View Poll Results: How often do I drink alcohol when cruising
I have a drink most days 56 43.41%
I typically have a drink 2 to 3 times a week 31 24.03%
I average having a drink about once a week 9 6.98%
I average having a drink about once or twice a month 7 5.43%
I average having a drink less than once a month 8 6.20%
I don't drink. 18 13.95%
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:28 AM   #61
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Wifey B: No. Just part of the exceptional group. Ooops...that term can be used good or bad....who cares. We'll take it.
Guess we have finally gotten around to the judgemental part of the thread.

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However, I think there's another area where this group is different. 25% of those in the US admitted to binge drinking in the past month. That's 5 or more drinks on one occasion or otherwise defined as getting intoxicated or drunk. 7% admitted to binge drinking 5 or more days during the past month. I suspect that the group here is more mature in their drinking habits than that.

So perhaps drinks more regularly or frequently but doesn't follow the pattern of many young people of drinking with the intent of getting drunk.

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Good observation. Sadly in this country, we never take the next step and have a real discussion as to why changes that were made to the drinking age, as in fact had the opposite of the intended effect..

Humans have been drinking for 10,000 years. It's only in the last century have we tried to regulate alcohol and in the last 50 years continued to raise the drinking age.

All we have really done is train kids to binge drink, since they can only get it sporadically.

It is also interesting, that around the world, binge drinking takes place in those countries that are the most restrictive about alcohol, by closing pubs early etc.

In the southern European counties, which are the least restrictive, there is virtually no binge drinking problems with people of any age group.

Mind you there are still drunks, but that's another issue.

In the U.S., we clearly have a large minority who having tried Prohibition and failed, now go after drinking in other ways, which leads to all sorts of unintended consequences.

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Guess we have finally gotten around to the judgemental part of the thread.

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Old 04-23-2015, 08:32 AM   #64
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Good observation. Sadly in this country, we never take the next step and have a real discussion as to why changes that were made to the drinking age, as in fact had the opposite of the intended effect..

Humans have been drinking for 10,000 years. It's only in the last century have we tried to regulate alcohol and in the last 50 years continued to raise the drinking age.

All we have really done is train kids to binge drink, since they can only get it sporadically.

It is also interesting, that around the world, binge drinking takes place in those countries that are the most restrictive about alcohol, by closing pubs early etc.

In the southern European counties, which are the least restrictive, there is virtually no binge drinking problems with people of any age group.

Mind you there are still drunks, but that's another issue.

In the U.S., we clearly have a large minority who having tried Prohibition and failed, now go after drinking in other ways, which leads to all sorts of unintended consequences.

Richard in NYC for two weeks, making trouble and stirring the pot.
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:46 AM   #65
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We make up for it in other ways I guess. We may rank in the lower 25% on drinking but I bet there are things we rank in the top 1% on.
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My kind of people! WifeyB, I like your style!
Who wouldn't? They're my TF idols. They own a large yacht and looking for another one for $4M so they can have one for each coast, they are young but retired and semi retired, they cruise most of their time, WifeyB wears revealing clothing and they have plenty of sex. They're living the life that I dream of.

I wish I could meet them. But for now, a picture of them and their yacht would be wonderful.
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What drink of the week is it? :-)
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Who wouldn't? They're my TF idols. They own a large yacht and looking for another one for $4M so they can have one for each coast, they are young but retired and semi retired, they cruise most of their time, WifeyB wears revealing clothing and they have plenty of sex. They're living the life that I dream of.

I wish I could meet them. But for now, a picture of them and their yacht would be wonderful.
Wifey B: Omg....you can wear revealing clothing and have plenty of sex too....hehe...

We do sort of live a dream life but we've lived the bad type lives too. We're very thankful for all we have and do know we're lucky. Just hope we use our good fortune in some positive ways. Long before we were where we are now though, we found happiness and that was with no yachts, not a lot of money. And as to photos, there are none of us due to some restrictions past events placed on us. That's a sacrifice we had to make. We've had to maintain very private lives and even being on forums has been a bold step outside.

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I used to have Champagne tastes but I find I have more in common with those beer and good whiskey drinkers. I'll leave the Champagne to those with the yachtie hats, crests on their jackets and long pants. I'm the guy with the $10 T-shirt, ragged shorts and $100 deck shoes walking around with a beer.
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I used to have Champagne tastes but I find I have more in common with those beer and good whiskey drinkers. I'll leave the Champagne to those with the yachtie hats, crests on their jackets and long pants. I'm the guy with the $10 T-shirt, ragged shorts and $100 deck shoes walking around with a beer.
Wifey B: There's cheap Champagne in every store. We just like the taste and don't like beer. They say beer is an acquired taste. I don't like something I have to work to like.
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You may not know how the drinking age got to be 21. When Elizabeth Dole was Secretary of Transportation, she decided to withhold Federal highway funding to any state that didn't have 21 as the legal drinking age.

My thinking is the drinking age should be lowered and the driving age raised. Kids should learn to handle alcohol before they get behind the wheel, not after. Alcohol has become the forbidden fruit for teenagers. We all know what happens with the forbidden fruit.
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You may not know how the drinking age got to be 21. When Elizabeth Dole was Secretary of Transportation, she decided to withhold Federal highway funding to any state that didn't have 21 as the legal drinking age.

My thinking is the drinking age should be lowered and the driving age raised. Kids should learn to handle alcohol before they get behind the wheel, not after. Alcohol has become the forbidden fruit for teenagers. We all know what happens with the forbidden fruit.
I strongly agree with your logic. I've also always had a problem with the fact that people of voting age can not drink. And people old enough to decide to die for their country can not drink.

Logically I'd say either the voting age and the military join-up age should be raised, or the drinking age should be lowered.
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When we are finished for the day we generally have a cold beer. Later that evening we split a bottle of wine, while lounging in the salon.
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Does a little champagne and OJ with breakfast count?
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Wifey B: Counts...hubby's allergic to oranges though so no OJ here.
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You don't really think I'd have grungy flip flops to leave in place of them, do you?
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I didn't steal them, but if I did I would most likely go into international waters say while on the way to the bahamas and strategically dump them in the middle of the gulfstream so they would be carried away at a pretty good rate of speed. But that's just me.
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