So I don't drink

<p>I go to IU right now. The party scene is there, it's huge... but it is totally avoidable. I have friends who drink, and friends who don't. It's not hard to find people who are like you, I promise. You just have to seek any opportunity you have for meeting people. If you really don't want to party be sure NOT to select the Northwest dorms because that's where all the stuff that LoonLake is talking about goes down. Not that people don't party in other dorms, because they do... it's just more under control and you'll be more likely to find non-drinkers and such.</p>

<p>If anything, go to a couple of parties your first couple of weeks and see how you feel about it. It may just end up being a ton of fun, you never know. Have an open mind. PM me if you've got any questions.</p>

<p>A lot of people really don't care. I've been to a few parties and people have encouraged me to have a glass, or a beer, or even just a sip. I just politely say "No thanks, I don't drink." or "No thanks, not tonight" and as long as you're consistent people leave you alone about it. A suprising number of people have a good amount of respect for people who don't drink or smoke. Another good one is claiming / offering to be a designated driver. As long as you're not going on a rampage about how stupid is, people are pretty chill about it, I've found.</p>

<p>I don't drink. Then again, I'm also not the most social or "party person". I still get by though. As long as I have my friends and some type of female partner, I'm happy. Hardcore partying is just not my thing. No Hardcore partying = No pressure to drink = No drinking.</p>

<p>LoonLake, thats gross. I wouldnt want to live in a place where it smells like puke and have it all over the floor. They should help everyone there if they drink that much. Why do they all drink so much? Maybe they are too stressed out and they shouldnt have so much school work. It isn't good to drink that much cause you might die. Where is there RAs? They are suposed to keep everything under control and make sure dudes dont drink too much.</p>

<p>RA's dont care about what you do outside of the dorms.</p>

<p>work never ends, college on the other hand, does. You have all your life to be uptight and boring</p>

<p>Yes Widdy, because choosing not to drink makes you uptight and boring. I seem to have completely forgotten that. Stupid me. :o</p>

<p>So you don't drink, so what. Neither do I. What are my reasons? It doesn't matter. It's no big deal. Someone asked me the other day, "Do you drink?" and I'm like "No" and that was that. Don't make little stuff out to be a big deal, dude.</p>

<p>Hu chu talkn' 2 man??</p>

<p>Directed at OP.</p>

<p>Oh. :D</p>

<p>Anyway, soda FTW?</p>