Wednesday, August 30, 2006

It's Not the Wine, It's the Smoking

Ugh. I stayed up past my bedtime last night. I drank four glasses of wine in 6 hours so I wasn't drunk but I also smoked about 487 cigarettes and so I feel pretty groggily today. I didn't sleep, I kept waking up wondering if I said or did anything inappropriate. This is why I rarely have more then a glass or two of wine in public. Okay that sounds terrible. That sounds like I'm sitting at home at night slugging back the wine like Allison on Melrose Place. Except she was always drinking vodka. I'm really glad she got her t.v. life together and now is the sarcastic wife of John Belushi's brother. Plus I think that nice girl from Father of the Bride is now her sister or something, and she doesn't work for Amanda, so with all that going for her she's off the Phillips Vodka straight from the bottle. I don't do any of this. I never worked for Amanda and didn't even really like Billy.

ANYWAY, my friend Cary was in town from Chicago and 5 of us were out to dinner and had some wine on the patio where I can smoke. Bad idea. Please God do not comment that smoking is bad for you, etc. I know that. Every smoker knows that. We all wish we could quit. No, not true, we all wish we wanted to quit. So please don't pile on my groggilyness with a lecture on the ill effects of smoking, I know them. I'm living them today. MFF joined us about 8:30 or 9:00 bringing me smoking reinforcements. He is a bad influence and an enabler. But a really good friend.

I have a desk day at work today so that should be good for groggily. I have a steering committee meeting at 6 tonight and then I am going to try to get to Nina's as fast as I can because Chris is going to be there. We keep missing each other everywhere in life and have not actually met in person. I cannot believe that someone that I correspond with nearly every day, feel like I know, is someone I haven't actually met. So I'm mainlining coffee right now and I'm going to get ungroggily so that I can go to knit night and see Renee and meet Chris. I'll be the one with the buggy eyes, cigarette hang over and probably be fairly rumpled. You'll be able to spot me right away.

8 comments:

Deb said...

I'll be there too! And I promise - no comments about sm*king!

renee said...

I hate that feeling of "God, why did I talk so much?" I used to smoke too and I'm so glad I quit. I remember the in-between time when I quit smoking on a day to day basis, but I always felt like I need a ciggie when I was out drinking and you're right, it was the smoking that made you feel like hell the next day. I'm looking forward to seeing you tonight, so I hope you feel up to it! We may have another very special guest as well.

Guinifer said...

You sound like I feel and I have no smoking or wine to blame it on (I wish!) I think I need to knit less and leep more.

Sounds like you have a fun day ahead, at least.

Brianne said...

"Every smoker knows that. We all wish we could quit. No, not true, we all wish we wanted to quit"

What a perfect way to explain the current smoker mentality.
I hate the holier than thou comments. Had a man stand next to me at the oil change place while I had my morning caffeine & nicotine fix and go through his whole quit story about 3 times - while I smoked. great. proud of you sir. let me kill myself slowly in peace.

Chris said...

Oh, poor you - groggy is killer... Hang in there and I'll see you later!

Sheepish Annie said...

Oh, I do miss the wine! Just the thing after a long day. Sadly, we have parted ways...for the best, I suppose. Drink lots of water today!! BTW, I wanted to answer you last comment regarding ye olde thyroid. I had it tested last winter when things started to go to heck in a handbasket and it seems to be working just fine. I think we're looking at a sad combination of middle age and poor choices over the last couple months. Thanks for your concern, though. It was the "naggers" that kept me alive when I got sick last spring! ;)

Sydney said...

No nagging here. Hopefully you'll be less groggy by the time knit night time rolls around.

Chris said...

Obviously, we're cursed and doomed never to meet....