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  1. #27
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    still trying maybe one day

  2. #28
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    I had a great time at the convention and hope to host one here in Chicago area someday. Everyone was nice to meet and I don't remember getting out of control too much. I still have me some beers on the weekend but then again we have no kids around to worry abaout and I never drive when I'm drinking. The hangovers are a bit harder than they used to be but I think it's just getting older. I try to stay away from the hard liquor, it's just too quick of a downfall. With beer, I can enjoy the evening and not wake up wondering what I did or whom I may have pissed off.
    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?threadid=66344
    R2B4BTU

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    Your smarter than me that way Otto.

    I can drink a few beers but beer just makes me want whiskey. Then there I go.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    Talking Re: Your smarter than me that way Otto.

    Originally posted by spotts
    I can drink a few beers but beer just makes me want whiskey. Then there I go.
    ME TOO.HA

  5. #31
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    Originally posted by oil lp man
    I think its cause we're getting older. You don't see too many elderly people at keg parties.
    If you had them earlier we would go to them. You damn kids!

  6. #32
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    On a serious note. Yes alcohol can take over your life that is for sure. On the other hand it is enjoyable to have a few beers with friends and family at a party (or a convention) So I don't think I could make a total commitment to not drinking.

    As I got older I drink a LOT less. You guys should have been part of the 60's and early 70's. Very lax DWI laws. A womans place was in the home. Man, the bars were packed until 9-10 o'clock EVERY night after work.

    I guess for myself I have digress from a drunk to a social drinker. I don't drink every day any more.

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    When I say I quit

    it's the same. Quit drinkin' all the time. I'll still have some at times, like on vacation or a night out.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    Re: When I say I quit

    Originally posted by spotts
    it's the same. Quit drinkin' all the time. I'll still have some at times, like on vacation or a night out.
    Alrighty then! That is way you are suppose to drink. For a minute there I thought you found jezzzus.

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    Hey! One of these day we'll make a trip to the ocean. I plan on a few Rum Punches! LOL!
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    Re: Re: Went to a charity hockey game tonight

    Originally posted by acman17
    Originally posted by Collin
    The teams were made up of a bunch of current (out of work) and retired NHL players. I enjoyed a few cold beers in the stands while watching the game.
    Of course, being Canadian, drinking beer and watching hockey is like being American and arguing about politics.
    Was that in Victoria? How was it? I grew up with Len Barrie.
    Yup, it was in Victoria and Len was coach for the game. He has made out huge with his Bear Mountain real estate and golf project. http://www.bearmountaingolf.com/real_main.html
    The game was a typical high scoring charity event with no hitting but it was a gas taking my daughter to her first game.

  11. #37
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    Hmm

    I think this thred is timly for me. I started going to our local bowling alley after I close down. My HVAC business has done well here in Caslifornia. At the end of the day I rather injoy a few beers because of all the stress of keeping up with it all. At first it was once a week then twice, now it has been almost every night, and at least one picture of beer. I don't really drink anywhere else and I don't drink hard drinks. I worry because this is becoming a habit. I almost feel trapped I know alot of people there, and I like playing Lottery. I don't want to drink anymore but I like going, Should I just try drinking cokes or coffie, or should I just bite the bullet and avoid the place. I am old and wise enought to understand that not much good comes from drinking, but breaking this habit has been tuff.

  12. #38
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    Roncool if you are not taking away from your family. You are not hurting your business. You are enjoying the fruits of your labor then it is not the alcohol that makes you go to the bowling alley. It is the need to socialize. When you are setting in the bar all alone and are drinking your 3rd pitcher at 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon then you may have a problem.

    Try going into the bar and just drinking non-alcoholic beer and see if you have as much fun. I have a feeling that you probably will.

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