Sobriety (off topic or not)?


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Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
May 27, 2014 - 05:36pm PT
life goes on when you quit drinking, only now you do not have booze to get you through hard times, so sobriety can be worse than drinking until you remove the reasons why you drink and then learn how to deal with life without booze,

went to the Capitol City Jamboree las weekend, had a great time,

one guy got drunk and cut the top off of his parents new Buick because he wanted to cruise around high school a convertible, they found him in the front seat the next morning, buck nekid, never did find his clothes, same guy got pulled over for a DUI and slammed the cop down on the hood of his patrol car and took his gun away from him, gave the gun back, cop turned him loose as he did not want everybody down at the station to give him a hard time about it for the rest of his life, sheesh!

here is a good one from Chuck C>

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
May 27, 2014 - 05:57pm PT
Congrats Hankster!

Released to general population, Idaho
May 27, 2014 - 06:45pm PT
Keep coming back.

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
May 27, 2014 - 06:50pm PT
time and reality have a vague relationship.

i had to hire
for when reality gets too comfortable
i reach for the whip
and duly upset that status-quo;

my investment into this
psychological disaster
is my marriage
and my fame
and most of my damn fortune.

and if i can do it again,
i will only change the length
of my fingernails so i can
swipe the pleasure stains
from strange women's underwear,
thus relocating my biological
trail from her's to beneath
my fingernail
and when the cops take my
prints they will see that
i've personally ruined three
marriages as
an accessory to infidelity.
a stamp of

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
May 27, 2014 - 06:58pm PT
It took me roughly 4 months to finalize the sobriety process. I started trying in may of 06. Had a few slips along the way but my last 2 1/2 beers was 8-25-06 that was a milestone for me because I had been clean for about six weeks. had two beers after climbing with old drinking buddy. ordered a 3rd beer. took a few sips and decided I did not want it. Stopping like that in the middle of a Guiness with two pints in me did more for my head confidence than if I had quit on a hangover.. It was like I proved to myself that I could quit and that I really wanted to quit.

Anyone can quit when you feel like sh#t. quitting when I was just starting to feel good really proved something to myself and filled me with confidence in the years to come....

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
May 27, 2014 - 07:45pm PT
Cool! so happy it worked for you.
Jebus H Bomz

Peavine Basecamp
May 27, 2014 - 08:14pm PT
Nice job Jebus but I do not recall gving you any crap about being sober. Perhaps I gave you crap about it before you announced you were sober as you were the one one who bragged about beerlays and drinking at the crag.

Maybe I confused you with another. I swear I saw a salty exchange between us in some thread, but maybe it's a sound alike acronym user, LOL! Either way, sorry, it's unimportant, and I edited you out of my known communists list. I don't want to dwell on it, and I was more venting from the evil crap a few have thrown my way for trying to fix up this old house. I guess that's what I get for my hobby of being an internet as#@&%e, hahaha.

It's really inspiring to see the accounts of sobriety rekindled here. This is what makes this thread one of the most overall positive experiences for me on this forum.

As if I needed any reminder to keep up the good work, a new patient of mine last night required mucho man handling and some aggressively administered ativan while making a complete ass out of himself. Boy, it's really nice to tie up the attention of a lot of hospital staff who could otherwise be helping the quiet grandma in the other room. What a selfish disease we have. Hard drugs, alcohol... Ugly, ugly, ugly.

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jun 20, 2014 - 02:12pm PT first aa meeting tonight.

who knows?
not me.
i've never lost control.

New York, NY
Jun 20, 2014 - 02:19pm PT
Congrats Hank, huge f*#king deal. I can relate with grim times months before getting sober. Very dark and very sick.

9 years for me last week...

thanks for this thread!!!


Trad climber
Jun 20, 2014 - 03:04pm PT
Good luck, Norwegian. I hope you get a good meeting!

Congratulations on the anniversaries to those who posted recently. I missed seeing this thread when they were posted, looks like.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 20, 2014 - 03:17pm PT
Yeah, good luck Norwegian, you can send this!

And congrats Hank! But you knew I felt that way already.

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jun 21, 2014 - 12:23am PT
bout time you got your ass in a meeting Norwegian,

sounds like you PAID for your seat already,


let loose of your life,
step away from your life, you have been driving the bus long enough and look what happened,

page 62-Next, we decided hereafter in this drama of life, God would be our Director.

sounds corny, but looking down on the world from the gutter is no way to live,

Listen to Chuck C and Clancy I on youtube, then Bob D,

just got back from my 4th meeting today, nooner, 6 oclock men's meeting, 8 oclock speaker meeting, 10 oclock candlelight meeting, love the people, love the program,
my will to quit is no match for alcohol's will for me to drink,


Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jun 21, 2014 - 03:55am PT
I know a guy who has 3 DWI's the 3rd one a felony. he did time. He is out now with an ankle bracelet and state mandated prescription for that stuff that makes you real sick if you drink alcohol. Billy thinks that everyone up in jail was a loser and the people in his state mandated counseling sessions are all losers.. everyone else has the problem and he didn't do anything wrong......
Woody the Beaver

Trad climber
Soldier, Idaho
Jun 21, 2014 - 06:17am PT
Thanks, Hank.

Jun 21, 2014 - 01:15pm PT
Here we go...

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 1, 2014 - 07:21am PT
Today is my birthday and my sobriety date. I'm either 53 years old or four years alive, depending on how you look at it.
Jebus H Bomz

Peavine Basecamp
Jul 1, 2014 - 07:35am PT
Happy b day, youngster!

Trad climber
Jul 1, 2014 - 02:59pm PT
Congratulations Edge!

Social climber
Elk Grove, CA
Jul 1, 2014 - 03:16pm PT
53 and a-life beats the alternative.
Happy B-day, Mr. living as an Edge!

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jul 9, 2014 - 07:22am PT
i'm guilty often of a heavy pinky,
optimistically romantic
as i emotionally commit
to 10 years of sobriety
from this point on,
in order to revive my
dead marriage and
salvage my eroded
efforts as a dad;

i am concurrently an engineer
and committed to a logic-driven realism
and i know,
and my wife knows,
and my children know
and even my mother-bless-her
who solders my fractured heart
again and a gin,
knows that really i'll just band-aid
a busted up life until
it limps along just shy of respectable
and then i'll booze it again broken
so's not to untie
the knot that binds me,
but merely just loosen it
so those whom love me
can aspire.

that's what i told the boss at a.a.
that i worry more about
her's undoing than i do about mine.

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