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2012-11-12 11:38:30 AM  
what if it's "just about me" and i don't give a fark what you think?
 
2012-11-12 11:44:24 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: I'm not an alcoholic and you can't prove it.

And pay no attention to this picture of my guest bedroom:
[i58.photobucket.com image 850x637]


Sooooo...what is in the mason jar on the top left?
 
2012-11-12 11:45:08 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: I'm not an alcoholic and you can't prove it.

And pay no attention to this picture of my guest bedroom:
[i58.photobucket.com image 850x637]


It's a nice start. Where did you put the empties?
 
2012-11-12 11:49:28 AM  
STFU and get me another beer!
 
2012-11-12 11:56:06 AM  

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: Sooooo...what is in the mason jar on the top left?


Moonshine.
 
2012-11-12 12:12:53 PM  
90% of alcoholics start drinking because of stress. In the beginning, it makes them feel more alive, confident, relaxed and happy. It makes a chronically shy person more outgoing. It increases the libido and decreases the fear response.

Later, when the drinking becomes chronic, do all of the nasty things begin.

Every symptom displayed in the article can also be attributed to simple depression, bi-polar depression and manic depression. A huge portion of alcoholics suffer from depression.

Decreasing empathy comes with all of the above and a recovering alcoholic can take up to a year or so to start getting back on an even keel. (Which is why AA recommends no interpersonal relationships with the opposite sex until you're sober a year.)

The reasons behind alcoholism are both genetic and social. It tends to run in families -- the majority of which will also have a history of mental illness somewhere. However, even those with no history of alcoholism in their families can become one due to pressures in their lives.

Alcohol, unlike any other drug, makes you feel real good in the beginning, on several different levels, which is why we have booze ads plastered across the TV and everywhere else.

Pretty much, it eases your worries and, for a time, you don't give a shiat about a lot of things.

The hangover makes you feel like death warmed over, especially once you pass 35, and empathy tends to go away when your teeth seem to be vibrating in your jaws, your head wants to float away along with the jack hammers going off in it, your whole body seems to be trembling and your heart skips beats. Not to mention the dizziness, the raw, sick stomach, irritability, shaking hands and double vision. Toss in mental fogginess for good measure and a major dosage of depression.

There is no other drug like alcohol. When consumed moderately, it's great. Consumed in large amounts and parts of the brain shut down. (Blackouts.)

Humphrey Bogart was a high functioning alcoholic. He was able to drink until he achieved a desired level of high and then hold it there. Most of the time, on set, he had a glass of booze at hand, which he sipped from. He never got sloppy drunk. That ability is very rare.
 
2012-11-12 12:14:15 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: Sooooo...what is in the mason jar on the top left?

Moonshine.


Nice! It must be a good vintage =)
 
2012-11-12 12:27:36 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: Sooooo...what is in the mason jar on the top left?

Moonshine.

So can you give us a brief run down of what we have to work with in there??

 
2012-11-12 12:36:24 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: kiwimoogle84

Excuuuse me.


Tell you what: how about we agree that Steve Martin has been responsible for some good comedic material during his career?


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Roxanne grace my movie shelves currently. As does the less beloved but still funny Bringin' Down The House. *fistbump*
 
2012-11-12 12:40:47 PM  

kiwimoogle84


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Roxanne grace my movie shelves currently. As does the less beloved but still funny Bringin' Down The House. *fistbump*


*fistbump*
 
2012-11-12 12:45:43 PM  

Rik01: 90% of alcoholics start drinking because of stress. In the beginning, it makes them feel more alive, confident, relaxed and happy. It makes a chronically shy person more outgoing. It increases the libido and decreases the fear .......[Useless blather snipped]


You must be fun at parties.
 
2012-11-12 01:10:34 PM  
Attention Male Farkers: Do you have trouble recognizing emotions in verbal language or a weakened ability to show empathy? Good News You're probably just an alcoholic you probably just have a penis 
 
2012-11-12 01:16:39 PM  
Great, now employers are going to have you take a Voight-Kampf test as a requirement for hire.

/I'll tell you about my mother.
 
2012-11-12 01:32:15 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: I'm not an alcoholic and you can't prove it.

And pay no attention to this picture of my guest bedroom:


Ok this is the second thread in two days where u have posted that pic.

Is this your only big achievement in life?
 
2012-11-12 01:36:48 PM  

Rik01: Humphrey Bogart was a high functioning alcoholic. He was able to drink until he achieved a desired level of high and then hold it there. Most of the time, on set, he had a glass of booze at hand, which he sipped from. He never got sloppy drunk. That ability is very rare.


I would say that most days for the last 5or 6 years I would drink a bottle of wine or a six pack of beer. Slow and casually over the course of the evening. Two wines in or three beers down is a great place to be.

Trying to cut back. But not really trying, I just think I ought to.
 
2012-11-12 01:52:25 PM  
Fark you Subby, I KNOWwhat the biatch is thinking when she looks at me like that.
 
2012-11-12 02:10:28 PM  

eas81: So can you give us a brief run down of what we have to work with in there??


Maybe 480ish bottles of wine (+/- 10), various liquor, bottle of moonshine, case of Woodchuck, three six packs of Dos Equis, six pack of Spaten Munich, case of Fat Tire, two six packs of Stone Brewery products (iirc, Ruination IPA), eight four packs of Stone Brewery products, maybe two six packs of misc. beer in the fridge, and a couple bottles of limited release Sam Adams.

sethen320: Ok this is the second thread in two days where u have posted that pic.

Is this your only big achievement in life?


You're a known troll account. Your opinion is invalid.
 
2012-11-12 02:20:59 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: eas81: So can you give us a brief run down of what we have to work with in there??

Maybe 480ish bottles of wine (+/- 10), various liquor, bottle of moonshine, case of Woodchuck, three six packs of Dos Equis, six pack of Spaten Munich, case of Fat Tire, two six packs of Stone Brewery products (iirc, Ruination IPA), eight four packs of Stone Brewery products, maybe two six packs of misc. beer in the fridge, and a couple bottles of limited release Sam Adams.

sethen320: Ok this is the second thread in two days where u have posted that pic.

Is this your only big achievement in life?

You're a known troll account. Your opinion is invalid.


Sorry, next time I will "oooh" and "aahhh" when I see a picture of wine in a room.

Post it again and I will give you the response you wanted. We'll all be better for it. You'll get the ego boost you expected and I'll get a chance to redeem myself.
 
2012-11-12 02:23:45 PM  

sethen320: Satanic_Hamster: eas81: So can you give us a brief run down of what we have to work with in there??

Maybe 480ish bottles of wine (+/- 10), various liquor, bottle of moonshine, case of Woodchuck, three six packs of Dos Equis, six pack of Spaten Munich, case of Fat Tire, two six packs of Stone Brewery products (iirc, Ruination IPA), eight four packs of Stone Brewery products, maybe two six packs of misc. beer in the fridge, and a couple bottles of limited release Sam Adams.

sethen320: Ok this is the second thread in two days where u have posted that pic.

Is this your only big achievement in life?

You're a known troll account. Your opinion is invalid.

Sorry, next time I will "oooh" and "aahhh" when I see a picture of wine in a room.

Post it again and I will give you the response you wanted. We'll all be better for it. You'll get the ego boost you expected and I'll get a chance to redeem myself.


s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-11-12 02:32:42 PM  

redmid17: sethen320: Satanic_Hamster: eas81: So can you give us a brief run down of what we have to work with in there??

Maybe 480ish bottles of wine (+/- 10), various liquor, bottle of moonshine, case of Woodchuck, three six packs of Dos Equis, six pack of Spaten Munich, case of Fat Tire, two six packs of Stone Brewery products (iirc, Ruination IPA), eight four packs of Stone Brewery products, maybe two six packs of misc. beer in the fridge, and a couple bottles of limited release Sam Adams.

sethen320: Ok this is the second thread in two days where u have posted that pic.

Is this your only big achievement in life?

You're a known troll account. Your opinion is invalid.

Sorry, next time I will "oooh" and "aahhh" when I see a picture of wine in a room.

Post it again and I will give you the response you wanted. We'll all be better for it. You'll get the ego boost you expected and I'll get a chance to redeem myself.


Lesson learned. Your pic was extremely helpful.
 
2012-11-12 04:47:17 PM  
TKOtheKDR:

I think this applies to all straight males, not just alcoholics. As a guy, I don't really care too much about other people's emotions or underlying motivations. As someone who communicates directly and says what they mean, I want to be treated the same way. I don't have time for, what is in my view, nonsensical bullshiat.

Tell me what you mean and what you want directly; if you don't, then only you are to blame for any miscommunication.


Actually it's not straight males, it's the subset of "Real Men" who happen to be straight. Trust me, masculine-brained Gay and Bi men have this "problem" too; also you'll find it sprinkled among feminists, including but not limited to the lesbian ones. And it goes for "sending" as well as "receiving," which should show in my writing here. To use dated terminology, I think it's a "left-brain" thing.

I've been like that my entire life, and it wasn't till age 42 that I began to take to drink. Maybe boozing is an effect, not a cause. I doubt one can be a hereditary alcoholic and take so long to catch on: in most towns bourbon is easier to find than homosex, and even in the Castro half-pints are cheaper.

Anyway, I'm having a hard time finding a congenial dyke to booze it up platonically with. (I can't get it up when I'm shiatfaced anyway, so why not?) Maybe I should try Craiglist instead of OK Cupid? Or maybe Fark!?! (EIP! TIA!)
 
2012-11-12 04:54:32 PM  
I can recognize (and express) emotions in verbal language as well as anyone, and have no difficulties with empathy.

However I always RESENT BEING PUT ON THE SPOT ABOUT SUCH THINGS.

And when my resentment's misconstrued as inability to deal with emotions or being horrible or "just not getting it", I resent that, too.
 
2012-11-12 04:58:14 PM  
The One True TheDavid:

Actually it's not straight males, it's the subset of "Real Men" who happen to be straight. Trust me, masculine-brained Gay and Bi men have this "problem" too.

Compare for example, the writing of Gore Vidal -- left-brained, "blunt instrument," often over-the-top -- with Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. And even that's not exactly subtle. OTOH, I never have been able to get what Truman Capote was gabbling about.

"Why doth thou persecute-eth me-th?" Golly.
 
2012-11-12 05:01:46 PM  
I have no problem reading emotions and such, it just irritates me that I am expected to. How many problems are caused by people not simply communicating clearly? It drives me nuts that people can't just SAY WHAT THEY THINKING.

I am painfully honest about what's on my mind at any given time. People may not be happy with what I say, but at least I don't expect them to guess what I meant.
 
2012-11-12 05:26:32 PM  

sethen320: I have no problem reading emotions and such, it just irritates me that I am expected to. How many problems are caused by people not simply communicating clearly? It drives me nuts that people can't just SAY WHAT THEY THINKING.

I am painfully honest about what's on my mind at any given time. People may not be happy with what I say, but at least I don't expect them to guess what I meant.


I think there's more to communication than merely the words alone. There is tone, exaggeration, ambiguity, uncertainty, deception, etc. these things exist even in the "painfully" honest (if such a thing exists in the same context that the speaker generally intends).

Imagine a business deal. Your potential partner speaks exceptionally clearly. But, it feels like some information in his tone does not match his words. Perhaps he's overplaying his hand, etc.

Basically, it boils down to this: in your view of communication, is there a difference between online poker and a live game?
 
2012-11-12 05:43:13 PM  
Rik01 gets high marks for sharing an intelligent understanding of the subject matter. it almost creeps me out how well you have painted my family's portrait.

growing up surrounded by alcoholism and mental health issues is a special slice of hell i'm sure many are familiar with and none enjoyed.

which is why so often i encourage others to familiarize themselves with eugenics and sterilization. no, not running amuck killing people that walk the earth. taking responsibility for who may be allowed the immense responsibility of bringing babies in to the world, for carefully raising them in a safe, healthy and loving environment. we as people are horribly overdue to take a stand and fight for good.

sethen320: I have no problem reading emotions and such, it just irritates me that I am expected to. How many problems are caused by people not simply communicating clearly? It drives me nuts that people can't just SAY WHAT THEY THINKING.

I am painfully honest about what's on my mind at any given time. People may not be happy with what I say, but at least I don't expect them to guess what I meant.


there are several posts like yours. some may be trolling. some may be exemplifying the lack of sympathy and empathy in a character for the sake of a snarky post. i fear there may be one or two of you that are actually so lacking in understanding of the world around them that this is what they honestly feel and how they truly live their lives.

"I have no problem reading emotions and such, it just irritates me that I am expected to." here we need to post the meme pic of the angry little boy which reads 'stop liking things i don't like'. you're an angry little boy that has yet to grow, mature and learn of the many facets of the people around him. his intolerance is acceptable because he is a mere child, he simply doesn't know better = ignorance. as an adult who has been exposed to all sorts of things and educated, but still prefers to ignore the ways of the world you've learned about = stupid.

"How many problems are caused by people not simply communicating clearly? It drives me nuts that people can't just SAY WHAT THEY THINKING." Wow! Look at you! Is someone surrounded by people in their life that they are unable to communicate with? Yes they are. A first year psych major can see from a dark tunnel that you are just a barrel full of frustration and anger. OMG what it must be like to live in your household, to be a member of your family. It's amazing you are as clueless as you are that you are the bullet in the gun you use to emotionally kill those closest to you. And all the want to do is show you they love you. You poor thing. God knows what must have happened to you in your childhood.

"I am painfully honest about what's on my mind at any given time. People may not be happy with what I say, but at least I don't expect them to guess what I meant." Yes, you hold that badge up high and expect to be congratulated for it. Sad reality is the truth. That you have no filter, and use your lack of sympathy, empathy, compassion and simple common sense to say the most horrid, vile things to those you should treasure most. One wonders how you could live so long and never once have an epiphany that enables you to realize how terribly you treat other people. You are intolerant, unwavering, forever correct -- an arrogant, righteous, pig headed jackass. It's always 'them' and never you. Heaven forbid you ever took the time to honestly take a look at yourself in the mirror and try to tear down those impenetrable walls you've built around yourself.

meh. who knows, i could be wrong.
 
2012-11-12 05:43:28 PM  

pute kisses like a man: sethen320: I have no problem reading emotions and such, it just irritates me that I am expected to. How many problems are caused by people not simply communicating clearly? It drives me nuts that people can't just SAY WHAT THEY THINKING.

I am painfully honest about what's on my mind at any given time. People may not be happy with what I say, but at least I don't expect them to guess what I meant.

I think there's more to communication than merely the words alone. There is tone, exaggeration, ambiguity, uncertainty, deception, etc. these things exist even in the "painfully" honest (if such a thing exists in the same context that the speaker generally intends).

Imagine a business deal. Your potential partner speaks exceptionally clearly. But, it feels like some information in his tone does not match his words. Perhaps he's overplaying his hand, etc.

Basically, it boils down to this: in your view of communication, is there a difference between online poker and a live game?


What you're talking about is either outright lying or witholding information (call it what you want but at its most basic level it's lying). That's not what I was referring to. I was talking about normal interactions between friends and family.
 
2012-11-12 06:02:24 PM  

KrispyKritter: Rik01 gets high marks for sharing an intelligent understanding of the subject matter. it almost creeps me out how well you have painted my family's portrait.

growing up surrounded by alcoholism and mental health issues is a special slice of hell i'm sure many are familiar with and none enjoyed.

which is why so often i encourage others to familiarize themselves with eugenics and sterilization. no, not running amuck killing people that walk the earth. taking responsibility for who may be allowed the immense responsibility of bringing babies in to the world, for carefully raising them in a safe, healthy and loving environment. we as people are horribly overdue to take a stand and fight for good.

sethen320: I have no problem reading emotions and such, it just irritates me that I am expected to. How many problems are caused by people not simply communicating clearly? It drives me nuts that people can't just SAY WHAT THEY THINKING.

I am painfully honest about what's on my mind at any given time. People may not be happy with what I say, but at least I don't expect them to guess what I meant.

there are several posts like yours. some may be trolling. some may be exemplifying the lack of sympathy and empathy in a character for the sake of a snarky post. i fear there may be one or two of you that are actually so lacking in understanding of the world around them that this is what they honestly feel and how they truly live their lives.

"I have no problem reading emotions and such, it just irritates me that I am expected to." here we need to post the meme pic of the angry little boy which reads 'stop liking things i don't like'. you're an angry little boy that has yet to grow, mature and learn of the many facets of the people around him. his intolerance is acceptable because he is a mere child, he simply doesn't know better = ignorance. as an adult who has been exposed to all sorts of things and educated, but still prefers to ignore the ways of the world you've learned abou ...


KrispyKritter: Rik01 gets high marks for sharing an intelligent understanding of the subject matter. it almost creeps me out how well you have painted my family's portrait.

growing up surrounded by alcoholism and mental health issues is a special slice of hell i'm sure many are familiar with and none enjoyed.

which is why so often i encourage others to familiarize themselves with eugenics and sterilization. no, not running amuck killing people that walk the earth. taking responsibility for who may be allowed the immense responsibility of bringing babies in to the world, for carefully raising them in a safe, healthy and loving environment. we as people are horribly overdue to take a stand and fight for good.

sethen320: I have no problem reading emotions and such, it just irritates me that I am expected to. How many problems are caused by people not simply communicating clearly? It drives me nuts that people can't just SAY WHAT THEY THINKING.

I am painfully honest about what's on my mind at any given time. People may not be happy with what I say, but at least I don't expect them to guess what I meant.

there are several posts like yours. some may be trolling. some may be exemplifying the lack of sympathy and empathy in a character for the sake of a snarky post. i fear there may be one or two of you that are actually so lacking in understanding of the world around them that this is what they honestly feel and how they truly live their lives.

"I have no problem reading emotions and such, it just irritates me that I am expected to." here we need to post the meme pic of the angry little boy which reads 'stop liking things i don't like'. you're an angry little boy that has yet to grow, mature and learn of the many facets of the people around him. his intolerance is acceptable because he is a mere child, he simply doesn't know better = ignorance. as an adult who has been exposed to all sorts of things and educated, but still prefers to ignore the ways of the world you've learned abou ...


So, we're not friends then?
 
2012-11-12 06:03:30 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: You're a known troll account. Your opinion is invalid.


Since you said this I've noticed sethen320 in a few other threads today and I can't see any evidence that it's a troll account. I'm sure he's done some trolling (haven't we all) but I don't see anything to suggest that he created that login for the sole purpose of trolling.

Maybe he had an epiphany since you last accused him of trolling?

Seriously, I'm not trying to start some shiat here, I am just legitimately wondering.
 
2012-11-12 06:13:15 PM  

The One True TheDavid: TKOtheKDR:

I think this applies to all straight males, not just alcoholics. As a guy, I don't really care too much about other people's emotions or underlying motivations. As someone who communicates directly and says what they mean, I want to be treated the same way. I don't have time for, what is in my view, nonsensical bullshiat.

Tell me what you mean and what you want directly; if you don't, then only you are to blame for any miscommunication.

Actually it's not straight males, it's the subset of "Real Men" who happen to be straight.


I can drink to that.

Also, I do have to say that, unfortunately, having a firmly masculine mindset in today's culture is looked upon as a detriment by a fair amount of people. You may disagree with me, but I believe that such prevailing views are a result of the over-feminization of society resulting from an over-correction in gender relations as well as the emergence of "political correctness". (Also, if you look deeper, there is also a slight influence of cultural Marxism, as one of the means to Marxism's political ends is to strip the sexes of their gender identities and use individuals, both male and female alike, as asexual cogs in a nationalized machine).
 
2012-11-12 06:14:38 PM  

jaylectricity: Satanic_Hamster: You're a known troll account. Your opinion is invalid.

Since you said this I've noticed sethen320 in a few other threads today and I can't see any evidence that it's a troll account. I'm sure he's done some trolling (haven't we all) but I don't see anything to suggest that he created that login for the sole purpose of trolling.

Maybe he had an epiphany since you last accused him of trolling?

Seriously, I'm not trying to start some shiat here, I am just legitimately wondering.


I didn't create it for that sole purpose but I did actively engage in it once a while back, even admitted to it while I was doing it. I'm guessing we crossed paths then. Everything I've said since that one day I've meant. I'm also the first person to admit when I'm wrong.

My initial comment toward Mr. Hamster was (in hindsight) a bit harsh and really didn't do much for the conversation. I just noticed the pattern of posting the picture and decided to call it out. Really though it could have been done without the quip I used.

I'm going to guess not too many "trolls" answer to something like that.
 
2012-11-12 06:22:04 PM  

sethen320: pute kisses like a man: sethen320: I have no problem reading emotions and such, it just irritates me that I am expected to. How many problems are caused by people not simply communicating clearly? It drives me nuts that people can't just SAY WHAT THEY THINKING.

I am painfully honest about what's on my mind at any given time. People may not be happy with what I say, but at least I don't expect them to guess what I meant.

I think there's more to communication than merely the words alone. There is tone, exaggeration, ambiguity, uncertainty, deception, etc. these things exist even in the "painfully" honest (if such a thing exists in the same context that the speaker generally intends).

Imagine a business deal. Your potential partner speaks exceptionally clearly. But, it feels like some information in his tone does not match his words. Perhaps he's overplaying his hand, etc.

Basically, it boils down to this: in your view of communication, is there a difference between online poker and a live game?

What you're talking about is either outright lying or witholding information (call it what you want but at its most basic level it's lying). That's not what I was referring to. I was talking about normal interactions between friends and family.


yeah, I was a little off point. but, even when talking to friends, there are non verbal cues that are helpful to pick up on.

just ask someone where they want to eat, and they say, i don't care, and you say, great, we're getting barbecue on top of tacos on top of bacon... and they say...hmm... ok.

you've probably just asserted your will over someone who didn't actually want to eat there. and they are either too nice or too passive to contest your opinion. if you have the emotional acumen to pick up on this, you can suggest something else

it's not bad that everyone wants to be nice, however, being nice will inevitably lead to less than perfect communication. being aware can of the non-verbal cues can satisfy that imperfect communication.
 
2012-11-12 06:35:53 PM  

pute kisses like a man: sethen320: pute kisses like a man: sethen320: I have no problem reading emotions and such, it just irritates me that I am expected to. How many problems are caused by people not simply communicating clearly? It drives me nuts that people can't just SAY WHAT THEY THINKING.

I am painfully honest about what's on my mind at any given time. People may not be happy with what I say, but at least I don't expect them to guess what I meant.

I think there's more to communication than merely the words alone. There is tone, exaggeration, ambiguity, uncertainty, deception, etc. these things exist even in the "painfully" honest (if such a thing exists in the same context that the speaker generally intends).

Imagine a business deal. Your potential partner speaks exceptionally clearly. But, it feels like some information in his tone does not match his words. Perhaps he's overplaying his hand, etc.

Basically, it boils down to this: in your view of communication, is there a difference between online poker and a live game?

What you're talking about is either outright lying or witholding information (call it what you want but at its most basic level it's lying). That's not what I was referring to. I was talking about normal interactions between friends and family.

yeah, I was a little off point. but, even when talking to friends, there are non verbal cues that are helpful to pick up on.

just ask someone where they want to eat, and they say, i don't care, and you say, great, we're getting barbecue on top of tacos on top of bacon... and they say...hmm... ok.

you've probably just asserted your will over someone who didn't actually want to eat there. and they are either too nice or too passive to contest your opinion. if you have the emotional acumen to pick up on this, you can suggest something else

it's not bad that everyone wants to be nice, however, being nice will inevitably lead to less than perfect communication. being aware can of the non-verbal cues can satisfy that imperfect communication.


Ah. I guess I see what you mean. In that case a little contradictory body body language is fine. I guess I just get a little frustrated when people don't say what they mean when it comes to important things.
 
2012-11-12 08:54:55 PM  
"Show" empathy? Empathy is something you feel, subby. Empathy is the reason that POV porn is so popular.
 
2012-11-12 09:38:04 PM  
pute kisses like a man:

Basically, it boils down to this: in your view of communication, is there a difference between online poker and a live game?

Online nobody farts and spills my Scotch.
 
2012-11-12 10:01:02 PM  

andynz81: Rik01:

Humphrey Bogart was a high functioning alcoholic. He was able to drink until he achieved a desired level of high and then hold it there. Most of the time, on set, he had a glass of booze at hand, which he sipped from. He never got sloppy drunk. That ability is very rare.

I would say that most days for the last 5or 6 years I would drink a bottle of wine or a six pack of beer. Slow and casually over the course of the evening. Two wines in or three beers down is a great place to be.


In the Spring & Summer that's fine. In Fall & Winter I switch to liquor from impatience and economy. Then I drink to maintain after three shots, unless I have no reason to stay awake and feel like risking a hangover.


Trying to cut back. But not really trying, I just think I ought to.

I don't give a damn. I'm sober more than I need to be: once the dogs are walked and the errands run there ain't much else that needs doing. But then I'm single, childless, unemployably nuts, and didn't take to drinking every day till sometime in 2006 when I was 43; at this rate it'll take quite a while for booze to do much damage to anything except my finances, and then I can just switch to cheap vodka.

By the way, Black Grouse is great stuff. It tastes enough like real Scotch to be not for sissies but it goes down easily and it's only ~$25 a bottle.
 
2012-11-12 10:06:42 PM  

The One True TheDavid: Online nobody farts and spills my Scotch.


Except you, amirite?

/I'm right
 
2012-11-12 10:58:13 PM  

untaken_name: The One True TheDavid:

Online nobody farts and spills my Scotch.

Except you, amirite?

/I'm right


Hey! Who told you?!?
 
2012-11-12 10:59:03 PM  

KrispyKritter: meh. who knows, i could be wrong.


I like the way you put this at the end of your vitriolic little outburst so that you can absolve yourself of any blame in the event that it becomes obvious you have no farking clue as to what you are talking about.

I usually get along with people just fine. The fact that there are facets of human behavior which I find annoying doesn't get in the way of that, but please don't let that stop you from ranting like a farking psycho and making shiat up.

Stay classy.
 
2012-11-13 12:35:38 AM  

The One True TheDavid: untaken_name: The One True TheDavid:

Online nobody farts and spills my Scotch.

Except you, amirite?

/I'm right

Hey! Who told you?!?


It takes one to know one, that's all I'm sayin'.
 
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