Goodbye Beer, Goodbye Wine and other things

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  1. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Some of us actually enjoy a drink. We're not all alcoholics either.
     
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    Congrats on the diet change. You'll find there's all kinds of ancillary benefits. Don't think I've eaten fast food 3 times in the last 10 or 20 years. Besides it's neither fast, nor food.

    For a little more than the price of some mystery meat burger, fries and jug of sugar water I can steam some brocolli, nuke some cheese on it, nuke a potato and broil a nice 1lb NY steak... And I can do it in less time than I'd spend getting to and sitting in the drive thru.

    Between that and growing and raising some of my own food, my food costs are a fraction of most.

    And my playspace is filling up with guitars!!
     
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    A lot of folks don't get this. The vast majority of people who enjoy drink are not chemically dependent upon it.
     
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    I hope if comes back for you as well, because it was clearly a pleasure for you.

    I stopped 35+ years ago and other things have filled the gap adequately. But then, I don't recall that I was drinking for the taste so much as the effect.

    But as for becoming better at other things, give it some time. The health problems that knocked you down surely prevent you somewhat from exploring whatever those things might be.

    Like you, I'm severely housebound and somewhat physically limited. So I took up two new hobbies and they keep me busy and sane and, most important, learning. While having a drink while doing them might be pleasurable, it probably wouldn't really add much to the joy those experiences provide.

    Like most things, it's habit. Patterned behaviors can be changed but substituting different patterns and eventually time just makes the intial habit fade.

    Life's a journey...
     
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    I think the title would be a good start to a country song...

    Goodbye Beer, Goodbye Wine, Helloooooo Tears...
     
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    Should have been a Dean Martin standard.
     
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    I agree..."I drink enough whiskey to float a battleship around"...no more. Easily over $40 a week during the entirety of the '80s...makes ~$20k literally down the drain. Do not miss it (but wish I'd invested that $$$ instead :oops:).

    "Watch where you're going, remember where you've been."
     
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    That's good to hear and FWIW trying to drink oneself to death can often be both expensive and ineffective. I don't recommend it.
     
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    When did enjoying a drink become "drinking yourself to death"?

    You anti-alcohol brigade need to get a grip on your imaginations.
     
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    to be clear, i'm not judging anybody and was not implying anyone was an alcoholic. The original poster described it as a vice, that's why i used that terminology.

    I have vices too..her name is mary jane, and yes, i enjoy it...but I am 100% functional...good job and very responsible. I understand that applies to others for alcohol too. That being said, if i lost the desire to partake in that, i would view it as a blessing and no doubt, i would have more time and money to use on other things that i love. That's why I would see it as an advantage. Take it easy my man :)
     
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    No, no, no. For that - there is Nembutal.
     
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    You never seem to follow me and yet we do speak the same language or at least I think we do. Maybe it comes out differently east of the ocean.

    I'm in no way anti-alcohol and never even implied that. In fact I can still have a drink from time to time if I want one so I'm surely not criticizing anyone else's desire to drink.

    I simply shared a personal experience with alcohol and why now I can take it or leave it as a response to also losing a taste for something I once couldn't live without.

    I sit in judgement of no man. Try it some time. You may like it. :p
     
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    i never said or was even suggesting that...geez lol
     
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    Yeah but for that I would have needed a prescription. LOL
     
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    Not in Mexico you wouldn't. And you're closer to there than I am.
     
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    Well, that's not how your posts read.

    Personal experience of alcoholism?

    My brother in law drank himself to death, died 26th December last year. Total organ failure.
     
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    I'll pass. Ever since I decided I prefer living life has been more fun. :D
     
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    In all seriousness, I have always associated my consumption of alcohol with being young, dynamic and vibrant - regardless of my actual age. Now, approaching 58, I've had my first serious, probably life-changing, health crisis. Somehow alcohol doesn't seem to fit in with my current situation. I have never been one to try to drown my sorrows and I don't intend doing that now.
     
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    That’s impressive good for you.

    If I may ask and pardon my ignorance but what’s “WV level”? I’m starting to feel like a fat ass. Saw I pic of myself at our Recent July 4th bbq and it was eye opening. Looking to drop the belly and get healthy but dear me... I hope WV does not mean my beer or coffee. Anything but that.
     
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