Friday, 22 February 2013

Glug, Glug Woohoo ...

I am not much of a drinker these days
well not of alcoholic drinks anyway
I can't say the same for drinking tea of course
but alcohol and I aren't really bestest buddies
not that we were ever super close but we used to hang out occaisonally
and I always felt like we had a pleasant time together
but lately I just can't be bothered
which has to be a sign of advancing age and maturity right
stop snorting... the maturity thing has to kick in at some stage doesn't it...


Maybe I am not getting that much older, or that much more mature
perhaps there are other reasons for our fading friendship
maybe it is the fact that I have to get up at the crack of dawn
or that I always have 50 gazillion things to do
and get a headache if I even look at a drink
or maybe it is the fact that I can be best described as a glug glug woohoo drinker



Glug, glug woohoo means that after one drink I am feeling the love baby
I am relaxed and feeling the state of mild delusion that leads me to think I can do anything
 like be coordinated enough to attempt to walk and talk at the same time
and my randomness filter completely fails me
which means I bring up ridiculous things that I have been storing away in my brain
like wondering aloud whether tea flavored popcorn would be delicious
or whether horses get jealous of zebras, or do they look down on them for being so flashy???

that is all bad enough, but add in that after two drinks I am asleep no matter where we are... restaurants... someone's house... doesn't matter where... I am out like a light
and not the pretty princess sleep
we are talking drooling, snuffling and snoring like a trucker asleep...



Which makes me think that maybe it is a good thing
that my glug glug woohoo days are behind me
because while you can get away with the trucker sleep when you are young and fresh
and your partner still spares your feelings
and so wonderfully lies and tells you that you looked adorable
now it is likely to lead to your nearest and dearest perhaps recording said trucker sleep
and using it as their ringtone...


One of the few drinks I am willing to risk becoming an embarrassing ringtone over
is this summer cider with berries and mango
mainly because it tastes all light and lovely at the end of a stinking hot day
and the clink of ice cubes and the icy touch of a tall glass instantly make me feel cooler
not to mention that it is pink and oh so inviting to draw
so in the interests of having this sketch for Paint Party Friday
I will be running the gauntlet of glug glug woohoo
not right now mind as it is middle of the morning
but later in the day in the cool of the evening...xx


Here is what I have been up to this week in the studio ...

Keen As ...

56 comments:

Netty said...

You certainly made me chuckle Trace and I love your illustrations as you know. Happy PPF and have a good weekend, hugs Annette x

Tracey Grgic Potter said...

Glug,glug woohoo, love it! This painting is really beautiful Tracey.
Your post and painting has made me want to try the drink. I got a laugh out of the ring tone comment :) I'm a glug,glug, woohooer too, so it would be only one for me too or I'd be out like a light.

Jennifer McLean said...

so it seems you, me and C-granny are all in the same proverbial drunken bucket together. Mom can only drink pure beefeater gin and wine as she's deathly allergic to all other liquor. Me on the other hand gets glug, glug, woohoo from two to three small drinks. Now, I'm a funny drunk, at least that's what I'm told, just like you, my tongue gets away from me, lol.

I'm with you, mostly I couldn't be bothered but there is a strawberry wine that calls my name sometimes, I'm thinking it's a lot like your berry cider. Enjoy the evening my friend. Have a glug for me. :o)

miz katie said...

:)))))) You made my night!!!

VonnyK said...

Count me in on the glug, glug, wohoo, I can't hold my drink either but that drink does sound appetizing. Love your pics and I'm still giggling.
Von.

Christine said...

I love this piece, I love pink! Happy PPF Tracey!

Serena Lewis said...

Great sketch! I love the pinks too...gotta get me some of that cider! lol Now that I'm older, one glass of alcohol either goes right to my head or it makes me sleepy.

Have a great weekend ~ xx

JKW said...

Yummy, the pictures are terrific too. Blessings, Janet PPF

Anne Manda said...

Lovely ice cool pink drink, looks so delicious! <3

craftattack said...

Lovely illustrations! Enjoy your cool drink! Here hot cocoa is preferable just now! Valerie

bella lullo said...

Questo disegno รจ come sempre meraviglioso! Adoro i colori che hai scelto!
Bellalullo

Lime Tree said...

Oh my gawd! You made me laugh out very loud with the zebra x horses outfits! Too awesome! Horses sure thing should be jealous - zebra's outfits are so much more fun! :D

Amazing jaw-dropping work as always! Thanks for doing it!

Maria Ontiveros said...

So much of this rings true to me! I no longer have more than two drinks, ever. Otherwise, I end up with night sweats and insomnia. And, more often than not, I skip drinks all together. It really helps with the weight loss - LOL!
Rinda
Happy PPF!

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Your illustrations are always so light and refreshing as are your anecdotes, the always make me smile :) HPPF

Giggles said...

Oh my how can you resist such a beautiful drink...all that pink is making me thiiiirrrsty!!! If only I could pronounce the darn stuff!!

I used to have an affection for it, however it likes me less and less as I age...last night at dinner with friends I had green tea instead of wine....so lame!! Plus I don't drink and drive!!Not so lame!!

Love this illustration and all your amazing humor!!

Enjoy your weekend!!
Hugs Giggles

Kokopelli said...

Lovely rose color. Happy PPF!

Catherine Constance said...

Lol, my glug glug whoohoo days are over too. I'm a two glass limit girl now..can't cope with the headache. I have a friend who was rushed to emergency after one drink to have her stomach pumped when she was in her 20s. She got the whoohoo without the glug glug. Loving your pink painting..it's such a pretty colour it might be worth the whoohoo.. xx

Catherine Constance said...

ps..maybe you should talk to a horse whisperer to see what horses really think about zebras...I'm going to be wondering about that all day now.. :)

Stephanie Corder said...

Love your pink mango delight...all it needs is one of those umbrellas!
xx

Redanne said...

Thank you for the smile Trace, love your post today and also love your beautiful painting. I am afraid that I am with you on the drink....... just one sip and I'm away.... Hugs, Anne x

TwinkleToes2day said...

You are the MOST entertaining of bloggers. I never fail to be cheered when I come visiting you. Your painting is fab, the colour's oh so inviting to drink, but like you, I dinna partake very often at all these days. The thought of knowing that headache is going to be laughing ever so loudly whilst fighting with the young one to get dressed eat & go out/school - (whatever! just leave me alone!), is sooo not worth it. Enjoy the rest of your day - and remember - take water with it :0) Mo x

Lorraine said...

love your drawings and I only have an occaisonal glass of wine with an evening meal now too..happy ppf

Sandra Busby said...

Haha! I can really relate to this! I just can't drink like I used to either - Though I still try ;0)
Somehow it affects me much quicker these days - but instead of getting all giddy and that feeling of 'I can do anything', I just tend to get sleepy... Ugh - this forty-something is all a bit pants at times isn't it, lol!
I LOVE your pink painting! I've never seen this cider over here...

soulbrush said...

All I can remember about my 'glug glug wohoo' days, was that after one drink I felt so hot I started taking off my clothes- so those days ended very very quickly. Do remember them fondly though.
Happy PPF ms 'hasbeen a glugger wahooer'.

WrightStuff said...

I would love to go out for a couple of bevvies with you - with my tolerance for alcohol matching yours it could get very messy (or we'll both just fall asleep!).

Wonderful illustration. I wouldn't mind trying that cider - sounds lovely!

ann @ studiohyde said...

What a great colour for a drink.

Jessica Sporn said...

I, too, am an extremely cheap date. 1/2 a glass of wine is like truth serum -- there's no filter anymore and I let it all hang out. Not very attractive! But your painting, on the other hand, is very attractive! Love it! Happy PPF!

Nic McLean said...

oh Tracey - I love that description - glug glug wahoo - it seems that we are cut from the same cloth m'dear as I am exactly the same. I was never a big drinker- I mean in my younger days I would often go out drinking but I could never hold my drink that well before I'd be drunk. It took me a long time to learn when I'd reached the point of 'one more drink and the room will start spinning'. Now, I like the idea of a relaxing drink but the reality is I'd rather use my calorie intake on crisps than on alcohol!!
This drink you've painted so beautifully does look and sound lovely though and perhaps if I lived somewhere that stinking hot days even existed I would partake of just the one glass to cool me down at sunset too!

Linda said...

:):):) great post-beautifull illustration too!! That drink sure sounds wonderful...

Jenny Blair said...

heehee! delighted to have been lead to your blog ,fantastic and vibrant work and last but not least witty wonderings....sadly you could actually be writing about me but I'll gloss over that quickly!
Thanks so much for finding and leaving such a lovely comment on my blog A real pleasure to "meet" you! :)

Melisa said...

I rarely drink because my stomach doesn't seem to appreciate even the smallest amount these days. But this drink is so pretty and pink! Of course, if I bought it, I'd probably want to save it and not drink it because then I couldn't admire it's prettiness anymore. Pretty things in bottles fascinate me.

Laura Moore said...

Great "pink fizz" colour and the post was glugglugahoot. Thanks for the smiles. I bet you are not as old as you imply, You are as old as you feel as they say. Shame I feel 100 as I roll out of bed sometimes... lol

Clare said...

Glug,glug woohoo,,,, Great post...Wonderful painting. I have been busy and just started visiting fave blogs again...Your's is a pleasure to visit.

Ilona said...

This was really funny! You made me laugh out loud :-)

Happy PPF!

Ilona

acreativeharbor.com said...

You make such ordinary items very beautiful! Wow!

Gloria in CA said...

Glug glug, woo hoo, gotta love that! Great illustrations. We don't drink. I bought a bottle of champagne for New Years and most of it went down the drain. During the summer I do like a tomato beer now and then. I like to add tobasco sauce to it. I never really drank to get drunk. As I get older though, wine they say is good for you, so I may start having 1/4 cup a day as the doctors say.:) What an excuse, huh? tee hee. Take care and really love your drawings/illustrations.

Faye said...

Loved your illustrations, Tracey. I'm like you. One drink is my limit - even wine. I don't do any other kinds of alcohol. I enjoyed your writing. Super entertaining.

Dianne said...

well, any beverage that is pink and has berries in it must be refreshing! Lovely drawing/painting as always! for me, the glug glug is now avoided because of medications...the joys of growing older. hmmph! anyway, always enjoy my visits here...!

Ginny said...

I have never been able to drink (awful headaches after one glass) but your drink does look awfully pretty. I so look forward to seeing your illustrations and reading your posts each week. They are always terrific!

Victoria said...

Hi Tracey..your witty and fun writing always makes me giggle! If you don't want any more drinks, you can feel free to send them my way ha ha!
LOVe your art..and i am super captivated by the lovely pinkish colors..totally sublime color palette! beautiful!
Thanks for always shining joy and sparkles

victoria

sharon said...

Hi Tracey, so love coming here always know a chuckle will emerge but today a bellow of laughter escaped. I so know what you mean, what is it about age and alcohol? Glug glug woo woo, hehehe!

JoyCorcoran said...

Let me echo the sentiment that you are a wonderful and funny writer. I'm so glad your blog brightens my day and gives me new ways to describe myself -- glug, glug, woo hoo. Unfortunately, I don't pass out nearly soon enough. Your paintings are as refreshing as your writing and I love today's little art show.

denthe said...

omg reading this I can understand why you wouldn't bother with drinking too much :-) But you always find the most amazing looking things to eat or drink. This cider bottle looks great, I might try it just for the bottle ....

Jane Blogs said...

Hi Tracy, I love your style!
Can't believe I haven't seen your artwork before, especially on facebook.
I'm not much of a drinker either (I get all flushed and sweaty-looking -ugh!). But that cider looks so tempting that I'm going to pop out tomorrow to see if I can pick some up here in Sydney ;)

Jez said...

So entertaining and enjoyable to read, made me chuckle, particularlythe bit about horses and zebras. There's definitely a painting in that idea.

Piarom said...

OMG you find me here ROFL while reading your hillarious post...thank you for making me grin for hours :) Your illustration is mouthwatering and I could glug glug your pinkish delicacy right away ;) xox Conny

Laura Leeder said...

I adore your illustrations Tracey! Thank You for stopping by my blog, great to meet you and follow your musings.

scapmanufaktur said...

You are one of my idols! Your drawings and sketches are always wonderful!!!

Marcia said...

Fantastic sketches! Your style reminds me a lot of Danny Gregory. :)

Michellem said...

"Glug, glug woohoo!!"
I just knew you were a fun girl!! I'm not a big fan of pink drinks but this one sounds intriguing!!

Adrienne Rose said...

Haha! I am the same way. Except, I only started (and tried alcohol for the first time) when I was 22. I am now 25 and really haven't drank much for over a year. I didn't even drink when we were at an all inclusive resort in Greece! Sometimes I will have a hard cider. Because they're delicious. But, I really believe my drunk days are over... lol.

Ritu Dua said...

Your post makes me chuckle and giggle and your art makes my little heart smile ...as always :)

missy k said...

My serious GGW days are also behind me! It just makes me too sleepy!

I do love the sound and look of summer cider though.... sounds delicious.

Thanks for your comment btw... you made me smile :)

Karen x

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Glug glug woohoo drinker...love it. I just say I'm a cheap drunk. Not nearly as classy sounding... Yep, I'm in rather the same boat. It doesn't take much to bring out "fun Lorinda" and I can have a headache before I've even made it to the bottom of my first glass. I'll stick to tea too! We are a wild party!! xx

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

I always come away with a chuckle at what your write.. not at your art tho. Its always so lovely. I do understand the glug glug woohoo feeling tho. Which is why I don't drink much now either. :) I also still have this vision of loose chickens in a school room. :))) HPPF late because I spend all my time lately sitting and staring at my fluff balls. :))

Nordljus said...

I rarely drink alcohol, but I do like me some sweet Swedish cider, which, unfortunately, we don't have here, apart from at IKEA. I definitely couldn't have resisted this delicious sounding, and sweet looking pink bottle! (That's one thing I really miss with my new cheap paint box is that there's no pink).