Monday, October 17, 2005

Temper Tantrums

I need to really start thinking about cooling it down some when I drink.

Last weekend I got thrown out of a bar after being insulted by a homophobic red neck. That's almost understandable, as I was really just sticking up for myself and for Danny. At the next bar, I was quite calm, which I remained the rest of that evening.

However, this Saturday, Danny and I again had the brilliant idea to start drinking at lunchtime. We were also with another friend who felt this was a good idea. At about 8'ish at night, we were still there. I ordered three cosmos and the bartender, who knows me by name (sad), said he wasn't going to serve Danny anymore. This turned in to me thinking the random old guy on the other side of the bar was telling the bartender that we had been there all day and should go home. This ensued in me yelling a couple comments in random guy's direction. This resulted in the bartender throwing all the drinks down the sink and telling the three of us that we were finished. This resulted in me using the F-bomb a few times and wanting to walk out. I calmed down after Danny and other friend just stared at, I apologized to the bartender.

Still - that's ridiculous. I need to lose my paranoid tendencies that everyone's out to get me when drinking. And also stop going to the bar in the early afternoon. And maybe get some exercise instead. Duh.

Also, Jeff was supposed to hang out with us Saturday night. We had been planning it for two weeks. He didn't bother to call me & cancel, but left a voicemail for Danny instead. So, I called him and left my own voicemail: "Lose my number. Goodbye."

Who the hell do I think I am, anyway?? Oh, that's right...a Kennedy.


  • At least you apologized...and didn't slap anyone. I think that's progress. Hmmmmm....the cocktail hour starts early in MN...wonder if H would consider moving??? LOL

    By Blogger walktrotcanter, at 7:08 PM  

  • Are you to the "throw a drink in someone's face" point yet? Do Ang and I need to show up for an intervention?

    On second thought, that might not be a good idea. I'd bring beer. ;-)

    By Blogger Twinkie, at 9:42 PM  

  • Or you could just drink with your friends at either your place or their's. There are times after all that starting at noon is almost required.

    By Blogger hot babe, at 6:35 AM  

  • Whoa Drama! At my bachelorette party some girl said something to me about looking like I was naked and I got all insulted and told my friends that I wanted to punch her in the face. Uh, yeah. I don't punch people in the face.

    Maybe you should start a no drinks til 5 rule? :)

    By Blogger Biglug, at 2:09 PM  

  • When drinking makes you angry instead of happy, it's time to cut back... just a little.

    By Blogger VeryApeAZ, at 2:42 PM  

  • My rule has always been either drink until it gets dark or drink after it gets dark but not both in the same day. This rule has saved my ass many a time.

    By Blogger potusol, at 3:30 PM  

  • wow, I have to say Potusol, that is a great idea, I am going to start using this rule immediately.

    Kiddo, we all have a bad weekend here and there, just make sure the bad ones don't start to out number the good ones.

    Do you have any good bar suggestions, I am coming up there at the end of the month, and want to maybe try to convince my friend he should go to a gay bar with me. Even though he is very straight and kind of intimidated by gay people. I want something fun, but not so crazy that he will freak out, let me know.

    By Blogger Matt S., at 3:52 PM  

  • "Lose my number. Goodbye."

    Can I steal that from you? That is too perfect!

    I have found that when I drink liquor, I tend to get sassy and mouthy...maybe you could stick to beer (if you like it) for a while and see if that helps. Because if you are anything like me, stopping drinking is NOT an option!

    By Blogger AmyD, at 4:11 PM  

  • I believe in avoidance theory: no more friends named Jeff, ixnay on the homophobic rednecks, and keep on walkin' past bars where random old guys park their frog butts. No stimulus, no response.

    By Blogger zeppgoddess, at 7:18 PM  

  • The excitement just doesn't stop!

    I like the avoidance theory actually. That's because I'm a chicken though and not very Kennedy-like. Are Kennedys paranoid? I really just don't know

    By Blogger Christine, at 7:33 PM  

  • Hmmmn, seems like we had similar weekends. There's nothing like a good bit of confrontation now and agian though :P Tx

    By Blogger boy wonder?, at 9:08 AM  

  • I, for one, believe that your paranoia is wholly justified, and that you simply need enough drinks in your system to pick up on the subtle warnings the universe is sending your way.

    Drink up!

    By Blogger PJS, at 12:06 PM  

  • All that happens to me when I drink is that I get really chatty and slutty. I could use a little paranoia to keep me out of trouble...

    By Blogger Jay Six, at 12:46 PM  

  • I knew Jay Six was an undercover slut!

    By Blogger Matt S., at 3:49 PM  

  • Unlike Twinkie (who is a "I love you guys hug and kisses" drunk) I am just like you. Me show up for an intervention? She seems to have forgot about all the drunk indcidents when I was going to "kick someone's ass" for looking at us the wrong way.

    How could she forget the night I attempted to beat up a 300 lb guy named Pillsbury.

    No I don't thinl an intervention is a good idea. I'm afraid of what a combination kiddo/ang drunkfest tantrum might include.

    By Blogger Ang, at 11:01 PM  

  • I know exactly what you mean about the paranoia when drinking (tho I havent had a drink since July).
    I have more than once ridiculously believed someone said or did something in a bar that was really just my paranoia. One of my friends stopped hanging out with me for a while because of it.

    Then the blackouts started and I learned I had a problem with alcohol.


    By Blogger The Persian, at 8:18 PM  

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