Is it a bad sign when you are too lazy to drink alcohol? So there are all these articles about how a glass of red wine a day has health benefits. Seemed like a good idea. The first few days were fine, but like so many other health kicks, that went by the wayside. It’s one thing to be too lazy to go to the gym. It’s something else entirely to be too lazy to drink.
It’s probably just as well. Don’t get me wrong, I like a good drink and occasionally have a few. My concern is my family history with alcoholism. Fortunately my mom and dad rarely drank and that’s a good thing. Let’s just say that other members of my extended family should have never started.
I like a good beer, but discovered they are bad for gout. No beer tastes good enough to overcome the pain of a gout attack. Too bad, as I really enjoying brewing beer, but it’s less fun when I only rarely drink one.
That leaves plenty of other drinks. I’m a simple man. Give me a bottle: scotch, rum, bourbon, whatever, and a glass. Don’t bother mixing it. Most of the time I don’t even want ice. Of course, if you are drinking booze strait up, quality matters. There’s no hiding a cheap booze behind fizzy sugar waters and fruity flavors. It is what it is.
Since I’ve been dealing with a leg infection I’ve been avoiding alcohol. Booze weakens the effects of antibiotics. That’s not a great idea when trying to get well. Then there’s the fact that I’ve been taking over the counter pain meds. My liver is busy enough dealing with those. No need to make the poor thing work harder. You miss your liver when it’s gone -but not for long.
I really do enjoy a good drink. The thing is, I want to keep enjoying it. I don’t want it to take over my life and kill me. Frankly, with my family history, maybe I shouldn’t drink at all. On the other hand, I’ve successfully avoided the major pitfalls so far.
Alcohol is too powerful a chemical to take lightly. Fortunately my frugality and sloth provide natural protection.
I used to have a glass of wine every night, but I got too poor to afford it. They said that it would help prevent a heart attack. Funny how my heart didn't go bad until after I stopped the wine. Once you have heart trouble, they say you shouldn't touch the stuff. So here I am, sober and grumpy. - lolReplyDelete
Hardly seems fair.Delete
Until I became diabetic I enjoyed booze....too much, which is what caused the diabetes. The medications I'm on now prevent me from drinking except once in a great while and then only a glass of wine. I confess I miss the good scotch. - MomladyReplyDelete
Even the best scotch isn't worth dying over. Glad you are taking care of yourself.Delete
Like many others, I used to drink on a regular basis. I loved my Canadian Whisky, but I stopped when I started on blood thinners. Oh well...ReplyDelete
We do what we have to do. Getting older is no fun sometimes.Delete
My grandfather told me when alcohol begins to taste good its time to quit. My father was a DRUNK. I made moonshine for years but didn't drink much. I have some homemade on oak that rival top of the line 12 yr. oldReplyDelete
Dabbled with a bit of shine my own self. Dangerous stuff.Delete
I used to drink a lot and all the time. It finally hit me that I was killing myself. I quit quite a few years ago and it is one of the best things I have ever done for myself.ReplyDelete
It's certainly not something to die for.Delete