"How could something that's delicious make me sick?"
But, as Troy realized after eating a cookie the size of a manhole cover, too much of a good thing can be -- GASP -- a bad thing. My memory, in particular, has become pretty shitty since i started drinking in earnest. Keeping in shape is also more difficult. And after the holiday party season, it feels like I've used my liver as a speed bag.
So, on New Year's Eve I plan to drink like I'm about to start a lengthy prison sentence -- which, essentially, I am -- and then go dry until February 1. January will become Drynuary: 31 days of alcohol-freedom. Long enough to feel booze's absence and to have to adapt to life without it. I want to see if it makes a difference. Will I sleep better? Will I be healthier? Will I look down smugly upon my friends as they deal with their Sunday morning hangovers? Will I even last a week? Time will tell.
Check back here for two-week and end-of-month updates. If you want to join my struggle (the other Chow Bella contributors sure didn't. CRICKETS.) follow @fowlelanguage for whiny tweets and/or moral support.
I can do this! I think!
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