Friday, May 17, 2013

Tipsy Tips

The 7000 angels, I mean - liquor store workers who keep us watered and wined all year voted against a strike last night. Disaster averted! The weekend can roll out without rationing!

So have a fun Victoria Day, Memorial Day or whatever else you celebrate around this time of year. Russians have 7 - count 'em - seven different holidays in May. Everything from Victory Day to Orthodox Easter. Ваше здоровье! As for the U.K., it lists eleven official holidays in May.  And Memorial Day isn't the only U.S. holiday in May: there are 28 potential celebrations and observances over the course of the month (depending on where you live and how lenient your boss is).

Wherever you're celebrating, remember keep the wheels in 'park.' Drunk driving increases the likelihood of an accident by 46%. So if you drink, ditch the cars and keep the speed limit to 3 mph - or about how fast the average person can walk from a lawn chair to the fridge.

For road trippers, here are 15 tips to help recognize drunk drivers. And, no, Reese Witherspoon in the passenger seat didn't make the list. Come on!!