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So it's the end of the first week of 2008 and already it's been quite an action-packed one.
I headed to "Matilda's" for a lock-in NYE party and in retrospect, it was very good value. We paid a set price and got locked in to enjoy 5 hours of open bar and yummy appetisers (including hot wings WAHOO) so I was a happy girl. Plus my hot bartender told me I looked beautiful, and even if he was just feeding me a line I don't care, because I've told everybody.
New Year's Day was an utter write-off. I watched back-to-back episodes of "Law & Order", sleeping through the ones I'd already seen, and somehow waking up in time for the new ones.
And given that the new year is a perfect time for resolutions, I made two for myself. One of them is to be more tolerant of people (and so far I'm doing okay but a bit shaky at times), and my second resolution was to abstain from alcohol until Australia Day.
So I boosted myself up onto my proverbial sobriety wagon, smugly looking down on the boozehounds below. How lofty was the view from up there, let me tell you.
And I did enjoy that view, for a grand total of 4 days.
I fell face-first off the wagon on Friday night, when I went out to the Museum of Contemporary Art (of all places) for their monthly "First Fridays' promotion. I went with Dr G - who I am not blaming for my slip-up at all, and we caught with some of her friends there. Courts & Certain Someone met us there too, but it was impossible to mingle properly, given the congestion of the crowds. I didn't even get around to looking at the artworks, which actually doesn't really bother me because modern art is not really my "thing" anyway. But all told, I had 4 glasses of red wine in a period of 6 hours which doesn't sound like a lot, but it was 4 more glasses than I had originally allowed myself.
So I woke up Saturday morning (yesterday) less hungover, and more disappointed with myself. I have drawn up a spectacularly healthy shopping list so I can visit the supermarket today. I'm hoping that the slip-up with the drinks will be countered by a detox grocery run today. A trip to the grocery store on a weekend in my area will certainly test my tolerance resolution! Let's see if I can at least keep THAT one.