I told him it was making me uncomfortable and it seemed insensitive that although he doesn't have a problem, I do, and it's just there beckoning to me. He told me there was nothing more important to him than me and he promptly began dumping bottles down the drain - just like that! It sounds silly, but it was one of the sweetest acts of love ever! He still has beer in the house which doesn't bother me in the least, but it was so nice to have him hear me and to have my feelings validated. I feel like a weight has been lifted because I had dreaded saying anything for fear of making a big deal about it or seem like I was overreacting. Sometimes the people you love can be a lot more supportive than you think. Here's to those who support us in this journey!
There is currently a debate happening surrounding Bill 15, The UCP's "Choice in Education Act" which is intended to funnel money to private schools and pave the way for an American-style Voucher System for funding schools. A system which has resoundingly failed everywhere in the US that it has been implemented.
During this debate, the Peace River MLA, Dan Williams, compared schools to liquor stores and said if we can privatize liquor stores we can also privatize schools.
My roommate and I moved in on a six month lease together. We both committed to it.
We talked about all the basic stuff. He asked me if I was any kind of serious drinker and I said I was not.
In hindsight I should’ve made sure his idea of serious drinker and mine were the same thing, but hindsight is 20/20.
The whole conversation was “Hey I’m sorry if this is a little personal but I have to ask, do you drink?” And I said yah, and he said “Serious drinking, or just the occasional kind of thing?” And I said “Oh, not serious at all.” Thinking he’d probably had a bad experience dealing with a hard partying ex roommate.
So we move in and I start stocking up my liquor cabinet and he says “Woah, what’s all this” and I tell him I have a few bottle of liquor, but not to worry, I haven’t been drunk since college (still figuring dealing with drunk guys was his concern.)
He didn’t seem thrilled but didn’t bring it up again.
I usually have a glass of wine with dinner. The first night I d... keep reading on reddit ➡
Yes that's what the subject line says. People should be able to walk to commons, Point Pleasant, Waterfront with plastic cups for their beer, wine, liquor on Canada Day especially. Parts of Argyle allow this. So it's time to expand the boundary. Canada Day will be a zoo for bars. Let's people move freely so there aren't large gatherings in bars / pubs / beer gardens etc.
It's time for Nova Scotia to modernize the liquor laws (open carry) and adopt how a lot of Euro countries / cities roll when it comes to alcohol (beer, wine, spirits etc.)
Glad I got that off my chest.
Hi guys! Been a while since I checked in, last time was super helpful and your encouragement made all the difference. Lurking here has been a godsend during the quarantine.
I stopped drinking on New Year's and have held pretty strong in my sobriety. I dabbled in AA, revisited my mental health resources, and haven't had too many urges during this time. I've 'come out' to friends and family, all of whom have been supportive. I'm very grateful that this has been a mostly smooth transition.
On to last weekend...I know NA beers are somewhat controversial in sober circles, but I genuinely miss the taste of a beer and so I've had a few here and there over the past few months. My brother came over with an 18-pack of NA Heines (he doesn't drink either and they're hard to find so he went for the big pack - just to clarify I'm not pounding back NA beers like I do La Croix). As I was on to my second, a few sips in, I felt a buzz coming on, which I originally attributed to smoking (can't quit all... keep reading on reddit ➡
I meant to buy a bottle of whisky
On my way back home I felt like I could fall off my bike and end up breaking the bottle of whisky
So I decided to drink it all at once right there
It was the best decision of my life because on my way back home I fell off my bike like 8 times.
I was called for an interview at the Broadway Liquor Store on West Broadway today and it was a really strange interview. The man who interviewed me was in his 50s and gave off major creep vibes. He went on and on about his personal life and random things that had nothing to do with the job for an hour. The interview lasted a whole hour which I think is way too long for a liquor store interview. At the end of the interview he asked me a few questions that seemed extremely off and after a quick google search, found out was illegal. He asked me in detail about my financial situation (EI, CERB, layoffs) due to covid. Then, he asked if I was married. He asked if I had any illnesses or disabilities that would hinder me from doing the job and asked about my overall mental health and state. He looked at me up and down and commented how I am dressed is fine for the dress code. He even gave me his personal number. He was really persistent on having me work there and kept asking me if I wanted th... keep reading on reddit ➡
I wanted to let you know I've officially launched CraftOttawa.ca (without the big family and friends party I'd imagined when I began the project, ha!). It's a responsive and interactive map of all the craft makers (breweries, distilleries, wineries, cideries, and yes even meaderies) in the Ottawa Valley(ish) area. In 2019 I'd just moved back to the area after nearly a decade enjoying craft beer and spirits in Vancouver while becoming a Web Developer, so this was the perfect project.
I've kept things simple and functional with some bonuses, including a cycling map layer, searching by location or town name, and filtering by crafter type. Local feels important now more than ever, and I built Craft Ottawa with that in mind - to make it easy for anyone, wherever their interests lay, to connect with local crafters.
Please let me know what you think, and please share my site with friends and family if you like it. When I look at the code now, I can't belie... keep reading on reddit ➡
I want to build a tray on my bar out back to hold bottles during outdoor parties. Other than just buying some sheet metal, i'm looking to see if there is a purpose built device for this.
EDIT: Yes, I have the answer now. lol.
Looters just broke into the biggest liquor store in the state and I'm sad and mad. I get the anger but this is so wrong. The people that own and work at Chicago Lake are such great people! Fuck you if you're looting!
I really wanted a margarita and I was brainstorming recipes to make a virgin drink and then I realized that wtf is the point. That's just a Slurpee/slushee.
But tonight I’m getting drunk coz it’s my turn. She got drunk yesterday and this is my day. I’m not gunna drink before I get her home, I’m gunna take her home, give her to Lucy, Lucy will be watching her and then I’ll have some drinks. So yeah I think we’re done here and I’ll pick up my daughter and take her home to Lucy and get drunk.
I like feeling like an adult by having a fully stocked bar, while still not spending tons of money that I don't have.
Usually my wife goes to the local liquor store, but with her Stage IV cancer and covid 19, she isn't going out much anymore, nor is she drinking. I thought I would go out and pick up a bottle of wine for myself as we watch a movie at home on Friday night. I haven't been in the liquor store in a long time, certainly not since the advent of covid 19.
So I went to the Charleswood liquor mart, at Charleswood mall on Friday evening (May 29th). I am very conscientious of hygiene, as my wife has cancer, is on immune suppressing treatments, and would be at great risk if she contracted covid 19. I don't want to bring it home to her.
So before I left my car, I used hand sanitizer and put on an N-95 mask (that I bought long before covid 19 advent, as we were told to wear masks when waiting in crowded areas at the hospital cancer ward). When I entered the double doors of the liquor store, I was told I had to show ID. So I took out my drivers licence and without hesitation showed it to the... keep reading on reddit ➡