A Kid No More

Last modified on April 15th, 2008

One of the strange things I find about getting older is the fact that I no longer enjoy the same things I used to. Board games are a good example — I just plain don’t like them these days. I don’t mind sitting around a camp fire and playing asshole for eight hours, but I can’t be bothered with something like monopoly.

Another strange change is that I don’t really enjoy drinking or bars that much these days. I had a fairly crazy university life, and somehow (despite being in a dormitory filled with nerds and scholarship recipients) ended up on a floor full of people that liked to party hard. I was a really shy kid when I got to university, but I have fond memories of the five day bender we went on to kick start our second year of university. To be honest, I really have no idea how we did it like that back then.

There was also a four day drinking adventure in Halifax, NS, where eight of my friends and I flew out there for St. Patrick’s Day. The bars that weekend opened at 10am (and there were line-ups), and it was just four full days of craziness.

Nowadays, my Friday nights for the most part involve Diet Coke and a movie or two. If I want to get really crazy, I might do a bit of web programming or surf the internet for a while. The funny thing is, I don’t miss going to pubs really, and drinking not at all. On the odd day when I go out drinking nowadays, I find I can only have about three of four drinks before I’m pretty much guaranteed to have a hangover the next day. Maybe I successfully pickled my liver years ago — I’m not sure.

3 responses to “A Kid No More”

  1. Lazy says:

    ..it`s like you wrote my situation down..;

    i had a very funny and great time at school, univeristy and and.. doing all the thins my parents didn`t like.. and now? I am interested in other things.. i can`t get satisfied anymore just sitting around, drinking and doing things i used to do when i was 18 years old.. nowadays i like a fireside, my guitare, laptop and of course, going out, dinner with friends, girlfriend.. F+++ i`m really getting old, but it belongs to life i think.. and there are sure times we are teenagers again, for sure.

    some say growing up ain`t easy and i just can agree, but i don`t mind everything i did as teenager, it belongs to me (us) and made me who i am.. didn`t it?

    we`re getting older.. but we`re still crazy enough for life, i hope.

    hangovers.. i remember them, too, and handle it like you do nowadays; as teenager one more is great, now? better one less.. but we`re still the people to party with, i hope..

    and my english is as bad as i was an teenager.. 🙂

    have a nice day,


  2. Jason says:

    Wait until you’re pushing 40 and see how it evolves 🙂

  3. Duane Storey says:

    I think you can handle your liquor more than I can these days.

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