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Drinking While Blogging :-)

1467452_10153537414025144_815399364_nI learned the hard way why you should not text anyone while drinking…EVER!  But what happens when you mix blogging with a glass or two of wine???? A smile for sure.

I used to drink more than my fair share when I was younger,  I used to joke that Alexander Keith was my therapist because he made it all go away!  Now with the kiddos I almost never drink which makes me a real lightweight.  As you may know, the kids are at the grandparents tonight along with Daddy so Mommy is unwinding after a long day at work.

First off, I have already spent two hours cleaning and can I say that I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Cleaning without kids under foot to distract you and undo everything you just did is heaven.  So enjoy it while you can you DINKS.

I am working on a potty training post and I needed some pics that I only have on my home computer so I decided to take a break, dust the old girl off and get the pics.  But of course, since WordPress was open how could I not say a little somethin’ somethin’???

I remember when I was in university.  I worked full-time and went to school full-time so I really had to make every moment count.  There were times when I would come home after a night of dancing and partying (they weren’t that common, but there were some) and my conscience would kick in.  You should have worked on that essay, I would scold myself.  To make the voice go away I would decide it wasn’t too late and that I could still get some work done.  I remember some of those moments (in theory) as being so productive in the wee morning hours, a whir of typing and ideas flowing out of me like Niagara falls.  Then in the morning I would review what I had written, and, well….it was never as good as I remembered. DELETE!

drunk textingOnce I finished university and started to get out and meet people alcohol was trouble.  Normally conservative shy me would suddenly be up for anything, including playing strip poker in the middle of a public bar (true story).  I will admit there have definitely been more than a few moments where I drunkenly texted an ex or posted a questionable Facebook status. I really wish my phone had a breathalyzer on it so when I went to use it, it would prevent me from doing things I would later regret, like that time I sent a dirty text to a coworker (which was already bad), except I accidentally send it to one of our mutual co-workers (a female friend of mine ).  OOPS!

As a health and safety professional I have read several studies that show that being extremely tired is as bad for your reflexes as being drunk, and I remember that when I am running on no sleep because of the kids and forgetting things and being a bad driver.  But now that I am actually drinking I realize they aren’t quite the same because I never posted on Facebook things while tired like “I want sex, beer and pizza but I can’t figure out which order” (and that is one of the mild ones).

SO, before I say something I will regret (I am very interested to see how this post sounds tomorrow) I will encourage you all to share a funny story about a time you texted or posted something when you were drinking that you realized wasn’t such a smart move once you sobered up.ipad-vodka

BTW, I have only had ONE glass of wine!  But I LOVE you all readers, you are what keeps me going, reading your comments and your own blogs is my guilty pleasure.  And I love my family too, more than words could ever express.  Oh, and I also love that they are not here making this all possible :-p


About Shannon

I am a university educated full-time working mother of four children. Proudly Canadian, I freeze my butt off along with my loving partner, two dogs and a cat. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them, but if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.


16 thoughts on “Drinking While Blogging :-)

  1. Oh my…yes I have totally been in this position. It’s usually red wine that does me in. I try not to hit the publish button before a sober Me gets a peek at what I wrote.

    Posted by Dee Williamson | February 2, 2014, 7:17 pm
  2. Learned from experience if you get it out, just delete it. Much better that way, or you have a “viral” mess to clean up the next day.

    Posted by taspree | February 2, 2014, 11:11 pm
  3. After one glass of wine, you are charming and putting out messages of love… my drunken texts tend to be angry. I’ll confront someone I probably should just ignore about some injustice and the funny thing the same thought always goes through my head. I think to myself “will I regret this?” and I reply, “you’re just doing what you wish you had the guts to do sober”, like some drunken bully/tough love mentor. This has never turned out to be the case. It’s always a mistake.

    Posted by Oneinamillion | February 3, 2014, 12:25 am
  4. Nailed it sister! You’re adorable AND coherent…that hardly ever happens while drinking 🙂 I have one drank-a-glass-of-wine-and-then-hit-publish entry sitting in my blog space, too. The only one who knew I was BUI (blogging under the influence) was my hubby and he still makes fun of the words I chose.

    Posted by MamaMickTerry | February 3, 2014, 7:35 am
    • I love it! BUI!!! That’s great. I think from my post you could tell I was a little “happy” but it was an interesting experiment. Luckily, if you do change your mind you can easily edit and unpublish blog entries but there is no taking back a text, instant message or email. Cheers!

      Posted by Shannon | February 3, 2014, 7:56 am
  5. I do some of my best writing while having a glass of wine or two…it mellows my insecurities! So any time you are writing and having a glass and want company, come see me!

    Posted by Jennifer Pitt | February 4, 2014, 2:51 pm
  6. That being said, my blog is called Mommies Drink, so….I may be biased on this topic

    Posted by Jennifer Pitt | February 4, 2014, 2:54 pm
  7. Did you work out which order? Any helpful advice on that front? 🙂

    I’ve mainly gone all gushy (to the point of sounding stalker-ish) when drunk, so pretty mild really although there was a slight uneasiness once when it took an awfully long time for someone to reply…

    Posted by Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist | February 6, 2014, 10:28 am

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