Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Community > MacNN Lounge > how much do ya'll drink?

View Poll Results: how much do you drink?
Poll Options:
More than 2 drinks per day 14 votes (21.54%)
2 drinks per day 4 votes (6.15%)
1 drink per day 5 votes (7.69%)
4 drinks per week 5 votes (7.69%)
1 drink per week 7 votes (10.77%)
less than 1 drink per week 30 votes (46.15%)
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll
how much do ya'll drink?
Thread Tools
rogermugs
Dedicated MacNNer
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: over there
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 07:38 AM
 
I've hit about a drink/day (occasionally 2). But I didn't really drink at all in college and as a married dude I'm starting to wonder if this is normal or not...

just curious
     
MacosNerd
Professional Poster
Join Date: Jun 2007
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 07:47 AM
 
You missed an option. Some of us don't drink at all, which doesn't really fit the less then 1 drink per week category.
     
Uncle Doof
Senior User
Join Date: Jun 2008
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 07:48 AM
 
Ummm.. Define "drink". Are we talking cups of coffee? Bottles of Bud? Magnums of Champagne?
If you don't want to be eaten, stop acting like food
     
Dakar the Fourth
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In the hearts and minds of MacNNers
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 08:12 AM
 
My mind is really having trouble getting past the "ya'll"
     
moep
Senior User
Join Date: Nov 2003
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 08:43 AM
 
Originally Posted by MacosNerd View Post
You missed an option. Some of us don't drink at all, which doesn't really fit the less then 1 drink per week category.
+1
"The road to success is dotted with the most tempting parking spaces."
     
mattyb
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Standing on the shoulders of giants
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 08:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by MacosNerd View Post
You missed an option. Some of us don't drink at all, which doesn't really fit the less then 1 drink per week category.
AA huh? Good luck brother.
     
voodoo
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Salamanca, España
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 08:56 AM
 
I don't have a regular drinking schedule. I drink with friends when we go out, but not always. If I drink it's usually on fridays or saturdays. I don't have a beer with food or wine, preferring water - but it's no rule.

I'm very ambivalent about drinking, but very particular as to what I drink.
I could take Sean Connery in a fight... I could definitely take him.
     
Cipher13
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2000
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 09:04 AM
 
Mmm, beer.
     
andreas_g4
Professional Poster
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: adequate, thanks.
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 09:37 AM
 
I only drink when I have to leave the house.
     
moep
Senior User
Join Date: Nov 2003
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 09:47 AM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
AA huh? Good luck brother.
You have to be an ex-alcoholic to drink less than a drink per week, if that is what you are implying.

I personally don’t drink any alcohol during the week (I can’t stand beer and seldomly drink wine, only combined with excellent food).

Granted I do sometimes get completely smashed at a good party with free cocktails and shots but thats the exception (4 times a year maybe?).

I’ll just take the one-year average and vote <1 week.
"The road to success is dotted with the most tempting parking spaces."
     
Laminar
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Iowa, how long can this be? Does it really ruin the left column spacing?
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 09:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by MacosNerd View Post
You missed an option. Some of us don't drink at all, which doesn't really fit the less then 1 drink per week category.
Actually, time I checked with Math, zero was less than one, so zero drinks per week WOULD fit in that category!
     
calverson
Mac Elite
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 09:54 AM
 
Back in the day I used to have a beer when I woke up each afternoon, sometimes a shot of something.

But since I turned 12, I only drink on weekends.
     
calverson
Mac Elite
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 09:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Actually, time I checked with Math, zero was less than one, so zero drinks per week WOULD fit in that category!
     
calverson
Mac Elite
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 09:58 AM
 
When I go to a club I tend to have more than 4 drinks... The question should be "how many times do you drink a week" or something like that.
     
Railroader
Banned
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Indy.
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 11:49 AM
 
Why oh why cannot you people understand the need for public polls? Seriously. Dude.

This year: zero (which = "less than 1 drink per week")
Lifetime: probably close to "More than 2 drinks per day"*

*No, I am not an alcoholic and never had problems with alcohol. Just gluttonous.
     
sek929
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 12:26 PM
 
Mostly have a beer after work, sometimes not, but I make up for it on the weekends.

I'd say an average of a beer a day.
     
MacosNerd
Professional Poster
Join Date: Jun 2007
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 01:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
AA huh? Good luck brother.
You know, just because I choose not to drink means I'm an alcoholic Its a personal choice.
     
Chuckit
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 01:46 PM
 
Some religions forbid drinking alcohol.

As for me, I seldom drink, but if I'm going to on a particular day, it will be a lot more than one.
Chuck
___
"Instead of either 'multi-talented' or 'multitalented' use 'bisexual'."
     
Jawbone54
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Louisiana
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 02:01 PM
 
Super Bowl Sundays are celebrated at my church. We set up a massive TV outdoors, and everyone comes in, tailgates, drinks a few beers, and generally has an awesome time together.



Except not really.
( Last edited by Jawbone54; Aug 5, 2008 at 02:37 PM. )
     
Gankdawg
Professional Poster
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Pacific Northwest
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 02:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
Some religions forbid drinking alcohol.
.....but don't have any problem with chili cheese fries dipped in ranch. or sugary soda. or grande lattes. anyway, i digress.

In the last 4 months, 7 beers, so less than one per day.
     
paul w
Mac Elite
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Vente: Achat
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 02:04 PM
 
I'm a firm believer in a nice cold one after a long day at work. Especially in the summer. Often but not always a glass or two of wine at dinner, the occasional drinks on the weekends or some weeknights. Nothing's set in stone and I go for periods of time without drinking.

You know, the moderation thing.
     
Jawbone54
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Louisiana
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 02:07 PM
 
I underestimated how many teetotalers" (as my grandpa puts it) there would be around here...
     
BRussell
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: The Rockies
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 02:08 PM
 
I drink an average of about 1/day, probably a little less, and I don't binge drink (i.e., I almost never have more than about 3 or 4 in one evening). I should probably increase that a little, because 2/day is supposed to be healthier than 1 or none per day.
     
Maflynn
Professional Poster
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 02:18 PM
 
May be two a month in the summer, and perhaps once in a blue moon the rest of the year.

Something about having a beer after mowing the lawn makes the beer so refreshing.
     
osiris
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Isle of Manhattan
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 02:24 PM
 
Usually one drink per day - an ice cold beer usually hits the spot.
"Faster, faster! 'Till the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death." - HST
     
Laminar
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Iowa, how long can this be? Does it really ruin the left column spacing?
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 04:17 PM
 
I'll drink once a week or less typically. I drink "heavily" (I use this term loosely...as in 5-8 drinks) maaaybe once a month. I've never been hungover.
     
pooka
Mac Elite
Join Date: May 2001
Location: type 13 planet
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 06:12 PM
 
BRussell, one or two what? Beer, wine, bourbon? I probably drink 2-5 ounces of tequila every evening. For some reason, I have a feeling this is anything but good for me. What causes liver damage again?

New, Improved and Legal in 50 States
     
Chuckit
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 06:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by Gankdawg View Post
.....but don't have any problem with chili cheese fries dipped in ranch. or sugary soda. or grande lattes. anyway, i digress.
I said religions, not health gurus.
Chuck
___
"Instead of either 'multi-talented' or 'multitalented' use 'bisexual'."
     
abbaZaba
Mac Elite
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Pittsburgh
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 06:24 PM
 
I'm not trying to brag or portray myself as a badass or a superdude but a typical boozin' night for myself and my cohorts is around 10-15 beers, usually more, usually interlaced with shots
     
Paco500
Professional Poster
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Berkshire, UK
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 06:28 PM
 
I'm very inconsistent. I'll usually have a few pints a week, but may go weeks between drinks. And then there are the weeks I average 3-4 drinks a day. I've only been what you might call drunk 4-5 times in my life and never really enjoyed it, but I am a fan of the solid buzz.
     
BRussell
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: The Rockies
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 06:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by pooka View Post
BRussell, one or two what? Beer, wine, bourbon? I probably drink 2-5 ounces of tequila every evening. For some reason, I have a feeling this is anything but good for me. What causes liver damage again?
When people say "drink" I assume they mean standard drink, i.e., a bottle of beer, a glass of wine, or a shot of liquor. 2 to 5 oz of tequila is probably about 2 to 5 standard drinks, maybe a little less.
     
RAILhead
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: USA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 07:19 PM
 
never
"Everything's so clear to me now: I'm the keeper of the cheese and you're the lemon merchant. Get it? And he knows it.
That's why he's gonna kill us. So we got to beat it. Yeah. Before he let's loose the marmosets on us."
my bandmy web sitemy guitar effectsmy photosfacebookbrightpoint
     
ghporter
Administrator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: San Antonio TX USA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 10:07 PM
 
I had a beer on Sunday. I don't remember when my previous drink was. And it reminded me that having a beer by itself, without a meal, makes me mildly depressed when I "come down," though I never actually felt at all buzzed.

Sometimes I'll have wine with dinner, but that's not very often. And I do have the occasional mixed drink or more likely a shot of scotch on ice. But not very often. My "less than 1 drink per week" is nowhere near the "1 drink per week" end of that range.

Glenn -----OTR/L, MOT, Tx
     
OldManMac
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: I don't know anymore!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 10:14 PM
 
My doctor told me to watch what I drink, so I only drink in front of a mirror now.
Why is there always money for war, but none for education?
     
@pplejaxkz
Senior User
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NY
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 10:20 PM
 
Well I usually just have a few drinks on the weekend. But now that I am turning 21 on Friday I wouldn't mind having a drink at the end of each day. But even that would be pushing it for me.
     
Lava Lamp Freak
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2003
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 10:26 PM
 
I'm a social drinker. Every time someone says, "I'll have a drink", I say, "So shall I!"

A little WoW humor. Seriously, though, I don't drink. I have a bad family history of alcoholism, and really don't want to test it. Besides, I've never tried anything I liked.
     
Railroader
Banned
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Indy.
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2008, 11:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Lava Lamp Freak View Post
Besides, I've never tried anything I liked.
Have you ever tried anything you didn't like? I know what you mean.
     
Lava Lamp Freak
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2003
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 6, 2008, 12:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Have you ever tried anything you didn't like? I know what you mean.
That's what I meant. I've tried a few things but always regret the money I spend cause I haven't liked the taste of anything I've tried. I guess I'm just a tea drinker, haha. I drink tea or water with every meal. I like to drink Coke when I watch Xena reruns.
     
Shaddim
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 6, 2008, 01:24 AM
 
At least 2, sometimes more.
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
rogermugs  (op)
Dedicated MacNNer
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: over there
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 6, 2008, 03:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by BRussell View Post
I drink an average of about 1/day, probably a little less, and I don't binge drink (i.e., I almost never have more than about 3 or 4 in one evening). I should probably increase that a little, because 2/day is supposed to be healthier than 1 or none per day.
I would be VERY interested in your source for this information
     
PB2K
Mac Elite
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Netherlands
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 6, 2008, 05:41 AM
 
I drink on fridays only. It takes me till sunday to recover
{Animated sigs are not allowed.}
     
mattyb
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Standing on the shoulders of giants
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 6, 2008, 07:47 AM
 
Originally Posted by MacosNerd View Post
You know, just because I choose not to drink means I'm an alcoholic Its a personal choice.
I'm not taking the piss, just a bit of humour. Sorry if you were offended.

I often post in the MacNN lounge after work, late at night, with a third or fourth drink in the gut. I usually try to be funny, but obviously it doesn't always come across that way. Sorry again.
     
- - e r i k - -
Posting Junkie
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 6, 2008, 07:59 PM
 
I love wine, so sometimes I tend to overdo it. I'm cutting down though and now try to stock light beers only (yes, the kind that actually tastes good).

I rarely drink when I go out.

[ fb ] [ flickr ] [] [scl] [ last ] [ plaxo ]
     
Jawbone54
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Louisiana
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 7, 2008, 02:12 AM
 
I've heard the hangover for wine is much worse than hard liquor. Truth?
     
- - e r i k - -
Posting Junkie
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 7, 2008, 02:53 AM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
I've heard the hangover for wine is much worse than hard liquor. Truth?
Depends on the wine and depends on the liquor. Heavy red wines with lots of tannins can give you a nasty headache. But so can dark liquors.

As a general rule: Don't mix your drinks, don't drink too sugary drinks, don't drink in excess.

I rarely have hangovers.

[ fb ] [ flickr ] [] [scl] [ last ] [ plaxo ]
     
Gankdawg
Professional Poster
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Pacific Northwest
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 7, 2008, 10:23 AM
 
Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
I said religions, not health gurus.
Yep, I heard ya. My remarks are targeted at the hypocrisy of religion.
     
calverson
Mac Elite
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 7, 2008, 11:05 AM
 
Originally Posted by OldManMac View Post
My doctor told me to watch what I drink, so I only drink in front of a mirror now.
     
sek929
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 7, 2008, 11:29 AM
 
I'm going to try my hardest to up the average tonight.

Vodka+OJ+Ginger Ale = sek is gonna be hungover tomorrow.
     
calverson
Mac Elite
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 7, 2008, 11:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Vodka+OJ+Ginger Ale
Gin, Grapefruit Juice and a pinch of Salt.

Yum Yum.
     
Faust
Mac Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: hamburg, germany
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 7, 2008, 12:59 PM
 
There's no option in your poll for people like me who have less than one drink a year.
     
 
Thread Tools
 
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:48 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2017 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,