For the like of Guinness! – 27/28

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I enjoy beer, not overly so, but enough to enjoy it and converse about it and hang out with those who do.

Is drinking wrong? I think it depends on the person; if you’re prone to drinking in excess, or alcoholism runs in the family, or if you don’t even taste what you’re consuming…drinking might not be for you.

There was a time in my life where I probably identified with drinking and not really giving a rip about what I was drinking. I wasn’t a drunk, I wasn’t out of it, I just kinda went with the flow of things and drank a bit too much one time from not paying attention to what I was handed to me. Ugh, Jagermeister/Jager shots/all things Jager…that was me, excessive and hard liquor for a usual lightweight/bantam weight drinker…bad combo right there, but that was me, and how I “celebrated” NYE/NYD a handful of years ago.

As I look back at it wasn’t healthy, oy vey it wasn’t, they say being hungover is akin to drowning due to dehydration and I believe it…my hangover was intense, after vomiting it all up again, I was out of it for a good 11-12 hours! I don’t recommend it, and yet it strikes me as pure Hollywood to capitalize on this ala Hangover 1 & 2 and I think I read somewhere that a 3rd one is in the process. It strikes me as bad taste to focus on such a low in someone’s life whether it be the first time or if it is a repeated occasion…but that’s Hollywood so much of the time, schadenfreude packaged in a 2 hour movie.

I haven’t gotten drunk since that day, I drink hard liquor but in very very small doses, and even with the beer I drink, I drink in moderation. I don’t want to be caught up in a beer today gone tomorrow ordeal ever again, getting drunk once was twice to many.

~Nathanael~

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