Hunter S. Thompson’s Day

After talking about the Dalai Lama’s daily schedule, I came across Hunter S. Thompson’s and thought it was a nice yin to that yang.

3:00 p.m. – rise.

3:05 – Chivas Regal with the morning papers, Dunhill cigarette

3:45 – cocaine

3:50 – another glass of Chivas, Dunhill

4:05 – first cup of coffee, Dunhill

4:15 – cocaine

4:16 – orange juice, Dunhill

4:30 – cocaine

4:54 – cocaine

5:05 – cocaine

5:11 – coffee, Dunhills

5:30 – more ice in the Chivas

5:45 – cocaine

6:00 – grass to take the edge off

7:05 – Woody Creek Tavern for lunch – Heineken, two margaritas, two cheeseburgers, two orders of fries, a plate of tomatoes, coleslaw, a taco salad, a double order of onion rings, carrot cake, ice cream, bean fritter, Dunhills, another Heineken, cocaine, and for the ride home, a snow cone (a glass of shredded ice over which is poured three or four jiggers of Chivas)

9:00 – cocaine

10:00 – drops acid

11:00 – Chartreuse, cocaine, grass

11:30 – cocaine

12:00 midnight – Hunter ready to write

12:05 – 6:00 a.m. – Chartreuse, cocaine, grass, Chivas, coffee, Heineken, Clove cigarettes, grapefruit, Dunhills, orange juice, gin

6:00 a.m. – in the hot tub – champagne, Dove Bars, fettucini Alfredo

8:00 a.m. – Halcion

8:20 a.m. – sleep

-“Hunter Thompson’s Day: Chivas, Dunhills, Cocaine, Acid, Dove Bars With PM.” AP Press. March 2, 1993

2 thoughts on “Hunter S. Thompson’s Day

  1. If HST really partook of all of those things (here and of course lovingly described in his whole body of work), he must have had the strongest constitution of our species, to make it to 67 before pulling the trigger.

    1. Maybe it’s the drugs that kept him holding on. Probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about loading up your .45 with some Glaser Safety Slugs and shooting yourself in the head when navigating an acid trip, even a bad one. Speaking of trips, you ever hear of Soltara?

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