I am on some sad family business, but I read this in the New York Times in an article about Absinthe, and just could not let this get away without sharing it - I have had Absinthe and found it almost impossible to drink it is so strong - but sometimes in life, we need a kick like that -- this is from the article:
"While a little absinthe can be quite pleasant, a lot, as with any other strong spirit, will make you drunk. Perhaps, if you are of an Oscar Wilde bent, too much absinthe will do to you what it did to him: “After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were,” he said in one of his many disquisitions on absinthe. “After the second you see things as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.”
"Personally, I prefer how martinis affected Dorothy Parker:
I like to have a martini,
Two at the very most.
After three I’m under the table,
after four I’m under my host."