Sobriety is Overrated

24 Oct


This will be the first and last sober entry you shall come across.

Well, that’s not true. A cider and a glass and a half of red wine down, I can’t really claim myself to be sober.

You know, I have been trying and trying to find my niche of what to write about, how to get my blog out there. Sure I write beautiful entries for myself in my own personal journal, but that is just far too – well, personal! How can I share that with the world?

There might just be an obvious answer to that.

I am the manager – or newly appointed Assistant Administrative Director – or something or other – at a coffee shop in the middle of nowhere. I enjoy making coffee. You know I actually once got myself a job as a supervisor at an ice cream shop in North Wales by simply telling them I wanted the job because I like coffee and I like ice cream – it’s amazing what a bit of honesty will get you!

There is a point to this, I promise.

I work in a coffee shop because of my honesty above – I really like coffee. What’s more than my enjoyment of coffee is my love of making coffee. It’s like a potions lesson to me. How do I get it to layer just so? What is the exact amount of time before the shots of espresso go stale? (Damn, I just realized this thing doesn’t give me the little red squiggly line that tells me I’ve done something wrong with my typing). How do I make rice milk froth as brilliantly as whole milk? – and so on! (hmm, I am venturing away from my point somewhat)

During my enjoyment of my job, a woman stopped in. We began chit-chatting, and low and behold, she is a writer – and somewhat successful at that! She told me about the books she wrote and the blog that got her known.

It tickles me when I meet actual real writers in the flesh – the normal people that pop into a coffee shop and can show you they’re nothing different than you other than they simply found their formula that worked for them. She simple told me, to every question I asked, was to find my niche.

So here I am, finding my niche.

I have many niches. But the problem is, I have difficulty limiting myself to one niche – at least with enough passion to write regularly on a topic. I am an American (kind of)! I was raised into an ADD nation! I can’t keep focus on one topic for a year! That’s perpostuous! Yes, I don’t know really how to spell that word, but it is so!

Then, in a craving for a glass of red wine to slosh through my system (I won’t lie, it was British comedy which created the craving), lighting struck, and my brain gave way to my ADD niche.


I can write about all I want, whatever I want, as long as I am far from sober, or at least, off the sober beaten path.

I will have no restraints, or rather, less restraints on my ideas and thoughts, and who knows – all manner of typing might be out the window! In these cases, those which discontinue my understanding of how to work a basic computer, I will attempt to use a video blog. There will be times when my method of inebriation will also discontinue my mental database which grants me access to speech, but we will cross that bridge when it comes!

I will promise to you, the reader, that I will explore different means to a complete utter non-sobriety (Because Sobriety is entirely over-rated) and bring completely giberish straight to you, the reader.

Perhaps I should lay down some ground work. Well, I’ll leave that for another entry.



Posted by on October 24, 2013 in wine


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4 responses to “Sobriety is Overrated

  1. sj

    October 26, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Your writing (and wine coloured honesty) makes me smile. Thanks for following me so I could find you!

  2. Linda Werner

    November 7, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Hahaha! Love it! My body decided it no longer wanted alcohol not too long ago. Apparently, I cashed in my drinking chips too early. I’m happy to live vicariously through you 😉

    • NeuronTree

      November 7, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      It’s a good thing when you can listen to your body. I will do my best to make my experiences a worthwhile experience for you! 🙂

  3. NeuronTree

    February 28, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Reblogged this on Scribing English and commented:

    This is where it started – the forming of Fermented Fridays. I didn’t know it at the time. In fact, I thought I was just writing, while drunk. But truly this is what gave me the inspiration. All writers drink. Look at – well, all of them.
    I think the reason I’m not drunk more often is because I often find myself out of wine. And while Gin is my runner-up, it just doesn’t have the same class to me as a glass of red wine does. After all, any one who’s any one drinks red wine in Game of Thrones, so it *must* be the highest of class!


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