October 19, 2012 – Friday 5

Went on a team-building/let’s-escape-from-the-office/have-an-excuse-to-drink-during-the-day outing with the office to Corner Alley last night. I do believe that’s the first time I’ve been bowling this year (maybe? I think?).

Let’s just say that

  • I’m consistently inconsistent, per usual,
  • I’m surprised at how much my wrist hurts
  • My theory on the Drunken Sports Parabola is still damn solid

  • I am not a consistent shit-talker, but the one zinger I laid down was pretty solid,
  • I miss bowling, big time.

No, I’m going to go rest these old bones, and you’re going to keep reading today’s Friday 5.

  1. What is your history with cigarettes?
    As is commonly known on this blog, I was a smoker for a long time. I started smoking when I was 16, bumming my first cigarette from a friend who’d swiped them from her grandmother. I’m fuzzy on how often I smoked from 16-18, being that I was in school, and not of legal age to buy them, but I definitely smoked every day on the way to and from school at least.
    My worst smoking was when I worked at the frame shop and could smoke while surfing the internet and became a pack-a-shift smoker.
    I finally quit in 2009. I did it cold turkey, and I haven’t looked back. I never thought I’d go a day without smoking, much less 3 years.
  2. What is your history with alcoholic drink?
    Varied. I didn’t drink at all in high school, once underage in college, and very little when I was of legal age. My worst bouts of drinking were at the lowest points in my life when I was really unhappy with who I was, the way I had perceived my life had turned out, and engaged in generally self-destructive behavior. They didn’t last any longer than two months each, but I was pretty much getting blasted every time I drank. At the time, I figured it was “all in good fun,” and I was having a great time, but I was totally medicating how miserable I was. Go figure, what with having a family with a history of substance abuse.
  3. What was the worst trouble you got into at school?
    I was a pretty good kid, I knew how to be affable to teachers, and I’m generally a people-pleaser, so I didn’t do anything out of the norm. The worst I think I did was in eighth grade, after getting antagonized by a classmate to the point that I yelled after her, out the locker room door, “Bitch!” …And there were a bunch of first graders in the hall.
  4. What’s something you got away with in school but shouldn’t have?
    I absolutely feel like yes, there is something that I got away with, but damned if I can remember what it is now.
  5. Who’s your partner in crime?
    Depends on who’s around. I definitely like it when K and I do some ancillary drinking at the movie theater.

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