well, i don't want to say 'quit drinking', because if i ever decide to have a beer at a bar or a glass of wine, i don't want people to look askew at me and shake their head as if i fell off that proverbial wagon.
i'm not an alcoholic.
i'm just sick of dealing with the aftereffects of drinking.
WHY I DON'T WANT TO DRINK ANYMORE:
costs tons of money i don't have, free drinks aside
tastes like patooey
screws with my blood sugar BIG time
dehydrates the hell out of me and makes me feel cucky the next day
makes my breath smell like i liked a toilet at wal*mart
has a zillion empty calories (being a rock star in training, weight is an issue)
generally surrounds me with a lillion idiotic people who live for drinking or live for happy hour or live for partying and who's breath revels mine
i'm MUCH more clear headed (duh)
being out with my friends the last few times, when i haven't drank, i haven't wanted to, and felt fine.
DOWN FALLS OF STOPPING DRINKING:
being designated driver - A LOT
having to find other more interesting people to hang out with that don't live for beer and shots
so, that's it, in a nutshell, folks. *looks at calendar* okay, i'm going to say that Friday, October 11, 2002, was the last time i've had a drink.