Frezza's outrageous article is hardly an outlier. It's just the latest example of people demeaning drunk women and blaming them for anything that may happen to them while in said inebriated state. Meanwhile, men who get hammered are just fun-loving bros with wild stories.
For many years, I, like lots of others, used alcohol as my socially acceptable method for feeling better. The problem was, the aftereffects were unimaginably worse than the temporary high. When I cut out excessive boozing, things got better. A lot better. And that's no surprise, considering what the research suggests about drinking and depression.
It seems like almost every decade of the past century has seen an unfortunate trend take hold, starting, most notably, in the 1950s.
I write when I'm inspired and publish only when I'm ready. I don't read comment forums and I block communication from harassing strangers. I connect with at least one close friend per day, preferably in person. I sing constantly, loudly, and usually only for myself (or dogs). I'm doing the best that I can and trying to greet each new day with wonder and gratitude.
This bitter favorite is a classic aperitif cocktail recipe.
Eager to try your hand at some fiery infusion?
Long gone are your college days when you traveled to the nearest fraternity house for a cheap drink.
In many ways bartending is like the French Foreign Legion; they are both challenging lifestyles, attracting a disparate and, let's face it, occasionally shady, bunch of characters.
The cat and mouse game between drinkers and the agents of sobriety is an old one, but it's fairly simple.
I know you probably think that if you love your children enough, teach them right from wrong, provide them with a good education, and keep them active in extracurricular activities, then that exempts them from becoming an alcoholic or addict. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you're wrong.
Sorry, Snoopy: These boozy snow cones aren't for you.
Spend an hour listening to any country music station these days and you may quickly notice that most songs make at least some reference to booze. Currently more than 10 percent of the top country songs contain drinking references in the title alone.
Underneath the soft and fuzzy exterior are creatures who battle with their own demons. They are sentient beings who yearn to "get their krunk on", crack a glow stick, and dance around their designer shoes. They are cats who love to party.
If you were stranded on a desert island and could have any four bottles of booze, do you know which bottles you'd pick? That's the question we posed...
Probably the biggest tell-tale sign of the alcoholic is the inability to stop drinking once we have started. "One more, one more, one more" is always running through our minds.
C'mon: From the gorgeous glassware to the fresh fruit garnishes, cocktails are begging for a close-up.