oh my god joseph has just been staring at that staircase for almost three weeks
Hooray booze! Wouldn't it be so sad if there was a constitutional amendment banning its sale and distribution? OH WAIT HISTORY
That's okay, the gang will have their booze for a few more years, as from what I understand it took their state a while to get around to ratifying the amendment. Seems like it was actually the last state to ratify it, so hey! Howabout that.
So, uh oh, Joseph is doubled over in pain! Better go get lemonade.
I'll confide in you all for a minute: I'm graduating in less than a month. I have nine days until my last class ever, and then 17 days til finals are over and I move out. What's concerning me is that I'm not reacting emotionally yet and I'm waiting for it all to hit me like a brick wall. I'll do my best to keep updating, but have a squinch of compassion these next few weeks if I keep not being able to produce.
Booze laws are weird! I sort of understand why governments try to regulate it all but at the same time it's not the unavailability of substances that stops people from alcoholism and such so most these laws usually do is making it inconvenient for people who drink responsibly. I mean heh, my parents sent me to get them beer a few times when I was a teenager...
@Oly-RRR: I agree! It sets it up like a forbidden fruit type situation that, like abstinence only sex-ed, doesn't seem to do much toward actually *preventing* people from engaging in the activity, but does make it more difficult to do it safely and responsibly.
Oh man. I remember my first time going into a liquor store on my 21st birthday. The gross thing is I picked up a thing of whiskey that I still haven't finished and it's almost 3 years later XD
@mitchellbravo: Oooh, yeah, it's a very good parallel with sex-ed!
Heheh. Well, there were laws about underage drinking back then too but most people were lenient about it, it got much more strict since then.
What amazes me about the US laws is that I can understand not drinking till 18 but 21? You can get into army and learn to use guns or fly fighter planes and be sent into actual war if you're unlucky but you can't be trusted with a can of beer?
@Oly-RRR: Yes indeed. It doesn't make any sense at all. The voting age used to be 21 also, but they brought it down sometime around/just after Vietnam because I guess someone figured out it was dumb to be sending kids away to fight a war they were too young to theoretically vote against. But the drinking thing is set up so dumbly that most kids can't drink until third (or in my case fourth) year of college. It's one of those rules that everybody breaks and nobody likes and I've never heard a real live person give a good explanation for it.
Well, he made it to the top. How's he going to get down?
@Squirreltastic-Blue: A slow roll, or Rapunzel Rapunzel rappel me down with your hair?