Friday, August 15, 2008

Weekend Libations

Forbes magazine has a story and accompanying slide show of "America's Hardest Drinking Cities." Leading the pack is Austin, Texas. My home town of Philly doesn't make the top 20. Lots of other cities that you would expect and a few surprises.

Austin ranks high for its drinking habits across the board. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey, 61.5% of adult residents say they have had at least one drink of alcohol within the past 30 days, and a staggering 20.6% of respondents confess to binge drinking, or having five or more drinks on one occasion.

With all of this roller coaster politics, the election is sure to drive us all to drink. Bottoms Up!