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iron yuppie 01-01-2017 03:25 PM

I'd say it's worth it in moderation and if you like the taste. For me, a good cocktail or spirit is a treat. It took me a while to warm up to the taste, but now I really do enjoy it.

It's never worth it simply for socialization or numbing purposes. I do occasionally use alcohol to ease social anxiety, but that's not something I would recommend.

LuckyNumber7 01-01-2017 09:40 PM

I spent January 1 in bed.

From being hung over.

New Year's Eve was amazing and while something doesn't need alcohol to be amazing, I'd prefer not paying the price the next day 😂

Oregoropa 01-01-2017 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by LuckyNumber7 (Post 8128726)
I spent January 1 in bed.

From being hung over.

New Year's Eve was amazing and while something doesn't need alcohol to be amazing, I'd prefer not paying the price the next day 😂


I was hurting as well. Stayed in last night and polished off a whole jug of Red Wine. By noon I was up cooking a pack of bacon. The grease has amazing healing power for a hangover.


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Irvine511 01-01-2017 10:12 PM

We went to a small fund raiser and donated to Planned Parenthood and the ACLU, and then to the same straight dive bar that we flood with bearded homosexuals every New Years for the past few years.

I enjoy the taste of wine, beer, liquor, and cocktails, as well as the warm sense of well-being and allievement of many kinds of anxiety that accompanies a few drinks. I tend to overthink existence itself, so I appreciate the mini-vacation. This is why I like to have several beers at a U2 show -- keeps me from over analyzing every possible artistic choice and lets me actually enjoy the show.

A head full of steam is worth it, a hangover is not. Moderation and good judgment.

LuckyNumber7 01-01-2017 10:42 PM

I'm in Dublin. People in Ireland are so friendly. Consequently I forgot I wasn't even buying drinks. People were buying them for me, I probably only spent €30 last night. And that included entry.

I'm only half Irish and they were clearly testing my liver to see if I was lying. Only real conclusion.

prbiker15 01-02-2017 12:13 AM

The NYE party I went to had an open bar all night long. Each table also had a bottle of rum, vodka and Black Label with a bucket of ice and mixers. You can imagine how tipsy I was by the end of the party.

Guess I'll introduce myself to this thread. I started drinking during my first semester of college. At that time, I was also closed-minded in regards to alcohol, until I started going out, and that's when I began to enjoy it. When it's not the holidays (lost count as to how many parties I've been to in the past month), I drink at least once a week. Not a fan of drinking every day, and I'm definitely not a fan of drinking alone.

I've tried various types of beer, wine and vodka, but they're not my cup of tea. My favorite alcoholic beverage is Don Q, which is a brand of rum that's distilled and manufactured locally. I also drink whisky, tequila and our version of moonshine which is known as pitorro.

LuckyNumber7 01-02-2017 12:38 AM

Eww Don Q how do you stomach it 😛

prbiker15 01-02-2017 08:47 AM

:lol: With a splash of regular Coke. I ask the same thing to people who drink Bacardi, because to me it tastes like shit.

Dfit00 01-02-2017 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by digitize (Post 8128666)
I recently started (lightly) drinking at the age of 23. Yep, I somehow managed to go through college without having a drop of alcohol.

I had all of two glasses of Prosecco last night at a party for NYE. Then I got bored with alcohol, started just drinking water, and had a great time regardless.

I woke up with a noticeable headache from those two glasses that took most of the morning to go away. So, my question: is alcohol worth it? I don't feel completely closed-minded to it anymore, but I'm also not sure it really adds much to my life unless I go for drunkenness, which I really have no interest in doing. I do like feeling like I'm doing what everyone else is doing at social events, I guess.

Prosecco is very sweet, that's why you got the headache.

I used to drink a lot when I was 20-22 to the point that 6 beers straight in a row would do nothing to me, not even a slight buzz. Your body adapts very rapidly to heavy drinking and holds resistance.

I guess alcohol is worth it in social settings until you get into the relaxed state. It is definitely not worth it pass the point of getting extremely drunk, vomiting and hating yourself the next day.

cobl04 01-03-2017 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Irvine511 (Post 8128739)
I enjoy the taste of wine, beer, liquor, and cocktails, as well as the warm sense of well-being and allievement of many kinds of anxiety that accompanies a few drinks. I tend to overthink existence itself, so I appreciate the mini-vacation. This is why I like to have several beers at a U2 show -- keeps me from over analyzing every possible artistic choice and lets me actually enjoy the show.

A head full of steam is worth it, a hangover is not. Moderation and good judgment.

:up::up::up:

I drink more than I should, but that warm sense of well-being and anxiety relief is sometimes too alluring for me.

Irvine511 01-03-2017 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by cobl04 (Post 8129045)
:up::up::up:



I drink more than I should, but that warm sense of well-being and anxiety relief is sometimes too alluring for me.



We shouldn't be afraid of, or suspicious of, things that give us pleasure.

Obviously alcohol can and does destroy lives, and drinking and driving is unforgivable. But most people are able to drink for taste and pleasure and leave it at that. I'd even say the anxiety relief and social connections are worth the negative health consequences (empty calories, disrupted sleep).

cobl04 01-03-2017 11:33 AM

Honestly, it's really comforting to read that I'm not alone (though neither empty calories nor disrupted sleep are a problem for me).

Dreadsox 02-17-2017 02:20 PM

I like Scotch! Scotchity Scotch Scotch!

And now I am hooked on Cherry Pie.

Oregoropa 02-19-2017 11:57 AM

Family wedding yesterday. Did a double shot of Cuervo right before the ceremony.

I'm more of a marathon runner decided to stick with mostly beer. Over 12 hours got tuned up to a measure of ~17 Yuenglings. A couple rum and cokes in there as well.

Glad I have nothing on my plate today.

Bluer White 02-19-2017 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Oregoropa (Post 8145003)
Family wedding yesterday. Did a double shot of Cuervo right before the ceremony.

I'm more of a marathon runner decided to stick with mostly beer. Yuenglings.

Veteran move :up:

U2inUtah 03-24-2017 06:31 PM

Utah is about to become the first state to lower the legal BAC level from .08 to .05 which I guess matches a number of European countries.

Your thoughts?

LuckyNumber7 03-24-2017 07:18 PM

Good. Being drunk isn't illegal. Driving drunk is lame. Stop trying to beat the system. Stop thinking you're better than the law. Stop thinking you can "handle it." So many people have a chip on their shoulder to be manly or whatever about how much alcohol makes them "drunk." Most people of average weight are impaired enough to be a liability on the road after drinking more than two drinks.

Moonlit_Angel 03-25-2017 12:20 PM

Posted in wrong thread.

prbiker15 03-25-2017 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by LuckyNumber7 (Post 8151258)
Good. Being drunk isn't illegal. Driving drunk is lame. Stop trying to beat the system. Stop thinking you're better than the law. Stop thinking you can "handle it." So many people have a chip on their shoulder to be manly or whatever about how much alcohol makes them "drunk." Most people of average weight are impaired enough to be a liability on the road after drinking more than two drinks.

Well said.

IWasBored 03-29-2017 11:44 PM

Mofo informed me that Colorado has a fine selection of delicious local craft beers. He was not wrong. The Breckinridge Vanilla Porter he recommended is quite tasty. But Left Hand Brewing Co's Milk Stout nitro blows it out of the water. As someone who swore off stouts quite some time ago, it's so good. So smooth, pretty much zero of that bitter metallic stout after taste, almost a little chocolatey yet not as heavy as some chocolate stouts tend to be.


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