Monthly Archives: June 2012

Mind your manners


If you have manners, you must mind them. If you haven’t any manners, you must kill yourself, begging your pardon, the correct instruction is ‘you must acquire some.’ A summary on manners for all occasions: Imagine if someone spoke to you the way you speak to them, said to you the things you say to them and did to you the things you do to them; then ask yourself- would I mind? If you enjoy being treated like a degenerate, get help. If not, try not to treat others that way. It’s pleasant (mostly) to take ‘a crap’, not take ‘crap from others.’ And… There is vodka to be had.






When this creature of the drink is not in a deep state of inebriation, she transforms into a worm of the bookiest kind. Today’s recommendation has been wonderful to read. A quote: ‘You are free to treat this book like science fiction, fantasy or exotic travel literature. Are there really men like Stephen Fry on this planet? Goodness, how alien some people are. And if I am not alone, then you are not alone, and hand in hand we can marvel together at the strangeness of the human condition.’ Stephen Fry


An introduction


She calls upon the wisdom of Bram Stoker, in his Mystery Story, Dracula, to offer a sober introduction to this vodka addict’s blog:

‘How these papers have been placed in sequence will be made manifest in the reading of them. All needless matters have been eliminated, so that a history almost at variance with the possibilities of latter-day belief may stand forth as simple fact. There is throughout no statement of past things wherein memory may err, for all the records chosen are exactly contemporary, given from the standpoints and within the range of knowledge of those who made them.’

And it was so.

The inspiration for my introduction.