Sobriety (off topic or not)?


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Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Aug 27, 2014 - 01:40pm PT
Happy - that's my kind of celebration - a lovely, long hike. Excellent.

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Aug 28, 2014 - 03:02am PT
Congrats Happy! i know yours is right arround mine every year. I went climbing on my 8th and totally forgot about it untill two days later.. i guess thats a really good sighn!
Linda Jarit

Aug 28, 2014 - 08:51am PT
14 years today. Its been filled with ups and downs. So grateful to be present through all of it.

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Aug 29, 2014 - 10:41am PT
i've been courting wellness:
batting my long lashes,
putting on clean digs.
trimming my nails.
even pleases and thank yooz.

she's got no eye for me.
a tough catch, she.
she holds pretty high standards,
and i just don't know
if i got it in me.

i mean, some chicks just are not cut out
for my disaster.

my mold is toxic.

so i'll turn my pursuits away
from her and just stumble on down
to the local corner market,
crack a camo and hit
up the idle ladies with short skirts
and long jackets.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 29, 2014 - 10:44am PT
You can be a really depressing guy to encounter here,on the Taco, Norwegian...

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Aug 29, 2014 - 10:52am PT
what you saying jaybro?
chilly winds don't blow thru here?

is this place reserved for just
pink clouds and blue skies?

perfectly tanned fit folks
with not a lick of sunburn?

oh i didn't get the memo.
please forward me something better to write.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 29, 2014 - 11:29am PT
No Weeg, only you can decide to make it better. Far be it from me to put words in the artist's mouf!

There's a difference between the blues and whining, and you've nailed it at times, so I know you know that edge. That last one just left me a little sour, as have had several over the years, and I thought I'd finally mention it. It has nothing to do with this thread or it's subject. You can do whatever you want.

Namaste 'nshit

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 29, 2014 - 01:59pm PT
And hats off to you Linda!
How did I miss that? I thought of you the other day, but didn't think It was my place to say anything to the world at large.

Linda by her example, was the one of the key straws, weighing in my own decision to stop drinking. Thanks again Linda! Now come out and climb with me in Moab!

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Aug 29, 2014 - 03:48pm PT
Good on you, Linda. Straight edged is the shizzle, nothwitstanding the occassional speed wobbles. That's life on life's terms.

One thing I try and never forget - "...The insanity of that first drink."

I can't go back there - but I know the door is always open.


Boulder climber
Aug 29, 2014 - 07:46pm PT
i've been courting wellness ...
You can be a really depressing guy to encounter here, Norwegian.
Sobriety Thread (off limits or what)?
IE drunks not welcome. Rokjox used to post here too, and they got erased.
I may like to post, but can see it more tight-ass than a hamas mosque on 24 hour lockdown.
Only platitudes and Kumbaya singing allowed.

Sport climber
Sonora Ca
Aug 29, 2014 - 09:03pm PT
We support each other because we know all too well the pain of addiction.

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Aug 29, 2014 - 10:21pm PT
Haters gonna hate.

Social climber
Elk Grove, CA
Aug 29, 2014 - 11:50pm PT
'That's when I Listened, August 17th, 1989'

Am twenty five years clean and sober this month,
No fanfare,
Know I'm a drunk who's just not drinking,
Now my hearing is going and so is my thinking,

That Largo he tol' me to clean up my act,
In the Lodge parking lot '81 matter fact,
Why the fvck do I still remember that?
I never quite knew where my drinking was at,

In Eighty Nine I finally did,
My wife was out the door that day,
Left my spirit in the ocean somewhere,
Lost my soul on the open highway,

Hit an AA mtg a few years back,
I knew so few would keep coming back,
This atheist could only say his god was a rock,
It no longer fit,

It's different today,
Playing chess and monopoly with my youngest grandson,
He never knew I was a stoned hippie drunk,
Back in the seventies when I thought it was fun,

He whips my ass in sports at age nine,
Which is cool,
And fine,
So so fine.


Social climber
Elk Grove, CA
Aug 30, 2014 - 12:11am PT
'Ode to a Birthday

Your birthday comes,
Your birthday goes,
There's no disgrace,
Or birthday woes,

Live only once,
For all we know,
We know not where,
The years did go,

But lives we've lived,
And winds that blow,
Will always help,
The flowers grow,

As we may reap,
What we may sow,
With all our baggage,
Left in tow,

Another birthday,
You well know,
Means not to stop,
And not to slow,

But don't forget,
To watch the show,
With every tide,
And ebb and flow.


Trad climber
Sep 2, 2014 - 03:10pm PT
<rant>FURIOUS - the rest of the rant was redacted before I clicked the "post" button</rant>

GRRRRRRR.......Having a dry-drunk moment. I don't want to drink but have fantasized about driving my car off a precipice, or smashing the person whose behavior has made me furious in the face.

Partly due to working in high humidity heat for 8 hours, cooked well done, and and getting a call from supervisor moments before leaving for the day. Would it REALLY have been so difficult for him to have waited until the next available day to talk to me about a customer's complaint? Now my energy is buzzing with anger and the only cure will be to sleep it off.

Writing(sharing) is helping. Thanks, all you vicarious Sobriety Threaders....


Social climber
joshua tree
Sep 2, 2014 - 03:36pm PT
Hang in there Happy!

Grab somethin good!

atleast you got a job, and no cat.

i don't have a job, and just got a kitten, and it's summertime in Josh.


Social climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 2, 2014 - 04:21pm PT
I was a stoned hippie drunk,
Back in the seventies when I thought it was fun,

Good lines.

Good on everyone here.

Sport climber
Sonora Ca
Sep 3, 2014 - 06:44am PT
For me this is pertinent to climbing. Drinking and drug use are a part of our sub-culture. Be careful youth. The power of substances can eclipse the joy of the activity.

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Oct 30, 2014 - 06:31am PT
i take notes on my meandering relationship with alcohol.

the pattern for me, lately is this:

life is in order. bills paid. businesses thriving.
relationships hearty.

emotionally i celebrate my accomplishments
by f*#king off and drinking into oblivion.
i still take compromised care; i continue to push the cart.
though, understandably my achievements diminish
inversely proportional to the flow of my diesel.

then things come apart, slowly.
i see them fraying so i reel in the beast
and clean out the hydraulics because
i fear for the greater health of my father-sphere.

slowly shite coagulates and again i'm floating
on top of the pond, sc#m-like.

my heart reddens and i lean again towards celebrating
the shine all about me.

so i f*#k up. unf*#k up. and then repeat.

i propose to myself that alcoholism
really becomes a problem for me, if i continue
to micro-drink when i see things coming apart.

so i stop just long enough to get the ship a-righted,
and then i walk the plank thus upsetting the
center-of-life's-gravity and the ship tilts askew.

i only imbibe when there are rays of warm sun on my toes.

right now them toes are freezing and i'm staying out of adolf's bed.

Trad climber
Dec 1, 2014 - 03:24pm PT
Bump for sobriety, n all it's shapes and colors.

I thought about having a drink once while I was in migration from the east coast. SO glad that it was a fleeting thought, that I was bedded down for the night(I am lazy and unlikely to get up once I'm comfy in bed), and that my next thought(I do talk to myself. Frequently, out loud and in my head) was "Ummm, bad thinking. Change topic!"
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