Friday night partying is a young person's game 2021-02-06 00:46:57

It's another Friday, and the last thing I'm thinking about is some sort of partying. It's not just because we live in a post-COVID world. I have felt this way for years. I guess it started when I became an old man.

Partying on a Friday night is a young person's game. For one, alcohol is out. I was never a big drinker anyway, but once I looked at all the research about alcohol, it became abundantly clear that it was one of the easiest things for me to eliminate. That doesn't mean I never drink; I just save it for VERY special occasions. 

Staying up late is also out unless there is some special function like a concert (remember those?) I have my sleep schedule dialed in so that I go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day of the week. I also don't use an alarm. One late night is going to disrupt my pattern, and I won't feel good the next day. 

Social gatherings with food are another minefield for me. In fact, I'm going to a buddy's house to watch the Super Bowl and will have to consider what I'll be eating. It's just going to be him and me, so not too much of a risk of pure gluttony.


Brandon Wilson

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Hangovers are the productivity killer. I like to imagine mine have gotten worse because my body is such a well-oiled machine that any disruption is near catastrophic, but I think I'm just getting old
2021-02-06 09:39:06
Jack how often do you drink these days?

I've also asked that same question to my friend while we were drinking some Bell's beer last summer. I think we know the answer... it's just not one we like so we keep wondering.

2021-02-06 13:44:37
During lockdown, I don't drink during the week. On the weekends I'll have a beer or sometimes more. Even 3 pints makes me feel a little raw in the morning. I hardly drink liquor.
2021-02-06 15:03:57