I go years between drinks. I quite like beer, but there have been a couple of long periods where I just don't drink alcohol. My longest was probably about four years. Then one day I had a few pints. Then maybe nothing for another couple of months. Then a couple of pints twice in a week. Generally I abstain cos the one bad effect alcohol has is it makes me sleepy, so if it's a cheeky half after work then great, but if it's a big night out I'll stick to lemonade, that way I'm still rocking at sunrise. If I get serious with the sauce early in the evening, I'm flagging badly by midnight. And a pint at lunchtime? Uggh, how sluggish is the afternoon?! It's like being hit over the head with a mallet. The one exception, interestingly enough, was the a.net meetup at CGN
when we all flew on the Iranair 747SP - it was such an early start (6am at Stansted) that by the time I go to the bar at Cologne airport with Tugmaster, Brons2 and co, I NEEDED A DRINK. So I had about five, and another five after we landed. Whoo hoo!!
Beer: the cause of, and solution to, all our problems.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz