Topic: drink

Drunk Brunch Is Illegal In NYC, City Reverts To Prohibition Era Madness

Drunk Brunch Is Illegal In NYC, City Reverts To Prohibition Era Madness

I have a long-running joke with myself that if I had a nickname that would be used in quotation marks as my middle name in something like my obituary or embroidered in cursive on my mechanic’s uniform, I’d want it to be “bottomless mimosas.” Joanna “Bottomless Mimosas” Rafael bubbles right off the tongue, doesn’t it? Well, it does after a few flutes of juice mixed with champagne. Too bad my self-imposed moniker is illegal. It was never going to catch on anyway. More »

Hunger Games: I Drank So I Wouldn’t Eat

 Hunger Games:  I Drank So I Wouldn't Eat

I think, if I really was honest with myself, I started seriously drinking to stop myself from eating.

There’s the bottom line, embarrassing truth that I can’t bring myself to share at the countless AA meetings I’ve attended for the past few months, ever since my therapist told me she’d refuse to see me unless I got sober.

Hi, my name is Annabelle and I’m an alcoholic … and now that I’m no longer drinking, my activities include baking batches of chocolate chip cookies, only to eat every single one of them as soon as they come out of the oven. More »