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I had three glasses of wine tonight and I am still feeling it. I am floating and liking it. I sometimes wonder why I never became addicted.


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Mar. 18th, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC)
It's never too late to become an alcoholic!

They say a couple glasses of red wine 4 - 5 times a week is very healthy for you. My greatgrandma and my grandmother both always had a cocktail late afternoon before dinner...they loved port sherry or a good manhattan! LOL! GGM lived to be 95 and GM lived to be 86.

I enjoyed a Dry Sack with GM often when I turned 20 but never aquired a taste for a manhattan. My Mom loves them.
Mar. 18th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
I suspect it's highly unusual to develop an addiction at age 60 to a substance you've been using all your adult life! I think the fact that many members of my family have been and maybe are alcoholics makes me edgy and wary. I am always on the alert for signs that I am becoming addicted. But by this time it really is ridiculous. It appears that I don't have the stuff to develop a true addiction! Not to alcohol, anyway.

I agree that a couple of glasses several times a week can be healthy. I think the only thing that keeps me from having drinks more often is that I worry about the damned calories! The worst kind, of course. But shoot, I can fit them in.

My mother loved martinis. She showed all of her children how to make them and we'd happily shake them up (I guess she didnt' believe in that "stirred not shaken" thing) in her chrome mixer, with ice, and put in two pimento-stuffed olives. We always stole olives from the jar for ourselves.

Later, I tried a martini and discovered it is indeed an acquired taste. I have had a few over the years and figure if I had them every night I'd surely acquire that taste. I don't think I've ever had a manhattan.

Anyway! I am enjoying wine now. Yeah. Doesn't hurt that most of it is free, from Paul's brother-in-law.

Oh yeah, and Paul. He's a heavy drinker and there's no doubt he is harming his body with it but he is not an alcoholic. There is a clear difference. He doesn't get drunk, doesn't drink more than his usual amount, doesn't go running out for more when he's out. His behavior doesn't change, he doesn't do things he regrets. I have seen all the signs of alcoholics and he truly isn't one. He discovered this himself after attending many AA meetings when he feared he was. I have found it interesting to see this, because, like so many Americans, I grew up believing that if you drink regularly you are an alcoholic.
Mar. 18th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
why is it some of us can take or leave one addiction (alcohol) yet surrender to others *coughfoodcough*? gak!
Mar. 18th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
I was wondering that myself! I know I have a few others.
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