In news that should come as a surprise to no one, data suggests Texans are knocking back the most drinks while waiting for this COVID-19 stuff to blow over.

KXAN-TV's Billy Gates reports that the folks at barbecue website Seriously Smoked analyzed the keywords, phrases, and hashtags of over 200,000 Twitter posts from the past 30 days. According to their findings, Texas had the highest volume of tweets about drinkin'.

Texas always leads by example, so I'm not shocked. Hell, I've been working from home over the past couple of days. You'd think that would be less stressful, but it's actually got me hitting the bottles of liquor I've had stashed in the kitchen for months. (Not during work hours, of course.) <.<

I'm not usually a big drinker, but I've definitely contributed to Texas' bibulous homebound bash over the past week.

We're not alone in drowning the blues away with whiskey and beer. California, New Mexico, Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada, Louisiana, Mississippi, Idaho, and Georgia are all pouring shots and saluting to good health during the coronavirus crisis as well.

Cheers, my fellow Americans drinking during this time of social distancing and quarantine. This one's for you.

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