This is a bit off topic for some of the things that we discuss here, but ... at the same time, it could also play into story line discussions as well.
In drinking alcohol, the normal rule of thumb is 1 oz per hour for your body to process, or a single 12 oz. beer. But this doesn't cover how well the body - or at least the mind operating the body - can operate while impaired.
I'm actually curious as to the experience of others on this forum. Reason being - and this is one of those stupid ideas that comes up while drinking - locally it is 10:04 pm. Within the last hour, I consumed one alcoholic drink, while also eating approximately 4 oz. of Lays Honey Barbecue chips. The one drink was 4 ounces of Evan Williams Honey (70 proof), 6 ounces of Captain Morgan Long Island Iced Tea (34 proof), 2 ounces of Coke Zero, and two ice cubes.
I do not seem to be making any more errors than normal while touch typing any of this. I can feel some effects from the alcohol, but I am still able to walk around my home (such as going into the kitchen, getting a measuring cup, and actually figuring out how much I consumed), and basically other than knowing that I have consumed quite a bit of alcohol, that's pretty much it.
As a side note, I am a 270 lb male that will have a birthday next week (57), and I have actually only really been drinking alcohol for the last six years. I wasn't a tea-total prior to that, but a six pack of beer would go skunky before I'd drink it all back then. I also refuse to drink and drive, due to something I saw when I was in college. (Head-on collision between a drunk driver and a family - human heads are stronger than windshields, shoulders will stop the body from following ... so when you have to hunt through the brush along the side of the road more than 100 feet from the accident site for a human head and you're only 20 years old, it does make an impression.)
Anyway, I thought this might make an interesting discussion topic. I've noticed that I am more prolific when writing while intoxicated, I simply have to make more corrections when editing than normal. Does anyone else have this issue?