My sister posed the question on Friday “what have you learned from not drinking.”
I responded something like “people are ridiculous when they are dunk”
And then she asked “no, what have you learned about yourself”
I thought that this was a crazy question to pose to a 20 something year old who just graduated from college and is in the transition stage from college to the “real world” (I mean seriously… I still put “real world” in quotes)
Since the only philosophical questions I like to think about revolve around fictional things such as; how do you really kill a zombie since they’re dead to begin with, shooting them with a gun just seems like a solution that wouldn’t have results.
the more important debate that I bring up to everyone that involves around how different generations of Transformers are formed/made. (I may just need to write a blog about Transformers to try to get some solid answers)
I refuse to answer in-depth questions that make me look at myself through the eyes of other… so instead here are 5 things I learned about other people when being the sober one.
1. It is okay to dance. But you should be aware that there may be sober people there who will remember that you used your boyfriend as a stripper pole or that you do the “poker face” hand thing to every Lady GaGa song. And these sober people will remember and probably make fun of you. (but if you don’t care that you suck at dancing then who really cares)
2. Surprisingly guys are the ones who will sing aloud to the typical “Journey” songs that they play every night… but the girls will be the ones that freak out and scream “OMG, I love this song”
3. Generally people go from; bored, to peer pressuring, talkative, wanting to take shots, talkative to strangers, willing to dance, to annoyed, to peer pressure again, and then finally bored. I generally love people when they are talkative and when they want to dance… I love dancing (especially when you are okay with people thinking you are intoxicated)
4. I have a really bad memory… regardless if I’m sober or not. (I guess this is a look at myself.. blah) but I should probably work on my memory skills… Kinsey likes reminding me when I have told her stories before, and it is bad when a drunk person has to remind a sober person that they have already heard a story once/twice/three times before.
5. People love shots. I have no idea why, especially if you are the one buying them. I mean they cost more than a real drink, you have to buy more than one, and the joy of a shot is over in 5 seconds. The only good things about shots is if it isn’t your idea you can get them for free… and trust me, my sober month of “fun” has taught me which one of my friends are willing to buy shots.
*6* there is no reason anyone should ever pay cover to get into a bar (especially if there is no drink specials), soda and water should be free everywhere and it should never cost the same as a rum and coke (stupid bojames wanted to charge me a dollar for a water), and the kitchen at the bar should stay open longer.
So there you have it… I have officially gave up alcohol for 28 days (going on 29 now, stupid “real world” making me work at 8) but I do plan on getting some form of liquor on Wednesday which will most likely result in me making a PLD and sleeping in until 3 on Thursday… I can’t wait!