December 30, 2011
Free 'tipsy tow' on New Year's Eve

tow truck.jpgIt's a little known fact that the last day of December is also known in some Western cultures as New Year's Eve, and on that day - which happens to be Saturday - people are known to enjoy a drink or two. For those who do, you should also know that AAA is offering a free "tipsy tow" to anyone who doesn't want to drink and drive. And by "anyone," I mean anyone who is smart enough to know that a DUI can ruin your life for the next several years. Yes, friends have told me as much.

AAA has a great deal. The catch, by the time you need their help you may A) forget how to spell it, B) be unable to pronounce it or C) forget where you jotted down the phone number.

If you can get past those hurdles, all you have to do is call 1-800-222-4357 or 800-AAA-HELP and say, "I need a tipsy tow." If you come up with something that sounds sorta like that, chances are you'll still get a tipsy tow.

Have fun, good luck, be safe, play smart and remember one thing when you start imbibing: if you have even the faintest designs on becoming a Supreme Court Justice, president of the United States or even a member of Congress, resist the urge to tweet how messed up you are or post dazed and confused photos of yourself on Facebook. Going shirtless and flexing won't go over well either. Just ask Anthony Weiner, the former Congressman who thought he was a Chippendales dancer.

Happy New Year. I've got the Champagne chilling in the fridge. We plan to ring in the New Year like pros - low-key, at home, out of earshot of guys who screech and holler when they have fun, with the car parked in the driveway.

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