Friday, September 7, 2007

Is the alcohol really worth it?

There was an impromptu soiree at Amy's for the GG's last night. What a blast. It was going to be just Patty, Amy and I, but lo' and behold we almost all showed up. Not that hanging out with just Patty and Amy would have been a drag, but three people to eight people, well -- that's party.

So, on several occasions I've made the comment that I'm not going to drink anymore. Oddly enough, I end up drinking. I will not drink wine anymore I've decided. That is definite!!! I feel instantly like crap with wine. This is now the whole thing occurs. I take a couple sips of wine and think, "I could definitely NOT have this and complete my life quite nicely." Then, a couple minutes later this is what happens. . . I'm not kidding here . . . after just two, maybe three sips. A very heavy feeling takes over just above my knees. Very disconcerting. Next, THE HEAT. After around half the glass I starting getting hot. Gross hot. Internal hot. Hot flash, hot. Then I feel bad the next morning, after one glass. It's just not worth it.

That is all rational. Everything I just said is fact. Now the psycho babble. My parents love wine. Live for wine. Used to drink an entire bottle at lunch in France. So, imagine their surprise when they very own child thinks it tastes like lighter fluid, even the best stuff, and would prefer a Diet Pepsi to a rare glass of vino. I know, I should be shot at dawn. It drove my dad insane that I wouldn't drink a glass of wine with dinner. He equated it to me being juvenile. Fortunately, the little things he said still stick with me. Eventually a glass of wine will be offered. Thinking to myself I'll say, "Maybe, this wine. Maybe I'll enjoy this glass. Maybe I'm a bit older and the taste buds will rejoice." Hasn't happened yet!

So at the GG impromptu I had my new drink of choice: Limeade and vodka. Oh, so yummy. I will partake of that. I will have a 7 & 7. And an occasional beer. Wine shall not pass my lips again . . . unless it's in a sauce. Now, that's a good use for wine.



Heather Leigh said...

The alcohol is always worth it! What a silly question.

Heather Leigh said...

The WINE might not be worth it for you, but the alcohol is always worth it...