Literally just 18 reasons that I drank gin

Peter Pan street art in East London

My list of blog posts that I need to write has now topped 100. This stupidly high number isn’t because I don’t post enough (who the fuck thought I would still be slogging it out two times a week 672 posts later) but rather because I drink too much coffee and get overexcited. In caffeine driven seconds of inspiration I scribble notes into my phone which totally make sense at the time – but if I am ever arrested they will look a little ‘beautiful mind’. Anyway, because I am a semi-functioning millennial I of course am going to procrastinate on my list of posts that I should be writing and instead give you 18 reasons I have rewarded myself recently.

Adulting is tough. Seriously if there is a god he is playing a fairly fucked up game of SIMS (this morning I got stuck in a dress and while panicking in the armhole I walked into a wall). And to make matters worse, star charts apparently stop when you reach double digits. So in lieu of parent/teacher awarded stickers I have created my own reward and recognition scheme, where the reward is almost always gin.

Because you might be mildly interested (and after making it this far in the post so you deserve some pay off) here are 18 reasons I have rewarded myself for adulting. Aka 18 reasons I drank gin recently.

  1. I didn’t punch someone who was acting like a twatwaffle
  2. The place I picked to stand on the tube carriage was exactly where the doors opened AND was the only carriage with seats
  3. I actually ate my five a day two days in a row
  4. I remembered my online banking password before it locked me out for trying too many times
  5. I managed to make something resembling a cake from only three ingredients
  6. I recognised that I needed some chill time before I had a meltdown
  7. I told my flatmate I was moving out in a totally relaxed and positive manner while inwardly screaming from the awkwardness
  8. I said excuse me to a pigeon (being polite is important)
  9. I got ready in 45 minutes including a full manicure
  10. I was congratulated on my chopstick usage while in Shanghai (those 90’s hairstyles really paid off)
  11. I remembered that Sweden and Switzerland are different countries before I said something stupid
  12. I didn’t buy novelty camembert themed dinner plates for my new flat
  13. I caught the email where I had written ‘Kind retards’ instead of ‘Kind regards’ before I sent it
  14. I read two books, topping last years high score of one book
  15. I didn’t freak out when I rolled over in bed and thought a loose curl that landed on my face was actually a spider
  16. I ate an entire packet of cookies in one sitting
  17. I finally figured out how to do liquid eyeliner
  18. I remembered to text my parents and tell them how much I loved them

3 Comments

  1. September 25, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    You are literally superwoman.
    I often forget that Lithuania and Latvia are different countries. My housemate is from one of them and I honestly couldn’t tell you which.

  2. September 28, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    This post should come with a warning not to read it at work…I got as far as #13 before needing to stop before I died trying to stifle laughter.