It’s day 128 no booze for me and I’m travelling extensively for work this week – 4 different states in 4 days. I’d never noticed before how much temptation there is to drink around travel.
Right now for instance I’m in a 3 hour layover in an airline lounge (fancy I know! LOL) and the after work travel crowd are drinking up a storm – free booze, my favorite, sigh.
Sitting on my own in nice restaurants listening to champagne corks pop while I try to elegantly sip my coke is also quite trying as I discovered the other night. To combat this the following night I had KFC for dinner and took myself off the the local movie theatre to keep occupied.
Tomorrow I’ve had to turn down an invitation to hold a business meeting at a cozy wine bar near my media providers office – I came clean to them and announced my year off to emailed acclaim (I’m sure they think I’m crazy).
Last Saturday I dealt with the exclusive wine tasting that I arranged for my clients by escorting them to the venue and then “going to sound check with the dinner band” – really I was sitting in a cozy corner of the resort reading a book until they finished (more venues should have libraries for us non boozers to distract ourselves with), by then they were all so chirpy that they didn’t notice I wasn’t drinking – my cunning plan worked!
The rest of my country wide tour will be less booze focused and I can’t wait to get home to Crazy Cat Boy and the furry ones.
Stay happy and healthy everyone.