I just wanted to say how much I appreciate all the love that’s pouring out of the comments and responses here. Especially for the long post mentioning the alcohol problem; it makes me feel so great that you all care so much! You’re all wonderful. I’ve gotten lots of great suggestions, which are echoed on Metafilter discussions here and here. The ideas I like the most so far:
- club soda/tonic water with lemon: looks like a drink, tastes like yummy
- a shanty: a half pint in a pint glass, topped off with lemonade
- say you’re on antibiotics, which don’t mix with alcohol
- ‘fresh orange and soda, no ice’
I think things are going to be okay. I just need to make some good friends, and then I’ll be peachy. But again, thank you all so much.