Note To Self: If You Value Your Sobriety

Do not go for dollar pots at the Purple Turtle with the artist formerly known as Bentendo.

Note to anyone I may have texted, emailed, or left blog comments for over the last few hours (note post timestamp, AEST): Please disregard.

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13 Responses to Note To Self: If You Value Your Sobriety

  1. Culture Gap!
    Was ist der dollar pot?

  2. teigan

    It’s a pot – which is like a half-pint (it’s foreign to me too, I come from New South Wales; we talk about ‘schooners’ and ‘middies’) – filled with beer and served with… you know, with beer in it.
    And it costs a dollar (about 40p) between eight and nine pm on Tuesdays at The Purple Turtle to buy one. After nine pm they cost two dollars. Work it out yourself.
    They’re alcoholic and will induce drunkenness if consumed with Bentendo in silly numbers.
    If you have port at home, you will find yourself writing regrettable emails and blog comments at 1:38am.
    It’s to do with the nervous system. I read about this once. I know what I’m talking about.

  3. (Not-so) Mighty Mite

    Sounds like the dregs pots that I recall hearing about.
    I read about them once. I think they were in pubs in the times before health and safety and any dregs left in glasses or the drip trays were poured in. if you were desperate for your booze fix, you could buy large quantites for very little money.
    I think there’s a proper name for it… oh yeah! ‘Crazy-making pot of much-sickness’.
    Are you hungover now?

  4. Being originally from Adelaide – the measurement is totally different again.
    The sizes from smallest to highest are butchers, schooners and pints.
    When I was an undergraduate, every Friday night at our Uni Tavern between 6-8pm was $1 Pints. But that was in the days of student union subsidised alcohol, when students drank more than studied….and, ahem, 15 years ago. I might go cry now.

  5. I think the warning should be don’t go to the purple turtle.
    Well, you’ve learnt one way rather than the other.

  6. teigan

    Mite –
    I think there’s a proper name for it… oh yeah! ‘Crazy-making pot of much-sickness’.
    Heh.
    Are you hungover now?
    Actually no. I drank loads and loads of water before I went to bed. Works! (If you can remember.) I may still be drunk, though.
    JC –
    When I was an undergraduate, every Friday night at our Uni Tavern between 6-8pm was $1 Pints. But that was in the days of student union subsidised alcohol, when students drank more than studied….and, ahem, 15 years ago. I might go cry now.
    Baby! Don’t cry. I’m going to be an undergraduate again in a few short weeks. And I am, I believe, only slightly younger than you, temporally speaking.
    It is Never Too Late.
    Except for the $1 pints part. We will not see their like again
    Triptessa –
    I think the warning should be don’t go to the purple turtle.
    Not at all. It has a nice name, it has pool tables, it is within staggering distance of my house and, for better or worse, it has dollar pots on Tuesdays. Which I maintain despite all evidence to the contrary is a Good Thing.
    Also, during said happy hour they always play The Smiths for some reason. Not that I particularly like The Smiths these days, but it is very nostalgic and shit.
    See above. Happy in the haze of a drunken hour, I can feel like I’m sixteen again. Especially towards the end, when I throw up.

  7. bentendo

    hahahaa, we only had about 8 which is under 4 pints, and i was taking it easy cos teigan was drinking so slow.
    i got up at 6 and went to work. someone needs to get back into training.

  8. teigan

    Stop it, you’re ruining my comedy overindulgence schtick.
    Eight *each*. In an hour. Is a lot!
    Aight, aight – for a lightweight like me it’s a lot.
    I will (see above) be a student again soon though. So I guess you’re right, I need to raise my tolerance. And fast.
    Same time next week?

  9. So essentially it’s a pint of beer for 2 dollars?
    I guess that cheap… which makes it kinda special. I guess. The culture gap makes it sound normal. My beer is £2.50
    Which is like 6 dollars.

  10. I’ve fully succumb to the cheapness.
    A pint of beer (served in two halfs) for 80 British pence is a good deal.
    It’s funny, last night we were at the pub and talked briefly of going to Melbourne for some drinks. In our collective heads, the trip would be funded by a naive aquaintence who is desperate for friends.
    I reckon he’d take us.

  11. teigan

    Do you actually have such an acquaintance, or were they just a theoretical construct?
    If the latter, your conclusion is worthless. If the former, you could verify it by asking them.

  12. teigan

    I could start an advice service, me.
    That will be £1.
    Less than the price of a beer! Can’t complain.

  13. bentendo

    mate,
    call us tomorrow. we could go again.

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