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Old 01-22-2017, 01:02 PM
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The Movie

Yesterday, I sat in my living room with my family for 2 hours and watched a movie from start to finish without getting up once.

To most people this would not be a big deal.

But over the years when I was drinking I never could do this. I would have to stop the movie every 15 minutes to get another beer or fix another drink. Not to mention stopping the movie several times to go to the bathroom.

I can't even imagine the number of movies I never finished because I passed out or I was too drunk to comprehend it.

It feels good to be living in the real world rather than in a drunken haze.
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Old 01-22-2017, 02:19 PM
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For me, I enjoy a movie, meal, game or whatever for it is now.
In the past, it was an excuse to drink.
I would get angry when people ordered dessert as it delayed leaving the restaurant and getting to the pub!!
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Old 01-22-2017, 02:27 PM
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Simple, better - peaceful engagement. Good stuff!
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Old 01-22-2017, 03:40 PM
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I am actually re-watching my favorite movies. Somehow I don't remember the ends of them!!
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Old 01-23-2017, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by RecklessEric View Post
I would get angry when people ordered dessert as it delayed leaving the restaurant and getting to the pub!!
My thing was always to drink before a meal and try to get as drunk as I could before I ate because I knew that once I ate I would start to lose my buzz and/or want to pass out.

This made for a lot of late dinners!!
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Old 01-23-2017, 07:44 AM
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After I got sober, I noticed all these movies on Netflix that I apparenlty started but never finished. More than half of them I had no recollection of whatsoever.
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:29 AM
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Exactly! Watching a movie and remembering how it ended was actually a new concept to me after my drinking days. Beats having to rewatch the same thing several times.
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Old 01-23-2017, 12:48 PM
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To most people this would not be a big deal.

prolly for non alcoholics, but just about all of us can relate

wait til ya watch a movie ya thought ya watched while you were drinkin.
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