It’s Friday. You know what that means…
Okay, you know what else that means?
It’s the weekend!
Things keep changing with my weekend. Book club was put off a week, so that’s out. (Good, because I haven’t finished reading “Invisible Man” yet.) I was thinking about going to the lakes, but that involves gas money and time away from doing blog stuff. That, and I’m a bitch when it comes to sleeping in a stuffy camper during times of heat. I might be helping at a reading event tomorrow morning, but that’s still up in the air.
My list for the weekend:
Get coffee with mom tomorrow.
Go for a walk or two.
Read a little of “Invisible Man,” “Jane Eyre,” and “The Picture of Dorian Gray” for book club and fun times.
Blog my heart out (AKA write a few posts).
Clean the apartment (AKA parts of it).
That’s all I’ve got for today with normal Jenna living. Now, time for round three.
Day 03 – Your views on drugs and alcohol.
I have no intention of writing the definitions to what drugs and alcohol are. I hope we can all be on the same page about that. I could get technical, become a smart ass, but it’s the weekend, let’s keep this as simple as possible. I’m hot, I’m lazy, and I want an iced something. Good thing I’m at Starbucks. Blog first, Jenna. Iced something after.
I don’t do drugs – street, prescription, or otherwise. Alcohol is a drug, you say? Whatever. Two categories for a reason. Anyways, I’ve been around drugs, so it’s not that I haven’t had the opportunity. I grew up in Fargo/West Fargo, North Dakota…you can bet I had opportunity. You could call it one of those healthy choices I decided to make and stick with, but more than anything I just didn’t care to do it…and it’s costly. I’m not going to sit and say that I will never in my life do drugs, but if I made it through my teens and impressionable college years, I think it’s safe to say that I won’t be having any kinds of addictions later in life.
If we’re comparing pot to prescription in regards to handling pain, my vote is on pot. Yes, most people don’t begin smoking pot to handle their pain (that comes later), but at least that route you’re getting something natural. There is nothing natural about a prescription. They also aren’t safe. They help with what they need to help with for a time, yes, but I don’t know of any prescription that can act as a cure to anything. Symptom-reliever, not problem solver. I’m not saying smoking pot will cure anything, but I would still consider it a safer route. As always, I still think food is the best medicine.
I’ve been “victim” of being close to people with prescription drug addictions, so I can be on a soapbox about this. If people take a prescription for whatever reason, I most certainly would not look down on them. Freedom is yours to make whatever decision you think is best in this world. Who would I be to say it’s wrong? I just personally refuse to go there for myself, and that’s where I stand. Alcohol will be an easier subject, so I’ll hop off my soapbox now and continue.
I am much more lenient when it comes to drinking than I was when I was younger, funny enough. I was one of those teenagers who hardly ever drank, never went to parties, and I didn’t even get drunk for the first time until this year. That’s not to say I never drink, I just don’t drink enough to feel drunk. I drink everything slowly, whether it be alcohol, coffee, tea, soda, so it’s normal for me to stay quite sober when out with friends. Another thing, I don’t really go out much. I go to a British pub and this swankier place downtown from time to time, but that’s about it.
With that being said, I love wine. Wine is the exception for me. I obviously don’t sit around and drink a bottle, but a glass every so often makes me happy. Perhaps it’s abnormal for someone my age to have this attitude, but it’s always worked for me. I didn’t need those “cool” times like the other high school kids did to have fun, and I don’t need it now either. I can have plenty of fun without it, and so I do.
What are your views on drugs & alcohol?
What are you doing this weekend?