"Stuff". He said "stuff".
Today's DBD is all about getting old -- a topic half the DBD will tell me I know nothing about.
But the recent run of marriages and engagements I'm seeing of friends all around me has driven some conversations about maturing and growing up and I dunno, I stopped paying attention after a while.
Anyway, what were once regular pleasures that you're now too old for? Is it something like partying? Staying up all night catching up on a tv series? Milking a cow?
Here's my list, thus far:
1) Drinking and not worrying about the consequences. I don't get hangovers too often, but I never drink without worrying about it, taking preventative measures, etc. And seldom will I have a beer on a weekday without thinking what else I could be doing with that day. Gym? Write essays? Feed homeless children?
2) Go to bars in Berkeley. I'm pretty sure I crossed this point... two years after college? Unless I'm with older people and there for a sporting event, I just can't come up with a legitimate justification at this point.
3) Carelessly eat junk food. Obviously, everything I eat isn't healthy. But gone are the days of "oh, I can't figure out what to eat for dinner, lemme just walk to Cancun and eat a super burrito".
4) Spontaneity. And with all of this, a decline in being spontaneous. Friends went out for bowling last night. No, I couldn't come. I had to go to the gym. And then work on essays. Of course, spontaneity still exists... it's just with work and other obligations, it's more limited than before.
What's your list?