I'm still very much a normal guy -- I've started businesses, I go to the gym, I listen to 90s R&B -- but now I try to remember that life itself isn't what matters so much as what life does to open my heart. (The fact that this sounds more enlightened than fruity to me is a sure sign of my progress).
And while I'm remarkably happy leading a pretty unremarkable life -- I've done both, I know the difference -- a sweet, playful, open presence in my world would be a wonderful bonus. Of course, I could always go get one of those today; but they'd pee on the floor and chew the couch, which I'm betting you've already outgrown. At least when you haven't been drinking.