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dat - Posted - 05/16/2014:  09:27:59


 a friend of mine used to home brew, he bottled some wrong, or to soon, or something, he said one night he thought somebody was shooting outside, his bottle caps stated blowing off.



he called his brew lucky dog, you drink one you feel lucky, you drink two and you feel like a dog

OM45GE - Posted - 05/16/2014:  10:10:28


LOL. My dad did the same thing when I was a kid. The bottles started blowing the caps off and some of the bottles shattered as I recall. He had several dozen on shelves in the basement which was where our pantry was. . He went down there with a .22 pistol and shot all the bottles that hadn't popped yet. I was about six years old and found it all very exciting.

DeanT - Posted - 05/16/2014:  12:12:43


I grew up in a teetotaler house how exciting

OM45GE - Posted - 05/16/2014:  12:56:52


My parents liked to entertain. Definitely not boring, but not necessarily better.

DeanT - Posted - 05/16/2014:  19:05:39


The first time I ever drank was when my friend and I got into his Dad's liquor cabinet. We drank a few swigs of Southern Comfort. It was a few hours before I dared ride my bike...

chuckv97 - Posted - 05/16/2014:  21:38:20


"Drinking just gives me amnesia"........Steve Goodman

OM45GE - Posted - 05/17/2014:  04:59:52


Who was it that said, "I don't have a drinking problem, I drink, I get drunk, I fall down, no problem!"?

ErikH - Posted - 05/17/2014:  05:45:30


Was it Frank Sinatra that said "I feel sorry for people that don't drink, because when they wake up in the morning, that's the best they are going to feel all day"?

OM45GE - Posted - 05/17/2014:  06:31:18


Or Dean Martin who said you're not really drunk if you can lie on the sidewalk without holding on.

dat - Posted - 05/17/2014:  07:41:50


my first drink was grape flavored malt duck when I was about 5 or 6 my bro in law was back from Vietnam and drank a lot of what ever he could get cheap, we got into his cooler,  after that I didn't drink untill about 12 when a beer now and then was nice after working outside mowing and stacking lumber   by the time I was 16 I was a drunk, went from beer to Early Times, or what ever, then Jim Beam, and beer, lots of beer.  I guess I was a functioning alcoholic from there on.  work home, a few beers (8 to 18)  then back to work, weekends I broke loose and would drink a case or more a day, hunting trips beer a half gallon of jim beam and a couple of cases would get me through the weekend.  then I woke up when I was 34 and realized I was married with two kids at home.    I like beer, but I don't like to get drunk anymore.

OM45GE - Posted - 05/17/2014:  09:43:26


I used to party hardy too but just don't like the results. I have a beer or two or glass of Scotch on the weekend but that's about it, nothing during the week.  

dat - Posted - 05/17/2014:  10:01:37


I just like it to much, I still like it, but I can stop after a couple now where not long ago a couple was just getting primed enough to get started

DeanT - Posted - 05/17/2014:  14:03:25


I woke up and my wife and kids were gone. I checked into AA 23 years ago. I quit, the x wife didn't. She didn't survive. It killed her in 2004. 

chuckv97 - Posted - 05/17/2014:  21:04:01


Sorry to hear that Dean. I had a similar experience- became a Bill W friend 22 years ago. My ex was more of a pill addict,as I was also, and she got cancer from smoking,,passed 9 years ago. We divorced in the early 90's,but remained friends mostly due to our two daughters. She ended up so toxic from the opiates that I think her immune system was too run down. Anyway,that's the way it goes with addictions- some people can't seem to find a strong enough desire to quit and get into recovery.

DeanT - Posted - 05/17/2014:  23:54:45


Mine never could admit it, right up to the end. To her, I was always the one with "a problem". She liked her dope and coke too. According to family that was near her, her last days were pretty intense. 

OM45GE - Posted - 05/19/2014:  05:54:54


Amazing how addicts can turn everyone else into the cause of all their problems. The book, "The Merry Go Round of Denial" describes the dynamics well.

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 05/19/2014:  07:51:34


I talk a lot about drinking but really never been a big drinker. My parents drank too much and it was hard. Sometimes dinner wasn't until 10pm because they were still enjoying their drinks, sometimes they could barely walk straight, there were times when I was stuck in an awkward situation with friends but didn't feel like I could call home for a ride because I didn't know if Dad was sober or not....

I drink now, but really sporadically. Sometimes I'll have a drink every night for a couple weeks, sometimes I'll go a month or more without drinking. If things are stressful at work I won't let myself drink at all because I don't want to feel like I'm relying on it to relax me. That was what really got my parents. When things were bad (and there were some bad times when I was in high school) they'd drink more.

Neither of my sisters drink either. I guess my younger sister will occasionally have a glass of wine if it's sort of a social event, but that's about it.

I do enjoy the occasional glass (and sometimes it's a big glass!) but I definitely am not a big drinker.

dat - Posted - 05/19/2014:  10:20:29


I have a sister that enjoys wine, my brother will still drink anything, he said if he didn't learn anything else in the military, he learned how to drink,  I like beer, it makes me a jolly good fellow  big

DeanT - Posted - 05/19/2014:  16:09:28


I think I'm the only one in my family that's ever drank anything stronger than Root Beer

OM45GE - Posted - 05/19/2014:  16:54:05


That sure doesn't describe my family.

chuckv97 - Posted - 05/19/2014:  21:11:09


There's times I really miss the buzz and carefree feeling from having a few,especially at parties. But I know one will send me on my way again. Just like smoking- I quit about 15 years ago,and I know I can't have even a couple of puffs. "One is too many,and a thousand isn't enough" as they say. Anyway,I usually don't even think about it anymore- the cravings are gone.

DeanT - Posted - 05/19/2014:  23:04:05


23 years later and I still have cravings... but they are like wisps that are gone in an instant. If I ever have a terminal illness, bring on the whiskey and cigarettes

ErikH - Posted - 05/20/2014:  02:29:43


I was never really an every day drinker, but when I was in my 20's, I used to go out often on weeknights.  It was not unusual for us to polish off a 12 pack each before hitting the bars; that way we didn't spend as much at the tavern.



Nowadays, I'll have a couple of beers or a whiskey or two on weekends.  I almost never drink during the week.  I have a 17 year old stepson and I try to set the good example by drinking responsibly.  

OM45GE - Posted - 05/20/2014:  06:33:58


I do the same because of my 13 year old. I don't want him to see me acting like I saw my folks act.

dat - Posted - 05/20/2014:  10:30:24


my bride has a niece (I guess I do too)  that will get liquored up anywhere she goes, but  you never see her drink, she keeps a stash bottle somewhere, 

OM45GE - Posted - 05/20/2014:  10:57:20


I had a secretary at a trucking company I was managing who I fired for poor performance. After I let her go another woman in the office asked me if I was fed up with the secretary's drinking. I had no idea she drank at all, but the woman swore Joyce was a serious drunk. I never saw her with anything but a cup of coffee, which she drank all day long. A couple of months later we were rearranging the offices and I went to clean out her desk and found her bottle of creamer that she used in her coffee. I figured it was badly spoiled and went to pour it down the sink. It turned out to be about 50% vodka.

dat - Posted - 05/20/2014:  14:42:51


I don't think vodka spoils, unless you drop the bottle

ErikH - Posted - 05/20/2014:  15:16:10


I remember a guy telling me about a friend who's brother had a serious drinking problem.  They thought they collected everything out of the house, but they knew he was still drinking and couldn't figure out where he was hiding it.  Turned out he had a rolled up garden hose hanging in the garage that was full of vodka.

DeanT - Posted - 05/20/2014:  15:27:58


I used to put it in the water bottles on my bike. 

chuckv97 - Posted - 05/20/2014:  19:36:45


I'd be drunk when I hid a bottle or two,then the next day I'd forgotten where I hid them.

DeanT - Posted - 05/20/2014:  23:04:33


I'm amazed how easy it is to smell booze on someone... and to think we thought we had everyone fooled

ErikH - Posted - 05/21/2014:  02:26:49


I can smell it on some people, others not so much.  Most of the people I know nowadays that are heavy drinkers limit it to non-working hours, though.

OM45GE - Posted - 05/21/2014:  02:48:19


I used to work with a guy (now sober) who had a strip of tape on his windshield that he would line up with the centerlines on the road so he could stay on his side of the road when he was driving drunk.

DeanT - Posted - 05/21/2014:  05:39:27


I paid for one of our city's guard rails 30 years ago. I still cringe when I drive past it almost every week. My old Dodge Polara was a total. 

dat - Posted - 05/21/2014:  07:41:09


30 years and it's still there, at least you pair for quality work

chuckv97 - Posted - 05/21/2014:  08:40:23


That's a good "remember when" , Dean. I've got a big scar on my forehead to remind me....lol

OM45GE - Posted - 05/21/2014:  09:58:24


I try to forget my "remember whens"/\.

DeanT - Posted - 05/21/2014:  10:33:57


Oh yeah, I've got the scar too... in the form of a hair-lip... 6 external stitches and 12 internal stitches. I used to cover it with a mustache, but now I don't care.

chuckv97 - Posted - 05/21/2014:  11:46:45


Yeah,too late for growing my eyebrows long and combing them up and back over my forehead to cover the scar. To save embarrassment ,I've told some people I got it from playing hockey. Haha

dat - Posted - 05/21/2014:  12:09:05


once I turned 40, my eyebrows started growing enough to comb, 

ErikH - Posted - 05/21/2014:  17:20:51


It was some of the "don't remembers" that I cringe about today.  There were plenty of times I woke up in my own bed, couldn't remember how I got there; I'd have to look outside for my car to see if I'd driven home.  The car would always be there, and would always be parked straight. 

DeanT - Posted - 05/21/2014:  17:46:25


It worse when you wake up and it's not your own bed.

OM45GE - Posted - 05/21/2014:  18:00:18


A friend of mine woke up and the door of his car was missing. It had been snowing when he left the bar and he couldn't be bothered to clean off the windows. We think he was holding the door open and tore it off on the light post it was lying next to when we found it. He drove home seven miles without a door in a snowstorm. 

DeanT - Posted - 05/21/2014:  23:03:16


At least the alcohol kept him nice and warm

OM45GE - Posted - 05/22/2014:  03:57:47


He didn't even remember where he had been drinking. 

DeanT - Posted - 05/22/2014:  05:54:47


I've had to go back to my favorite bars to find my car. No idea who took me home. Glad those days are long gone

OM45GE - Posted - 05/22/2014:  06:10:20


Me too. 

dat - Posted - 05/22/2014:  06:33:45


yeah, the good ol days, glad I lived through 'em

OM45GE - Posted - 05/22/2014:  07:22:17


Too many of mi amigos didn't. 

dat - Posted - 05/22/2014:  10:46:16


looking back it reminds me of that Bobby Bare song "the Winner"   we made it through but still we're paying the price now



He said now you see these bright white smilin' teeth. you know they ain't my own

Mine rolled away like Chicklets down the street in San Antone

But I left that person cursin', nursin' seven broken bones

And he only broke ah three of mine, that makes me the winner.



He said, now behind this grin I got a steel pin that holds my jaw in place

A trophy of my most successful motorcycle race

And each morning when I wake and touch this scar across my face

It reminds me of all I got by bein' a winner.



Now this broken back was the dyin' act of a handsome Harry Clay

That sticky Cincinnati night I stole his wife away

But that woman she gets uglier and she gets meaner every day

But I got her boy, that's what makes me a winner.



He said, you gotta speak loud when you challenge me son,

'Cause it's hard for me to hear

With this twisted neck and these migraine pains and this big ole cauliflower ear

And if it wasn't for this glass eye of mine, why, I'd shed a happy tear

To think of all that you gonna get by bein' a winner.



I got arthritic elbows boy, I got dislocated knees

From pickin' fights with thunderstorms and chargin' into trees

And my nose been broke so often I might lose if I sneeze

And son, you say you still wanna be a winner?



 

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