Originally Posted by erdawe
Sure go out sober, or learn to control yourself and stop after 1-2 drinks worth sipping. The effects will be minimal enough it won't affect your workout regimen. Or order a minimal calorie drink w/o alcohol like cold tonic water with a splash of lime.
Part of your problem is that you tie in whether you have fun or not on a specific time period. In this case it's the nighttime as your set time to have fun. Sometimes I had such a great eventful daytime that I would feel no need to go out to have fun. (Though I still out out plenty).
There's plenty of interesting/fun things to do that don't involve drinking. They can range from being rewarding and complex or appeal to a more carnal instinct. Both types of activities are enjoyable for different reasons, and many overlap between the two.
Examples in no particular order:
Ski/snowboard - Ever heard of apres-ski? Almost as fun as the act of skiing itself
Adult Soccer league - What adult sports league doesn't involve drinking during and afterward?
(Solo)sky dive jumps - Celebratory drinks after such a rush is a must.
Road trip with your buds to nowhere in particular - What's a road trip without tricking?
Find new concerts - Who goes to shows and doesn't drink?
Get yourself into the best shape of your life
Cooking class - Food is best eaten while drinking wine or a beer
Get baked with some buddies (and not binging)
Find a fuck buddy - Kind of hard to do unless drinking
Read something worthwhile
Start a side business
Restore cars/ boats
Water skii - Beers on the boat
Explore nature's natural beauty
Hang out with drunk people while acting drunk - This is just stupid.
Cook a meal for some guests - Once again, some sort of alcohol with a meal is ideal.
Talk to someone from a completely different background/viewpoint than you - Best time to do this is when drinking
Puff a tasty cigar while watching the sunset - Scotch and a cigar, can't beat it
Play euchre or other card games - Come on, who plays cards and doesn't drink?
Travel to distant places - Part of travelling is going out at night. Unless you're travelling in Muslim countries, this usually involves drinking.
Have sex out under the stars in just a hammock
Go whitewater rafting - Celebratory drinks after.
Find a climbing gym
Learn a new language
Join a theatre group or even acrobatics
Play darts for money - Darts and no drinking? Blasphemy
Train for a marathon
Fina a deep meditative state - Few things are as deeply meditative in Western society as drunkenly staring at the bottom of your beer glass at the end of the night.
Volunteer to help those out who are in a shittier situation than you are in...
Find someone who is truly worth loving...
Join style forum and become a pathetic sack of shit .
[Kidding here guaize]