Sunday, January 06, 2008

Falling off the surrey with the fringe on top

Originally uploaded by Miss Gab.

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.