9. What Doesn’t Mix With Alcohol? A Healthy Lifestyle

You might think the answer to that question is “opiates” or “parenting” or “operating heavy machinery” or “sobriety test,” but what we’re talking about here is a healthy lifestyle. Alcohol and A Healthy Lifestyle might make a cute couple for a one-night stand or even a week, but it’s not a sustainable longterm relationship. Don’t take our word for it. Just let your fingers walk across your keyboard or smart phone. Skip the alcohol studies funded by the impairment industry, and you’ll find plenty of science that says no amount of booze in any form whatsoever is good for you. Alcohol abuse, alcohol poisoning, alcohol addiction and alcoholism don’t have to be part of your lexicon for alcohol to be an issue. If you advocate living your best life and making healthy choices, you shouldn’t drink. Think “rotgut” not “aqua vitae.”

In this episode, we talk about Dudley Moore in 10, sad cockatoos, the choice of Sally Field for the role of Dirty Buddy in our imaginary film, COVID challenges, Cinemasochism (it’s a thing), Prince, the weird hotness of Nicholas Cage, and how Danielle Steele singlehandedly saved Barneys.

SHOW NOTES

RECIPE

Raspberry Beret (the mocktail formerly known as the cocktail Purple Rain)

1 c cranberry juice
1 c raspberry Torani syrup
1 c limeade
1 c seltzer

Stir together in a pitcher with lots of ice if you want to party like it’s 1999 (except thankfully you’re now sober). Serves four.

MOCKTALE MIXES

Sybil starring Sally Field (1976)

Magic starring Anthony Hopkins (1978)

Danielle Steele

Around the World in a Day by Prince

Vampire’s Kiss starring Nicholas Cage (1989)

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober Facebook Group