Sobriety (off topic or not)?


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Sport climber
Sonora Ca
Dec 31, 2013 - 10:32pm PT
Good timing, thanks for the honest courage. I've no more time for self hatred. I'm looking forward to the new year. Keep breathing and watch your feet.

Social climber
Dec 31, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
78 days for me haven't had a drink since oct 13 I have not been to a meeting either. I just decided one day that enough is enough. and I quit.

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Dec 31, 2013 - 11:00pm PT
jumping jack flash
that's the exact date of my departure!
october 13.
i guess im 78 days clean
except for won slip up
when i found myself amongst
a situation that necessitated
a slight breach.

i turn 40 on october 4th, 2014
so i plan to, in the next year,
find the proper ale to raise
on that occasion.

im weigh into ceremony and such.
im thinking fire in the mountains
after a day climbing and then
raising a beer to 4 decades of folly.

im drooling thinking about it....

Jebus H Bomz

Peavine Basecamp
Jan 1, 2014 - 12:55am PT
Weedge, that's some serious foreplay for a beer. Choose wisely ;).

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jan 1, 2014 - 01:01am PT
8th sober new years:) Still stayed up too late though....

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jan 1, 2014 - 01:05am PT
hard to tell someone not to drink, it is a personal decision,

some folks have to get beat up pretty good before they get it,

wife gone, kids gone, house gone, job gone, license gone, car gone, money gone, maybe a little time pissing in a steel toilet, you get me?


Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jan 1, 2014 - 08:17am PT
Just read this on facebook.
"I had to quit drinking cause it makes me pregnant"

Trad climber
Jan 1, 2014 - 09:33am PT
Here's to waking up this morning not feeling like hell and remembering how we got home last night!

I even stayed up till midnight, listening to fireworks from the Mohonk Mountain House ticking in the new year.

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jan 11, 2014 - 12:42am PT
f*#kin off, getting wasted:
a convenient method of torquing your vices,
casting your tranquility out into a sea of disease,
and then reeling it back in to find it each time,
less in emotional mass.

and then you begin to leave your tranquility put;
casting instead yourself out into the torment.
swimming amongst poisons and ailments and pain and sorrows;
fears and regrets.

for me, drinking was always a means to put myself
in a weakened position from which i must crawl back.

i enjoy bounds. i search for my low threshold,
just to tease what i am made of.
i even like to extend myself as far beyond
my learned capacity as my insanity-sanity
modulus will allow.

for me life ain't right unless i am constantly
struggling to re-achieve my status-quo comfort.

i've abandoned this path of booze for the time well.
i don't know for how long,
i have promised myself a year,
and it is going well.

i now achieve my inter-personal thrashings
via my engineering career, my tree-surgeries / amputations,
my child rearing efforts, my rock clawing dreams;
and all of these tried mediums beat me well,
that i must crawl back from each thorough experience.

i stay tied to a life for roughly four year cycles.
then i upset it, drastically.

my marriage and family have endured this variability of mine.
they have even transcended my habits and will continue to
because a family ain't a career and thus cannot be toyed with.

but sanity ain't a family and thus shall be eternally upset.

for now my cup remains dry.
though i imagine drunk as well
or even better than it's stark reality.


Gym climber
Great White North
Jan 11, 2014 - 08:00am PT
Norwegian: you seem like a really intense guy...


Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 11, 2014 - 08:13am PT
Weeg...I could not be more proud of your committment to sobriety....totally impressive!

Stay the course, Sir poet.

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jan 11, 2014 - 08:40am PT
thank you dean.

i maintain myself such that
when two choices entertain me,
i am equipped to chose and
carry out the more difficult one.
growing up in and maintaining a home in
the mountains has taught me this credential.

anita dear i present online
in a much skewed theatre.

in warm skin i am very shy, reserved and a little awkward.
as far as my intensity,
that is all on the inside.
im super dopey about my tangible business,
mostly in a state of such stupor
that my friends won't let me blaze the weed
because they tell me that i am already there.

Gym climber
Great White North
Jan 11, 2014 - 10:56am PT
I can dig it
I am shy too

Jan 24, 2014 - 10:40pm PT
Bumping for those of us who are beverage challenged.

Miss it but I've never felt better in the mornings than I have over the last 6 months.

Blueberry lemon aid. Kicks ass!

Gym climber
Great White North
Jan 24, 2014 - 10:44pm PT
1 week no alcamahol.
Yay me!

Social climber
Jan 24, 2014 - 10:47pm PT
hey there say, ... just stopped by to say--keep up the great work...

so many things to do, to fill 'a different' cup...

cup of knowledge, etc...

our family, my folks, taught us moderation, so we were fortunate...
i thank god for my folks doing this... it kept a very bad hard battle from
us... well, for me... (as, i was not home when my brothers were younger, so i don't know their stories--i was married and in south texas, then)...

god bless and happy good eve to you all...

so many names, to names, blessings to you all, and your wonderful goals...

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Jan 24, 2014 - 11:14pm PT
Still in the game since 7/5/1985. Willing to share the wealth-


Jan 24, 2014 - 11:34pm PT
Nice plaid.

I've lost 20 lbs since I quit.

Funny how that works.
Jebus H Bomz

Peavine Basecamp
Feb 4, 2014 - 01:48am PT
You are never done with this. I just passed a minor test of conviction that could have been a major problem, is all I will relate. It felt huge though and relief washed through me to turn away from that path. As one who didn't often turn down the offered drink, the smoking joint, I guess we need to find and provide our own examples. Relief that I can control this, and that we all can rise above this washes through me.

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Feb 4, 2014 - 07:07am PT
here's to pissing on the sun.
that f*#ker is hot,
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