Sunday, August 18, 2002

Don't Drink No More....Or No Less

Recalling today when I was a bartender [my night job] and there was never a holiday that wasn't alcoholically celebrated. New Year's Eve? Drink through my shift while everyone else was dancing and partying. So I'll just dance behind the bar and drink my "ice water" [stoli w/splash of tonic]. That Susan sure drinks a lot of water. Champagne after work, mimosas for breakfast. Then St Paddy's Day? Free Beer. Free green beer, that is. And Long Ire-land Ice Teas. Then there were the birthdays, Halloween, and Christmas parties. And so that became my life. Life of the freaking party. I fell victim to the occupational hazard of being a bartender. It was hazardous to my health for eleven years. I'll fast forward to say that I no longer celebrate in an inebriated fashion and remember the first time I celebrated a sober November 1st. And a sober Christmas Day and New Year's Day. And after fourteen years, I can tell you it still feels good. But I don't wanna get preachy about it. I don't mind being around parties and people drinking. I'm a huge advocate of 'whatever gets you through the night'. It just didn't work for me.



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