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Do you ever get drunk?

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Do you ever get drunk?

Postby emondhavi » Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:58 pm

Given how much drinking we all do, I wonder:

Do you ever get drunk?

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Postby Lawrence » Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:21 pm

Frankly, I can't remember.
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Postby Tom » Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:24 pm

Eh, I dont understand the question.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:35 pm

I'm not as think as you drunk I am.

To answer the question, only rarely, and I'm usually sorry. Of course, my definition of "drunk" may not be the same as a police officer's.
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Postby Iain » Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:42 pm

Mr T, are you insinuating police officers are in denial?
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Postby nicholtl » Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:28 pm

Are you kidding? Every weekend!
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Postby hpulley » Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:30 pm

Not anymore. I don't want my kids to see me like that! Tipsy once in a while, sure, and I have more at a tasting event than I would at home but falling down or praying to the porcelain god? Not anymore.

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Postby nicholtl » Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:31 pm

hpulley wrote:...praying to the porcelain god?
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Ahh, He and I have a very close relationship indeed...
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:12 pm

Nichy, if we didn't already know that you were just a young pup, we could have guessed.
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Postby bamber » Fri Nov 25, 2005 12:23 am

Tipsy but not drunk.
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Postby mar_mcdo » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:11 am

im still a student.......what can i say?!
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Postby Lord_Pfaffin » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:35 am

Cost is somewhat steep for me to get to Shickerraiyaville so usually take the off-ramp at Slightlyblasteroberg. :wink:
Of course i always enjoy my whisky with some Mother Nature, so that adds a whole other dimention. :arrow: :shock: :lol:
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Fri Nov 25, 2005 2:00 am

Sometimes, but usually from wine, seldom from whisky. I think the water content is higher in whisky!
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Postby Admiral » Fri Nov 25, 2005 3:27 am

The last time I was actually off my nut was at the Expo session of the 2003 Australian Malt Whisky Convention.

24 drams (many cask strength) within a single 2 hour session, and no spittoon! :roll:
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Postby Elliot » Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:50 am

nicholtl wrote:
hpulley wrote:...praying to the porcelain god?
Harry


Ahh, He and I have a very close relationship indeed...


Vomiting? Of course not. I'm just genuflecting.
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Postby MGillespie » Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:08 am

Guilty as charged...but I know that I have to be responsible, since I walk a very thin line when it comes to the tolerance of my whisky drinking on the part of certain loved ones...

That means I try to keep my intake down to reasonable levels and remain well-behaved. Notice that I did say "try". ;)

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:09 am

The problem with whisky heaves is that there's nothing there. You need to throw some beer down for volume.
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Postby MGillespie » Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:11 am

From my limited experience with whisky heaves, I seem to have no trouble with volume, both in quantity and in sound level... :oops:

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Postby Badmonkey » Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:12 am

Do I ever!

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Postby bond » Fri Nov 25, 2005 10:48 am

I have thrown up twice in the decade or so that I have been drinking. Strangely, on both occassions it has been after I woke up the following morning. :shock:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:30 pm

Not so strange, bond. On the rare occasion when I have drunk to egregious excess, it's the next day that I pay.
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Postby jimidrammer » Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:08 am

Never gotten drunk to the point of getting sick since I started Single Malts. Lots of beer in my 20's that never seemed to teach me a lesson. I didn't drink much at all in my 30's. Enjoying my 40's most thoroughly. :wink:
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Postby Froagi » Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:18 am

I must have learned something from the days of wine and beer consumption. worst I've encountered with good Scotch is a morning headache. I'd like to give Scotch the credit but I think actually I learned from the earlier mistakes.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Nov 26, 2005 7:51 am

I think most of us have learned with experience to drink better, and drink less. When I have a glass of something really good in my hand, whether it's beer, whisky, calvados, port, or whatever, I'm not often in a hurry to throw it down.
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Postby Crispy Critter » Sat Nov 26, 2005 7:53 am

Once in a while I like to get plastered, but I normally prefer one to three drams, two being typical.

I find that I'm most likely to get snockered if I'm drinking a 40 percenter; stronger spirits encourage me to sip slowly. There's no way I could slug down a shot of Stagg or A'Bunadh. :shock: Even if it's just strongly flavored without a very high ABV (think Ardbeg 10yo), the rule for me is to sip and enjoy.
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:41 am

Admiral wrote:24 drams (many cask strength) within a single 2 hour session, and no spittoon! :roll:

Aussies spitting out alcohol , now there's a thought thats never crossed my mind !
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Postby JWFokker » Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:54 am

I've actually never been drunk. A bit wobbly a couple times, yes, but never incoherent or even close to physically ill. A few times I've felt it the next day, but combining a few drinks with sleep deprivation will usually have that effect.
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Postby Nock » Sat Nov 26, 2005 10:03 am

I am with JWFokker

I have never been drunk, just a bit wobbly a few times.
The truth is I hate the feeling of a buzz. So once it starts I stop drinking and go for water. :?

I think I just don't like the feeling of being out of control mentally.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Nov 26, 2005 7:25 pm

Again, I think a highway patrolman with a breathylizer will have a different definition of "drunk" from many of us. In fact, I wonder if we perhaps have different definitions among us.
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Postby Scotchio » Sat Nov 26, 2005 10:21 pm

Never on Scotch and never at home.
to break these rules would cause the most immense hangover.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:26 am

Only a few times and not recently - need to consult the oracle though................................

Ahem.... Mrs C has a different view on things!


Just as well she didn't know me in my early 20s. A few meaty tales.
woke up in the Meadows (folk who know Edinburgh know where I am) at dawn, layered in dew and freezing my wotsits off. Hands in to pockets of jacket and low and behold, breakfast - two congealed kebabs. MM mh! I had been at a party - tequila!

At that point I started to grow up..............well, you know...sort of 8)
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Postby Frodo » Sun Nov 27, 2005 12:12 pm

Must have been Cuervo. Anything quality would have had you reclining in a seat of luxury looking up at the heavens.
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Postby STella » Sun Nov 27, 2005 4:26 pm

Last time was in the Bowmore Hotel. Drinking with the locals, great bunch made to feel at home each time we have stayed on the island.

Any way far too much Ardbeg 10. Singles become doubles,became just poor a bit in became another bottle, became a very green, rough ferry journey back the next morning. In side the ferry in the warmth not good. Outside in the wind and rain much better.

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Postby lyn_nickerson » Mon Nov 28, 2005 4:57 am

Elliot wrote:
nicholtl wrote:
hpulley wrote:...praying to the porcelain god?
Harry


Ahh, He and I have a very close relationship indeed...


Vomiting? Of course not. I'm just genuflecting.



My sentiments exactly.
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Postby jeffk » Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:16 am

I'm pretty loaded right now ;)
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