OT- It's Saturday. I'm drinking. You're drinking. Open Thread.

Submitted by MGoPietrowski on July 15th, 2012 at 12:15 AM
A pint of Turoni's Wits Up and a rendezvous with a former room mate. Good stories, hearty laughs, and beer buzzes to commence.

What's up, MgoCommunity?



July 15th, 2012 at 12:25 AM ^

3/4 bottle of Cava after homemade fetticune carbonara (more authentic w/ prosseco, but do not care).

2 bottles of Dogfish 90 minute IPA.  Somewhat reasonable substitute for Hopslam. but damn do I miss Bells and Founders out here in the People's Republic of Maryland.

Will be hitting all you can drink brunch in DC at 1130.  Mmmmmm sangria and Bloody Marys.


July 15th, 2012 at 12:26 AM ^

Sipping on Jim Beam and ginger ale. Just finished watching Candy Man, a movie that I have tried multiple times and (until tonight) was never able to finish. For whatever reason, whenever I tried to watch this movie, I would inevitably be interrupted, a trend that began when I was in middle school. Tonight, I am a man.


July 15th, 2012 at 12:37 AM ^

which sucks, but I'm starting to watch The Office (I've seen a few episodes here and there, but never actually watched it).

Anyone have any good two person drinking games? "Start chugging when this cool line comes on in the song" is getting a bit stale.


July 15th, 2012 at 12:49 AM ^

but sadly I don't have a table. Even if I wanted to jerry-rig something, my BAC prevents going to buy cups and balls.

There is a pretty cool two-person game called match that I played a lot last year. Basically you roll dice and flip cards until you have a card with same number as the die total. Once you have the card you have to be first to yell "match!", and the loser drinks. It's effective and fun, but it's a little stale from overplay.


July 15th, 2012 at 12:45 AM ^

Jack Daniels on the rocks while watching some mgovideos. Also working on my offensive playbook as camp for the high school I coach is less then a month away. Alcohol + football = bliss


July 15th, 2012 at 1:11 AM ^

Started the night taking shots of Denaka citron... terrible right? Ended up chilling with Glenn Robinson III and Caris Levert at a friend's place. Interesting turn on an otherwise average night in Ann Arbor.

JR's Flow

July 15th, 2012 at 1:14 AM ^

Hardcore thinking about my future and attending UM with Project X soundtrack in the background. Throwing back Diet Pepsi's like I'm drinking.....Diet Pepsi.

Like It's 19BBY

July 15th, 2012 at 1:56 AM ^

A Prima Pils' delightful hoppy goodness. Then Port Brewing's Anniversary Ale which was complete hop annihilation. Now I'm recovering the pallet with Miller. A good night though.


July 15th, 2012 at 2:59 AM ^

My girlfriend of 4.5 years just broke up with me. We had our problems, but was incredibly unexpected. We'd talked about marriage and, a month ago, were happily finishing a summer getaway.

So tonight I'm not drinking but looking for places I can afford on a production assistant's salary in the LA area.

Sorry for the incredibly down post. Tonight's been the exact opposite of all the "Hello" posts I've ever read put together. I'm really unsure about my future and this is kind of a scream into the void.


July 15th, 2012 at 3:52 AM ^

Never been in that long of a relationship, but I would think it helps to hear people outside of the situation give some input. Sometimes you just have to move on and realize things weren't working out. Plenty of fish, etc. Being single isn't always that bad of a thing.


July 15th, 2012 at 5:48 AM ^


I don't know how much of this part happened to you but we sort of threw away or gifted much of my stuff for consolidation purposes when we moved in with each other. She's with family now so I feel like I'm in a sort of mausoleum of relationship past. It will help I think when I acquire things like a bed and a television that I can call my own.

I bet it helped having the bustle of grad school for you. I'm unfortunately not in such a community, but I used to be really into writing for the E3W and I came out here doing stand up so I'm hoping to pep talk myself back into that direction.

What was the timeline on yours fading?


July 15th, 2012 at 8:47 AM ^

Listen Brother.. That shit is awful. Been there. Bombshell phone call when i was on a sales call 1000 miles away. Its sad, confusing, maddening and downright lame. I had the ring and was gonna make my move that following weekend. Literally 6 mos to a year i was a mess. She had kids and they make it really bitter. Great advice above though, it does get easier. That was feb 7th 2009 and today i can say i do still think about her a cpl times a week but instead of hours on end its only a split second. Bottom line things will still remind you of her. make new memories in the same places you did with her. Hang with buddies. Drink ALOT! Do NOT try and fill that void with another long term thing. You will project all your "thIs is how we used to do it" bs on the new girl and thats not fair. Stay away from her, do not call her, there is nothing wrong with you so stop asking yourself why. Good luck, have fun, and remember "life is tough and it ain't for pussies" - dad


July 15th, 2012 at 4:44 AM ^

I've been there, man. My five-year relationship ended my first year of graduate school. It sucks, and there's not really anything anyone can say. You're going to feel like Hell for awhile. Especially when you do/see things that remind you of her. It does eventually get better, and eventually you'll even be able to look back on this without feeling like there are shards of glass in your heart. Hang in there.