Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Beauty Chick Takes a Drinking Hiatus

I decided to forgo drinking this month. Not that I drink all that much, mind you -- usually just a glass or two, if that. But as my migraines have been acting up recently, I thought it would be nice to do a little experiment and see whether a glass of wine or a bottle of beer here and there contributes at all. So far, it's been about 10 days with no change -- but I'm staying strong!

But here's what I've come to realize. Most people really don't understand this decision. At every event, I have to beg for a glass of water or a Diet Coke as I'm having wine or champagne shoved down my throat. "Are you sure you don't want a glass of wine?" I hear as the person looks on in utter disbelief. "Yes, really," I reply. "Just bring me a glass of water, please." It's as if they've never contemplated the fact that drinking alcohol might not be part of someone's plan -- and that just makes me feel sad.

So, anyway, I'm going to be alcohol-free for 30 days. Here's hoping my migraines start to diminish!


  1. I did this last year for a few months after my boozy behaviour was getting more and more ridiculous - I totally agree most people really didn't understand it and were more concerned with trying to tempt me into "just having one".

  2. in London 3 years ago I asked for a glass of water during the party after a show and I got some lukewarm water with ice cubes... I don't drink anymore either and ppl always seem shocked or try to find good excuses but what about "I don't like it"?