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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:04 PM
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what do I do now?
So, last night, a friend of mine implored me to take the weekend off of drinking, and I think that's probably not that bad of an idea, but I don't know what else to do. Any suggestions? I know that I should actually be doing work, but I'm tired as hell and don't know if I can concentrate enough to do something important - it might just be wasted time. Any ideas? What do people do?
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:06 PM
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1. Go to your local redbox and get a dollar rental.
Head out to the library and get a book to read.
Go to the grocery, get some food, and cook something.

Those are pretty much my staple non-drinking activities. Oh, that, and DU, so you're in the right place, but one can't DU all the time. :D
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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:09 PM
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2. no redbox here, unfortunately
I wish they had a nice big video rental place around here, but oh well. I thought of going to buy a DVD today, but I was so exhausted that I went home and took a nap. Now I'll be up forever with little to do. *sigh*
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:22 PM
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5. You can rent videos at the library
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 06:24 PM by lunatica
It might be difficult to not drink since you seem to be in the habit of doing it on weekends. So try doing something totally different where drinking isn't an option, or many different things.

Go to a movie or two with a friend and then spend the afternoon at a coffee shop talking about it.

Get a newspaper and go to a coffee shop and sit down and read it from cover to cover, or take a book and do the same.

If you don't want to buy a book, try going to a Barnes & Noble or other bookstore and browse. This can take up hours of time!

Find a free concert going on in the community where you can just hang out in a park or something.

stay away from your drinking buddies because you won't be able to resist drinking.

Take a long leisurely 'Sunday drive'. Those were the ones where people just drove to look at the scenery or the new houses being built or to go watch the airplanes taking off at the airport or to go looking at all the Christmas decorations in the neighborhood.

Go for a long hike in a park reserve in your area. Just hang out with nature. Take a book or take a notebook to start a journal.

Write a journal to your heart's content. All about you and your private thoughts. You can keep it or just burn it (optional)

LEARN TO BE COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN COMPANY.

edited for spelling
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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:42 PM
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7. loads of those things I can't do, unfortunately
I don't have a car, and there are no movie theaters in walking distance. Oh well. But, yeah, I could have rented a movie from the library, for free, I think (the university library).

Being comfortable in my own company is the problem, I think, not the drinking - that's just a symptom. I'm used to having someone to talk to who depends on me. Being along sucks. I would really just like to have some company, but oh well.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:07 PM
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8. Can you have a dinner party or BBQ with friends?
Can you cook? Make something you really love eating and invite them over. Or invite one over. Talk about stuff. Sports, politics, problems, anything
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:10 PM
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3. If you really can't think of anything to do besides drink
maybe you should consider going to a meeting.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:16 PM
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4. +1
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:11 PM
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9. Well said. n/t
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:23 PM
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6. if you are tired, sleep
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:12 PM
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10. Make a pot of coffee and put a puzzle together!
:hi:

:donut:
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