Link I'll never drink again Vol. 2: So much for the parade.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

So much for the parade.

I got to the restaurant at exactly 8:12 pm....we were supposed to be there at 8:15. Everyone else showed up at 8:30. I secured a nice 6 seat table by the windows so we could see the parade while eating. We were all having a good time. I was having a Holy Virgin Mary and everybody else was drinking beer and liquor. Then I went down for a cigarette outside and ran into Jim and Jonathan who were blitzed and I got a good whiff of bourbon from their breath. I went back upstairs thinking that I hoped they wouldn't continue to drink (like that wasn't going to happen) and that they wouldn't fall down and hurt themselves or get mugged by anybody. I sat back down at the table and suddenly I was angry that I couldn't be drinking and having fun like they were.(not) Then I started to panic and then I just felt like I had to escape and so I handed my camera to Chris and asked him to get some good pics and then turned to everyone else (almost in tears) and said I can't be around this much alcohol right now and good night. Walked quickly home and called both Chris and Ken and told them how I was feeling and that that's why I left. They said they understand and maybe they do but until you live it you never really can know what it's like. I'm OK now and looking forward to coffee in the morning with Chris and Jewel and then the Food Expo. I'm OK. Sometimes you can't fight and just have to run. It's not a bad thing.

4 Comments:

Blogger dAAve said...

thanks for the reminder of why i don't do those things

glad you got out of it in time

8:07 AM  
Blogger NMAMFQLMSH said...

Hey sweetie - I do that too when I find I am having a hard time being around people who are drinking. Sometimes I can handle it other times I can't. I'm glad you did what you did.
I see you,
JJ

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Tiffany said...

Hey, that's so wonderful that you had the strength to run instead of staying there. I find it really hard to walk away, I tend to stay there hoping that the night would get better but it rarely does. I hope Chris got you some good pictures!

11:01 PM  
Blogger recoveryroad said...

Leaving a place because it doesn't feel right at that point in time is fine. Why put yourself under pressure? The world does that for us!

Take it easy, mate.

3:09 PM  

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