Why I don’t drink alcohol

Over the years I’ve been reading that a little bit of alcohol is good for your health. I, basically, don’t drink at all so it could be said that I was risking my health by not drinking. Not wanting to risk my health over something that was fairly easily remedied I decided maybe I would drink just a little bit every once in a while.


Red wine seems to get lots of nods from the medical researchers so I bought a bottle a couple months ago. I opened it up and had a small glass, maybe six ounces, tonight with my dinner.


I then started working on the mathematics for a nifty new way to do range estimation. I had an exceedingly difficult time doing the simplest of math problems. It wasn’t even algebra. It was simple ratios. Things that are normally intuitively obvious to me required that I work out several example in order to find the general equation. I think I finally got it but it must have taken me at least four times as long as normal and I don’t really trust my work.


No more wine for me except when it’s strictly a social situation. Why drink if it’s going to make me brain dead for the evening?

5 thoughts on “Why I don’t drink alcohol

  1. “Why drink if it’s going to make me brain dead for the evening?”

    For a lot of people that’s exactly the point.

  2. That’s exactly why nobody’s ever seen me drunk. I can’t handle the realization that I’m suddenly incompetent in a whole bunch of areas at once.

    I find a shot-glass half-full of whisky is a nice cap to a week on a Friday night while relaxing in the back yard reading Sherlock Holmes stories. It’ll take me many hours to finish the glass, and by then it’s time for bed and I’m nice and sleepy. It can’t be affecting me that much, because I can still follow the storyline and Holmes’ reasoning. (On the other hand, perhaps I just think that’s the case.)

  3. This probably explains our nations low test scores. However, Russians are generally drunk as skunks, so I don’t know how well that hypothesis pans out.

  4. You just need more practice ; )

    On the other hand, if you drink enough you can watch TV without being disgusted 100% of the time, so there’s that. I’m not sure how much “enough” would be in your case, but there’s only one way to find out. I could be fatal though.

  5. I don’t have a TV so I can’t use that as justification.

    I drank about two or three ounces of wine last night then read a book before going to sleep. That seemed to go okay.

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