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Relax. DD stands for designated drinker.

Relax. DD stands for designated drinker.

This adviarter picked a shell relatively quickly. The adviarter picked the shiny side of the shell and then decided to take a blue marker (to be calming) and wrote the word Relax on it. I hadn’t seen the adviart at this point but we quickly went into a 90 minute coffee conversation at this time; we caught up on all core updates to our lives. At the end of our conversation, the adviarter asked if he could adjust his adviart. I naturally said yes…though this is not typical for the adviart process. The adviarter then added the words “DD stands for designated drinker” in a green color.

This adviart sticks out in my mind because it was given to me before embarking on a west coast road trip with two of my friends from Norway. The adviarter’s advice on relaxing was taken to heart–thinking about ways to de-stress while being on such a long trip to see so many neat parts of the west coast. The link between the relax and DD to me relates to how when you are a DD you typically are on-call–watching others whether they are drinking or not. Relaxing on the other hand, means that you don’t have to be on 100% of the time. Not necessarily do you have to be a designated drinker but you can certainly focus your responsibility on yourself self at that point.

The question I think about is whether you can relax while being a designated drinker…is that possible?

xoxo Gypsy Tornado

Relax. DD stands for designated drinker. Gypsy Tornado 2012.

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