Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sober April: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

17 comments:

andrew said...

mbs down. alcohol makes bocce fun!

Scottie said...

Ugh...it's probably a great idea, but I'm an accountant. And it's f%&king April...so I'm gonna have to go with a fat thumbs down.

Sarah said...

thumbs down...but more importantly, a huge shout out to QOTD! yesterday's question about what we are too old to do was the topic of conversation on today's Jojo and Reagan morning show, 106.5 in baltimore...we are so relevant!! other answers included, have a two day hangover, show my midriff, shop at hollister...

Christine LeMieux said...

thumbs up! it's only 30 days...(says the girl who attempted this for Lent and made it to Day 9)

erin said...

oh god why

John said...

I had a buddy that did this for 2 months last year. It was actually pretty amazing because I didn't see him for weeks at the time and I could notice the change. It was like one of those TV Talk Show makeovers.

I've considered it, but that's as far as I go. Still a big step for me.

GC/DC said...

Very Admirable.

Dave C said...

thumbs down . . . I tried this in January and though I did manage an admirable (IMO) 3 weeks it was difficult as hell!

Beth D said...

for this guy? thumbs up. sounds like a good project. For me? thumbs down. I gave up beer for lent so I have some catching up to do!

Cate said...

Thumbs up. I had my own sober two weeks recently as I battled bronchitis and even though I felt miserable, it was really nice to wake up sober.

Dan said...

I wish I had four hands so I could give that idea four thumbs down.

Laura said...

eh, I'll give it a go. Thanks for the idea!

Martin Andres Austermuhle said...

Thumbs up because I did this once for a few months and it's by far the easiest way to lose a lot of weight. It's pretty surprising, actually. (Not that you need to shave any pounds, Rob.) It's also a fantastic way to save money.

But be forewarned -- you will get looks when you roll up to a party with a six-pack of Diet Coke or end up nursing an iced tea all night.

beenu said...

there were a few morning afters when i seriously considered doing this, but i got over it.

one thumb up for being a challenge

one thumb down b/c rob called me a nerd for doing model UN

Martin Andres Austermuhle said...

Beenu,

As a fellow Model UN'er, we were nerds. Just cause we filled bathtubs full of cheap beer during away conferences didn't make us cool, especially when we would yell "Point of Order!" in a drunken stupor.

Rob said...

i created this and i'm giving it a thumbs down...

Melissa said...

I have to say 2 thumbs down...but just for me personally. It's a pretty admirable goal (I guess) and I wish him the best, but there is no way in hell I could do it. I wish I had the discipline to do fasts and these types of challenges, but I simply do not.

With that said, I could really use a Bloody Mary right about now...