Monday, 4 April 2011

The Tipsy Canuck Strikes Back!

I'm going to let you all in on a little secret - some insider information about the behind-the-scenes goings on here at The TASG. We email each other a lot - not always blog related. Usually about something funny or interesting that happened in our lives. Sometimes these email threads inspire post ideas. An email I sent Tom and Lauren Saturday night (or early Sunday really) inspired this week's theme:

Things I Never Do Sober

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* We here at The TASG are not raging alcoholics, but we do drink socially. Don't judge us!

I'd love to fill you in on what my email talked about in reference to this topic, but that's just not possible. It's a bit personal in nature. But there are plenty of things I willingly do when I'm intoxicated that I would never do sober.

1) Dance - I am not really the type of person who enjoys dancing in front of people - unless I've been drinking. I am shy and awkward on the dance floor, but if I've had a few glasses of wine at a wedding I suddenly can't get enough.

2) Sing - Not by myself, but along with music playing at the bar (either the stereo or a live band). Especially if it's something by The Beatles. I love busting out a little "Hey Jude."

3) Hug people - I'm not usually a touchy-feely person, but if I've imbibed a bit I suddenly feel more open to hugging.

4) Talk to strangers - I don't usually strike up conversations with people I don't know in my everyday, sober life. But I can be quite the charmer at the pub.

5) Text people I shouldn't - There are people in my life who I shouldn't text late at night after I've been drinking. I would never do this sober.

6) Not care that I am wearing my sweater inside out at a keg party - This is a true story. I'd taken the sweater off because I was hot, but put it back on later inside out.

7) Walk home without shoes - My shoes hurt my feet, so I took them off.

8) Talk loudly about how badly I have to pee - Usually this happens when I'm walking home and really have to pee.

9) Flirt - I am an awkward flirt most of the time, but sometimes the demon rum transforms this Canuck.

10) Write my phone number on a guy's hand - I did this once and he didn't call. I don't know if this situation would have happened sober. Not likely.

Hey Tom!, don't make it bad. Take a sad song and make it better!



  1. How about willingly sit on a cold patio in April?

  2. Ha ha ha....yeah...that's so true.

  3. Hehe. I love this post. And that picture! Oh man, too funny!

    I dance when I'm sober, but I get REALLY into it when I'm not. I've also been known to sing along with whatever music is playing. Especially I'm at an 80's night or at a gay club where they play all of that techno/disco crap I know all of the words to for whatever reason. If I'm not careful, I can easily become that person who exclaims "I LOVE THIS SONG" during the first three beats of every track. I'll talk more about that on Friday. Haha.

    I am also uncharacteristically flirtatious when there is alcohol in my system...sometimes to the level where it is downright embarrassing the next day...

  4. "I love this song!" - so true! I am guilty of this as well. I can't wait to hear more on Friday.

  5. The amount of times I've text people I shouldn't have is awful. The worst is when you wake up forgetting you'd ever text them, and only realise once you look through your phone. Feel the shame come flooding back...

    I have also walked home with my shoes off. It's liberating.

  6. yeah, I've never forgotten I've texted people...but feel shame just the same.

    The shoes thing was because they were cheap and hurting my feet...I just took them off and walked barefoot.