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  1. #26
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    I'm just cutting back alcohol. I'm not a stoner anyways.

    Quote Originally Posted by bagtagley View Post
    Who comes up with this shit? You’re not gonna drink at the Halloween party and on Halloween night? I gotta at least be good and stoned to tolerate ToT and it’s not like I’m turning down a free drink from the bar wagon.

    Sobruary, people! It’s after the holidays, and it’s short.
    If I make it to the 31st, I don't think having a drink that night ruins or negates the whole month.

    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    Oh, and pro-tip, if you think that your drinking is at a level where you should dry out for a month? Then maybe you need to cut down on a more permanent basis.
    Having a good grasp of the obvious does not make you pro in any way, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berko View Post
    IDK what to think about these things. Functionally, a 1/12 reduction of your intake probably doesnt really make a difference in your overall risk reduction, but having an enforced break can expose some inconvenient truths.
    Again, it's a recalibration and reflection. If I go back to 100% on Nov 1st it was all pointless.

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    Nothing wrong with recalibration and reflection. Just do it. Why make it a thing? And why make it public?

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    To quote Ozzy, “sobriety sucks”.


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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    If I make it to the 31st, I don't think having a drink that night ruins or negates the whole month.
    Quitter

    We also have a traditional Halloween party we attend the weekend before. I’m not much of a drinker, but I typically let loose for that one. COVID is gonna save me from the Saturday Halloween this year. I don’t remember much from the last one, but I do remember that tequila and whiskey mixed together tastes like shit.
    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofro261 View Post
    I tried to get on board with this Sober October last year but per my Mrs. "Yeah, not we're making that a thing."
    Drunk syntax made perfect sense to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    Nothing wrong with recalibration and reflection. Just do it. Why make it a thing? And why make it public?
    Well, maybe you don't have a grasp of the obvious like I thought you did.


    Quote Originally Posted by bagtagley View Post
    Quitter

    We also have a traditional Halloween party we attend the weekend before. I’m not much of a drinker, but I typically let loose for that one. COVID is gonna save me from the Saturday Halloween this year. I don’t remember much from the last one, but I do remember that tequila and whiskey mixed together tastes like shit.
    Halloween is the biggest holiday of the year in our house, but it's a bummer all the parties including ours will be cancelled.

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    October is possibly the worst month to abstain from alcohol for me. It is peak of the bird season and after a good day of chasing birds with my dog or even cutting firewood having a whisk(e)y by the fire in the evening is one of the great pleasures of the fall.


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    I always wonder how much people must drink to feel like they need to take a month off.

    It seems like an unnecessary thing to do if you drink in moderation, even if you do so regularly, but maybe I'm wrong. I suppose we'll find out in a few decades.
    I remember a bottomless freedom...

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    Closing in on two years no drinky. I’m done with that shit
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    Quote Originally Posted by bagtagley View Post
    Who comes up with this shit? You’re not gonna drink at the Halloween party and on Halloween night? I gotta at least be good and stoned to tolerate ToT and it’s not like I’m turning down a free drink from the bar wagon.

    Sobruary, people! It’s after the holidays, and it’s short.
    #nailedit

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    IME its gona take > a month of substance free existance to feel any difference , i think it was closer to 6 months but i did feel different

    At parties I would gravitate to the other 1 or 2 people who were not drinking for undrunk conversation, i would usually wana go home by midnight when things are just getting very drunk
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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentUnicorn View Post
    This post doesn’t sound sober


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    Nailed it.
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    If you were even remotely hardcore you woulda done Dry July, too...

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    Sober October

    I'll weigh in with my vote:

    Piss off.

    I wasn't going to have a beer this afternoon but now I am out of principal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berko View Post
    having an enforced break can expose some inconvenient truths.
    Precisely why I'll never do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    Nothing wrong with recalibration and reflection.
    That's why Mom Nature gave us these
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    Quote Originally Posted by EWG View Post
    I'll weigh in with my vote:

    Piss off.

    I wasn't going to have a beer this afternoon but now I am out of principal.
    Your point would be driven home better if it wasn't still September. Cheers!

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    Touche

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuco View Post
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    nice little beaut you got there, picked at the peak of freshness. golden teacher?

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    Sorry mang, but you hardly qualify as a pro for tip-giving purposes if you only consume a coupla drinks a month. Leave to those who actually imbibe.

    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    Oh, and pro-tip, if you think that your drinking is at a level where you should dry out for a month? Then maybe you need to cut down on a more permanent basis.
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    I'm about to wrap up a Sober September. Drinking was getting kind of out of hand. I might continue through october and reevaluate after that.
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    Ah, it was this time last year that I woke up in the woods with no clothes on. That occasioned an involuntary sober october. Fuck that.
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    When one of my friends was asked why he does sober October he said “y’all were born skinny” I laughed but needless to say taking a break from something is never a bad thing in my opinion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bagtagley View Post
    Oxytober has a nice ring to it.
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    Fentanyl February is really gonna thin the herd out

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiLyft View Post
    When one of my friends was asked why he does sober October he said “y’all were born skinny” I laughed but needless to say taking a break from something is never a bad thing in my opinion.


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    No nut guy here ^^^

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