Gin, tater-tots, and explodie things

Yesterday, I drowned my not-writer’s-block in gin, gorged on tater-tots, and watched a light and fluffy blow-em-up movie: Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Yeah, gin is probably not the healthiest way to deal with writerly frustrations, but it seemed like a good idea at the time. And considering what alcohol does to my system (my GI tract is in full rebellion today), it’s not like I don’t pay for my mild excesses–very mild even, I had one drink. I’m such a lightweight.

But hey, it worked!


Writing Stuff

New Words:
700 words on a new Japanese Fantasy: “Birds of White Rhythm.”
It seems that after I made peace with the notion of not working on either the novel or the folktale, my muse relented. I even managed to come up with an appropriate title right off the bat.

Or, I suppose it could’ve been the gin.

Club 100 For Writers
After a couple days of not-writer’s-block I’m back to 1 again. Sigh.


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15 Responses to Gin, tater-tots, and explodie things

  1. teratologist says:

    Gin is a Happy Thing.

    I’m sorry that your stomach doesn’t agree. Does mixing it with ginger ale help?

    • Eugie Foster says:

      I’m better now, after a light lunch.

      Does mixing it with ginger ale help?

      My normal “house” drink is 1 part gin, 1 part lime juice, 1 packet sweetener, and lotsa tonic–sort of a mutated Tom Collins. The tonic mostly eases the impact, but my system just doesn’t handle alcohol very well.

  2. aliettedb says:

    Gin seems to work for the muse, but I’m not sure it agrees with you at all. It doesn’t help if you don’t drink often, because your body gets used to it. I never drink alcohol, and one cup of champagne is enough to play hell with my stomach 🙁 Hope you feel better soon.

    700 words on a new Japanese Fantasy: “Birds of White Rhythm.”
    I loove that title, BTW 😀

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Yeah, alcohol in general doesn’t agree with me. My system’s not well equipped to metabolize it, a state exacerbated by me not drinking very often. Ergo, my occasional forays into drunken debauchery are pretty tame.

      Well, at least it’s pretty unlikely that I’ll ever become a lush.

  3. Eugie Foster says:

    You mean the Two Lumps mood icons? They’re used by permission of (Mel Hynes, the writer of the strip). She made a bunch of them for snaggage. I don’t have the link on me now, but if you drop her a comment on her LJ, she’ll undoubtedly be able to hook you up.

  4. Beautiful title. I am envious, because my titles are always particularly awful.

    • Eugie Foster says:

      I struggle with a lot of my stories, trying to find the right title. Sometimes I wish I could just send in submissions untitled and include a little note: “Dear Editor, if you like this one, feel free to call it whatever you like. Love, Eugie”


  5. cyber_pagan says:

    ahh, don’t despair the drink. alcohol and drugs have been the inspiration of many great writers (most of whom died from same, but what legacy’s they left!)

    • Eugie Foster says:

      I’m thinking that if I succumb to an untimely, artistic demise, it’ll be from drugs and not booze–prescription uppers and pain meds most likely. If I’m going to descend into the fiery depths of chemical dependency, then I want something to burn me out, not dope me into a stupor!

  6. dream_wind says:

    There are very few alcohols I like the taste of. And after about two drinks, I’m having an instant morning-after. So I avoid the stuff.

    Glad it worked, though!

    • Eugie Foster says:

      I’m pretty much there with you. I tend to favor the froofy stuff, alcopops and schnapps and suchlike, on the infrequent occasions when I drink–with the exception of this mutant Tom Collins gin drink I mix up at home. Most of the other stuff–beer, tequila, scotch, bourbon–makes me want to gag.

  7. Maybe it was the gin that equalled the beating your muse so richly deserved? And here I thought she was off drinking coffee somewhere. Glad she’s reappeared. I agree with some of the above, cool title, but I keep thinking of early forms of birth control and bird over-or de-population issues. I’m getting old and slightly demented, if you haven’t noticed.

  8. basletum says:

    Hmm, if I mix alcohol with Mt. Dew would I still just be a Dewaholic? or would I become an alcoDewic?

    700 words on a new Japanese Fantasy: “Birds of White Rhythm.”
    How do you come up with such cool titles?

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