Road to independence: first time alcohol

I am continuing yesterday’s story with little snippets of my road to Independence.
For a more background information, please read:

Road to independence: First time doing laundry on my own

So today’s story is about my first alcoholic drink.

My parents were quite strict and made me promise that I wouldn’t drink before finishing university.
And if I ever planned to get drunk for the first time, it had to happen at home, with their supervision.

The first promise I broke. The second I kept.
But technically, it was their fault ๐Ÿ˜‰

On their wedding anniversary, dad bought a bottle of champagne.
I was 19 at the time.
I was allowed to have one glass and felt excited about that.
But I never expected it to be so bitter and terrible.
After only a few sips, my legs felt like jelly and I felt like I was lifted by balloons to land with unicorns.
To reduce the bitterness, however, I had this wonderful idea to pour a large amount of sugar into the glass of champagne.
I thought it was hilarious when it fizzed up and exploded all over my new clothes.

I remember rolling my parents their eyes.
But also a look of relieve.
If this is the worst thing she does when “drunk”, we don’t have to worry.ย 

Well, let me about tell you about the next event ๐Ÿ˜‰

I had lived a couple of months on my own and got to know a nice group of people.
Two of them recently start sharing a large, fancy apartment and threw a housewarming.
There were many new people.
Nobody pressured me to drink, but I guess I was just a bit curious.

One glass of Vodka – Coke did the trick.
After an hour of dancing around the house, I somehow made my way to the bathroom, crawling through the crowd!

A few people helped me find my way back to the couch.
I fell asleep.
Somewhere around 2 in the night I woke up.
It was dark and the entire apartment was empty.

I switched on the light and looked at the mess.
I panicked.ย Did I do all of this?!
But “I still have time to fix this”.
I started washing the dishes. Vacuum cleaned the floor. And made sure everything was spotless.

I woke up again in the morning by a loud laughter.
“Did you clean all of this?”,ย the owner of the apartment asked,ย “Didn’t you see the note I left you?”.

I didn’t, but there it was indeed:

We are going to the city center. You didn’t seem to wake up, but when you do, feel free to crawl into the guest bedroom.
I’ll make you breakfast tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜‰

Instead of the promised breakfast, they invited me to a nice restaurant for dinner.

The news of me cleaning their house spread very fast.
Surprisingly, I was invited to every party ever since. Hopefully for more than just my cleaning abilities ๐Ÿ˜‰

Now, as a disclaimer, I do want to stress I don’t promote getting drunk and I am not proud of it.
But if you do want to do it, make sure you are in a safe environment.
I think it’s impossible to drink an alcoholic beverage for the first time and not get tipsy.
I would like to say that only once was enough for me to learn my lesson, but it happened 2 or 3 more times.

But that’s 6 years ago.
I am very sophisticated drinker nowadays ๐Ÿ˜‰

Do you remember your first sip of alcohol?ย 

13 thoughts on “Road to independence: first time alcohol

  1. I remember my first drink. I was thirteen and it was my brother’s twenty first. I got soooo trousered, but funnily enough not sick. Not even much of a hangover. Bacchus must have given me a free pass that time. But only that time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Haha.
    Well itโ€™s good that we remember these things. How drunk could we really have been ๐Ÿ˜…
    Hugging the toilet seat after some booze, the horror!

  3. As I was reading this post I remembered my first drink. It was on a friendโ€™s anniversary dinner! It was a mess, I laughed at everything and I think I sang a couple of musics! The worst was the fact that my dad went pick me up and probably saw everything! (I did all that with only just one drink)! I learned the lesson and today Iโ€™m a lot more careful!!! Xx

  4. This is a funny story! You added sugar to Champagne? Lolol!

    My first sip of alcoholic drink was when I was maybe 2, it is in our culture and tradition to take sips of home made rice wine for festivals and celebrations ( getting drunk was never the point) besides, few sips, itโ€™s good for digestion๐Ÿ˜‰
    Then I moved to US where I got told I couldnโ€™t drink till I was 21, i was sure shell-shocked๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿท

  5. I don’t remember my first drink.
    (I do remember getting drunk the first time. Yes, I got sick and, but I didn’t have too much of a hangover the next day.)
    My parents were like yours – I was to not drink until I was of legal age and I was encouraged to have the first drink at home. So I did. A sip of beer here and there. That was it.

    You dumping sugar into the champagne and it fizzing onto your clothes was funny.
    And the story abut you cleaning everything was absolutely hilarious. But it seems like you had decent company (them taking you out). The people you drink with is very important. Makes all the difference.

    I, too, have grown up and am a sophisticated drinker.

  6. I never had much of a hangover either.
    Just once and I actually went to work. Make up can cover up a lot.
    My male colleague who was completely stoned could not hide it, haha.

    I don’t really have people to drink with nowadays. Jasper might drink a beer every now and then, but I prefer wine.
    We don’t go out of dinner a lot anymore.

  7. Suprisingly I don’t remember my first drink but I remember many situations which were definitely the best example of how not to drink too much ๐Ÿ™‚ For some time I decided to stop drinking alcohol and find alternative ways to party or relieve stress ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Hahaha I love this! You seem like such a cute drunk. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I can imagine you laughing about the sugar in the champagne!

    You totally deserved the nice dinner after cleaning up the place, too! I’m sure it wasn’t all your mess! ๐Ÿ˜‚

    I giggled a bit at that last line, too, “I am a very sophisticated drinker nowadays” hahah I don’t know why!

  9. Noo haha, there were 50 people there. I was just so innocent back then.

    I don’t drink a lot nowadays, but I don’t like to eat and drink. So when I drink, after the one glass of wine, it’s Jelly legs again ๐Ÿ˜‰

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