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2014-05-13 12:19:25 AM
1. My senses are heightened x1000

How much was she farking drinking??
 
2014-05-13 12:37:41 AM

fusillade762: 1. My senses are heightened x1000

How much was she farking drinking??


Well, this is an Australian news outlet, so I'm guessing... all the alcohol.
 
2014-05-13 12:50:40 AM
So she's an alcoholic
 
2014-05-13 01:45:28 AM
Blog, Australian for "Duh".
 
2014-05-13 02:36:21 AM
So she got fat and boring. neat
 
2014-05-13 03:05:18 AM
2. I'm just beginning to understand who I really am

Boring and annoying?
 
2014-05-13 04:05:32 AM
A year? Fark. I'd like to go a week. A day, even.
 
2014-05-13 04:08:11 AM
If you don't want to drink, don't drink, that's fine.

Bothering the rest of us with your livejournal stupidity, however,  is kind of offensive.  At best, you're wasting our time.

// I suppose good job overcoming what was probably pretty crippling alcoholism if it was actually preventing any of that, though.  Since, y'know, 99.9% of people have no trouble accomplishing every bit of that while drinking regularly.
 
2014-05-13 04:14:00 AM
I once took a month off from alcohol because I felt like I was drinking a lot more than I should.  Man, it's amazing how much your alcohol tolerance goes down after just 30 days without drinking.  My first night of drinking after the month off I was buzzing after only a couple of drinks, when previously it had taken 4 or 5 drinks before I started noticing the effects.
 
2014-05-13 04:21:18 AM
Well, good for her recognising a problem and dealing with it. I strongly disagree about the friends part though. A lot of my friends are all very different people with different approaches and outlooks on life, but that's what's good, the difference. I'd hate to be with 5 other versions of me. I know I'm awesome but I still like a bit of variation.
 
2014-05-13 04:25:42 AM
Sounds like somebody couldn't hold their booze.
 
2014-05-13 04:28:39 AM

Wolf892: It's weird that someone needs to challenge themselves not to drink.
I'm not religious and I'm not a recovering alcoholic but I never drink.
I go years, and years without having a drink. It doesn't seem special to me. On the other hand, I hate drunk people. I'm not talking tipsy, or a little relaxed after a drink or two, I'm talking stumbling around, saying stupid things with that dumb glazed over expression on their faces. I hate them and I take joy whenever I see someone that drunk fall on their stupid drunk faces out on the street in front of the bars.


I dont think anyone likes anyone that is fall down drunk.
 
2014-05-13 04:31:15 AM
So she's your typical cluster-b personality type with a substance abuse problem.

Moving along...
 
2014-05-13 04:33:18 AM

Wolf892: It's weird that someone needs to challenge themselves not to drink.
I'm not religious and I'm not a recovering alcoholic but I never drink.
I go years, and years without having a drink. It doesn't seem special to me. On the other hand, I hate drunk people. I'm not talking tipsy, or a little relaxed after a drink or two, I'm talking stumbling around, saying stupid things with that dumb glazed over expression on their faces. I hate them and I take joy whenever I see someone that drunk fall on their stupid drunk faces out on the street in front of the bars.


You sound like a blast at parties

/oblig
//some of us have self-destruct encoded in our genes, lending us to addiction
 
2014-05-13 04:35:22 AM

Slaxl: Well, good for her recognising a problem and dealing with it. I strongly disagree about the friends part though. A lot of my friends are all very different people with different approaches and outlooks on life, but that's what's good, the difference. I'd hate to be with 5 other versions of me. I know I'm awesome but I still like a bit of variation.


She's an alcoholic and some of her friends are alcoholics. How long do you think a sober alcoholic can hang out with friends who are drinking and still stay sober?
 
2014-05-13 04:37:39 AM
Still the same twuntwaddle, just with fewer dents in her car.
 
2014-05-13 04:43:37 AM
Yeah, she's an alcoholic whether she wants to use the label or not. Most of the population doesn't go years without feeling anything because they're so plastered all the time.
 
2014-05-13 04:45:55 AM

Wolf892: It's weird that someone needs to challenge themselves not to drink.
I'm not religious and I'm not a recovering alcoholic but I never drink.
I go years, and years without having a drink. It doesn't seem special to me. On the other hand, I hate drunk people. I'm not talking tipsy, or a little relaxed after a drink or two, I'm talking stumbling around, saying stupid things with that dumb glazed over expression on their faces. I hate them and I take joy whenever I see someone that drunk fall on their stupid drunk faces out on the street in front of the bars.


It is kinda funny because your post wanders from topic to topic like a drunk.
 
2014-05-13 04:47:02 AM

Wolf892: uttertosh: Wolf892: It's weird that someone needs to challenge themselves not to drink.
I'm not religious and I'm not a recovering alcoholic but I never drink.
I go years, and years without having a drink. It doesn't seem special to me. On the other hand, I hate drunk people. I'm not talking tipsy, or a little relaxed after a drink or two, I'm talking stumbling around, saying stupid things with that dumb glazed over expression on their faces. I hate them and I take joy whenever I see someone that drunk fall on their stupid drunk faces out on the street in front of the bars.

You sound like a blast at parties

/oblig
//some of us have self-destruct encoded in our genes, lending us to addiction

I DON"T GO TO PARTIES BY CHOICE!


Oh, you're pro-choice? Cool. ;-) I totally understand the 'meh' for alcohol. I go off it from time to time, with my longest voluntary 'dry' patch being 3 years - I've always dabbled in other methods of altering my mind, and found many friends, all with their own good/bad sides. Cannabis is one of my favourites, as there's no hangover to worry about, but I've tried many, many methods of unwinding my brain to allow sleep and normal socialization.

Question for you: what other mind-altering substances have you tried?
 
2014-05-13 04:47:20 AM
I'm getting the feeling that she really needed it too - FTFA:

"I'm learning that person who was under the cloud of constant alcohol blackouts for the last several years was not me. "

You were doing it wrong, lady.
 
2014-05-13 04:47:30 AM

wildcardjack: Still the same twuntwaddle, just with fewer dents in her car.


"I took a dump in your tuba...? Oh, you said  sit in with the band! I'm sorry!"
 
2014-05-13 04:59:05 AM

red5ish: Slaxl: Well, good for her recognising a problem and dealing with it. I strongly disagree about the friends part though. A lot of my friends are all very different people with different approaches and outlooks on life, but that's what's good, the difference. I'd hate to be with 5 other versions of me. I know I'm awesome but I still like a bit of variation.

She's an alcoholic and some of her friends are alcoholics. How long do you think a sober alcoholic can hang out with friends who are drinking and still stay sober?


She's not an alcoholic. She just used to like to drink a lot.
 
2014-05-13 04:59:33 AM
I am lucky enough to be in a loving, healthy relationship with an amazing man who has helped show me that I deserve all the love in the world and I am finally starting to believe him.

To men! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems!
 
2014-05-13 05:02:18 AM

Wolf892: uttertosh: Wolf892: uttertosh: Wolf892: It's weird that someone needs to challenge themselves not to drink.
I'm not religious and I'm not a recovering alcoholic but I never drink.
I go years, and years without having a drink. It doesn't seem special to me. On the other hand, I hate drunk people. I'm not talking tipsy, or a little relaxed after a drink or two, I'm talking stumbling around, saying stupid things with that dumb glazed over expression on their faces. I hate them and I take joy whenever I see someone that drunk fall on their stupid drunk faces out on the street in front of the bars.

You sound like a blast at parties

/oblig
//some of us have self-destruct encoded in our genes, lending us to addiction

I DON"T GO TO PARTIES BY CHOICE!

Oh, you're pro-choice? Cool. ;-) I totally understand the 'meh' for alcohol. I go off it from time to time, with my longest voluntary 'dry' patch being 3 years - I've always dabbled in other methods of altering my mind, and found many friends, all with their own good/bad sides. Cannabis is one of my favourites, as there's no hangover to worry about, but I've tried many, many methods of unwinding my brain to allow sleep and normal socialization.

Question for you: what other mind-altering substances have you tried?

My vice of choice happens to be video games. 90% of my dreams now somehow include zombies...


Wow, we're like diametric opposites, then - I play seldomly, and have only just started playing FPS in the last year½ , with Fallout NV being the first ever FPS.  I do sometimes dream about bottle caps, but mostly about trying to roll a sneaky spliff without being [DETECTED]
 
2014-05-13 05:08:17 AM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: So she got fat and boring. neat


I know it's not that recent, but no reference to Friends??
 
2014-05-13 05:22:10 AM
I realized over the last year or so that I do have a real problem with alcohol. Alcoholism is pretty prevalent in my family; but I was always of the mind of like "Oh, fark that, I'm not an alcoholic. I can handle my booze. So I like to drink, no big deal ... it's not affecting my work or relationships, so I'm fine! WOOO BOOZE!"

Yeah, it didn't ... until it did. And it sneaks up on you, man. Easy to write off an argument with the wife (now ex-wife - thanks largely to it all) every so often with "Oh, just a little drunk was all" or maybe a dumb decision or what-have-you. No big deal, everyone ties one on every so often, right? Sorry for being an asshole.

But ya know ... it ain't too hard or too long till those apologies start coming out more and more often. Then, you start doing really stupid shiat. That I'm frankly still embarrassed about. And then ... when the physical addiction really kicks in; that's when it gets BAD. And I can say as a dude that drank oceans of booze through his 20s and even more through the first half of his 30s and never had much worse than a rotten hangover ... there can come a time when it's not because it's FUN, but because you NEED it. Seriously, it's the most farked up thing I've ever experienced. Like, couldn't leave the house without having some booze because of shakes or sweats or anxiety or all the other shiat that comes with it. I was leaving the office at lunch to go home and chug a 6 pack just to get through the rest of the day. Fortunately I work in Hollywood where pretty much half the population is drunk at any given hour; so no one much ever noticed or said anything.

Didn't much help I was also playing in a band with a bit of a reputation to uphold ... I really think that's when it peaked; and I didn't come down for a long time.

I can recall like ... some days I'd wake up hungover and say to myself "OK, no booze today." Then by like noon or so, the shakes and anxiety would hit so bad, I'd get started just to make it go away. And of course didn't stop there. And it just kept perpetuating ... and getting worse and worse.

Finally cleaned my act up this year. I don't count the days or anything like those weirdo AA people, but it's been about 3 months or so. And I'm completely happy with this decision. I'll have a glass of wine with a nice dinner VERY SELDOM which is moreso just like part of a meal. I never considered wine as something to get drunk on ... but the idea of "having a drink" or "going out for drinks" or whatever ... yep, no more. Can't do it. Cuz a few beers or a whiskey at the bar always just winds up being another 12 pack when I'd make it home and whatever else I could get my hands on. I ruined entirely too many relationships and hurt too many people to be that person anymore. And since cleaning up, I accomplish more, have learned more, FEEL better, lost a good bit of weight without even trying, oddly wake up with more money in my checking account than before and just done more cool shiat than I have in YEARS because days no longer revolve around when I can get hammered again.

It's easy to say "Well, why not just stop at one or two?" Good question! Why not? shiat, I wish I had the answer cuz it'd be nice to have a normal relationship with alcohol.

No one wakes up and says to themselves "Imma become an addict today."

Not trying to preach to anyone here - I made this decision on my own and all the sob stories I ever heard never would have swayed me - but I will say ... it happened to me and I didn't even know it until I'd farked up one too many times. Some people just can't deal as easily as others. This chick is one of them. So am I.
 
2014-05-13 05:26:04 AM
It certainly didn't improve her prose style
 
2014-05-13 06:05:48 AM
"I cry at the drop of a hat, I'm offended easily, and sometimes I am so happy I feel like I'm going to burst. I actually care what people think about me."

Ah, she got past "I`m under 25 and female and don`t care about anyone at all"

now she`s at "Please like me, I`m sensitive and bubbly because I foresee old cat lady if nobody likes me" which is women from 25-35.

After that it`s "Don`t care, just get me pregnant"

then after 40 they get "I think I`ll start a business" even if they have the kids from the last phase

once they get past 50 THEN they MIGHT relax.
 
2014-05-13 06:25:21 AM
Why does everyone who quits drinking sound like a motivational speaker?
 
2014-05-13 06:27:15 AM
resources0.news.com.au
"I used to be a pissed yahoo, now I think I`m better than you"
 
2014-05-13 06:38:13 AM
I've gone the whole spectrum, and my reaction is: so?
I never tasted alcohol until I was 24. Mainly due to be a quiet nerdy guy who didn't got to parties in high school, and then because I detested drunk people. Partly because I didn't see the point, and partly out of jealousy as all the popular attractive people seemed to be drinking all the time. Once I started drinking it was just normal bars with buddies stuff. But there was a period of time where I would definitely be classified as an alcoholic. After my gf of 4.5 years turned fiance ended up cheating on me and breaking up through a text,  I went through a half gallon of vodka almost every week. I started drinking in the morning at school around 830 and was drunk most of the day. Still did really well but I did get in a lot of arguments with my philosophy teacher. Though I ended up acing the class because I was the only one who was really into debating topics. But it was still a very rough part of my life. Any time I was down or thought about her, saw stuff about her on Facebook, etc I would start chugging vodka until I couldn't stand up. That lasted about 3 months. I think my first deployment saved me from that as I didn't drink at all for a year. Yeah you can still get booze overseas but I didn't wanna get caught so I just followed the rules. After I got home I was mostly over the breakup and didn't feel the need to get wasted 7 days a week. I'm very thankful I didn't develop an actual chemical dependency to it. I used vodka to stop thinking about the breakup and once I was over it, I stopped.

Now I'm back to "normal" and only drink if I go out a few times a month or have a beer or 3 when I grill.

\Not so CSB over
 
2014-05-13 06:40:08 AM
" I'm not perfect and that's OK"

...and dagnabbit, people like me!
 
2014-05-13 06:56:51 AM

Jim_Callahan: If you don't want to drink, don't drink, that's fine.

Bothering the rest of us with your livejournal stupidity, however,  is kind of offensive.  At best, you're wasting our time.

// I suppose good job overcoming what was probably pretty crippling alcoholism if it was actually preventing any of that, though.  Since, y'know, 99.9% of people have no trouble accomplishing every bit of that while drinking regularly.


Dull blog is dull, but if you're such a delicate little flower that you're actually offended by it, maybe the internet isn't the place for you.
 
2014-05-13 06:59:53 AM

dready zim: Ah, she got past "I`m under 25 and female and don`t care about anyone at all"

now she`s at "Please like me, I`m sensitive and bubbly because I foresee old cat lady if nobody likes me" which is women from 25-35


That does seem to be the way it goes doesn't it. Not to derail a good drunk story thread too much, but I've definitely noticed that about almost all females I've known. Up to around 25 they're in the "I'm perfect, give me attention, everyone else is just a character in my life story" phase. Triple that if they're anything approaching hot. They learn from a young age that being hot is a quick way to make everyone do what they want, the ego gets inflated, and everyone else around them stops being real people and just become things to be used. If you're not giving them attention, being useful to them, or super hot; you don't exist. After 25 though they start to notice that all the guys who were hitting on them and falling over themselves to impress them are going for the girls who are still 18-24 and enter the "I need to find something real, fast" stage. Being hot at 20 years old is wearing off and they know the free drink gravy train is coming to a screeching halt. Sometimes a guy can end up finding some pretty awesome girls who are truly genuine and fun to be around. But a lot of times they go the total opposite direction from their youth and end up being really cold, biatchy, closed off fun police. Triple that if they became a single mom at some point. They give off a "I had my fun with guys much hotter than you, now I want you because you're boring, dependable, and have a steady paycheck" vibe. The guy they end up with gets none of the fun, exciting, playfulness that they showed every 6'4" guy at the club a few years before.

The good ones realize that there needs to be a happy medium. Be responsible, but still be fun to be around. Don't sleep around, but still be amazing in bed. Don't look at guys as either "hot and fun" or "useful and rich" and actually understand that men are people to and want to be appreciated as people and equals. Be someone who we actually like being around and find a guy you actually like being around. Not just for his body or his bank account. Find someone who is actually honest, loyal and decent. And be worthy of someone who is honest, loyal and decent. And lastly, take care of your body as much as you only paid attention to guys who took care of theirs.

Sadly the chick in this "article" seems to be going the first route and is too self obsessed to actually be fun to be around.

Yes, I've had some bad experiences with women that could be atypical. Mainly the ending of an engagement with a girl who really as an awesome partner for years but got bit by the party bug and turned into a drunk whore. That and being totally dismissed by a lot of girls because I'm not tall and not a cocky douchebag confident. But yes, not all women are like this. And  yes I'm certain one could post a similar dissection of how guys "mature" in bad ways. But this has just be my experience from a guy's POV looking at women.

\Now for a tall glass of vodka and some good old MRA bitterness.
 
2014-05-13 07:00:52 AM

aenemated: I realized over the last year or so that I do have a real problem with alcohol. Alcoholism is pretty prevalent in my family; but I was always of the mind of like "Oh, fark that, I'm not an alcoholic. I can handle my booze. So I like to drink, no big deal ... it's not affecting my work or relationships, so I'm fine! WOOO BOOZE!"

Yeah, it didn't ... until it did. And it sneaks up on you, man. Easy to write off an argument with the wife (now ex-wife - thanks largely to it all) every so often with "Oh, just a little drunk was all" or maybe a dumb decision or what-have-you. No big deal, everyone ties one on every so often, right? Sorry for being an asshole.

But ya know ... it ain't too hard or too long till those apologies start coming out more and more often. Then, you start doing really stupid shiat. That I'm frankly still embarrassed about. And then ... when the physical addiction really kicks in; that's when it gets BAD. And I can say as a dude that drank oceans of booze through his 20s and even more through the first half of his 30s and never had much worse than a rotten hangover ... there can come a time when it's not because it's FUN, but because you NEED it. Seriously, it's the most farked up thing I've ever experienced. Like, couldn't leave the house without having some booze because of shakes or sweats or anxiety or all the other shiat that comes with it. I was leaving the office at lunch to go home and chug a 6 pack just to get through the rest of the day. Fortunately I work in Hollywood where pretty much half the population is drunk at any given hour; so no one much ever noticed or said anything.

Didn't much help I was also playing in a band with a bit of a reputation to uphold ... I really think that's when it peaked; and I didn't come down for a long time.

I can recall like ... some days I'd wake up hungover and say to myself "OK, no booze today." Then by like noon or so, the shakes and anxiety would hit so bad, I'd get started just to make it go away. And of course didn't stop there. And it just kept perpetuating ... and getting worse and worse.

Finally cleaned my act up this year. I don't count the days or anything like those weirdo AA people, but it's been about 3 months or so. And I'm completely happy with this decision. I'll have a glass of wine with a nice dinner VERY SELDOM which is moreso just like part of a meal. I never considered wine as something to get drunk on ... but the idea of "having a drink" or "going out for drinks" or whatever ... yep, no more. Can't do it. Cuz a few beers or a whiskey at the bar always just winds up being another 12 pack when I'd make it home and whatever else I could get my hands on. I ruined entirely too many relationships and hurt too many people to be that person anymore. And since cleaning up, I accomplish more, have learned more, FEEL better, lost a good bit of weight without even trying, oddly wake up with more money in my checking account than before and just done more cool shiat than I have in YEARS because days no longer revolve around when I can get hammered again.

It's easy to say "Well, why not just stop at one or two?" Good question! Why not? shiat, I wish I had the answer cuz it'd be nice to have a normal relationship with alcohol.

No one wakes up and says to themselves "Imma become an addict today."

Not trying to preach to anyone here - I made this decision on my own and all the sob stories I ever heard never would have swayed me - but I will say ... it happened to me and I didn't even know it until I'd farked up one too many times. Some people just can't deal as easily as others. This chick is one of them. So am I.


I'm worried that I'm going down this path. No physical dependencies as yet, but I worry that they could sneak up, much like a 10 beer a day habit can sneak up on you.

Oddly, I hate getting drunk. I only drink beer, and I space things out fairly well so I never pass tipsy. But with my genetics as they are, I'm shiat scared that one day I'm going to wake up with a case of the electric bugs as my dad called them. And only then will I know that I pushed my luck too far.
 
2014-05-13 07:14:36 AM

red5ish: Slaxl: Well, good for her recognising a problem and dealing with it. I strongly disagree about the friends part though. A lot of my friends are all very different people with different approaches and outlooks on life, but that's what's good, the difference. I'd hate to be with 5 other versions of me. I know I'm awesome but I still like a bit of variation.

She's an alcoholic and some of her friends are alcoholics. How long do you think a sober alcoholic can hang out with friends who are drinking and still stay sober?


She's Australian. What do you expect her to do, leave the country?
 
2014-05-13 07:29:05 AM

dready zim: "I used to be a pissed yahoo, now I think I`m better than you"


"I used to get drunk, now I smell farts."
 
2014-05-13 07:32:33 AM
Alcohol can sometimes make a day a lot more fun than it would have been sober. It's finding a balance there where you're not getting so drunk you ruin tomorrow because you're hungover and/or making bad decisions while drinking that have a negative impact on your life.

I find it nearly impossible to hang around people that insist on being sober all the time. They are mostly boring people, however if you have a drinking problem it's better to be boring than boorish.
 
2014-05-13 07:42:39 AM
good for her.  i'll never understand why anyone wants to drink alcohol.
 
2014-05-13 08:21:14 AM

Jim_Callahan: If you don't want to drink, don't drink, that's fine.

Bothering the rest of us with your livejournal stupidity, however,  is kind of offensive.  At best, you're wasting our time.

// I suppose good job overcoming what was probably pretty crippling alcoholism if it was actually preventing any of that, though.  Since, y'know, 99.9% of people have no trouble accomplishing every bit of that while drinking regularly.


Wow. Someone is actually dumb enough to somehow be offended by this. WelcomeToFark.jpg, I guess.
 
2014-05-13 08:21:54 AM
I bet there are some embarrassing pictures of this girl out there. From what she's NOT saying, it seems she did some filthy stuff while drunk. If only there were some way to find them....
 
2014-05-13 08:25:55 AM
Today is actually my two years free of alcohol day. I don't know if it bad or good but I am mostly just looking forward to the season finally of AoS. I never drank normally and my life fell apart because of it. Getting sober sucked and I would rather not do it again.
 
2014-05-13 08:26:58 AM
Dating her would suck.
 
2014-05-13 08:49:30 AM
Yes
If you are drinking till you black out every week you have a serious health problem and you should stop drinking.
I live in a college town and I have NEVER understood that behavior.  I'm old-man now and I've drank that much like... twice in my life?  Maybe three times.  Why the hell would you drink that much every weekend on purpose?  I actually heard this, "Like, OMG I blacked out on Friday like last week again, LOL!  I woke up in the cemetary hugging a tombstone!  So funny!  It was raining and I almost died of hypothermia, haha!"
So yeah, good for her.
 
2014-05-13 08:52:44 AM
She doesn't present a compelling argument. I'd rather drink than be like her.

Having said that, I drink less and less, as the responsibilities of family, combined with getting older, make it less convenient to do so. It's Tuesday morning, and I still feel run down from a late Saturday (shots at closing time kind of night) followed by an early start and long day Mothers day. I had family in town so it was unavoidable.

I need a couple weeks to a month of just eating well and working out...so booze is out of the question for now.
 
2014-05-13 08:54:10 AM

taurusowner: I've gone the whole spectrum, and my reaction is: so?
I never tasted alcohol until I was 24. Mainly due to be a quiet nerdy guy who didn't got to parties in high school, and then because I detested drunk people. Partly because I didn't see the point, and partly out of jealousy as all the popular attractive people seemed to be drinking all the time. Once I started drinking it was just normal bars with buddies stuff. But there was a period of time where I would definitely be classified as an alcoholic. After my gf of 4.5 years turned fiance ended up cheating on me and breaking up through a text,  I went through a half gallon of vodka almost every week. I started drinking in the morning at school around 830 and was drunk most of the day. Still did really well but I did get in a lot of arguments with my philosophy teacher. Though I ended up acing the class because I was the only one who was really into debating topics. But it was still a very rough part of my life. Any time I was down or thought about her, saw stuff about her on Facebook, etc I would start chugging vodka until I couldn't stand up. That lasted about 3 months. I think my first deployment saved me from that as I didn't drink at all for a year. Yeah you can still get booze overseas but I didn't wanna get caught so I just followed the rules. After I got home I was mostly over the breakup and didn't feel the need to get wasted 7 days a week. I'm very thankful I didn't develop an actual chemical dependency to it. I used vodka to stop thinking about the breakup and once I was over it, I stopped.

Now I'm back to "normal" and only drink if I go out a few times a month or have a beer or 3 when I grill.

\Not so CSB over


Congratulations, you are normal. Most people who like to drink but have no dependency can drink a bunch over an extended period of  time with few withdrawal symptoms other than a headache and dehydration. Luckily I happen to be one of those people and I went through something very similar to you. bad breakup etc. Used to drink a ton but kids and wife now dont allow for that too much. Still love my beer though. Not much of a hard liquor guy except the occasional scotch.
 
2014-05-13 09:01:27 AM

BEER_ME_in_CT: Congratulations, you are normal.


Whoa there, let's not get ahead of ourselves. The venn diagram of "normal" and "fark posters" would have little overlap methinks.

But I'm glad you got through it as well. It's a pretty slippery slope that some don't get past.
 
2014-05-13 09:08:30 AM

Jim_Callahan: If you don't want to drink, don't drink, that's fine.

Bothering the rest of us with your livejournal stupidity, however,  is kind of offensive.  At best, you're wasting our time.

// I suppose good job overcoming what was probably pretty crippling alcoholism if it was actually preventing any of that, though.  Since, y'know, 99.9% of people have no trouble accomplishing every bit of that while drinking regularly.


In fairness: her blog isn't required reading, and neither was tfa.

It was your choice, the whole time.
 
2014-05-13 09:09:45 AM
Don't trust anyone that doesn't drink.
 
2014-05-13 09:11:43 AM

Mateorocks: Don't trust anyone that doesn't drink.


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Agrees.
 
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