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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Baby steps.

My league team totally won the summer league party tonight. Summer league skipped having a tournament day so that we could settle the league championship at the party, like the dedicated athletes we are. No one could deny our team won nearly every aspect of the party. Doug from my team brewed and brought the beer; every one of us sang during karaoke; we were on the winning flippy cup team. We were monsters tonight, completely undefeated.

I am personally proud that I have taken another small step toward fulfilling my New Year's resolution to become a drinker. At 34, I have still never been drunk, but I have now played a relay drinking game. I mean, I played with water (other people did too!), but experiencing the format must count for something.


Anonymous alameida said...

wait, there may be some back story I'm missing, but can't you fulfill this resolution, um, pretty quickly? your tolerance has to be pretty low; won't 4 or 5 gin and tonics get the job done? margaritas? rum and coke?

7:08 AM  
Blogger Abby said...

uh, as another mostly non-drinker, I can testify that it will take 1, maybe the first few sips of a second gin and tonic/rum and coke/etc. to get unpleasantly drunk.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I'm still waiting to want to get drunk. There's plenty of opportunity. At my current pace (started drinking at 28-29, progressing slowly away from painfully girly drinks, learning to have a drink by myself, learning to have drinks at different times of the day), I'll actually get drunk when I'm about forty. I must be bigger than either of you; two drinks in an evening doesn't get me drunk.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Cladeedah said...

We are SO going out for Long Island Iced Teas this weekend when I'm there.

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want to be handy and stylish like other people and you also want to be a drinker. How depressing.

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting drunk doesn't have to be something you want to do. Sometimes it's something you convince yourself is a good idea. Like, well, I've already had 2 glasses from this bottle of wine, I should just finish it, but you drink it too fast, and your movie is still playing, so, you may as well open another bottle, and what about that beer that's been in your fridge for the last week, it would be nice to get that cleaned out too, oh, and there's that old bottle of white wine you opened last week that's just sitting there now, you should finish that off so you can take it down with the rest of the recycling.

That's how it's supposed to work when you're drinking alone.


9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never played ultimate in my life. Let's say tomorrow I decided that I wanted to play ultimate. Would it really make sense for me to spend the next four years tossing a frisbee to myself, slowly working up to the point where I feel ready to play in a pickup game? Or should I just suck it up, put on some cleats, join a beginners league and play?

Frankly, your best drinking years are already behind you, and life is short and unpredictable.

You can do this. You owe it to yourself.

Nazdar -- (to success)

1:11 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

You guys are so encouraging! I can do this!

1:19 PM  
Anonymous UnderwearNinja said...

You've never been drunk? A wonderful friend of mine only recently got drunk enough to spew vomit all over, and I wasn't there to witness it.

Anyway, hopefully your first good drunk doesn't involve vomit...

And, Streets serves liquor now, when I make it to a trivia night, we can fix your lack of drunkness.

4:54 PM  

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