"There was always a certain point in the evening when I'd feel just perfect, like how I imagined humans were built to feel: My boobs grew like three cup sizes, I felt one with my friends and the universe, I could handle anything, I could play. Without a drink, I didn't know how to have fun."
While the show starts off with a straightforward Whiskey Ginger, our resident mixologist proceeds to get really creative by serving up her original Jar-garitas and even concocting a special "What's Trending" cocktail! (It's a tasty mixture of pineapple juice, ginger ale and vodka.)
The United States Preventive Services Task Force just issued a report and an advisory that all sensible men and women would do well to take heed of. This panel reviewed a large body of research on drinking patterns among adult men and women.
The Rodney Dangerfield of spirits, rum, is rarely given its fair due. In the post-Hemingway world of serious drinkers, it's either maligned as super saccharine, or pigeonholed as a beachside one-trick-pony.
This concept of what is typical or fun or acceptable is not just a societal trick. We reinforce it for ourselves, in real time, huddled around our laptops, crafting an online narrative of The Best Four Years Of Our Lives.
As a society it seems that we have, over time, come to think of drinking in terms of a dichotomy. In other words, we see the "drinking world" as divided into two categories of people: There are alcoholics, and then there are "the rest of us."
We console each other with hugs, tears and food and then pound it out at the gym to manage our stress and tame our grief. And, occasionally, we spin down a pole on a party bus while slurping Jell-O shots.
Like most of you who screw around reading stupid articles on the Internet instead of actually blazing a path towards greatness, I too yearn to reshape the world in my own image. So here is my latest idea.