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19 October 2011 @ 04:42 am
I enjoyed the evening with the limoncello and the chat very much. Thank you, kellychambliss, albalark and featherxquill for stopping by to hang out with me!

Only now I am incredibly embarrassed, for although I didn't find the amount I had at all too much, it was apparently a ridiculous amount. I'm just going to go hide under a rock now.

Actually, after a little bit of light research, I feel less stupid. I was intentionally drinking it as something other than a post-meal tot, which is less stupid and more weird. (I suppose what would have made it stupid would have been not having a meal--but I did, so all's good.) Weird I can handle and I expect, because most of the alcoholic drinks I actually like, taste-wise, are not the sort that most people would drink in larger quantities. The ones that people do, I don't tend to like--but occasionally drink anyway, like cider. Or beer. Or (pleasedon'tshootmepleasedon'tshootmepleasedon'tshootme) wine. Or rum, I guess, with coke/mixers? Goodness, I don't even remember any more.

I can handle being that weird 21-year-old with the sweet-tooth of a child as long as I'm not stupid. It was also a gift, so I don't mind. (:

Thankfully I won't have to deal with this problem for another good long time, for I don't drink very often (unless my mother decides that we should drink and clean, during which I don't control the contents of my glass, anyway).

Great day altogether, though! Went up to NH with my mother to visit my grandparents and my great aunt. We ate a wonderful meal cooked by my grandmother (lovely hot chili and turkey-salad sandwiches which were supposed to be for a picnic meal but weren't due to weather). We walked through Benson's Park, which used to be Benson's Wild Animal Farm and is now a volunteer-created and -maintained public park/nature area (very up my alley); the skies eventually cleared and the sun came out (pleased a few party members, though I stuck with my hat and scarf and the shade). Even got to pick a golden delicious apple from a tree and eat it. Came home, relaxed, finished catching up on Livejournal, eventually got to my through-the-night sipping and now here I am.

I'll head off to bed soon. For now I'm just content to be awake in the late-night/early-morning hours with my candles. It has been nice to feel happy and useful the last few days and I love that tonight I gave myself a real treat of a night. Thank you, self; and thank you, flist, for helping to make it wonderful! It was nice to be back. :D


They say goldfish have no memory; I guess their lives are much like mine and the little plastic castle is a surprise every time. And it's hard to say if they're happy but they don't seem much to mind.
[Ani DiFranco; Little Plastic Castle]
Current Mood: sillySilly.
minervas_eule: CSuite chicken and beerminervas_eule on October 19th, 2011 08:56 am (UTC)
Oh Kiwi, there is no need to feel stupid about it - as you said, it was a "stand alone" treat for you, not a "desert", and there are much unhealthier ways of overindulging on "treats", like eating a whole box of pralinés instead of just " a few" ;-)...

Your family outing sounds great - I am sure they are all so happy to have you back on their side of the ocean...
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Letting the hair down.cranky__crocus on October 19th, 2011 09:01 am (UTC)
But my goodness, don't those pralinés look delicious! Thank you for the reassurance, too. I know that there was no implication from anyone that I am stupid, but my mind tends to jump to an over-critical place when it comes to my own behaviour... I think it's one of the big reasons I need nights like these, when, for the most part, I have a no-self-judgement policy! At least a no-self-criticism policy, for I even occasionally get to the point of judging myself positively. (;

I certainly enjoyed being back on this side of the ocean with them, so I can hope the same! My grandmother raved about the thank you letter I wrote her; I'm glad to hear it, since I love writing snail-mail.

(Along that line, thank you again for what you sent during Rowe: I loved it!)
therealsnapetherealsnape on October 19th, 2011 12:37 pm (UTC)
Darling, all I said is that you pour a generous mesure! That's a compliment. You're not stingy with your drinks.

And as long as you didn't dance naked on the table or anything, there's no problem. Even if you did dance naked on the table, there wouldn't necessarily be a problem - much would depend on who would be in your (no doubt appreciative) audience!

I did drop by at the chat, but everyone had gone off by then. Still, I loved reading the last bit.
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on October 19th, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the clarification! (: I have a terrible time of reading text and, though I don't think you're at all quick to judge me, I'm terribly quick to judge myself. I wouldn't say I've ever been stingy with my drinks (the few times I've had them), no, haha.

No dancing naked on the table. I was sipping it over so many hours that I just maintained a nice little fuzz-buzz--felt warm, little difficulty with attention span and multitasking, but my brain worked primarily as normal. Though I'll admit alcohol isn't needed for those sorts of activities. (I also had no audience--even my dog was asleep. :D )

I'm sorry that you missed the chat! I'm sure it will be happening again some time soon, when I have one of my fic-reading evenings. I could make sure to start it earlier in the evening/late afternoon, that it would fit your time-zone better (I do remember about pesky time zones! Though the lateness always fit my sleeping habits :B ).
Shivshiv5468 on October 19th, 2011 01:38 pm (UTC)
I'm more impressed than anything.
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on October 19th, 2011 07:35 pm (UTC)
It all went very well; I never felt drunk-drunk (more heavily tipsy) and there is no morning after--I woke perky as anything. (That in itself is surprising, but I think it has something to do with the 9 hours of sleep and fact that I don't have to do anything today except eat.)
kellychamblisskellychambliss on October 19th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
The chat was great fun, and I'm sure the limoncello was worth the morning-after.
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on October 19th, 2011 07:37 pm (UTC)
The limoncello was certainly worth everything! No morning-after, though. (: I sipped it over so many hours that I just maintained a buzz, which was gone before I went to sleep and I had some water just in case (plus to re-hydrate). All in all a good harmless evening of great fun! Thank you for participating! :D
zeezofbadfaith on October 19th, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
Hopefully next time you have a party on chatzy I'll be able to join in AND have something handy to drink with you ;) <3

Being busy does wonders sometimes :3
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on October 19th, 2011 07:38 pm (UTC)
Yes, hopefully! I intend to have one soon for an evening when I'm in reading fic--which should be quite soon, I'm sure. You're welcome to have something handy to drink, too! You wouldn't have to worry about things getting out-of-hand, at least on my side; I don't drink to that point.

Being busy certainly does wonders sometimes. (: