Let’s be clear here I don’t normally get really drunk. I don’t know why but I seem to have some kind of inbuilt filter, most of the time. Which when I get to a certain point I just stop drinking almost like an off switch.
My problem when I get drunk is that I’m a sleepy drunk, and when I’ve had quite a bit to drink the need to go and get in bed is very strong. It’s been known for me to fall asleep when I’ve been out with friends before now.
Last night, however, I didn’t seem to get to this point and don’t remember very much after 12:30 am.
I met Princess at noon in the New Union for a few drinks and then Gavyn for lunch at 2pm at Via. Then onto The Goose, The Rem and back to Via.
Things get hazy from here but we met Michael and Alex and I have photos from inside New York New York, Centrestage and the New Union!
The next thing I remembered was waking up in my hotel room at 9:30, laid in bed, fully clothed and still wearing my shoes.
Then being really sick and this being nothing but fluids! Yuck!
Now, I’m not normally someone who gets into such a state and I honestly can’t remember the last time I was that drunk.
Apparently, I was taken back to my hotel by my amazing friends who said this was unaided (this I doubt).
Last night I drank gin and I blame this as I don’t normally touch spirits unless it’s shots of Sambuca, as an occasional treat, but we started drinking at lunch and didn’t stop until the small hours of Saturday morning. We ate along the way but I think the volume or the type of drink was the killer for me.
What worries me is how drunk I got and at least I have good friends who took me back to my hotel and made sure I was okay. Plus I was in one of the safest places in Manchester where I am well known but its worried me a little and I think I need to kerb the gin in the future as its not good for me.
What could have happened?
What if I wasn’t with my beautiful friends? Worries me a bit when I think about it!
Time to go home?
But is it?
Since September 2020 I carry a breath-testing kit in the car since a friend was stopped by the rozzers and breathalysed and blew 0.079 a day after a night out in May. 0.01 more and bye bye license, so since then I’ve carried this in the car.
I’ve got the BACtrack Trace Breathalyser (linky to Amazon) as it has lots of great reviews.
Anyway, at 11 am after food I blew 0.097 which is over the legal limit of 0.08% BAC, then at 5 pm, after a tonne of water and more food, I blew 0.021. It’s a handy tool to have.
No more gin!
I love this image <3