Sunday, April 3, 2011
Just a Sip
As all of you well know, before I left I was grilled with lectures on alcohol. What to drink, what not to drink, when, where and with whom. I felt and still feel fully prepared on that front so you don´t have to worry. The thing is, I know people told me that alcohol would be normal with teenagers but it still is a little surprising every time I see them drinking. The other night at Ivan´s party (with the adults permission) there were two different drinks. One was something with an F that was mixed with Coca-Cola. The other was something with a G mixed with Sprite. I realized that mixed drinks are really popular here because that way you can decide how much alcohol in how much soda. Many of my friends would make a drink and then all share it so they didn´t drink it all. Not suprisingly they offered me some. I tried both of them because I was curious but that was all. Until I had talked to my mama here and figured out how much alcohol I could drink without feeling tipsy, I didn´t want to drink at all. That and I have never been a fan of drinking. The whole getting drunk thing has never appealed to me and just plain soda is fine with me thank-you-very-much. :) The one with Coca-Cola I absolutelly hated. It was bitter and tasted like alcohol. The other one wasn´t so bad (more like just Sprite) but I knew enough to know that it too was filled with alcohol. Now I just want to make something clear. To all of you parents, grandparents, and other important people to me, I hope you don´t worry about this. I promise you this - I have no intention at all of abusing alcohol. A drink now and then when there are adults around and I am in a safe envirnment I think is okay. (For example, last night was my grandpa´s birthday and when wishing him happy birthday, we all had a toast. My mama let me have a little bit of this sparkling apple shampange type drink.) I also don´t like to drink. I don´t see the point of drinking alcohol which is often really gross when I could be drinking Coca-Cola which is fantastic on its own. In conclusion, I am sharing this information with you guys cause I want you to know about my new experiences. Not because I want you to worry. But if you absolutelly feel the need, I am not apposed to you writing me a reminder email of all your advice. :) I really do appreciate it. Well my homework is calling my name. Unfortunetelly, it is in Spanish so I don´t know how much I will understand anyways, but oh well! Back to school tomorrow!
Posted by Jenica Barrett at 9:20 AM