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Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Post by Allerion » 29 Jul 2011 09:06

EIE,

Like all 'flush' piss-heads', I would buy everyone else's drinks as well :(

I didn't like champagne, It gave me a headache.. but then again, so did 10 pints of rough Cider :roll:

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Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Post by roledog33 » 29 Jul 2011 09:17

I now have another reason not to drink today. Wife and I are going out to eat tonight. Can't enjoy that if I'm drunk.
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Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Post by Mark. » 29 Jul 2011 09:31

... I'm another who simply can't afford to.

Allerion, it's funny how alcohol makes us "flush", isn't it, feeding our spirit of generosity while depleting our coffers at an equal rate? The last time I had a serious drinking session with friends in Cambridge, I found myself collared in the pub by one of the more eccentric customers from the music shop I used to work in. (Long story, but for the purposes of the story just imagine a Rasputin lookalike with a jazz fixation and a comically inappropriate mid-Atlantic accent. Nice guy, but ... well, eccentric.)

I know that he never has very much money - there's always a large pile of John Coltrane and Billie Holliday CDs waiting for him at the shop that he's ordered but can't pay for - but, hey, neither did I: I was just a shop assistant, after all. Somehow, though, I ended buying glass after glass of red wine for him all evening with none of my rounds ever being reciprocated by him. I felt like I wanted to, I felt like I could, I almost felt like I had to; and I did enjoy demonstrating largesse... but all the while I was thinking: Why am I doing this? I just can't bl**dy afford it! Weird. He must have been using his sneaky Rasputin-like mind-bending techniques on me... :roll:

I know we all like to be generous - but at least when we're sober, we stand a better chance of restraining our generosity within the bounds of sanity.

Mark

PS. I've never liked champagne either - but I did always like Francis Bacon's toast: "Champagne for my real friends; real pain for my sham friends..."!

PPS. Enjoy your meal, Roledog33!
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Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Post by Day » 29 Jul 2011 09:41

I managed to run away from bellinis last night and I could drink champagne til it's all gone. If I can do that, there really is no need for me to fret over Friday. Friday is my hardest day but I have two sober ones under my belt already. Looking forward to a third.
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Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Post by Allerion » 29 Jul 2011 09:42

Brilliant post Mark ;)

Now i'm off to re stock my 'Pepsi-Max' stash. Six 2 litre bottles, for £6 from Tesco's- Bargain eh :D



Roledog. Enjoy ;)?

EDIT: Sorry Day, crossed post. You can do many more Fridays sober, I have faith in you!
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Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Post by Mark. » 29 Jul 2011 09:44

Thanks Allerion - and yes, six quid certainly beats six grand! Every little helps, as they say... ;)?

Enjoy your day!
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Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Post by Shelsey » 29 Jul 2011 09:47

Lots of reasons - day 11! I feel great! I have to start house hunting with severe concentration and apart from anything else booze makes me feel like shite!

Plus, Pepsi Max is so much nicer.....

And - Allerion will chase me with a big stick and slap me if I do...... Hang on...... ;)
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Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Post by chrissy 101 » 29 Jul 2011 10:12

........... its a month tomorrow that I will have been AF (thought it was today, duh!) and I am not doing anything to ruin that.

Its funny how we all become solvent when we drink. I lend money to everyone and then the next morning wonder where all my money as gone :roll:

Be careful Shelsey house hunting can be very stressful.

Day - Fridays are the hardest but you sound so determined so I know you can do it ;)?
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Post by linda6666 » 29 Jul 2011 10:49

........... less than 2 week to go for "MY DANCE" \:)/ \:)/ Been practising this dance for a year almost, i wana make it a good dance, wouldn't want to fall on my behind and embarrass myself and show you what i wear under my kilt hahaha....So none for me "No-sir-eeeee!!!!! ;)? ;)?
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Post by Hydrate » 29 Jul 2011 11:37

...today I am a machine! I feel great.
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Post by linda6666 » 29 Jul 2011 11:45

Dab......I will do a dance round your handbag dance :lol: :lol: :lol: not had one of them in a while :lol: \:)/ \:)/
I Have a Guardian Angel in heaven... I call him DADDY BEAR. I AM NOW 9 YEARS DRY AND LOVING IT,SO PROUD OF ME ;-)
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Post by linda6666 » 29 Jul 2011 12:14

Here Here Ragner!!!! WE WILL BEAT IT BUDDY... ;)? ;)? ;)?
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Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Post by girlfromaus » 29 Jul 2011 22:48

I just don't seem to have the time anymore :D

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I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Post by Jschroeder214 » 29 Jul 2011 23:56

I don't want to have a hangover tomorrow.
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Post by Shelsey » 30 Jul 2011 05:45

Depression is an evil illness and I am not going to let it force me back into drinking. I am worth more than that......
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Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Post by Samnearly » 30 Jul 2011 06:46

...because Jos is right and alcohol does fuel depression
Even after a relatively short time of not drinking I'm feeling uplifted, and I know that it doesn't take long back on it to sink back down.
Shields up! I've got to eat with friends in a pub tonight, never mind - I'd be just as likely to drink as much on my own if I were drinking so I won't worry about being in the pub.
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Post by Laura-ANewStart » 30 Jul 2011 06:48

I am off for a family day out and want to enjoy every second :)

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Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Post by mai » 30 Jul 2011 07:34

I know it would be stupid to do so - even though my head is not telling me that at the moment :roll:
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Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Post by Mark. » 30 Jul 2011 09:49

... I don't want to.
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Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Post by enoughisenough » 30 Jul 2011 10:44

I dont think I can be bothered :?
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