By the way, it would seem that i come down against the idea of drunken flings afterall. I did get one comment about them that made me really think for a minute … one of my friends wound up in his utopic current relationship as a result of a drunken hookup, perhaps because the two of them would have never had the courage or momentum to join lips while sober. And, while momentum has never been my specialty, i’d hate to know that i only had the nerve to finally act on my feelings because i was just unsteady enough (in every respect) to lean in for that kiss. Yes, you’re hearing me saying that i’ll take crushing agony waiting here in my chair blocks and miles away over that one intoxicated moment that you’d never be able to explain away years later. Not that you can ever explain any of this stuff to anyone rationally at any point, but at least then i’ve just got the regular reason.