Well, last night went really well! Not only was the Leaves Eyes gig awesome (though I have to say support band Stream of Passion were a load of shite) but I’ve now been in a fully metal situation with my new lifestyle, and it wasn’t hard!
Smoking was pretty much the hardest thing, and I did find myself wanting a cigarette, but that was completely outweighed by my wanting to stay healthy. Not drinking was actually way easier than I’d thought! I told a friend of mine I bumped into about my new lifestyle at the gig. Typical first reaction - ‘WHY?!’ - was followed by him saying ‘I just assumed there was JD in your diet coke!’ and that he’s trying to cut down on beer as well! Cool!
The friend I went with just seemed quite impressed at my scheme. She said she’d been trying to do something similar herself, and had recently bought a veggie cookbook in the hopes that it will get her eating more vegetables and cooking healthier stuff at home. Excellent! Seems like there might just be a metal support network out there!
I’ll be in a pub again today. Another friend of mine’s father passed away on Monday - a wonderful man, bags of personality, and my friend is obviously very upset. His wife invited me out to the pub with them today, so I’m not quite sure what the mood will be - whether they’ll be drowning their sorrows or just trying to have a night forgetting about it. Either way, I’ll be there for them, just not drinking beer!
Now, time to get up, do my house work and get my healthy shopping in for the coming week. Viva la healthy revolucion!