DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

SICKER THAN OTHERS???



MUCH ADO ABOUT.......


For tonight (Tuesday) we stopped off somewhere in (Cookeville) TN on way to NC to spend several days with one of Anna's sponsees. Aside from a meeting every day at noon, I believe there is little else planned--which is F.I.N.E. with me!

We intend to drive into Asheville to hook up with "catvibe" at one point this weekend.

Then Saturday with (let's see, WHO was it we're going to hook up with? I remember it's somewhere in W VA!)...OH, ALL RIGHT, we're meeting with Kristin and Gabi, the "Charleston Twins" (bloggers who live on the same street.)


It just seemed a shame to be so near to you Peeps, and not do a "drive-by". I've read about others who visit back and forth , e.g., Mary Christine and the Texans. Each time, I've become more envious, wanting to SEE with whom I'm exchanging thoughts each and every damm day. NOTE: In 'regular' blogging this would not be an issue for me because, well--just because. (.."Off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz --why?-- because, because, be--c a u s e.....") So THERE!


But the bloggers I have met online HERE, for one year now, are SO special, so helpful, so supportive, so kind (usually -grin!) and so loving. This IS a different world from f2f meetings, and from daily browsing to--wherever, and from simply Emailing friends or family. This IS Alcoholics Anonymous, extremely worthwhile, and nobody can convince me otherwise.

Old Scottish guy down in Naples tells me--frequently--"Ya Canna-not get-a ya AA from a FKing telly-vision!", as he gently pokes me in the chest (and he's a little guy!)


Admittedly, I've met some other very worthy bloggers here--Alanons, of course!--and still others deep into recoveries of different natures. God did not descend upon me and say, "Help Alkies ONLY, Butthead!"

In fact, each morning I ask only that God put someone, anyone, in front of me, who He might use me to help. (I find it so much easier to be smilingly friendly, and giving to strangers, than to family. This makes me feel some guilt and shame, but I'm working on it.)


And often throughout each day, EACH day, I find myself saying and doing things which are not my doing or saying. Some turn out to seem fairly spiritual in nature. Others turn into raw sewage right as they are happening! That's why I have a sponsor, who I certainly wish was here tonight. He goes to bed early, like so MANY Peeps I know. (Maybe that's what I should do??? Hmmmmm)...I know PG thinks so -grin!

Sure, I know this morning's blog is like a Seinfeld TV Show...all about nothing! But I just felt like writing some private thoughts, knowing that not a soul here probably gives a rat's ass, that certainly no one is trying to 'hurt' me. Well, if they are, I CAN hit "reject" I guess...there is one BIG difference between f2f meetings and blogging.

Other big difference is that here I am, 1 AM, pretending I know how to type, and pretending I know how to write. That's ENUFF! (Pretending I know how to SPELL!)

One more thing--I am REALLY excited about visiting with these bloggers! We first went up to see AKannie, and her AA group, in Illinois FUN, FUN!


Gonna change name of my "Daily Trivia" to "YA NEVER KNOW"...it has been for several years a bon mot of mine:

NEXT: YA NEVER KNOW!

Timing is everything??? The female lobster is fertile only six hours a year...that's ALL!
Please, no more questions...

Peace, and love, my Peeps!
Steve E

15 comments:

Lou said...

You are running on adrenaline, aren't you! (better than some other substances, right)
What an exciting trip, you packed a lot of bloggers into this journey. Now you will know the story behind the blog!

Mary Christine said...

Wasn't your blog named "ya never know" at one time?

Ann H. said...

God calls you Butthead too?

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Well if ya need a rest as you drive by Charleston, SC, let me know and I'll run out and give you a hug!

Prayer Girl said...

So....I can comment like a Seinfeld TV show....loved your blog about nothing much but what's on your mind.

Seinfeld was and still is wildly popular with "the peeps"!!!

ME

Shadow said...

well, i say, if you can, are able, they're willing, why not. and i'm refering to visiting your blog buddies here!!!!!

Cat said...

It sounds like an amazing adventure!

clean and crazy said...

sounds like your off on a whirl wind adventure, enjoy the time

Banana Girl said...

There is a mountain in the Maggie Valley where a few years ago I had an incredible experience. We were on the road to NJ to relocate and had decided to visit one of my favorite uncles living in a valley near Canton in the heart of the MV. He had been widowed for a few years and taken up with a woman of the "hills" who while lacking formal education and social graces, made us feel special from the start. After a delicious lunch of midsummer garden tomatoes and sandwiches of home smoked meat, we chatted in the backyard. At that time, "Cold Mountain" was all the rage and so it prompted me to think about the valley in a different way. As I visited with the "Hill Lady" we came naturally upon the subject of the novel. I asked her if she had read it. She said no, no real need to. I asked her why. And with the direct factual abilities of a judge reading a verdict declared: "Those are my people." I inquired and she explained: "It was my nephew that wrote that book. Hepped him with the diaries left behind. Some was awful dirty. He took 'em anyways. Sure was odd to see him all excited over them smelly letters and such." I was humbled and grateful. She knew the novel by her living not her reading and I was taught the lesson of appreciating the living and the working of the story. It was amazing. Have fun in MV! It is a magical place. J.

Ed G. said...

Steve:
I promise I give exactly one rat's ass. No more, no less...

Blessings and aloha...

G-Man said...

You on a Blog Tour?

Just Be Real said...

There you go Sweet Stevie....... enough said.....

Zanejabbers said...

Hey Grineroni, thanks for your support. While in Ashville, don't miss the Biltmore Estate. Exquisite. Glad y'all are having fun.

Syd said...

You sound excited and happy. I'm glad that you are meeting up with bloggers and that you are blogging with the rest of us that you haven't met.

Andrew said...

Meeting you and Anna at Annie's was such a treat. I love meeting people I know from on line forums and now blogs. I want to be more prolific in my blogging and will do what I can.

You are good people, you and Anna and you both helped me more than you will ever know.

Love to you both.

Andrew.