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Thursday, August 19, 2010

GRIMACE, PHASE, STUMBLE

For Three Word Wednesday
And Friday Flash 55


ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD

The final phase
of the celebration.
In keeping with tradition
One more for the road.
Double shot of single malt whiskey.
Brace yourself
Down the hatch
Shudder… Grimace.
Short walk home transforms to marathon stagger
as cold night air triggers full effect of the alcohol.
Pocket, keys, door, lock – finger fumble
precedes stumble into bed.

33 comments:

  1. Better than a short drive home after one of these! Sadly, too many people do still get behind a wheel...

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  2. Thanks Jinksy; Even walking doesn't always get you home... sometimes wake up in a field...

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  3. ..at least he found his bed...

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  4. been there, done that. Glad the subject wasn't driving.

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  5. Thanks Thom; This story has a relatively happy ending.

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  6. Stan, Thanks for visiting my blog. First time here am impressed with your word play, Effects of alcohol, and stumbled to bed was great..

    do keep coming to my blog and feed me with your thoughts..

    --Someone Is Special--

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  7. Thanks SIS; Good of you to visit too.

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  8. I'd LOVE to live that close to a Bar!
    Excellent 55 Stan.
    Thanks for playing this week, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  9. until you wake up and wonder where you are...lol. nice 55.

    my 55

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  10. The classic marathon stumble after a good celebration

    nice 55

    moon smiles my friend

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  11. Thanks to:
    G-Man; Going is close, coming back somehow seems furter...
    Brian; If you don't, you haven't done it properly.
    Moondustwriter; Now, what was it we were celebrating...?

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  12. I would say memories of youth, but there times we simply don't remember ;-)

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  13. Oh yes - can relate to this and the northern ending"Where the hell have you been?" lol!
    Great one.

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  14. Ummm.... Nope! No, don't know what that's like... nope, nope... never...

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  15. Thanks to:
    Anthony; That's my excuse...
    Mrs. Nesbitt; We got talking and...
    Eric; Phew...! Thought it was just me...

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  16. unfortunately hits close to home.

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  17. tipsy Stanski? :D that was somewhat flowing in narration...!

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  18. My grandfather used to call that last one the "road shortener". I gave up shortening roads over 20 years ago. Great 55, my friend. My 55 is HERE .

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  19. Glad you were walking, Stan! I got over the temptation to get to the stumble stage years ago when some sort of self-preservation mechanism clicked into place. Now I fall asleep before I can drink too much. I discovered this phenomenon after falling asleep in some very odd places. ;-)

    P.S. I like your elephant skin motif.

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  20. At least there was no drinking and driving. Excellent 55 my friend. Have a great Friday :)

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  21. I remember when this was common. Thankfully this part of my life is over. Grimace.

    (55) Fifteen is far too young . . .

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  22. Thanks to:
    5th Sister; Drink can become drink problem all too easily.
    Leo; I do my celebrating at home these days.
    Monkey Man; Recovery is always a long road.
    Pattiken; Same for me - that's why I don't go out drinking any nore.
    Thom; I never got to the stage where I had to drive to a drink.
    Cheryl; We've all been there - most of us don't stay there.

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  23. So glad it's a walk. Funniest thing I ever saw was a drunk on a bike!

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  24. Thanks Teresa; Even the thought of it makes me smile.

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  25. Stumbling is much better than driving.

    Mine’s here.

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  26. Thanks KB; In that state, house keys are hard enough to handle - Car keys...? Forget about it...

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  27. You stumbled into your bed (without incident)... what more do you need?!?!? :)
    Smile and sleep well now :)

    A cool drunken 55!!!

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  28. Thanks Kavita; Without incident... ? Not sure... but I'll find out tomorrow...

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  29. The next 55 can be about the headache and hangover!!

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  30. Thanks Buzzard; I have a week to get over it...

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  31. too true. though the keys are usually dropped a couple times before the door unlocks. This brought a smile to my face and the memories of some "celebrations" of my own.

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  32. Thanks Luminair; I don't think too many will be unable to relate.

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