@katiemcgillicuddy Beer: Nature's Painkiller! Bottoms up and internet hugs, pal.
@katiemcgillicuddy Yeah, congrats to Boston as a city, but fuck the Red Sox and especially John Farrell forever. (I actually like or don't mind a large number of their players but as a general entity and fandom, blerrrrrgh.)
@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) The Varlamov-Related Week On The Internet has been a rough reminder that sports culture/general human society are not welcoming to women. It was super cool that the guys who run the Blackhawks site I frequent came out hard against Varlamov and the general treatment of domestic violence in sports (they are super against the 'Hawks having Bobby Hull as an ambassador/at games for the same reason, which I also find pretty disgusting) but some of the comment wars that ensued ... certainly looking at some people differently. Dudes dragged false rape accusations into arguments. It was a bad time.
@katiemcgillicuddy AAAAAHHH HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! Birthday weekend? You should drink 1) the tears of your enemies and 2) some good-ass bourbon (possibly in an Old Fashioned).
@capturethecastle that actually makes me more interested in listening to it! (have just become indifferent to AF over the years)
Really, really enjoyed this.
"at least you had heard of and/ or seen a book! That was enough for me. That has always been enough for me." <-- also how I feel about rec sports teammates
@katiechasm There was a (REALLY SMALL) study somewhat recently suggesting that people became more drunk when using artifically sweetened mixers vs full-sugar ones. From a co-author: Dennis L. Thombs, co-author of the latest study, noted that the stomach seems to treat sugar-sweetened beverages like food, which delays the stomach from emptying. "The best way to think about these effects is that sugar-sweetened alcohol mixers slow down the absorption of alcohol into [the] bloodstream. Artificially sweetened alcohol mixers do not really elevate alcohol intoxication. Rather, the lack of sugar simply allows the rate of alcohol absorption to occur without hindrance."
For your consideration etc.
This is like the version of "Hold On We're Going Home" I sing in the shower, but good.
@sandwiches ahhh those effects sound really scary and unpleasant! i hope the tiny sips strategy works for you.
@victorian rose There are lots of people in my city and from my school programs that I never run into or hang out with, even though a similar Facebook analysis would make it appear likely. I really don't think you have to worry about it yet.
@sandwiches is this a "drinking on these anti-depressants is actively terrible for my liver/organs" interaction or a "they told me not to" one? Because make sure to look up and double check that it's not the former, but if it's the latter, you can definitely have a glass of whisky now and then. Look out for it screwing extra badly with your tolerance on top of the layoff, but I can't personally imagine being able to afford knocking back a whole bunch of those whiskies anyway.
I'm sorry for you if it's the former (or the extremely non-coveted "I need to be literally peeled off the floor after one drink" effect). :( :(