If you want to be productive at work the next day, it is inadvisable, at the end of a weeknight cocktail reception, to grab the two leftover bottles of wine and sit on a bench with three friends passing the bottles around.

I can truthfully say that  it was the first time I’ve drunk wine straight from the bottle.  Maude willing, it will be my last.

According to my fellow bottle-passers I apparently did a wicked Sarah Palin impersonation.