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December 31st, 2002

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12:19 am
So lisana and I went out for dinner tonight at The Olive Garden. (One of our Christmas presents was a gift card for there.) The first thing that they ask at the table is if you'd like a glass of wine. And, as usual, I said no.

But then I starting thinking why I said no.

The biggest reason I could think of was that I was driving. I've never drank much alcohol, and don't want to be impared and be dangerous on the drive home. I don't know how easily wine might affect me, therefore I just avoid that situation. Only one have I had a drink in a social situation where I knew I'd have to drive within an hour, and that was when they reorganized my group out of existance at work, leaving us without a guarantee of a job. (That was over a year and a half ago, no one was laid off at that time.)

So... if I was in a safe location, where I knew I didn't have to drive, would I be more likely to allow myself to drink? The answer there has typically been no as well. But I don't want to drink by myself, or even just with Lisana. But with a larger group that I trusted? Maybe sometime we'll find out the answer to that beyond my hypothesizing.
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Date:December 30th, 2002 10:53 pm (UTC)

Now the real question is...

Why do you want to drink? Do you want to drink to be social? Or do you want to drink to get drunk?

Because if you wanna drink to get drunk, I wouldn't suggest you trying to do that out in public your first time. If you want to test out your tolerance to anything... do it at home first. Where you are comfy with your surroundings. When you get faded on alcohol or anything, and you aren't having a good time... you really want to be somewhere where you know how to take care of yourself. And where you have someone there to help you out.

Personally... I don't drink to get drunk. That's my college days. The black outs where no good. And the stories the next day were even worse!

Now... if you want to drink to be a social drinker, well... testing your tolerance probably still a good idea. ;) You and Lis should try to buy a glass of wine and just have a nice chill evening together alone. Light a fire if you got one. ;) I'd sooo light ours if we could get the dern pilot lit. lol

Just pour yourselves a small glass and sip at it. I'm a chardoney fan myself. (Kendell Jackson any time of the year!) It's light and easy to drink. Or if you can't really handle the twinge... try pink stuff like the zinfinndel.... it's nice and sweet. (But careful drinking this in public for fear of being called queer *wink*)

okie... i think there was a point to all this... I hope i got to it. if you didn't understand.. gomen! "^_^" Just ask i'll try to explain when i'm sober. lol
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Date:December 31st, 2002 08:06 am (UTC)

And the real answer is...

I don't think I want to drink just to get drunk. (What's the point? Just knock myself over the head, it'd be cheaper.) But I get self-concious and tight in social situations. So I wonder if drinking a little might help me relax some.

You hit on part of the problem, there's so much damn alcohol in the market, where does one start? To me, it all seems the same. The last glass of wine I had was went Lisana and I went on a cruise last year. I just asked the waiter to pick something reasonable (no $20 glasses :^) that would go with my dinner. I don't really remember feeling any different after that. *shrug*

Might have to pick up a bottle of wine then and have a glass the next time I make a semi-fancy at-home dinner.
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Date:December 31st, 2002 11:43 am (UTC)

Re: And the real answer is...

Oooh wine with a semi-fancy at-home dinner is the way to go! "^_^"

ANd you are right... there is just so much to choose from. I use to live right next to wine country (Temecula) So I've been exposed to it at an early age. Hell when I was a kid my dad was an alchy and I even tried beer and sake at a young age. Of course... I really didn't like the taste back then. *giggle*

And it's good to hear that you don't want to drink to get drunk. THat, in my opinion, is a dumb thing to do. Yes... you will loosen up when drinking. Feel more relaxed, loose inhibitions at an early enough hour... But once you get to the point of drunk (and we don't know what kind of drunk you are) it can get really messy.

I've always said.. "When was the last time you heard on the 10 o'clock news that the corner liqour store was held up by potheads?"

Too bad MJ isn't legal yet.

But if you are gonna drink just to be social, a glass or two of wine would be suffice. You will feel the warmth inside and it easy to just talk. "^_^" Or be goofy. Or whatever. "^_^"

Goodmorning btw ;)

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