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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by dualstow » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:57 pm

pugchief wrote:
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Hefeweizen would be my second choice if no IPAs were available.
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier (that’s a mouthful) is fantastic, especially in summer.
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Post by vnatale » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:07 pm

Mountaineer wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:47 pm
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That explains why I prefer IPAs to stouts and bocks. I like hoppiness over maltiness any day.
Once again, I go with Pugmeister’s taste profile - oh my, did I use the word profile? Vinny, please do not turn me in to the AOC police. ;)
I make my choices and allow everyone else to make their choices. But I'll oftentimes be an evangelist for what I believe. When it comes to alcohol I generally don't say anything.

When I quit alcohol I was living in a house of drinkers. I think the kitchen always had a line of empty bear bottles about four feet long and a foot wide. Also, quit smoking marijuana that same last week of December 1974.

The next month, I was oftentimes in the same living room with two guys who went through smoking a pound of marijuana that month.

I'd still go to the bar to watch Yankees games and order water and eat peanuts.

Never a temptation for either the alcohol or the marijuana. I'd made up my mind and others could do whatever they wanted around me.

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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by vnatale » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:08 pm

technovelist wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:35 pm
vnatale wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:45 am
Day 14 here.....and for the record....I last had any alcohol in December 1974 (45 years ago) and, also, no other recreational drugs since.

Vinny
So that's your problem.
Makes sense to me.
Obviously I don't consider it a problem. Always looking at the financial aspect of it, a ton of money that got invested instead.

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Post by vnatale » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:10 pm

Mountaineer wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:50 pm
technovelist wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:35 pm
vnatale wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:45 am
Day 14 here.....and for the record....I last had any alcohol in December 1974 (45 years ago) and, also, no other recreational drugs since.

Vinny
So that's your problem.
Makes sense to me.
;D ;D ;D. No disrespect intended. That’s just funny!
I know that you know that the Statement of Faiths for some churches (I'd bet the vast majority of Baptist ones) have something to the effect of:

"We do not believe in the use of alcohol" (and, now updated to, "or, the use of any recreational drug")

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Post by vnatale » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:19 pm

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Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:41 pm
Daily check-in from NYC.

Trying to ignore the news, except for watching Cuomo's daily broadcast and compiling a chart of daily new COVID cases in NYC, which I posted in the coronavirus thread. Cuomo's broadcasts are getting better every day. Either that, or I'm appreciating them more. Highly recommend you guys pull them up on youtube.

Today I did some work on a journal article in revision, got hit up for a feature in the chair's weekly newsletter (just published an article a few days ago), obsessed inappropriately about a university hiring freeze that cuts off a postdoc hire in progress I desperately needed to happen (and so did she), and participated in a remote graduate student thesis committee meeting/qualifying exam. Then got an email asking me to add info to a spreadsheet with all our names on it, titled "Redeployment". This included my postdoc and research coordinator, so I had to warn them they may get a phone call.

Just had some tequila. Going out for a walk. I'm going to enjoy the weekend as best I can. BTW etoh-wise, I HIGHLY recommend a "Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Nog" liqueur that a friend of mine found. Incredibly yummy stuff.
I was impressed with Cuomo by the 1st or 2nd one I saw.

I then emailed a friend wondering if he could end up the Democratic nominee at the convention rather than Biden. The friend stated that he's got too much on his hands with New York and he'd be a 2024 candidate.

But in my local newspaper we have a columnist who generally writes a local politics column on Fridays. Today he veered into national politics and seconded Coumo replacing Biden. He also brought up our own governor (Charlie Baker, the same one that Biden referred to as "Charlie Parker"!) as also replacing Biden. Baker is a Republican but you cannot be that much of a Republican to be elected governor of Massachusetts. Plus, Bernie is not a Democrat and is using the party to run as the Democratic nominee.

My enthusiasm for Cuomo, however, is tempered by me witnessing him at the relatively young age of 62 (compared to the three oldies still running) already having had (so far) 2 "Biden moments" in the daily broadcasts I've seen (sometimes I see them twice in a day).

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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by technovelist » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:37 pm

vnatale wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:08 pm
technovelist wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:35 pm
vnatale wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:45 am
Day 14 here.....and for the record....I last had any alcohol in December 1974 (45 years ago) and, also, no other recreational drugs since.

Vinny
So that's your problem.
Makes sense to me.
Obviously I don't consider it a problem. Always looking at the financial aspect of it, a ton of money that got invested instead.

Vinny
You might find that your current fixed ideas aren't really that accurate.
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Mountaineer » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:06 am

vnatale wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:10 pm
Mountaineer wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:50 pm
technovelist wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:35 pm
vnatale wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:45 am
Day 14 here.....and for the record....I last had any alcohol in December 1974 (45 years ago) and, also, no other recreational drugs since.

Vinny
So that's your problem.
Makes sense to me.
;D ;D ;D. No disrespect intended. That’s just funny!
I know that you know that the Statement of Faiths for some churches (I'd bet the vast majority of Baptist ones) have something to the effect of:

"We do not believe in the use of alcohol" (and, now updated to, "or, the use of any recreational drug")


Vinny
I know that some denominations promote that, however, there is no Biblical basis for it (I think the Bible focuses on not getting drunk; i.e. maintain self-control). "No alcohol" is just another man-made, not God-made, rule. That is similar to the issue of the Pharisees turning the 10 Commandments (God-made) into 613 man-made rules; in my opinion so they could feel good about faith in works righteousness as a means to get to heaven vs. faith in God and His promises.

Reminds me of an old joke: The worst thing that can happen to a Baptist is to run into a fellow pew sitter in the liquor store. :)
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by technovelist » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:20 am

Mountaineer wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:06 am
vnatale wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:10 pm
Mountaineer wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:50 pm
technovelist wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:35 pm
vnatale wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:45 am
Day 14 here.....and for the record....I last had any alcohol in December 1974 (45 years ago) and, also, no other recreational drugs since.

Vinny
So that's your problem.
Makes sense to me.
;D ;D ;D. No disrespect intended. That’s just funny!
I know that you know that the Statement of Faiths for some churches (I'd bet the vast majority of Baptist ones) have something to the effect of:

"We do not believe in the use of alcohol" (and, now updated to, "or, the use of any recreational drug")


Vinny
I know that some denominations promote that, however, there is no Biblical basis for it (I think the Bible focuses on not getting drunk; i.e. maintain self-control). "No alcohol" is just another man-made, not God-made, rule. That is similar to the issue of the Pharisees turning the 10 Commandments (God-made) into 613 man-made rules; in my opinion so they could feel good about faith in works righteousness as a means to get to heaven vs. faith in God and His promises.

Reminds me of an old joke: The worst thing that can happen to a Baptist is to run into a fellow pew sitter in the liquor store. :)
I heard it more or less this way:
Protestants don't recognize the authority of the pope.
Anarchists don't recognize the authority of the state.
Baptists don't recognize each other in a liquor store.
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Post by dualstow » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:12 am

That's good. O0
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by sophie » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:20 am

There's also the Mormon/Utah paradox: they are also strictly alcohol-free, except for a very specific type of grain alcohol that is easy to find, or at least was around 20 years ago. The stuff is pure paint thinner. I forget what it's called.

Trying to think of a line to add to Tech's little poem? Maybe: Mormon's don't recognize grain alcohol as liquor.
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by vnatale » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:48 am

technovelist wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:37 pm
vnatale wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:08 pm
technovelist wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:35 pm
vnatale wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:45 am
Day 14 here.....and for the record....I last had any alcohol in December 1974 (45 years ago) and, also, no other recreational drugs since.

Vinny
So that's your problem.
Makes sense to me.
Obviously I don't consider it a problem. Always looking at the financial aspect of it, a ton of money that got invested instead.

Vinny
You might find that your current fixed ideas aren't really that accurate.
You need to further elaborate on your above sentence as currently it has no meaning to me.

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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by vnatale » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:56 am

Mountaineer wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:06 am
vnatale wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:10 pm
Mountaineer wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:50 pm
technovelist wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:35 pm
vnatale wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:45 am
Day 14 here.....and for the record....I last had any alcohol in December 1974 (45 years ago) and, also, no other recreational drugs since.

Vinny
So that's your problem.
Makes sense to me.
;D ;D ;D. No disrespect intended. That’s just funny!
I know that you know that the Statement of Faiths for some churches (I'd bet the vast majority of Baptist ones) have something to the effect of:

"We do not believe in the use of alcohol" (and, now updated to, "or, the use of any recreational drug")


Vinny
I know that some denominations promote that, however, there is no Biblical basis for it (I think the Bible focuses on not getting drunk; i.e. maintain self-control). "No alcohol" is just another man-made, not God-made, rule. That is similar to the issue of the Pharisees turning the 10 Commandments (God-made) into 613 man-made rules; in my opinion so they could feel good about faith in works righteousness as a means to get to heaven vs. faith in God and His promises.

Reminds me of an old joke: The worst thing that can happen to a Baptist is to run into a fellow pew sitter in the liquor store. :)
You are correct in all you say. However, reading that in the statement of beliefs of that church was one my five reasons why I decided to quit. One of the others is that I no longer wanted to be a part of in any way supporting an industry that has proven to be so destructive to the lives of so many individuals and their families. Even so many innocents and their families being affected by the actions of drunk driving.

I know you also know that the Bible states to not do some things you can handle because it can cause the weaker to be tempted and to not handle it well.

You and everyone else may well responsibly be handling all your alcohol consumption. But you are keeping an industry alive that provides no health benefits and, as stated earlier, results in much destruction in our society.

But, in the end, I've made my decisions that fits my conscience and you and everyone else in this country is free to make those you fit into yours. I'm sure I do certain things you have chosen not to do.

Vinny
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