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?
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
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