Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lightweight or a Cheap Date

To say that alcohol relaxes me is an understatement.  Alcohol puts me to sleep.  Literally.  One beer, one glass of wine, and I am ready for a nice long nap. 

When I go to parties I have to alternate a glass of wine with a bottle of water, otherwise, I end up napping in their guestroom.  The Southern Brewer’s festival that is in town here each summer is out of the question.  Beer + Sun + Hot Day = big time sleep for me.

Still, I like wine and beer and gin and tonics and margaritas.  I just make all of mine weak.  So, on Saturday nights, when my husband makes some margaritas, mine are half strength, even sort of a quarter strength.  But guess what happened the other night??  Well, apparently there was football on the tv, while he was making my margarita, and he became distracted.  And apparently I drank real grown-up people margaritas.  When the room started spinning, he admitted to the football watching.  So, I told him I was going upstairs to bed.  I didn’t quite make it.  When he came up from the basement computer room, this is what he found on the couch.


 

Yes, that's Patchouli making a rare weekday appearance on the blog!

37 comments:

SweetPeaSurry said...

Awww that's a super sweet story! Maybe you just need to tote one of those blow up beds around with you ... you know, just in case. :)

La Table De Nana said...

You're so cute! You look like heroine in my feel good romantic comedy movies:) Meg..or Jen..or :)

Rosemary & Garlic said...

Maybe you need more margarita consuming practice...

Joan's Good Life said...

Awww, you both look so sweet. I know what you mean. I too have difficulties in the alcohol department. The only difference between you and me is... I have my dog curled up behind my knees and my cat curled up in my arms! ;-)

Lea Ann said...

Great photo. I bet Patcholi was glad that drink was too strong.

chellebelle said...

That is so stinking cute! a-dor-a-ble! I was never a drinker, I always went from the drinking part to the puking part.. nothing in between. I had a doctor comment when I told her that, "Well, that means you're allergic to alcohol" Who knew you could be? Sleeping is better..

shabby girl said...

Patchouli likes margarita Sundays!
I can usually handle a couple glasses of wine, but one beer will put me out.

Eve said...

aw. nice :)

My husband always say's I'm the cheapest date around as well. Since the pregnancy I just can't drink like I use too.

Also I LOVE Saturday being margarita night... I might have to propose this to the husband.

Esme said...

Yes I can relate to the alcohol putting you to sleep-I take it one step further-I enjoy it so infrequently that on one glass I can go from enjoying it to feeling drunk to feeling drunk in under an hour. Last time I had alcohol was one chocolate martini-we were with friends and within an hour-I felt hung over in a bad way (PS my husband shared it with me).

I said no more I hated the way I felt.

food with style said...

what a cute pic, i love how you are sharing the good stuff! non drinker here too, looped on a few sips, sick as dog if i manage to attempt a second drink... at least you are a peaceful drunk~

Jacqueline said...

I think I would be the same drinking a margarita after my no-drinking pregnancy. I have managed a glass of wine and felt quite doozey too!

buffalodick said...

I think I love you....:) I have the opposite problem- my tolerance for booze knows no limits!

buffalodick said...

Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Funny Pam... I am the same way. I don't drink much at all--but when I do, I'm always ready to sleep.. One time, when I was a much younger adult, my first hubby and I had a vacation at a beach motel.. It was one of the first time we had been able to get away from the kids for a night. We got some Whiskey Sours and enjoyed them tremendously... The first thing I knew --it was morning and the vacation was over. We had slept through the entire thing.... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Pam said...

Cute. I am a light weight with alchohol too. A full strength margarita would know me out too.

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Aw, cute picture! Sleep after alcohol doesn't sound like such a bad thing!

Celestial Charms said...

Such a sweet photo. I'm the same way, a glass of wine, liquor, or beer makes me lazy and tired. That is not the way it was years ago, I might add ;)
Now I just like to have an occassional sip or two, but that is about all.
Maureen

Marjie said...

And the moral of this story is....stay away from real big-girl beverages, unless you have a cute kittycat to snuggle up with.

noble pig said...

Oh that's hilarious.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Wow, you are indeed a lightweight!
I don't think I would even notice anything from one drink. Practice makes perfect! ;-)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Funny, the sun and a drink always make me sleepy too. You look cute curled up with your kitty.
Sam

Katherine Aucoin said...

Cute picture1 We need to build up your stamina a bit!

Mimi said...

So Sweet. I always tell my daughter to watch her drink, you never know what someone might slip into it. You might want to take the same advice!
Mimi

Paula said...

Hey ... let's form a light-weights club. Um, we'll all get some extra sleep that way! :-)

Amy said...

Hee hee. I'm not a drinker, but I do remember in college (a loooong time ago) that one little wine cooler would make me dizzy and say stupid things.

Animals always make the best pillows.

zurin said...

Oh so cute!!!! I do that even without drinking.

Antoinette said...

Precious!

Chris said...

You and Alexis are two peas in a pod. One drink at a restaurant and I have to worry about carrying her out!

Such a cute picture:)

Kim said...

Alcohol hits me the same way- LOL! So cute that you husband snapped a picture of you!

Velva said...

I can relate! A very nice photo of you and your pet sleeping soundly.

theUngourmet said...

You just need to drink more to build up your tolerance! Kidding!! :D

Such a sweet photo!

Joanne said...

Adorable! I am kind of the same way. I have a threshold. Too little alcohol and I fall asleep. Too much and I am awake until all hours of the night. It's a tricky thing.

Susan said...

And kitten, as usual, finds the snuggliest nook in the house. : )
Really cute story.

SDK said...

Such a lovely sleeper. No drool to be seen.

culinography said...

Awww.... that's just the sweetest thing. :)

CherylK said...

I'm totally the same way! A glass of wine just turns me all mellow. That is a great picture, though. Very cute kitty cat.

Michelle said...

OH...you look so peaceful with your kitty all curled up!