IT 5.12 went to press, which was a bit of a tussle. Should be out on Tuesday. Went to Saman Villas to get away from the email and phone with some friends. Couldn’t focus on anything all day. I’ve missed one particular boat in Colombo and that’s all I could think about. I came back reeking of arrack and got in a trishaw just to let her know. No small change so I bought four chocolate bars at Food City. They were taped together, perhaps to ensare drunken idiots. Ate one and climbed the elevator with chocolate smeared on my teeth. Too late to make a difference, but at least I said something. Like 400 times over and over. I think I also threatened to kill some people. I had some sober talking points but I was a little too knackered to stick to them. Drunkity drunk drunk.
And that is all I have to say about that. I’m actually getting better at handling relationships, which is kinda sad. This time the self-destruction was at least on purpose.
PS. I like alcohol for aesthetic reasons, but I actually get drink quite infrequently. For actual stories I’d recommend Scourge. Sri Lanka is a nation of borderline alcoholics and everybody has their stories. I have not yet begun to embarass myself.