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(Washington Post)   OK so everyone here participating in Dry January or "Drynuary" or the "Dryathlon" raise your hands... *looks around*.... Hellooooo, anyone? Bueller....Bueller, Bueller. Anyone? Anyone? (*crickets*)   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2018-01-03 11:38:15 AM  
...why?

Never mind the patronizing tone of the article, or the insistence that "it's an increasing trend" to convince you to do it - if you're drinking so much beer that you have to schedule a month off to "appreciate beer and not take it for granted", maybe changing your overall habits is in order. If you're drinking so much booze that you not only have to schedule a month off to "improve your health," but have to drink camouflaged beverages so that your drinking buddies don't realize that you're not drinking, maybe you need to figure out the definition of the word, "moderation", and how it should apply to you.

See, this whole "I took some time off to prove that I wasn't an alcoholic" bit is what alcoholics do to deny the simple fact that they're alcoholics. "Look - I've got self control! Now, back to the booze!"
 
2018-01-03 11:41:00 AM  
I'm doing it.
 
2018-01-03 11:51:53 AM  
Weed is dry, right?
 
2018-01-03 11:52:10 AM  
No one likes a quitter.
 
2018-01-03 11:52:35 AM  
Raises hand.

Of course I gave up drinking to keep my liver from going on strike.

/will get stoned instead
 
2018-01-03 11:53:24 AM  
I did it almost by accident last year.  Then I just kept doing it.  I'm still fat and intolerable, but I have more money now.
 
2018-01-03 11:53:42 AM  
I'm doing it... but only because I have a fussy two week old. So no beer for me, desire the dire need.
 
2018-01-03 11:54:10 AM  
F that.  The playoffs just started.
 
yms
2018-01-03 11:54:32 AM  
F that. Got some dragon stout, sam smiths chocolate stout, strawberry beer and rum and coke calling my name.
 
2018-01-03 11:54:55 AM  
That'd be me. I need to change my life.

Got the flu between Xmas and New Years. Haven't even missed it yet (the booze; I definitely don't miss the flu).  Amazing how much better I'm sleeping.
 
yms
2018-01-03 11:55:37 AM  

Rapmaster2000: F that.  The playoffs just started.


Yeah, F that my friend. Listen.... Can you hear the beers calling you?
 
2018-01-03 11:55:39 AM  
I drink so infrequently that these kinds of things (and the whole "all Farkers are drunks" thing) are a constant source of amusement for me. Somehow after the first few dozen hangovers I quickly decided that it was only worthwhile on special occasions.

Now, if only I could apply the same clarity to burger, curry, and pizza consumption.
 
2018-01-03 11:55:41 AM  
Is it really that hard to avoid alcohol and drink something else?

For me, drinking alcohol was never the default. I almost never drink it when I'm not in a social situation (by almost never, I mean I can probably count on my hands how many times I've had a drink when I was alone). Passing up alcohol in college might have proven a challenge from the peer pressure perspective, but if your friends are goading you on to drink once your past 25, you need to reevaluate that friendship and maybe see if they have a drinking problem.

Going to a regular bar to not drink does suck, though. Crappy food, a loud, not clean environment with essentially nothing to do but have decreasingly coherent conversations with your friends as they get drunk is about the least pleasant social experience for me. Good thing there are pool halls, sports bars, bowling alleys, driving ranges, movie theaters, and other people's apartments to do things with your friends at.
 
2018-01-03 11:56:03 AM  

Meat's dream: I did it almost by accident last year.  Then I just kept doing it.  I'm still fat and intolerable, but I have more money now.


I'm gonna do the same thing, but put it into a "fund".  By May I'll have my kayak and can then work on other new toys.
 
2018-01-03 11:56:06 AM  
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2018-01-03 11:57:36 AM  

lostcat: Now, if only I could apply the same clarity to burger, curry, and pizza consumption.


If you stick to the right kind of burgers, curry, and pizza, you can replicate the same kind of negative reinforcement as certain hangover symptoms when you indulge.
 
2018-01-03 11:57:39 AM  
Too late.
 
2018-01-03 11:57:53 AM  
I'm doing a booze free January, not out of nay particular trend, just happen to not have the cash for good beer right now, and I'd rather not waste my budget on mass market piss water.
 
2018-01-03 11:58:03 AM  
I prefer not to go in dry, for maximum comfort of all parties involved.

Oh...you were talking about drinking?  League night is Thursday.  Bowling seems to improve when you have more pins to throw at, seemingly.
 
2018-01-03 11:58:17 AM  
Y'all go ahead. I'll pick up yer slack.
Don't worry; I'll leave some for ya when ya quit quittin'.
 
2018-01-03 11:58:41 AM  
If there's anything this country needs, it's more alcoholics.
 
2018-01-03 12:00:17 PM  
Sure, I'll give it a whirl.

If I start throwing things, foaming at the mouth, and barking at people in a couple of days just pour me a gin and tonic and quietly leave the room.
 
2018-01-03 12:00:56 PM  
I have decided to drink all my current stock of alcohol before I buy more. So I am having bourbon, rye, whisky, whiskey and scotch till about mid year.
 
2018-01-03 12:01:11 PM  

FormlessOne: ...why?

Never mind the patronizing tone of the article, or the insistence that "it's an increasing trend" to convince you to do it - if you're drinking so much beer that you have to schedule a month off to "appreciate beer and not take it for granted", maybe changing your overall habits is in order. If you're drinking so much booze that you not only have to schedule a month off to "improve your health," but have to drink camouflaged beverages so that your drinking buddies don't realize that you're not drinking, maybe you need to figure out the definition of the word, "moderation", and how it should apply to you.

See, this whole "I took some time off to prove that I wasn't an alcoholic" bit is what alcoholics do to deny the simple fact that they're alcoholics. "Look - I've got self control! Now, back to the booze!"


Calm the F down.  You know, having a drink can help with that...
 
2018-01-03 12:01:31 PM  
"I'm not having children" comments have a lot in common with "I don't drink" comments.  There's a lot of protesting about the superiority of one's choice while at the same time lamenting the judgment one receives for their choice.
 
2018-01-03 12:02:40 PM  

LucklessWonder: I'm doing a booze free January, not out of nay particular trend, just happen to not have the cash for good beer right now, and I'd rather not waste my budget on mass market piss water.


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2018-01-03 12:02:41 PM  
If it's that hard for people to do, you should probably be giving it up period.
 
2018-01-03 12:03:17 PM  
I'm switching to Meth.

\just for January, though
 
2018-01-03 12:03:19 PM  
I drank before the Trump universe was even a thing.

I can't stop drinking knowing the Trump universe is a thing.

Once the Trump universe stops being a thing, I will keep drinking because f*ck you.
 
2018-01-03 12:03:31 PM  

The Frumious Bandersnatch: I'm doing it... but only because I have a fussy two week old. So no beer for me, desire the dire need.


Congratulations.
 
2018-01-03 12:03:49 PM  

FormlessOne: ...why?

Never mind the patronizing tone of the article, or the insistence that "it's an increasing trend" to convince you to do it - if you're drinking so much beer that you have to schedule a month off to "appreciate beer and not take it for granted", maybe changing your overall habits is in order. If you're drinking so much booze that you not only have to schedule a month off to "improve your health," but have to drink camouflaged beverages so that your drinking buddies don't realize that you're not drinking, maybe you need to figure out the definition of the word, "moderation", and how it should apply to you.

See, this whole "I took some time off to prove that I wasn't an alcoholic" bit is what alcoholics do to deny the simple fact that they're alcoholics. "Look - I've got self control! Now, back to the booze!"


This.  Sounds a bit like Fritz Hahn is an alcoholic, and should look into actually quitting (for more than just a month) before he hurts himself or others.
 
2018-01-03 12:05:16 PM  

FormlessOne: maybe you need to figure out the definition of the word, "moderation"


Either that, of get a better class of drinking buddies.
 
2018-01-03 12:05:20 PM  
For years I quit drinking from New Year to April Fool's day. (I always allow myself the whole of New Year's today as well as New Year's Eve.) I'm doing that this year.

I think it's a valuable tool in preventing physical addiction.

Also, I can quit anytime I want to and I used to prove it annually.

Got in trouble when I stopped that practice. Now that my life is back on track, I'll never drop that habit again. If I can't quit for three months a year it's time to hang it up for good.
 
2018-01-03 12:06:18 PM  
I'm giving it a try. Life turned increasingly crappy over the second half of 2017, and I found myself using alcohol to cope more than I really liked. The holidays saw the end of my good booze, anyway, and so it seems a good time to put the brakes on. We'll see.
 
2018-01-03 12:06:34 PM  
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2018-01-03 12:07:09 PM  

FormlessOne: ...why?

Never mind the patronizing tone of the article, or the insistence that "it's an increasing trend" to convince you to do it - if you're drinking so much beer that you have to schedule a month off to "appreciate beer and not take it for granted", maybe changing your overall habits is in order. If you're drinking so much booze that you not only have to schedule a month off to "improve your health," but have to drink camouflaged beverages so that your drinking buddies don't realize that you're not drinking, maybe you need to figure out the definition of the word, "moderation", and how it should apply to you.

See, this whole "I took some time off to prove that I wasn't an alcoholic" bit is what alcoholics do to deny the simple fact that they're alcoholics. "Look - I've got self control! Now, back to the booze!"


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2018-01-03 12:07:10 PM  
No.
 
2018-01-03 12:07:17 PM  

Nick Nostril: That'd be me. I need to change my life.

Got the flu between Xmas and New Years. Haven't even missed it yet (the booze; I definitely don't miss the flu).  Amazing how much better I'm sleeping.


I'm confused - some time between 9 days ago and 2 days ago, you contracted an illness that lasts about 6 days and subsequently stopped drinking alcohol, which you've now quit for so long that you feel numerous nights of restful sleep can be attributed to not drinking?
 
2018-01-03 12:08:25 PM  
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2018-01-03 12:09:18 PM  

bikerbob59: No.


You meeting me for happy hour?
 
2018-01-03 12:09:58 PM  
I had to dismantle my Christmas tree and take down the outdoor lights. Why in the hell would I do either of those things sober?
 
2018-01-03 12:10:10 PM  
Sure, this Jan. will be just as "dry" for me as the last 8 Januaries.

May roll an inception joint later today but I quit drinking in 2009.
 
2018-01-03 12:10:22 PM  

Nurglitch: Weed is dry, right?


If not you're getting ripped off. Nothing worst than buying a bag that's too wet to properly smoke and then loosing half the weight when you leave the bag open to dry out overnight. I know a lot of people like a slightly moist nug, but I like mine hard cured and bone dry to the point where it can be ground using only your fingers.

/I can't go dry, my new years resolution was to drink more.
 
2018-01-03 12:12:05 PM  
I got the flu Dec 17 and have had no alcohol since.  I may ride it out through January
 
2018-01-03 12:13:12 PM  

Erik_Emune: I'm giving it a try. Life turned increasingly crappy over the second half of 2017, and I found myself using alcohol to cope more than I really liked. The holidays saw the end of my good booze, anyway, and so it seems a good time to put the brakes on. We'll see.


Subby here.
After drinking mostly non stop daily for what seems like forever, and having pains in my sides and such (Liver? Kidneys? Pancreas? also from slipping and falling down on my side who knows)
I'm TWO WHOLE DAYS IN!!

We'll see how long it lasts.

I'll check back with you freaks for support.
(Yeah I did it before when I had a bar in my room in the dorm when I was in the Air Force, so it's possible.)

B-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-uuttt I *like* drinking.

I'm going to go the lots of tonic and lime route and maybe non Alcoholic Beer (BUT WHY?!?!?)

2017 just sucked donkey dicks, got divorced after 2 years and $20,000 but I have custody of my kids, my house and all my retirement, so I got that going for me which is nice.

Single Sober Dad for 2018. Wish me luck.
 
2018-01-03 12:14:00 PM  

Nick Nostril: That'd be me. I need to change my life.

Got the flu between Xmas and New Years. Haven't even missed it yet (the booze; I definitely don't miss the flu).  Amazing how much better I'm sleeping.


Me, too (the booze, not the flu), mainly because I'm trying to drop a few pounds and one shot of whisky has about 100 calories. I was drinking multiple "nightcaps" regularly enough that it was getting to be a problem.

The effect on my sleep is profound, and it's nice not waking up hung over every day.

Of course, I'll probably fall off the wagon before January is over.
 
2018-01-03 12:15:11 PM  
It's peak desert camping/riding season here...fark that no-drinking noise.
 
2018-01-03 12:15:33 PM  
Is Trump still president?  then no.
 
2018-01-03 12:15:43 PM  
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2018-01-03 12:16:42 PM  
I haven't had a single drink yet this year.  I expect that to change around 7:30 tonight.
 
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