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Dad Things - Issue #33
Turns out a few of you were fans of me giving up alcohol. I heard from a few readers that either, they had given up alcohol and it was one of the decisions they’ve ever made, or was already thinking about cutting down their alcohol consumption during the week and I made them make the leap.
We often don’t talk about reducing or abstaining from alcohol. Especially among males. In college, it was often looked down upon if you couldn’t “hold your liquor”. The amount of alcohol you could consume in a short amount of time was somehow proportional to how cool you were. Which looking back is completely idiotic. When someone is offered a drink, and that person refuses, it is always judged. And especially with women, people automatically think they are pregnant. Which is unfair. There’s nothing wrong with turning down a drink and there is no unacceptable reason for not drinking. For some, it’s having to wake up early the next day, for some, it’s health reasons, and still, for others, they’d rather not say, and all of that is completely ok.
For me, I’m not drinking for my health. I’ve found some alternatives for that late-night drink I’ve always reached for. Hot Wtr is good. Sierra Nevada’s Hop Splash is excellent as well. For me, tonight I’ve been enjoying plain old sparkling water with lime as I’m finishing this up.
I'm always a fan of these life advice lists. Here are a few of my favorites.
15) Don’t worry so much. Things in life are rarely as risky as they seem.
18) Exercise. Eat well. Sleep. Get out into nature with some regularity.
26) Don’t screw people and don’t burn bridges. Pick your battles carefully.
31) Be grateful and keep problems in perspective. Don’t complain too much. Don’t hate other people’s success (but remember that some people will hate your success, and you have to learn to ignore it).
👨🏼🍳 The Chef on Hulu is one of the best shows I've seen in a long time.
🎧 This guy bought a 2nd generation iPod and wrote about his experience.
📠 Draymond Green and Kyle Kuzma have the perfect analogy when comparing the different NBA eras.
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