. I’m not what one might call “straight edge” though… more like… 

….

….I had something for this. Ah well. Later, alligators.

/Personal Insight

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9 months later and this STILL will not leave my head. Not that I’m complaining. And at the Teetotalers concert on Friday John performed this and I knew all the words. Oh yes.

And for that matter, is anybody else just like ALKHFSKDJHFDKJGHF when they hear this? Because I am.

Every. Single. Note. that comes out of that guitar, I tell you. 

It’s like pure magic. 

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Here you go badgopher. One of my theme songs. You’re welcome to use it!

or you know… the original….
GRIME

Four of the biggest grime tracks dropped in 2015. Not a connoisseur’s guide, but a good starting point for the uninitiated.

Novelist x Mumdance - 1 Sec

Honestly, I’m surprised at how little Novelist has blown up this year. Dwarfed by the other breakout act of 2015, Stormzy, he has slipped under a lot of people’s radars. 1 Sec is some of the freshest sounding music to drop this year and that is in no small part due to Mumdance’s instrumental.

Skepta - Shutdown

Skepta is the leading light of the grime scene right now. After 2014′s huge “That’s Not Me”, it seemed impossible for Skepta to find even more success but he’s proving skeptics wrong. 

JME ft. Giggs - Man Don’t Care

Don’t be judgemental about people: vegan teetotaler JME has a degree in 3D digital design. 

Stormzy - Shut Up

My pick of these four tracks, Shut Up is a cypher recorded in a park. Who needs a studio version? Everything about this is perfect.It is a great take on the “backed by the squad” genre of music videos and Stormzy’s charisma shines through as he deftly rips through bars about where he’s at in 2015.

Today at The Market
  • Me:*buys $20.46 of Crystal Light drink mix*
  • Mom, to cashier:I really need to convince her to drink straight water.
  • Cashier:*is trying really hard not to laugh*
  • Mom:Well, I suppose there are worse drinking habits to have. She's such a teetotaler she doesn't even drink tea.
  • Cashier:I didn't know people still used that word.
  • Cash register:Transaction complete
  • Me:Can we go now?
Although, I just remembered, the ACTUAL best part of the concert last night may have been when John said, "Kevin, do I sense the beginning of a bromance between you and Martin?"

Literally may have been one of the funniest moments. 

askmisssashamagick asked:

So if your ideal girl didn't happen to like or drink alcohol, that wouldn't be a problem then, would it lads? I'm a teetotaler myself and I'm just curious.

Dean: Absolutely not. I’d admire her even more. It’s just in this life; some nights you want to forget.