Drinking on a school night...

Do you?

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17/06/2012 at 15:54

don't drink at all any more - I stopped when I was pregnant with my first child and never started again. As I am always either getting up the next day for work or for a run, then I don't ever drink


17/06/2012 at 16:01

I don't go to school anymore and drinking doesn't feel that naughty, more like stuffing your face with junk.

Don't get me wrong, I do drink but I like to drink and enjoy the drink, it maybe only one pint or a glass of wine but that's all I can handle so it's all I'll drink and I want to do it when I know that I can sit back and take pleasure from it.


17/06/2012 at 16:19

I will have the occasional glass but I really hate getting drunk now. I hate feeling sick and it just makes me feel like crap for days afterwards.

17/06/2012 at 16:41

Don't drink during the week but sometimes have a glass or 2 at most on a Friday night. Long run on a Sunday morning has put a stop to any wild Saturday nights out. I can get away with a glass but no more otherwise the first 2 miles are too much like hard work.

17/06/2012 at 16:57

We'll share a bottle of wine tonight, roast dinner & wine is a sunday ritual. but that's pretty much all I drink all week.

I can cope with a couple of glasses on a school night, what i can't cope with is a late night! 

17/06/2012 at 17:05

i used to be a big week end drinker then i had to stop in january for 12 weeks due to depression which thankfully the running has cured i now have ocasional sessions like friday night which made me feel like crap yesterday and as said it efects my sunday long runs too i didnt get a good mile until mile 6 today grrr so im defo having a month off of drink leading up to my 1st hm in august i think it realy is an evil poison .

17/06/2012 at 17:08
Not usually on a Sunday night but I have usually reaquainted myself with the SB bottle by Thursday night. Couple of glasses doesn't have much effect the next morning. Late nights make me grumpy next morning.

I work in a sector where alcohol is very much the norm at conferences etc. there's an expectation that people will socialise into the wee small hours and still be up bright and shiney for the next days work. That I cannot do any more. I trotted off to bed at 11 at last weeks one and took a lot more ribbing next day than the ones with crashing hangovers who looked like they'd just been dug up.

I cannot quite remember when I got old and sensible

However on hols so no school tomorrow, I can hear the gin bottle calling .....
17/06/2012 at 17:32
I can't drink beer or lager, body just cannot process it and I am ill for days with anything more than a half pint. Posh gin with fever tree tonic, wedge of line, couple of lumps ..... drink of the Gods.
17/06/2012 at 17:52
Bitter lemon is something best forgotten. My student drink of choice was vodka & lime ..... yuk!
Ultra AJH    pirate
17/06/2012 at 18:01
Southern comfort and lemonade :-/ I drank that for years. I have no idea why.

To the topic. I'll have a couple of beers on a school night. Depends on training the next day.

When I worked in banking it was quite rare to go in not hungover, which I now find terrible, but it got me thru
Booo    pirate
17/06/2012 at 18:12

Like others, I don't drink anymore (was getting rather good at it!!), just got bored with it, so now will have the (very) occassional sip of Mrs C's wine if she has a particular nice bottle, or pint of cold lager on a hot day, but otherwise don't really bother anymore, and to be honest don't miss it at all.


My student days tipple(s) of choice was either Stella, our own home brew 'lager' (absolutely lethal and probably illegal for alcohol content alone), or something called a '16valve turbo charged bad sister' .. (pernod, cointreau, creme de menthe and vodka) ... bloomin' gorgeous but turns your wee green !!!


17/06/2012 at 19:03
17/06/2012 at 19:04

  Liar, liar pants on fire

17/06/2012 at 19:24

I really fancy a Stella after reading this

But down to do 15 miles tomorrow so maybe not.

It all depends on what I'm expected to do the next day. If it's just an endless debug run then I'll happily pre-drink for it, if I have to code something new, or communicate with an actual human, I might be more sensible.

17/06/2012 at 19:46

ok being fathers day ive gone out and treated my self to 4 kronenbourg 1664 that will be it till next saturday when me and mrs s go away for a hotel break then ive promised my self a month free from it until my birthday on the 22nd of july see how it goes

17/06/2012 at 20:45

Drinks4U is still open

17/06/2012 at 20:50

Having once worked in a London pub full-time for 3 years and now being a runner any desire to "be a drinker" has been killed off

Now I reserve my drinking for meals with friends, parties, and after drinks (after the cinema, after the concert etc) and these happen just often enough to be special and not routine.

If you want to drink the night before work fine, but dont as I have experienced come in with a hangover or sleep deprived and take it out on others.

I will smack you if you try









Edited: 17/06/2012 at 20:55
17/06/2012 at 20:56

I am off work for 7 months - I'm on the cocktails tonight.

There's definitely something rather subversive about feeling slightly pi**ed on a Sunday night 

I'm not a great drinker though - could happily give it up completely if I had to .

(Excuse me while I refill my glass).

17/06/2012 at 21:57

Pretty much gave up drinking at 18 when sat in a police cell until the early hours waiting to be released -(am 52 now)  finally ended up with a £20 fine which was not far off a weeks wages then and the equivalent of John Terry being fined around £150K!!!-

Thanks to Chris Brasher and John Disley I discovered running eaarly in the 1980s and never really looked back - will have the odd glass of wine if well chilled or a cold lager but only had two alcoholic drinks last year and none so far this year,  

Tommygun2    pirate
17/06/2012 at 22:36

I seem to be in the minority here....I like a drink in fact just got back from a meal out (farthers Day) one bottle of red and a  couple of pints feel ok though. I do also some time get a bit pissed during the week if the moment grabs me. Not quite so much these days I guess as I don't particularly enjoy going to work hungover but it still happens.

Did not go to uni so I don't have a student drink but I did used to drink snakebite and black in my twenties

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