OK, so I consider myself a fairly experienced drinker when it comes to alcohol. I brought the Sauza 3Gs Añejo that I wrote about before to Pascha, had three shots and was none the worse for wear. Paschal Vespers the next afternoon, two shots of vodka, and nothin'. I know my limits when it comes to these two drinks, and I was doing OK. What I did next, however, was world-class dumb: I tried something new--Ouzo, a Greek liquor that is licorice-flavored (nasty, imo)--on top of having already drunk two shots of vodka. Didn't get drunk--never have been--but I got too tipsy to drive there for about a half an hour, forty-five min., and had to wait around for the effects to wear off. I hate even getting tipsy. It's such a waste of fine motor skills. Should my priest decide to rib me, though, about my Ouzo adventure, I can always come back and say that he, while perfectly sober, called tequila "Keteela." Who's tongue-tied now, eh?
A lesson learned on an otherwise unblemished and thoroughly glorious Pascha, about which I will (Lord willing) write soon.