Thursday, October 28, 2010

30 Days of Truth: Day Twenty

Day Twenty - Your views on drugs and alcohol.

My views on this are as with anything... so long as you're not hurting anyone, including yourself, have a ball. Just because you may not remember events does not alleviate your personal responsibility.

That being said, I prefer sobriety. My mind is a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes and words and flotsam and jetsam. I don't need any kind of stimulation, nor do I feel the need to self-medicate. I prefer to feel everything. For me it's the only way to remain creative. It also gives me a certain sense of control, at least when the shit hits the fan I know who's responsible and just how responsible.

That being said, I won't turn down the (very) occasional opportunity to party. But the setting has to be right. I have to be with friends. I have to know that nobody is going to be driving anywhere. I have to know that the people I'm with are non-violent when they indulge. And, without a doubt, I know my limit and I stop there or well before it.

I know, it sounds like I'm too much of a control freak to lighten up, (or light up) and have fun, but these things are simply like doing a safety check on a roller coaster. Love the roller coaster, want to know I'm not going to be hurled (she said hurled... heh heh) to my death as I come sailing through a loop.

I have to say, I love the flavor of alcohol. It speaks to that thing in me that likes bold flavors, that "go big or get off my tongue" palate of mine.

3 comments:

  1. Some of my favorite flavors have been introduced via either your kitchen, your direction "(We HAVE to eat THERE!!"), or at a your suggestion... I also like to contain my imbibing / consumption practices to the company of good & trusted friends who are off to enjoy the same kind of ride as mine ;-)


    Bwa-ha-haaaaa... my captcha is "Sopsit"-- with gravy, baybeee!

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  2. (SELF)Control Freaks of the World, Unite!!!
    :-)

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  3. I know my limit, but this time of year, I tend to exceed it. I often find that one-more half consumed or untouched on the coffee table or bedside with my book.

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