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Whiners Anonymous ... Part 250 ~ "Daylight Savings Whine"


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https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...ml#post7137572 (Whiners Anonymous ... Part 249 ~ "A Whine Is Born")

Thank you for the new title, Least!





W.A. Preamble!

Whiners Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience,

strength and hope with each other,

that they may solve their whining problems and help others to recover from whinerism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop whineing.

There are no dues or fees for W.A. membership;

we are self-supporting through our own contributed whines.

W.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, institutions,

TV, radio, or Oprah Book of the Month Club!

does not wish to engage in any controversy, yeah right!,

neither endorses nor opposes any causes.

Our primary purpose is to stop whine'n and help other whineaholics to achieve non whineity.

Whiners Anonymous Help (WAH!)

Do you whine, complain, or snivel? Are you a grumpy old fart?
Do you seek out others in taverns or internet chat rooms to whine about things?
Do people ever tell you to "like it or lump it"?
Are you asked, "What are you crying about?"
Do friends or family seem less likely to talk to you as the years go by?
Do you constantly tell other people they whine too much?

If you do any of these things, you may be in need of the WAH! 12 step program.
Whining is for tiny tots! Do you want to die a lonely old man/woman and whine about the prospect?
Stop whining now!


The WAH! 12 Step Program:


1. Admit you whine.

Just say, "I am a whiner."


2. Admit your whining is a problem.

It's not enough to know you whine--you have to realize it interferes with your life. Tell yourself, your spouse, and a friend that you have a problem with whining, that all you have ever done is whine. But don't whine to God! He already knows, all too well. God just sat back while you whined away the years. It's not His fault, after all, so don't go whining to Him with your problem.


3. Seek help to cure your whining.

Whining is but one of your many shortcomings, since you are a miserable excuse for a human being. Another shortcoming is you can't do anything for yourself, otherwise you would not whine. Go whine to somebody to help you--that's all you know how to do, remember?


4. Laugh at your whine.

Made a decision to turn your constant whining over to your sense of humor and learn to "lovingly and wholeheartedly" laugh at yourself each time you whine. Be prepared to be given the nickname "Loony Tunes," however.


5. Step out of your shoes.

Put your whine in perspective. There's a woman in Africa living in a mud hut with a grass roof and NO indoor plumbing. She lives off of $27 a year. She is totally blind and collects sticks for firewood, hoping the next stick isn't a snake. Now, what was your whine again?


6. Eat something nasty.

Eat some vegetable you hate without whining about the taste. And don't hold your nose or cover it with cheese!


7. Listen to other whiners.

Get a part job in a complaint department and listen to other peoples' whines 8 hours a day. But don't complain about your job! If you do, go back to step 3. Go a whole week listening to your wife/husband complain and just say "yes dear." If you can't, go back to step 2. Have kids and listen to them whine--that's how you sound to others. Pay back time! What goes around, comes around!


8. Make a victim list.

Make of list of all persons you thought you had harmed and hope to hell that they'd forgotten all the minuscule crap you'd blown out of proportion. Ask them if you ever whined, and then be prepared to take the return whine.


9. Beat the crap out of your parents.

After all, they raised a whiner. Yes, you started early, but it is not your fault!


10. Beware of falling off the wagon.

Resign yourself to the fact you are going to whine each time you try to stick to your guns when you know you are right. Once a whiner, always a whiner, they say. So either just admit your are wrong or go back to step 1. Cripes, you mean you really want to go back to step 1 after getting to step 10?


11. Whine to your dog.

They love you no matter how much you whine. It's called unconditional love. Unless of course they sense your foul mood. Disguise your whine by mixing the words "good dog" in every sentence. They only know so many words--those two they know. Otherwise, your dog would hate you like all the people you know.


12. Help others.

Help some other whiney-assed basstard with his whine problem. You get to whine about their whining. It's great.

so have at it!

whine, snivle, rant, bitch, and rave away!!!

W.A. Disclaimer; just be prepared for the results


12 Promises of WA

If we are painstaking about developing our whining techniques, we will be amazed at how proficient we become at expressing our dissatisfaction with people, places, and things that irk us.

1. We are going to know a new freedom of expression.

2. We will realize it's phony to pretend happiness when we just aren't feeling it.

3. We will not regret our whines nor wish to deny their validity.

4. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know the peace of unburdening ourselves by sharing our whines at WA.

5. No matter how far down in the dumps we feel, we will see how our experience can benefit our fellow whiners.

6. That Pollyanna feeling of "la-dee-da, la-dee-da" will disappear.

7. We will set our own whines aside as we realize someone else's whine may be more deserving of our emotional support .

8. Self-centeredness will not be as prevalent, as we share and compare whining.

9. Our whole attitude and outlook upon ordinary blahs in general, and whining in particular will take on a new meaning.

10. Fear of being recognized and/or ostracized as a Chronic Whiner will leave us.

11. We will intuitively know that healthy whining is not to be stifled, but shared with others like ourselves.

12. We will suddenly realize that sharing a good whine can be very cathartic and we no longer need to whine alone.

Are these unreasonable promises? We think not. Whining has become our way of dealing with adversities--sometimes major, sometimes petty--and knowing our whines will not go unnoticed will work towards reducing the tensions produced by life's little speedbumps.

The Twelve Traditions of Whiner's Anonymous

1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon W.A. unity.

2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority—the owners, Administrators and Moderators, Greeters and Members of this site as they may express themselves in our group conscience.

3. Our leaders are but trusted servants;but they do govern. The only requirement for W.A. membership is SR membership and a desire to share some whiny ESH.

4. This group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other whiners or W.A.as a whole.

5. Each group has but one primary purpose—to whine about things in a safe environment, have fun, blow off steam and then let it go while moving onward in recovery.

6. A W.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the W.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise,lest those who do not wish to whine or read other people's whines divert us from our primary purpose.

7. Every W.A. group ought to not to be fully self-supporting, and gratefully accept this venue given to us for the purpose of whining.

8. Whiner's Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our all of our whiners shall remain as special workers.

9. W.A., as such, ought never be organized; because they need to whine about the ups and downs of their lives.

10. Whiner's Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; because most people on the outside ignore whiners anyway.

11. Our public relations policy is based on whining rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of real life if that is what we choose.

12. Anonymity of screen names is optional for those who choose to use real names ever reminding us to place principles before personalities, and respect those from other fellowships. What we whine about here stays forever on the internet.

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Good morning whiners! Thanks for the new part Opi.

I'm just killing time til 11 when I get an Uber to go to the airport. And then will start my day of travel.
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I've got a window seat for the first flight. Don't know what I'll get on the second flight. I just like to look out the window when we're racing down the runway before takeoff.

All I've got to do at the airport is print my boarding passes and I'll be good to go.

Dreaming of Billie's excited greeting tomorrow am when I pick her up.
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Safe travels least and Ann.

Make sure you are wearing your travelling sauna pants.

Just woke up near 0500, after dreaming it was 0500.

Stupid brain.
Repaired rear window washer on my car yesterday, plus the rear brake pight- then scrubbed it from top to tail.
Finished planting all the root bound pot plants, then scrubbed the unit.
I have decided to turn what is- in a conventional brain, my dining/eating area- which is an open plan arrangement with the kitchen separated by a high 'bar' and the studio I made in bedroom 2 around.
Reason? Motivation. Better light, Art- 'in my face' all the time, rather than out of the way. More frequently used for anything except being used as a dining room.
Burns unit sent a message- new surgery probably late March, will confirm next week.
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Suki, you are the very best smile maker ever!

Least, hope you get a good view all the way home. The kitties will sleep with you tonight.

PJ, I like the idea of bringing your studio out into the light...where you live. I hope the surgery goes well, did they say when in March?

Opi, thanks for the new thread and for all you do to keep us whining.

We hiked in Elk Falls forest but had to give up before we got to the falls...the trail was ice covered and had begun to melt and was treacherously slippery. It wasn't a total waste, we had a nice walk for about a mile and the forest itself is awesome, a rain forest actually with trees that reach to the sky. We then went to the Pier and sat in the sun and watched for sea action, talked to a fisherman who is retired and lives here, and then had a lovely lunch leading into nap time. I did see one enormous eagle that I called Mr. Feathers because his feathers were so fluffy and warm looking.

Here are a couple of today's pics...

This was the forest rising above Bubba....






Mr. Feathers....

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Bubba & the Eagle - both looking good.
I'm glad you didn't insist on continuing to hike.
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Well, I'm home safe and sound. Had good flights and a good ride home with my new driver. Not my usual friend, another friend, from just as far back - high school. I am pleased cause he's a good driver.

The cats are all in my den right now cause they know Billie's not here.

Franny and Zippy are playing.

I had a wonderful visit with my youngest and her partner, but it's good to be home.

Ann, glad you didn't walk on the ice.

PJ, I need to rearrange my place too. It's overdue for a change.

Boy is it nice to have all the cats in the den with me. Lily's the only one who will come up here cause she likes Billie and Zippy and Franny do not like Billie.
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Just gave the cats some catnip. They are covered with it and are being very silly.
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so glad you are home safe, least, and the kitties surely must be celebrating your return. glad you had such a great visit!

ann, what lovely pictures! and what a lovely time you are having. you must be in great shape to hike so much! fresh fish for dinner-sounds delicious. hope the herrings show up soon, and that you get some great action pics

Suki, hope you warm up! Lying groundhog, indeed! lolol

love you all. believe me im looking for seat warmers!

opi thank you, for taking such care of us.
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Just brought the porch kitties water dish in to thaw. Got to go out in the cold and get Billie soon.

Supposed to be a blustery day. I come home to bad weather.
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Glad you are home least.

Big post in Gilmerite's thread, for any interested. Pretty deep.
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I read your post. Deep indeed.
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Welcome home, Least!!

Winter blizzard/warning in effect.
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