I was traipsing around a conifer forest, looking for the perfect white fir. I wasn’t hunting for a Christmas tree. I had just been taught to see the wilderness as my own personal liquor cabinet, and I was searching for ingredients for my next cocktail.
When the lights went out in a good portion of NYC and New Jersey, people holed up in their homes, and a lot of drinking occurred. If my Twitter feed is any indication, roughly 80 percent of those not in immediate danger got drunk.