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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
    More: Fake, Justin Hampton, Beer, 2016, Dry, British charity Alcohol, Bartender Justin Hampton, longtime District bartender, Columbia Room  
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2018-01-03 12:15:43 PM  
14 votes:
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2018-01-03 11:52:10 AM  
13 votes:
No one likes a quitter.
2018-01-03 12:01:11 PM  
12 votes:

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 11:51:53 AM  
11 votes:
Weed is dry, right?
2018-01-03 11:53:24 AM  
7 votes:
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 05:49:20 PM  
4 votes:
What is with this protestant crazy shiat? No Drinking January, No Jerking November, what else. The puritans are strong with this.
2018-01-03 01:07:10 PM  
4 votes:

stuffy: But waking up next to someone you don't know is still OK?


shiat man, I've been married for almost 10 years and still do that every morning...
2018-01-03 12:19:03 PM  
4 votes:

Mikey1969: Fortunately, subby's mom is apparently participating in "dry" January. Ouch!!

Although she still drinks like a fish.


*UN

UNfortunately...

Farking autocorrect. Killed my entire joke.
2018-01-03 12:02:40 PM  
4 votes:

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 11:58:03 AM  
4 votes:
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 11:56:06 AM  
4 votes:
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2018-01-04 01:01:03 AM  
3 votes:
Nothing but dry martinis for a whole month?

Itll be tough but hey its for charity right?

//didnt RTFA
2018-01-03 02:10:34 PM  
3 votes:
I was actually considering taking up alcoholism this year. It's a change from my usual, failed, healthy new year's resolutions and not that big a deal if I don't keep it. Depending on how it goes, I make take up crack next year.
2018-01-03 01:03:11 PM  
3 votes:
I'm more likely to participate in Febrewary.
2018-01-03 09:31:24 PM  
2 votes:

ChipNASA: 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.


Good luck!
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2018-01-03 03:47:22 PM  
2 votes:

hammettman: I banked some days over the holidays as I had family in and wanted to set an example.


I followed a similar curve:

DRINKS
12/21   6
12/22   5
12/23   8 (family arrives)
12/24   I can't remember
12/25   who's counting?
12/26-12/30  I can't add all that together (I'm told family returned to their homes during that time)
12/31-1/1   0
1/2         0
1/3         (forecasting possibly two)
2018-01-03 01:10:12 PM  
2 votes:
E pen loaded with blue dream: check.
Fifth of McNaughton: check.
Fuzzy plaid bathrobe: check.
Bean bag chair: check.
Music: check.
Kindle: check.
Video games: check.

All lights are green!
Operation three day weekend is a go!

WAIT! HOLD IT! ...WE'RE IN A HOLD PEOPLE!
What? What is it? ...An article about going dry for a month? GOD DAMN IT JERRY! YOU KNOW HOW MUCH YOU JUST COST US?! Get the hell out of here! I don't want to see you in this brain untill he's back at work! And you can bet your ass this will be on your review!
*presses eyes and sighs*
OK PEOPLE, WE'RE BACK ON IN 3..2...1...
ACTION!!!
2018-01-03 12:07:09 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:06:34 PM  
2 votes:
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2018-01-03 12:03:17 PM  
2 votes:
I'm switching to Meth.

\just for January, though
2018-01-03 12:00:17 PM  
2 votes:
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 11:57:36 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:41:00 AM  
2 votes:
I'm doing it.
2018-01-04 10:16:27 AM  
1 vote:
Kramer - I'm Out!
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2018-01-03 01:05:47 PM  
1 vote:

Magnanimous_J: 151: Wish I could be the guy that could have "a couple drinks". I know I never will be.

Me neither. I can go sober or I can get hammered. That first drink flips a switch in my brain and unless I'm pressured to stop, I'll drink until I feel I've had enough.


Yup. Except I'll only stop when I run out, and only then if it's after 2am and/or I cannot physically walk the mile or so to the store.

No such thing as "enough" for me.

But I digress. I feel great, I wake up when the clock says "am" now, I get shiat done before work, and on January 1st 2019 I'll have $5,000 to blow on whatever the hell I want, instead of literally pissing away >=$13.77 every. Single. Day.
2018-01-03 12:55:06 PM  
1 vote:
But waking up next to someone you don't know is still OK?
2018-01-03 12:45:28 PM  
1 vote:

MOPAR BLUE: Rapmaster2000: F that.  The playoffs just started.

And my Falcons snuck in there to boot!!


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From the Carolina Panther Football Team.
2018-01-03 12:37:36 PM  
1 vote:

durbnpoisn: But for me, it was best to just cut it right the fark out of my life.


I just never liked it.  It felt like 'what I was supposed to do' as opposed to anything I wanted to do.  I watched three friends go from reasonably normal people to alcoholics over the course of about 4 - 5 years.  It started as drinks after work,  after about a year they weren't leaving the bar until well after midnight each night, unless their wives came and got them.

When I drank I didn't like the taste, especially beer or any hard booze, I opted for 'fru fru drinks' like a Mojito or Daiquiri.  When I got shiat for not drinking 'masculine' drinks from one of the guys I said "fark it, ya know what this shiat tastes like shiat and makes me feel like shiat, I'm out."
2018-01-03 12:34:38 PM  
1 vote:

quizzical: If people want to quit drinking for awhile, for what ever reason, more power to them; I hope they get what they need from the break.  Just don't force a stupid word for it on everyone else.


The war on booze has begun.
2018-01-03 12:22:35 PM  
1 vote:

make me some tea: I'm doing it.


me also... this is a trend?  Then I'm moving it to March.
2018-01-03 12:21:22 PM  
1 vote:

Rapmaster2000: F that.  The playoffs just started.


And my Falcons snuck in there to boot!!
2018-01-03 12:21:13 PM  
1 vote:
Stop drinking? When its -15 everyday? HAHA, eat my sack drynuary dotards.
2018-01-03 12:19:43 PM  
1 vote:

FormlessOne: 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.


This is the case with most pleasures in life. Constant stimulation means that you lose the enjoyment that comes with it. If you really want to enjoy a chocolate bar, for example, you should make a plan to eat it 3 months from now. Imagining how great the chocolate bar will taste as you deprive yourself day in and day out will ultimately bring you far more enjoyment than if you went to the store on a whim and bought a pile of chocolate bars that you ravage through in a matter of minutes this afternoon.

This book covers the subject pretty well (along with some other ways to spend money in a way that makes you happy instead of more miserable:)
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Personally, I like to go on a 'cleanse' routine once per quarter. No caffeine, no dairy, no alcohol, no red meat, no gluten, no processed foods, no sugar. It lasts two weeks, and while doing it I'm about as miserable as can be. But, at the same time, looking forward to it being over and how great all of those things will be at the end (gasp - cheddar cheese! mein gott - white bread! dios mio - beer!) makes me appreciate them that much more.

TLDR version, you don't have to be an addict to get into a rut. Nothing wrong with hitting the reset button now and again and getting out of your comfort zone.
2018-01-03 12:16:42 PM  
1 vote:
I haven't had a single drink yet this year.  I expect that to change around 7:30 tonight.
2018-01-03 12:08:25 PM  
1 vote:
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2018-01-03 12:03:19 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:00:56 PM  
1 vote:
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 11:55:39 AM  
1 vote:
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.
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2018-01-03 11:54:32 AM  
1 vote:
F that. Got some dragon stout, sam smiths chocolate stout, strawberry beer and rum and coke calling my name.
2018-01-03 11:53:42 AM  
1 vote:
I'm doing it... but only because I have a fussy two week old. So no beer for me, desire the dire need.
 
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