Sunday, September 9, 2007

Sunday Morning Coming Down

Good morning...

I had the opportunity to interview Kris Krisofferson earlier this year and I asked him how long it had been since he had a beer for breakfast (remember that great line from his classic song "Sunday Morning Coming Down''? He chuckled, and replied: "A long, long time.''

It's worth bringing up today because, well, it's Sunday -- and another NFL season awaits. Now I know most of you abstain from liquid breakfasts, favoring instead a more traditional pregame breakfast of bacon, eggs and grits. But I'm wondering how long you think it's proper to wait before you hoist that first celebratory drink (and it doesn't have to be a beer, or even alcoholic. A virgin Bloody Mary sounds good right now, if only for the olive and pickled okra!). After church? Game time? First touchdown? Halftime?

Cheers to the first weekend of pro football...

Jim

2 comments:

loyal reader said...

Here's a toast to Sunday mornings with the Bradenton Herald, as I'm listening to Johnny Cash's version of the tune...

The Master said...

The rules are very clear on this: Anything before noon is a sign of true degeneracy. But there are two exceptions ... wait, make that three ... depending on what you did the night before, where you are and whom you're with.

1) If you really stepped on it the night before, a bloody mary or a beer is appropriate as soon as you get out of bed -- or even before you get out of bed. For medicinal purposes only, of course.

2) If you are on vacation, you are allowed to start any time you please. Road rules, and all that.

3) And if you wake up in bed with a beautiful woman (or man), especially for the first time, a mimosa is definitely OK. Required, even. Order up a pitcher from room service and let the party continue.