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The Lowdown, the Skinny, and the Scoop [Jul. 21st, 2003|11:55 pm]
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This past weekend I went to (and was minorly involved in) the wedding of a longtime friend whom we'll call John since it's his name. I've been pals with him since high school, actually. It was a beautiful ceremony; very tastefully done.

Part of the ceremony was the taking of communion. Although the minister did invite those of all or no(!) faiths to partake, I declined. But I was impressed by the inclusive attitude.

The reason I skipped out was because, as many of my friends know, I cannot handle wine. Not "I get drunk easily" or "I don't like it", but "I get a headache sipping it and it makes me gag". I may not be completely up on religious etiquette, but I figure that choking and gagging on the blood of Christ is bad form. Still, it's not as blasphemous as Cheez Whiz.

In other news, my parents came over for dinner. I took the opportunity to go completely wild and cook up a big chinese feast. Not only that, I used two new ingredients! In two separate dishes, even, so that there can be no accusations of bending the rules.

Writeups of the dishes with the accompanying recipes will here appear tomorrow, if I have time. See you there!

[User Picture]From: happyjenn97
2003-07-22 12:42 am (UTC)
That's odd. Does that happen with all alcoholic beverages, or just wine? And have you tried both red and white, or just one? I know several people who are allergic to red wine, and one of the symptoms they describe is the insta-headache.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2003-07-22 08:53 am (UTC)
Seems to happen with all alcohol. It's actually a little better than it used to be. But I still can't handle red wine, white wine, beer, or even hard cider.
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[User Picture]From: shockwave77598
2003-07-22 06:23 am (UTC)
That inclusiveness is refreshing. I was at a funeral a couple of weeks ago and they divided the church into "those of the right faith" and "all those others who are going to hell".
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2003-07-22 04:13 pm (UTC)
The church and minister were Episcopalian. I think the inclusive nod may have been at the request of the couple, though.
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[User Picture]From: penh
2003-07-22 12:17 pm (UTC)
Yay, a fellow alcohol hater! I can't stand the stuff in any form. Flint forces me to choke down a sip of champagne every New Year's Eve, though, despite my high-pitched yet manly shrieks of unwillingness. The best thing about not drinking is that everyone assumes there's some kind of horrific story behind it. I admit, I may not entirely discourage that impression by always accompanying my polite refusal of alcoholic beverages with a lot of furtive eye-shifting and faux-surreptitious fingering of my partially-severed ear. Then I add, "No, I haven't touched a drop since... since..." and I stare off into the middle distance for a while while twitching slightly.

[Disclaimer: some of the above is not true.]
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