Going on a Cleanse
At various points many of my friends have embarked on cleanse programs. They involve sticking to a rigorous diet, most often juice-only or a combination of liquids, powders, and raw foods. In any case, you're not allowed to drink alcohol on them. I'm going to dinner with a few people tonight, and one is on a cleanse -- a guy who under normal circumstances would drink beer with gusto. I suggested a barbecue place I've been wanting to try, and it's convenient for me since my vegetarian wife is out of town. This meal is doubly convenient because we always split the bill, and now that this guy's not drinking I'm going to come out way ahead.