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I'm sure this isn't the story Marie wanted to hear with her boys going away to college and all, but here you go. My first lesson in college-level chemistry: never mix grape and grain.

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Comment by BlancheNoE on May 14, 2011 at 9:47pm

It's nature's way of telling you something's wrong
It's nature's way of telling you in a song
It's nature's way of receiving you
It's nature's way of retrieving you
It's nature's way of telling you
Something's wrong


ohman I 'member my first really drunk drunk.

Love this. Thank you.

Comment by NatureJunkie on May 14, 2011 at 9:53pm

@ Blanche: I have never been that drunk since. Never ever wanted to repeat the experience! My dorm mates made a lot of fun of me, but they were also kind. One guy asked what he could do, and I asked him to get me some warm milk. He went out to a campus cafe and paid them to warm some milk for me.

But it didn't stay in my body for very long.

Comment by peacenik on May 15, 2011 at 3:35am
It's almost embarrassing.....warm milk?
Comment by Marie on May 15, 2011 at 10:04am

What a gorgeous campus!

Great tunage!

You couldn't feel your feet? 8-P 

Aww... Chris...

4 or 5 hours *snort*

Well worth the wait - 2 vids in one, 1st weekend at uni and 1st drunk. Yah can never forget your 1st drunk, or at least the aftermath. And if the lesson is well learned... it's the last. *chuckles* Awesome!


Why would I mind? I think parents need to be honest and open with their kids. If they ask, we tell. If they don't ask we still yak at them about everything! Education begins at home.


We're a science geeky family and my husband and I both went off to uni, so we made sure that our sons understood all about alcohol before their journeys. We set up a drinking experiment at the cottage so they could learn all about booze in a safe and monitored environment. One measured drink every half hour (legal serving of a beer, liquor, or wine) and then timed physical and mental challenges which we recored and graphed. They also filled out a chart on how they felt and how drunk they thought they were. Yes we are evil, but they found the results very interesting and illuminating. They needed to learn when to cut themselves off/slow down, etc...


A friend of ours has a breathalyzer which he keeps calibrated. He makes a game of it before people leave, "What do think you will blow?" and confiscates keys when required. What is fascinating is the 1st few parties we all blew higher then we thought we would. 


LOL Sorry... rambling now.


Thankie Thankie!!! [[[NJ]]]



Comment by JustAnotherUserName on May 15, 2011 at 12:20pm

That is SO funny!!!  You alway strike me as one of the most together people know, so I can't imagine you getting this drunk EVER, even in college!  


My first over-drinking experience was tequila.  Haven't touched it since--literally!

Comment by NatureJunkie on May 15, 2011 at 1:04pm
@ Peacenik: I don't know why I was craving warm milk. I don't think I ever drank warm milk on purpose before or after that incident. It just seemed like a good idea at the time. What can I say? I was drunk.
Comment by NatureJunkie on May 15, 2011 at 1:10pm
@ Marie: What a hoot--chaperoning your children's first drinking experience and turning it into a science experiment! But that makes infinite sense to me. You know they're going to be exposed to alcohol at some point, so learning how much and over what period of time is an invaluable lesson. The university where I work just graduated a paralyzed boy who got drunk two years ago and drove his car into a tree. That's a piss-poor way to learn it.
Comment by NatureJunkie on May 15, 2011 at 1:32pm
@ Ruth: Thank you for saying that. But I didn't come this way pre-assembled. It took a lot of lessons in humiliation like that one.
Comment by Pypermarru1 on May 16, 2011 at 9:59pm

I love looking at that mug of yours :0)


I'm ashamed of your inability to hold your liquer.  Sad really, you didn't even follow the standard stages of drinking. 

Step 1:  Just a couple to take the edge off

Step 2:  Oh, Ok, I'll have one more

Step 3:  God I'm really sexy right now / or / I feel like dancing!!!!

Step 4:  Awkward spontaneous crying

step 5:  Sloppy Drunk


You went from 1 straight to 5.  God Lord, Woman - I hope you got better about your stages later in the college experience :0)

Great vid - great to see your charming smile at the end.

Comment by NatureJunkie on May 18, 2011 at 7:49pm

@ Pyper: I never thought of it that way, but you are absolutely right--straight from Step 1 to 5. All I can say is, thank god I bypassed the awkward, spontaneous crying.


However, back at the dorm, I stepped into the shower fully clothed to sober myself up. (Didn't work.) Then Wade, the guy who fetched the warm milk, gave me a dry sweatshirt to wear. I was sitting in his room sipping the warm milk, when Rita from down the hall peeked in and said, "Oh my Gawd! She's DRUNK!" I had a huge crush on Rita from the moment I saw her earlier in the week and I was hugely embarrassed. Rita came in to entertain me for a few hours, "to distract you with conversation," I think she said. She proceeded to tell me about every time in her life when she herself threw up. I don't know why it didn't diminish my crush on her. It should have.


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