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aeon
08-13-16, 08:50 PM
3 Cosmos in 30 minutes + 60mg Dex = karaoke. http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/free-cool-smileys-262.gif

OK, actually, I don’t know anything about that. http://freesmileyface.net/smiley/surprise/surprised-027.gif

http://www.sympato.ch/smileys/Whistle.gif

Little Missy
08-13-16, 08:55 PM
3 Cosmos in 30 minutes + 60mg Dex = karaoke. http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/free-cool-smileys-262.gif

OK, actually, I don’t know anything about that. http://freesmileyface.net/smiley/surprise/surprised-027.gif

http://www.sympato.ch/smileys/Whistle.gif

could we dance The Laendler too?

aeon
08-13-16, 09:08 PM
could we dance The Laendler too?

http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/free-love-smileys-891.gif http://freesmileyface.net/smiley/love/love-157.gif


http://freesmileyface.net/smiley/happy/happy-058.gif

Little Missy
08-13-16, 09:28 PM
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http://freesmileyface.net/smiley/happy/happy-058.gif

I'm in!!

Little Missy
08-13-16, 09:33 PM
Drinking has never been my forte. Occasionally, like once every 3 years I like some straight stuff neat. Scotch, Bourbon, Whiskey.

Wine makes me wheeze and get a headache. I hate beer. Too filling.

I don't mind drinkers unless they do The Twist and I don't mean dancing. You know the type where somewhere in between one or whatever they turn mean.

"I didn't mean it, I was drunk..." Ha! They really mean it because it took being drunk to say or do it.

Little Missy
08-13-16, 09:49 PM
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Little Missy and Aeon :lol:

aeon
08-13-16, 10:15 PM
Drinking has never been my forte. Occasionally, like once every 3 years I like some straight stuff neat. Scotch, Bourbon, Whiskey.

When autumn comes, it is time for whisky, and from the spelling, you know what I mean. Single malt, from Islay. Lagavulin, Laphroaig, and Ardbeg. Peat smoke heaven. In the evening, when the light is blue, and the first fireplaces are burning. Neat. Always neat.

Wine makes me wheeze and get a headache.

Cabernet Sauvignon. All other wines are grape juice, lol.

I hate beer. Too filling.

Haha, and I love the heavy ones from Belgium. Ales, porters, stouts.

I don't mind drinkers unless they do The Twist and I don't mean dancing. You know the type where somewhere in between one or whatever they turn mean. "I didn't mean it, I was drunk..." Ha! They really mean it because it took being drunk to say or do it.

Yes, scary. Jekyll & Hyde.

---

The first time I ever got a little tipsy with my coworker Janet (3-4 years older than I), at one point she said to me in a loud voice “Oh my god, look at you! You’re even more of a sweetheart.”

I blushed so hard I could feel my cheeks burning. :o


To Your Health,
Ian

Hermus
08-14-16, 02:57 AM
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Little Missy and Aeon :lol:

There's romance in the air, ladies and gentlemen! ;)

Hermus
08-14-16, 03:05 AM
When autumn comes, it is time for whisky, and from the spelling, you know what I mean. Single malt, from Islay. Lagavulin, Laphroaig, and Ardbeg. Peat smoke heaven. In the evening, when the light is blue, and the first fireplaces are burning. Neat. Always neat.

Excellent choice of whiskys, sir! ;) Nothing better than the peated taste of an Islay.

Cabernet Sauvignon. All other wines are grape juice, lol.



Haha, and I love the heavy ones from Belgium. Ales, porters, stouts.

Porters and stouts are great for winter. The taste of coffee, chocolate and some bitterness. In summer I love the brighter coloured beers though. IPA, Weizen, Kölsch.



Yes, scary. Jekyll & Hyde.

---

The first time I ever got a little tipsy with my coworker Janet (3-4 years older than I), at one point she said to me in a loud voice “Oh my god, look at you! You’re even more of a sweetheart.”

I blushed so hard I could feel my cheeks burning. :o


To Your Health,
Ian

And then you challenged her to dance the tango together?

TheFitFatty
08-14-16, 09:01 AM
Wow. This forum is so different from the other one I'm on! If someone had posted what Hermus did on that forum there would be cries of "Get thee to AA" "You're an alcoholic" and "think about your liver!".:faint:

I think you know you need to cut down. Whether you need to stop entirely is up to you. :confused:

Little Missy
08-14-16, 09:14 AM
Wow. This forum is so different from the other one I'm on! If someone had posted what Hermus did on that forum there would be cries of "Get thee to AA" "You're an alcoholic" and "think about your liver!".:faint:

I think you know you need to cut down. Whether you need to stop entirely is up to you. :confused:

The thread is young. :)

aeon
08-14-16, 10:12 AM
The thread is young. :)

Classic! http://www.sympato.ch/smileys/Comik.gif

spamspambacon
08-14-16, 01:06 PM
Hermus, I don't know if any of the responses helped you, but I gotta say I now would like a drink of whisky.

aeon
08-14-16, 06:58 PM
Excellent choice of whiskys, sir! ;) Nothing better than the peated taste of an Islay.

Porters and stouts are great for winter. The taste of coffee, chocolate and some bitterness. In summer I love the brighter coloured beers though. IPA, Weizen, Kölsch.

These are a few of my favorite things:


Westvleteren 12
Rochefort 10
Duvel
Pauwel Kwak
Westmalle Trappist Tripel
St. Bernadus Abt 12
Gulden Draak
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René
Lindemans Framboise
Lindemans Pomme
Saison Dupont
Rodenbach Grand Cru
Rodenbach Red
La Fin du Monde
Ommegang
Hennepin
Three Philosophers
Bells Oberon
Sierra Neveda Pale Ale
Anchor Steam
Anchor Liberty Ale
Anchor Porter
Dark Lord Imperial Stout
Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
Fuller's London Porter



Ardbeg 10yr.
Ardbeg Uigeadail
Laphroaig 10yr. Cask Strength
Lagavulin
Balvenie 15yr.



Perrier-Jouët Fleur de Champagne
Moët & Chandon Dom Perignon
Veuve-Clicquot Ponsardin



Christian Drouin Poiré Pear Cider



Cosmopolitans! ;)

So part of my strategy is to go for quality, and avoid quantity. Honestly, anything beyond just the slightest bit of alcohol intoxication is really unpleasant to me.

I wish I could say that of other chemistries in years past. :rolleyes:


Cheers,
Ian

aeon
08-16-16, 12:43 AM
My doctor is forever wanting me to drink wine, 1 or 2 glasses a day.

I tell him that if I could afford to do that (moneywise), I would, but I can’t.


Sigh,
Ian

Laserbeak
08-16-16, 02:34 AM
My doctor is forever wanting me to drink wine, 1 or 2 glasses a day.

I tell him that if I could afford to do that (moneywise), I would, but I can’t.


Sigh,
Ian


I don't know what the prices are around you, but in notoriously expensive New York City, I can buy a double-bottle (1.5 liters) of a nice red wine from France, Australia, Chile, etc. for less than $10 a bottle. That is about 10 glasses. Surprisingly the wine from California is usually significantly more expensive than those imports.

psychopathetic
08-16-16, 08:07 AM
I'm such a sissy when it comes to drinking. I didn't experience being drunk all the way till I was 20...and I don't like the taste of alcohol a bit. Beer tastes horrible to me...and almost all the wine I've ever tasted tastes just like beer and is gross lol.

I don't mind mike's hard lemonade :p also margaritas on the rock are my fave 'adult' beverage.

Whiskey, rum and anything hard I can't touch. I tried to drink a shot of brown rum once and I thought I was going to die.
I don't get how people drink that crap by the bottle xP.

Also...
I wish I was funner when I'm drunk (or stoned). But I'm a bit of an a-hole (I laugh and make fun of other people a lot /sigh) drunk, and I'm SUPER paranoid stoned. So yeah. I'm not all that fun to be around really.
Haven't been drunk or stoned in years now.

I'm just no fun! :(

Fuzzy12
08-16-16, 08:33 AM
I don't like anything except for beer (well, lager...not even proper beers or ales, stouts, etc..), wine and very sweet and fruity cocktails. Basically anything that tastes nice. :o

Champagne is ok though though I prefer wine. And I love port!!!!

I could drink like a fish in my 20ies but these days I go straight from a glass of wine to a bad hangover without the happy drunk phase. Well right now I'm not drinking at all.so I get high on coke (coca cola coke I mean...)

Hubby has tried to introduce me to the finer aspects of drinking but I think he gave up when I insisted on mixing his expensive single malts with pineapple juice so they taste better... :lol:

Laserbeak
08-16-16, 08:49 AM
Hubby has tried to introduce me to the finer aspects of drinking but I think he gave up when I insisted on mixing his expensive single malts with pineapple juice so they taste better... :lol:

I think I would kill you. (j/k) :lol::lol::lol:

Laserbeak
08-16-16, 08:53 AM
Not that I don't like tropical drinks -- I do, very much.

But taking $60 or more a bottle scotch and mixing it with pineapple juice is just a sin!

psychopathetic
08-16-16, 08:55 AM
I think I would kill you. (j/k) :lol::lol::lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

aeon
08-16-16, 09:03 AM
Hubby has tried to introduce me to the finer aspects of drinking but I think he gave up when I insisted on mixing his expensive single malts with pineapple juice so they taste better... :lol:

The shame, the shame!

Speak not of this again. :lol:

Unmanagable
08-16-16, 09:05 AM
I used to drink to the extreme, and rather often. It was my favorite form of self-medicating and escape, if only in my own mind. As soon as my shifts at work ended, it was off to grab a bottle or a 12 pack.

The extremes occurred in my younger years....late teens and early to mid 20's....when I'd drink so much I'd black out. Grateful there weren't cell phone cameras and social media outlets back in those days.

I continued to drink well into my late 30s as my favorite way to "calm my nerves" or "to loosen up" so I could more comfortably socialize. Not recognizing it, at the time, as a very unhealthy attempt to get through my days.

Now that I've stopped it completely (minus the few drops I get via tinctures on occasion), I'm able to see how badly it affected me, overall, even though the doctors often mentioned how okay it was in moderation. (ironically, I've learned they're also taught many other misleading things, so I take what they say with a grain of salt, the same way I used to like my tequila)

I don't feel doing anything on a daily basis can actually be regarded as such, but that's how they apparently view and heavily market it.

All I know for sure, 100%, is my body and brain appreciate me abstaining from it all together, even on a small scale, and they seem to be enjoying the overall functionality that doing so provides.

I can't handle being immersed in the social scenes that include alcohol anymore, either. Having boundaries repeatedly crossed, voices raised to try to talk over each other, people eventually spilling stuff, and personal space invaded as the night moves on isn't my idea of fun, at all.

And trying to explain that to inebriated peeps is like talking to a brick wall, except the wall likes to argue, and usually ignites even more absurdities, so I choose to stay out of those types of energy zones.

spamspambacon
08-16-16, 11:08 AM
I don't drink often enough, I think.

My weapon of choice is a White Godiva Chocolate Martini.

I find myself licking the inside of the glass to get at the melted chocolate drizzled on the glass inside.

(slurrrrrrrrrrrrp!)

Once, a friend offered me a taste of his whisky ($24/glass-have no idea WTH is was) and so I put a straw in it. He almost left the table.

I don't know what's wrong with that. EVERYTHING needs to be drank from a straw...lol...yes, even beer!

aeon
08-16-16, 11:31 AM
I drank to oblivion once, and I will never do that again. Hey, I was young, and dumb.

I drank enough at a pub once to experience what is referred to as “beer goggles.” That was kind of amazing to me.

But otherwise, I’m into the taste of things (Cosmos! http://www.sympato.ch/smileys/Love2.gif), and what happens with 1-3 drinks...nothing beyond.

And I can have just as much fun without it, so no worries.


Cheers,
Ian

aeon
08-16-16, 11:45 AM
I don't drink often enough, I think.

My weapon of choice is a White Godiva Chocolate Martini.

I find myself licking the inside of the glass to get at the melted chocolate drizzled on the glass inside.

(slurrrrrrrrrrrrp!)

If you do this in public, I would find it charming.

Once, a friend offered me a taste of his whisky ($24/glass-have no idea WTH is was) and so I put a straw in it. He almost left the table.

I don't know what's wrong with that.

:doh:

EVERYTHING needs to be drank from a straw...lol...yes, even beer!

http://www.sympato.ch/smileys/Fusion.gif


:p,
Ian

Fuzzy12
08-16-16, 12:56 PM
I think I would kill you. (j/k) :lol::lol::lol:

The shame, the shame!

Speak not of this again. :lol:

I shall never speak of this again...:o:cool:

In my defense there are very few things that don't taste good if you add a bit of pineapple juice... (and I had to use something to cover the horrible whiskey taste, didn't I!!!):lol:

Laserbeak
08-16-16, 01:42 PM
I was forced to go to the liquor store to document Fuzzy's crimes against humanity:

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Dole Pineapple Juice only $0.99 at Walgreens! (http://www.cuckooforcoupondeals.com/weekly/walgreens/dole-pineapple-juice-only-0-99-at-walgreens/)


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:giggle:

Fuzzy12
08-16-16, 02:17 PM
:lol:

I'm sure it was fancy pineapple juice for more than 1£!!! :cool:

(Though there's a possibility that it was made from concentrate and came in a tetrapak carton :eyebrow:)

Laserbeak
08-16-16, 02:31 PM
Fuzzy, I forgot you were from the UK.

You'll have to show your husband that picture and ask him if those scotches are anywhere near as expensive there as here, accounting for the £/$ difference. The price of high-end scotch has really gone up in the last few years I think here.

Cheers!

Fuzzy12
08-16-16, 05:47 PM
Fuzzy, I forgot you were from the UK.

You'll have to show your husband that picture and ask him if those scotches are anywhere near as expensive there as here, accounting for the £/$ difference. The price of high-end scotch has really gone up in the last few years I think here.

Cheers!

I'm not sure. I've just looked up highland park and you can get it for £100 on amazon.

That's crazy. I'd never drink anything that's £100 though my ultra religious teetotaller friend's dad finished a £150 bottle of something that hubby was saving for a special occasion after she told him that he can freely drink in our house (she doesn't allow alcohol in her house ) :rolleyes:

aeon
08-16-16, 05:51 PM
Good thing I like the young whiskys that have not mellowed with age.

They’re cheaper. :)

Little Missy
08-16-16, 06:02 PM
I'm not sure. I've just looked up highland park and you can get it for £100 on amazon.

That's crazy. I'd never drink anything that's £100 though my ultra religious teetotaller friend's dad finished a £150 bottle of something that hubby was saving for a special occasion after she told him that he can freely drink in our house (she doesn't allow alcohol in her house ) :rolleyes:

I don't know, but Amazon seems notoriously high on many things.

Laserbeak
08-17-16, 01:01 AM
I'm not sure. I've just looked up highland park and you can get it for £100 on amazon.

That's crazy. I'd never drink anything that's £100 though my ultra religious teetotaller friend's dad finished a £150 bottle of something that hubby was saving for a special occasion after she told him that he can freely drink in our house (she doesn't allow alcohol in her house ) :rolleyes:

Did you check the age? That makes all the difference in the world.

Laserbeak
08-17-16, 01:11 AM
Actually, maybe we can buy liquor by mail, but only from NYS liquor stores.. It used to be the same with wineries except wineries in NYS, but the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that unconstitutional. They said it has to be all states or none of them.

aeon
08-17-16, 04:57 PM
Corpse Reviver #2


gin, lemon, orange curaçao, cocchi americano, absinthe


Slow Mule


absolut, ginger, galangal, lime, amaro angostura



cheers,
Ian

Bluechoo
08-17-16, 06:26 PM
I grew up around alcohol: big drinking family on both sides. I first tried beer at 12. I did not like the taste, but the buzz was very enjoyable. I drank in highschool with friends at parties, but it never got out of control or more often than one or two weekends a month. In college I started getting looser. With my first girlfriend I started drinking unhealthily (I wanted to do what she did). After college (and breaking up with her) I fell into a depression and went through the "drink all day every day" phase, sunrise to sunset. I got two DUIs, joined AA, parroted the old-timers for almost 9 months, then I realized I had too much scientific training and a strong drive to research and hard facts to keep going down that particular path of sobriety.

Actually, AA taught me that I was not an alcoholic, but more of a problem drinker. Now I "drink like a gentleman," but I never went back to meetings to see if anyone would actually tip their hat off to me.

What helped me was focusing on making my life healthier overall, and practicing hobbies that tend to be more enjoyable when I'm not drinking frequently, such as weight lifting. I love the pump, and I love seeing muscle growth. It is difficult to perform 100% and recover fully when you drink a lot, nearly every night. Often I would be tempted to have a drink, but I would say "nah, I lift tomorrow, I want to give it my all." and that would that.

That being said, it's important for me to enjoy all the wonders this life has to offer, including alcohol. If I tried to remain totally sober, I would definitely end up binging (as with all guilty pleasures in my life). So allowing myself to have a drink here and there, and even a lot of drinks every once in a while, is key to my enjoying the drink without being consumed by it.

For a long time I was a beer man. Lately I've been enjoying vodka tonics! Light, low calories, not too sweet, and the tonic seems to only enhance the taste of the vodka.

Fuzzy12
08-18-16, 03:44 AM
Did you check the age? That makes all the difference in the world.

Same age. 18 years

sarahsweets
08-18-16, 07:52 AM
I grew up around alcohol: big drinking family on both sides. I first tried beer at 12. I did not like the taste, but the buzz was very enjoyable. I drank in highschool with friends at parties, but it never got out of control or more often than one or two weekends a month. In college I started getting looser. With my first girlfriend I started drinking unhealthily (I wanted to do what she did). After college (and breaking up with her) I fell into a depression and went through the "drink all day every day" phase, sunrise to sunset. I got two DUIs, joined AA, parroted the old-timers for almost 9 months, then I realized I had too much scientific training and a strong drive to research and hard facts to keep going down that particular path of sobriety.

Actually, AA taught me that I was not an alcoholic, but more of a problem drinker. Now I "drink like a gentleman," but I never went back to meetings to see if anyone would actually tip their hat off to me.

What helped me was focusing on making my life healthier overall, and practicing hobbies that tend to be more enjoyable when I'm not drinking frequently, such as weight lifting. I love the pump, and I love seeing muscle growth. It is difficult to perform 100% and recover fully when you drink a lot, nearly every night. Often I would be tempted to have a drink, but I would say "nah, I lift tomorrow, I want to give it my all." and that would that.

That being said, it's important for me to enjoy all the wonders this life has to offer, including alcohol. If I tried to remain totally sober, I would definitely end up binging (as with all guilty pleasures in my life). So allowing myself to have a drink here and there, and even a lot of drinks every once in a while, is key to my enjoying the drink without being consumed by it.

For a long time I was a beer man. Lately I've been enjoying vodka tonics! Light, low calories, not too sweet, and the tonic seems to only enhance the taste of the vodka.

I am sober now and use a 12 step program but I dont shove it on other people and I only take what works for me and f*** the rest. I am a big believer in sort of reclassifying drinking issues like problem drinkers or binge drinking. (did the new dsm do this ?) Not everyone who binges is an alcoholic and not everyone who goes through a spurt of the all day/everyday drinking will be alcoholics. I can say for me, I tried what you did, but my chemical make up is such that no matter how little alcohol I had- one drink and I was off. It tore up my life, but things are good for you. A word to the wise- keep an eye on things, it can still get to be a thing even years later. And I wouldnt recommend hanging with the AA crew they would drive you nuts!