MJ at Mary J Melange recently posted the following photo with the question “is this true or not”? She challenged her readers to respond with their stories one way or the other.
I’m not sure about the *great* story part, but many of my life adventures were conceived over a martini and /or bottle of wine. These ideas were fleshed out and committed to before the sober light of day could cast doubt on their wisdom.
There’s the bottle of wine shared with friends over dinner one night that resulted in the decision that I too could be a triathlete – an Ironman to be exact. It was a decision that literally changed the life of this former non-cyclist and non-runner.
Then there was the evening with friends and several bottles of wine when the plan was hatched to climb Kilimanjaro. I subsequently tried to back out of this one when I realized how challenging it was going to be, but with this group there is no going back.
Over martinis one evening with our sons, conversation drifted into the subject of the CN Tower Edge Walk. It went from idea to booking online within less than an hour. We are not the type to ruminate for a long time when the adventurous spirit has been sparked.
There are also however those stories that involved poor decision making that I can only be thankful we didn’t end up recipients of the “Darwin Award” for our stupidity. I prefer to leave those stories ‘in the vault’.
So, my vote would be a definite “YES” … it is true that in my life, an adult beverage has been the *inspiration* behind many adventures … and a few misadventures along the way.
… and in case you were wondering, this post was written with the aid of a glass of wine.