Monday, November 03, 2008

what the?


at some point last night we decided it would be more fun to play our game of dice naked. do you know the term party naked? yep, that was us. all four of us sitting around my glass dining room table playing a drinking game naked...

sheesh...

it doesn't happen often, but sometimes when I've had too much to drink too fast I'll force yattle. last night was one of those nights... after drinking an entire thirty pack we drank the better part of a handle of vodka, then we switched to jeager, and finally poached a twelve pack from the neighbor who wasn't home and pounded those down as well. at some point i realized i wasn't going to last much longer with all that alcohol in my stomach so i purged it. i feel like i could go with out booze for a week now.

except...

tonight is a friends surprise birthday party at a bar in town. no food, just drinks... i hate flaking on friends and flaked on them several weeks ago, so tonight is not an option. sitting around at a bar doesn't even remotely sound like fun to me right now... but who knows, after a few cold beers i might be back in action once again...

other news...

a friend from work had her home flooded with mud and debrison Saturday night. she was sitting on the couch watching television during the storm and thought she heard someone knocking at her door. when she opened it to see who was there a torrent of mud and water came flooding in. she grabbed her one dog that could walk through it and hiked up the mountain to safety. one of our boys drove a backhoe through the three foot deep mud flow and scooped her older yellow lab up in the bucket and drove him back through the onslaught of shit to safety...
i drove down there a few minutes ago and we have a team of guys mucking out her house and porch. nothing like shoveling a foot of mud off the carpet eh? two feet of mud on the porch and her yard and forty years worth of rose bushes is three feet under mud, rocks, tree limbs, etc...
we've been preparing for this for weeks and her property was/is scheduled to receive government k-rails this week. (k-rails are those concrete barriers you see on highways.) they are all stacked uselessly at the top of her road... damn....
she is taking it pretty good and even tried to sleep in her home last night. the bedroom door was closed and received less damage. insurance people are on the way and we are working as fast as we can to get it cleanable and ready for the next storm... wish her luck and hopefully the worst is behind her...
so folks other than that little story, i haven't got much for you. we Halloweened it in town at a friends and stayed in the hotel. the highlight was that i got to watch some television till early in the morning. Saturday sat around working and watching movies in front of the wood burning stove. Sunday some friends came up and we went for a hike down to the creek to check on our water system. then engaged in some serious and heavy drinking...
after tonight i think ill take another stab at a week of sobriety! have a great week all!!!

18 comments:

Leah said...

Zack, this post was full of good writing, stories of horrible adventure and nature's wrath, but I'm still stuck on the forced yattling. I can't shake it, dude! You're like a Roman emperor!!!!

INNER VOICES said...

leah, thank you... i'd be feeling like a burned truck tire right now if i hadn't done that for myself... its really no big deal, pop a finger as deep as it will go down the throat and blammo! hahahahaaa...

thanks for commenting!

Dr Zibbs said...

Ohhh behave.

INNER VOICES said...

zibbs, thanks but uh... i never behave. i tried once, it didnt work out.

Megan said...

Did you hike to the creek naked?

INNER VOICES said...

no that was earlier in the day, the naked games weren't till later!

denim said...

i drove by the grange yesterday wondering about said person and if she was going to need help with sandbagging or whatnot. damn. too late. but, if need be and i am available, i'd love to help her out.

so where's your surprise party? bakery?

Leni Qinan said...

And what did you say yo were playing? Naked poker and naked drinking? At a crystal table? Four of you?

(*scratches her chin and thinks she needs to improve quickly her poker skills*)

Sorry about your friend, the girl who had her home flooded -it must be terrible to see your belongings go away in a torrent of mud and have the house all flooded-. Good thing she can rely on friends :)

Have a nice and sober week!

MJ said...

Glass table?

All I can think about is the upkeep with Windex and all.

INNER VOICES said...

denim, its some place in town, luccas? some shit like that.. alyses party if you want to join after six before seven, as it is a surprise!

leni, hahaha, it was sort of a dice gambling game... cheese and were talking at lunch saying "what the fuck were we doing?" whoops...

mj, its easy to see when its clean and dirty...

denim said...

luk-ass? tf is that?

oooooooohhhh

luca's?

hah

sandal man turnin 60, surprise tonite too. funny

FirstNations said...

aw hell, i thought I invented the 'party purge'! last time i did it i'd been pounding peppermint schnapps and beer all night. it was a curiously refreshing experience. curious, refreshing and...somehow christmassy.

never played naked dice. played naked trivial pursuit, though. PARTY NERD!!

Suzanne said...

I don't belong here, do I? Ahhhhhh, I do, but you make me completely fucking wacky. What the hell am I going to do with you? I want you to live to 100, but at the rate you're going, 50's looking iffy. But please forgive me, I'm an amazing poker player. I could have beaten the naked pants off you an Cheese. Trust me!!! And I probably wouldn't have even noticed you were naked!!! I'm very focued when it comes to poker. I played with the best at Berkeley. Every Friday night. The best poker player I've ever met...Erik. He's now a big shot math professor at the University of Hawaii. (If Rob new I was writing this, he'd kill me!) Hey Erik!!! Erik is a genius. No, that's not a play on words, he really is. And God could he play one mean game of poker while high as a kite. He'd get done humiliating us and go to the Oaks Club in Oakland to win real money. Bastard. Also Laura and Michael. Laura was my best friend until I walked off the tennis court on her after a bad call. She never forgave me. I don't blame her. Michael was her honey. They got married. Laura became a lawyer and was the first woman ever to head a really, really, really important government agency. If I told you which one, you'd know her and Rob would get really pissed. Her hubby became a doctor at Columbia. They're divorced. They have two kids. He hit on me in the early 80's while we were still in college, Rob doesn't know that, nor does Laura. I knew their marriage would never work. What? My life is so wacky!!! Of course I told him to f*** off.

Why am I writing all this? Because I can. It's a good place to let shit go. And I think that's what life is all about. Letting shit go because you never know when mud is going to come flying in the door and ruin your life. I know really, really important people, and you know what, they're just like you and me. Flawed. And as Linda Elerby kindly reminds us..."And so it goes."

I love you Zack. Please be kind to yourself because I'd like you to stick around.

XO

We vote in less than 12 hours. Please vote smart.

With so much love,
Me! ;)

BEAST said...

Bleeeughhhhhhh!
If I had to see any of my friends nekkid (Some of them are really ghastly) the purging would come easier than you think.
Gross

Queen Goob said...

I'm with Beast...nekid friends? BLEK!

Z you are such a good friend; so glad you guys helped out the lady at work AND were able to save the dogs. Too bad you're not CDO (that's OCD alphabetized) and carry your camera around like the rest of us.

Keep us posted and let us know if there is anything that those of us far away can do to help your friend out.

Random Chick said...

Naked anything is fun in my book. Yay for you!!!

Daisy said...

sobriety is not a bad thing...as long as it is done in moderation...

INNER VOICES said...

firstys, *song from andrew wk pops into head* "we love to party, lets party..."

suz, so laura was married to rob?

beast... glad someone made the connection!

goob! so no partying naked for you then!? thanks for the offer, we just bought and installed her a new water heater this morning!

random, it was all cheeses idea!
although she will say i started it by sitting down at the table with no shorts on...

daisy, thankyou. i think once a month is well within those stipulations...