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shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Posts: 6,112 Senior Member
I know, I know, it's the middle of the week... But still, I figure everyone is enjoying some sort of drink even if it's water.

Myself, tonight is a study night (real studying, not that other studying I always here about in college). I took one look at what I've got to do tonight and I knew it would be one of those nights. As such, I opened an ice cold Heineken (instead of my usual Shiner or Blue Moon) and it's hitting the spot.

Recently I also had a Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale, and that stuff is fantastic!
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  • CMRCMR Posts: 5 New Member
    Laphroaig 10yr. Neat, no rocks please.
  • olesniperolesniper Posts: 3,767 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »

    At least, you didn't say Kool-Aid.:rotflmao:
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  • beartrackerbeartracker Posts: 3,116 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »

    Hey, what kind of talk is that????? Hey, before you drink it, would you box up that .50 Beowulf and send it to me :jester::jester: Now that ought to change your mind. :beer::angel:
  • BPsniperBPsniper Posts: 1,961 Senior Member
    No drinky with meds for me.:nono:
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Posts: 18,357 Senior Member
    Iced Tea
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Posts: 14,842 Senior Member
    Summit Silver Anniversary Ale, try it if you can find it.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • ghostsniper1ghostsniper1 Posts: 2,645 Senior Member
    8th shot of Scoresby Scotch now. And still functional.... lol. Gotta live up to the Irish stereotypes
  • samzheresamzhere Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    Water, just ol' sky juice here. I never drink alcohol at home, unless I've got company. But never alone.

    And the doc's got me on the wagon for a while anyway. Better for my gizzard and better for the waistline too. Down to 182 from 236 in January.

    I'll probably enjoy a Sam Smith's on my birthday but that's about it for a while.
  • U TU T Posts: 423 Member
    Was already in bed last night when you wrote this, and I had a nice big bottle of Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale, and a couple of Buds.
  • U TU T Posts: 423 Member
    BPsniper wrote: »
    No drinky with meds for me.:nono:

    take a look at the instructions on the bottle of meds. I'll bet it says "alcohol will intensify the effects". Doesn't that give you the green light? just kidding.
  • samzheresamzhere Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    BPsniper wrote: »
    No drinky with meds for me.:nono:

    Same here. It's also a good leverage to help me moderate my alcohol intake overall, a good move, I think.

    I remember only a few years ago, after work every day Mon-Thurs it was stopping by a tavern on the way home, 3-4 beers, then fast food, then home to chuff down the burger & fries with another couple beers. Friday after work it meant all evening at bars and driving home with one eye closed to focus. Saturday afternoons, big lunch w. margaritas or beer, then more beer afterward, into the evening.

    Of course I also weighed 280 then and could barely breathe. Hitting a parked car (no police thankfully) put a bit of sense into my head, and then the biggie, the heart attack and bypass put the fear of God into me. Believe me, you do NOT want your sternum sawn in half and your chest cracked!

    All this is sidebar but eventually I learned to moderate. After a lengthy period of zero alcohol, I realized that I could actually enjoy one or two nice imported beers or a margarita with dinner, and then put a cork in it. Part of this was my totally quitting drinking "just because I'm drinking", which for me means zero drinking at home alone, ever. I don't even enjoy that now.

    Thankfully this change in alcohol consumption has stayed with me. In the past 5-6 years I think I've been tipsy maybe twice, if that, which for me means having consumed 4 beers in an evening or 2 maragaritas. That's happened rarely and there's no sign that it's gonna ever recur in larger quantity. Apparently I don't have the clinical need to quit totally and I still enjoy a good pale ale or IPA, but if the doc said to (or circumstances warranted) I could hang it up totally.

    Gosh have I saved money, time, and worry! No more mysterious half-memories of driving home, no more spilled booze on the carpet, no more regrets of saying the wrong thing to a girlfriend or pal, and hey, no more size 44-46 jeans!

    Drinking 1-2 per day is not harmful to anyone (unless you're genetically predisposed to alcoholism of course) and there's essentially zero long term effect to small amount consumption. My only caution is to keep a close watch. When those 2 bourbons become 3 or 4 and when it becomes more of a requirement or a "schedule" than a pleasure, be careful and tone it back a notch.

    I'm getting off the soapbox now but some of you here in this forum will agree with me, I think, having themselves made the struggle.
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Posts: 8,606 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Iced Tea

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • samzheresamzhere Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    Believe me, I'm not playing holier than thou on those who drink in the evenings. I genuinely enjoy the taste of a good IPA or scotch or wine or mixed drink. A real pleasure.

    It's just that when (like excess food) the pleasure becomes a chore, it's time to pack it in.
  • scarfacescarface Posts: 263 Member
    Right now I am enjoying my morning coffee. Last night, I was enjoying a variety of Octoberfest style beers. On the menu it was Penn Octoberfest and Magic Hat "Hex."
  • ken55ken55 Posts: 782 Senior Member
    Water, just plain water last night - but tonight is Friday.
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    As usual these days, water, the occasional sweet tea or club soda with lime. I just grudge the calories in everything else.

    And like Sam, I'd like to keep off the 40 pounds I dropped last year...
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • mkk41mkk41 Posts: 1,932 Senior Member
    Good stuff!

    Especially when mixed with,
  • timctimc Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Dos Equis for me and BBQing some ribs Just a few short days of real food left before I am back in Europe.
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • JermanatorJermanator Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    Unsweetened iced tea.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    My regular drink is a windmill high ball.

    Water, over ice, and with a slice of lemon.

    Ice and lemon are optional.

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    SS3, is the Dixie Chicken still around? It used to be my regular Friday night haunt.

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Posts: 18,357 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
    Unsweetened iced tea.

    Barbarian.... whip.gif
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • calebibcalebib Posts: 1,701 Senior Member
  • wddodgewddodge Posts: 1,150 Senior Member
    Diet Dr. Pepper chased by blueberry cheesecake my daughter made for me fixing her car.

    Yes, I work for food.....cookies.....lasagna......cheesecakes.......

    Participating in a gun buy back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.... Clint Eastwood
  • 30-30shooter30-30shooter Posts: 224 Member
    sprite. i usually have at least one a day, although recently iv been drinking iced tea and Arnold Palmers.
    A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.-Larry Elder I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.-Clint Eastwood
  • mbmmmbmm Posts: 19 New Member
    Friday night..whiskey and beer thank you...Will be out and about at 4:30 shooting the geese . Man has to do what a man has to do......
  • ghostsniper1ghostsniper1 Posts: 2,645 Senior Member
    "I dont often drink beer........ but when I do..... I drink Dos Equis." lol
  • 44special44special Posts: 64 Member
    Sippin Mr. Jack Daniels over ice.
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