Dom Testa

Author, Speaker, Broadcaster

My New Buzz


You know how you get little signs here and there that you’re getting older? Maybe you bend over to pick up something and feel a twinge. Or maybe you stop going to concerts because they’re too loud.

Well, today Gretchen presented me with a hypothetical choice: If I had to pick between two pints at the pub or two scoops of ice cream, what would it be?

I startled myself by realizing I’m suddenly team ice cream.

I’m losing my affinity for alcohol. Back in the day I’d have a glass or two of wine about three nights a week, and enjoyed other adult beverages when I went out with friends.

Now? I’ve probably had wine on 4 or 5 occasions this year, and one of those was during a visit to my friend’s winery. What are you gonna order there? A milkshake?

My appreciation for a good whiskey/coke is gone, too. I think I’ve had it once in the last month. The desire has simply evaporated.

  Photo courtesy of  Charisse Kenion  on  Unsplash

Photo courtesy of Charisse Kenion on Unsplash

I was never a heavy drinker, but Older Dom is not the same as Younger Dom. I’m more likely to jones for Cookies ’N Cream than Jack and Coke. And I have no problem admitting it. Sure, I get plenty of grief from friends when I opt for iced tea, but I just shrug. I was never the coolest guy in the crowd so why compete now?

So I’m older, less interested in cocktails, and generally unmoved to go out much at all, unless it’s a nice, quiet dinner somewhere. Hey, I may come across as Mr. Boring to some, but personally I’m having a great time.

And, with another weekend upon us, I’m looking forward to getting buzzed on a bowl of butter pecan. Cheers.

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