The Ryan Adams Drinking Game


I don’t know why this hasn’t been thought of before, but someone has to do it.  Put on your favorite Ryan Adams record and DRINK when:

  • Ryan sings about roses
  • He refers to something in nature (plateau, mountain, river)
  • The song starts with a “1-2-3-4” or a “1-2-3”
  • He’s in a hotel/motel
  • A proper female name is used (Amy, Laura, Elizabeth, etc.)
  • Ryan rocks out on the harmonica
  • You hear the word “darkness”
  • He sings about a blackbird/bluebird
  • A specific type of alcohol is mentioned
  • He tries to do something (fix it, be there for you, etc.)
  • Ryan sings about shoes
  • He says the word “gold”
  • Anytime Ryan gives relationship advice:  ”true love ain’t that hard to find,” “its hard to find a love,” “don’t give up on love” etc.
  • A street name is used (9th St., Broadway, 5th Ave…)
  • He compares something to the trees
  • Mention of cops, handcuffs, or jail
  • Anytime he’s a sleepyhead or halloweenhead
  • He asks himself a question in his own song
  • He mentions a type of jewelry
  • Anytime Ryan is drunk like../wasted like../loaded like..
  • Whenever he sings about the 4th of July, Christmas, or Halloween
  • Ryan sings about cigarettes or smoking
  • Anytime a city/state is used
  • He talks about graveyards, cemeteries, or ghosts
  • He uses the word “gal”
  • (if listening to a live show) anytime Ryan stops playing just to yell at an audience member.
  • You find yourself jamming out with your eyes closed and singing
  • You find yourself air-drumming or air-guitaring
  • You have an emotional epiphany
  • FINISH YOUR DRINK if you start crying
  • FINISH YOUR DRINK if you see monsters
  • FINISH YOUR DRINK if he screams “Guitar Solo!”

Naturally, rules can be added/amended depending on the level of drunk you wish to reach.  Enjoy.


Dear employers, I will have to take the day off today because:

☐ It’s December and the streets are papier-mached with wet bronze leaves and it’s so dark outside that the cars have their headlights on at 3pm

☐ I have recently been through a breakup, or I have been through a breakup at any time in my life really, and I woke up today with the absolute conviction that I will never be loved again

☐ A dog looked at me

☐ I got a text from someone for whom I feel a mix of concern and frustration and recognition and longing that is both more and less than romance

☐ Someone made a joke about dead pets meeting you in heaven

☐ Daylight savings time

☐ I passed a knot of flowers that were so bright they glowed through the dim grey water of the day and when was anything in my life last that luminous?

☐ Girls are too pretty

☐ For the first time I genuinely comprehend that there is not enough time to have all the lives I wanted

☐ I accidentally listened to Leonard Cohen

Why I Am Not Coming In To Work Today

I mean I know I say GPOY all the time but literally, actually GPOY.

(via emchughes)