gettin rich. getting strong. getting sober.


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Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Apr 9, 2013 - 09:35pm PT
Hey man, when alcohol starts interfering with your relationships, especially your most important ones, it's time to kick that sh#t to the curb. Just put your wild side into climbing. It's so much cooler and more fulfilling anyway.

El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Apr 9, 2013 - 09:53pm PT
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 10, 2013 - 12:17am PT

Gym climber
A dingy corner in your refrigerator
Apr 10, 2013 - 01:39am PT

been a lurker to your prose. Sometimes I wondered where the hell you were coming from. Time heals wounds so they say, and I realized a great value to your discourse. I can offer no good advise in this thread (although I want to give you blanket support). I have a non similar choice in life that will affect people I care about deeply. I have no good answer in my own situation. As Doc Norwegain can you shoot one from the hip for me?

Love to you a kindred spirit here obviously !

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 10, 2013 - 01:53am PT
What a drama queen.

of the First and Most Relevant Order.

I see they question your integrity

as is they should.

You mock what they would rightfully see

as that which is Providential.



Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2013 - 07:24am PT
pensyl come out of the damn refrigerator.
it's too cold in there. your gonna live forever.

throw a coming out party.
thaw out.
huck some eggs at the wall, and appreciate the mess-art.

life thrashings are stellar, though trying experiences.
i believe that we must encourage them within ourselves,
otherwise we just domestic dilutions of our original genetic intent.

i spilled sour milk on ya'll's blanket,
me and my drama show...

apologies, i guess.
i'm just bored of being a drunk.
the journey was compromising my destination,
so i took off those wretched socks and
folded them nicely and put 'em in the back corner
of my drawer.

later on, when sobriety gets to be a bore,

(read: when my daughters grow up and fly the coop)

i'll find those old socks,
and wet 'em with saliva,
and dirty my brow once again
with horrid wrinkles to match
my disaster smile.

for me,
i can't endure too much well being,
i must murder it with disease when
my train begins to coast.

cyclically, when i tire of walking the disease,
i jump back on the the tracks and bum-ride
a life of wellness for a while.

i apologize if i mock and make
lite of what for some is a serious matter.

...totally ten days dry. and diggin' it.

Captain...or Skully

Apr 10, 2013 - 09:21am PT
The only ruts in Life should be the ones you navigate on the way where?
Anywhere. That's where. Groove on, Chuck.

Social climber
Apr 10, 2013 - 09:26am PT
hey there say, norwegian...

thanks for checking in...
many of us been thinking about you...

prayers and god bless...

and happy good ten days, good job, :)

Social climber
Apr 10, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
When yer daughters grow up & fly the coop they'll still need a sober Papa.I'm all grown up, flew the coop thirty-plus years ago, Dad is still alive at 92 & I'm super glad of it.

Hang onto sobriety Chuck. Fer them, for you.........just dooooo ittttt!!!!!

Oh, and, fer the record? I also strongly believe that your art, your amazing words ..........will only be enhanced by sobriety. Despite the hype - that booze and art are bedfellows - I believe that booze is toxic to creativity.

Love your poetry. Great stuff.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 10, 2013 - 12:48pm PT
Booze can be part of the process until it proves not to be beneficial to the art.

Far better not to start.

The questions you're gonna have to answer for the daughters of your eye will demand your complete honesty, so stand the f*#k by, you brave s.o.b.

That kids are mimics of adult behavior is the problem you need to ready yourself to counter or deal with in the future.

Apr 10, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
Oh, and, fer the record? I also strongly believe that your art, your amazing words ..........will only be enhanced by sobriety.

Hey Norwegian, Stay strong man. You are a unique individual, I agree with Tami here & actually notice a difference in your voice from the inception of this thread. You are on your way to the moon and it is going to be awesome there. Have a good day!


Mountain climber
there and back again
Apr 10, 2013 - 02:25pm PT
Sobriety has been anything but boring for me. I quit using and started climbing! I did things and went places I never could have chasing the demon.

Ten days. THATS AWESOME! Hold on to your ass bro your in for a hell of a ride. Before you know it you'll be wondering how to manage all your new found courage, strength and direction.

Your journey is not for the faint hearted. You got what it takes. Just breath and don't drink. If it gets bad (and it can) do what you've been doing and reach out. There is always support when you need it. Believe it or not this is helping me with my sobriety. Thanks


Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 10, 2013 - 02:30pm PT



Trad climber
Apr 10, 2013 - 02:38pm PT
Good on you for being able to recognize what your situation really looks like from the outside. If you dont want to totally QUIT drinking, simply take a break for an extended period of time. One year minimum. See if your life has improved during that sober stint. Highly likely you( and those around you) will be better off with you being not drunk. I think everyone struggles giving up something FOREVER in a moments notice. Take a break and see if you really need it in a year or two.
We all need breaks from the routine from time to time , be it working, climbing, boozing etc

Bishop, CA
Apr 10, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
Good plan. I don't like absolutes either. I decided to take a year off intoxicants just to see other perspectives clearly. I'm on day 359 and plan on extending my original term.

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Apr 11, 2013 - 01:04am PT
I packed some dirty socks away many, many years ago.
They weren't the same color as yours.
I always thought that when the time was right or no more damage could be done,
I might wear those socks again for old times sake.
Years later,
I stumbled across them again.
They didn't fit.
I'll never wear those socks again.

Your words are great and reminiscent of Jimmy Webb lyrics.
Delhi Dog

Good Question...
Apr 11, 2013 - 01:15am PT
This ain't for the poet,
it's for the rest of you.

You guys and gals are rock stars!!!

And for the poet, nothing last forever, your little ones
will be gone before you know it. Be there for them with them and by them
while you can. They love you unconditionally as you do them.


Dick Erb

June Lake, CA
Apr 19, 2013 - 11:44pm PT
I hope your still doing OK Weege.

Apr 20, 2013 - 09:51am PT
Weege, this too will pass. Hang on and enjoy the ride. I thought of my response would be as more of a "welcome to the club" kind of thing. We're all there or been there or heading there.

Nobody is getting out alive.


Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 20, 2013 - 11:06am PT

"Nobody is getting out alive."...


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