Today’s blog brought to you by one of my favourite words:
teetotaler. a person who abstains totally from intoxicating drink
I have no desire to look up the origins of teetotaler, I just enjoy that it is such a strange word for what is essentially being sober. Back in November, I was a teetotaler for an entire month. My coworkers never thought I could do it, they know I enjoy a cocktail every now and then. Plus, work was very stressful that month, so they knew happy hour would be out of the question. They were so convinced I would fail, it was almost comical – I should have put money on it. I guess they didn’t realize they were dealing with an extremely strong willed person. HELLO, I became a vegetarian over night and haven’t had red meat or poultry in about 8 years! Despite their nay-saying, I did it! An entire month without fun or joy. Just kidding, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it’d be. In fact, Richard and I are both giving up drinking from now until his birthday (about 3 weeks away). We’re both trying to further our fitness goals, save a little money, and for some reason we’re always looking for little challenges we can do together.
Valentine’s Day was on Saturday and since Richard was very busy with school, and needed me out of his hair, I made the decision to just chill out by myself, watch TV, and down a bottle of Pinot Noir #DayDrunk. Naturally, I had a great time. To make up for my imbibing yesterday, I have been drinking a TON of water today. I learned from Doug Benson’s “Doug Loves Movies” podcast that Doug goes one month on/one month off from drinking, maybe I”ll adopt that schedule but for now I feel good and am ready to embrace a whopping 3 weeks of sobriety.