I don't really care what the rules are. I'm a bartender and drinking is my prerogative.
Anyway, it's a lot easier this year than it was when I was at the burlesque club or when I was at the salsa club, though not nearly as easy as when I was in the workhouse ( I don't consider that cheating, I consider that being efficient.)
Throughout the year, I'll do miniature little 10-day periods of "drying out." I do this usually after a night of overindulgence. I'm not trying to get into a ****-measuring contest, but I drink a lot and sometimes I drink a whole lot.
I've been at this for six years, though I can't recall doing it the year before last. (Wait...never mind. I remember doing it now. It was because I was taking a prohormone, though. I don't think I was even thinking about my "tradition." That whole thing was a failure because I ended up not working out very much, rendering the whole thing useless. I didn't drink, though.)
Anyway, I've been doing it every year since October of 2013. A guy at Club Viva, a white guy whose family owns Ronnocco Coffee, told me how he does it every year. That's why I use the phrase "drying out," because I got the idea from him, and that was how he put it.
I'm not completely sure of the benefits. I don't believe it does any harm, though. I feel great when I do it. I always look forward to when I start drinking again. I will say one positive thing that I can definitely contribute to this: after I did it the first time, I never again went back to drinking the way I had before, although as a counterpoint I don't think I'm quite as fun as I used to be. You can probably even see it in my posting style.
Edited by Megasoup, 11 February 2018 - 03:20 PM.