Of course my wife was appalled. More than usual, even. It is exceedingly rare for me to pull that kind of stunt. My genetic code requires me to do something stupid periodically to remind her how utterly simple Men are.
As far as an example for the kids goes, I'm a firm believer in not glamorizing alcohol. My kids routinely see me drink ONE beer with dinner, 3-4 nights a week. I always offer them a taste. They rarely accept, and invariably find it yucky. It's just a beverage.
American liquor laws are retarded, with the possible exceptions of Vegas and New Orleans.
Looks like the avatar thing is fixed. Disturbance in the force.
We are a whole community of "that guy" - StPatGuy