For all of us, it can be easy to avoid the tough questions. Or maybe give a “Sure, sure…no worries!” answer before hurriedly moving on to the weekend’s footy results. But you’ll be pleased to know that we at febfast are made of sterner stuff.
Following the end of our campaign we were determined to ask the tough questions. Questions like ‘Does febfast actually work?’, which cut to the core of what we’re about. We’ve been rapt to receive over 1100 replies to our annual end of campaign survey. Here’s a sneak peak of what you told…
Right, it’s March and I’m drinking again. So what was the point of taking a month off? And what happens next?
The biggest change is that I will no longer be drinking before or during comedy performances. As a comedian I can drink while at work, and often alcohol forms part of the payment, but that doesn’t mean I should. Actually those are two very good reasons why I should, but still I’m ruling it out. I want to make this a career. Not something that covers the rent, the cost of a night out and sometimes food.
After having a…
It’s now well past the end of March. So what happened? And why has it taken me so long to write about it?
Well, this is the first time in weeks that I’ve been sober enough to put together a coherent sentence. That’s not true, I’ve been busy. Mostly drinking.
Anyway, towards the end of February I got extremely jittery. Every time there was an opportunity to drink, I kept thinking about the very near future when I could take it, and I saw them everywhere.
A morning beer in the shower, sips from a hip flask on the bus into town,…
On stage March 1st and I said to the audience;
“I’ve just finished that thing where you don’t drink for a month. What’s it called again?”
Person 1: “Lent”
Person 2: “Being a boring prick.”
Person 3: “Losing the ability to talk to girls.”
Person 4: “Probation.”
Person 4 wins. I don’t know what they win, but if they’re on probation, I wasn’t going to be the one who told them that they couldn’t have it.
With FebFast now over, I fell off the wagon in spectacular style. I did make it, and I managed to resist alcohol even after midnight on Thursday, February 28. Then…
febfast is nearly done. Am I worried about what’s going to happen next? Yes. Very.
So will this be part of some lasting change? Or will I revert straight back to old habits?
Reverting back to bad habits is exactly what happened the last time I did febfast. At the start of March I went on a bender, and lost a girlfriend and an iPod. I couldn’t say which I miss more, but I definitely miss both for different reasons.
Before I began not drinking this time around, I was more aware of my issues with alcohol. One of…