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Old 10-28-2017, 10:55 PM
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My short term memory is pretty much back as good as it ever was now - it's my mid term memory that gives me trouble these days.

Whether it's from drinking injury or age I can usually remember whatever it is after a while
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Old 10-28-2017, 11:38 PM
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Morning everyone clear skies but cold and windy in London. The clocks have gone back here so the nights will be early from now on.
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Old 10-29-2017, 04:36 AM
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Canada and the U.S. don't change until November 5th. Parts of Mexico have changed but some parts don't until the 5th? Fiji and Tonga apparently move forward an hour?

https://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/events.html
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:02 AM
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I had fun at Dia de Muertos. Not as much fun as it was a couple years ago but most things aren't the second time, I find. Always looking for the newer/better! Some old addict traits die hard. I did get some ideas for other cultural events off a poster they had.

I ate a lot and it was a beautiful day so that was a win!

The best part was the children and their emotive dances and stunning costumes.

(not my image)

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Old 10-29-2017, 07:08 AM
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Morning. Another beautiful day outside, and another foul mood inside. Don't know what’s wrong with me these days. Mood very unreliable.

But...sober...yes I am.
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:17 AM
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Interesting bimini, if my eldest grandaughter finds out about Day of the Dead she will be have another reason to get her face painted.

Bix Congratulations on staying sober through the tough times. If you can do it then you can do it anytime.
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:23 AM
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They had face painting at the event. Some talented people there, definitely.

Altars, food, crafts, sugar skulls, Mexican peasant clothes for sale, little trinkets etc.
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by STDragon View Post
Fiji and Tonga apparently move forward an hour?
southern hemisphere, so they go the other way
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Old 10-29-2017, 10:48 AM
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the clocks have definitely changed - it's pitch dark outside here in the UK at 17:30
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:37 AM
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Hi, weekenders.

I've worked a lot on my own project this weekend, so had to cut my SR time.

Friday was tough. New members here don't know my story, but a few long-term friends are aware that childhood memories can throw me off emotional balance big time.

I will spare you details, but here' s a summary. There is already a court order in relation to my dispute with banks. They will deduct payments from my salary. I had to go and collect paperwork in person. The court building is located in the district where I grew up.

Just going there, finding myself in those streets and environment makes me literally so "not myself" that I am about to throw up.

I collected paperwork, but I will have to make another trip there because someone screwed up something about some part of paperwork. Of course.

I got home hungry, tired, and with a feeling that I was punched in a gut.

I remember about 7 years ago I had a very similar day - had to deal with my family issues, emotionally torn apart, etc. The weather was as ghastly as this Friday. I felt miserable. So I bought a bottle of wine, a bag of potato chips, crawled under the blanket and threw a big pity party.

This Friday I got a healthy lunch and went to the gym. Felt 100 times better after. Got back home. Made a plan for the next week. Did some work.

This too shall pass.

Tomorrow I am going to my lawyers to discuss my next steps.

Not that I particularly enjoy everything that will be thrown upon me within the upcoming week. But I will handle it.

Here's another great lines from one of my biggest inspirations Jocko Willink:

"Because I know that things are going to be bad and that's fine.

How bad can they go?

What is the worst case scenario?

The worst case scenario is no so much big of a deal.

I know I can handle the worst case scenario if it happens"



Have a good one, sober weekenders. Remember, whatever worst case scenario happens, we can handle it.

I am off to bed to have a good sleep to be ready to handle mine.

See you.
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Old 10-29-2017, 01:49 PM
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I’m filled with admiration for you, MB.
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Old 10-29-2017, 03:08 PM
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Was at a baby shower this afternoon for my nephew and his wife (My wife's side of the family). In past family events such as this, I'd be in the hall kitchen with the guys helping to empty a large bottle of whisky. Not this time, didn't even go back there. Drank allot of coffee tho. I'm beginning to worry about my nephew's drinking tho I wonder how much of that is due to the "ex-drinker effect".
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Old 10-29-2017, 03:15 PM
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Hang on, Midnight. You'll come out okay. But then, you know that.
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Old 10-29-2017, 03:36 PM
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(((Weekenders)))


(Not my image, just thought it was purrrrty......)
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by andyh View Post
southern hemisphere, so they go the other way
I think everyone moves forward in summer time and then back for winter

I don't have DST where I am but everyone else in Australia moved forward an hour at the start of October.

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Hang in there MB

Lets start a new week : life is like a box of chocolates

Have a good week everyone.
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Old 10-30-2017, 04:28 AM
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Morning All, Happy Monday!
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Morning, all. Terrible sleep last few weeks. Last night same.

Oh well.. onward.
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Old 10-30-2017, 05:54 AM
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Weeeeelllllll.

If you made it through a Halloween weekend sober, well done you.

If not, tighten down the hatches - shake out the rug - start again.
^^ (I don't know what any of that means)

I sometimes think my problem didn't really require a lot of work to get over, but that is with the gift of forgetting. Forgetting how it really was. No. My problem with the drink was going in an awful direction. Again.

I quit in my early thirties. Just did, needed to. My life was a train wreck. I didn't drink for lots of years then picked it up again when I had time and money and found myself alone and out of work and with a serious illness (not alcoholism.) I drank moderately in the first few years - like a regular person. Then I didn't. And it doesn't give warning. One day I was having one beer and the next week it was half a bottle of hard alcohol. Or it seemed that way.

If you're lurking this thread, today's your day. Put down the bottle. Get some help, even if it is just asking the Universe to get behind you and help. It will. The balance of the Universe doesn't sit well with alcoholism - it's not the natural order of things. I wasn't created to be a drunk.
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Old 10-30-2017, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by andyh View Post
southern hemisphere, so they go the other way
Actually both hemispheres go the same way. If not, Columbus would have discovered Africa...

Happy Halloween Weekenders. I haven't bobbed for apples since I was a kid. And I haven't bobbed over the toilet for almost four years now.
No bobbing this Halloween for anyone! Boos, not bobs.
And I mean BOOS! not booze.
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