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Making it to Friday.....

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by VitoFerrante, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    I, too am a weekend drinker and as others have said, the first Friday beer is always incredible, especially if it's one of my favorites. My big problem is that since I haven't had a beer all week, I tend to overdo it on Friday either by drinking too many or drinking too fast. I've tried to stifle myself, but it isn't easy.
  2. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (890) Florida Oct 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    Well put. Echoes my basic feelings—it'd be fun to drink more, just like it'd be fun to eat more cookies. But in the end, I'd like to maximize my overall health for the longest period of time possible, so I drink and I eat cookies, but in serious moderation.
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  3. mecummins

    mecummins Savant (425) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

    I'm definitely a major light weight compared to most of you, but I really enjoy having a beer, or if I want to get crazy, two on the weekend nights. I look forward to it. I tend to socialize more on weekends and just have more free time (instead of the weekday grind of work, workout, make a quick dinner.) I can really focus on that particular beer. I've never been one to down 3 or 4 in a row, but I do enjoy the hell out of the one in the glass that's in front of me.
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  4. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Savant (340) California Nov 29, 2012

    life is too short to only drink beer on the weekends
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  5. Curry

    Curry Aficionado (220) Montana Apr 10, 2003

    I'll have to agree with Sam. I have a beer or two pretty much whenever I want to.
  6. I just drink twice a week. You know the rest of the joke . . .
  7. Pittsky

    Pittsky Savant (250) Florida May 28, 2009 Beer Trader

    i usually only drink on the weekends anyhow....sometimes, rarely i'll crack 1 during the week. i've slowed down quite a bit....i used to drink 2 every night after work.
  8. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    And if there is Football, college basketball or baseball on Monday night than the weekend doesn't end till Tuesday.

    I guess I can get through that kind of week
  9. For me, its like waiting till lunch time. Just kidding, but seriously...
  10. dcloeren

    dcloeren Advocate (515) Texas Sep 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    I have way too much beer to only drink on the weekends... plus I really like to enjoy one after work every day. Life is too short to not enjoy all of this beer... daily;)
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  11. GoGators

    GoGators Champion (875) New Jersey Aug 5, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Very true. So that leaves Wednesday as the only real week day. They really make it tough on us!!!
  12. Nope, I drink all week long and have the gut to prove it.
  13. jrbchef

    jrbchef Savant (275) Connecticut Feb 24, 2011

    Amen! Here's how I look at it.
  14. I try to limit to 2 during the week (mon-thurs) something like less than 7%. Friday is when I go for the bombers, etc.

    Got a 2011 Serpents Stout waiting for me tomorrow :)
  15. lsummers

    lsummers Advocate (535) California Jun 21, 2010

    I am the same way! I'm a runner too but I do enjoy some beer throughout the week. I found if I didn't I would almost binge on beer during the weekends. I treat beer like food, if I limit myself too severely i'll eventually crave it and then I'll have too much. Call this a bit philisophical but I recently realized I was also living for the weekends, and I really wanted to make each day special and equal. So food, beer, treats, excersise I spread out to the entire week.

    If I totally hated my job.. Yeah I would celebrate the weekends like never before.
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  16. basscram

    basscram Savant (395) Maine Mar 29, 2006

    it's tough. real tough. I have a routine if you would like to show interest. . . buy ALL your beer on Thursday.
  17. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Savant (300) Oregon Nov 21, 2012

    You're doing it wrong.
  18. Kelp

    Kelp Advocate (585) New Hampshire Mar 6, 2008

    Try is a good way to put it, all depends on how bad work went the night before. Usually though Fri is my day to start having a few beers from the weeks purchases.
  19. Try making it to June!
  20. Hawkharvs

    Hawkharvs Aficionado (225) Iowa Sep 9, 2012

    It's Friday! Happy beers to eveyone who waits for the weekend!
  21. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    I never looked at beer that way. Another excuse! [as if I needed one]
  22. For a long time, I would only drink on Fridays and Saturdays. I lift weights and run five or six days a week, and try to watch what I eat. I'll say this, the weeknight beers definitely add up. I was in better shape when I only drank on weekends, but I really enjoy beer, so I have a hard time avoiding it during the week. I'll have one or two beers pretty much every night. If I cut that out, I'd probably be able to drop ten pounds in short order, but I dunno that it's worth it for me.
  23. DruRho

    DruRho Initiate (0) Maryland Sep 3, 2012

    Why not treat yourself to a delicious craft beer every night with or after dinner?
    It's what I do. It's not a problem as long as it's good beer...
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  24. I run on average 15 miles per week (not sure if that certifies me as a "runner") and lift weights 4 days a week.

    I'm also married, so I drink a beer or two every night.
  25. It's Friday! Now just to make it to the afternoon before poppin bombahs!
  26. Schwantz

    Schwantz Savant (390) Florida Dec 16, 2012

    I feel this way every Thursday. I never make it.