Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Fancy a Glass?

So last night we cracked the nod for another Tuesday Night Dinner at J9-double0blonde & Squeak's house ... it was pretty sparsely attended but nice for us to catch up with everyone who was there :) But I've discovered I can certainly not drink as much as I seem to think I should. Well, I can drink it, it just affects me worse than ever these days ... I must be getting old & out of practice ;)

I have now decided that I am not having another glass of red wine without a glass of water alongside it (for actual drinking, not just to make me feel better). Lately if I've had more than 3 glasses of wine, I find I wake up in the middle of the night, usually in a minor panic. My biggest worry when ever I drink is always "what did I say?" and "did I offend anyone?". Those are the standard questions I ask myself. And they make me panic as I go over the evening with a fine-tooth comb wondering if someone could've misinterpreted something I said or I didn't pick up on the subtle social nuances telling me I was headed into a no-go discussion area (I'm no pro at this at the best of times so when I'm slightly lubricated by the alcohol, you can just imagine!). And I always lie awake with this mild panic until I fall asleep again ... I hate that part.

And then there are the weird dreams. As I've said before, I tend not to be much of a dreamer (or, at least, be aware of any of my dreams, if they do, in fact, exist) but when I've had a few glasses of wine and after I've fallen back to sleep after my panic-ed wake-up, I have the most peculiar dreams! It's all very odd and it's definitely encouraging me to keep this glass of water resolution ...

In other news, I'd just like to say Congrats to HighSchoolLove on the impending (although it should've happened by now!) arrival of his second child and first daughter :)


The Jackson Files said...

Bwahahahahahaha haha. I don't mean to laugh, but I can totally identify with the wine-induced panic, because I have it EVERY time I drink more than three glasses of anything.

But then I always think that I can't remember things too, so I double my worries.

It's horrible, because 99% of the time, I HAVE said something stupid and insulting. I just can't remember doing it.

Sweets said...

the worst is when you start remembering, very clearly i might add... of what you did and said... and there is nothing you can do about it! oy ;)

boldly benny said...

Not to worry I often have that wine-induced panic! It doesn't always wake me up but can sit with me for a while.

In fact I often stare at MM needily and then he has to say, "No, you did not embarrass yourself. You were a delight" just to make me feel better.

Post-wine losers is the WORST! I also tend to obsess about things so it takes me a while to let go because I keep wondering if I should phone the person and say, "I know perhaps what I said could seem insulting, but it wasn't meant to be insulting, so just in case you were insulted - sorry!" - what is wrong with me!

phillygirl said...

shew, at least I now know I'm not the only one! Seriously, I thought I was a total weirdo or having some bizarre reaction to alcohol ;)

pahahahaha, @tjf & @benny, you guys are so spot on describing it :)

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