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post #11 of 51 Old 09-19-2010, 03:41 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah I think Im in a small town and as a result of not being able to have fun without the afluence of incahol....sorry influence of alcohol 7 out of 40 of the girls I graduated with are either pregnant or have kids and don't even ask me how many guys are deadbeat dads because we have lost count. At least 7 xD

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post #12 of 51 Old 09-19-2010, 04:23 AM
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My friends and not-so-friends are fantastic at downing approximately the equivalent of 12 cans of Coke. I, on the other hand, get tipsy on three Cruisers so I'm not a drinker. I've got a very loving friend who's assured me that I'd "be better off getting high on some illicit drug than getting absolutely, off-your-face smashed. You'll lose less brain cells." He also added that I had no brain cells to start with. So that why I've given up any kind of alcoholic consumption (definately not in favour of drugs though). I can safely say that I've never drunk enough to get past the tipsy stage though.

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post #13 of 51 Old 09-19-2010, 07:09 AM
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I don't blame you for not wanting to go out . I work in pubs & clubs all over the Sunny Coast and its disgusting to see the same people every weekend writing themselves off . I very rarely " go out" as I would rather not interact with people intent on getting stupidly drunk or worse ( like I have to at work ) .

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post #14 of 51 Old 09-19-2010, 07:29 AM
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You either like it, or you don't, and there's nothing wrong with it either way. Just like any other preference in life.

I have a glass of wine at home maybe once/month. If I go out to dinner with certain friends (I have a couple who are REALLY into wine) I might have a glass with them. But other than that, I don't drink.
I can't stand clubbing. I don't like drinking a lot, but if you DON'T drink, it's not much fun to be around those who are.

I have one friend who is well older than me (and I've been of drinking age for quite a while now), and she still goes out clubbing. She can never understand why I don't want to go with her -- until the next morning, then she says I'm the smart one
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post #15 of 51 Old 09-19-2010, 08:36 AM
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Thers nothing wrong with not wanting to go out and drink. I can go to a bar/club and be the silliest one there and not have a drop of alcohol in me. But here's the kicker, after my first divorce, I partied like no other. Now, you have to literally pull my teeth to get me to go out. I'd rather be home than go out, hence, I have no real friends I hang out witH. But I'm happy and that's what counts!
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post #16 of 51 Old 09-19-2010, 09:18 AM
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I've worked in a bar too and I swear it properly puts you off! I was never a massive drinker but since working in that environment I haven't been properly drunk. Theres no shame in not wanting to, that's a choice you have to make yourself and your mates should respect. I still go out a fair bit, but I have one drink and that's it. Im definitely in the minority but I don't care, I still have a great time and that's all that matters.
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Oh boy oh boy did I used to drink. I was *that* girl. I don't regret it either. I always had fun with my friends. It is not for everybody though.

Now that I am older and have kids, I very rarely have a drink. I think its been 5-6 months since my last drink and I have no desire for one any time soon. You think hangovers are hard when all you have to do that day is watch TV and try not to throw up. Try doing it with a 1 and a 3 year old jumping on you. LOL
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post #18 of 51 Old 09-19-2010, 10:32 AM
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Nice to see there are also others who have a mindset like that here. Also I'm around a college age so some people would consider me as a "weirdo" too, especially when Finnish culture is heavily alcohol-related .

The legal drinking age is 18 for low-alcoholic drinks and 20 for stronger drinks over here. I've passed both the ages but never been drunk since I'm a teetotaller and have been during whole of my life (when I was younger, I sampled some very, very low-alcoholic ciders a bit but never got drunk and have given up those nowadays too).

That has never been a problem to my friends, no to these ones who drink and no to these ones who don't drink that much. I join them when they go to a club/bar sometimes since I love disco type dancing and seeing what kind of people I've around me. Tho I don't do that very often, perhaps 2-5 times within an year.

The reasons why I chose that way are pretty personal even I don't even recognize all of the reasons. For me, it is still nothing to do with my beliefs.

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post #19 of 51 Old 09-19-2010, 11:49 AM
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I LOOOOOOOOOOOVVE going out with my friends drinking every week in collage and sometimes at the weekends. There is such a great drinking culture and nightclubs in Ireland that it just begs you to join in and I was happy to oblige!
I had my first drink aged 16 but didnt start properly until I was 18.
I can go out without drinking sure and I have done but I much prefer a few drnks just to let go I have developed such close relationships with my friends in college through nights out and sharing everything.

A standard Monday/Thursday night is buy maybe a 500ml bottle of Vodka and a mixer then start drinking at 6 whilst we get ready.
Then at 9all the boys come over and we play drinking games such as kings for a while with music dancing etc.
If all your drink is not gone you pour it into a bottle and bring it on the bus with you into town and finish it in the club!

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post #20 of 51 Old 09-19-2010, 11:55 AM
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I enjoy drinking and tooling around with friends, but we rarely "go out" to clubs and stuff. None of us are really club people. I do think drinking is either something you enjoy or don't enjoy. I like to get plastered with my buds, but don't care when others don't. It's definitely not a bad thing to not drink. I never regret what I do when I'm drunk, no matter how drunk I am. I hate when people blame their actions on being drunk. I usually get very very drunk, as I can really hold my alcohol, and I have always been in control of my actions and decisions. If I do something when I'm drunk there's a 99% chance I would have done it anyway. I'm just that kind of person. Blaming your actions on the drinking is just an excuse to act stupid so many times.

If you need to drink to act silly and foolish, then maybe you need to rethink some things.
Where's the fun in being so uptight that you CAN'T loosen up without a drink?

I know so many people like that...

Anyway, for example, my buds and I drank last night. I had 6 shots of vodka and a guiness. I stayed at my friends to not drive home, and I drank a gatorade before I passed out and when I woke up... viola! No hangover. I'm a very responsible drunk. I keep myself hydrated, and monitor when I've had enough. On that note... I was up till 7AM, when I finally sobered up so that I could drive home. Have yet to sleep. Being young helps I think, ha ha.
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