Why alcohol?

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    Aug 12, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    This is a question for all the drinkers or ex-drinkers on here.

    Why do you drink?
    Do you need courage to get on the dance floor, play kareoke, or ask a guy for his number? Can't have fun without being drunk? What's the deal?
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    Aug 12, 2012 12:44 AM GMT
    Because pot isn't legal.
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    Aug 12, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    Drinking is disgusting and can kill you, but being sober at the bar is even worse. I usually drink when I'm out with friends and the night is always fabulous. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 12, 2012 1:05 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidDrinking is disgusting and can kill you, but being sober at the bar is even worse. I usually drink when I'm out with friends and the night is always fabulous. icon_biggrin.gif
    My bestie & I never drink and the night is always fabulous. icon_question.gif
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    Aug 12, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    kawaiidesu said
    HottJoe saidDrinking is disgusting and can kill you, but being sober at the bar is even worse. I usually drink when I'm out with friends and the night is always fabulous. icon_biggrin.gif
    My bestie & I never drink and the night is always fabulous. icon_question.gif


    Do you smoke weed?
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    Aug 12, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidBecause pot isn't legal.


    Neither is limo jousting, but that never stopped me before...

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    Aug 12, 2012 1:43 AM GMT
    In truth? It can be hella fun. I guess the same goes for any mood-altering substance, activity or device.

    I probably drink less than a handful of times a year these days, but, when I do, I invariable feel like having more fun/have more fun than if I wasn't drinking at that exact particular point in time and place.

    That isn't to say I wouldn't have any fun otherwise, just that the alcohol acts as an acute catalyst and turbo boost to the mood (whatever that may be) already established.
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    Aug 12, 2012 1:44 AM GMT
    I've seen films of myself dancing while I'm buzzed and truthfully? I'm one FUCKING HOT SLUTTY STRIPPER. DAYUM. I'd fuck me.
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    Aug 12, 2012 11:19 PM GMT
    Daas saidI've seen films of myself dancing while I'm buzzed and truthfully? I'm one FUCKING HOT SLUTTY STRIPPER. DAYUM. I'd fuck me.
    sooooo... why can't you dance like that sober?
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    Aug 12, 2012 11:20 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    kawaiidesu said
    HottJoe saidDrinking is disgusting and can kill you, but being sober at the bar is even worse. I usually drink when I'm out with friends and the night is always fabulous. icon_biggrin.gif
    My bestie & I never drink and the night is always fabulous. icon_question.gif
    Do you smoke weed?
    No.
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    Aug 12, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
    I recently gave up drinking. For me at least, I have a number of reasons:

    (1) It's a waste of money and I'd rather spend what funds I have on other endeavours
    (2) It makes you feel like shit the next day/ interrupts my sleep patterns.
    (3) Extra/ useless calories I don't need
    (4) My philosophy is that if alcohol is going to make you a different person, don't drink.
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    Aug 12, 2012 11:23 PM GMT
    METAMORPH said[cut for length]
    That isn't to say I wouldn't have any fun otherwise, just that the alcohol acts as an acute catalyst and turbo boost to the mood (whatever that may be) already established.
    That makes sense. What I don't understand is people who are like "OMFG HAHHAHA REMEMBER THAT TIME U PUSHED ME AND I FELL IN THE BUSHESS!!! OR THAT OTHER TIME I PUKED ON THE LAWN AND PASSED OUT LMFAOO" and it's like that doesn't sound like fun at all unless you're legitimately stupid.
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    Aug 12, 2012 11:25 PM GMT
    WhyWhySee saidI really like good beer - The fact that there is alcohol in it is a bonus.
    My boyf and a few of his friends are like this; they attended the beer festival here in Toronto when it was on. I think they smell nasty but then again I don't like coffee or tea either.
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    Aug 12, 2012 11:26 PM GMT
    I don't think there's anything wrong with drinking a glass of wine at dinner on a Saturday or maybe even a cocktail with a friend while catching up. Getting completely trashed, on the other hand, is totally different. I'll do it every once in a while just for the fun of it, but doing it commonly is a big no for me.

    I don't like drinking a lot in public, either. What if there's a fire or something? Call me paranoid...
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    Aug 12, 2012 11:28 PM GMT
    gym_business saidI recently gave up drinking. For me at least, I have a number of reasons:
    (1) It's a waste of money and I'd rather spend what funds I have on other endeavours
    (2) It makes you feel like shit the next day/ interrupts my sleep patterns.
    (3) Extra/ useless calories I don't need
    (4) My philosophy is that if alcohol is going to make you a different person, don't drink.
    All of those things make logical sense. It basically seems like unless you enjoy wasting money, feeling like shit with a hangover, and acting in a way that you wouldn't normally act because it's rude, clumsy, or dangerous, what's the point?
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    Aug 12, 2012 11:29 PM GMT
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    gym_business saidI recently gave up drinking. For me at least, I have a number of reasons:
    (1) It's a waste of money and I'd rather spend what funds I have on other endeavours
    (2) It makes you feel like shit the next day/ interrupts my sleep patterns.
    (3) Extra/ useless calories I don't need
    (4) My philosophy is that if alcohol is going to make you a different person, don't drink.
    All of those things make logical sense. It basically seems like unless you enjoy wasting money, feeling like shit with a hangover, and acting in a way that you wouldn't normally act because it's rude, clumsy, or dangerous, what's the point?


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    Aug 12, 2012 11:30 PM GMT
    Haxan1922 saidI don't think there's anything wrong with drinking a glass of wine at dinner on a Saturday or maybe even a cocktail with a friend while catching up. Getting completely trashed, on the other hand, is totally different. I'll do it every once in a while just for the fun of it, but doing it commonly is a big no for me.
    I don't like drinking a lot in public, either. What if there's a fire or something? Call me paranoid...
    If somebody drinks a glass of wine with their meal every day and that's all, I don't even really consider them a "drinker". I consider people who get drunk for the fun of it drinkers.
    I dunno about the fire situation, but I've seen people get hurt in ways that are so easily avoidable - if you aren't completely hammered, that is.
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    Aug 12, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
    I ask this question all the time

    I look at like:

    You call me boring? You call me shy? Yet your the one who needs alcohol to dance and talk to people? All I need is a guy I am interested to really get chatting and an awesome song to get on the dance floor. So who is the stronger, more genuine one?
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    Aug 12, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
    kawaiidesu saidThis is a question for all the drinkers or ex-drinkers on here.

    Why do you drink?
    Do you need courage to get on the dance floor, play kareoke, or ask a guy for his number? Can't have fun without being drunk? What's the deal?


    Because beer and bourbon taste delicious.
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    Aug 12, 2012 11:34 PM GMT
    I really enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, or an interesting cocktail if it's available. But only one.

    I don't like drinking well from bars that cater to people without the taste to tell.

    With the right metre, that last sentence could be a few lines in verse. Hmm.
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    Aug 12, 2012 11:41 PM GMT
    gym_business saidI recently gave up drinking. For me at least, I have a number of reasons:

    (1) It's a waste of money and I'd rather spend what funds I have on other endeavours
    (2) It makes you feel like shit the next day/ interrupts my sleep patterns.
    (3) Extra/ useless calories I don't need
    (4) My philosophy is that if alcohol is going to make you a different person, don't drink.

    Joeyphx444 saidI ask this question all the time

    I look at like:

    You call me boring? You call me shy? Yet your the one who needs alcohol to dance and talk to people? All I need is a guy I am interested to really get chatting and an awesome song to get on the dance floor. So who is the stronger, more genuine one?

    Both of these for me.

    Plus I'm allowed to go downtown by myself and drive myself home. If you go in a group, no one talks to you. If you're by yourself, you're approachable and aren't held down by anyone if you want to approach. Not for the feint of heart.
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    Aug 12, 2012 11:41 PM GMT
    I've recently committed myself to sobriety.
    No, I have never been dependent on alcohol on a daily basis. However, looking back at past episodes, I know I don't have a healthy relationship with any sort of substance that can provide an easy escape.
    At parties in the past, I've always been the first one drunk, and the last one sober. And during a rough period when I was 17, I was binge drinking alone at home when everyone had gone to bed. I also recall a night last September where I spent the entire night on a bathroom floor in a college dormitory. I've always displayed the most erratic and extreme behavior compared to my other friends who drink.

    So to answer the question "Why drink?" For me personally, it was to provide some type of extreme stimulation, while at the same time allowing me to escape any feeling of boredom, negative emotion, etc.. It was never just as simple as having a cocktail or two, or even going as far as getting drunk in a safe setting and having genuine fun. It was always extremely unhealthy, emotionally and physically.

    So, I don't drink anymore.

    It can be quite uncomfortable if I do wind up at a party and all of my friends end up drinking, but, if I know that that's where the night is headed, I now make a conscious effort to remove myself from the situation by going home and doing something just as fun.

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    Aug 12, 2012 11:42 PM GMT
    bluey2223 said
    gym_business saidI recently gave up drinking. For me at least, I have a number of reasons:

    (1) It's a waste of money and I'd rather spend what funds I have on other endeavours
    (2) It makes you feel like shit the next day/ interrupts my sleep patterns.
    (3) Extra/ useless calories I don't need
    (4) My philosophy is that if alcohol is going to make you a different person, don't drink.

    Joeyphx444 saidI ask this question all the time

    I look at like:

    You call me boring? You call me shy? Yet your the one who needs alcohol to dance and talk to people? All I need is a guy I am interested to really get chatting and an awesome song to get on the dance floor. So who is the stronger, more genuine one?

    Both of these for me.

    Plus I'm allowed to go downtown by myself and drive myself home. If you go in a group, no one talks to you. If you're by yourself, you're approachable and aren't held down by anyone if you want to approach. Not for the feint of heart.


    Could not agree more. I went out with some friends two weeks ago and I didn't have a drop of alcohol and I actually had the best time. And I slept well and didn't feel like ass the next day icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 12, 2012 11:43 PM GMT
    Heck I've never had a sip of alcohol, and some days I wonder why...lol. I guess I can't stand the smell of it, and what it turns some people into after heavy consumption.
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    Aug 12, 2012 11:45 PM GMT
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    METAMORPH said[cut for length]
    That isn't to say I wouldn't have any fun otherwise, just that the alcohol acts as an acute catalyst and turbo boost to the mood (whatever that may be) already established.
    That makes sense. What I don't understand is people who are like "OMFG HAHHAHA REMEMBER THAT TIME U PUSHED ME AND I FELL IN THE BUSHESS!!! OR THAT OTHER TIME I PUKED ON THE LAWN AND PASSED OUT LMFAOO" and it's like that doesn't sound like fun at all unless you're legitimately stupid.


    I hear ya. I think the difference is though, when you're inebriated, 'wild' acts that would otherwise feel completely stupid, inane and embarrassing when sober, just feels utterly hilarious and invokes a genuine, deep-bellied, prolonged laughter and/or adrenaline rush excitement at the time- especially when others are also tipsy and joining with the crazyness.

    Knowing in the back of your mind how silly this to others, or how it would be to yourself if you weren't drunk, only makes it seem funnier at the time because you don't give a shit and are laughing at the scenario/yourself too- an 'inside joke' that those who are are in the same drunken-boat share to the exclusion of the sober, almost.

    Thinking back on it when sober is usually evokes a nostalgic inner-chuckle with a tinge of embarrassment, the ratio of each varying depending on how 'wild' the acts actually were.

    This type of fuckery is usually reserved to when there has been to many drinks downed in too short a time period: waayyyy past the conventional amount that just gives a nice but mellow 'buzz'.

    This type of behaviour is binge related for sure, so, not really an accurate description of the vast majority of drinking scenarios. Mostly what young people who aren't really used to drinking responsibly will do, at first.


    Puking is always nasty though- that is never funny/cute in my book.