Apparently I Only Post When I Drink

I’m watching Saving Grace and while the biggest appearance is my girl Christina Ricci, there was another guest on this episode.  It was the girl who played Meg on Veronica Mars.  I love spotting stuff like that. 

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Tonight I had to go to Walgreens and ended up spending an hour there because of an Rx mix up.  I was bone tired.  I mean, lower back and legs started aching, I was exhausted and couldn’t think straight.  I finally got home and planned to have a beer and go to bed but it is now three hours later and I am still up and on my 7th beer.  I always evaluate these things.  It comes in handy when a bad night can turn into an entire year lost to depression.  So I was wondering why I was drinking when it hit me.  I also went on a crazy chocolate binge at Walgreens – which, why is it women are so into chocolate??  I never even liked chocolate before and now I find I NEED it.  Then there’s the weird breakouts.  Oh DUH.  Is it “Aunt Flo”?  I hate that term, it’s too graphic.  I prefer “Tom’s visiting”.  Part of it is that, thanks to Mirena, there is no “Aunt Flo” but Tom still comes around.

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Bin Laden.  He’s dead and I’m glad.  I know this makes me a bad liberal but I can’t help it.  That day changed my life and I’m pissed off.  That day allowed the Patriot Act.  That day allowed fear into our lives.  That day gave W an excuse to go after Iraq.  That day means that my children will not know a pre-9/11.  And that pisses me off.  Bin Laden made himself the face of evil.  It’s a choice he made.  He reaped the consequences.  This is what happens when you fuck around with  military power.  Could they have taken him into custody?  Maybe.  Would it have cost American lives?  Most likely.  For that reason, I am grateful we took him down.  And he is likely proud that he went down fighting so… good for him.  72 virgins?  I don’t think so.  Hell?  I don’t think so.  Gone?  That’s all I care about.

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Do I drink too much?  I guess it depends on who you ask.  I feel like it’s become acceptable among most of my friends.  But my husband does not approve.  Does this mean it’s time to “change my ways”?  I don’t know.  I like being buzzed.  Hell, I like being drunk (right up until the puking).  But I’ve come to believe that this is just another way to believe, to live.  It’s a difference of opinion.  I know too many people now who believe that certain drugs can open you to new experiences, to new understandings.  They are productive, normal members of society who contribute as much next as the next guy.  At Burning Man I met every “type” of person: the dentist, the entire camp next to us who were all MS geeks, the guy who thought he was just “open” who all of us thought was putting out a strong molester vibe.  But most of all, I rolled with people who are otherwise completely normal.  And I think it’s okay.  I truly believe that the concerns raised are all seriously culturally based.  We are so caught up in obeying the law that we don’t think about what’s good versus what’s bad.  That said, yeah.  I’m drinking too much.  I just haven’t figured out what’s acceptable and sometimes when I start, I don’t want to stop.

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About Just Vegas

I'm a 30-something married SAHM which means the nightmare scenario that plagued my early 20's has become reality. Funny thing is, I kinda like it. I have 3 lovely daughters who are educated at home and at a part-time alternative school. I love animals and I love people (in the general sense, not everybody all the time). I have no income to speak of, I'm not crafty and I hate cooking. My skills include reading the internet, watching tv on the internet and conversing with people on the internet. I'm an armchair philosopher, spiritualist, agnostic, feminist, liberal, activist, political pundit and tv critic.
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3 Responses to Apparently I Only Post When I Drink

  1. Swistle says:

    I agree that a lot of anti-drinking stuff is cultural and not based in anything that has actual merit. I’ve read people saying that someone who has a glass of wine every night is an alcoholic, and I’ve thought, “Oh, MAN, do YOU ever not understand what alcoholism is.” For me, when I think it’s getting where it shouldn’t be is if a person WANTS to drink less but CAN’T—but that’s a CONTROL issue (same as wanting to eat less, or wanting to exercise more, or wanting to do anything where the person can’t make themselves), not something particular to alcohol. Anything where the person is thinking, “I like to! I want to! So I’m going to!” (and, duh, isn’t, like, driving a car while doing it) is a-okay with me.

  2. sharon says:

    There was an article in the NYTimes magazine a few weeks ago titled, “Is Sugar Toxic?” I’m convinced that it is. Beer, wine, hard liquor, and sugar are closely related chemically. Read it and see if you agree.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/magazine/mag-17Sugar-t.htm

  3. CaptiousNut says:

    Be careful with the booze, sweetheart.

    As we get older we don’t handle it as well.

    Signed, a former 6-day a week drinker.

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