Today I went for an awesome Brunch to Olive Beach. Beautiful day, good company, lovely food and unlimited Martinis. It was absolutely brilliant! What a super way to star the holiday season I thought. I have been alcohol free for many years now, a few shandy here and there or a glass of wine maybe. But, today was an exception. I downed 6 different martinis (chocotini was my favourite!) till my drinks were falling all over the place. It got me thinking to why I had given up this social activity of drinking? Was it that I did not enjoy being out of control??
My first absolute alcohol fuelled session was in my early 20's and for the next few years I had a blast. It was great fun to drink and go out and party. Every one seemed so nice and friendly. Especially when it came to alcohol. I used to always notice how boys would jump up to get you a drink as soon as your glass got over. Luckily for me I have never really had many of these total binge out sessions. Being in some what kinda control was always very important.
Around year 2000 I got sick of it all and gave up drinking for good. Slowly all the parties seemed so boring. I was always getting into arguments with people who were drunk. They would annoy me no end. Especially those who insisted it wasn't a party till I drank. I mean, hello, I don't want to drink. As simple as that..so please mind your drinking business and leave me alone.
Why is that we need alcohol to get along??! If I don't like you with a drink, chances of me liking you after a drink are highly unlikely. Rather its more likely that I will tell you how boring or annoying you are after a drink or two.
Now I drink once in a while when I am in good company. To me now its all about the company.I like to drink with people who I know I like when I am sober. Today was one of those days. I had a brilliant time with people I know I enjoy hanging out with. Drinking with them only made the afternoon more fun.
I wish I did these social brunches more often. But, then is it the drinks that makes me like the company or the company that makes me like my drink?? Seed for thought??