There is a point in your life when you wake up one morning and realize that you're not experiencing major FOMOs on Saturday nights anymore. It's a wonderful feeling. You're totally content with staying in and cuddling your dog. What a relief! You feel like you finally beat the system.
Hardcore clubbing is a life stage that most people go through in their early to mid twenties. Then, as we mature, we realize that there are other things in life that we actually enjoy more than tequila shots. So here are 10 signs that you're too old to go clubbing.
1. You cringe at the thought of feeling hungover
Gone are the days when you could party for many days in a row and wake up super fresh afterwards. You may or may not know that the best hangover cure is being under the age of 25. Now is a different story. You can have one drink and feel like dying the next day. So any party that involves alcohol gets you really worried with anticipation of tomorrow. Like, "I can't go out, I need to be a normal person tomorrow."
2. You actually don't mind the idea of "Netflix and Chill"
Movies, bed and, possibly, pizza? That's the best trio of life. Clubbing could never ever compare to the kind of satisfaction that this trifecta can bring.
3. You love when your going out plans get cancelled
Your friend calls you last minute to say that he/she can't make it tonight? A couple years ago, you would have gotten really pissed at them. Not today, though. Today, you get excited they cancelled! You actually wanted to cancel yourself, but felt bad to do so because you've been planning this outing for months. Yay!
4. You have a special relationship with your bed
In the morning, when you get out of bed, you start fantasizing about reuniting with it at the end of the day. There is nothing that you're more attached to than your bed. Bed is life. You're just a big toasty cinnamon bun when you're in it.
5. You don't feel like dressing up
When your friends ask you if you want to grab a drink at night, you immediately think to yourself, "Ok, so I'm going to have to shower, put make up on, pick an outfit, do my hair.... Yeah, thanks but no thanks!" It's not worth the effort, basically.
6. You can't stand typical club people
The sight of girls in their sparkly dresses gathered around a table loaded with bottles sets off your gag reflex. You can't help but judge the fuckboys at the club either.... Like, you're not about that life anymore.
7. You love the feeling of not going out and saving money
You love it when you stay in on the weekend and save a bunch of money that you could eventually spend on things that actually matter... like a sick car or a bigger place.
8. You can't stand loud music
Loud music gives you heart palpitations. Remember the days when you wanted to dance next to or on top of the speakers? LOL Now, you have a mild headache but a vivid sense of satisfaction every time you leave the club... like, "Thank god, it's over and I'm going home."
9. You want to actually remember spending time with your friends
Who are we kidding here? Going out to a club means blacking out half way through. You don't actually get to spend quality time with your friends. Now you prefer having your favorite people come over for a BBQ instead or something. That way you can actually remember your conversations the next day. It's wonderful.
10. You prefer the company of your pet or being alone instead of being surrounded by a bunch of drunk people
You find drunk people gross and would much rather cuddle your dog than be surrounded by sweaty, sleazy, screaming party people. Yuckyuckyuck.
Attention party animals: on September 11 from 1 to 3 p.m., Montreal's corgis and their owners will be gathering in a downtown park for a special day of fun and fluffy butts.
Organizer YATAI MTL is launching the pooch party after successfully hosting a Shiba Inu gathering in June as part of Montreal's first-ever Japan Week celebrations.
Among the highlights of the Shiba gathering was the presence of "Kombu the Corgi" an adorable fellow "who tried to infiltrate" the Shiba-only affair and underlined the need for a corgi party, reads the invite.
To keep the event from being too overcrowded – as it's sure to be the social event of the year for Montreal's corgis and their people – guests must pre-register and organizers are only disclosing the venue a few days in advance.
Admission is free and the event will be postponed until September 12 in case of rain.
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In what could possibly be the most fun experience you'll ever have getting a vaccine, Piknic Électronik is partnering with the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal to host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Sunday, July 11.
The clinic is open to festival-goers as well as anyone visiting Parc Jean-Drapeau. Since it's no secret that drugs and alcohol go hand-in-hand with music festivals, we asked what you should you know if you're planning on getting a vaccine dose and also planning on being inebriated.
A Piknic Électronik spokesperson told MTL Blog that "there are no known interactions between vaccines and substance use (drugs and alcohol)."
Still, public health told us it does not recommend attending your vaccination appointment under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Annie Dufour, media relations advisor for the CIUSSS, gave us a few reasons why that is.
Firstly, she said the health care provider giving the vaccine needs informed consent from the person receiving it before administering the dose.
"Alcohol and drugs can impair the ability to fully understand the information given," she said.
Secondly, the side effects of excessive substance use and the side effects of drugs and alcohol may be the same, making it difficult to interpret "clinical manifestations" after vaccination.
In other words, how can you tell if you're feeling faint due to a reaction to the vaccine or due to too much booze?
She said health care professionals on-site will be able to assess whether a person can receive the vaccine.
According to Piknic, the location and time — from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the entrance to the site — were chosen strategically in order to ensure people can give their clear consent if they want to get vaccinated.
This article's cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.
In Montreal, summer means more than just fun in the sun. It's a season that brings people together — something many Montrealers have been missing over the past year.
There's no doubt summer 2021 is particularly special. With restrictions easing for the first time in months, the spirit of celebration is in the air, and people are ready to make this season one for the history books.
Is there any better way to kick off summer in this city than with Saint-Jean-Baptiste? As a celebration of Quebec's heritage and history, it’s one of the province's favourite holidays and with good reason. From bonfires and barbecues to fireworks and fêtes, St-Jean is when Montreal truly comes alive.
This summer, Pepsi® may even help you to seriously upgrade your plans. The Drink Pepsi Get Summer Stuff contest is giving Canadians the chance to win thousands of prizes like bicycles, paddleboards, barbecue grills, merch and more, including a weekly chance to win $10,000.
Whenever you grab a Pepsi cola this summer, submit the unique codes found on specially marked Pepsi products at www.pepsistuff.ca for your chance to win! Make this June 24 one to remember with one of these seven outdoor ideas.
Why You Need To Do It: No St-Jean would be complete without a feast to match the fête, so fire up the grill and get cooking.
With COVID-19 gathering restrictions shifting in Montreal, you might be able to even kick it up a notch and have a backyard potluck — while following all pertinent COVID-19 safety guidelines, of course. Include some fave Quebec cuisine, like the famed poutine, to really go all-in on the holiday.
Watch Fireworks From A Rooftop
Why You Need To Do It: You're never too old for fireworks, and there's nothing quite like watching this spectacular display each St-Jean.
This holiday, call up your crew and find your way to a viewpoint, like a rooftop terrasse, to catch a glimpse of the show for yourself.
Have A Picnic In A Park
Why You Need To Do It: Whip out your picnic basket and fill it up with your fave food and drinks for an idyllic — and free — way to celebrate the holiday. You could even pack a Pepsi for each of your friends and submit those unique codes for a chance to win some sweet summer stuff.
Montrealers are spoiled for choice when it comes to parks. From Mont-Royal to La Fontaine, Jarry, Angrignon and more, the only hard part is deciding where to meet up.
Why You Need To Do It: Band together with your roomies or friends to host a pandemic-friendly celebration in your backyard. Organize food, drinks, games, a playlist, and don't forget to decorate with all things white and blue to commemorate St-Jean.
The best part about this one is that you'll never have to go looking for a bathroom.
Grab A Drink At A Terrasse
Why You Need To Do It: With Montreal terrasses open, soaking up the sun while sipping margs, mimosas or an alcoholic-free beverage is a splendid option for a summer afternoon. And on St-Jean, there's no better way to catch up with friends and celebrate all at once.
Why You Need To Do It: Since St-Jean honours Quebec's heritage, it's also a chance to embrace some local history too.
Place Vauquelin Fountain and Dorchester Square are a few of Montreal's fascinating historical sites that you can check out. Plus, with few visitors in the city right now, it's a great time to play tourist in your own town.
Go Swimming At An Outdoor Pool
Why You Need To Do It: During peak summer, especially on a day like St-Jean, escaping to an oasis in the heart of the city can be exactly what's called for. Thankfully, Montreal is home to many outdoor pools, some of which are free and others that require a small fee.
With the Drink Pepsi Get Summer Stuff contest you can make the day one you'll never forget. With a chance to win a weekly Grand Prize of $10,000 and thousands of instant prizes like barbecue grills, bicycles, paddleboards, shirts and more epic summer gear, there may be no better time to sip a Pepsi.
Be on the lookout for specially marked products with on-pack codes. All you have to do to enter is redeem your code on www.pepsistuff.ca for a chance to win.