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How Much Do You Drink?


#1

Serious question. Daily? Weekends? A little? A lot? Do you drink on your own?


#2

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#3

I go out at least once a month, whether or not I’m getting shattered depends on the month.

I might have a single drink once or twice a month at my buddies house typically. Haven’t seen in awhile though, been a month or two.

I’ll drink at home alone maybe two or three times a month, once a week at most. Typically just catch a good buzz to take the edge off and actually fall asleep. Three or four times a year I’ll absolutely tie one the fuck on and get hammered.

I prefer to do my serious drinking alone. Me, a bottle of jameson and a pint glass.


#4

I like to have 1-2 beers a night 3/5 weeknights and one weekend night and maybe 4-6 drinks once a month, almost always on a weekend.

Edit-I don’t drink alone often but I’m not often alone and have certainly had some drinks with the finest company in the world on occasion


#5

I have never had a drop.


#6

My fiancee and I will share a bottle of wine at least once a month when we cook a nice dinner.

On my own, maybe a whiskey or two after work on Friday to unwind and start the weekend.

Occasionally, if a buddy is in town, I’ll go out and have a whiskey or cocktail.

Beyond that, just special occasions (weddings, bachelor parties, networking events, etc).


#7

1-3 beers a week, generally, with the occasional glass of dinner wine a few times per month.


#8

I used to put down maybe 15 to 18 beers a night plus a couple of percs or vics. On weekends with a couple of eight-balls the sky was the limit.


#9

I have never had a drink in my life.


#10

3-4 beers a week on 3 different days.


#11

[quote]Yogi wrote:
Serious question. Daily? Weekends? A little? A lot? Do you drink on your own?[/quote]

Why do want to know? It seems like an interesting enough question, but if you’re trying to identify "normal think this is the place.

I’ll answer anyway–these days I’m normally a 1-3 drink/week guy. Right now I am going through the early stages of a divorce so I’m more in the 7-10 per week. Life kind of sucks and a good nightcap makes the difference between sleeping or not.

I used to be a Mad Men style lush, 3 martinis per night got me to normal, 5, was fun and anymore than that was a party. I’ll never be that guy again. Honestly, lifting have made the difference and I hope will continue to.


#12

I stick to mainly beer. My norm is to buy a case of Bud and 1/2 case of Heineken Light and try to make it last the week. 36/7 = about 5 a day, which in the summer is pretty easy to do. Some summer days I’m good for 10-15 beers a day… so my intake varies. Now it has cooled off a bunch so I do about 3 a day and my kids nail my stash too. But then again, anything of theirs in MY refrigerator is fair game too.

I drink quite a bit alone, or hang out with the cat and we watch TV together.


#13

[quote]TheKraken wrote:

[quote]Yogi wrote:
Serious question. Daily? Weekends? A little? A lot? Do you drink on your own?[/quote]

Why do want to know? It seems like an interesting enough question, but if you’re trying to identify "normal think this is the place.

I’ll answer anyway–these days I’m normally a 1-3 drink/week guy. Right now I am going through the early stages of a divorce so I’m more in the 7-10 per week. Life kind of sucks and a good nightcap makes the difference between sleeping or not.

I used to be a Mad Men style lush, 3 martinis per night got me toÃ? normal, 5, was fun and anymore than that was a party. I’ll never be that guy again. Honestly, lifting have made the difference and I hope will continue to.
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Sorry to hear about the divorce I hope everything works out in the long run.


#14

It varies considerably. The past several months have been pretty mild though, and I kind of want to keep it that way. Probably about 3 drinks twice a week. Usually with someone else, occasionally alone if I’m in the mood.


#15

Probably about a drink every 2-3 months on average. Never on my own, and usually only for the experience (e.g. exotic drink at a bar or something). My Russian ancestors must be rolling around in their graves.


#16

[quote]TheKraken wrote:
Why do want to know? It seems like an interesting enough question, but if you’re trying to identify "normal think this is the place.
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I’m just curious after talking to a mate of mine about it the other day. He mentioned he was trying to cut down his drinking, as it turns out he drinks 4 gin martinis every night after work. That struck me as quite a lot to drink on his own. I’ve another mate who’ll happily sit and drink his way through 12 beers over the course of an evening, starting from when he gets home from work until it’s time to go to bed.

I was curious what other people did because I NEVER drink alone. I think I’ve done it maybe 3 times in my life, and only ever gotten drunk solo once. I really don’t like it - end up shouting at the tv. I can’t understand someone like Beans who likes to get tanked on his own. Not saying it’s wrong or that he shouldn’t do it, just that I’d never be into it.

I hardly ever drink, personally, but when I do I like to get good and shitfaced. Only happens every few months though. Used to be a couple of times a weekend every weekend when I was young, but now I’m old and antisocial. If all my mates gave up drinking I’d never drink again.


#17

By myself, I rarely drink if ever, but if I go out to a bar or go dancing I will have a few long islands.


#18

There’s gotta be a genetic predisposition to liking alcohol and alcoholism.

I drank a lot in college but ever since then I can count the number of times I’ve drank per year in one hand.


#19

I’m the guy at the bar drinking Perrier


#20

[quote]Yogi wrote:
I can’t understand someone like Beans who likes to get tanked on his own. Not saying it’s wrong or that he shouldn’t do it, just that I’d never be into it.

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I mean, in my defense, it isn’t like I get hammered and start fights with the TV or cry myself to sleep over some hardship.

Look, I love drinking. The taste, the smell, the warm rush as the buzz takes hold. That perfect level of relaxed that you can maintain with just a small sip every so often.

I drink because I enjoy it. I don’t need it to be extroverted, nor do I need it to “say what I really feel”. I don’t need a single drink to go out and have a good time. (Not saying you or anyone does, just making a point.) I drink because I like the way it feels, at the time. (I’m too old to like the way it feels the next day lol.)

Why the fuck would I want to piss away the awesome by generally ignoring it due to having to have conversation, or pay attention to anyone else?

Give me a 4 finger glass of whiskey, some music* that fits my mood and knowing my family is upstairs safe and asleep… I’m in hog fucking heaven. I can ponder life’s eternal questions, or read about something that interests me. Or I can sit there and just chill. I don’t have to answer to anyone, nor do anything I don’t want to do, like talk to someone. (I’m an extrovert, but some days I’ve just had enough of people.)

*Been listening to Slash’s new stuff a lot lately with Myles Kennedy. Seeing as Slash was shit housed for most of his life, he still plays like he is drunk. So when you’re drunk… Man does it sound even better.