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Matthew Lee

$12,322.27 raised

Target: $10,000

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I'm going dry this July to raise funds for people affected by cancer. We all know someone who has been affected either directly or indirectly in some way by this terrible illness, and I figure laying off the tubes for a month is a very small sacrifice to make when compared to the 1000's of NZ'rs each year who suffer without choice. I don't think it will hurt my own health and well being to have a month off either.....

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$250.00 from Simon Bramer

Here's to the 13th best boozer I know..
Well done Scrubber.

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Still pushing for a top 10 spot, but the challenge needs to be held outside Southland - funny things happen to me down there.
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$30.00 from Draughty

Great stuff Champ

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Cheers Draughty, very grateful mate ta.
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$30.00 from Maria Clark

Well Done Pike!

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Thank you kindly Mrs Clark. Can you remind Jo she owes me $23 for her Tigers from Saturday.
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$120.00 from Lisa Thompson

Bloody great reading. Bloody great cause. Good on ya Pike

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Cheers Lisa, the struggle is real!

Status Update

Day 30. 2 to go. Interestingly 30 is the number of 500ml bottles of Sawmill Pilsner (4.7% ABV) I would need to drink in theory to die by booze. The lethal dose of alcohol is roughly 6.5gm per 1kg of mass, 1g of alcohol is 1.2ml of alcohol, last time I checked I was about 90kg, so 6.5 X 90 X 1.2= 702ml of pure alcohol required to kill me. 500ml at 4.7% ABV, equates to 23.5ml of pure alcohol. 702 divided by 23.5 = 29.87, rounded to 30 bottle and voila! 30 bottles of Sawmill Pilsner drunk instantly required to send me to the grave. Now, as I’m 30 days without practice, it’s quite unlikely I can drink 30 bottles of beer instantly, so I also have to compensate for the rate of metabolism. Your body clears 14g/17ml of alcohol every 90 minutes, so at this rate it takes my body 125 minutes to clear a bottle of beer. So, for every 2 hours of my attempt to die by bottle, I have to add one more bottle to the initial 30 bottles. I give up and I will live to fight another day!
Donate here please – seem to have had a good day yesterday, but keep the funds rolling in - https://www.dryjuly.co.nz/users/matthew-lee

Today’s beer is Three Boys Pilsner. My theory that it was named after Alvin, Simon and Theodore from Alvin and the Chipmunks was incorrect. They were chipmunks, not boys as it turns out, but the owner Ralph has two sons, so his wife had three boys and he also had two brothers. Pretty lame really compared to my idea, but his beer isn’t bad! Oyster Stout, IPA are both pretty reasonable and the Red IPA is superb. Three Boys take on the microbrewers' most popular style, pilsner, this New World hop-packed beauty looks as good as it tastes. Like the pilsners of old, it balances pale malt flavour and hop bitterness, but they take it a step further using modern varieties of Saaz hops grown in New Zealand, which give it that little bit of extra aroma and flavour. The reason this particular drop takes position in the penultimate review of the month is its timing of its favourability – think Christchurch circa late 2010-early 2011. After the tragic earthquake of 4/9/2011, due to major damage to transport systems I reverted to cycling to work along with colleagues and friends. With many of us having wives and children safely away with in laws, friends and generally out of town for several weeks, a small but defiant group of us remained and took up residence at Misceo Café & Bar in Fendalton for a period of approximately 4 months. Three Boys Pilsner became our Code Red beer. With 550ml pints, a rewards programme and lack of requirement to be able to drive anywhere, this drop was our go to Monday through Friday. Any subsequent aftershock higher than 2.0 on the Steve Richter scale, we were tools down, on the bikes and off to see Frank! In amongst the tragedy, such was our positivity, brain storming and general problem solving after 6 pints each that I believe we were influential in starting the Christchurch Rise Up movement. For the records the fastest time on a bike from 47 Mandeville Street to Misceo was 4 minutes and 35 seconds by a Mr DM Cox, unbeaten to this day. The record from Misceo’s to home, was 1 railway line hit on the wrong angle, 2 grazed knees, 1 dislocated shoulder and 1 broken iPhone.

Small pils
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$100.00 from Nick Sowman

Top stuff Matiu. I had my doubts!

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Thank you Nicholas, I expect many did, and I still have 1 more day to get through!
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$56.85 from Lara Beckett

Awesome work Matt!

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Thanks so kindly Tara, Kara, Sara.
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$120.00 from Jane Pervan

Great work Pike.

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Thanks Jane, is this money raised by Ollie's sex education for kids classes?
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$154.70 from Allan Booth

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Cheers Boothy, much appreciated, even if it is tainted Temuka money!!
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$120.00 from Nigel Bowen

Looking forward to "Not so dry" August!

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Thanks for the support Mr Bowen. See you Thursday lunchtime for a lazy PH.
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