I don’t have any vices. I don’t drink, I don’t smoke cigarettes, I don’t smoke pot, I don’t do any other kind of illegal drug, I don’t take pills, and I’m loathe to take even aspirin unless I really, really need it…like after I had major abdominal surgery. I was given narcotic pain killers in the hospital, but that’s because I was in major fucking excruciating pain, and I’m not an idiot. I don’t gamble, I don’t do one-night stands, I don’t even enjoy watching porn, preferring the written stuff to anything visual. My brain can fill in the blanks better than some two-bit director can.
I know this makes me sound incredibly boring and dull, which I freely admit to being. I’ve never had a desire to drink or smoke or get high or do any of that other stuff, which made me feel really, really weird when I was a teenager/young adult and everyone else was doing it, but now that I’m 34, I’m grateful for it. I don’t think I’ve missed anything.