An article has been making the rounds lately explaining and extolling the virtues of the “two kinds of women.”
There may be white wine drinking women and red wine drinking women, but there are whiskey-drinking women too. Sure, it may not be as common — because it is often reserved for the men — but we exist (and I’m here to tell you about it). While we won’t scoff at the offer of a glass of vino, our heart sits in a rock glass with whiskey and two cubes.
A whiskey drinker dines by moonlight, with her fingers, sitting on the floor on pillows, any which way she pleases.
A whiskey drinker writes poems about the movie she watched in her dreams. She observes people from a distance, as well as the lines around their eyes when you smile, taking them all in and savoring the moment with you.
Whiskey drinkers read (a lot); they love everything from classics to self-help. They read books you’ve never heard of, and quote them in the middle of a heated conversation.
A whiskey drinker loves on her own terms; whether it’s for an hour or ten years, her love will pierce you indelibly. Whiskey drinkers are romantic in every sense of the word; they believe in the romance of body language.
Whiskey drinkers know when to savor the moment and when to grab it by the collar and drink it down quickly.
A whiskey drinker is all about the give and take. Take her seriously and she’ll give you a reason to smile. Give to her authentically and she won’t take you for granted.
Whiskey drinking women know when to engage and when to hold back; they’re trained in conversation, so long as it’s deep enough to hold their attention. The whiskey-drinking woman will shut down the small talk and gossip.
Whiskey drinkers know that Twilight is overrated; it was better the first time around when it was called Wuthering Heights. She wants to write her own story, and if you’re lucky, she’ll invite you along.
Whiskey drinkers love relationships, but they especially love relationships with substance. Whether romantic or platonic, whiskey-drinking women won’t waste precious time with people who are not on the same page with her.
The Whiskey-drinking women appreciate comfort above all else. They want outdoor, late night porch hangs in the summer and blankets and amazing books in the winter. They want easy going. They want to chill.
She loves long, meaningful chats. She loves figuring things out. If you sit down to talk with a whiskey drinking women (especially when she’s got a whiskey in hand) expect to cover anything and everything. Expect to look up at the clock to realize it’s 3 a.m. and still be hungry for more.
A whiskey-drinking woman can rock t-shirts and jeans, and she’s not afraid to pair them with a nice skinny leg denims with fierce red lipstick. She will dress up on a Tuesday afternoon, just because. She has flip-flops, and Chucks— she is laid-back, and a high-class woman who can make her oldest pair of jeans look like a million bucks.
A whiskey-drinking woman can’t stick to a list of someone else’s creation to define her. She shifts and changes as the light hits her, full of warmth and curiosity. She is fascinated simply by being alive.
A whiskey-drinking woman knows none of us fit in these neat little boxes. She’d never pigeonhole other women—or men for that matter. She knows that each of us are infinitely full of gorgeous nooks and crannies waiting to be explored, and that the people who are willing to brave our fire in order to enjoy our warmth is the
one she want to have in her circle.