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Did drinking in college affect your grades negatively?

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dlgoff
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Feb23-12, 09:06 AM
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Quote Quote by Hobin View Post
Out of curiosity, what grade did you get for that eloquent speech of yours?
Eloquently speaking, I remember shaking like a leaf. IIRC, the grade was a D.
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Feb23-12, 03:00 PM
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I heard a great quote today: "I didn't have a problem. I only drank when I was alone or with someone."
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Feb23-12, 03:26 PM
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In the day...... we could drink at age 18, and we did....... starting a few years younger. In HS, I survived pass out level drinking on "several" weekends. In college, I survived alcohol poisoning, just under 1 gal whiskey in 20 mins doing "shots" out of a beer mug. In graduate school, I had a drink occasionally, but never drunk. Since school, I drink maybe a case or two in a year. I'll have a couple playing golf, over some steamed crabs, or at the ball game. Older, wiser. I was LUCKY enough to survive the "stupid years". As I think back, getting drunk really wasn't fun. Lord knows vomiting, or worse, dry heaves weren't a good time. Getting together with friends was fun, and that could have happened with or without a drink.

I wouldn't tell some to not drink, but I would suggest an internal check as to how much and why you drink. Hopefully, you too will survive the "stupid years".
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Feb23-12, 03:50 PM
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In the day...... we could drink at age 18
Where I live, it's legal to drink at 16.
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I heard a great quote today: "I didn't have a problem. I only drank when I was alone or with someone."
One from the great Northern Irish football legend George Best

"I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered,"
Jimmy Snyder
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I took a course in wine tasting once.
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Quote Quote by Ivan Seeking View Post
I heard a great quote today: "I didn't have a problem. I only drank when I was alone or with someone."
Here's a great quote:

"...too often beer is presented in a context that diminishes the respect it deserves."

It's a grown-up way to say the same I guess.
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Feb23-12, 08:53 PM
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I recommend this book
http://www.amazon.com/Under-Influenc.../dp/0553274872

Not all people metabolize alcohol via the same chemistry.
Many people dont suffer "blackouts" .


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Feb23-12, 08:57 PM
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Quote Quote by jim hardy View Post
I recommend this book
http://www.amazon.com/Under-Influenc.../dp/0553274872

Not all people metabolize alcohol via the same chemistry.
Many people dont suffer "blackouts" .


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But many people wish they did .
redpenguin
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Feb23-12, 08:59 PM
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I brew beer. I drink beer. Still in the top 10% of my class.


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