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Andrew NDB 03-07-2017 03:02 PM

Do you drink? Do you smoke?
 
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Let's take it to the polls!

Prowler 03-07-2017 03:13 PM

I average a couple of beers every 2-3 weeks or so. Other drinks are more expensive and generally stronger. I'm a lightweight, so a few beers are good enough to give me a buzz.

I don't smoke at all.

FredWolfLeonardo 03-07-2017 03:14 PM

I think this thread was done not too long before.

Anyways, I don't do either for religious reasons and have zero interest in both. There should be a poll option for abstainers.

mrmaczaps 03-07-2017 03:14 PM

Could have put an option for no on either... lol.

Never smoked. Only ever drank once or twice. I never saw the point in getting sh!tfaced.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy 03-07-2017 03:16 PM

I've yet to find a beer that has any taste. It's all just really bland pissy stuff.

Shiro Kame 03-07-2017 03:21 PM

Heck no to both. I don't want to make my life (and the others' around me) miserable over some cancer sticks or bottles. Besides, they'll stunt your life span.

Prowler 03-07-2017 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy (Post 1665916)
I've yet to find a beer that has any taste. It's all just really bland pissy stuff.

Well, what sort of beers have you tried? Because the best ones aren't those over commercialised lagers such as Heineken, Beck's, Budweiser, etc. Maybe you could try a few ales or stouts. Or try some microbreweries. There is a big interest for those nowadays. Some even say that beer is the new wine.

I might as well list my favourite beers:

Leffe Radieuse
Leffe Blonde
Leffe Bruin
Guinness Draught
Erdinger Pikantus
Super Bock
Carlsberg (guilty pleasure)

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Originally Posted by Shiro Kame (Post 1665918)
Heck no to both. I don't want to make my life (and the others' around me) miserable over some cancer sticks or bottles. Besides, they'll stunt your life span.

Drinking is fine as long as you do it in moderation. Pretty sure it's scientifically proven by now that a glass of red wine one in a while is beneficial for you. Drinking doesn't automatically equal having a bottle of whiskey per night.

plastroncafe 03-07-2017 03:27 PM

Used to be straight-edge, not so much anymore.
Can't say as I ever enjoyed a smoke, though I've tried in the past.
But I CAN say I've enjoyed a beverage or two.

Overenjoyed? Yeah, on occasion. Learning curve can be steep sometimes.
I prefer IPAs, fruity cocktails, and white wines.

ssjup81 03-07-2017 03:29 PM

Don't smoke, and may have a drink occasionally. Last thing I drank was wine back in January.

ABrown 03-07-2017 03:29 PM

I love a cold beer. But I don't smoke. Do people still smoke? This isn't the 80's any more.

Prowler 03-07-2017 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by plastroncafe (Post 1665921)
Used to be straight-edge, not so much anymore.
Can't say as I ever enjoyed a smoke, though I've tried in the past.
But I CAN say I've enjoyed a beverage or two.

Overenjoyed? Yeah, on occasion. Learning curve can be steep sometimes.
I prefer IPAs, fruity cocktails, and white wines.

It took me about 7-8 tries to actually enjoy a beer. It's definitely an acquire taste. Also, the 2nd and 3rd beers tend to taste better than the first one. Oh, and I forgot to mention: tap >>> bottle >>>>>>>>> can. Nothing worse than drinking the part closest to the bottom of the can.

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Originally Posted by ABrown (Post 1665923)
I love a cold beer. But I don't smoke, this isn't 1984 any more.

Plenty of people still smoke tobacco nowadays, though. Or perhaps just not so much in your area?

Mzx10484 03-07-2017 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy (Post 1665916)
I've yet to find a beer that has any taste. It's all just really bland pissy stuff.

Try German beer. I heard about pissy beer in the US.

Prowler 03-07-2017 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Mzx10484 (Post 1665926)
Try German beer. I heard about pissy beer in the US.

Yes, Germany has some pretty good beers, but I like Belgian ones even more. I think Belgium is the queen of beer, personally.

Although, tbh, the German beers that get exported the most, at least here, are usually from Bayern.

Wesley 03-07-2017 03:38 PM

I don't smoke or drink. Never had an interest in doing so.

plastroncafe 03-07-2017 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Prowler (Post 1665924)
It took me about 7-8 tries to actually enjoy a beer. It's definitely an acquire taste. Also, the 2nd and 3rd beers tend to taste better than the first one. Oh, and I forgot to mention: tap >>> bottle >>>>>>>>> can. Nothing worse than drinking the part closest to the bottom of the can.

Yeah, I used to specifically hate beer, but eventually I realized that the reason I hated it was because I'd only ever really been exposed to crap beer. Some trial and error later and I'd found myself cultivating a rather sizable beer snob persona.

I think it was the unfiltered wheat beers that started me off. Had a brief stop over in dark stouts, but firmly settled into IPAs. Though I have a HUGE soft spot for lambics. Especially peach lambics. Oh and hard ciders.

I can't say I entirely agree with the anti-can thing, because my favorite beer only comes in cans.
Watchusett Larry.

Katie 03-07-2017 03:39 PM

I'm a beer girl. Good beer. Not the pisswater that is mass marketed here in the US

Mzx10484 03-07-2017 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Prowler (Post 1665927)
Yes, Germany has some pretty good beers, but I like Belgian ones even more. I think Belgium is the queen of beer, personally.

Although, tbh, the German beers that get exported the most, at least here, are usually from Bayern.

And you know where Bayern is located?

Utrommaniac 03-07-2017 03:43 PM

Very moderate amounts of drinking, but it's hard to find what I like. Usually just a glass or so when I visit my mom and brother. Because they always have booze :lol: .
There's actually a cosmopolitan that I made in front of me, but man am I taking it slow, because it's not taking much to get me a little fuzzy. Plus I'm not a big vodka fan. I'm just in it for the cranberry juice.

Candy Kappa 03-07-2017 03:47 PM

I don't smoke, can't even stand the smell after my dad quit.

I drink at parties, but I don't like beer or wine, so it's all liquor and mixed drinks for me. I also like mead and sake

Prowler 03-07-2017 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Mzx10484 (Post 1665932)
And you know where Bayern is located?

Southeast Germany, bordering Austria.

IndigoErth 03-07-2017 04:04 PM

Smoke - no, never.

Drink - Only on a rare occasion and just one.

Guess I'm more the liquor sort, vodka based things mostly. I prefer things that actually taste good, along the lines of "Mike's Hard Lemonade" and similar. Nothing too fancy. A personal fave though is Applebee's White Peach Sangria. Prob the one wine based thing I like.

That drink at that restaurant it big though. Last time I had it (I think last birthday, usually the only time I even have it) I requested half the size.


We've tried some of those new-ish hard sodas back around the New Year. The orange and vanilla sodas were okay, sorta... a bit too beer/ale aftertaste for me. Last one we still had sitting around was a cherry cola that was my mom's... we finally opened it recently. Bleh. Like fermented cherry. We both had a taste and agreed to dump it out. lol We had two hard Root Beers in the fridge for a while though, I eventually had both (not in the same day); THAT one you can't even tell is alcoholic, that could be dangerous if someone didn't know. lol

MrPliggins 03-07-2017 04:09 PM

I like craft beer, and I drink about 2 to 3 a month these days. I'll have a glass of wine once in a blue moon, maybe 3 or 4 a year.

Andrew NDB 03-07-2017 04:13 PM

Wow, I can't believe I'm the only person on the whole board that smokes cigarettes.

Jester 03-07-2017 04:19 PM

"I don't smoke and I don't chew, and I don't go with girls that do."


In all seriousness never had a "want to" in regards to both smoking or drinking. Smoking took my Grandma Dunlap (fell asleep smoking and lit her chair on fire.) and smoking and drinking (both to much excess) cost my wife both her parents. Needless to say not a fan.

CyberCubed 03-07-2017 04:45 PM

No to either, my poison is soda.

I drink like 3-4 cans of either Coca Cola or Pepsi every single day. Someone told me this is just as bad as people who smoke or drink alcohol every day. Am i going to an early grave by drinking soda?

They wouldn't let kids drink it if it was bad for you, right?

TigerClaw 03-07-2017 04:53 PM

I don't drink nor smoke, The only stuff I drink are Coke or Pepsi.

Storm Eagle 03-07-2017 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Andrew NDB (Post 1665942)
Wow, I can't believe I'm the only person on the whole board that smokes cigarettes.

There was one person here who said he smokes, but I don't even know if he comes here anymore. He may have even since quit smoking.

As for me, non-smoker all the way. I've never drank either, but if I did, I wouldn't overindulge.

Prowler 03-07-2017 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by CyberCubed (Post 1665958)
No to either, my poison is soda.

I drink like 3-4 cans of either Coca Cola or Pepsi every single day. Someone told me this is just as bad as people who smoke or drink alcohol every day. Am i going to an early grave by drinking soda?

They wouldn't let kids drink it if it was bad for you, right?

People also let kids eat junk food, and that's not good for your health either.

Soda is really bad you. Also, ever heard that myth about it being great to unclog pipes? Well I remember buying a cleaning product to unclog my kitchen sink and it didn't work very well. So you know what they say about desperate times requiring desperate measure and I went out and bought two cans of Coca-Cola. I poured both down the sink, waited a few minutes and... it worked. I sh*t you not. So yeah, just imagine what that will do to your insides.

Afaik, there's literally zero benefits for drinking soda. However, they say that one glass of red wine during dinner can be good for your heart. Just like beer in moderation can be good for you. Lots of studies seem like BS and contradicting of others, but yeah, an occasional beer or glass of red wine will not shorten your life significantly.

Btw, even though I only really drink beer, some wins are fine. But wine is a bit more pricey(top quality wine, that is) and I don't have the patience to open those goddamn corked bottles.

I had a glass of whiskey once a a party(don't remember which brand) and it was OK. Quite strong. But I can't really handle overtly strong alcohol.

Btw, is it true that beer hangovers are the worst ones due to all the beer you need to drink in order ot get drunk? It's also annoying how beer makes you pe so much.

Personally, the worst hangover I've had was form vodka. I drank half a bottle of Zubrowka and holy hell I thought I was gonna die next day. Vodka tastes like **** anyway.

ToTheNines 03-07-2017 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Andrew NDB (Post 1665942)
Wow, I can't believe I'm the only person on the whole board that smokes cigarettes.

Almost everyone I work with smokes. And I find myself joining them every now and then when we're out drinking on the road. I just couldn't imagine factoring that habit into my budget.

I'm more surprised by the amount of prudes here in general. I feel for everyone with a tragic reason for being turned off by, but the rest of y'all need to cut loose.

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Originally Posted by Prowler (Post 1665967)
Btw, is it true that beer hangovers are the worst ones due to all the beer you need to drink in order ot get drunk? It's also annoying how beer makes you pe so much.

HELL no that's not true. I can drink a freakin barrel of beer and wake up just fine. Too much liquor will stifle that ass.

Prowler 03-07-2017 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by ToTheNines (Post 1665971)
Almost everyone I work with smokes. And I find myself joining them every now and then when we're out drinking on the road. I just couldn't imagine factoring that habit into my budget.

I'm more surprised by the amount of prudes here in general. I feel for everyone with a tragic reason for being turned off by, but the rest of y'all need to cut loose.



HELL no that's not true. I can drink a freakin barrel of beer and wake up just fine. Too much liquor will stifle that ass.

Thought so. But some people say beer hangovers are the worst, which I find bizarre.

One thing I find interesting about booze is ho two drinks of the exact same AVB percentage can have a variation as far as "how many it takes to get you shitfaced" goes. Sangria doesn't have a very high ABV but it can get you pretty drunk due to its high concentration. I also can drink some Heinekens and Carlsbergs and wake up fine the next day as far as beer goes, but Super Bock is a no no. It's "only" 5,2% ABV but its barley and malt is more heavily concentrated than the aforementioned two beers. Heineken is almost juice, really.

And, from my experience, after that time I had a vodka hangover NEVER again. Got a bad experience with Martini as well. I've NEVER had to puke during a beer hangover.

EDIT: wow "shitfaced" passes the censorship test :lol:

Utrommaniac 03-07-2017 05:24 PM

Honestly, I think a weird experience I had the first (and last) time I was drunk after shorts, I didn't even get hungover.

It was something like three shots of vodka, three of tequila, a shot of rum in a coke, and I woke up the next morning just fine. But I did sleep restlessly and had a single terrifying lucid dream. I think it's because I brought a bottle of water to bed with me and drank all of it. I didn't even feel sick while I was drunk. Just tired and clumsy.

Prowler 03-07-2017 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Utrommaniac (Post 1665974)
Honestly, I think a weird experience I had the first (and last) time I was drunk after shorts, I didn't even get hungover.

It was something like three shots of vodka, three of tequila, a shot of rum in a coke, and I woke up the next morning just fine. But I did sleep restlessly and had a single terrifying lucid dream. I think it's because I brought a bottle of water to bed with me and drank all of it.

I've been mastering the "tipsy but not full blown drunk" state. You knwo when you get happy and more relaxed after a few beers but then it goes away quickly and it's as if you had not drunk AT ALL. Ofc it requires some discipline since one more beer or hell only half of one can take you from a "buzzed/tipsy" state to a "next morning is hell" state.

IndigoErth 03-07-2017 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by ToTheNines (Post 1665971)
but the rest of y'all need to cut loose.

*shrug* People have different ideas of what cutting loose is, or simply no interest in doing so.

I prefer remaining a relaxed state of a clear, sound mind... No interest in purposely making my mind anything but normal. Pisses me off enough just being dizzy from a cold virus, I don't want anything else making my head weird. (edit: I even despise 'laughing gas' at the dentist because of it and won't use it.)



Between this and the other thread though, I'm kind of surprised reading other comments about losses of grandparents that were likewise contributed to smoking and drinking. :ohwell: Though I guess if they were the same or close enough generations, I guess it was the times.

Definitely some alcohol addiction on my father's side and he himself had to watch it. (Fortunately his "on call" job pretty much forced him to have to behave.) Just not really anything I have any interest in repeating.

Smoking just seems gross, and alcohol... though I don't criticize or condemn moderate drinking, it's just a dumb beverage to me and I don't get the lame fascination and obsession some have with it. Like the daughter of my mom's friend who was at one time so proud of herself for how much alcohol she thought she could handle. Um... okay... "go you," I guess? If that's what you're proud of in life, it's time to reevaluate things.


What little I will drink now and then, I drink it because I like it flavor-wise, not for what it could do to me if I drank more of it.

Prowler 03-07-2017 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by IndigoErth (Post 1665977)
*shrug* People have different ideas of what cutting loose is, or simply no interest in doing so.



Between this and the other thread though, I'm kind of surprised reading other comments about losses of grandparents that were likewise contributed to smoking and drinking. :ohwell: Though I guess if they were the same or close enough generations, I guess it was the times.

Definitely some alcohol addiction on my father's side and he himself had to watch it. (Fortunately his "on call" job pretty much forced him to have to behave.) Just not really anything I have any interest in repeating.

Smoking just seems gross, and alcohol... and, though I done criticize or condemn moderate drinking, it's just a dumb beverage to me and I don't get the lame fascination and obsession some have with it. Like the daughter of my mom's friend who was at one time so proud of herself for how much alcohol she thought she could withstand. Um... okay... "go you," I guess? If that's what you're proud of in life, it's time to reevaluate things.

My maternal grandfather had his first cigarette ever at the age of 9. Yes, nine years old. Granted it was the 30s, but still :lol: He died early in his 60s... gee no wonder.

No deaths related to alcohol abuse in my family. I couldn't imagine what it's like to live with an alcoholic. It must be hell. Plus kicking alcohol addiction is apparently even more dangerous than kicking heroin cold turkey.

IndigoErth 03-07-2017 06:03 PM

Fortunately I don't think my paternal grandfather was a bad drunk. That side seems to result in the happy sort of drunks, rather than the angry type, so there's that, I guess. If my uncle reflects how my grandfather was, then there's at least some measure of self control when responsibilities required laying off of it. (Though I know much of my uncle's habit probably stems from his own father's death to begin with.)



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Originally Posted by Andrew NDB (Post 1665942)
Wow, I can't believe I'm the only person on the whole board that smokes cigarettes.

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Prowler 03-07-2017 06:10 PM

I'm kinda surprised by that as well.. I don't keep track but so many of my classmates smoke. As do/did many people I've went to school with/worked with. It's like once you get to 10th grade smokers start popping up like mushrooms after rain.

Icebot 03-07-2017 06:22 PM

I do neither one.

MsMarvelDuckie 03-07-2017 06:31 PM

I don't smoke tobacco and can't even be AROUND anyone who smokes weed- because I'm allergic to it. Violently so, in fact. Even a faint whiff makes me almost nauseous and makes me choke and cough.

I drink on occasion, mostly wine or mixed drinks. Beer tastes like crap to me though I like mead and hard cider. I can drink vodka, rum, schnapps, or whiskey straight (hey, I'm IRISH lol) but prefer it with something else. Won't touch cognac or straight tequila though. My drinking is usually confined to one or two drinks on special occasions or holidays though when I was younger it was much more frequent. My 21st birthday I had nearly an entire 5th of vodka BY MYSELF and got plastered. Turns out, you can't DM a D&D game when you're plowed. Who knew?! :tlol:

ToTheNines 03-07-2017 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by MsMarvelDuckie (Post 1665993)
Turns out, you can't DM a D&D game when you're plowed. Who knew?! :tlol:

THIS is what I'm talking about. Nerds can party too, people.

Prowler 03-07-2017 06:41 PM

I've definitely played co-op online with friends tipsy/drunk before.


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