A bit of a shocker probably for many of our loyal followers, but one of the Lords of the Drinks is doing a sobriety challenge. Today is Micky’s third day without alcohol and he got curious to see for how long he could last under this self-imposed prohibition. Some time ago we launched our own test to check how much of an alcoholic you are. Now it’s time to check how well a hardcore drinker can stand getting cut off. Don’t worry, he’s not going to quit drinking. And definitely no AA-crap or something. There is no target in an amount of days or weeks, the goal or shape of the the experiment might even change from time to time. The last few years Micky was never cut off for more than ten days in a row.
Still it will be mighty interesting to see when the body or the mind starts screaming for booze. Which occasions are too tempting and make our ‘labrat’ grab for the bottle. What substitudes for booze will be used. Our buddy Nick Polly from Russia had a weblog called Vegetarian Diaries about something simular, where he cut himself off from meat. He held on quite well, but also slipped during the experiment. Besides big alcohol consumers, the Lords of the Drinks are also true carnivores. Being vegetarian or sober therefor is simply unnatural for us. But only by pushing our limits we get stronger. And let´s not forget the convenient fact that the situation in Micky´s wallet will without a doubt prosper in this period of sobriety.
Especially since he doesn´t consider himself to be a smoker. Micky claims to say he only smokes when he drinks. The fact that many people believe he is a full time smoker may be seen as the consequence of a structural dry throat. So we are thrilled about this experiment, but also like to point out that we are in no way trying to encourage other people to cut down on their drinking. The third day is almost over, we´ll keep you up to date about the developments.