Don't think I've ever questioned drinking, but I've definitely become more aware of how much I drink.
Generally speaking, I've had bad experiences mixing beer and liquor. If I don't stop after about six shots or so, I'm gonna end up in a gutter somewhere.
I remember the first time I drank too much. Prior to that night, I thought I couldn't get too drunk, having had my share of entire bottles of liquor at previous parties. That night, though...
We started out at my place, back when I was living with my folks. Three of us shared a liter (34oz?) of Bacardi and Coke. Then a bottle of Baileys and half a bottle of dark rum with beer on the side. Ready to party, we somehow got to a nearby town (I have no idea how we got there, but I'm assuming we took a train) where we continued. I had a half'n'half Coke and Rum (a pint) which I was dared into emptying in one go. Then some guy was dared into emptying a liter of cheap white wine, but failed, so I did it for him.
After that, it sorta gets a little fuzzy. I remember talking to a really hot redhead, smoking way too many cigarettes way too fast and then kneeling over on the lawn.
I woke up the next day in the guest bedroom at this stranger's house. His mom had apparently ordered me into the house and placed in the bed after some of the guys at the party decided to carry me to a cab, dropping me on the pavement in the process before abandoning the task and carrying me back to the house.
I learned two things that night: 1) I can
get too drunk, but 2) I don't get hangovers, ever. The next morning, I was all fresh and ready to go again while the rest of the crowd was trying to overdose on painkillers or barfing their brains out.
Still don't get hangovers. Only hint of one was a mild headache one morning, but that was probably due to dehydration from not drinking anything but beer for a solid 12 hours.
Guess it wasn't all bad. Edited, Nov 23rd 2011 12:06am by Mazra