It’s very hot here. Haaaaaawt. It’s seriously cutting into patio-time hence the no-posting. I hate to whine about it, really. In February I start whining about not having seen the sun for 6 months and I dream of summer. And now it’s all over me. I read an article about how Europeans view Americans with … More HAWT and Other Sober People Who I Happen To Know
Pseudo-science and Bible-thumping, the worst of both worlds: The problem with rehab, AA and calling addiction a disease Found this article schlepping around on Salon.com this afternoon. Psychologist and neuroscientist Mark Lewis is interviewed about his book “The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease” in this article. There are probably people on both sides … More Is Addiction a Disease?
Calling all opinionated readers! I have started a book review blog for the unwashed masses (meaning us). I would love to get contributors on board to submit their thoughts on books they love (or hate) but mostly love, I think love is just better *hearts and sparkles*. Here’s the blog if you want to have … More Dig This Book!
I’m back at the gym now, by which I mean fitness facility, I’m not buffing up for weight lifting competition (or am I??) I’m reading that many bloggers are looking to tone-up, get in shape, lose weight, feel better but don’t consider themselves “gym types”. I’d like to let them know that there really isn’t … More Pumping You Up
Originally posted on sober women awareness network (swan):
? Thank you to Fiona swan for the article at the end and for letting me know that ”Nostalgia comes from Greek for”old pain”. Do you really want that back??? ” Hello, hope all good with you. Went to the beach directly after work tonight. I find…
I want everyone to know I washed my hair yesterday. BEFORE WORK. This is big. I was volun-chosen to go to a conference for work and had to arrive in BUSINESS CASUAL at 8am. I don’t do business cas’, I’m a telecom network technician and I spend my days crawling around on the floor in dirty … More Hair-do’s (and don’ts) and Just Doing
Mad Mission We were drinking like the Irish, But we were drinking scotch Bartender turned on a movie Everybody turned to watch And every single eye was gleaming As he reached the final scene Well, at least mine did, Here’s lookin’ at you, kid It’s a mad mission Under difficult conditions not everybody makes it To the loving cup … More Mad Mission
Not normally a daytime napper but this heat wave kept me up all night. So just before I woke up from a nap this afternoon I had this weirdly vivid dream that I was talking/telling/writing whatever about how fricking AWESOME MY SOBRIETY IS. Don’t remember who or what but I was JACKED UP about. So dream … More Dreams and the PCT
For those of you interested in my experiment in Kombucha brewing, here’s where are: This is first real batch using the SCOBY I created with my first (largely undrinkable batch– who was I kidding??) I tasted it and it’s quite fizzy and nice. I added some fresh peaches and tossed it in the fridge to … More Kombucha- The Time Has Nearly Come
So I was hanging out at this prison today…because that’s my job and let’s face it, I have a lot of fans there. I started thinking about alcohol as a prison. It’s not, not really, because technically we can leave anytime we want, whereas my inmate friends do not have the luxury. But there are … More Back on the Chain Gang