Thursday, December 13, 2007

new years resolutions... in advance

arranged a little happy hour action with some girlfriends after work yesterday. we met at bar veloce in chelsea, and sat at the bar. i was determined to unwind from a slightly wretched couple of days at work, and enjoy some delicious fromage e vino. that was several differents languages, but who cares.

i had three glasses of wine. normally, three glasses of wine wouldn't really phase me, but there were/are extenuating circumstances: 1) i drink less than i used to, 2) i hadn't really eaten a whole lot yesterday and 3) i didn't LIKE any of the wine that i was drinking/had been recommended, so i kept ordering more determined to enjoy at least one entire glass. not so much.

i am in a massive pinot noir phase... and have been for a few years. i'll obviously drink other wines, and have been exploring my tolerance of white wines (tolerance OF, meaning enjoyment of, not consumption thank you)... but i'm mostly a pinot drinker. anyway, i kept telling the bartender that i wanted something in the pinot noir range that wasn't oaky or smoky, with not toooo long a finish, and general berry overtones. either their wine list just isn't that awesome, or dude didn't know what he was talking about. he did have lovely eyeglasses though. so he's got that going for him which is nice. regardless, i was beyond tipsy by the time i got home. whoops.

i've decided that i'm going to do a massive alcohol detox after the new year. my body is just ready for it. even the one off glasses of wine aren't necessary... my heart doesn't need it. i can stand to drop a few more pounds anyway, and the ole bod needs all the help it can get. this is about 75% what i've been gearing up to do anyway, but i've just start dating a man who is in the middle of a six month detox, and am now 25% additionally encouraged by the general feedback that he's been giving about the process. so that'll be a good new year's resolution i think.

i'll be in seattle for an 'alter ego' themed new years party, and will officially bring out NINA one more time... and then put her immediately to rest. now i must brainstorm good nina outfits. i love dress up. just saying.

8 comments:

Mishka said...

Well I managed to make it to my friend's place one-half a block away, only to immediately pass out in his bed for the next two hours and miss the entire "get-together". Sounds like this girl needs a detox, but let's get real, that ain't gonna happen.

Martha said...

I vision Nina looking like the quite/wild librarian to me.. Well poised and soft spoken, dressed in black… and then she gets a little liquor in her and she soon reveals she has a leopard print brassiere on. Run with that.

What the hell does Britannica Applebottom look like?? I’m stumped.

dactyl said...

i have to channel my inner librarian?? i can do that. i can definitely do that.

and britannica applebottom also sounds like an encyclopedic fruitpicker... sooooo figure it out.

Karen said...

1. I'm pretty sure red wine is good for your heart.

2. I've never met Nina. I expect at least one picture.

chira said...

http://www.webwombat.com.au/lifestyle/fashion_beauty/images/Nina1.jpg

this is the first picture you get on image google for nina....

run with it.

dactyl said...

ummm chira... you win some sort of prize for that one.

Big Momma Pimpalishisness said...

my new years resolution is to make out with a girl.

Amelia said...

I have been addicted to Spanish wine this last year. Temperanillo. get some now.
=)