I’ll be the first to say that I didn’t train for this. No. In fact, I’ve been kind of sluggish about my training this year. I haven’t drank as much as I normally do, particularly in my promise to not get drunk unless Mike is around for the entirety of my 26th year. I admit it–my tolerance has suffered.
But this time of year is no time to be unprepared…in any aspect really. From Drunksgiving on, your liver must be prepared. Holidays = Excessive Drinking.
- First o f all, you drink because of the stress of preparing for said holiday.
- I mean, 8 hours at the mall on Black Friday and you’re damn well ready for a glass (read: bottle) of wine.
- And there’s always a casual drink turned into a binge when you stop by old friends’ houses to visit.
- Not to mention the appearance of Christmas Ale that we are all obligated to guzzle for its short existence each year.
- Then there are the Christmas parties: the company Christmas, the significant other’s family Christmas, your own Christmas.
- Plus you feel like drinking when they’re all over!
- And then New Year’s Eve?
My liver ought to be in tip-top shape by the time 2012 rolls around. Maybe that’s why we do it. So we are all prepared to survive New Year’s Eve.
I have to say that I love these parties. Last night, my co-workers and I went to the Winking Lizard for drinks after work. Tonight, I’m going to a cookie exchange where there will be WINE! Friday night is the company Christmas party (hibachi and sake…YES). Saturday is Mike’s family’s Christmas. Pretty much going to be drunk for 4 days straight.
Bring. It. On.
In a slightly unrelated (and wholly related) note, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BROTHER JASON! 🙂 Getting old there, boy. 24.