Playing WIth Your Joystick While Drinking: An Adult-Adolescent Dream

Last night I indulged in an overgrown adolescent fantasy with my "BFF".  There was no porn involved, nor did we tip cows or crash a kegger. No, we two 35 year old women made our first stop at the food truck park where I irresponsibly scarfed down Philly cheese steak nachos  from a vendor called … Continue reading Playing WIth Your Joystick While Drinking: An Adult-Adolescent Dream

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Drink Up! It’s All Fun and Games…Or Is It?

Last night at a 3oth birthday party for my friend Bill, I was in the company of some younger adults who had just reached anothr coming-of-age milestone:  21! The younger folks were the creative / designer / web developer types.  Which means that they are super-cool but don't know it and have limited capability for … Continue reading Drink Up! It’s All Fun and Games…Or Is It?

The Function of The Hangover As A Biological Ritual

You know something has become ritualized when they sell products specifically to deal with the phenomenon or your friend has a friend who's aunt has a secret receipe.  Example:  hangover cures. The physical depletion and near-hospitalization experience of dehydration and liver damage that occurs after a night of excessive "celebration", also known as self-destruction (per … Continue reading The Function of The Hangover As A Biological Ritual

The Human Ritual Of Celebration By Way Of Self Destruction

Reflecting on the 4th of July (as I am still recovering several days later) it occurred to me that Americans are interesting specimens when it comes the way we celebrate milestones. Case in point: 4th of July is a holiday where we take the day off of work to drink too much, eat copious amounts … Continue reading The Human Ritual Of Celebration By Way Of Self Destruction

The Art of Low Maintenance

In urban areas, the social experience is drought with pretense: the necessary art of curating culture and connoisseurship. Fancy cocktail bars with mixologists instead of bartenders are the sought after drinking experience for a night out. The cultural desire to explore the world and enrich ourselves amongst the daily grind. These are experiences I love. … Continue reading The Art of Low Maintenance

Rationalizing alcoholism through connoisseurship

Let me first start by saying that i am NOT an alcoholic. Let me follow that up by saying that i love a good "culinary cocktail". They say that as you age your vices evolve. First it's drugs (in your 20s-30s). Then it's Booze (30's and 40s). Then it's food (in perpetuity until you die) … Continue reading Rationalizing alcoholism through connoisseurship