Simply…intoxicating.

When I tell people that I have a blog, they always want to know what I write about.

“What’s your category,” they say.  “Humor|entertainment| pets| parenting|relationships|food|health and wellness|travel?”

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It’s hard enough posting something/anything with any kind of regularity.

Describing my blog is difficult,  perhaps it’s because I’ve never really had a theme beyond its name, Drunk on Life.

In a silly, sappy way that’s totally normal to my nature, that’s how most of me feels – that life itself is intoxicating – a giant glass of champagne, filled with bubbles of happiness,to be tossed back, quaffed, slurped down and savored.

But of course, the reality is that life isn’t always a sparkling nectar.

I’m wildly fortunate in so many ways, and I am truly grateful for all of the blessings in my life.  I have a job and my health; a husband, parents and friends who love me; a home, two amazing fur kids, a car that runs, money in the bank.

It doesn’t stop me from bad days and stressful realities the same as anyone: the loss of a friend, feeling exhausted and alone, moments at work when I want to put my hands over my ears and start screaming, painful times when I fight with my husband, my car breaking down in an intersection and thinking I’m going to die, hearing a colleague saying something petty and nasty and unwarranted about me. Maybe it’s as simple as realizing I forgot to pay a bill last month; or it’s just one of those days when I’m a hot, hormonal mess, my jeans won’t zip up, my face breaks out and then my freakin’ dishwasher overflows suds all over my hardwood floors..

or when I try to write something/anything…

and nothing comes out.

Those are the times when instead of crying, I look through the pictures in my phone gallery or Instagram, pull up an old blog post, or scroll through albums on Facebook or real albums on the coffee table and remember wonderful, precious moments with the people I love. Walks on the Beltline with Sue and Laura. Barbeques and Ninja Turtle Burgers. Sunsets on the beach in Rosemary. Thanksgiving and Christmas. St. Patrick’s Day Dinners and Burn’s Suppers and “Screen on the Garage Door” movie nights. Hanging out with our parents. Hanging out with our cousins. Kitty hijinks. Clowning around. Dancing with my husband. Hugs and hand-holdings, a sweet text from a friend, jokes retold a thousand times, grins, giggles, laughing so hard you’re crying. Love.

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And knowing that this is what really matters, ultimately, I find myself once again buzzed, wasted, snockered, giddy, tipsy on the life I have and the people in it.

And that’s what I try to share here, with you, the funny, charming, magical and wonderful moments that make it all worthwhile to me.

Cheers, Salud and Slàinte Mhath.  Here’s to life.

“Life is a crazy mixture of intoxicating cocktails.”
Ken Poirot

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15 thoughts on “Simply…intoxicating.

    • I do agree – happiness is a choice. Sometimes it’s really hard but if you can manage, it’s always worth it. Reminders- friends, family, photos, memories – all help when it’s rough. Thank you so much Charles for stopping by and your kind comments.

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  1. I love this! My blog is the blog of many topics. People ask what I write about and I’m like, “Whatever I write about today.” I never know until I write it. Sometimes it’s social commentary, sometimes it’s fiction, sometimes it’s about crafts or kids or fashion or books or photography or… it’s a blog about everything and a blog about nothing all at the same time. I tell people I did this long before there were “topics”. It’s all good. Mostly I like to find ways to be positive and yet authentic at the same time.

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  2. People tend to say more bad things than good things about social media, but your list of uses to combat the feel-bads proves there are benefits to sharing the joy in photographs and archived messages to yourself.

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    • Thanks – I actually enjoy social media and for that purpose. I have a far-thrown “net” of friends and social media helps me keep a glimpse into their lives and keeps them connected for times we can see each other or talk on the phone. It’s comforting to me to see all the pictures of great times with great people – reminds me that no matter how rough my day/situation is, it will change and good things will again happen – largely because of the wonderful people in my life.

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  3. You write about life, Kimi, in the best sense possible. I’ve read about your good times and bad times, and connected because you present them in a way that I can relate. That’s a deft touch, my friend, when you can turn your stories into our stories. ❤

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