sorry. I just can't read dickens unless I'm drinking or have the flu. For real. And "long term" driking at that. Sitting and sipping for several hours. The only time I have for that nowdays is if I sit to watch a broncos game for a couple of hours. Back when I was single, I'd crack the seal on some Early Times around 5:30 or so and sip halfway through a fifth until 10:30 or so.
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