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# Alcohol consumption query

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15 Mar 2007, 07:10
Now that a few of us have had some admits, are we all starting to blow off steam in similiar ways
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15 Mar 2007, 07:18
I am boycotting this poll as being prejudiced against non-admits.

I also fear for my general health if this suggests people drink more on getting an admit.
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15 Mar 2007, 07:24
3underscore wrote:
I am boycotting this poll as being prejudiced against non-admits.

I agree. Although it doesn't make much sense since we're the first two to post in this thread.

Make this poll in April.
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15 Mar 2007, 07:41
The reason I ask is because I was bone dry for nearly a year and then suddenly became a "2-3 can a night" guy over the past few weeks. Hopefully this is just a temporary fix.
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15 Mar 2007, 08:07
I definitely voted for Option 1.

However, upon further consideration, I resent this poll because it implies that people who drink more heavily have tend to have a better chance at getting admitted. Based on these prejudices, I have decided to withdraw my vote and rescind all of your admits.
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15 Mar 2007, 08:16
fluffydot wrote:
I definitely voted for Option 1.

However, upon further consideration, I resent this poll because it implies that people who drink more heavily have tend to have a better chance at getting admitted. Based on these prejudices, I have decided to withdraw my vote and rescind all of your admits.

I never told you, but I bought the Dean a case of Cascade and we shared a few bottles over the interview.
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15 Mar 2007, 11:13
Well, I hat to say this, but the whole GMAT - Bschool app thing has given me a sense of urgency I haven't had in years. Before, if I felt like binge drinking on a night out (during weekends) I would just do so and then sleep till 4 pm the following day.

Nowadays, I'm calculating whether I can afford to do so, evaluating whether it's worth it, etc. If I plan to go out on a Weds night, I will probably sleep early on Tuesday (to gather energy) and announce a "might be late" arrival to work for Thursday morning. Before I wouldn't care. Now I've lost all spontaneity.

I hate to admit this, but this whole process has made me an old -fella...
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15 Mar 2007, 11:38
Lepium - I've had the exact same experience. I hate the idea of wasting a Saturday or Sunday recovering from a hangover because the entire time I spend getting my apps together and studying the GMAT time was so precious. Now I have this guilt or something hanging over me.

I had made a little guideline for myself that I wouldn't do any shots until my apps were, because my normal going-out routine involved dinner w/ friends followed by several rounds of shots (whisky at most places, ouzo at Greek restaurants, plum wine at sushi joints, or vodka if my Russian friends were dining with me) before going out on the town. So along with many other sacrifices, I gave up shots, but now that my apps are in I haven't really gone back to that because I know I won't be able to get up and go running in the morning and get a productive day in.

Really an amazing change that the whole process has brought about in that respect, and also in my general awareness of what's out there in terms of career and life opportunities.
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15 Mar 2007, 12:00
LOL. I can relate. Before this process, it wasn't uncommon for me to sleep in till noon on a Saturday, go out for a bit run some errands, maybe lay down from 5pm to 7pm or so and just watch a movie, go take a shower and head out for the night. Sundays often involved getting up at 1pm, doing errands till 6 or 7pm, then vegging out. Once the GMAT and essays came to life, I started getting up at 8 or 9am. I hear you.
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15 Mar 2007, 15:11
Sometimes I think it would be nice to be comfortable with being a complete slacker again for a weekend without any guilt or feeling of "lost productivity," but all in all it's good to be saving the liver and brain cells from the abuse and doing more with my free time.
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15 Mar 2007, 15:12
had not had a single drop of beer for the last 14 years.
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15 Mar 2007, 15:51
Strangely, it hasn't changed much. The reason is probably that I still have quite a few of applications in play and I don't yet feel all that festive. In recent years I have consumed a glass of wine most nights, and have continued to do so. I think I might do some celebrating over the summer, but will probably cut way back once school starts.

It won't be anything like undergrad where I drank heavily 4-7 nights per week.
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15 Mar 2007, 16:37
okay...

from time to time, I drink a glass of wine. haha
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19 Mar 2007, 08:06
So after 30 votes this poll was basically a wash. I guess I don't have any more excuses to keep up my 1/2 bottle of California (and other new world reds) a night pace. Maybe it's time to start scaling back...
19 Mar 2007, 08:06
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