SPK, your 4th of July sounds like Halloween around my house - people are BUSED in
to my neighborhood for the candy. What?
Anyway, for those of you who think you can't get through a holiday without booze, you can.
Not saying you have to fight yourself to do it, because if you WANT to cuz it's fun, I say
go for it, but if you really don't want to and you're fighting with yourself and throwing out
reason after reason TO do it but deep down you still don't want to, it's possible not to.
When I was dry for a year, in, what, 2007? I went to my 20yr high school reunion SOBER.
STONE COLD SOBER.
First off, I HATED my graduating class and everyone in it. I loved the class of 86 (year ahead of me)
and the class of 88 (year below me), but MY class of 87 was filled with a bunch of bullies and people
who really thought their shit didn't stink.
I wasn't even PLANNING on going, was even vehemently against it, but then my best friend said that
she was going and that I HAD to go with her. God. Also, another friend of mine, a DRINKING buddy dude
friend, who was ALSO dry at the moment went too.
Well, needless to say, it was the disaster I thought would be, but a smidge entertaining. Everyone of course
was 20 years older, and HAMMERED. Making complete fools out of themselves. I know it was supposed to be a
fun night and all but come on now people, we're almost 40, do you HAVE to get that drunk? Guess so. I mean
that's what we/they did in HS anyway, right?
My friends and I lasted an hour and then we left. It was just too drunk tank. And, it was really hard NOT
to join in and do 10 shots JUST to get through the night. I couldn't BELIEVE I didn't, but I didn't want to waste
my wagon ride on those people. Which, mysteriously and funnily enough, were my BEST BUDDIES when they saw
me. "Oh Julia! OMG! HI!!!!!" Yeah, people, we weren't friends in high school, but now we are because you're
drunk? Right. Fools.
Anyway, just my little anecdote for the day.
Not trying to be high and mighty or virtuous sounding because IIIIIII haven't had anything to drink in
so long, I'm just tellin' stories, cuz I know how hard it is NOT to drink in social situations.
So! Carry on and have fun no matter what you decide!