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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner
    My singing and dancing skills apparently increase tenfold when I am intoxicated.
    Good one.

    BTW.....Republicans often dance around the issues.



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    I usually refrain from drinking myself to oblivion but there has been a time or two....

    Once I was quite drunk (ok it was New Year's eve) and in a club and I met a man from Iraq who didn't drink and he was ever so sweet while I yammered on about U.S. Middle East policy and sanctions, refugees, and political asylees. I remembered very little about the conversation but it ended up he was roomates with a guy I used to work with. He asked me out when I was sober the next day because he said that if I could hold that kind of conversation while drunk I must be 100 times better sober. We dated a year and a half. (This was in 1996)

    The other time I went out with one guy and we met up with two of his friends. One of his friends kept buying me shots and challenging me to drink shots on par with him. I liked him much better than my date...and after a while I went to use the restroom in the bar and figured what the heck...so when I came back to the table I told my date I liked his friend better. They almost got in a fight with my date accusing his friend of trying to steal me. It was very funny.

    OK...now that I have revealed too much of myself in past days....

    My mom who very rarely drank used to call my father from whom she was divorced on the very few occasions she had too much to drink. She used to call them her "semi-annual hate calls".

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North
    Good one.

    BTW.....Republicans often dance around the issues.



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    LOL...now that was a good one.
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    The Onion last week had a "story" in which a drunk announced to the bar that he would be "getting them all" and that they would "all see."

    I generally don't get sloshed. Last month, though, some friends and I went to a wine dinner. Boy they were pouring generously (good Mondavi wines, not plonk, either). We got pretty sloshed.

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    You've got to watch out for the quiet ones. I usually announced I had had my fill by
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    All I can say in my defense is, I didn't know the trolleys in SA quit running at 9 on Monday nights, and I'm very sorry RJ had to hold me up the whole mile back to the hotel.....

    But I sure had fun!

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    CIODIW!!!!
    Just thought evryone should be aware of htis factt. Have a good night and dont let the bedbufgs bite. Hahahaha!
    Now I understand why. It's all so clear now.
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    How did I miss this thread the first time around? Many of my posts in RTDNTOTO blonde here. ZG sent me tis image. Built envirnoment.


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    Although I never have been drunk, I have been in a few situations where I was surrounded by people who were drunk.

    One of the observations that I've had and that is not mentioned here yet is flashing.

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    Ummm yea… I have been there a time or two, or more. Worried for a bit that I had a drinking problem in college. That was fixed when I was too poor to buy beer!
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    I'm thinking about trimming all my body hair. All of it. Know what I mean?

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    My question: WHY is this such a seemingly universal expression, drawing attention to one's self in this state? Why do folks feel compelled to do this?
    Hmmm. I know what you mean. There have been times that I've been highly inebriated and have found out the next day from others - to my surprise, just how extroverted I was. But when I have acted this way it has not been with the consciousness that I'm "drawing attention" to myself. MZ touched on this in part; I think for most of us - sent through the oven of socialization, self-consciousness (which is related to inhibition) keeps us from saying and doing what our first impulses might suggest. Aside from a decrease in our motor skills and attention span, alcohol has a way of short-circuiting the parts of our brain that make us worry about what others will think of us.

    So I wouldn't view alcohol as making people "feel compelled" to draw "attention" to themselves. I think it is really the reverse - alcohol removes the blinds that we normally put up to keep our own inner light from shining too brightly on others. Alcohol then becomes (up to a point) an acceptable explanation for why one is being what would normally be considered boisterous and rowdy. I think it takes one closer to the mindset of a child not yet old enough to realize that the world doesn't revolve around him - and that is not an unreasonable perception of reality for a child to have given the extreme attention that we require and receive as vulnerable newborns.
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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    I'm thinking about trimming all my body hair. All of it. Know what I mean?
    Just do it while you are sober. BTW...it's called "manscaping"
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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    I'm thinking about trimming all my body hair. All of it. Know what I mean?
    Just go through the drive-through chemotherapy unit. You will lose it all.....and I really mean all.



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    My absolute worst drinking incident was on my 22nd birthday. It was a saturday, and I worked all day at the university library, so I had hardly had anything to eat. My roomates and my boyfriend (now my husband) wanted to take me out right after I got home, and kept plowing me with long islands, which wasn't a good idea on an empty stomach. By 10:00 I was already completely sloshed. I was too dizzy to even consider walking to the bathroom at the bar, so I was picking up the empty plastic cups stacked at our table and puking into them one by one. I vaguely remember people looking at me in disgust. So, my friends helped me out the door and down the street to my roomate's car. My boyfriend and I were sitting in the backseat when I looked at him, and threw up right into his face. Man, it was awful. We had only met less to two months earlier. I can't believe he stayed with me after that. But he does hate when I tell that story.

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    Quote Originally posted by cch
    By 10:00 I was already completely sloshed. I was too dizzy to even consider walking to the bathroom at the bar, so I was picking up the empty plastic cups stacked at our table and puking into them one by one. I vaguely remember people looking at me in disgust.
    I remember you!!! Was this at a bar on Division between Rush and Dearborn?
    Surely it had to be you, as people in Chicago are ordinarially classy as my Algonquin based sister tells me.
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