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>7 drinks/ week and usually > 2 drinks per occasion 65 26.42%
>7 drinks/ week and usually 2 or fewer drinks per occasion 35 14.23%
7 or fewer drinks/ week and usually > 2 drinks per occasion 16 6.50%
7 or fewer drinks / week and usually 2 or fewer drinks per occasion 87 35.37%
I don't drink alcohol 43 17.48%
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Old 01-27-2007, 03:58 PM   #41
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And, I've been to Denny's in Japan. It's weird.
I'll second that. I ate in a Denny's in Tokyo. It's much more upscale than in the USA, kind of a classy place that you might do a low end business deal. Filled with people in business attire. I remember it having a modern minimalist decor with lots of frosted glass and expensive surfaces. Like most restaurants in Tokyo, the menu was very heavy on steaks. I had a thin but filling steak and I remember being adventurous and ordering some drink with Lychee. I think my meal was about $25.

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Old 12-12-2010, 05:57 PM   #42
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I just found this old thread to revive. I just voted too: "7 or less a week".

I drink wine, beer, and also hard liquor. However, I do not have a habit of having a drink every day, or at every dinner. I can go 1 or 2 weeks without drinking, if there is no special occasion for it. However, on rare occasions, I can drink a lot.

One time, we were entertaining two other couples for dinner. As my wife did not drink at all, there were 5 drinkers including myself. From 6PM to near midnight, we emptied 6 bottles of wine, then switched to Cognac (French brandy) and cleaned off 1 and 1/2 bottles. I didn't know how the other people fared, but I was fine the next morning.

I am sure the other couples still remember fondly of that dinner. We might have to do that again some time.
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Hmmm...I can't believe I missed this thread way back then.

Heh...maybe I was tipsy...
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Hmmm...I can't believe I missed this thread way back then.

Heh...maybe I was tipsy...
Same here as far as missing the thread.
I usually stick to lite beer and keep a wine box of Sangria in the frig. Summer favorite is Mike's Hard Lemonade in black cherry, lime, and cranberry flavors.
I don't drink hard liquor unless it's a holiday or I'm in the mood for a vodka & cranberry.
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I don't drink hard liquor unless it's a holiday or I'm in the mood for a vodka & cranberry.
Hmmm, I pretty much only drink hard liquor these days. I guess I just want to 'git 'er done'!
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I usually have a couple of drinks a week, almost always on the week-end. So far this week I have had exactly one Tanqueray and diet tonic water, consumed last night when I got in from a day of running all over creation on a holiday house tour with a friend of mine.
I will occasionally drink a draft beer when out with friends. I like India Pale Ales and also dark fairly bitter beers. Favorite red wine is a Pinot Noir and favorite white probably sauvignon blanc. I like an occasional spicy Bloody Mary or a Bellini cocktail, also a martini or cosmopolitan (all consumed in restaurants as I would not bother to mix something like this at home). Stuff like a chocolate martini or alcoholic coffee drinks do not appeal to me at all. I love very dry champagne but have not indulged in years as what comes in the little single serve bottles also does not appeal to me.
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I missed the thread too. But I was still working and January was my busiest month of the year. Glad those days are over.
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I missed the thread too. But I was still working and January was my busiest month of the year. Glad those days are over.
Yeah...I joined in Dec 06, was not w*rking...but still missed it. I guess I was shy back in the day.

Yes Dawg...it feels good to be retired...
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In searching old threads on smoking and drinking, I also found this old thread of yours: Want to stop smoking

Still not smoking, are you, my dear?
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Yeah...I joined in Dec 06, was not w*rking...but still missed it. I guess I was shy back in the day.

Yes Dawg...it feels good to be retired...
I think drinking adds pleasure to life. In my case, mostly wine at dinner or an oyster bar/sushi bar. On Friday nights if we haven't gone TGIF at a Happy Hour, my GF likes to have a bourbon at home. Creates the right funtime atmosphere.

I had a short time in college where I got blotto from time to time, but I cut that out fast. I do not like to be mentally or physically dulled.

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I usually only have a couple drinks per week these days. Have to make up for all the excess consumption from my younger days. I like bourbon in the winter, beer in the summer and margaritas in Mexico.
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In searching old threads on smoking and drinking, I also found this old thread of yours: Want to stop smoking

Still not smoking, are you, my dear?
Diggin' up sins, are ya?

Well, to be honest, I've faltered a time or two, but I'm basically 'clean'. These days smoking/not smoking is the last thing on my mind.

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I think drinking adds pleasure to life. In my case, mostly wine at dinner or an oyster bar/sushi bar. On Friday nights if we haven't gone TGIF at a Happy Hour, my GF likes to have a bourbon at home. Creates the right funtime atmosphere.

I had a short time in college where I got blotto from time to time, but I cut that out fast. I do not like to be mentally or physically dulled.

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Creates the right funtime atmosphere....I love the sound of that scenario.

No more blotto days for bbbamI. Just a soft, warm feeling seems to do the trick.
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I enjoy a glass or two of wine most evenings . I haven't had hard liquor except for margarita once a year . I occasionally drink beer especially when cooking ribs since you need half a bottle for marinating in the interest of LBYM I can't just toss the other half down the drain .
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Normally one drink/night - but a stout one - tip and count to 4 with the plastic hard liquor restrictors. January the last maybe 10 years I take off. No drinking at all, no excuses, no errors.
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I'm not a teetotaler but I'm probably closer to the "7 drinks per year" category...
me too. As far as ethanol goes I'm a real lightweight. About all I ever have is wine with a festive dinner or when eating at a restaurant, and only a small glass (or half a large one at most). My intake of distilled spirits is limited to whatever gets poured over the fruitcake.
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Quit drinking 20+ years ago, I found it was easier to quit than self-moderate.

Besides, I get enough infractions posting while sober...
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In the 'spirit' of the thread and also the holiday, I submit the following for your, er, enjoyment.



Back to the poll. Don't drink, but if you average the consumption in my 30s, on a life-time average, guess I'd be considered a moderate drinker
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I'm not a teetotaler but I'm probably closer to the "7 drinks per year" category...
That would be the amount I drink, too.
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If you haven't already, try a manzanilla sherry. Very nice, and usually bone dry.
Being a non-drinker, I canīt comment on that. But here in Spain we pride orselves in those spirits
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Put me in the don't drink now, but above average for my short lifetime.

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