Welp. Today’s the day, folks. For the first-ever Fingers open discussion thread, I want to know: are you planning to get drunk tonight as you watch the election results roll in? What’s the plan: a Zoom call with family, or a “party” with your housemates/social pod? Have you picked your poison yet? Inquiring minds (your Fingers editor) would like to know. See you in the comments, and regardless of what/whether you’re drinking, stay safe out there.
Hello and welcome to the Fingers election day/night open thread! I'm dead sober and drinking coffee at the moment. For my part—and this is subject to change without notice of course—I'm planning to have a few drinks this evening while hanging out at the backyard election "party" of a friend who is running for a seat in the South Carolina state legislature. Gonna try to stick with beer, with the assumption that we're going to see this thing drag out for the next few days/weeks and there's no need to completely incapacitate myself on Night #1 of Our (Next) National Nightmare.
one of the voting in person traditions i'm missing this year is taking a beer with me to the booth
I think I've hit the wall in terms of any more real productivity? My usual quitting time is about 2 hours from now, but I really have nothing left. However... we have a pretty full fridge (which is standard). My husband bought a 12pack of Two Hearted the other day and called it Election Night supplies but he seems to have drunk most of it. I grabbed an extra bottle of wine on Sunday. Probably gonna fix a martini in like half an hour? This feels like a really weird day so I'm not entirely sure how to proceed.
We specifically bought a bottle of champagne in 2016 earlier in the day, and obviously didn't open it when things became more apparent. I saved it thinking it would be impeachment champagne, but when that seemed unlikely, I drank it the day the RBG beer release I planned at Sam Adams went viral (when she was still alive and I was still employed there) because I figured it had pissed off enough Trumpers to be a symbolic victory.
Gonna try to maintain the discipline to avoid the discourse by not drinking. If the discourse finds me, probably drinking. Hoping for relief drinking snobby local beers later in the week rather than all consuming dread drinking rittenhouse
Hey Dave, Glawe here. I ordered some Orendain tequila from Jalisco and some chuchupaste root from a hippie on Etsy to make my own chucho, but I'm going to try to hold off on that stuff until tomorrow night. Tonight will be Manhattans followed by beer.
we will have a LOT of chicken tenders. drinking tk
Definitely drinking but not during the daytime. It will be later in the week until the results are finalizing so will progressively step up our game as the week grows longer.
I will be drinking but have no specific itinerary - as a side note, is this the hardest event to prepare for in the exciting arena of poisoning yourself willingly? There are only wisps of indication at what kind of drinking you're going to want to do. Wedding = happy drinking. Funeral /got dumped = sad drinking. Even sports games where there's the chance your team loses, the drinking still carries the specter of fun. The massive standard deviation of what type of drinking might be necessary this week makes this a real paradox even for experienced degenerates.
I digress - Fernet if good, Jameson if bad.