Perhaps it's due to being a college student... But it would be naive of myself to not admit the this past year living at university has entailed most nights of the week either drinking, smoking weed or both. Here I am, at the time of this writing, bored. This produces a feeling of either wanting to escape, or at least to liven with current entertainment. Interestingly enough, I wake up every morning with a sense of regret and hangover the nights I do drink; never truly having enjoyed them. The reality is I wake up at 9am and do quite well throughout; i'll eat heathly, exercise, lift weights, study a bit, etc... but when nightfall comes I'm wanting to break away from boredom. I've called it "escaping" before. At times I'll think this isn't a problem, considering i'm only in college... but then again, I'm 24. Here at university I've met all ranges of individuals who drink or not. Some can sip a small drink throughout an entire night, i've come across cute girls that frequent bars in their pursuit of getting totally hammered. For example, my current roommate who is a good friend will have one drink an entire night and this is usually done while he is in his room studying. I admittedly, at night will drink to get a very good buzz going (Hey, at least i'm admitting it). There are bouts where I'm be a complete health freak throughout my days and will eat nothing but egg whites, vegetables, exercising and lifting weights for a month on end... but then the next month will revert and smoke weed on a daily basis and even pour myself a drink in the afternoon as I lounge around in the pool. I can say that drinking is fun, and though it is.. I feel its a nowhere road. For the longest time my best friend and I never drank. Somehow, here we are.. buying a bottle or two a week. Iono, I thought i'd just open the discussion on the topic. Here I am, Friday night not wanting to drink...but somewhat bored, hoping but knowing it's not a good excuse.