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Old 03-07-2011, 04:50 PM   #21
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Is it considered drinking if you just have a beer or two with dinner? If so, not sure if I could go a whole year.

If we're talking "drinking" as in getting so loaded that you pass out on your buddy's kitchen counter, with your feet in the sink, then sure that's easy.

If I quit drinking for a year, I'd definitely lose a good 20lbs or more.
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:54 PM   #22
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I believe any amount of consumption is considered drinking in this particular thread... Not just to incredible excess
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:26 AM   #23
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Well I went dry for about 7 months last year when i was in Iraq. I missed beer, but I wasn't 'hurting'. And while I missed the drinking of delicious homebrew, I also missed the hobby itself. Suffice to say my brew schedule is planned out for the rest of the year.

When I left, I stopped in Qatar for a night and was allowed to get 2 drinks. I got a Guinness and a Leffe Blonde. I was so upset, they tasted absolutely horrid to me. I was worried my pallette lost the love for beer because these are two beers I have enjoyed in the past. But not to fear, I got home and made up a batch of my house ale. I have to say, it was like tasting my first homebrew all over again. Glorious.

So could I do it? Yes. But like others, I would never choose to give it up.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:56 AM   #24
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my willpower is strong enough, that I don't have to torture myself like that just to find out.

'course, after I'm incarcerated for disorderly manslaughter (tm), when someone steals my beer, then YES, I can.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:06 PM   #25
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Nope, ain't gonna happen.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:12 AM   #26
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I'd rather give up work...
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:17 AM   #27
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Seems like you would have better lucky asking people to go without oxygen for a year... Or maybe to not use any kind of deodorant for a full year...
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:23 AM   #28
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let's compromise, I'll see if I can go without BUYING beer for a year.

(close enough?)
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:26 AM   #29
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let's compromise, I'll see if I can go without BUYING beer for a year.

(close enough?)
Sounds like a decent compromise to me... Also means that if someone else is buying, you can drink whatever...
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:06 AM   #30
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Just to prove to myself I could, then NO, I would not do it. However, I have gone without it for over a year before due to medical reasons. Didn't like it but.....

 
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