I’ve been trying to be “booze free” during this month for personal – and health reasons.
Last night, I succumbed to temptation and had ONE beer after 15 consecutive sober days. A pilsner from a local craft brewery…
It was MY choice to have a drink. No peer pressure, I just wanted to have one beer. It took me longer to drink that one beer than it took my husband to drink two!
Those two booze-free weeks really zapped my tolerance. I was feeling the effects right away! Me and a couple of bartenders were bantering back and forth about..’80s music trivia. They wanted me to quiz them and I had my quiz mistress hat on (LOL)!
One beer was all I wanted. I think I just wanted to take a bit of the edge off after the semifinal game. I met new people, didn’t particularly like one of them (being grilled on my ’80s music knowledge by that woman sitting next to me made me a bit…testy). I’m the first to admit when I’m not going to know a trivia question answer. But I KNEW Aerosmith was NOT the coreect answer (see latest game recap to view that question). When I tried ruling them out as correct because they had hits in the ’80s (the question stated that the group we needed had four hits from 1999 to 2003 after having no hits since 1971).
She said, “name one” when I said Aerosmith had hits in the ’80s. And it wasn’t even enough when I said “Love in an Elevator. ” Gah!
“That was ’90s,” she aaid.
“No it wasn’t,” I said (I was getting frustrated). Eventually, she backed off and we did NOT put Aerosmith as our answer (Santana was the correct answer).
Ugh! I’ve put up with an emotionally shaky new hire, and a busier work schedule over the past two weeks with no booze. But apparently…contention with another player proved enough to break down my resolve to not drink!
Just a temporary setback! I’m still committed to my goal…