Friday, June 1, 2012

Signs of TRYING TO HAVE A GOOD TIME SHUT UP AND LEAVE ME ALONE

WebMD! When they're not convincing my sister she has cancer, they're busy telling us what the symptoms of alcoholism are. WHAT:

Signs of alcohol abuse

  • You have problems at work or school because of your drinking, such as being late or not going at all.
  • You drink in risky situations, such as before or while driving a car.
  • After drinking, you can't remember what happened while you were drinking (blackouts).
  • You have legal problems because of your drinking, such as being arrested for harming someone or driving while drunk.
  • You get hurt or you hurt someone else when you are drinking.
  • You keep drinking even though you have health problems that are caused or made worse by alcohol use, such as liver disease (cirrhosis).
  • Your friends or family members are worried about your drinking.
Yeah, my friends or family members are worried about my drinking. WHEN I DON'T BUY THEM A ROUND WOCKA WOCKA

You want to know the real Signs of alcohol abuse?
  • You took home somebody you met at R Bar
  • You laughed out loud watching a Will Farrell movie
  • You listen to a Carrie Underwood song on repeat more than 8 times
  • You found a Zima at the back of the fridge after a party and drank it
  • You found some mouthwash under your laundry in the closet and drank it
  • You found a drink someone left on the bar at Li Po and drank it
  • You made Kraft Mac n Cheese after 8 pm
  • You played "Sexy and I Know It" on a jukebox
  • You're a member of my family
"You might not realize that you have a drinking problem. You might not drink large amounts when you drink. Or you might go for days or weeks between drinking episodes. But even if you don't drink very often, it's still possible to be abusing alcohol and to be at risk for becoming addicted to it," WebMD says. Shut up, WebMD. It's Friday.

8 comments:

thesoniashow said...

I've already been identified as a possible binge drinker by the fine folks at Kaiser, and now you are judging me, too?

I laughed really hard when I saw "Anchorman."

Dammit.

Andrea Prete said...

I was identified as having a potential problem when I told them I drink at work, frequently and that it's perfectly normal in my industry. They also didn't like when I said "yeah, but most of the time I *only* drink at work." Duh, I sell wine for a living.

Tamagosan said...

I'm a fan of the there-are-as-many-definitions-of-alcoholism-as-there-are-alcoholics school of thought. Depending on the alcoholic, they can be pretty creative.

And um, you're totally kidding about your sister and cancer, right?

TK said...

Sonia -

I remember your story about Kaiser and your binge drinking problem. Hilarious.

Andrea -

You're lucky. I'm not allowed to drink at my job. Technically.

Tam -

I mean that my sister sometimes gets freaked out by WebMD. She doesn't have cancer.

Tamagosan said...

Good to know. But also glad to know she's obsessively checking because YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT COULD BE LURKING OUT THERE. Luckily, WebMD is there to enable the slightest hypochondriac.

Rocco said...

i had to quit my webmd habit. it was a difficult detox period, but we're all better off.

Petter Joe said...
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Petter Joe said...

I can't believe I found your blog. It is exactly what I was looking for. I was just wondering the other day why there are no travel sites catered to people of color that warn of the possible problems you can run into abroad because of racism etc. and then I found this... amazing. I'm a 21 year old black woman, planning on studying abroad in Egypt this coming spring so this blog is definitely a life saver. Although I must admit that I feel a little more apprehensive about going now that I've read some of your experiences. Although sadly I am not surprised, I have traveled to quite a few countries myself and have had my share of awkward race based experiences (ie a woman in china telling me I would be so beautiful if only my skin was a bit lighter). While reading through your blog over the last 2 days I must admit I almost changed my mind about going to Egypt, but I figure nothing will change if no one does anything to address the situation. Any advice you have would be appreciated.