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Posted on 02-26-18 06:31:23 AM Link | Quote
There was a phase where I'd indulge every once in a while (once or twice a week I guess) but I've pretty much gotten past it, I guess.

It pretty much just leads to me falling asleep and not really doing anything that night half the time anyway, so what's the point
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Posted on 02-26-18 05:59:30 PM Link | Quote
I had two glasses of red wine last night, and they were very nice. I thought they'd go nicely with dinner (they did). I wanted to have more, because it was so lovely, but I'm still a nursing mother and that's my limit, no matter how delicious the wine is.

I agree that alcohol can be very dangerous, btw. Like, there's a lot of really shitty stuff that happens because people abuse alcohol, because they binge drink, because people develop alcoholism. There is a lot of violence on Saturday nights because people get drunk and fighty. There are car accidents. There are people who hide in cupboards and drink in secret. There's fetal alcohol syndrome. There's a lot of bad shit associated with alcohol and I totally understand people being down on it.
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Posted on 02-27-18 12:30:27 PM Link | Quote
Oh, right, wine. I think having a (small) glass of wine is probably the least offensive way to have alcohol, and I've had that myself a few times (but again, over 11 years ago now; don't tell anyone )

But that particular thing has been spoiled for me by people who very much abused that concept
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Posted on 02-27-18 04:40:35 PM Link | Quote
Over here in the Netherlands it used to be legal to drink at 16 up until a few years ago (18, nowadays) and I started a year earlier than that; honestly, I feel 16 is a pretty good lower limit, though the culture around the whole thing absolutely matters as well.

At the end of the day though... alcohol is a drug (however socially accepted), and like anything else that alters your state of mind it requires responsible usage, more than anything else. If you can't trust yourself to stop or take measures to make yourself stop once you've had enough, don't, basically.

... of course, being partial to drinking straight up vodka, I maaaay not be the best example of that myself either.
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Posted on 02-27-18 05:01:44 PM Link | Quote
Usually if I'm going to drink something neat it'll be soju. I do love me some of that Korean bathroom cleaner.
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Posted on 02-28-18 04:56:01 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
Oh, right, wine. I think having a (small) glass of wine is probably the least offensive way to have alcohol, and I've had that myself a few times (but again, over 11 years ago now; don't tell anyone )

But that particular thing has been spoiled for me by people who very much abused that concept

This makes me sad for you, and angry at whoever abused that concept.

I dunno, to me good food, good wine, and good company are one of life's great little pleasures. Not for the alcohol itself, but for the pairing of flavours and smells, the way it elevates both the meal and the drink. The act of sharing both the wine and the food with friends or family, of enjoying their enjoyment as well as yours, the lively conversation. I'm sorry that someone abused that whole idea.
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Posted on 03-07-18 07:26:31 PM Link | Quote
My inner gourmet loves the way you put that, Tarale. I feel the same way, especially when I'm marrying into a family of Italians.

Still, that's as far as I go as alcohol is concerned. Let's just say family history outlaws the hard stuff.
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