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What Do People Do Instead of Drinking?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Khayembii Communique, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Senior member

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    I live in Milwaukee and it seems that everyone here just goes out and drinks on the weekends for fun. I'm considering going sober for a few weeks, if not indefinitely, to save money, help meet some fitness goals and generally stop making an ass out of myself.

    But what in the hell do people do that don't drink? Like on Friday/Saturday nights I feel like going out and being social, and meeting new people and whatnot so the only option seems to be going to bars.

    I think I asked this question elsewhere on the forum and got answers like "go to a movie" or "see a concert/show/blahblahblah" and that shit's always over at like 10. I don't want to just go home and go to bed, fuck that.

    Am considering trying going to the bar and not drinking alcohol but am open to other suggestions.

    Oh and by "go sober" I mean going out on the weekends and getting hammered I'll still drink a scotch/beer every now and again and might get day drunk every once in a while because it's nice sitting outside and drinking all day with friends.

    EDIT: Look at this fucking list. Drink hot chocolate? Get a hair cut? Are you fucking kidding me?

    Sober people just sound boring as fuck.
     
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  2. Reggs

    Reggs Senior member

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    I can understand not wanting to drink with people. It makes me sleepy, and it's hard to stay in shape, but just do it to fit in. If anything, order a drink and just nurse it for a long time. Not drinking in a bar is like a vegan showing up at a BBQ and getting pissy when people start to think he's the awkward one.
     


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    curzon Senior member

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    Certainly seems that way.

    Just a few suggestions. I play tennis and squash. I play a lot of bridge - used to think it was a game for grannies, but it's pretty awesome, and I can do 12-hour sessions. In the winter I ski a lot and that wipes me out and keeps me out of bars. But I also still drink and at certain times each year you'll find me obliterated, such as at the Hong Kong Sevens.
     


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    Lagrangian Senior member

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    Masturbate. And cry. Possibly at the same time.
     


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    if a bar is the only place you go to socialize, man you sound boring as fuck.

    hang out with friends. chill. watch tv. smoke weed. play group games
     


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    mmadha Senior member

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    Cards or gambling in general. Also, you can try to be a designated driver for your friends, I am sure they will appreciate the gesture and you still get to go out.
     


  8. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Senior member

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    Meh not a fan of cards because I don't find it that fun and usually lose because I'm not that good at poker.

    "Chill" is a meaningless term. Masturbating and crying I do enough of already.
     


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    you never just hang around with friends and shoot the shit?
     


  10. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Senior member

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    Not that often. "Shooting the shit" usually involves having a couple beers. I might recruit them to a weekly game night or something.
     


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    worse 8 hours of my life..
     


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    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
    Raquetball
    Adult Soccer league
    (Solo)sky dive jumps
    Road trip with your buds to nowhere in particular
    Find new concerts
    Get yourself into the best shape of your life
    Cooking class
    Get baked with some buddies (and not binging)
    Find a fuck buddy
    Read something worthwhile
    Start a side business
    Restore cars/ boats
    Water skii
    Recreational mushrooms
    Explore nature's natural beauty
    Mountain biking
    Hang out with drunk people while acting drunk
    Cook a meal for some guests
    Talk to someone from a completely different background/viewpoint than you
    Film society
    Puff a tasty cigar while watching the sunset
    Play euchre or other card games
    Travel to distant places
    Have sex out under the stars in just a hammock
    Go whitewater rafting
    Find a climbing gym
    Learn a new language
    Kayaking
    Join a theatre group or even acrobatics
    Play darts for money
    Train for a marathon
    Fina a deep meditative state

    Volunteer to help those out who are in a shittier situation than you are in...
    Find someone who is truly worth loving...

    OR
    Join style forum and become a pathetic sack of shit .
    [Kidding here guaize]
     
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