14. Attempt to drink a full bottle of alcohol with Lyssa during the span of one day (see how far we can get)
This might not be a big deal for most people, but it is for me. The thought of drinking/being drunk during the day is enough to make me nauseous. Lyssa and I have never been big partiers. Though, we enjoy drinking, we don’t enjoy being drunk and certainly not day-drunk.
We planned to complete this goal on Inauguration Day, a day we both had off. In honor of the affair, we bought ourselves a bottle of Russian Standard Vodka. Fitting, right?
I got home late the night before after working an Inauguration Ball, so Lyssa made the suggestion to do a shot after midnight to get a head start. The next morning, we started with screw drivers. They went down pretty easily. This was a marathon, not a sprint, so we took our time and enjoyed our cocktails. We continued to dull the pain of having a thin-skinned, loudmouthed, lying, authoritarian-wannabe and braggart of a buffoon with no government experience as our president with more delicious screwdrivers. We took a little nap, which helped lessen the effects of day drinking. By the dinnertime, we were nearly done with the bottle. We switched to vodka tonics and emptied the bottle by 9 p.m.
I have to tell you, this wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be. If you span it out over the course of 18 hours, it’s not hard to finish. Sure, there were a couple of times we were buzzed (like maybe during the completion of another goal — Lyssa watching 2 Girls, 1 Cup), but I thought it was going to be so much worse.
And we woke up the next day feeling pretty good… physically, not emotionally.