My last week’s update ”I promise to stay as many days without booze as this Facebook Status will increase in likes” seems to stuck on number 147. Therefore I have to be sober for 147 days. It means more than 20 weeks – almost five months – without sparkling apple wine, Rapids Ear booze, Finnish Lion booze, Noble Wine, Nobelaner beer, Christmas gluhwein, hard Mint Cocoa, very hard tea, super hard coffee and a quickly drunk bottle of salt liquorice liqueur before leaving to bar – and those fucking liqueur candies!
147 days will be the second longest drinking break in my life. Sometimes in the 1990’s I had a six month liquor strike, when I tried to find faith. Jesus, however, did not agree to play with me because I wasn’t enough childlike: a harmless fool who believes everything someone says.
In Yemen, a Finnish couple, Atte and Leila Kaleva, were kidnapped in December 2012. They were imprisoned without spirits for 140 days. And they survived! Maybe I’ll also have a press conference if I survive this drinking brake, and tell everyone like Atte did, that I didn’t get any actual trauma from my affliction even though it had nothing to do with pleasure. And that now I am going to run for the Finnish Parliament!