I've never been a big drinker; even when I was young I never wanted to get drunk and lose control. The idea of doing things I might regret or, worse yet, couldn't remember doing, was an anathema to me. And let's not mention the hangovers and getting sick part. Who needs that? I don't really like the taste of alcohol, and I can be a party girl drinking diet soda, so what's the point? It makes me a cheap date, which isn't a bad thing. That being said, I'm not a teetotaler. I like tropical drinks on a beach or a cruise, a margarita (or two) while having lunch with a friend, and I'm a sucker for good champagne. Keeping this honest, I have drunk quite a lot of champagne over the years; it gets me happy, not drunk, and it never makes me sick or hungover. Champagne is a social drink; it's not the kind of thing you drink all by yourself, so I don't have to worry about creating a drinking habit while we're in isolation, which is probably a good thing, because eating and drinking seems to be the activity of choice these days, and I've discovered that liquor stores deliver. But I think when these days of social distancing are gone, I'm going to buy a few bottles of my favorite champagne, gather with those I love, and do a little social drinking.