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jt698

Social climber
Santa Monica, CA
Oct 5, 2013 - 01:49pm PT
Four months sober for me. My wife and I have found we can explore the wilderness and do fun things or drink ourselves silly. Sucks we can't do both. I hate explaining why I can't have just one glass of wine or beer over and over.

I think hankster taught the guy that took me on my first jump to BASE jump. Assuming there is only one and based on the stories I think there is only one--small world.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 5, 2013 - 02:33pm PT
Sucks we can't do both. I hate explaining why I can't have just one glass of wine or beer over and over.

I have a friend who just says:

"It'll make me break out. . . in a rash. . . of bad behavior!"

:-)
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Oct 5, 2013 - 07:29pm PT
7+yrs clean and sober. No meetings , no doctrin, no one telling me how i have to do it. If I can earn a 4th dan and lead WI5 I have the will power to do most things I seriously set my sights on. not real big on being told what to do and how to think....
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 5, 2013 - 08:33pm PT
That was the weirdest turn I've seen on this thread. . . somehow I get the feeling there should be a caveat that states:

"Please leave your ego at the door!"

Whoa. . . my head is spinning!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Oct 5, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
I dig this thread ekat, it's not about telling others what to do or be "more" sober than anybody else on my end.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 5, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
Jebus. . . I hear ya!

:-)

Here's to gettin' back on track and breathin' life back into the MAGIC!

OXOXOX
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Oct 5, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
so now if i don't do what the man says and follow HIS rules i am garuenteed to fall off the wagon, get in a car wreck and kill someone? Nice.....
Sounds like a really sweet bunch all high and mighty with their gallons of coffee and cigeretts..Whatever
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 5, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
OK,

So Happiegrrrl hasn't posted in a while on any topic and she's always been active on ST forum.

I hope everything is going well for you Terrie.
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Oct 5, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
The AA vs not argument is about as useful as a bolting argument. People will do what they will do.

Many ways are valid. Many aren't. Let's please keep politics and suggestelling somewhere else, from both sides, and just be supportive of each other. Remember, one drunk talking to another and all that..

Thanks.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Oct 5, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
Yeah, wondered about Terrie. Hope she's okay.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Oct 5, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
Sorry. I just get riled when folks try to shove their religion down my throat. I got my own religion to contend with...
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 5, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
Contend on dude !

Let's give it up for Terrie who may or may not be in need of some community communion...
Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Oct 5, 2013 - 09:47pm PT
this drunk sick fk

yes chief, you pretty much nailed who you are. your also an an arrogant as#@&%e who believes he knows everything and lets everyone know that.
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Oct 5, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
I'm not pointing fingers. I understand both sides.

She's posted of FB lately and seems ok.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 5, 2013 - 10:18pm PT
I got a PM from 10b4me saying as much about Happiegrrrl.

For all the fur flying on this forum I have never thought there is any true malice. Ron O said it clearly in regard to the guy who got shot in Wyoming. I'm guilty of funning it up at his expense.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Oct 5, 2013 - 10:30pm PT
booze is like LSD, do very little not very often and it can be ok,

do a lot everyday and welcome to a huge nightmare,

if 1 leads to 100, then none is best,

everything in moderation and moderation is the first to go,

Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Oct 5, 2013 - 10:40pm PT
im only part human.
my show is compromised.
silentone

Mountain climber
wisconsin
Oct 7, 2013 - 02:55am PT
Hey, can someone explain the concept of a "dry drunk",
I'm in the I need to cut down but can still enjoy a few beers now and again fantasy. I can still funtion (funtional alcoholic) and sometimes I get scared at how good I feel after days of not drinking. Then I think to much and can't get out of my own way.Is this drinking thinking?
Hope Terrie is alright.
Peace and serenity to you all.
Love S.O.
(Paul)

Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 8, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
Silentone, if you ask at an AA meeting they will describe a dry drunk as someone who manages not to drink by sheer willpower and by not working their program. In reality, many programs and approaches can be effective, but you have to do something to address the deeper problems. Excessive drinking is just a symptom of alcoholic behavior, which effects us mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. If you merely don't drink and carry on with the rest of your life in exactly the same way expecting different results, you are a "dry drunk." Einstein would say you are insane, and I would tend to agree.

I used AA heavily for my first year of real sobriety (I had been going off and on for 5 years prior) and only when I and others began seeing significant progress in my mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual growth did I stop attending traditional AA meetings in favor of other avenues that help me continue to grow as a "spiritual being in a human body." I'm not too proud to say that should the need arise I would return to the meetings in a heartbeat for the exceptional support that can be found there. To date it has been over two years without attending a meeting, but I continue to work a different program that works for me and allows me to continue my evolution. This thread is a nice supplement to that.

It also helps me to remember my last drunk, which was similar to the first time I had sex. I was alone and in the dark, and there's no need to ever go back there...

Cheers.

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 9, 2013 - 12:24am PT
Well said, Edge. Thanks
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