Monday, March 17, 2008

MaNiC mOnDaY ~ Drink!

In honor of St. Patty's Day, today's Manic Monday word is Drink. I must confess I've never been much of a drinker. I had my first alcoholic drink at Applebees on my 21st birthday. I had gone to frat parties in college, but never felt pressured to drink beer or anything with my friends. Trust me, this was a good thing, because there was the one party where they had a wading pool full of goldfish, and quite a few intoxicated people were eating them. Swallowing them alive, and whole. No thank you. I never really saw the point of drinking, if that was the sort of thing that resulted from it.

Now, this isn't to say I've never been drunk before. My husband always laughed at me because the first night we hung out, I was three sheets to the wind on four wine coolers. In all actuality, it was probably less than that, because before that, I'd never had more than one drink with dinner. My worst drinking experience was with tequila. I thought tequila shots were so fun, with the lemon and the salt and all that, I would always have some Jose Cuervo around when we would play cards or whatnot. Jose got the better of me one time though. I can't even stand the smell of it any more, and I won't drink it at all unless it's in a margarita. I still can't resist a good margarita, no matter how badly Jose wronged me. (Throwing up five times is pretty wrong, but there's something about those danged margaritas...)

My drink of choice these days (at a bar) is Captain and Coke unless I'm at a restaurant with ice cream drinks, then I'll take a Mudslide any day. I don't drink margaritas at bars usually, because I like the strawberry ones, and the strawberry flavoring they use at bars is just nasty.

So those are a few of my drinking stories.. what's your favorite drinking story?

11 fellow footsteps:

TopChamp said...

swallowing fish! ? ! Gross.

The Flying Monkeys said...

Have a great St Pattys! Are you wearing green???? Uh oh here comes the CYBER pinch!

Loving your drinks!

Come by and have some green beer at me pub!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I did the same thing with scotch. I've never had any since and I was in my 20s when I over achieved. Have a great MM. :)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

ha ha ha, mine was martinis, the kind with the olive and made with gin. omg! sick does not even begin to describe it!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxooxoxxo

FRIGGA said...

hehe, my favorite drinking story takes place in New Orleans about 8 years ago with my sister. ONE of us woke up the next morning with "UNDER 21" stamped on each boob - I'll just say, it wasn't me! ;-0

I wanted to let you know I posted the "stories" from last weeks Mad Libs style TT - come by and vote if you have time!! :-)

Mo said...

My "I can't touch it anymore" liquor is tequila. One new year's eve, I was in San Diego, and had a punch that had tequila with mescal in it.
Not only did I puke in the neighbor's cactus, I think the cacti were dancing with little animated birdies flying around in them.
Never again...
thanks for participating in Manic Mondays!

crazy working mom said...

I'm not much of a drinker either. I can be just as crazy without it. :)

Amazing Gracie said...

I got drunk, really drunk - once. That was more than enough for me!
As I've said before, puking isn't my idea of a good time.
Margaritas are my very favorite. since my surgery, I can't have any, just a sip...
Happy SPD to you!
~~~Blessings~~~

Kai said...

Southern Comfort for me - I can't even look at a bottle and my throat gets all tingly!

I've become a master 'social drinker' (ie: mixing my own virgin Caesars! No one's ever the wiser! hehe)

DirkStar said...

I really don't drink much especially being a Diabetic and all.

The wife won't let me smoke pot...

Mn, does my life suck.

DirkStar said...

So, as I read earlier posts you seem to have become addicted to that form of electronic crack we gamers refer to as WOW...

Good for you!