Hello, my favorite drunkies! Happy March, hopefully wherever you are, spring is starting to peek out and help winter find the door. I am in Austin today, and it is FREEZING. Like, 30 degrees, going for lunch wearing a winter coat, wistfully remembering sunny days, looking longingly at the weather app, cold! A strange thing has been happening lately, and as such I have not been nearly as good about writing. After my hangover marathon in St. Barth, I have not had another one. Did I crack the code? Am I drinking whatever I want and someone feeling fine? Is 40 the new 20? HELL NO. I went to a party the other day and had 3 beers. I went to a musical and had 2 drinks. I went on a cruise and was never hungover. So if I cracked the code, I would have to say it is this, if you are going to drink way too much, do it between noon and 6 PM, then stop drinking, eat, and stay awake until at least 9:30-10:00 PM. We got the drink package on the cruise, and in order to break even on that bad boy you need to drink at least 6 drinks per day. Which seems like a hard task, but not if you start at breakfast! The point is, I have been silent here because I have not been hungover. I have however, been traveling like a crazy person, having great adventures, and dealing with a super long flare of IBD, which is not IBS, google it if you are curious. So, that brings me to right now. I hate not writing, not interacting with you all, not shamelessly promoting things, not feeling connected to all my readers and commenting super fans. But, I hate being hungover and making this stupid disease worse too. So, Hot Sauce and Aspirin, much like this writer, is going to have to evolve in order to stay alive. Which brings me to you. I travel almost without ceasing. I have been home since Saturday evening, and I leave again on Wednesday. I could definitely chronicle the travel aspect of my life, (which involves a LOT of Disney, a lot of beaches, and a lot of cheap air travel), in between the hangover stuff. However, I have a lot of faithful readers, and don’t know that their interest would translate to that. I promise, it would not be just another travel blog. There would definitely be too much drinking, dealing with chronic disease, shameless self promotion, the occasional political rant, and a lot of pictures of the good, bad and ugly of it all. What do you think? Should I shut the blog down, except for the few times a year I actually make myself sick, or should I evolve my party brand into something more? Sound off in the comments, email, facebook or instagram, @hot_sauce_and_aspirin.
And don’t lose heart, my drunkies! I may be 40, and temporarily evolving, but that never lasts long. #Cheers!