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Old 09-25-2013, 07:54 AM
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Congrats on the new job Biker!!
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:34 AM
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Morning class, thought I would check in. I have been way too busy, staying up late and getting up too early (thanks to the dear Olive) and am basically beat. She got me up at 5 whining to eat. So she did and I went back to bed after a while, waking up to the phone at 7:45. Feel like a zombie, but at least it is tired zombie and not hungover zombie.

Congrats on the new Job Biker, let us know how it is going.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjzkuTiHM-I

All from here, have a great day and week Class!
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:00 AM
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Well, I've been chugging along.

It's the week of Dr's appointments for me: 4 of them in 7 days. 2 down, 2 to go. Not exactly fun, but looking forward to being caught up on them all. I think of it as another step forward in recovery.

Today, I have some work to catch up on as I'm taking some time off for all the Dr's visits.

Hope everyone is doing well.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:17 AM
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Hey all,

Just wanted to drop in and say hello and let you know I am still sober Quit April 28. Am swimming, a lot, and am doing an intensive course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which is really helpful. I am feeling much happier and healthier. Quitting drinking has been the best decision in my life and has had a positive effect on many aspects I didn't even think of when I quit. Hope you are all well!

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Old 09-28-2013, 12:44 AM
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Heya folks!

So, I got a surprise from the job in Charlotte that has been saying "no remote workers" for the last two months. Well, I guess they finally realized that if they want someone like me they need to stretch their rules a bit. They called and interviewed me today, and then they asked me to come to Charlotte for an in-person interview next Wednesday.

It's a bank, too, so I get to wear a suit to the interview without feeling silly (yes, I like to wear a suit -- I own 20ish suits and I never get to wear the dang things 'cause the whole flippin' world has gone casual).

You know how you see guys with long hair in suits in movies all the time? Yeah, it's always the villain. But why do you never see that in real life? I think I look great with a nice three-piece, pocketwatch, luccheses, hair down, goatee and lamb chops on my face. I'm straight out of the 19th century, I'm telling you. Time for me to revive an old fashion trend. You ever notice the pictures of judges from the 1800s on the walls of your local court house? Creative beards, man. What happened to men that we think we have to shave ourselves to resemble a baby's butt?

I'll tie my damn hair up for the bank, though. And my goatee and lamb chops will be neatly trimmed

Rambling digression over.

I'm going camping tomorrow.
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:11 AM
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hows the new job Biker?
good to see you Sobreia

Hope the week goes as well as it can DG

Hiya Drake!

Hope all is more or less OK with you and your mom Scout

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I used to like to rock the Victorian look too Goat - very rare I have occasion to wear suits tho these days....
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:11 AM
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I have this image of Goat walking into the bank as a Jeff Bridges looking dapper bank robber.

With a Goat on a rope leash.

Welcome to the more fun portion of my brain.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:42 AM
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Yes, Scout, I can see that...pinstripes, pocket watch and lapel boutonniere.. which the goat wants to eat.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:32 AM
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For a goat, pocketwatches are a timely snack.

*groan*
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:31 AM
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Scoutie- Congrats on 6 months!!
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:14 AM
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I think I honestly would have missed it if you hadn't posted DG. ><

Thank you!

6 months. Wow. That's half a year.

I can say without any reservations, hesitation, what-ifs, or otherwise that 6 months ago today I made a decision that has been the key to getting me on a path of better mental, physical, and spiritual health.

And, thanks to you all--and I mean each and every person that has ever posted in this thread--I've been able to remember that decision, and get stronger everyday with my resolve to just be me, and not a drunk, soak, rummy, or alcoholic. I may be all those things, and will be for the rest of my life--but being sober means I don't have to identify myself as such.

It's a great feeling.

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Old 10-01-2013, 06:24 PM
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Awesome job on 6 months SB!

I just arrived in Charlotte... I like it out here

My wife has been listening to country music for a while and they just played a song where this twangy country singer tried to rap the whole song. I think it may be the worst thing I've ever heard.
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Hi everybody!

So I'm on my way home from Charlotte... I got the contract It pays better than I thought, so it looks like I won't have to take a pay cut after all!

I'm looking forward to visiting the office often. It's a really nice area. Well, the office is in a skyscraper in the middle of what they call "uptown" but any normal person would call downtown, so that area isn't terribly great (though it is a very clean downtown), but the surrounding area is quite nice.

Now I just need to find some more small project contracts and I'll be solidly back on the gravy train.
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congratulations Goat

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Way to go Goat! And it's cool that it's in a place you want to visit more.
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Gotta get some sleep tonight... Tomorrow the new AA meeting I'm starting meets for the first time
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Goat, let us know how it goes.
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So the first meeting went extremely well. I have a lot of support from the local AA community! We held a group conscience and made all the decisions necessary to run the meetings going forward, and we elected all the folks needed to do the service work.

And... now that I'm home I started working on an AA Meeting Manager tablet app. Alpha version ETA this evening if I don't run out of steam.
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:52 PM
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Congrats on the new gig Goat!
Congrats on 6 months Scout! I thought I had posted that, but I guess I did not.... mea culpa.



Lovely early fall day with sun so I walked in AM and then again this PM with HRH Olive, the Nut Dog. She barked at all the inferior creatures she encountered and let all know she is out and about.

First symphony concert of the season tonight so that should be fun, it is an ok program tonight.

All from here, enjoy the evening, morning, afternoon.... whatever it is in your world!
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Could not have made it without my class!

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