Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

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Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby JoePerry » Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:24 pm

Most people have a certain predictable repeated response, where if you know them well enough, you'll know when they've reached their upper tolerance level. I've been tasting wine with the same people long enough to know their S&S (one gets really red faced while the other stares unwaveringly at nothing).

My M.O. happens to be singing Rod Stewart songs (a residual from watching the movie "So I Married an Axe Murder" when much younger). For example, after throwing a wine and food party for my cousin tonight, I began to sing "You're in my heart" under my breath and Amy immediately asked "When did you drink too much?"

So that's my tell; what's yours?

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p.s. my other tell is posting pollish posts.
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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:17 am

Bursting into "Que Sera, Sera" and checking in on Doris`s forum!
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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby Tyler Brebbermann » Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:28 am

I start acting very serious and trying to speak philosophically. I of course don't want people to know I've had too much! (As if that works)
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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:56 am

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Bursting into "Que Sera, Sera" and checking in on Doris`s forum!


I went to the forum site and tried to bring up a movie clip and song. Big bust!! Maybe Bill will give a hand?!!
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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby Howie Hart » Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:52 am

I get all sentimental - sometimes to the point of tears. Unless I've also been drinking beer and eating a lot - then I just fall asleep. :cry:
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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby James Roscoe » Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:01 am

Howie Hart wrote:I get all sentimental - sometimes to the point of tears. Unless I've also been drinking beer and eating a lot - then I just fall asleep. :cry:


Are you German? That's just what my father and my uncle do, plus most of the members of my father's German club. I will refrain from my own admissions as it often involves proposing to people in the room (gender is not an issue) and doing the whole lampshade sort of routine. Fortunately I have avoided that schtick recently.
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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby Howie Hart » Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:20 am

James Roscoe wrote:Are you German?

Nope - Except for a French-Canadian grandfather, all the rest of my ancestors are potato famine refugees. 8)
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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby Otto » Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:48 pm

I get the urge to light up a good Cuban cigar. Which isn't ever a good idea - my headache the next morning will always be worse that without it.
I don't drink wine because of religious reasons ... only for other reasons.

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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby Bob Ross » Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:54 pm

Joe, I always take the lead from the reactions of folks around me. Learned that lesson from Mark Twain:

"I know they had a fine supper, and plenty of it, but I do not know much else. They drank so much champagne around me that I got confused, and lost the hang of things, as it were."

Mark Twain, “Letter from Carson”, Territorial Enterprise, February 5, 1863.

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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby TimMc » Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:04 pm

Otto Nieminen wrote:I get the urge to light up a good Cuban cigar.


That's not an MO....it's a sure-fire plan! :D
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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby David M. Bueker » Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:05 pm

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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby James Roscoe » Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:16 pm

TimMc wrote:
Otto Nieminen wrote:I get the urge to light up a good Cuban cigar.


That's not an MO....it's a sure-fire plan! :D


For lung cancer mouth cancer and emphasema. YUCK!
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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby Howard » Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:25 pm

I'm really boring with too much wine on board, I just fall asleep.
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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby Art Morris » Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:24 pm

I'll most generally start to talk too much, and I'm positive that what I have to say is earth-shaking, which in reality, it never is. :oops:


CHEERS !


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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby TimMc » Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:14 pm

James Roscoe wrote:
TimMc wrote:
Otto Nieminen wrote:I get the urge to light up a good Cuban cigar.


That's not an MO....it's a sure-fire plan! :D


For lung cancer mouth cancer and emphasema. YUCK!


All things in moderation, James.


Besides, you don't inhale cigars....unless, of course, you want to cough up your spleen. :wink:
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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby James Roscoe » Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:14 pm

TimMc wrote:
James Roscoe wrote:
TimMc wrote:
Otto Nieminen wrote:I get the urge to light up a good Cuban cigar.


That's not an MO....it's a sure-fire plan! :D


For lung cancer mouth cancer and emphasema. YUCK!


All things in moderation, James.


Besides, you don't inhale cigars....unless, of course, you want to cough up your spleen. :wink:


Sorry, I've seen too much death from tobacco products. I respect your right to spn the wheel of death, my own girth suggests I'm spinning a similar wheel, but please do it outside of my company.
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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby JC (NC) » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:14 pm

I take pains to enunciate carefully and may look a little unsteady on my feet. I also tend to acquire a wine-colored mustache around my mouth but that can happen sometimes when I'm sober. At a sorority reunion Susie M. said that when she has a couple glasses of wine she talks too much. I said when I have a couple glasses of German wine I start talking German. Ann K. who majored in German said "Really?" I answered "jawohl!"
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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby OW Holmes » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:20 pm

I gesture more wildly with both hands, often neatly removing the stem of my wine glass in the process. We keep many cleaning solutions on hand.
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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby Ruth B » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:48 pm

My ears get numb--so if you see me pulling on earrings, you know I have past the point of rescue!

I have a friend that starts with the Burt Bacharach tunes--maybe he and Doris could do a duet?

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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby Robin Garr » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:12 pm

JoePerry wrote:So that's my tell; what's yours?


I start talking trash about all the other forums that copied us ... oops, wait a minute ...
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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby Jenise » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:36 pm

I'm not saying that I never have a little too much, but I honestly don't know if I do anything in particular that signals to others that I'm there.
Although if I get out my Dandy Warhols CD, watch out....
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Re: Pollish: What's your M.O. for drinking too much?

Postby Lou Kessler » Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:25 pm

When whatever I'm saying bores the hell out of me also. The least you can do when you're not able to communicate is to keep your mouth shut.
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