Unfortunately, yes. You missed out on the floorshow because at the Austin WFC I was travelling alone & on my best behaviour, and I barely saw you at Saratoga WFC. I'm fine with alcohol when I'm at home, but when I'm out with friends I get a bit over excited, drink too much and get into fights.
I like that you are a heinous social drunk.
Or rather, I've always found you a very pleasant and entertaining social drunk, and enjoy drinking with you.
Of course, this might just indicated that I also have something to apologise for, and I am just lacking in awareness of it.
Thanks Dave, but many of my other friends do not find me such pleasant company with a few shandies under my belt. And the next morning I often have trouble remembering where I've been & what I've done. Its not cute anymore -- and probably hasn't been cute for 25 years. The problem is, no matter how awful I get, everyone always puts up with it and forgives me. Nothing bad ever happens to me, but I reckon I've probably pushed my luck far enough.
And I was only half joking when I implied I was just in denial myself -- alcohol is a scary and subversive drug that I know we all could do to treat with a bit more caution, and I've certainly at least my share of misbehaviour too.
But just saying -- despite perhaps too many boozy evenings, I've never woken up the next morning and thought 'bloody Sparks!', and there are plenty of people I can't say that about.