July 22, 2005

When They Make Chocolate Wine, I'm Game

Army Wife Toddler Mom had a post for me today! It’s HERE. Now, I was going to post on this anyway because of her comment in my post on watching VW’s boys, but this just ensured I remembered!

I don’t drink for myriad reasons. Every now and then I’ll have an Irish coffee, but that’s it. I think in the last 16 years, I’ve had probably 3 drinks. Specifically, however, I don’t drink wine.

One Saturday night my senior year in college, my girlfriend and I decided to get drunk. I think her boyfriend was watching a ballgame, so he bought us the alcohol and we hung with him. We were all poor at the time, so he bought us cheap red wine. I mean cheap. Screw off top cheap. I don’t know how I got home. I never drank and drove, so I think I may have stayed at their place.

Anyway, the next morning was Sunday and I got up and went to Church. I attend the Episcopal Church when I bother. I was hung over and felt like crap. Slowly I made my way up to the altar to take Communion and as I drank from the chalice, it took all I had to keep from barfing all over the priest. I think the Episcopals use cheap red wine.

I’ve not enjoyed a glass of wine since. Not the expensive stuff. Not the stuff EVERYONE loves. I HATE wine. HATE it. All of it. Red, white, blush, all of it… unless you add Sprite to it. Heh.

So last week when I was at my sister’s, she came home and the boys were being themselves. They were bouncing off the walls, being loud and crazy, and I was in the kitchen with her, fixing dinner. She looked at me with this exasperated look and said, “You want a glass of wine?” My reply was no. She said, “Are you SURE?!!!”

It was funny because for she knew a single glass of wine would help her relax after work while we cooked dinner and my boys were being nutso. My sister in law is the same way. One glass of wine every night when she cooks dinner.

So I don’t drink and I pretty much do this kid thing without anything to mellow me out ever. It’s just me. And… a lot of chocolate... and blogging!

Chocolate is my medication of choice, which obviously VW knows because when she came home from her Date with her hubby, she brought me a bag of dark M&Ms!

Posted by Boudicca at July 22, 2005 09:33 PM | TrackBack

I think the M&M's were to sabotage your weight loss :-)

Posted by: Harvey at July 24, 2005 07:26 PM

I guess you don't know that Godiva makes a Chocolate liquer

Posted by: Machelle at July 25, 2005 09:35 AM

And they do make chocolate beer, too.

Posted by: Ogre at July 25, 2005 09:58 AM