Friday, December 26, 2008

Alcohol Tolerance?

My Goodness, My Guinness! After more that a week solid packed with Holidaze celebration, I seem to have developed a tolerance for Alcohol! Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing..if you believe what those hacks at Wikipedia write.

Some nog allowed me to take a Christmas Day nap yesterday, but that is about it. I have always been blessed with pretty high tolerance for the effect of most substances. Mentally...physically, not so much. Drinking my weight in Guinness in Ireland for two years certainly took its toll on my waistline in 2001.

A few years ago Scientists actually discovered an alcohol tolerance gene in Fruit Flies and named it "Hangover". Really? How can you have a hangover if you can't get drunk? Well what do you expect from a study sponsored by a center whose mission is "to conduct, coordinate, and promote basic and clinical research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of alcoholism and alcoholic disease".

Well I don't need fancy research from some tipsy fruit flies, I have the way my jeans fit. So its back to the gym today and back to drinking tea for dinner. Boo! But there is something more scary than alcoholic dependance..not being about to enjoy my favorite cocktails anymore!

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