Do you drink? And how often?

  • wesv

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    Feb 06, 2015 6:35 AM GMT
    I drink occasionally. Some weeks I don't drink at all. Some other weeks I might have two. Some nights I indulge myself, but I always drink responsibly.
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    Feb 06, 2015 12:45 PM GMT
    43rueperronet saidThere is one member who loves to drink--
    Sadly, he is also an alcoholic


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    Just because I wore that hat does NOT mean I was drunk.

    I had taken too many klonopins.

    That's different...

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  • ZakSayWhat

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    Feb 06, 2015 12:56 PM GMT
    everrry nii burp
  • bobbobbob

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    Feb 06, 2015 12:56 PM GMT
    I enjoy a little good bourbon or cognac almost every evening at home and seldom more than one.

    I also meet friends for happy hour at least once a week.

    However, I haven't been "drunk" since my college days, over 40 years ago.
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    Feb 06, 2015 2:12 PM GMT
    No, i hate the smell of it.
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    Feb 06, 2015 2:33 PM GMT
    Never. Don't like the smell of it and don't want to get drunk.
  • SilverRRCloud

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    Feb 06, 2015 3:26 PM GMT
    Everybody I used to know in my college days was drinking as if the world was ending the following morning.

    Later on, corporate drinking became the name of the game for most of the dudes I knew. You were putting on your expense account, so it was like, "free drinks - all the time"... Fortunately, this has completely changed. I still can put pretty much whatever I want on my expense account, but the drinking of the past IS out.

    Fortunately, I learned how to drink responsibly from my very early drinking age (14) for wine and beer.

    Sure, I'd get a bit drunk with my college buddies in our time and day. But doing this in the corporate world has always been a major "no do". If you can't hold your drinks, do not drink.

    I stopped drinking several years ago. The times have changed, and I see no point in challenging my good health for no reason whatsoever.

    There is usually one meal a month, in a fancy restaurant, where I choose to share a bottle of a very good wine with 2-3 friends. So, everyone stays with his 1 1/2 glass or so, and that's how it's is, and that's how it's going to be in the future, too. icon_biggrin.gif

    I am a bit clueless, as to why I decided to practically stop drinking. I guess, the careless days of my college life are behind me, and the whole thing feels a bit immature?

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  • TheBaise

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    Feb 06, 2015 9:05 PM GMT
    I don't drink anymore.

    I don't drink any less.



    /Old, Old Joke, I know!
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    Feb 06, 2015 11:25 PM GMT
    Have never been a huge drinker. I drink socially more than anything. I've never even been drunk...a little tipsy once or twice...but never drunk.
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    Feb 06, 2015 11:34 PM GMT
    bobbobbob said
    However, I haven't been "drunk" since my college days, over 40 years ago.

    I learned very early that being seriously drunk hurts, especially the next day. I don't do things to myself that hurt.

    Yet I do like social drinking in moderation, usually a few times a week. But I'm careful to not drive after a few drinks.

    Whether I'm responsible for a car accident or not, having alcohol in my system may cause me to be judged at fault, even when the other driver was to blame. I've never had a DUI/DWI in my life, nor do I intend to.
  • disasterpiece

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    Feb 07, 2015 1:25 AM GMT
    I drink occasionally, usually for celebrations (birthdays, weddings or other events, good news or announcements from friends) or on the rare occurences I'm going out to dance.

    I love a drink, but I also try to avoid it, doesn't really fit the diet/working out lifestyle. It's full of calories, and hangover workouts SUCKS. I'm also pretty sure I read about lots of bad things it does to your body's processes and hability to grow muscles...

    But yeah. Mmmm. Bellinis.

    And Long Island Iced Teas.

    And wine. <3
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    Feb 07, 2015 1:38 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    bobbobbob said
    However, I haven't been "drunk" since my college days, over 40 years ago.

    I learned very early that being seriously drunk hurts, especially the next day. I don't do things to myself that hurt.

    Yet I do like social drinking in moderation, usually a few times a week. But I'm careful to not drive after a few drinks.

    Whether I'm responsible for a car accident or not, having alcohol in my system may cause me to be judged at fault, even when the other driver was to blame. I've never had a DUI/DWI in my life, nor do I intend to.


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    Feb 07, 2015 1:55 AM GMT
    Disasterpiece said
    I love a drink, but I also try to avoid it, doesn't really fit the diet/working out lifestyle. It's full of calories, and hangover workouts SUCKS.

    QFT. I learned to only drink on Friday & Saturday nights when I was in the Army. Because in most commands we typically did PT (physical training) outdoors on M-W-F, usually just as dawn was breaking, the sun not even up yet.

    And if I had so much as a single cocktail the night before I would feel the drag on my entire body. When we'd run in formation (with me sometimes leading it) it felt like I had sandbags tied to my legs. (Bonus points if you know the Kurt Vonnegut story where that is supposed to actually happen)

    But Fridays after duty we had Officer's Call at the club, and I could have a cocktail. But never too much - I saw a drunken Lt. Colonel get relieved of his job over it, destroying his career. With more senior-ranking Officers all around you, and the tendency to say stupid things when tipsy, you took your future in your hands every time you lifted a glass.

    I could drink on Saturday, too. But Sunday was out, since Monday morning around 6 would be PT again.

    Retired now I no longer have those rigid restrictions. But I still gauge my drinking according to what I expect to do the next day. If it's a gym day, or a bicycling day, then the drinking is light & stops early, or I don't do it at all.
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    Feb 07, 2015 1:56 AM GMT
    strongbull said
    Art_Deco said
    bobbobbob said
    However, I haven't been "drunk" since my college days, over 40 years ago.

    I learned very early that being seriously drunk hurts, especially the next day. I don't do things to myself that hurt.

    Yet I do like social drinking in moderation, usually a few times a week. But I'm careful to not drive after a few drinks.

    Whether I'm responsible for a car accident or not, having alcohol in my system may cause me to be judged at fault, even when the other driver was to blame. I've never had a DUI/DWI in my life, nor do I intend to.

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    Feb 07, 2015 2:18 AM GMT
    It's been more than 10 years I quit drinking alcohol. I don't miss it a bit.
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    Feb 07, 2015 2:36 AM GMT
    To quote one of my heroes--

    "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." ~ Benjamin Franklin

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    Feb 07, 2015 2:50 AM GMT
    Well, I use a little wine to cook with.







    ...sometimes I put some in the food, too icon_wink.gif



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    Feb 07, 2015 3:51 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidWell, I use a little wine to cook with.

    ...sometimes I put some in the food, too icon_wink.gif

    LOL! I add white wine to the water when I poach eggs for breakfast. As with the more commonly used vinegar, it makes the egg white form better. But without imparting a vinegary taste to the eggs. In fact, I can detect no taste at all. If you poach eggs I do recommend you try white wine, just a couple tablespoons.
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    Feb 07, 2015 4:04 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    mindgarden saidWell, I use a little wine to cook with.

    ...sometimes I put some in the food, too icon_wink.gif

    LOL! I add white wine to the water when I poach eggs for breakfast. As with the more commonly used vinegar, it makes the egg white form better. But without imparting a vinegary taste to the eggs. In fact, I can detect no taste at all. If you poach eggs I do recommend you try white wine, just a couple tablespoons.


    I do not poach eggs. But why not try some balsamic vinegar? People sip the good stuff like expensive wine. I just buy the big bottles from Costco. I've thought of making some, but you have to age it 50 years. I'd have to postulate some grandchildren worthy of the profits. Or a little gay tribe that would survive that long.
  • SnowSpirit

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    Feb 07, 2015 4:17 AM GMT
    Not really. I'm more likely to order Coke or J2O if I go out with friends. Never really liked the taste.

    I just use Brandy in chocolate cake so it turns out moist.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Feb 07, 2015 7:26 AM GMT
    I used to drink like a fish when I was in my early 20's, now I almost never drink and don't really care that much for it. If I have a drink it will be very little, like maybe half a glass of wine at the most. I hate the way heavy drinking makes me feel the next day and I prefer to be in complete control of my wits.
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    Feb 07, 2015 3:29 PM GMT
    If I could drink like normal people I'd do it all day every day.
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    Feb 07, 2015 3:49 PM GMT
    I drink occasionally. Last time i was so drunk that i could not stand still and it was one and a half month ago. But i am going to bar again and this time i hope i will not be that much drunk again. But i like getting a little drunk.

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  • LASim89

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    Feb 07, 2015 3:50 PM GMT
    Only drink socially. When I drink I usually go for beer. Don't like the taste and smell of hard liquor.
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    Feb 07, 2015 4:12 PM GMT
    mindgarden said
    Art_Deco said
    mindgarden saidWell, I use a little wine to cook with.

    ...sometimes I put some in the food, too icon_wink.gif

    LOL! I add white wine to the water when I poach eggs for breakfast. As with the more commonly used vinegar, it makes the egg white form better. But without imparting a vinegary taste to the eggs. In fact, I can detect no taste at all. If you poach eggs I do recommend you try white wine, just a couple tablespoons.

    I do not poach eggs. But why not try some balsamic vinegar? People sip the good stuff like expensive wine. I just buy the big bottles from Costco. I've thought of making some, but you have to age it 50 years. I'd have to postulate some grandchildren worthy of the profits. Or a little gay tribe that would survive that long.

    My Italian husband has nothing less than a dozen different balsamic vinegars on the kitchen counter. All from Modena, Italy (the only authentic source, like Champagne from Champagne), aged for many years as you say.

    He also has about 2 dozen different olive oils on hand, some flavored. Each with a different quality he likes in his cooking. Some Extra Virgin First Press, others run-of-the-mill for more mundane uses. When you marry an Italian you learn about these things! LOL! icon_biggrin.gif

    As for poaching eggs with balsamic vinegar, no. That would impart an even stronger taste than white vinegar, and possibly darken the whites. For those who do poach eggs, I recommend a white wine in the water. It firms the egg white without giving it a strong wine or vinegar taste. You want breakfast, not cocktails. LOL!