Holiday's are a'Cummin'  

Frizbietkd 38M
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9/3/2005 10:55 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Holiday's are a'Cummin'

Hopefully this will help you get through the holidays DUI free.

Being the "responsible drunk driver" that I am, my friends and I have had some discussions. (a lot of my friends are police officers of one sort or another). Alcohol hits your system approximately 30 minutes after you imbibe. If you leave the bar and have 3 shots as you're walking out, get pulled over and taken to the lab to be tested, you're screwed. If you drank your last drink about an hour before they kick your lame-@$$ out and get pulled over, You hit your high about 30 minutes before you left.

This is effected by a few factors

1. What you eat: Carbs, sugars, juices, pastas, breads, etc. cause alcohol to absorb into your blood faster due to the alcohol binding to the carbs and thus hitting your blood as soon after entering your mouth. Fats and Proteins have a different effect in that fats don't process in your body until it hits the small intestine (about 5-8 hours later), and proteins in the stomach (about 30-45 minutes). Therefore, if you eat fatty foods or foods with high protein, alcohol won't hit your body until later.

2. Stress: If we are stressed or anxious, our bodies enter whats called the "Fight or flight" mode; a state of being in which our bodies are set to fight to the death or run like there's no tomorrow. We become faster, stronger, and more deadly in this state. Unfortunately, we also lose judgement, and our bodies metabolism shoots through the roof, thus burning more calories and causing whatever energy is readily available to feed the hungry system.

Anyway, if you are going to drive after drinking, please be as safe as possible. Use a designated driver. If you don't have a designated driver do not have more than one or two drinks (not shots), and eat foods with it (no the bag of chips is not gonna do it).

Also, to avoid that nasty headache the next day, be certain to drink 8 oz. of water per drink/shot/beer, especially wine and champagne. To avoid the highly embarassing act of vommiting all over your friend's new car DON'T MIX YOUR LIQUOR Beer before liquor, never been sicker,

Finally, Be safe, Be smart, and Be responsible with everything!!!

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