I had good reason to tread ever so gingerly off my chosen path of temperance.
Jamie and Simon of the Royal One Radio Footy podcast had asked me along to do a guest spot on their show.
A very enjoyable evening was thus spent talking rubbish about fitba' into a recording device.
Truly, this is how Chick Young must feel every week.
You can listen here for the week in review, Fernando "diddy" Torres, Rangers' UEFA travails and our predictions.