So, I don't drink...

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dhatfie1
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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby dhatfie1 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:40 pm

Some people just don't require alcohol to loosen up, I probably talk too much as it is, alcohol just makes me want to hug people. lol

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby charlesjd » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:41 pm

Honestly, I do not drink as much as I used to. I am really into working out and drinking kills it. I get much more of a "high" from lifting weights than getting faced. With that being said, I may drink 1-2 days a week at MOST, sometimes not at all. It is usually an occasion, such as after exams, acing something big, reward etc, that i get faced. I'd rather get laid and perform well there lol.

Don't worry, most people will not have the time to drink like animals like in undergrad on frat row.... good memories.. lol

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby legalease9 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:43 pm

I'm not saying I would peer pressure this person into drinking; I wouldn't waste my time. I'm just saying it's probably worth ordering a beer when you're in a bar where everyone else is drinking so that people don't think you're uptight.[/quote]

There are many reasons why people don't drink (ranging from alcoholism to Mormonism). That's not being up tight, thats making a personal decision. If you get self-righteous on drinkers thats a different story, but otherwise, there's no reason to judge others for their purely personal decisions.

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby cubswin » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:02 pm

legalease9 wrote:There are many reasons why people don't drink (ranging from alcoholism to Mormonism). That's not being up tight, thats making a personal decision. If you get self-righteous on drinkers thats a different story, but otherwise, there's no reason to judge others for their purely personal decisions.


That's fine. I obviously wouldn't insist an ex-alcholic or pregnant woman drinks just because everyone else does.

And it's not so much about judging others as connecting to people. People go out for celebratory drinks, like charlesjd mentions above, and if you aren't at least an occasional drinker, you probably aren't going to get invited as often. I realize someone is going to turn this on me now and say "Well, maybe they don't want to hang out with you, you big mean judgemental alcoholic loser." Which is fine. But I still think the occasional beer can be quite delicious, and that going out for drinks with people is a lot of fun. I apologize for encouraging the OP to give it a shot.

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby OrcinusOrcas » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:05 pm

OP, you're definitely not alone. I don't drink either. No particular reason other than preference; I've never enjoyed anything about alcohol so I just bypass it politely. I'm also a workout junky, and I prefer to eat clean anyway to perform better at the sports I do. It's just what feels right for me/makes me happy. When people ask, I find that they may ask why out of curiosity but if you move on and have fun/relax then no one will care. If anyone is berating or belittling you for not drinking, they probably aren't going to be someone you want to be around anyway, alcohol or not.

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby KG_CalGuy » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:07 pm

As long as you're not entirely uncomfortable at a bar or alcohol-related settings you shouldn't have a problem.

If all else fails, just get coke and tell them their jack daniels in it (not that anyone would have a reason to ask anyway).

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby charlesjd » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:13 pm

OrcinusOrcas wrote: I'm also a workout junky, and I prefer to eat clean anyway to perform better at the sports I do.


+1

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby Pearalegal » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:24 pm

cubswin wrote:But I still think the occasional beer can be quite delicious, and that going out for drinks with people is a lot of fun. I apologize for encouraging the OP to give it a shot.


Haha, a soda can taste good, and you can still have fun. I'm sure the OP is mature enough that he or she has given it a shot, or has decided not to for personal reasons that are none of your business.

Anyone walking around bitching about an activity occuring around them (whether it be drinking or snowboarding) is a pain in the ass. Doesn't sound like OP was suggesting that she planned on doing anything like that.

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby worldtraveler » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:55 pm

cubswin wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:
cubswin wrote:but nobody likes a teetotaler.


Nobody likes someone who just doesn't let people decide if they want to drink or not. We're all adults and can make our own decisions about such things. No reason to have the peer pressuring mentality of a middle school girl.


I'm not saying I would peer pressure this person into drinking; I wouldn't waste my time. I'm just saying it's probably worth ordering a beer when you're in a bar where everyone else is drinking so that people don't think you're uptight.


Tons of people don't order alcohol in bars. They're called designated drivers. You seriously think people immediately think someone is uptight if he/she doesn't have a drink?

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby NU_Jet55 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:00 pm

I won't drink at law school either. I won't go to parties, and I won't have fun. However, every time I disappear after class this guy juuuust might show up...

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby tadams86 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:02 pm

I once went to a bar in Hollywood, and my gf wanted a soda....cost me more money than a rum and coke WTF?!? To OP, who cares dont drink, probably be healthier in the long run anyway.

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby John J. Rambo, Esq. » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:17 pm

dontworrybehappy wrote:It seems like most law school socials/bar reviews revolve around alcohol :-\. Am I going to have a really sucky experience when I start my 1L this fall?

I'm genuinely worried.


Wait a minute... what were you doing awake at 3:24 am? Nobody is up at that hour with a BAC below .1. I'm calling shenanigans.

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby tomhobbes » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:33 pm

I'm cool with drinking, but my body isn't. I've got a ridiculously low tolerance. I don't even get the good parts of being drunk either, after three beers I skip straight to the throwing up stage. So I'm unwillingly in a similar situation to the OP. I guess I'll just nurse my drinks during law school.

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby ChrisC » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:38 pm

You survived undergrad where, unless you went to a bible college, drinking was even MORE ingrained in the lifestyle. If you didn't feel awkward in college you won't feel awkward in law school. Or just get one beer and nurse it throughout the night.

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby The Pen Is Mightier » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:40 pm

KG_CalGuy wrote:just get coke

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby romothesavior » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:41 pm

tomhobbes wrote:I'm cool with drinking, but my body isn't. I've got a ridiculously low tolerance. I don't even get the good parts of being drunk either, after three beers I skip straight to the throwing up stage. So I'm unwillingly in a similar situation to the OP. I guess I'll just nurse my drinks during law school.


I don't think you'll have a problem. I have gotten past my frat guy "get schwasted" stage. I used to go to big raging keggers, get drunk, act obnoxious, and go home and proceed to drunk-text half the girls in my phone. Now I just go out to the bar for a few drinks and socialize. I plan on drinking just as often during law school, but not in excess.

Just go out and have a beer or two and no one will think any different.

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby The Pen Is Mightier » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:41 pm

Also, flame.

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby JTX » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:51 pm

The Pen Is Mightier wrote:Also, flame.


+1. finally.

also, i dont like swear words... will this be a problem in LS?

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby romothesavior » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:52 pm

jtxcounitah wrote:
The Pen Is Mightier wrote:Also, flame.


+1. finally.

also, i dont like swear words... will this be a problem in LS?


F*ck you.

Kidding

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby thegor1987 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:33 pm

KimmyGibbler wrote:
dontworrybehappy wrote:It seems like most law school socials/bar reviews revolve around alcohol :-\. Am I going to have a really sucky experience when I start my 1L this fall?

I'm genuinely worried.


My parents told me to never trust a man (or woman) who doesn't drink. These are words I live by.


Kimmy,

Are your parents just partially or fully retarded?

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby AJaKe » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:58 pm

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby lostmymojo » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:49 pm

While this is a great opportunity to make jokes at your expense, realistically, this should not bother you.

I was a pretty moderate drinker before law school and I have actually discovered that I drink far less since I started. There is just no time for it. In any event, I don't think anybody is going to care one way or another whether or not you want to drink.

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby hans3n » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:53 pm

Order a Sprite and call it a gin and tonic

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby Pearalegal » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:54 pm

OP, your username seems silly to the point of ridiculous now.

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Re: So, I don't drink...

Postby dontworrybehappy » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:26 pm

cubswin wrote:
sundevil77 wrote:I'm not talking about getting "all sanctimonious" on the person. Just politely decline. If they inquire as to why, merely respond with a "I'm trying to watch what I eat" or something like that. You don't have to be a jacka$$ about it.


Surprise, surprise. The guy who doesn't drink because it's unhealthy is also afraid to write the word "jackass" on the internet.




I'm not gonna be a dick about it if people are drinking! I'm not socially inept lol. It's not for health reasons or anything, I did drink in college (not like crazy), but it's just not for me. Personal choice.




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