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Pat Babcock
Moderator
Username: Pbabcock

Post Number: 174
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 68.167.120.104
Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 03:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Merry Christmas to all of you! Please be responsible in your celebrating - don't want to read about anyone getting killed or in big trouble over drinking and driving!
Pat Babcock
HBD Chief of Janitorial Services
 

Rob Beck
Intermediate Member
Username: Robbeck

Post Number: 309
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 64.216.143.243
Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 03:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Right back atcha, Pat, and thanks for all you do for us.
 

Master B
Member
Username: Cwixon

Post Number: 106
Registered: 11-2005
Posted From: 67.149.67.117
Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 04:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I can speak from experience. I drank 3 beers (not heavy ones) and got pulled over after I parked my car in my girl's appt complex. I blew a 0.08 bac and here in the not so great state of Michigan that is enough to ruin your life for some time.

Be careful all and call a cab. It will be MUCH cheaper than the alternative. I'm proof that you don't have to be intoxicated to get a dui. It's a witch hunt out there and we're all probably the targets.

Enjoy the holidays responsibly.

Cheers!
We're not here for a long time; we're here for a good time. ***Support our troops*** Bring them home.
 

Bob Wall
Advanced Member
Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 616
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 71.204.15.75
Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 05:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My wake-up call came last year after leaving the Brick Store Pub in Decatur GA. The upstairs portion of the Brick Store Pub has a Belgian Bar, where they serve nothing but Belgians on tap.

I had gone there with a co-worker, and we each had 4 belgians, so I was just beginning to get buzzed. Anyway, on the way home, I got pulled over at a speed-trap. The speed limit went from 55 to 40 and the cop was hiding just past the 40mph sign.

After I pulled the car over, it seemed like an eternity before he approached my window. Meanwhile, my heart was pounding, as I was sure he would smell the beer on my breath, and I was most likely close to the legal limit if not over it. All kinds of horrible scenarios raced through my mind.

So he gets to my door and I roll down the window. He said he pulled me over for speeding and I told him I thought it was still 55. This is where I got lucky. He acted a little sheepish, like he felt bad about pulling me over as he knew he was shooting fish in a barrel with his speed-trap.

He proceeded to write me a speeding ticket, and I took it without protest. I thought for certain I was going to get my first DUI, but I lucked out. From that moment on, I have been EXTREMELY careful about my consumption and driving.

I got lucky then, but I am not bullet-proof, and neither are you guys. Go ahead and enjoy your Christmas, but be smart about it.

Merry Christmas!
Give a man a beer and he'll waste an hour. Teach a man to brew and he'll waste a lifetime.
 

Chumley
Senior Member
Username: Chumley

Post Number: 4491
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 71.32.185.111
Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 05:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Merry Christmas to all! Another wonderful thing about this hobby is that it promotes drinking at home...the difficult thing is to promote moderation in one's guests. I am sorry to say I am not always very good in that regard...fortunately my wife is, and is quick with a phone call to another spouse to come get their besotted husbands!

Thanks, too, Pat, for all you do to keep this board running.
Tip of the Day: Age your beer in extinct Russian oak to get a rich caramelly flavor!
 

jeff wright
Member
Username: Barly

Post Number: 172
Registered: 07-2003
Posted From: 67.165.101.162
Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 01:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pat,
Thanks for all you do to keep the board up and running.
Here also is a wish for ALL board members to have a very peaceful and blessed holiday season.

Brew on,
jeff
 

Paul Edwards aka "Buster"
Senior Member
Username: Pedwards

Post Number: 1205
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 70.236.0.186
Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 01:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks, Pat!

We put up our Festivus Pole and had a couple of Eggnogs last nite!

We also wish everybody a joyous holiday season.
 

Richard Nye
Senior Member
Username: Yeasty_boy

Post Number: 1927
Registered: 01-2004
Posted From: 68.4.202.69
Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 03:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Pat, you're doing a great service to us by maintaining this board. And you're doing a great job at it in spite of this rough crowd.

I had a wake up call when I was visiting relatives in Michigan. I had a couple glasses of wine with dinner at one relative's house then drove to another relative's house. There I was offered beer which I declined (unusual for me). From there (about 2 hours after dinner) I drove home and got stopped at a speed trap. I think the limit in michigan is 0.05% bac and I was at the limit. I did all the coordination moves on the side of the road with flying colors. The cop probably could have made my life miserable but chose to not even give me even a speeding ticket. But I did have to call my in-laws to come pick my wife and I up. My wife couldn't drive because she was way over the limit.

That's one reason why I'm not in a brew club. I don't want to drink then drive home.
 

Chad D.
Intermediate Member
Username: Icehouse

Post Number: 470
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 63.224.186.98
Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 03:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Merry Christmas to all!

Have a great Holiday season all.

Chad
 

Bill Tobler
Intermediate Member
Username: Billt

Post Number: 401
Registered: 08-2001
Posted From: 216.99.65.10
Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 04:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Back at ya Pat, and Merry Christmas to everyone on the board. Hope everyone has a great and safe Holiday.
Bill Tobler
Brewing Great Beer in South Texas
 

Yam
Member
Username: Yam

Post Number: 150
Registered: 08-2004
Posted From: 75.128.80.124
Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 11:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Merry Christmas Pat and all. Be safe and enjoy some time with family and friends.
 

Jim DeShields
Junior Member
Username: Niquejim

Post Number: 29
Registered: 07-2006
Posted From: 71.3.166.10
Posted on Monday, December 25, 2006 - 03:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Merry Chruistmas to all and a happy holiday season to all. Christmas Eve at 75F, must be south Florida. Merry Christmas to those having my much missed white Christmas.