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Old 05-01-2013, 18:07   #161
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I do find it interesting that so many responses are rooted in poor impulse control.

Not trying to make any kind of point, just think it's interesting.
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:08   #162
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I used to drink daily, but I "quit" about two years ago. I will still have a few beers with the family over Christmas, but that's about it.

The reason I quit was 4 years ago I was diagnosed with type 1 (juvenile onset) diabetes. Alcohol makes managing my blood glucose level nearly impossible.

The only thing I really miss about drinking is singing karaoke. I don't have the sack to get up on stage without a little liquid courage.
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:09   #163
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I do find it interesting that so many responses are rooted in poor impulse control.
Is that like "self control"?

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Old 05-01-2013, 18:13   #164
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I know its not the same...but I drink very little.

A 6 pack at times can last a month in my fridge. Maybe longer.

I reserve myself to one drunk a year...but its a bad one. This year its looking like my niece's baby shower this past January...left with beer in hand...and one in each coat pocket. Mrs Pugman drove.

I haven't had any hard liquor in well over a year.

Reasons: I run competitive obstacles courses and work out a lot, cost is a factor to a degree (I like expensive stuff) but the #1 reason is the hangover.

When I was 21 I would split a bottle of Jack with a guy starting at 10 am as we watched girls pass by my dorm room window. Later that night we would finish off anywhere from a 12 pack to a case of beer.

If I did this today twenty years later...if I didn't die I would be hung over for days...I have better things to do with my time.
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:17   #165
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I pretty much stopped drinking when me and the missus started a family. she gave up her job to stay home and raise the children, I got two more jobs to make up the income. I couldn't afford to drink, I always had something I had to do, and I always had to drive one of them somewhere. Now I take tylenol for my aches and pains and you shouldn't drink when you take it. I don't miss it. I would have missed more of the kids growing up if I had drank
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:24   #166
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I've never had a sip, never will.

Parents were alcoholics, it ****ed up my childhood bad. I can not understand what the appeal of being intoxicated could possibly be and am disgusted by the concept. I do have friends who drink, I do not associate with them when they are drinking.

Those who drink and drive should be charged with attempted murder.
This is just like saying you hate guns because gangbangers shoot each other with guns...........and that you can't stand to be around your friends who own guns. I feel sorry for a lot of people in this thread, they have been scarred by people who have zero self control.
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:25   #167
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:39   #168
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This thread is kind of shocking. There are a lot of people that think having a couple beers is what the devil does and that all evil in the world comes from booze.
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:48   #169
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This thread is kind of shocking. There are a lot of people that think having a couple beers is what the devil does and that all evil in the world comes from booze.
Yep. I got into the thread early, but now I feel really judged lol.

As I sit here sipping a brew. :P


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Old 05-01-2013, 18:51   #170
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I recently stopped drinking, the last drink I had was back at the start of February. I had to stop, if I wanted fighting chance of loosing a massive amount of weight. So far I am well on the road to success.
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:56   #171
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I stopped drinking after I left active duty military. I never acquired the taste for alcohol and can't stand being around drunks.
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:59   #172
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I don't drink any more.
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Old 05-01-2013, 19:11   #173
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I know its not the same...but I drink very little.

A 6 pack at times can last a month in my fridge. Maybe longer.

I reserve myself to one drunk a year...but its a bad one. This year its looking like my niece's baby shower this past January...left with beer in hand...and one in each coat pocket. Mrs Pugman drove.

I haven't had any hard liquor in well over a year.

Reasons: I run competitive obstacles courses and work out a lot, cost is a factor to a degree (I like expensive stuff) but the #1 reason is the hangover.

When I was 21 I would split a bottle of Jack with a guy starting at 10 am as we watched girls pass by my dorm room window. Later that night we would finish off anywhere from a 12 pack to a case of beer.

If I did this today twenty years later...if I didn't die I would be hung over for days...I have better things to do with my time.
Well said my friend, I drank soo much in my younger/military days, it just got old after 30. I'm in my 40's and I do- once in a blue moon have a few drinks -but If I overdo it I feel it for days and the wife (who always drives and has a glass of wine at the most) usually reminds me of what a loud mouth I was at the party along with my friends-lol. Ive seen drinking take a lot of things from a few friends, Ive just been lucky over all those years driving home ect...
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I stopped drinking after I left active duty military. I never acquired the taste for alcohol and can't stand being around drunks.
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"1 Co. 6:9-10. Here, the Bible teaches that drunkenness will send a person to hell. "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."

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Sheesh. Based on that, I don't think any of us have a chance to get into heaven based on our good works.

Oh, wait....
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Old 05-01-2013, 19:18   #176
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I do find it interesting that so many responses are rooted in poor impulse control.

Not trying to make any kind of point, just think it's interesting.
Hmmmm. Indeed. Staying away from booze for decades does take a lot of impulse control.
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Old 05-01-2013, 19:20   #177
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I enjoy drinking-- Scotch is my current favorite. I also enjoy varied beer and I'd love to get to know wine but right now I'm just at the point of "well that tastes good".

I control drinking. It doesn't control me. I don't drink to a point to cause me health problems. I feel perfectly fine with that. (Just poured myself a dram of Aberlour A'bunadh.)

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Old 05-01-2013, 19:22   #178
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This thread is kind of shocking. There are a lot of people that think having a couple beers is what the devil does and that all evil in the world comes from booze.
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Old 05-01-2013, 19:33   #179
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I normally drink bourbon. I have never heard of this "at all". Is it good?

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Sheesh. Based on that, I don't think any of us have a chance to get into heaven based on our good works.

Oh, wait....
Don't worry, as long as you confess your sins and ask forgiveness, you can get into heaven.
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