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Thursday, January 8, 2009


There are a few things in life I want to be successful at. Being a good mom, my career, being a solid friend, a responsible person, and reliable...just to name a few. However, this morning, I realized there is something in life I don't want to do.

How do you feel about people in their late 40's reserving an entire day for bar hopping? I feel like I'm being an arse about this, but I find it slightly disturbing. No, I don't think an almost 50-something should stop living their life, but I don't think an almost 50-something should be spending a large amount of their weekend getting wasted.

Those of you who know me in real life know that I like to be the first one to a party and the last one to leave (most of the time at least...). Yes, I'm down for a good time and I highly enjoy socializing with friends. I just don't see this behavior as being an acceptable role model for your kids or your grandkids. Setting aside an entire day or night so you can go out to the bars is something a 20-something does...

Am I the only one on this bandwagon?

Are your parents setting aside weeknights or weekend days to pub crawl, making it a point to stop at every bar along highway 12?

I almost hoping nobody is dealing with my perplexing issue...but at the same time I kind of hope someone is, so I don't feel completely alone or isolated on this topic!


  1. I have a few aunts and uncles who do this they are in their early 40's, late 30's. There are "golf getaways" or "women only" trips to Vegas in which they get wasted with their friends. I imagine that my friends and I will continue having get togethers that involve alchol and fun times when we are older as well. I don't think it should be done on a weekly basis but I dont think every once in a while hurts. For my brothers 21st birthday my grandpap came out with all of us and our friends. It was a great time! :0)

  2. It's not my bag and I like to party as much as the next girl. I never was one for pub crawls and things. Give me a table in a pub and a few good friends and I'm happy.

    I can't imagine my parents ever getting drunk let alone wasted at a pub crawl. Kinda makes me laugh to picture it. :)

  3. I think my real issue lays in the fact that I feel this "particular person in question" would rather get wasted than make time to hang out with her grandchild. I know it's selfish of me, but I feel like she should be making plans to take her grandchild on an adventure rather than making plans to visit a dozen bars in one day.

  4. I couldn't even fathum that idea. I am still a 20 something mom and I did it NYE and I am probably done for the year! I mean, once in a while, but every weekend. What the heck? I am totally with you on this. NOT acceptable!

  5. I'm sorry but specifically for bar-hoppping? That's creepy.