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beer [Jul. 15th, 2001|03:22 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
yeah, that was just what I needed.
beer, beer, beer, drunken stupidity and IHOP.
chuck drove me home. sleep time.
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[User Picture]From: moonrose
2001-07-15 06:54 am (UTC)
wow ... reminds me of a night I had on Austin's Sixth Street... oi. Amazed I remember anything from then...
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[User Picture]From: tats
2001-07-15 08:28 am (UTC)
I love IHOP or Denny's after a night of drunken stupidity.
It's almost a requirement! -)
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[User Picture]From: paigelynn
2001-07-15 09:03 am (UTC)
We don't have IHOP's here.. Or Denny's for that matter. :(
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[User Picture]From: solace
2001-07-15 09:47 am (UTC)
but do you have Perkins?

IHOP rules, Denny's sucks, way too greasy

Perkins after a night of drinking is pure bliss :)
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[User Picture]From: paigelynn
2001-07-15 09:54 am (UTC)
Actually, yes, we do have a Perkins, but after being in business for a few months, they changed it so that it's no longer open 24 hours.. :P I live in Montana.. What can I say? :)
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[User Picture]From: solace
2001-07-15 10:02 am (UTC)
you gotta be kidding me?

a Perkins that isn't 24/7?
where in MT is that? blasphemy! ;0)

i frequented the one in Bozeman on a weekly basis ;)

and hey, montana isn't THAT bad, i lived their for 18 years :)
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[User Picture]From: resilience
2001-07-15 10:49 am (UTC)

alcohol

interesting, isn't it? that no matter how many people's lives are ruined by the effects of alcohol - whether it be by their own alcoholism, a family member's/friend's alcoholism, drunk driving, etc. - people still use it as a source of fun. What does that say? Does it lead a person to believe that the person drinking needs the alcohol to have fun? Or that they need to so that they can stop caring what other people think and act how they really want to? They say alcohol takes away your inhibitions... can people not just relax and do that on their own?

I've had the stuff... it tastes ok... but I just don't get the point. Maybe somebody could explain it to me intelligently? My mind is open... I just don't understand.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-07-15 10:58 am (UTC)

Re: alcohol

It's a matter of self-control ... used responsibly, it can be fun. I had a great time last night and I don't feel guilty this morning because I didn't drive home and I didn't do anything while I was drunk that was illegal. I remember exactly the point where I was feeling like I hit my limit.... I had about a 1/5th of a beer left and it was all warm and foamy so I went and poured it out and stopped drinking for the night. Some people can't stop, though.
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[User Picture]From: resilience
2001-07-15 11:10 am (UTC)

Re: alcohol

I appreciate your response and it sounds like you handled everything responsibly... I'm still curious. Why? I mean... why do people drink? What's the point? To get drunk? What's the point in getting drunk? I mean... Why??

:) I promise I'm not trying to be an annoying little punk... I'm just curious because I don't get it.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-07-15 11:12 am (UTC)

Re: alcohol

Because everything's funny when you're drunk and you don't care about shit as much.
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[User Picture]From: resilience
2001-07-15 11:17 am (UTC)

Re: alcohol

And it's not possible to just relax and free yourself on your own?

Take a deep breath... thank God your alive... and relax. Be glad your alive... be high on life. Isn't that enough?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-07-15 11:20 am (UTC)

Re: alcohol

Nope.

Also, I don't believe in God.

And you meant "you're", not "your".
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[User Picture]From: resilience
2001-07-15 11:25 am (UTC)

Re: alcohol

That's sad. And it's kinda funny that you seem to be getting a little... I dunno... rude maybe? I honestly was just curious. It's something I've never understood. You seem like a reasonbly intelligent, mature person... I thought maybe you could shed a little light for me. I guess not. Thanks for your time.

And yeah, I meant "you're." Occasionally, people make mistakes. But thanks for correcting me. I really needed that.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-07-15 12:03 pm (UTC)

Re: alcohol

I get cranky when people propose God as the answer to problems.

Jesus drank a lot too, ya know, and he was closer to God than I'll ever be. ;-)
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From: sheehan
2001-07-15 12:07 pm (UTC)

Re: alcohol

lol...

it was the "your" that made you cranky! admit it :)

--scott
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[User Picture]From: resilience
2001-07-15 12:07 pm (UTC)

Re: alcohol

Sorry... I don't know you, therefore, I wasn't aware that would offend you. Feel free to replace that statement with "be thankful you're alive." :)
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From: sheehan
2001-07-15 12:05 pm (UTC)

Re: alcohol

funny :)

--scott
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[User Picture]From: moneypenny
2001-07-15 12:07 pm (UTC)

Re: alcohol

I don't take issue with your questions, but when you randomly come in and start interrogating people about things that make them happy, I think it's a little self-serving to trap them in an argumentative frame of mind and then accuse them of being rude.

-Emily Goo
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[User Picture]From: resilience
2001-07-15 12:19 pm (UTC)

Re: alcohol

wow... do I sense some hostility here? :) Next time I'm curious about something maybe I'll just keep my mouth shut. :) But hey, thanks for entertaining me. There are some wacky folks around here!
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-07-15 01:02 pm (UTC)

Re: alcohol

no, asking questions is good.... don't worry. ignore the hostility. people fight too much.... let it slide.
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[User Picture]From: resilience
2001-07-15 09:05 pm (UTC)

Re: alcohol

thanks mucho... :) take care!
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From: sheehan
2001-07-15 12:01 pm (UTC)

Re: alcohol

lol

coulda been me till that typo :P (or the reference to god)...

--scott
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[User Picture]From: nighthawk
2001-07-15 11:53 am (UTC)

Re: alcohol

heh pick a reason, and I don't necessarily agree with all of 'em:

* To relax
* To forget
* To let go
* To get rid of your inhibitions
* Cause everyone else is doing it
* Cause it's fun to be drunk

And more.

I agree, though, I don't see the point in getting drunk. Why would people WANT to put themselves in a state of lowered self control, make a total fool of themselves, and act without thought? Even pot is better than that, how many times have you heard about somebody smoking up and going on a killing spree? :P
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[User Picture]From: shadowydreamer
2001-07-16 02:57 am (UTC)

Re: alcohol

As someone who's deathly allergic to pot my entire opinion on it is "Do as you will, just don't smoke it beside me, expect me to be in a room it's been smoked in or kiss me after you've smoked it." I agree, it's a lot more friendly than alcohol.. Stoned on marijuana people tend to be much more fun to be stuck on a bus beside than those that are drunk. However, marijuana *is* a gateway drug. (Bob, Fred, Frank and Joe didn't go on to nastier things, but Suzi did! .. Roll the bones, take your chances, do you have an addictive personality?)

What was I talking about? *Digs around* I had a point somewhere..

Ah yes. Mind altering substances. It's all in what you do while you're on them. Some people like to take an evening a month, or three evenings a year, to kick back, forget who they are, what their responsibilities are and what they do. If they don't cause damage to others or do ye olde peer pressure routine, I don't see the harm in it.

Me, of course, I'm just the person in the corner with the camera.. ^_~
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From: humberguy2000
2001-07-16 10:21 pm (UTC)

Re: alcohol

I usually know when I reach my limit as well. Although sometimes I've gone over that limit and I'm not aware of it until it's too late..*laughs*. But that doesn't happen that much. Usually what happens is I'll look at a beer, and it's like staring at a big bowl of ice cream when you've had a huge meal. Normally you'd want it, but you just can't put anything more into your body. When I get that "full" feeling with beer, it's time to stop. I usually stop..:)

Did that make sense? It's about 1:30 AM, and I'm getting sleeeepy.
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From: solidtea
2001-07-15 11:10 am (UTC)
I was highly amused by the shirtless Brad pictures.

I would like to tell you a story about my breasts, but I haven't the time. So much to do, so much to do.

k4t3
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[User Picture]From: lindsay
2001-07-15 02:25 pm (UTC)
I have a weird question. After you guys left IHOP, we were driving up 15th to go in the boy's hottub and I thought i saw you on the sidewalk talking on your cell phone? Or did I just see a Brad look alike?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-07-15 02:31 pm (UTC)
no, that was me.

i was calling my batmobile bradmobile to come pick me up.
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