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Re: WTA's Alcohol Thread
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2009, 10:10:11 PM »
I understand that Norseman, and I appreciate the concern.

My qualm is not being able to enjoy a fine ale, stout, lager, bock, hefeweizen, pilsner, marzen, etc. or wine with my meals.  Personally, the notion of becoming intoxicated does not appeal to me.  

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    « Reply #26 on: April 17, 2009, 10:23:08 PM »
    Is there not a law in the us where your aloud to have a drink with your meal in a reastruant/pub from the age of 16 like we do over here? Seems very strange that you have to wait till your 21 when most of the world can from 16/18.

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    « Reply #27 on: April 17, 2009, 10:32:22 PM »
    Apparently there isn't.  I have tried to order N/A beer at restaurants before with no success. 
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    « Reply #28 on: April 17, 2009, 10:38:47 PM »
    I guess that would explain why I see Jagermeister shirts and bumper stickers all over campus. Get wasted one night, go to class the next without having the sun be too loud.

    Or maybe it is the price, is it cheap?
    Jager sucks, might as well be drinking Nyquil. But you mix it with Red Bull for a Jagerbomb. Not tasty either, AFAIC, but it seems to prevent hangovers, at least it did me. It was my one and only exposure to either.

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    « Reply #29 on: April 18, 2009, 01:10:14 AM »
    According to this website http://www.alcoholpolicy.niaaa.nih.gov/stateprofiles/StateProfie.asp in California, consent of a parent makes possession of alcohol legal, and there are no laws against consumption of alcohol as a minor. Of course, most places people don't know the more complex details of the law, kind of like how everyone automatically associates carrying a gun with illegal, no matter what.

    The laws over here are complicated, Irwin. Comes from the way the country is made up. More like Great Britain than England, more like the EU than either of those. A bunch of places with their own laws, cultures, and grudges, held together by an overarching government.
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    « Reply #30 on: April 18, 2009, 01:38:30 AM »
    Actually the law isnt complicated, its quite simple in most things you do, lawyers just protray the law as a mind f*** so they make money.
    FMJ maybe you should consider coming over to the UK when it time for uni? It is a bit expensive though, I'm pretty sure in Scotland we dont pay term fee's but they do in England, not sure how that works with Foreigners though. Depends what you want to study, the Dundee uni and Abertay (both in Dundee) are supposibly good for Science and Dundee its self is quite an up and coming place http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dundee that way you get to explore and enjoy a foriegn culture and get to drink with out being persacuted by the state. Irwin

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    « Reply #31 on: April 18, 2009, 01:44:50 AM »
    It isn't really that complicated, but it varies by state, so to know the laws for the country, you would have to know 50 (51?) different sets of laws, which is where it gets complicated.
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    « Reply #32 on: April 18, 2009, 02:30:19 AM »
    Thanks for the invitation Irwin, but it looks like at this point Texas A&M appeals to me the most.


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    « Reply #33 on: April 22, 2009, 12:13:30 PM »
    When I was drinking (been about six years/seven years) I loved to ice my 8 ball glasses get them nice n frosty and the fill them two thirds up with Jack Daniels the best gorram drink.  PERIOD!  The best way to slowly relax, mellow out, socialize etc.  Course when i wanted to get wild I'd ice the bottle and drink the bottle!   :devillol  for the record I never drink and drove and I could walk home striaght. 

    For the record, JD's from a Beer Bong = VERY BAD IDEA!

    When I wasn't drinking JD's I loved Long Island Iced Tea Suicides.  Double the Alcohol! 

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    « Reply #34 on: April 22, 2009, 01:03:46 PM »
    Risking my man card again . . .

    I don't drink. Nothing of it appeals to me. My father lived in Taiwan for a good portion of his childhood, and one thing he told me was that there is rotting garbage piled in the streets. When he came back to the States, he realized that beer smelled just like that garbage. Mmm-mm. Tasty.

    And wine . . . I tried it once and choked.

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    « Reply #35 on: April 22, 2009, 04:47:30 PM »
    I don't drink. Nothing of it appeals to me.

    That's not risking your man card.  It just shows you have more sense than I do.  ;)


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    « Reply #36 on: April 22, 2009, 04:49:31 PM »
    I can't fault anyone for not drinking.  :)  It's only after seeing the negative consequences of it that I chose to give it up.  I'm not an alchoholic I just have NO self control.  As in non, zip, nada!
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    « Reply #37 on: April 22, 2009, 04:51:36 PM »
    We have that in common, Harm.  There is no such thing as ONE beer, eh?  ;)


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    « Reply #38 on: April 22, 2009, 05:00:14 PM »
    That's not risking your man card.  It just shows you have more sense than I do.  ;)


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    And A LOT more sense than I do.

    I'm almost exclusively a beer guy. I like Hefeweissens if they're on tap, but they're awful out of the bottle. Just don't taste the same. I used to drink liquor, but I found I can gauge my intoxication a lot better with beer, so I've lost almost all my tolerance for the hard stuff. Shots trigger my gag reflex. That's just fine with me.

    I'm starting to get into wine. I found out a few weeks ago that Yellow Tail Merlot is quite tasty, and shortly thereafter, there was no more wine. I'm not a fan of the Chiraz. Something about the finish just doesn't strike me right.

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    « Reply #39 on: April 22, 2009, 05:14:53 PM »
    I prefer a nicely chilled beer in a bottle and I prefer that beer to be a well crafted tasty beverage.  I'll drink a cheap beer on occasion but Pabst, Bud and Coors are not on my radar.  I like a beer during dinner as a way of chilling out and relaxing at the end of a day, nothing is better. :clap

    Seems like youth and over indulgence in alcohol go hand in hand.  I drank a whole bottle of Jack Daniels one night at a bachelor party... I returned home on the roof of an SUV!
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    « Reply #40 on: April 22, 2009, 05:19:26 PM »
    I too have chosen not to drink. It was a personal choice that I actually made relatively recently (shortly before I became legal).

    Long story short, I found out that alcohol had really screwed up a part of my family: my grandfather (whom I have thankfully never met) was a drinker who beat his wife and kids, and my uncle (his son) had developed a drinking problem later in life as a result. I got to see firsthand the negative impact alcohol can have on a family, and it really scared the **** out of me.
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    « Reply #41 on: April 22, 2009, 05:22:17 PM »
    Thern my problem was there's no such thing as 1 ANYTHING.  you throw a shot my way it'll disappear (much to the chagrine of my buddies  :devillol ) You had an eight ball, not anymore.  Beer, not my fav but whatever.  ;)  But if I tried drinking again now I'd probably get hammered on 1 beer.  Haven't had anything stronger than nyquil when I had the flu in about six/seven years.  Kind of lost it's attraction when you wake up wondering what you did the night before!   ;D  And I'm not sharing those stories.  


    BTW hangovers are an easy fix.  Drink a MASSIVE glass of watever like forty ounces, after your done, then go to bed.  No trouble with hangovers regardless of what you've had to drink.   O0
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    « Reply #42 on: April 22, 2009, 05:54:42 PM »
    I don't like beer.

    I enjoy wine on occasion.  A bottle of Chianti would last me years.  And I like Chianti.

    I honestly don't think spending money on booze is smart, but then again I'll drop 100 bucks on ammo and not think twice.
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    « Reply #43 on: April 22, 2009, 06:02:46 PM »
    Ammo smells better than booze, though. Doesn't seem dumb to me.
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    « Reply #44 on: April 22, 2009, 06:09:02 PM »
    Yeah, and plus my girlfriend goes to sleep when she has any amount of alcohol.  But she loves it when I give her ammo.
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    « Reply #45 on: April 22, 2009, 06:22:04 PM »
    It isn't polite to gloat, you know.
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    « Reply #46 on: April 22, 2009, 06:25:30 PM »
    Then I wont mention what she doesn't need alcohol for.  >:D
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    « Reply #47 on: April 22, 2009, 06:32:09 PM »
    Then I wont mention what she doesn't need alcohol for.  >:D

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    « Reply #48 on: April 22, 2009, 06:41:25 PM »
    Then I wont mention what she doesn't need alcohol for.  >:D

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    « Reply #49 on: April 22, 2009, 06:59:05 PM »
    Then I wont mention what she doesn't need alcohol for.  >:D
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