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Does anyone have any Happy Hour survival tips? I'm not sure where we're going yet, but I'm meeting with friends for happy hour both today and tomorrow. Eep!

Wed. Sep 13, 12:56pm

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I just drink water...lots of it. At first I got alot of slack. Now my friends are used to it and just get me a water when they get their next round.

If you want to drink, you could always alternate water with drinks. Or, if you just want to appear to be drinking, get a diet coke with a lime. No need for anybody to know there is no alcohol in there.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 1:02 PM

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Can you meet your friends some place other than a bar?

As I've gotten older we've shifted to meeting for walks instead.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 1:02 PM

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i agree with the poster who suggests meeting elsewhere, especially since you asked for "survival tips". it sounds like you may be steeping into an overly tempting environment. it's good to recognize this before you arrive!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 1:04 PM

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Since you ARE going to happy hour, NOT asking where else you should go I will give a few suggestions:

Michelob Ultra or Miller Lite, only 95 and 96 calories
Anything mixed with diet soda

Good luck and have fun!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 1:37 PM

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Becks Light Beer - Only 64 calories
Corona Light - 95 calories - this is my favorite
Rum & Diet Coke - 65 calories for each ounce of alcohol


Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 1:54 PM

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to the op

are you more concerned about the drinks or the free/cheap food that will probably be available?

Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 1:58 PM

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Rum and Diet Coke (1 oz. rum) - 65 calories

Vodka and Soda (1 oz. vodka) - 65 calories

White Wine Spritzer (4 oz. white wine topped with club soda) - 80 calories

Bloody Mary (1 oz. vodka, 4 oz. tomato juice, dash of Tabasco and pepper) - 90 calories

Budweiser Select (99 cal)

Michelob Ultra Low Carb (95 cal/2.5 g carbs

Miller Light (89 cal/2.9 g carbs

vodka tonic has around 200 calories :( that's my drink of choice :(

Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 2:04 PM

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Forget the drinks, my problem at happy hour is the nachos...mmmmmmm....Id just encourage SPLITTING one appitizer if food is the issue...

Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 2:46 PM

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WINE WINE WINE- i don't know anyone who can chug wine, so it always takes a while to finish... plus you look classy and you're getting those heart benefits as well :)

Otherwise- diet soda mixers are a good choice.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 5:55 PM

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just becareful with diet soda as mixers they tend to let the alcohol work faster

Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 5:56 PM

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