daverabbits drunk vacation musings and more

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  1. daverabbit

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    So I'm on vacation. It's 1050 and I'm drunk. My wife and inlaws have been asleep for over an hour plus. This isn't a complaint more then its a realization... or a cry for companionship. I'm so very bored but could stay awake for the next 5 hours given the proper environment. My question to you lot, is there anything you are so drastically different from you significant others and/or acquaintences that you wonder how you coexist in the first place?
     
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  2. used44

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    My friend is married into a family like that. Not that he's a drinker (though he did have pretty wild college years) but he enjoys throwing parties / having a few at home and his wife doesn't drink that often. Her parents are even more strict though. I think the worst part is when they briefly moved in with her parents and he was just showered with guilt and shame if he wanted, say, a glass of wine with dinner.
     
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  3. danielrbischoff

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    My parents are alcoholics. My gf's parents are the complete opposite. I'm never guilted or anything, but I am partnered with someone from a wildly different family.

    I think their aversion to things like marijuana or... say classic rock is an even bigger difference when compared to myself and my family.

    Dave, what're you drinking? I'll probably crack a blue moon after this thread.
     
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  4. daverabbit

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    Started with Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey on the rocks and then had Anderson Valley Summer Solstice beer, now drinking miller lite cause once the taste is gone might as well just drink whatever piss-water keeps ya messed up.

    And that's what I'm kinda getting at, how do we end up with these people that are so drastically different from us in our upbringing? Or is that what draws us to them, the whole opposites attract phenominom? The allure of something foreign is far superior to settling with your best friend that shares all the same interests as u.
     
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  5. danielrbischoff

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    I will tell you that there is definitely something to the opposites attract thing. My gf could not be more different from me, especially in terms of taste and habits. That said, too different can cause too much friction.

    Still, I know if I were with a girl who just LOVED playing video games and that's all she wanted to do I would be bored out of my fucking mind.
     
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  6. daverabbit

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    Exactly, if my wife knew who Gabe Logan was I'd probably be screaming for her to back the F off and give me space.
     
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    For me, I'm really nothing like my best friend. He's super atheletic, super social, has always been very popular, likes the Dodgers, etc. And I'm, well, me. But we think enough alike, both love video games and comics and have the same sense of humor. So since we have differences enough, we never run out of shit to talk about.

    As for significant other... well me and my waifu are different enough, but we really contrast each other in good ways. So that's nice.
     
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  8. danielrbischoff

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    In that she's not real and you are?

    I think the key to really close relationships is knowing when to back off. I have a tendency to do back off a little too much. Sometimes I leave so much space because I would prefer to have more.
     
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    Oh, you are walking into a world of hurt right now.
     
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  10. danielrbischoff

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    I'll meet your waifu once I get back to the bay area.

    OK, second blue moon is on. I'm not going to start my own drunk thread, but I might hijack this one, Dave.
     
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    Bretimus_v2 Hey kiddo!

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    Not to mention the fact that that dude...had a dong.
     
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    What I originally thought you said...
    What I thought....
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    Had? He doesn't still? Well, that's interesting.

    And now I'm wondering what the mormon views on transgenderism are. I assume it's frowned upon, but I've never thought about that before in my life.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. daverabbit

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    Ha I love the random thread turns. I'll be drunk all week so I'll just dump all my ramblings in here. As far as killing time goes, does anyone have any good free apps to play for the iPad?
     
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  15. Dobby2244

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    Subway surfers is good on iPad.

    Anyways, I was married before, for 9 months. My family raised me catholic, don't take out loans, or use credit cards, my father has always helped out around the house, and is the opposite of lazy.

    My ex's family had criminal records, for drugs and violence. They regularly took all kinds of drugs. His parents owed over 150,000 rand (south african) and then fled to England, where again they had £80,000 debt. They didnt own their own house, just rented... Always borrowed money from us (or me) My ex had £40,000 debt and ended up using all my 8k savings as well as racking up my credit cards and taking out a loan in my name. He was older than me so he didn't let me out of the house and wanted to have children. His father was the type to sit in the couch and yell at his wife when was food ready, and to stop talking and get on with dinner because he was hungry. My ex started this as well, and throwing things at me, treating me like shit.

    Long story short, I packed my bags and left and am searching for a sweetie pie like my daddy, he is perfect. But yes I see what u mean, my ex was the complete opposite but too much the opposite. I want someone that loves working out and travelling, video games and doesn't want kids for another 8 years. I would prefer someone a little more like me now.
     
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  16. intoTheRain

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    if you don't mind me asking, how did you end up marrying a mega douche like that in the first place?

    did the truth just not come out somehow until you were married?

    why does a lazy loser with 40,000 debt want children?
     
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    All i gotta say to all of this is...Mawiage...
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  18. Dobby2244

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    Hmm duno, I am alone in England, and very naive and too nice for my own good. I looked at what he did for me as being kind, picking me up from work, going to the shop for food, taking me everywhere. And i wanted to help him with money issues and everything. He was always a little rude to me, but i was also quite down on myself with eating disorders. If i would wear a dress out, he would call me a slut, and all night in the nightclub would push me and tell me to stop flirting with guys. When i went for a run, which wasnt more than 30mins, he would call to figure out where i was, and if i wanted a chocolate bar later that night, he would complain that ive just wasted my whole work out. He got me a treadmill then so i didnt leave the house. I was about 105lbs the whole time with him. But in a weird way i felt like i deserved to be treated like crap. when we started planning the wedding it all got worse. His family took control of everything. We couldnt have a wedding on a beach abroad anywhere because his family had criminal records. Then i finally started trying to stand up for myself but by then was too late. Wedding day felt like one of those runaway bride type feelings but my ex started being rude to me really the day before the wedding. Telling me I can't go out to dinner with my family and have drinks, I need to have an early night. The day of the wedding he was just getting drunk with his friends and wasn't dancing with me, or socialising with my family. I got upset, was upstairs with my brother crying and he's hugging me, my ex comes in screaming, "come down stairs now, you are so disrespectful. You have guests here." He later told me he didn't trust me to buy certain food at the shop and didn't want me to socialise with anyone either. So I finally started realising what kind of person he was. he started putting me down more. Then whole relationship I was on anti depressants. He told me that no one would love me and I'm lucky that I even have him. I packed my bags lots of times and he would just throw everything outside and I would sit there and cry and cry. Was bad into cutting myself, over exercising, under eating. Anyways threw his wedding ring at me one day, and that's what just made me snap. I just packed a suitcase and stayed at my friends. Now he's harassing me, still after 1 1/2 years. Ok that's my life recently :p
     
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    Wow sorry to hear bout all that but glad you did the right thing and are doing better now. Oh and thanks for the game recommendation.
     
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  20. danielrbischoff

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    Yeah Dobby, good for you for having the strength to leave.

    Also Dave, Snoopy's Street Fair can be a time sink.
     
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