This is a bit off topic, but I feel that we should all be reminded, esp in light of my stupidity:
Do not drink and drive.
This past wkend, I was drinking at a friend's place in Los Angeles and decided to drive home. I had consumed maybe 4 drinks in a 3 hour span and I decided to stop drinking a bit before I left. My frinds constantly goaded me and called me a "bitch" or a "buzzkill" etc for not taking more shots and I actually gave it some thought for a few mins. I decided against a few shots, but just barely. However, like an idiot, I still decided to drive home shortly thereafter ( I had to get back for a dinner party). I got pulled over 2 miles from my place. I knew I smelled of alcohol and I remember my life flashing before my eyes when the officer approached. He asked why I was going so fast and where i had been. I told him the truth, that I was at a friend's place and on my way back home now. He asked how many drinks I had in the last hour. I paused and thought and said 1, which was accurate, given that I had stopped drinking maybe 30 minutes before I left. He asked me to look at his flashlight and follow it, which I did. Next, he ordered me out of the car and had me walk the line, which I did. He came up to me and said that he appreciated my honesty and that I had passed the tests. He said he was only going to let me off with a warning.
I was scared shitless throughout the process. Driving home right after, I couldn't stop thinking about the repercussions that I would face with a DUI so close to my admittance to the Bar. My job would be donezo. My parents would be so disappointed. My friends would be as well. My life would be very very different.
ANyway, sorry for the rant. I just felt that I should at least pass on my experience as a courtesy warning to others that our admitttance to the bar is such a delicate process. Be responsible, bc going thru that Saturday night was one of the worst and scariest experiences I have ever had. No point in ruining our life, given how far we have come.