10 Things I Don't/Rarely Do Anymore
1. Get drunk
I'll have a drink once in a blue moon, but that's really it.
2. Don't read the news
I'll read AP News on occasion, which according to The Media Bias Chart, is the most reliable, unbiased fact based news source out there. But other than that (save for an occasional visit to NYPost or NYDailyNews), I try to stay away.
3. Watching television
"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” - Groucho Marx
I sold my car several years ago and have relied on trains, busses, scooters, bikes, Ubers/Lyfts and the occasional ride from friends and family.
I used to work for a company that owned and operated 5 golf courses and one of the perks was free golf. I played so much golf that I have permanent calluses on some of my fingers.
6. Eating Out
Inflation is forcing restaurant owners to pass on their increased costs onto their guests. Buying groceries in bulk and cooking is MUCH more cost effective and you get to work on your cooking skills.
7. Drink soda
Soda is terrible for you - the health problems linked with soda consumption include weight gain, poor dental health, diabetes and cardiovascular disease—which can ultimately lead to heart attacks, stroke and premature death.
8. Spend hours watching professional/amateur team sporting events
I used to be a rabid sports fan, but I think I've outgrown it. I still root for the Yankees, Giants, and Islanders, but I don't invest 3-4 hours of my day watching their games. It's a giant waste of time.
9. I don't skydive as much as I'd like to
It's the greatest thrill I've ever experienced, but it's not cheap (and is a significant time commitment....when it's too cloudy, rainy or windy, you can expect to be sitting at the drop zone for hours or all day.
The COVID lockdowns and the fear of being close with other humans has really made dating challenging!