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Old 05-25-2015, 06:19 PM
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MesaMan, sounds like you're on the right track - might be good to remove that stain before the police arrive, eh?

Back from the trip to Mos Eisley...er....Guatemala City. Picked up my car at the mechanic's taco shop. He did a great job, it was very inexpensive, and I made a couple friends out of the experience. Car ran great all the way home, purred like a kitty. Stopped at the fancy grocery store as planned, got cookies'n'cream ice cream for later, just had a big salad for dinner. Have Game of Thrones recorded waiting for me to get the evening started, then a long nice sleep before work tomorrow.

Great seeing you all this weekend, sharing the (mostly) ups and (few) downs is always a pleasure. Some great pix this weekend, Weasel your Maine shots have been a real treat, and I always like checking out your pix of Olde London Towne Saochick. Hasta proxima vez, amigos!
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by EndGameNYC View Post
"Antsy?"

. . .

I too Googled 'spanx'. Not my finest hour.

I'll need to edit my Google search history and then do searches to replace that history with things like 'Sartre', 'Baudelaire', 'Higgs Boson', 'Neurotic Styles', 'Love and Will', and 'Psychology and the Human Dilemma'.

Never mind.
Lol I can't even imagine what anyone would think if they looked at my search history.......I am a little umm eclectic.
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:52 PM
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Where is Brain??
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:10 PM
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Casey, what a great thing to do! That sounds great!

BigS, isn't it great when the car just feels fixed? Love it! And a trustworthy competent mechanic is always worth their weight in golden tacos
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:13 PM
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Della, my surfing history is super eclectic too. Free rein. Sometimes started with a place or thing someone mentions on here. I feel so much more well rounded.

And you're right. Brain! How are you doing?
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:22 PM
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Hey everyone. Went to the parents to eat memorial day roast and saw Mad Max. If you like action, that doesn't stop, go see it!well I'm grateful to have gotten through my first sober memorial weekend . Thanks for hanging everyone.
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:33 PM
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Good job gettingsmarter! That's awesome! Sober, no hangover and some action adventure. A good day, right?

I'm getting ready to head to bed. Work tomorrow but a four day week so not too bad.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:45 PM
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Made it through the weekend. For me it was four days. Did some fishing alone and with my daughter, taking it easy at home, picnic with my wife and kids another day. Passed many large MD gatherings around grills in various parks (California is full of great public parks). I saw corona's hoisted, wine glasses clinked- and didn't miss it. Not for a second.
Congrats to all who weathered the weekend and still have their sobriety and clarity intact. Short workweek this time around.
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:41 PM
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Morning,

At my desk at work😐 but feeling better than last night. Congratulations to everyone who made it thru the long weekend
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:07 AM
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Cool saout ,
Getting back to the sober routine will be helpful , it's worth while seeing what you can add to your sober experience .

Go on a flying lesson , water ski, sing in a choir, join a running or hiking club, volunteer at weekends with cats and dogs home, evening classes ..

all of these will be social and fun , drinking will be a negligible part of the social side which you can skip and it won't really be noticed . These people won't know a different you .

We no longer get a social life by default through being bar flys , hanging round with other self involved drunks talking rubbish we can't remember, rinse and repeat .

Effort is required now to do interesting things and that will hopefully lead to interesting people to get to know .

Stay the course , whats the next right thing to do ?

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Old 05-26-2015, 01:29 AM
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Morning team! Was out and about yesterday so not on here much. Will be around today. Hopefully a beach day as the weather clears.

I have to catch up with everyone. See you in a bit!

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Old 05-26-2015, 02:31 AM
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Whelp.... I am gonna miss you all for the remainder of my vacation. Definite beach day today. The weather is perfect! Oh.... I need to get lotion. I don't usually burn and get a nice tan but I also never really ever lay out. Not a fan of baking myself.

I think I need the help a thread will bring me. I am gonna start a vacation minder thread for myself in between the weekenders. I trust myself but I need support as the real part of the vacation begins when everyone else is at work.

Thank you all so much. There were lots of great successes this weekend! If you didn't make it please owe it to yourself to go easy on the negative self talk and start again today. Everyday sober is a blessing. You can live sober!!!!

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Morning all,

Well done to everyone on getting through the weekend!!

Glad your feeling better Sao - your thought regarding socialising without alcohol are familiar to me. It's still early days. We need to give ourselves time. Thanks for posting - glad I'm not the only one!!!

K - defo start a vacation thread. Not only are we here to support you but many of us want to have a vacation in Maine so it's a win-win!!!!

My best wishes everyone for the week ahead.

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P.S. Brain, Brain, where art thou LBrain?
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:17 AM
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Glad you feel better Sao!

Back to work which is good I tend to get bored easily 4 days off is too much for me unless I am going away or doing a major project on the house. I guess I should work on that too. My poor counselor! I am surprised she hasn't brought in students to observe my weirdness.
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Sorry I have been mostly MIA from this thread this weekend. By sheer volume it looks like it was rocking!

I spent most of my weekend either working on my business plan or sitting out by the pool with Mrs. Non. The weather was grand and I get points for together time. (to recap, I had surgery last Wednesday to repair a hernia, so I'm a bit laid up.)

Going back to work today. Flushing the rest of the Vicodin today, too. The pain is tolerable, but I popped one at 1 a.m. last night because I was awake and I knew it would help me sleep. It worked, but that isn't what they are for, so Sayonara!

Hope everyone has a fantabulous week!
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Wow, I made it. Not surprised that I made it as much as I'm surprised how comfortable in my own skin I am.

Day 9 today and it's definitely getting easier. Aside from my evening cravings I'm feeling very much like myself now and not as anxious. Sleep is coming easier and waking up sober is pretty wonderful compared to the old me.

This place is great. Really helped me focus on the prize and not the "addicted loss".
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Congrats MC!!! Glad you found us. Join in next week and update us! Have a great week!
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:39 AM
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Congrats MChill, I'm glad you made it. That's big!

Sao, glad you're feeling better. How far are you now? I had a stretch where the weight of the universe was perched on my shoulders and it was very uncomfortable. I pushed thru by coming on here a lot. It passed. And as Behan said, neither of you is alone.

Mec, I absolutely love your comment on social life by default. So true. We do have to work a bit harder but it is there. We just have to find it.

Back to work. We'll see what the day brings. Della, I'm with you. Long stretches get to me. I'll be checking weasel's vacation support thread. I want a Maine vacation.
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:19 AM
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I think I am going to Maine in the fall...I would move there in a second.
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by mecanix View Post
We no longer get a social life by default through being bar flys , hanging round with other self involved drunks talking rubbish we can't remember, rinse and repeat .

Effort is required now to do interesting things and that will hopefully lead to interesting people to get to know .
Genius. Everyone should get a copy of this statement to hang on their fridge!
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