Since this is the NAAFI bar, how much do you drink?

#1
Being tee-total - because I've ripped the arse out of drinking over many years (I'm a propa greedy twat) - I'm always interested in hearing about other people's drinking habits.

My drinking regime was fairly extreme, hence my current abstinence; nearly two years; I don't even gargle with mouthwash that contains alcohol in it since I've drank that in tight spots; Listerine was my favourite since it had a high alcohol content; but that ended up with me being in a bad way due to the other stuff in it.

Anyway, I don't miss drinking and hopefully that'll stay this way; but I'd like to hear about your drinking habits!

Go on, make me jealous!
 
#3
as much rioja as I can possibly consume
 
#4
Drinking habit? Is that the monastic equivalent of a smoking jacket?

If so, I don't have one. But I do have a pair of "lucky" long johns.
 
#5
Getting battered in NI on bottles of vodka lead me towards the joy of smoking spliffs. Being able to control my drug intake as allowed me to experiment with a numerous amounts of different mind altering substances. I'm squiffed on booze at the moment (lager down the pub and wine back home). I feel sorry for you. You haven't got the dicipline to keep the demons under control ..........................................................you fucking wimp.....................GET WASTED AND KILL SOME FUGKER.......................................








I KNOW I DID :)
 
#6
After a very involved discussion with KP, Boots, Maka, Spaz and the dog, I reckon we drink as much as we can before vomiting, and then start all over again.

It's the law innit?
 
#7
After a very involved discussion with KP, Boots, Maka, Spaz and the dog, I reckon we drink as much as we can before vomiting, and then start all over again.

It's the law innit?
Does the dog drink too? I thought Pip was your designated driver.
 
#8
When my first born was delivered by the Stork (that margarine gets around eh?) I gave up the drink.

I was tee total for ten years, apart from Hogmanay of course - and New Years Day... and the day after.

As I was underweight and looking anorexic, I took up the drink again ten years ago.

To be honest, I haven't looked back since - why should I?

I can't remember yesterday, never mind ten years ago...
 

rampant

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#10
When my first born was delivered by the Stork (that margarine gets around eh?) I gave up the drink.

I was tee total for ten years, apart from Hogmanay of course - and New Years Day... and the day after.

As I was underweight and looking anorexic, I took up the drink again ten years ago.

To be honest, I haven't looked back since - why should I?

I can't remember yesterday, never mind ten years ago...
Didn't follow the instructions that came with the Last Tango did you Sparky hmmmmmmmm
 
#11
I stay off the booze Mon - Thu, and the next 3 days pass in a drunken / hungover haze, then repeat and rinse Thats normal adult behavior isn't it?

MB
 
#12
As for being a Regimental Piss-head many, many, many moons ago when Young Uncle V was much younger, to loosing a promising Army Career (for what it was in the 1970s), when the Colonel busted moi from Cpl to Siggy..... now that was a sobering experience. But Oi still drank like a fish for many a year more....

Now Old Uncle V is a boring old fart who hasn't had a alkie drink for over 20 years..... and hasn't had his collar felt by Old Bill for many, many years......... nor had a regualr visit to A&E to be stitched up yet again after falling down.....

Is life boring, or is life boring..... not one bit of it....... If Uncle V is pulled over for driving.... it won't be for having too many cans of Specshul Bru...... maybe for driving an overloaded vehicle..... you see UV is ever so slightly on the large size...... f'wat b'stards... some may say...... but hey..... drinking coffee, eating cakes and watching the world go by sat outside a nice 'Costas' coffee shop is better than being turffed head-first out of a Pub door once again, by a couple of burly Bouncers and told "Do not come back ye drunken tw*t...!"
 

maguire

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#13
my first job at age 16 was doing the pots ( and eventually graduating to the kitchen ) in a bar/restaurant type affair in south manchester - to say there was a drinking culture there is a bit like saying WW2 was a bit of a spat. the owner didnt care if the staff stayed back after hours till the cleaners came in in the morning, as long as you put a few quid in the till to cover what you'd had.
reached a peak around the summer of 1992 where I could quite easily put away a bottle and a half of JD's on a night out - and still not be that drunk. I quit drinking completely for 18 months at the age of 23 - I found it concentrated the mind wonderfully.
nowadays, I can take it or leave it - I certainly dont (and dont think I could) drink anywhere near as much as I used to, and I dont feel the need to either.
but for me it's always been a social thing - I remember reading somewhere or other drinking on your own is an early sign of alcoholism, and as a result it's incredibly rare for me to have one when I'm on my own. my uncle drank himself to death by his early forties, and it's a miserable, nasty way to go - both for the drinker and the people around him.
 
#14
Me and Mrs Dont drink about 6 ltrs of cheap red plonk over a weekend.
I think she looks a lot better when she is a bit blurred around the edges and she prefers to wake up with no memory of what else we got up to.
 
#15
One too many double baggers did it for me.You know that feeling right? Never ever again you think,after seeing the ugly monster lying in her own puke next to you.So I laid off the booze,and the dogs.
The downside,after half a shandy I feel quite merry.The uspside,it's a cheap night out.
 
#16
As with others, in my yoof I was quite the pisshead. Lost jobs through sleeping through the start time but being young, free and single I couldn't give a damn. Joined up and found out what real drinking was. Swaying in time with my muckers on the parade square first thing in the morning, what fun...

Marriage and children put paid to the alcohol consumption (apart from not being able to handle a screaming brat when hungover, the money for the drink soon dried up), now I can take it or leave it. Almost never drink on my own, I have a proper sesh about once a month with my mates.
 
#17
Normally, 2-3 nights per week. Fri will be a normal 6 pints of Stella or Peroni then onto the JD&Cokes / TVRs or whatever the team consensus is. Sat night prob the same, possibly preceded by a few afternoon sharpeners dependent on whether or not the rugby club has figured in my day's activities. Sun afternoon/evening - a mere bottle of red to dull the thoughts about the imminent return to work.

I'm on a dry spell at the moment (partly enforced my the medics due to a minor stomach complaint, partly due to wanting to lose a bit of pudge) and without wanting to sound smug, it feels great. Haven't touched the stuff for 3 weeks, and don't intend doing so for another month. I have lost 7lbs in weight, sleeping a lot better and generally feeling pretty damn good.
 
#18
When I arrived at my Cavalry Regiment in '87 I eventually found the true meaning of alcohol abuse. I had nothing else to spend my money on and the culture was drink & fall-over, repeat, repeat. Weekends of propping up the Sqn Bar which were interspersed with drunken staggers to the Cookhouse to fill up on stodge (and give the Sqn barman a fighting chance to have a break from almost 24hr drunken company). By the time I transferred to the RAOC I had an outrageous booze habit. It took me several years to bring it down to something resembling social normality, but I still now regularly have to go overboard on the few rare nights out with the mates.
I don't drink on a School nite (Mon-Thu) and as GM_65 says, doing the drink thing and babies/toddlers is just too much hard work.
I reckon the longest I ever been off the booze (Exercise's/Ops aside) is about 2 weeks. Sad as it sounds, the thought of not drinking for even a month without some medical reason is terrifying. As for drinking alone; I always open a bottle of wine on a Friday or Saturday night academic if the wife is in or not.
 

maguire

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#19
As for drinking alone; I always open a bottle of wine on a Friday or Saturday night academic if the wife is in or not.
sorry - certainly didnt mean to imply everyone who drinks alone is a raving boozehound - it's just something I read god knows where and it's always stuck with me. it's just me - when it comes to booze, I have to be in total control of it. I wont even entertain a hint of it being the other way around.
 
#20
Used to drink Fri/Sat in the house normally around 6-8 can's. Cut it back down to drinking either socially or once a week on a Sat being a billy no mates tend to either drink in the flat or round town myself can't say I'm a pissheid and cut right back to almost nothing the other month. I dont buy it at the supermarket when doing the weekly shopping but would just drink it if it was lying around got bottles of wine lying around that I've never opened and been there since Christmas.
 

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