and debauchee of dew”.
These famous lines by Emily Dickinson communicate the joy of being intoxicated on the beauty of nature. Unfortunately, most of us are inebriate of something a little stronger these days with a number of celebrities hitting the headlines recently as a result of looking a little worse for wear after a night out.
I feel sorry for these celebrities being papped after an enjoyable night. I mean, yes sure, you could argue that some celebrities might have a “problem” but I think the majority of celebs are just like you and I and enjoy a good night out but sometimes get a bit carried away and overindulge. Let’s face it, there’s very few among us that have never done this. If these celebrities are pictured under the influence on a number of occasions, they are then often portrayed as having a “drink problem” or being full blown “alcoholics”. I also remember watching an episode of the OC where the main character, Marissa was believed to be an alcoholic because she swigged a nagen of vodka. Many Irish people would consider this to be just a warm up drink!
After a night spent out with friends recently, I got to thinking how very lucky we all were not to be celebrities. The night started off as many do, innocently, joyfully getting ready singing along to “Starships were meant to flyyyy-ay-ayay”, fixing hair, make up, nails, eyelashes etc. You leave the house feeling confident and head to the local bar. You tell your friends that you’re going to take it easy as you have “loads to do tomorrow” but before you know it; you’re gyrating and swinging your hair along to “I’m sexy and I know it”, with lipstick engulfing your teeth and forty per cent of your face. Your belly is hanging out through the peep hole in your dress which looked fine earlier until the whole upright posture routine went out the window. You become separated from your friends, who are probably in front of you but you’re a tad visually impaired at this stage. You stumble outside with one thing on your mind and one thing only………………….……….PIZZA! You carry your pizza to the nearest taxi and befriend the taxi man on the way home, lovingly feeding him slices of your pizza as he drives and singing along to his jungle music, telling him that he is your “most favouritist taxi man ever” with “excellent song choices”. You fall out of the taxi, throw the empty pizza box in your neighbour’s garden, stagger in to your house and have one hell of a fantastic sleep.
Imagine the paparazzi photographed you with their razor sharp focused, professional cameras in this state? You’d be branded as worse than Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen and Sarah Harding put together and not to mention, a total litter bug.
I think the media need to cut these celebrities some slack and leave them be on their nights out BUT………………………..let’s take a look at some of them drunk anyway! Which one most resembles you after a night out? I am so Beyonce! (LOL!)Kevin SpaceyAvril LavigneChristina Aguilera-sporting my favourite lipstick on the face look!Keifer Sutherland- LOL! RihannaLindsay LohanBritney Spears
AND….then there are exceptions, Beyonce reportedly doesn’t drink and looks just as good at the end of the night as she did at the start! Maybe we should all take a leaf out of her book!