Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge



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So I quit drinking a while back. Well, a week ago to be exact. But that week included Oktoberfest AND Ireland nearly beating Italy in Croke Park. So we’ll call it a month. Oh, and I’m living in a fake town now. So, we’ll call it two months.

Haven’t really figured out yet if this is a long or short term thing. But it’s certainly been a revelation so far. On Sunday morning, I woke up and decided to get the papers. I didn’t know where I’d left my house keys when I came in the night before. So I thought about it for a minute and I then remembered. That was pretty unprecedented for starters… But I didn’t stop there. Today I went to the supermarket and bought food, which isn’t something I’d normally do. Next thing I know, I’m planning meals – not just for today, but for tomorrow and the day after as well. I went to the fruit market next and bought fruit. I even exchanged flirtatious glances with a woman who was also making buying fruit.

Okay, I didn’t end up going for coffee with her or anything (it’s my first week!) But still, come on, it was like an episode of Seinfeld or something. All I need now is a wacky neighbour…

October 13th, 2009.

15 Responses to “OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN’!”

  1. Rosemary Says:

    Well I have an instinctive distrust of people who don’t drink, so I don’t think it’s going to work out between us after all. No hard feelings?

  2. Eoin Says:

    That’s not exactly what I meant Rosemary… I was thinking more along these lines:


  3. maria Says:

    Well shes whacky enough anyway lol!

  4. Adrian Russell Says:

    I’m planning on giving it up for November. I’ll be interesed to see how you get on. God speed.

  5. Rosemary Says:

    Eoin, yes I got that, I was trying to make a little joke. Clank (lead balloon).
    Maria, I’m really not.

  6. El Kid Says:

    I know Rosemary, its unfortunate. I mean how many time will you have to tell people you’re not insane before they finally start believing you?

  7. Eoin Says:

    Ah Jesus, even without a hangover I can do without waking up to this.

    EK – you’re barred from now on.

  8. El Kid Says:

    Tenner bets you don’t know how to do that!

  9. El Kid Says:


  10. Eoin Says:

    Okay, you’re going into voluntary exile then.

  11. Colin Says:

    Going strong Butler, but yer going to need a vent for the stress soon, if not already. Take up a sport or join a gym. Maybe the women will let you join a ‘Curves’.

    Or get a Wii and join the millions round the world who look like flailing idiots.

  12. Rosemary Says:

    I agree with Colin, and with EK for that matter, I need to try harder to prove my sanity. *thinking face* Watch this space.

  13. El Kid Says:

    I don’t think you have to prove your sanity Rosemary, just behave sanely. That usually does the trick!

  14. Rosemary Says:

    EK, really?!! I have been living my life all wrong, obviously.

  15. Conal Says:

    *thinking face* heh

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