My boss tells me that a lot, when he’s about to hand me a shit-job: I have an opportunity for you to excel. In that vain I give you: My timing is SPOT ON. I mean to quit drinking, this could not be a better time. Things are RAMPING UP around here! It’s all HAPPENING: … More An Open Can of F$%#? Or An OPPORTUNITY To Excel??
I was at the state fair yesterday to support a friend who was in a cooking competition (spoiler alert: she won!! She gets to travel to Florida in November to compete in a nationwide contest). While waiting for the judging, she told me about this product line that makes bottled olive juice for martinis! And … More I Find Wine-y Conversations Boring
Not booze, no worries, I’m done with that shit. On Tuesday, Sept 1, I am quitting smoking. My first few sober days were virtually smokeless as I mostly avoided the “scene of the crime”, ei, my balcony. I figured, why would want to smoke while I’m not drinking? After all, drinking is what started me … More Uno Mas!! Another Day 1 Looms
As promised, after being inspired by rivieradinah on her last post, I am now switching to a more statistic-y method of calculating my up-to-the-minute sobriety. So I grabbed a year as my denominator (why the fuck not? Also, if I used the actual time spent drinking we’d be into some pretty heavy decimals) and divided my … More This Goes To Eleven
Not my smoke…well, some of it’s mine. Wildfires all over the Pacific Northwest have caused simply wretched air quality here in the valley that isn’t even on fire. The haze is starting to clear but we really couldn’t do much outside this weekend (and that is my official story about not getting shit done.) So … More Smoke and Small Talk and Big Listening
I read a lot of posts about aspiring soberizers being concerned about what to tell people when they’ve decided not to drink anymore. I haven’t run into this issue, mostly because no one I know gives a tin shit whether I’m drinking or not, but also because I think it’s no one’s biz by my own … More What To Say To Drinkers About Your Not-drinking
As promised, the first page I finished entirely from one of my coloring books. Posted from WordPress for Android
Friend took this picture downtown today, thought it might be useful:) She was musing on what she might have missed out on having got there late…????
So after my last post Lori from A Rewarding Life asked me if I would have drank a beer had I not been on a quest for NA. Hmmm. So I thought about and I think the answer is no, but maybe more complicated than that. I have mentioned that my spouse is joining me in sobriety, … More The NA Beer Dilemma and Crap They Are Feeding Me
Long ass day. Myself and two of my coworkers are in a training class all week, traveling an hour or more each way in traffic. The days are loooong, 12 hours plus. So I’m tired, but I thought this was amusing. One of the first things we looked at in our books, the chapter about … More The List of Worthy Things and An Unfortunate Beer