I'm just going to put this out there now, I am on the liquor writing this blog post. So if I say anything that doesn't jive with you then I'm sorry Mom and Dad but I still love you. Growing up I was never really into drinking or smoking, but I would say that over the past 7yrs that has changed. I've always been a creative person making people laugh with my stupid jokes, but I needed something that would allow me to open up a can of whoop ass and express myself the way I needed to express myself! I was out on a run the other day and some guys dog took a shit on the sidewalk and didn't pick it up, I wanted to say something but it wasn't my sidewalk, so I just let it happen. So creativity is something that most people think they have, but for the most part don't! Which is where drinking and smoking comes into play.
Being on the booze can be dangerous for some people as I don't know how to hold my liquor all the time. That's why when I know that I'm going to have a really good party night loaded with all sorts of alcohol I sleep at home so that my mom can take care of me. Over the years she has mastered me not puking everywhere, but yet contained in a nice garbage bag placed next to my bed. I did however wait to watch other runners pass by until one guy stepped in the shit, classic! But I don't want to talk about those nights, the negatives, I want to fucus on the positives. How getting drunk can unlock a sense of creativity that allows you to make pins like the pins that Ruined Rep makes! So don't be afraid to come home from work and pour yourself a nice drink to take the edge off and allow for creativity. This could be creativity on a side project, creativity in the kitchen, even creativity in the bed! Just let it out!
When I reefer to smoking I don't mean cigarettes. I'm talking about the pots and the pans baby! For me personally the situation needs to be right for me to get creative on the pots, since I tend to fall asleep if we are just sitting around. Keep in mind I look cute as all fuck, but still. The guy only realized that he stepped in dog poop a block and a half later when he paused to stretch, but thankfully I followed behind to watch it all pan out. If you find yourself in a comfortable environment with good people, creativity on the pots can take an idea and turn it into a masterpiece! Trust me, look at Ruined Rep.
I'm not saying that being creative is impossible when sober, because I do a lot, if not most of my creative work sober, but being intoxicated can help you find ideas that just would have ended up going with you to the grave. Don't do drugs or drink if you're not of age! Also, don't do drugs or drink booze if you get addicted to things easily, you'll end up Ruined you life, and we're about Ruining our Rep.
Make sure to check out the entire collection of Ruined Rep Pins to see what kind of creativity can come out of a nice strong glass of vodka or a perfectly rolled joint prepared by my friend since I don't know how to roll!