So I drank on Easter, but barely got through one drink the whole day because I was coming down with a cold. My acid has been bothering me quite a bit lately even without drinking, so I’ve been trying to eat better as well. I should probably start taking some pills, though, too just to be on the safe side because too much acid reflux can lead to cancer. Scary, right!
I also drank last night to celebrate the excitement and freedom of the Night of Noise event that the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance hosted at the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago to break the silence of the Day of Silence. The DOS is a way to combat LGBTQ+ bullying in schools and the NON is a way to break the silence at the end of the day. After the great event that my boyfriend organized with performances by my friends Mister E. Machine and up-and-coming artist James Panther, I went out with some other friends for drinks. I was “in the mood,” whatever that means. My boyfriend obviously had to stay behind and do some work since it was his event so it was just me and my two gay married friends. Capitalizing on the fact that they were both getting flirted with by some guy at the bar, I got the gentleman to buy us all shots. I’ve not been much of a shots person since I was 21, and now that I don’t drink that much at all, it probably wasn’t the best idea because the drinks they serve at this particular bar are already strong. So my night ended with me puking out a cab window while we’re driving 45mph down Lake Shore Drive and getting yelled at by my boyfriend who had to provide me with a bedside trashcan and water once I got home. I apologize to him and to the next person who opened the car door on the cab. The emotional and physiological hangover is another reason why I am taking my 31-Day Challenge this year.