RickJay brought up something interesting with his “I’m no square” comment - I wonder why so many people look down upon those who don’t do drugs?
I don’t do drugs and I don’t drink. I have in my life had one sip of champagne, one sip of Kahlua in chocolate milk which I thought was just chocolate milk (imagine my surprise when I, who am not fond of the taste of either alcohol nor coffee, find myself drinking that!), and 4 ounces of brandy someone put into my hot cocoa at a party, thinking it would be “funny”.
I have my reasons for both - I’ve seen a lot of alcoholics in my family and I know that if I’m not careful I could end up like that myself, so rather than chance it and try to drink “socially”, I just don’t. I don’t find it a difficult lifestyle to maintain, as the negative reinforcement I’ve seen in my own family is more than enough to deter me, and I don’t like the taste of alcohol anyway. The drugs thing is just an extension of that - if I’m likely to get addicted to alcohol, I’m more likely to get addicted to something even more inherently addictive. And I’ve been “high” from Tylenol 3 before, and I didn’t particularly like it.
I don’t date guys who drink, smoke, or do drugs, either - the night my Australian came home and asked me to pardon his typing because he’d had a few drinks at a party, I cried, a lot. I love him and I didn’t want to leave him for it, and I was quite willing to try to accept it, but it was going to be difficult … I told him the whole story of why I didn’t like alcohol and why I felt I couldn’t be around a guy who did drink, but how I would also try to overlook it or work around it for him. He promptly quit drinking and hasn’t had any alcohol since, something that apparently wasn’t too difficult for him considering most of his friends do drink. He says he was only trying things to see if there was anything he did like, and hadn’t found one yet, so giving up drinking alcohol made as much sense to him as giving up drinking mud. This is one of the many reasons I love him … sighs happylike
Er, anyway, I’m wild and crazy and have lots of fun, I just prefer to be fully aware of what I’m doing whilst doing it I’ve heard the, “You never know until you try it once” shtick before, and I find it to be bunk. I know without trying it, for example, that garlic-banana fettucine in white chocolate sauce is pretty nasty. nods