I got drunk. It was years ago, but I clearly remember the evening. This was before my husband and I were married and we were on a short vacation. I didn’t get the “Oh my goodness, I drank so much that now I think I’m going to be sick” kind of drunk. Instead, I got the, “I am talking much louder than I need to and now I feel super sleepy” type of drunk. I admittedly drank a lot that night. We had dined at a AAA 5 Diamond Award recipient restaurant. Along with dinner, we had the option of doing a wine pairing, which cost almost $100 per person. This was years ago, and I honestly don’t remember the exact cost, I only remember that it was expensive in comparison to our incomes.
We each did the wine pairing and, because it was expensive, I drank every drop of alcohol they gave me along with every drop of alcohol that my husband didn’t drink. Needless to say, I drank a lot. It’s not surprising that I became intoxicated and inevitably quite tired. It was probably around 9 PM, and I was dropped off at the hotel to drift to sleep. Fortunately, our friends had joined us on that trip and my partner had something to do while I rested. Later, at around 1 AM that morning, I woke up. I was now WIDE AWAKE.
The alcohol that had made me so incredibly tired just a few hours earlier was the same alcohol that now woke me from my slumber.