I Don’t Always Know Why I Drink

But why would I have a drink I don’t need?

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I’m just not sure that Friday is really a good enough reason to have a drink in my hand, though.

I don’t go for the wine. It’s mediocre at best. House wine on special for happy hour for $6. What’s inspired is the experience.

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Are we conditioned to drink?

If we don’t drink, what do we do? Where do we find the connection? The outlet? The community? We don’t have many options.

Taco Bells now have bars. Absorb that a second. As a culture, are we so dependent on alcohol as a means of entertainment that we’re willing to linger in a Taco Bell for a drink? It’s a sad state of affairs.

If we’re not drinking, we draw attention.

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We live in a strange world if I feel like I have to hide the fact that I’m not drinking. The alcoholic fits in at the bar. The sober lady? Not so much.

I really don’t “need“ the drink.

Frequently, we see drinking as a reward. I made it through the week without creating a hostage situation. I’ll have a drink.

Flaming pinball, nerd, music lover, wine snob, horrible violin player. No, I won’t stop taking pictures of my drinks. vanessaltorre@gmail.com IG: vanessaltorre

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