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willie!!!!!

Ice climber
honolulu, hawaii
Feb 14, 2010 - 12:54am PT
BVB - you will be one of my mental inspirations this time around. Thanks.
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Feb 14, 2010 - 12:59am PT
bvb, great stuff. your pen?
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Feb 14, 2010 - 02:00am PT
i wish. that's richard hugo.
em kn0t

Trad climber
isle of wyde
Feb 14, 2010 - 03:15am PT
hank,

keep on, one day at time

regarding the higher power / belief conundrum, a good book:
"One Breath at a Time - Buddhism and the Twelve Steps" by Kevin Griffin

namaste, and may the higher power be with you, whatever that may be

Floridaputz

Trad climber
Oakland Park Florida
Feb 14, 2010 - 10:18am PT
regret will be replaced with joy !
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Feb 14, 2010 - 12:28pm PT
What's the worst part about knott drinking?




When you wake up in the morning, that's as good as yer gonna feel all day...

And there's something to be said for that!
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Feb 14, 2010 - 12:31pm PT
That's not true.... Especially if you have a cold and are all stuffed up from laying down all night. Or wake up from a nightmare. Or something.


But I suppose - if going up from awful is to be seen as a positive, then....I stick with Door Number One, Bob.

Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Feb 14, 2010 - 12:37pm PT
Hmmm. I take breaks from alcohol every week - from a day or two to a few days.
I ALWAYS feel better on the mornings when I have knott had any booze the day before,
whether a single beer or several shots of high-grade tequila. When I take breaks spanning
a month or more, I consistently feel much better every morning - day after day after day...
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Feb 14, 2010 - 12:44pm PT
Can anyone tell me whether you found the drug Campral to be effective in alcohol abstinence. I rely a great deal on patient feed back. Also has anyone used Suboxone who might provide some feedback? I DO know the drugs I RX for smoking cessation can be hugely effective (Chantix, Wellbutrin) but I know less about how effective is Campral and Subuxone. Feedback is very important.

Lois. . . maybe you should ask YOUR PATIENTS?

Kath
TwistedCrank

climber
Ideeho-dee-do-dah-day boom-chicka-boom-chicka-boom
Feb 14, 2010 - 01:03pm PT
LEB is back and once again an important and meaningful thread takes a nose dive.
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Feb 14, 2010 - 01:35pm PT
it used to be a social tool for me. it accompanied and accented my playfull strides.

as a parent, it has now become vitality in a can.

all week long i grind for a paycheck.

evenings i spin barbies in dance. i usually play ken.

weekends i seal the leaks in the homestead and play more dolls and watch dance performances etc.

but i do not get out amongst them mountains. hence i pour some of them 'mountains' into my gob and feel happier for it.

for now, beer is vitality in a can.

i like the flavor too. and my smile widens. and my eyes brighten. temporarily at least.
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Feb 14, 2010 - 01:46pm PT
Last night a gorgeous woman came up and introduced herself to me. Unfortunately, I was too sloshed to speak coherently.

So "vitality in a can" - it was most certainly KNOTT.

Reminded me of that saying that goes something like:

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool

-than to open your mouth and remove all doubt...
quartziteflight

climber
Who knows?
Feb 14, 2010 - 01:56pm PT


Hang in there Hankster!


And your right not drinkn is boring as hog piss!





I do find it interesting that we posion our bodies in the name of having a good time..
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Feb 14, 2010 - 02:27pm PT
Willie,
Good to see you join in.
Remember those 5.12 moves getting past the liquor store.....

Norwegian,

You've joined in a lot, but not sure if you're trying to encourage Hank or justify your own scene, or what??
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Feb 14, 2010 - 02:38pm PT
hank-i don't know a damn thing about sobriety, but i wish all the best, and ultimate success. You are a great person, have succeeded at many things, and you can succeed at one more. Think of your pugs, they can surely help-they'll love more attention more walks and they will always be there to smile back at you.
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Feb 14, 2010 - 03:28pm PT
im just sorting, survival. along with Hank and the others.

i offer my two bits when i save them up.
its selfish spew really.
im laying out my plight on your picnic blanket.
i did encourage hank along on his quiet quest for clarity and poise.

i guess also by spilling my beans into the pot,
the group soup will be so spiced.

nothing of substance here, survival. im all fluff.

hey,,
you got any beer in that picnic basket?
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Feb 14, 2010 - 03:54pm PT
HA! I always enjoy your stuff Norwegian, no matter what you're trying to say!
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Feb 14, 2010 - 07:12pm PT
I appreciate what Largo says about addressing the underlying issues that create the need to numb with alcohol. The curse can actually be a great blessing in giving a person the push to look and heal within, while others might simply bury their issues and live dumb.

Every human, in growing up blindly, raised by parents who they saw as God but who were just humans....we all have twists in our psyche that need healing.

Keep on the path to knowing your self and finding forgiveness for yourself, from yourself and everyone else. Become undivided and whole and enjoy real Life.

Peace

Karl
enjoimx

Big Wall climber
SLO Cal
Feb 14, 2010 - 08:43pm PT
I am pretty much done drinking. Its become a problem. It sucks seeing all the pictures of older people drinking and knowing they are still having a good time and keeping their sh*t together. Thats not me, I cant do that. If I drink , things will go bad. I will waste money and have nothing to show for it. I dont want to be the last person to leave the party.

I went to a art/music festival last night and didnt drink. It was a first, and really hard. I didnt crave any ciggarettes for once which was awesome.

It was interesting watching all the people dance, me being sober, them being sucking down drink and sucking in smoke. I was still able to dance and enjoy myself.

It was really cool driving through a surprise DUI checkpoint in downtown Hollywood, and being completely sober, smiling at the officer and saying "Nothing to drink tonight sir" Haha!
yedi

Trad climber
Stanwood,wa
Feb 14, 2010 - 10:15pm PT
As my good friends would tell me in early sobriety and I still say it" don't drink, go to meetings, ask for help". It took me quite a while to understand but it truly is just one day at a time, sometimes 1 hour or 1 minute, especially when i am feeling that compulsion.
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