I will admit that I made some dumb decisions in high school but for the most part my friends and I took turns being the designated sober driver. I continue that tradition of excellence today, drinking and driving is one the most selfish & stupid decisions a person can make. If I can't afford to have a couple cocktails and pay for a cab afterwards then I don't go out. At my weight I don't fuck around with driving if I have had more than two beers in two hours because I will not be that person to take someone's life because I just had to sleep in my own bed, or party hop, or get that booty call, NOTHING IS WORTH TAKING THE CHANCE OF GETTING BEHIND THE WHEEL DRUNK. Car services like UBER are revolutionary, cabs are easy and not drinking if you have to go somewhere is the cheap, smart way to go. Read more rants about this topic here.
We were reflecting on the fact that some of our friends from high school belong to a group that are literally so close that they rarely venture far from their pack. They have traditions, weekly get togethers, bromance inside jokes; it is kind of like the Anchor Man quote, "We've been going to the same party every night for 12 years now...and in no way is that depressing." I won't lie, I started to hate on them a little, I get a bit frustrated with a particular person in the group that I'd like to spend more time with but in order to do so I must jump into their pool because my hot tub is to exotic for their taste. (That is all a metaphor of course.) A.boleman, with her beautiful, worldly, wisdom, reminded me that a person's preference to stay tight to what they know is no better than someone who has the urge to explore endlessly. She could not have been more right, and I am so thankful to have a friend like that, a friend that wouldn't just listen to me be negative but instead offered me a different perspective. It is important that we constantly remember that each person's journey looks incredibly different and one is never better than another.
“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.”
― Ani DiFranco
Saturday night, after deep talks and two hours of mimosas, my mind and body were ready for a nap.
PS...Oh yeah the deep dish pizza thing... and Shell and I dominated a delicious veggie za from Suzie's. Large, obviously!