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By Tater Barley Banks | Comment Diversions | September 25, 2010 |

By Tater Barley Banks | Comment Diversions | September 25, 2010 |

“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.”

— Frank Sinatra

It’s a good thing I drink, because the morning is usually when I feel the worst I’m going to feel all day. Things improve once I get out of bed (fortunately, I’m not at all prone to hangovers), and they’re definitely better now that the coffee is going down and the backache is gone, and I still have that first beer to look forward to.

It’s probably a function of my age (early — just barely — 50s) and the age of our mattress (around 28). We really need a new one, but who has that kind of money? (Really, I’m asking you who does, cause maybe he/she can give us some. Is there a mattress charity that will hand them out to the sleep-deprived?)

So I have a hard time remembering the last time I felt just great. Really great. Unmedicated great. But it almost certainly involved copious amounts of both beer and the Drive-By Truckers, who are the cure for everything but only come around these parts maybe twice a year (and are due in a couple weeks, so I least I know when I’ll feel great again).

What about you? When’s the last time you felt great, terrific, just wonderful with yourself, your life, your job, your family, or just that drink in front of you?

TATER BARLEY BANKS is not to be trusted. He probably makes up everything he writes about himself, especially the stuff about living in West Virginia. Don’t be fooled. In truth, he lives in Pajibaland, where he speaks gibberish as , (TCFKAB), spends his time sitting on a park bench, eyeing little girls with bad intent, and is developing a 25-letter alphabet, now that his key doesn’t work. He has no blog, no FaceBook page and no MySpace page, so don’t try to find him.

To suggest a diversion idea or leave Tater a fan letter, you can reach him by email.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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