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Originally posted by killer b killer b wrote:

Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

I remember you getting punched in the face, that didn't look very joyful Ouch
I wasn't punched, it was all my own work (with the help of a gravel path. I think).

That was a (the) low point, and you're right to point it out. But while I've no plans on going back I think it's ok to recognise there's a kind of freewheeling joy that is much less possible in the absence of booze (or drugs). 

Cheers Mr B! It doesn't feel very long tbh, and has been much easier than I anticipated. You just have to keep on saying 'no thanks', it turned out. 


I remember you posting the photo of your broken jaw, it did seem like a positive turning point.
Good that saying 'no thanks' worked rather than you having to fill some kind of void.
I don't drink heavily nowadays, for decades weekends would start on a Thursday through to Sunday, Monday was always an irritable argumentative depression, in bed by 6pm, 12hours of restless sleep, hazy Tuesday, productive Wednesday then Woohoo! weekend. This maybe the *freewheeling you mentioned.
Having the exhausting time demands of an offspring put paid to all that for me and im glad it did, although i can still enjoy/look forward to a drink at the weekend ive had enough by the 2nd or 3rd, anymore than this and the hangover outweighs any enjoyment and i just don't have much of a social-life that evolves around intoxication these days.
*I think the 'freewheeling joy' only appertains when you have the metabolic rate of a sub-40 year old.
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Oh, there's the void as well, and I've had to learn lots of new ways to fill it. But everything starts at 'no thanks'. 
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I rarely drink these days too. My wife has recently struggled with some alcohol issues but thankfully seems out the other side (fingers crossed). The upshot of this is I don't drink at home and to be honest I barely miss it.

Like double0 , my weekends were pretty similarly booze (& non-legal high filled) which fatherhood ended.

These evenings i'm happy with an occasional session at the gym and a cup of tea
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I think your waistline (in addition to your liver and jaw) has been grateful for the abstinence killer b, further reason to celebrate temperance.
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My plan to become an alcoholic was tragically derailed when I developed an allergy to beer that caused me to sneeze and hiccup simultaneously and uncontrollably after a half pint. Not a pretty look and definitely a conversation killer.

Wine just leads to pulsing sinus headaches.

When recreational weed is legalized in Canada this October, I'll be sure to mark the occasion with asthmatic wheezing as the neighbours ramp up their consumption on the front porch. (Is it my imagination or does the magic herb stink more than it used to?)

For the time being, my void-fillers are interesting music, dogs that smile back at me, beautifully crafted footwear, beefy denim (of course!), and dark chocolate. And, yes Mr. Black, a nice cup of well-brewed tea in the evening doesn't suck either.

So, I agree, killer. It all starts with "no thanks." That clears up space for the "more please" items.

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I can't drink wine either, makes me super dehydrated and headachey.

Its not your imagination the herb stinks much more, there was a time up to the mid 90's when all you could get was 'bushweed' poor quality, grown outdoors and super-compressed for import and usually full of seeds, failing this would be hard cannabis resin (rocky) which you would burn on a pin and crumble into your joint or slightly better quality would be red-seal/Lebanese black which was the consistency of plasticine. Non of the above were particularly strong smelling.
All this imported nonsense came to an abrupt end with the onset of hydroponically grown weed (the stinky shit)
Nowadays weed connoisseurs are geekier than denim-heads, the plant genus has been split into sativa, indica, hybrid's ect which give different effects/benefits.
The scary shit (i think) is the synthetic-weed which is manufactured in (often) Chinese labs by spraying synthetic THC (and god only knows what else) onto plant matter. A hardened cannabis user friend of mine (who incidentally is on a madical-marijuana program) accidentally had some of this synthetic-shit just before Christmas dinner at his girlfriends parents house, flipped out and had to phone the NHS drugs helpline, as i said earlier today "we would be fucked without them" and often fucked with them LOL
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I kinda miss that old weed/leb. Has skunk completely killed it off, or just make it harder to find?

Funny story- a guy I used to know when I was a youth thought he was very street and urban (despite us all being utterly middle class suburban types) went to Ladbroke Grove with full swagger on, asked a couple of likely looking fellas If they were selling any โ€˜drawโ€™,. They went off and came back with the stuff and off we went all excited. Turned out they sold him a little piece of wood wrapped up in cling film.

We never let him live it down ๐Ÿ˜‚
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I don't think anyone really imports resin into the country anymore - the risks are much higher than having a hydro grow here.
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I went to the local hydroponics warehouse recently to buy some 100ml plastic syringes for injecting liquid silicone into a mould, i was asking the owner/manager how shady his customers get and do folks actually walk through the door and say "i want to cultivate weed, what do i need?" he said it was alsorts of peeps and yes they often do. What i found amusing... quite a few of his customers are farmers who grow enormous vegetables competitively he sells them intensive fertilizers and grow lamps, he said that world is shrouded in much more secrecy than any cannabis market.
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Arctic Monkeys - I cannot understand how anyone could like them. One of the few bands to make background music painful listening.
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