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PCollen

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The ads don't bother me. They never forced me to drink, something I did to excess as part of being "normal" for my family. I've outlived them all (parents, brother, sister). None lived to within 5 years of where I am now. I miss them all. I'm the only one who stopped, 30 years ago this August. And man, life is beautiful!!!
I enjoy a dram of bourbon in the afternoon once in awhile. But I've found that too much, too late , or too often make me prone t getting night time leg cramps, so I take it very easy. A 5th will last me 2-3 weeks on average.. I might buy one a month. I drink beer, maybe 2-3 a week...Kona is usually on BOGO at the local Publix.
 

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Wow - I'm going to have to report this to the NZ Mussel Protection League, there are surely regulations preventing mussels (green-lipped or otherwise) having their fatty acids removed against their will.

Seen here in their natural habitat, with no artisanal bespokery involved, luxuriating in the pristine tap water of New Zealand:
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That is an envious price for mussels.
It reminds me of the months I spent in Sydney a few years ago visiting my brother, only it was ultra cheap oysters.
I had half a dozen for breakfast every day for 3 months.
I now wonder about my mercury levels, maybe I could get a job sticking my finger up peoples backsides to check their temperature.
 

graybeard65

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Yesterday made 16 years for me.

Near the end of my drinking I was being 'fiscally responsible' buying a nice bottle of Big Bear - served in a nice glass though. Mmmm...
Thank you for sharing your courage, strength, and hope - congrats on the anniversary, and my prayers for many more -

Fellow FOBW
 

telemnemonics

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We still have a few of the old red ones here, usually in rural areas. They tend to be converted into emergency defibrillator stations.

The glass ones were still around back when I was drinking, a bit draughty but that was the least of my problems on wakening up smelling of more than one persons urine.
Scotland has self service defibrillators?
Wow!
 

telemnemonics

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Let me state emphatically, I detest cigarettes but enjoy beer, red wine, and a (very) occasional cocktail.

But it's funny to me that you can advertise hard liquor, beer etc on TV in the US, but cigarette ads are banned. Guess the alcohol lobby has more juice.
Or the booze industry has the sense to just target adults while the tobacco industry can’t keep its hooks out of the kiddies?
 

telemnemonics

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Yesterday made 16 years for me.

Near the end of my drinking I was being 'fiscally responsible' buying a nice bottle of Big Bear - served in a nice glass though. Mmmm...
Congratulations!
I had missed this post and rejoined pages later.
Getting a coin at a meeting?
I’m coming up on 24 years May 13 and expect I’ll celebrate at my home group, which is half full of guys from a nearby rehab the jails supply with a steady stream of the irresponsible.
One of them will probably take over my job as group treasurer this week, nice for me and shows that the programs work.
Not by sitting doing nothing though, any more that visiting GC once a week magically makes us into guitar players!
 

ChicknPickn

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Congratulations!
I had missed this post and rejoined pages later.
Getting a coin at a meeting?
I’m coming up on 24 years May 13 and expect I’ll celebrate at my home group, which is half full of guys from a nearby rehab the jails supply with a steady stream of the irresponsible.
One of them will probably take over my job as group treasurer this week, nice for me and shows that the programs work.
Not by sitting doing nothing though, any more that visiting GC once a week magically makes us into guitar players!
Fantastic! Many congrats. We truly are everywhere.
 

Chicago Matt

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I enjoy a dram of bourbon in the afternoon once in awhile. But I've found that too much, too late , or too often make me prone t getting night time leg cramps, so I take it very easy. A 5th will last me 2-3 weeks on average.. I might buy one a month. I drink beer, maybe 2-3 a week...Kona is usually on BOGO at the local Publix.
Sounds like you're in control, my friend. My hat's off to you. Please understand I'm not against drinking. It's just that the way I'm wired, one dram is not an option. I NEVER stopped at one dram of anything. When I drank, a fifth of scotch MIGHT last me 2 days, not counting the other stuff. Moderate drinking is something I've just never understood. When I finally admitted that a little over 29 years ago, and put the "plug in the jug", everything in my life changed, and it keeps getting better.
 

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Thank you for sharing your courage, strength, and hope - congrats on the anniversary, and my prayers for many more -

Fellow FOBW
Congratulations!
I had missed this post and rejoined pages later.
Getting a coin at a meeting?
I’m coming up on 24 years May 13 and expect I’ll celebrate at my home group, which is half full of guys from a nearby rehab the jails supply with a steady stream of the irresponsible.
One of them will probably take over my job as group treasurer this week, nice for me and shows that the programs work.
Not by sitting doing nothing though, any more that visiting GC once a week magically makes us into guitar players!
Thank you friends. It’s been a while since I was at a meeting. I met some good people there though. When I found myself suddenly a single dad it cut down on my attendance. My daughter has been my motivation to quit and stay that way. Add some social anxiety and I have become more of a recluse in the last 10 years than anything else.
 

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I see more ads for new meds that may kill you followed by ads for lawyers suing over new meds that killed people.
You’ve noticed that too.

The liquor ads don’t bother me, although I tend to agree with the South Park video, a few pages back, because these ads tend to no longer advertise the product, but instead, try to project a lifestyle and try to convince viewers that drinking their brand of hooch gives you identity. That is absolutely bogus, but it sure works on the young and vulnerable.
 

telemnemonics

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Kind of illustrates the obedience of consumers who see instructions over and over on TV and other media, telling us all the stuff we need to purchase for successful recreation.
As I recall my misspent youth, we didn’t need recreation products as many hours a day as modern commercial based recreation directs.
Even as a fool who drank too much, we didn’t drink in the afternoon, that only started at night.
Seems like beers today are required (or suggested) for all recreation, not just at night.
 
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trev333

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many venues/pubs here have bands on sat/sun afternoons which get pretty busy during summer at the beach.

afternoon BBQ's are popular as well.....

afternoon drinking doesn't mean starting then and carrying on until midnight.... you can just have a few beers/drinks over a few hours watching a band and socialising and be home by dark if you want..;)
 

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Thank you friends. It’s been a while since I was at a meeting. I met some good people there though. When I found myself suddenly a single dad it cut down on my attendance. My daughter has been my motivation to quit and stay that way. Add some social anxiety and I have become more of a recluse in the last 10 years than anything else.
I was in a similar situation with health for a good while before March 2020 then in response to global events Zoom came along.
I've been globetrotting for the past couple of years from my chair.
It even meant getting back in touch with the guy who helped me in the door but had moved back to BC when he retired.
If anything, my circle of folks has got much larger.
If your needing any logins PM me.
 

Nogoodnamesleft

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AED - automatic emergency defibrillator. We have them at work too.

On another note, no beer ad today can top my favourite:

 

Nogoodnamesleft

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I was in a similar situation with health for a good while before March 2020 then in response to global events Zoom came along.
I've been globetrotting for the past couple of years from my chair.
It even meant getting back in touch with the guy who helped me in the door but had moved back to BC when he retired.
If anything, my circle of folks has got much larger.
If your needing any logins PM me.
Thank you! That sounds right up my alley.
 

DekeDog

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I look forward to cannabis commercials here in South Cackalacky, but alas, not likely in my lifetime. However, we do love our booze here in the Bible Belt!
 

Synchro

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Kind of illustrates the obedience of consumers who see instructions over and over on TV and other media, telling us all the stuff we need to purchase for successful recreation.
As I recall my misspent youth, we didn’t need recreation products as many hours a day as modern commercial based recreation directs.
Even as a fool who drank too much, we didn’t drink in the afternoon, that only started at night.
Seems like beers today are required (or suggested) for all recreation, not just at night.
I actually used to have a sticker on the camper shell on my pickup that said: Dare to Disobey Your Television. When I moved out of my parents house and established my own household, my TV broke a few weeks later and I couldn’t afford to have it repaired. Within two weeks, I found that I couldn’t stand to be in the presence of television, and to this day, I don’t watch conventional (broadcast, cable, satellite) television. I watch selected YouTube videos and documentaries, but I find the advertising on conventional TV appalling.
 




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