Well here I am again, post pub, not particularly intoxicated, but stimulated by a good discussion and exchange of views. I have to say that going to the pub after work is my favourite bit about going to work!! Tonight both of the H’s were present, partners in setting the world to rights over a beer.
It is one of the things I like about the social drink. For too much of my life I indulged in the social smoke, which doesn’t have quite the same effect. With smoking I found that the more I smoked over the years the more introverted I became, reaching a pint where I was spending time with people mainly because we shared a drug in common. I don’t really regret it, although I do wonder what I would have done with my life if I hadn’t been quite so detached and sedated. But that’s another story.
I rather enjoy sitting around in the pub having deep and meaningful conversations. I have never been very good at small talk. Quite honestly I don’t give a toss which celebrity is sleeping with which, or what happened last night on some TV soap opera.
I don’t do small talk like that. Call me a nerd but I like to talk about real stuff. I may not always be right about what I spout about, but I like to get it out there just to hear others opinions on it and hopefully learn something along the way. And that’s why I like going for a beer with either one H or two! Because we sit around and exchange opinions, ideas and views – and it stimulates my mind.
And after many years of sedation I like stimulating my mind!!
I have to admit I stated writing this intending to waffle about something completely different, but I’ve completely forgotten that particular thread…
But hey, its my blog!!