TGIF ~ Suds, Buds, & Booze


Happy Friday.

Alrighty! We’re almost at the weekend and I intend to go on a marathon… of sleep. I have a horrible head cold (took 2 Covid tests, both negative) and it makes me never want to do anything social again except for family. Now I won’t see my grands this weekend, wah. Anyway, Lauren serves up the Throwback Thursday questions this round, so let’s get started. (I actually was going to skip this one, but I’ll just be discreet instead.)

1) Did you grow up in a family that had beer or wine at family meals? Were either beverages part of your parent’s “relaxation” time?

My parents frequently had wine with dinner and/or a cocktail beforehand, especially on the weekend. I always thought they simply enjoyed the taste.

2) Was wine consumed as part of religious or family celebrations? If so, when?

We didn’t do religion, nor did we have a lot of family celebrations. Mostly it was just my parents and me, and occasionally my dad’s parents came over. My parents would serve their usual drinks and whatnot.

3) Were you allowed to have a “sip” of the adult beverages?

I could have whatever I wanted.

cupcake wine

4) When you were a teenager did it bother you that your parents had one set of behaviors, yet you were expected to have another?

They didn’t do that. They worried about the car, so they made it attractive to me to stay home and invite friends over.

5) When you were in high school, did you or your friends drink alcohol? If you were underaged, how did you acquire the booze?

Yes. See above.

6) Were you offered marijuana or other drugs while in high school? If you chose to partake, did it get you into trouble, or were you never caught?

No one offered, but I did buy some pot from a guy in my Physics class so my friends and I could try it. Never caught.

7) Did you ever get too drunk or too high to function? How did your body react to that?

Definitely. Badly.

8) Have your opinions about taking drugs and drinking alcohol changed over time? Are you more conservative or more liberal than you were in your youth?

My opinion on them has changed, but it has nothing to do with being conservative or liberal. It has to do with migraines, which are triggered by alcohol and smoke (among other things). I avoid both, unless I really want a drink/wine, and I am prepared for the consequences.

colorful smoke drift

9) If applicable, did you raise your children with the same beliefs that you grew up with?

Pretty much, though the penalty for serving minors is higher now, so I had to take that into consideration.

10) If you had any input over alcohol or marijuana laws would you change them?

I would treat them the same.

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16 responses to “TGIF ~ Suds, Buds, & Booze

  1. When I was fifteen, I got drunk on pure vodka at my uncle’s house on Christmas. I passed out, threw up, and was probably lucky that I didn’t choke on my own vomit. I was horribly sick the next day. I realized as an adult that I was probably suffering from alcohol poisoning. I never did that again! My family drank wine and beer occasionally.

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  2. I know several people hose parents allowed them to drink at home for fear of worse consequences if they were on the road. Migraines! Ugh. Sulfites do a number on my sinuses, too.

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  4. I can most certainly understand, to my chagrin, the migraines.

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  5. Thanks for joining in Paula. I have had only a few migraines. They are instantly caused by fragrances now. I understand how debilitating they are. Just like you, I avoid the triggers as much as I can. I hope you feel better soon.

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