Archive for March, 2009

The Alco-Log

Friday, March 6th, 2009

My colleague, A, ever the curious economist that she is, struck upon an idea for which to perform an experiment in household economics.  No, I don’t mean instructing teenagers how to clean a kitchen or bake a cake, but economics in the form of what goes into my liver.

Thus was born the Alco-Log. At first, I thought this a cruel way to point out I have a problem, which I don’t.  I’m a drunk, not an alcoholic.  Alcoholics go to meetings.

At first, this Alco-Log was to be a simple inventory of my liver abuse, but this is much too simple, A thought.  This has been upgraded to listing the source of the ale of which I consume, its price, and date of which I consume said tasty brews.  In addition, my dad has been recruited as well to suffer with me.  But, suffer is such a strong word.  My interest has been piqued by my colleague’s excitment over this experiment.  A delicious, hoppy, full-bodied, and creamy-headed experiment.


Regarding the Alco-Log

Friday, March 6th, 2009


Let me tell you, if I could get a sample size of 1,000 or more people with a years worth of Alco-log-ism, I could write a paper of NOBEL proportions!

So… if anyone out in internet land would want to aid me in my THIRST (haha) FOR KNOWLEDGE, try keeping an Alco-log! be sure to list you age, gender, employment status, marital status, number of children and any other information so that all variables can be properly regressed.  Then in the log itself, simply list the type of drink, how much consumed, and the date and time of consumption.

As of right now I have no initial hypotheses, but I am very interested to see if any correlations occur. 

If I can get no other volunteers for my mini-study, I’ll simply have to write a paper on the habits of my brother, which would be much less scientifically significant and Nobel Prize worthy, but still interesting.

Forever yours in science,