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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.