Monday, July 28, 2008

O hi, shallow much?

I have given up alcohol for one week. That's seven nights.

I'm on Night 2.

On Friday night, I read a small piece in GQ about a 27-year-old single working guy who'd decided to try this little experiment to see how large a part alcohol really plays in his everyday life. His experiment was 10 days and at the end of those 10 days, he found that he thought more clearly, his skin improved (especially around the eyes), and he slept better at night. Maybe he slept better because his conscience was clear of whatever stupid things he might have said or done while inebriated the night before...

And you know what convinced me to do it? Not the promise of a better night's sleep or work performance. I mean, who gives a shit about health? Not me, apparently.

I want to do this because I want my skin to look better.

And there's nothing really wrong with my skin the way it is. But it could look better, I guess.

I'll let you know on Sunday morning.