Friday, 13 March 2009

Sense and irresponsibility

I have some worrying news....

I seem to have become, erm, sensible. Consider the evidence:

  • I carry an umbrella with me 90% of the time. This from the girl who used to laugh in the face of rain.
  • I wear a coat most of the time when outdoors. This from the girl who used to laugh in the face of cold weather.
  • I religiously drink 2 litres of water a day and get a minimum of 3 portions of fruit and veg a day. This from the girl who used to laugh in the face of health. IN YOUR FACE, HEALTH.
  • I get in from work, have dinner, have a bath, put my pyjamas on and am usually in bed by 10pm. This from the girl who used to laugh in the face of sleep.

I cannot lie. That list frightens me. But then I remember a few things about myself and feel comforted, if somewhat slightly ashamed:

  • I cannot wire a plug. In your face, electricity and DIY.
  • I cannot change a car tyre. In your face, road worthiness.
  • I cannot iron. In your face, non creased clothing.
  • I still like to go out, get uproariously drunk and cause mischief, as I fully intend to do tonight. In your face, sobriety.

I feel better now.


Keely said...

Yeah, IN YOUR FACE SOBRIETY, indeed. Have you found that since you've been eating healthily & exercising, you get far more drunk than before?

I've only really been trying to be healthy for a few months, but I've been getting more drunk than usual AND my hangovers are getting worse. I like the new levels of intoxication, but I still drink as much as I did before (because it always seems like an amazing idea to have a second bottle of wine when the first one's gone, argh), but the hangovers! Oh, the hangovers, ugh.

Congratulations on being sensible. It's quite nice being able to wake up in the morning without prising your eyes open with matchsticks. You also have the newfound pleasure of being smug if someone you don't really like comes in to work, knackered & hungover!

Paula and Skip said...

well looks you exchanged something: it seems that you now have peace of mind and not a mind in pieces anymor, maybe its maturing....... :-)very much enjoyed reading your blog and surely will come back to read about your NY sobriety

Helen said...

Keely - Hey you!! Yeah my hangovers are absolutely DISGUSTING these days. I can barely get out of bed. I too am a great believer in 'that second bottle of wine'. Ugh.

Paula - What a lovely comment! Thankyou x