Last Call for Alcohol

I got drunk on Christmas morning.

No, this wasn’t a liquid breakfast. After noche buena we popped open a bottle of Freixenet spumante for everyone. That’s sparkling white wine with a 12% alcohol content.

I rarely drink; in fact, the last time I had more than one glass of an alcoholic beverage was back in June at Coco Beach, when I attempted to take on a margarita and a rhum citrus cooler in one sitting. I stop when I my perception of the world changes, which is usually 2/3 of the way through my first drink. I also can’t hold my liquor: instead of starting to act loose and unhibited, after one drink I start to feel lightheaded and sleepy. And since I drive myself whenever I go out with friends, I can’t take the chance of being impaired at the wheel.

Well, we celebrated Christmas at home, and among family I felt safe to conduct a little experiment. I wanted to see how I might act should I get drunk. So, after announcing to my sister and cousins what I was planning to do, I polished off a glass of spumante in 15 minutes then poured myself another one. And another.

I noticed that I had the tendency to run my mouth, although since at the time I was analyzing my own reaction to the alcohol I kept talking about myself. Meanwhile, I started to feel like my head was balanced on a stick and likely to get knocked off at any time.

I excused myself to go to the bathroom, and after I’d relieved myself went to go sit near my sister on one of our throw rugs in the family room. I was already feeling drowsy at the time, so I decided to sleep some of the alcohol off.

By the time I woke up, our relatives had just left and I felt like I’d missed out on the rest of the party.

So, that’s it; that’s the last time I drink that much. I may not be a happy drunk or an amorous drunk or a nasty drunk, but being a sleepy drunk is just as bad. Ü

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6 thoughts on “Last Call for Alcohol

  • December 29, 2006 at 1:11 am
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    You’re no fun! While I do and say things that entertain you guys days and weeks after a tipsy episode, you just slept, leaving me with nothing more than a photo of you snoozing soundly, mouth open and all that. Should I post it somewhere online just for kicks?!?

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  • December 29, 2006 at 10:18 am
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    Tee-hee.

    Noelle. Drunk.

    You don’t need spirits to keep your spirits up. Just enough to keep you warm is cool. ^_^

    Happy holidays Noelle.

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  • December 29, 2006 at 2:19 pm
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    Marielle, where are the pictures?

    Belated merry christmas! šŸ™‚

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  • December 30, 2006 at 5:01 am
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    hey noelle your sister told me her own version of how you drank and slept. may demonstration pa, haha. now we know what you do when you get to drink teeeh many martoooneess–you sleep!

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