Getting drunk is easy.
Sometimes you can go there on one drink.
Otherwise it can take all night.
Intoxication has stages, like everything else.
If you pay attention, you can be a Maintenance Drinker during social events.
Trust me here – I got the games alcohol can play sussed.
Remember always – it is an unpredictable drug by nature.
Because there are so many mixtures, lables, strengths, and places of origin – can’t expect to react the same way everytime.
How if effects you depend on food in your gut, mood and temper.
Once drank a fifth of Rumplemintz.
Hell – it just peppermint schnapps.
Turned out it 150 proof.
Lost control of my legs then everything below the navel.
Heaved it up all over a neighbors car.
I can’t for the life of me even smell no mint now.
And that was years ago.
The first stage of drunkeness is what I call –
That is – after the first beverage hit your blood and you begin to feel its warming sensation.
You notice a extra senstivity to your skin.
Though you can focus – that ability seems to widen – maybe get a little sloppy.
Not a good idea to drive even after a single drink.
Though alcohol seems at first to be a stimulant – it is in fact a depressant.
It flows through your body in the bloodstream to effect every organ.
Slows you down.
Blurs the edges.
Thought to Reflex – a titch late.
In stage 1, Life is wonderful – all people beautiful or at least funny –
and food, if you still hungry, taste great .
You might even eat a ton – which is good as it densifies the impact of the alcohol.
Laughter comes fast at anything
Temperature rises – you throw off confining garments.
Might get a clumsy but at this stage it is cute – even to others – kinda fumbly and childlike.
Pretty much you feeling terrific.
It all more interesting and sensuous.
On top of the World.
If you can stay in The Softening, you’ll have a stellar time and remember it too.
After a few more beverages, your brain becomes confused.
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