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Old 04-13-2015, 03:46 PM
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The stuff we can do now!

There are so many things that I used to not be able to do because of my drinking. I was promised that if I just continued on this path of sobriety, so many new and exciting doors would open up for me.

One will take place in 2 weeks. For Christmas, my 15 year old son bought us tickets to a hard rock festival on April 25th, because he knew how much I liked a few of the bands that are playing. We have hotel reservations for 2 nights and we are both looking forward to having a blast. No way in hell I could have done this while still drinking the way I used to drink.

So I raise my coffee cup brimming with strong Cuban coffee as a toast to the fun of being sober.



OH yeah! Slipknot and Godsmack!
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:51 PM
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Awesome Bmac! Sounds like a great reward for your hard work, and a very thoughtful son also!
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I am happy for you. Have fun with your son.
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:55 PM
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Rock on! Enjoy the concert with your son!
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:58 PM
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Sounds like you have a nice son Bmac congratulations. I hope you have a great time
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cool Bmac - FYI - I posted 1000HP on a weekender thread last year before it was released I'm pretty sure it wasn't officially released yet...
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Well done Bmac!
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That sounds like such a thoughtful and fun present.

I'm sure you will have a blast.
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Old 04-13-2015, 05:30 PM
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Sounds like a good time have fun. And just think, you'll remember it!
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Sounds like an awesome time Bmac! Have fun!
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Sounds like a great time for you and your son, BMac. When I read the thread title it sounded like a Dr. Seuss title. Oh the things we can do and the places we'll go! All achievable if we quit drinking.

I don't know about you but my life shrank into a tiny box in which I was imprisoned. Much better to be free!
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:54 PM
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Have fun!! Sounds great!

BTW...I have no idea who Slipnot or Godsmack is. I feel sooooooooooooooo old.
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You are so right - there are so many freedoms that come with sobriety. What a great gift!
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These are some great bands! It is great that you can go there with your son. Have fun and stay sober!
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What a great idea from your son, and a fun event! In my experience, live music is a so much richer experience sober. Some good bands, too. Enjoy!
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Awesome! Now that is some good quality time you can spend with your son. Creating good sober memories is a big part of moving forward from alcoholism imho. Have fun!
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Originally Posted by Bmac View Post
There are so many things that I used to not be able to do because of my drinking. I was promised that if I just continued on this path of sobriety, so many new and exciting doors would open up for me.

One will take place in 2 weeks. For Christmas, my 15 year old son bought us tickets to a hard rock festival on April 25th, because he knew how much I liked a few of the bands that are playing. We have hotel reservations for 2 nights and we are both looking forward to having a blast. No way in hell I could have done this while still drinking the way I used to drink.

So I raise my coffee cup brimming with strong Cuban coffee as a toast to the fun of being sober.



OH yeah! Slipknot and Godsmack!
Awesome! I have seen slipknot several times and will be going to my first Download festival here in the UK, sober! I am with you!

So pleased you are doing well!

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Old 04-14-2015, 11:54 AM
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I am constantly amazed by the things I am able to do now that I'm no longer drinking.

While I was well aware of how much time I was wasting being hungover, some part of me wrongly believed that, "at least the night before makes it worth it!" But I never had fun drinking -- the honeymoon phase has long since gone.

And drinking made me incapable of doing something as simple as going to the movies.
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