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General Discussion / Re: Giving up the demon drink
« Last post by GeoffA on Yesterday at 11:08:10 PM »
Geof, with respect, I think that on this thread, that's exactly what it is. Fine on any other thread, but I submit not on this one.
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OK Keith, but like I said earlier, I haven't noticed any ridiculing.
A light post is not ridicule IMO, but there hasn't been too many of those either.
Most that mention their consumption habits have been talking about times gone by.

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General Discussion / Re: Giving up the demon drink
« Last post by gronk on Yesterday at 10:44:34 PM »

But if you cant control it, it will control you.

Cheers Glen

So true. And what a few here are saying, if you are unable to control it, don't do it.


BTW, I gave up that disgusting smoking habit 30 yrs ago..!!  ;D
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General Discussion / Re: Giving up the demon drink
« Last post by KeithB on Yesterday at 10:41:59 PM »
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"Anyone who feels the need to ridicule these brave folks by boating about their own drinking......."
I haven't seen anything like that, Keith.

Geof, with respect, I think that on this thread, that's exactly what it is. Fine on any other thread, but I submit not on this one.

Smoking is my kryptonite. I wish I can give those up. I hate smoking, but the feeling of a durrie in the morning with coffee is great.
Drinking, smoking are both addictive, and I will admit, I am also an addict. And as an addict, I know how hard it is for some one to give something up. I wish them all the best. I wish there was an AA equivalent for smokers.

Hey Seadoo, I am a nicotine addict as well. Five years ago I switched to vaping. I had to kiss a lot of frogs with various types of gear and had to try a lot of Shitty mixtures to get something that suited me. But I haven't looked back.  I was on 25 a day and my chest cleared up in two weeks plus my sense of taste and smell returned.  Nobody would say that vaping is good for you, but the experts in the UK say it reduces the health risk by 95 per cent. I now mix my own juice and can choose the nicotine content and flavour to suit myself. And it's about  ten percent (at most) of the cost of bloody Winfield Blues. PM me if you want details.

Thanks Glen. Your post came is as I was writing this one.

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference"....

I believe in everything in moderation my friends.
Dont spoil it with excess or austerity. Life's too short.
But if you cant control it, it will control you.

Cheers Glen

Gotta love that Serenity Prayer. On reflection, maybe moderation should be exercised in moderation.

Thanks everyone.
Keith
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General Discussion / Re: Giving up the demon drink
« Last post by glenm64 on Yesterday at 10:28:29 PM »
"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference"

Sort of sums it up, regardless of your beliefs.

I grew up more worried more about what my mates thought, rather than what I actually valued. Drank too much, did lots if stuff I shouldn't have. I grew up with little parental guidance or communication.
When I had kids, it was a time for personal reflection. I didnt want them just going along with what everyone else did, drinking, drugs, bullying or anything else. I was determined for them to think for themselves, and give them the courage to stand up to their peers and say NO. ( I was actually ashamed of how weak a person I use to be)
Im proud of my 2 sons, they're far from perfect, yet able to make me feel a lesser man. They drink less than me, have never done drugs, have an great relationship with both Elaine and myself (she has to take most the credit) and stand by what they believe.
For myself, Ive cut down on the days I drink. Not drinking on work days at first was a challenge. To fill the void wasnt easy. Old habits as they say. But now it has become the norm.

I believe in everything in moderation my friends.
Dont spoil it with excess or austerity. Life's too short.
But if you cant control it, it will control you.

Cheers Glen

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General Discussion / Re: Giving up the demon drink
« Last post by GeoffA on Yesterday at 09:53:18 PM »
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Anyone who feels the need to ridicule these brave folks by boating about their own drinking.......

I haven't seen anything like that, Keith.
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General Discussion / Re: Giving up the demon drink
« Last post by SEADOO on Yesterday at 09:35:02 PM »
My 2c worth.

I have never been a drinker, but I don pt mind an ice cold great northern in the shed with a mate. I'm usually done after 3 or 4.

I use to "get on the piss with me mates" when younger, but I think they call that binge drinking. I have never seen the point of getting fkd up, then spend Saturday and Sunday laying on the couch. I've had mates promise to help me move, or help me with something and end up not showing and left me hanging. Why? Because they decided to get on the piss.

Smoking is my kryptonite. I wish I can give those up. I hate smoking, but the feeling of a durrie in the morning with coffee is great.

Drinking, smoking are both addictive, and I will admit, I am also an addict. And as an addict, I know how hard it is for some one to give something up. I wish them all the best. I wish there was an AA equivalent for smokers.
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General Discussion / Re: Giving up the demon drink
« Last post by KeithB on Yesterday at 09:27:03 PM »
Thanks Gronk. I appreciate that. Yours and Bigfish's posts came across, at least to me, as a bit defensive. Last year we had 44 pages of "The drunk thread". I think there were also 9 pages for whiskey drinkers.

This is the only thread for people who have had enough of what booze has done to them and would like to, firstly, to share their experiences and, secondly, to learn from others. Or maybe moderate their drinking rather than giving it away. These are the folks who have got out the old Viagra eye drops and had a good hard look at themselves. I have found some of their stories to be quite moving and others most entertaining.

Anyone who feels the need to ridicule these brave folks by boating about their own drinking should start another thread. Either that or get those eye drops out.

Keith
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General Discussion / Re: Funny Youtube clips
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doesnt it get some pace up !!!!!!!!!!!

always put the hand brake on, even if you're upside down..
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General Classifieds / Re: Waeco CFX95 Fridge Freezer for sale
« Last post by lloydus67 on Yesterday at 08:42:26 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Last post by gronk on Yesterday at 08:30:51 PM »

Poor wording on my part. Correct, built as a race car, but only used as an 05 display car.  Miedecke has the Aussie built Dencar Sierra.  The 2nd Rouse car was written off by the the late Barry Sheen in testing.  Hastily rebuilt and then crushed to avoid paying import taxes?

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I was only going by the report on Speedcafe. Miedecke says the 2 Sierras were bought from Rouse in England and Miedecke owns one and the other one is in the hands of a british collector !
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