Lockdown leads to renewing friendships both old, new


It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere. Yep, at the top of each hour somewhere in the world,  it’s 5 o’clock.

 It happens at least twice a day at my house lately. Twice on the clock and then as many times as necessary off the clock.

 I’ve gotten to know many new friends thanks to this policy and the now two-month lockdown.

 So, those who know me know I’m a beer drinker. But, since this all started, I’ve become fed up with corona and I started to wine a lot.

 I decided that with all this free time I should answer the lifelong question of which is better — red or white? I got a bottle of each with the goal of getting to the bottom of it.

 And, boy did I get to the bottom of it. The problem is when I got there, I forgot the question.

 Not only that, things started to look a little fuzzy so I decided to get my glasses. A glass of cognac and a glass of vodka.

 I didn’t know if it would help, but it was worth a shot … or two. 

Now that was punny but, as you know, alcohol puns are always in pour taste.

 Well, I might be getting a little punchy being locked up with all this virus hysteria everywhere in the world.

 So, maybe some other world would be better to hang out in for a while. I gathered some friends such as Jim Beam, Jose Cuervo and Jack Daniels. We’ve decided to hit the high seas with a ship run by Captain Morgan.

 I honestly can’t remember when I’ve had a better time. Actually, I couldn’t remember this time either. So, I thought it might be a nice time to get off the high seas and dry out. You guessed it. A dry martini.

 To pass the time a little faster, I called my best friend Johnnie Walker (regards to JW) and we sat down for a rousing game of cards. You guessed it again — we played Gin. Starting to sense a pattern here?

 Well, here’s to everything getting back to normal soon. Real soon because I’m starting to think it’s better to be a good liver than to have one.

 Seriously though folks, just joking and trying to make you smile because alcohol humor is the best — bar none.