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Old 09-10-2018, 03:55 AM
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The worst is there are probably people paying that for it Sao. Then saying that's a lovely beer.... Blaaa.

I would prefer 25€ of ice-cream and peaches
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:15 AM
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I managed to function at work like a productive employee and only had half a dozen meltdowns today, three of which weren’t at work so that’s a good start
I’m learning to surf the waves of grief, like I’m learning to surf the urges to drink... . I’m wondering if I might like to learn how to actually surf on real ocean waves... hmm might be an interesting idea to follow up on. I’ve always admired people who could surf
I’m 50 and have never been on a surf board but I’m fairly fit and flexible and have pretty good balance from regular yoga classes, so maybe I could learn to ride a surf board
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by theVman31 View Post
The worst is there are probably people paying that for it Sao. Then saying that's a lovely beer.... Blaaa.

I would prefer 25 of ice-cream and peaches
Me too Vman
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:47 AM
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Originally Posted by venuscat View Post
I think we probably have all manner of 'counting' threads....I am just too scared to look, because I cannot do anymore threads....I know our beautiful Gilmer understands.....how many times did you have to take a break love because, well, it's addictive in a whole 'nother way....we love each other and care and we can help. Plus we have fun and understand each other. Then there are the awesome pictures....Mesa, Vinny

So I bet there are SO MANY MORE awesome threads Willow darling.....just don't tell me about them.

I totally hear you, I only post in 5 regularly, and I struggle to keep up with them on busy days, let alone with any more threads
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Old 09-10-2018, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by saoutchik View Post
Monday, meh!

To cheer us non drinkers up, this might make you smile. A pub I pass on the way to Old Street Station on the London Underground is selling a pint of beer (0.6ltr) for 22.50! That's equivalent to $30/25. Ha ha ha!
No Sao love, it doesn't make me smile. It is all over the news and the publicity is huge....most expensive pint of beer in the world.....and people are flocking to try it. Sorry.....I am a pain.

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The latest fashionable thing in Adelaide seems to be designer gins. Even a combination Gin/Vape shop.
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Holy moly.
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Over here we have designer vodka and now designer bourbon.
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Morning all!

Congrats and welcome Tyne!!

(((((willow))))- I am truly admiring you more and more everyday how you are handling this. Much respect to you friend.

Gil- yes all the designer booze! I watch Bar Rescue every once in a while and some of their cocktails sound soooo good. than I see the price per glass and can't believe people pay that much for 2 ounces of poison.

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Dumb question darling badge....what is the 29?

(Obtuse Aquarian.....is it literally your badge no? )
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by venuscat View Post
Dumb question darling badge....what is the 29?

(Obtuse Aquarian.....is it literally your badge no? )
Countdown to my 1st year sober birthday!

As you can tell I am not at all excited about it!

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Well, now I am VERY glad I asked.
One needs to know these things..... there are parties to plan.
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Nice one badge.

Wow! I hadn't realised London stupidity had gone global. Normal priced beer comes in at about 5.50 - 6. I often hear some anguish from visiting football supporters when they find a "round" costing 40. London is such a rip-off at times. Phoenix, gin seems to be making a comeback here too. Hey ho.
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Originally Posted by Tynesider22 View Post
Today is Day 70 for me.

Ten weeks today as I type I was lying in a admissions in a local hospital, being told that they think there was something wrong with my liver. I had needles and drips stuck in me, I was sweating profusely and just feeling very ill.

Ten weeks on, I am home. I've been playing video games and listening to music today. My flat is nice and clean, I am nice and clean. I feel great and I've been working out a sensible financial budget as opposed to just blowing every penny I had on drink.

I have food in the freezer, all my bills are paid, in fact I've even upgraded a couple of packages I had. I need genuine entertainment, not just spend my days in a drunken stupor.

You guys have been a real help throughout this ongoing journey. Yes, I still have my problems, but I am facing them and dealing with them, not just hiding from them at the bottom of a bottle.

Thanks SR.
I am so very happy for you, Tynesider! Spoiler alert: the sober life gets better and better
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Originally Posted by Gilmer View Post
Over here we have designer vodka and now designer bourbon.
The local vodka and bourbon tastings make my skin crawl. Ugh.
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(((Willow, sweetheart)))

Can’t wait to celebrate with you, badge!

A Happy Monday/Tuesday to all.

The rest of the world can have their designer poison.

Let’s eat cake!

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That's wonderful news Lori.
I say feck to all those designer drinks.
Thank you for the cake Leigh.
Glad to see Captain connected
Nearly time for the leaba.

Goodnight weekenders.
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Just heard from a friend of mine, her mother (73 yrs old) was visiting her sister in Texas when she went out for a walk by herself and was attacked and horribly mauled by 4-5 dogs. I guess she may lose her arm and lower leg. The horror that she must have felt not being able to fight them off! It absolutely blows my mind. thankfully a passerby found her, not sure if the dogs were gone or what. she is in for a long hospital stay for sure.

Life throws us some strange curves sometimes,,,

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Oh my gosh, Badge. That is horrific! I am so sorry!
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Have a meaningful Rosh Hashanah, Suze, and any other Jewish friends!
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