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Old 04-02-2016, 06:59   #46
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Re: Ever give up Booze?

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I had a nightmare alcoholic girlfriend once that drank.
I asked her why she drank........

she said it was to make stupid people more interesting........
she also thought all people were stupid......
Was she looking directly at you while playing with her cooking knives when she delivered this?

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Old 04-02-2016, 07:00   #47
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Ahhh... sorry mate.. did not realise you were Muslim..
Women are not allowed Guy Friends with you lot.. are they..??
Now thats funny
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:03   #48
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Re: Ever give up Booze?

Sorry for the buzzkill post.
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:13   #49
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Ahhh... sorry mate.. did not realise you were Muslim..
Women are not allowed Guy Friends with you lot.. are they..??
HA! No offense in any way... I ASSURE YOU!
GF GF's are frowned upon...

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Guy Friends
Good Friends...
so many gf meanings, and yet you lot choose the most iffy one...
but, then, this is the playground, isnt it?? good thing i donot wear braids or pigtails and that you all donot have ink wells...


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Although I prefer Bourbon over Scotch I completely appreciate your sentiment.
Bourbon has always been #1... Manhattans are not quite as boaty as Mai Tais tho...

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Now thats funny
Waaahhhh??? Me being Muslim? Or not a drinker...

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Sorry for the buzzkill post.
No buzzkill here crabby !!!
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:24   #50
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Re: Ever give up Booze?

The only problem with alcohol is that it tends to make people think that they are much more interesting and smarter than they really are.
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:38   #51
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Zee... you ask why I drink so much..
Simple answer is... Because I can..
And.. I'll sometimes say no.. Because I can..
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The only problem with alcohol is that it tends to make people think that they are much more interesting and smarter than they really are.
Got to know some Canadian live-aboard's wintering opposite me in Poole UK a few years back.. his verdict on me after their 1st week there was..
"Phil.. you're a lot more interesting than you look..!!"
Mind.. he was a teetotaller so must have known what he was talking about..
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Re: Ever give up Booze?

I gave up booze!

Last night from 2:30am until I regained consciousness at 8am.


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Re: Ever give up Booze?

I don't drink while I sail for the same reason I wouldn't drink if I drove (yep, two boats, no car...go figure).

I will partake of a sundowner while tied off to a dock. On the hook, that's less likely and would depend on a believable forecast. I tend to wake up aboard if the "boat sounds" change or halyards start tinking; I don't like the idea of a rum-induced trance that would interfere with that. This is strictly because if I'm going to make any serious lapses in seamanship, I want to be stone-cold sober!

So the more I sail, the less I drink. Sailing is cutting into my drinking. It has made me realize, however, how much some inhabitants of "Margaritaville" can put away, but then ex-pats on islands are drinkers who happen to own boats, more often than not, than sailors who happen to drink.
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Re: Ever give up Booze?

"My wife and I never drink when we're underway"

I agree with this totally, excessive booze has no place behind the "wheel"! A drink or a beer might be O.K., but preferably staying dry is better.
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The only problem with alcohol is that it tends to make people think that they are much more interesting and smarter than they really are.
... And think they can dance.😑
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Re: Ever give up Booze?

I've never been much of a drinker but I'm thinking of taking it up as a new hobby. Any advice? Not sure I can afford it though on my cruising budget.


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I like to put that little twist to most things I do..

So you're saying that you are twisted?
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Re: Ever give up Booze?

I started drinking every day in the ninth grade, the only year I ever got straight A's. Then, with in a year I began taking all manner of drugs ( I was about a half hour hitch hiking from Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood in 1967 thru 1970), with a particular emphasis on psychedelic drugs. Then I quit all that when I graduated high school ( with the offer of a full scholarship by the way) and went to work in the family construction company. I started drinking every evening then and consumed about a 5th of Johnny Walker Black almost every night for about 35 years. A few times I would quit for a few months or so when I would work 80 or 90 hour weeks. So I decided I was not an alcoholic, as I never missed it when it was inconvenient. After my 3rd back surgery I was faced with a lifetime of endless pain killers, and I don't like the alcohol opioid combo pack, so I don't drink anymore for about 7 years now. I was smoking and eating a lot of pot after that but now the US government will not allow me, according to Dr. Amit Gupta, to smoke and get Norco, so he upped my dose of opioids by 33% to cover the painkilling effects of the pot. We are actually in the process of relocating to Mexico where although it is harder to get painkillers, and they seem to have more side effects, I can at least get more than a months supply at a time, so we can continue to cruise our boat, and they don't care if I use marijuana to lower my opioid dosage. What I really wanted to say here is I wish they made Near Scotch, because I miss the taste a lot. I used to make a series of nice Edinborough Ice Teas, as I called them on a hot afternoon, and tell my friends that scotch went good with waffles ( which it turned out it did) and I really wish I was physically fit enough to taste it again. I was given a couple of bottles of Johnny Walker Blue as going away presents when we left cruising a couple of years ago and still have 1 and a 1/2 left. That's all folks
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Tayana-42 Don't do it you could end up like Liam Wald and Elk said and worse you might want to show everyone how well you can dance!
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