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

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A LIST


I ALWAYS TOLD EVERYONE
WHO I AM
NEVER...WHAT I AM!    



A LIST OF "DIDN'T EVERYONE"???:
NOTE:  After staying sober, we found out that not EVERYONE did or does these things.

Didn't everyone quit  jobs just before they got fired. LOTS of jobs?
 

Spend Friday's paycheck before going home on Friday?
 

Kick the dog?
 

Spend the night in jail once-in-a-while?
 

Go to prison at least ONCE?
 

Have one "dealer" who was really special--MY man?
 

Often eat out--at McDonald's--out of the dumpster behind the restaurant?
 

Slap the husband/wife, to show who is boss?
 

In front of the kids, to show them, also?
 

Think he/she drove much better when drunk?
 

Drive completely wiped out--speeding, with children in the car--at night?
 

Think, "I don't have a problem, just had 'one t o o many'"?
 

When questioned, answered EVERY time: "I only had a couple drinks"?
 

Say often, "I'm going to stop in here and have a drink"?
 

A short eight hours later, finally order a last "one for the road"?
 

Hand the bartender a $50 tip, thinking it was $5?
 

Take part in huge drunken brawls, and say to a friend, "Wasn't that fun"?
 

Be told "You are an alcoholic"?
 

"But only YOU know if you are one for real"?
 

Be told, "You'll do until a real one comes along!"?
 

Think church-goers are goody-goody hypocrites?
 

"Total" cars? At least one or more a year?
 

Have several DUI's to their credit?
 

Didn't everyone: SHOULD have had hundreds of DUI's?
 

Doesn't everyone feel "alone and lonely"?
 

Doesn't everyone "isolate" for emotional safety?

Doesn't everyone think "I am UNIQUE"???




HEY STEVE!  It's time to END this list...NOW!!!
And be SOBER!
TODAY.


PICTURE CREDIT

16 comments:

Susan Deborah said...

I endorse that. Time to be Sober!!!!

Loved the picture.

Joy always,
Susan

Akannie said...

I think you're pretty unique, freak boy. But I was always a sucker for a pretty song...xoxoxox

Secretia said...

That's a reality list all right.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Well then, I reliated to just enough of that to squirm, so I'm glad I'm sticking in this seat ri'cher and listening some more to the stories of what I wanted (failed) to be when I grew up and what I desire to be now.

And today we are sober together and great thanks can be had as we work together to create less wanting and more desiring of the power that provides where all needs and wants were.

Syd said...

I can honestly say that I didn't do any of those things, except for the last 3--those I did in spades.

Joe said...

I have done way too many of the above...

Kath P said...

Actually, I did very few things on that list -- mainly because I never learned to drive! :D But yeah, if we're sober *today*, that's what's important. :)

clean and crazy said...

everyone always answers "i only had 2 beers." very time i watch judge judy they all answer the same answer, so does my brother. i think i was unique because i was always honest and told EVERYTHING i did!! only i never drove, so i never really got caught.

i did a lot of those and a lot more!! i am grateful i don't do any of those today!!

clean and crazy said...

everyone always answers "i only had 2 beers." very time i watch judge judy they all answer the same answer, so does my brother. i think i was unique because i was always honest and told EVERYTHING i did!! only i never drove, so i never really got caught.

i did a lot of those and a lot more!! i am grateful i don't do any of those today!!

Gabriella Moonlight said...

This is a great list, I don't fit many of them, but I do fit with many of them...we all have our lists we all have the "who we are" inside.

I love the pic...please tell me where you got it, I have to find it and use it on a post!!!!

Love
G

chitowngreg said...

Great post. Time to start a new list: Doesn't everyone go to meetings? Doesn't everyone care about others and regularly clean up their side of the street? Doesn't everyone express gratitude daily for how much their life has changed? What a change! Thanks!!!

drybottomgirl said...

Emotional isolation Baby! That was my choice (and a few others on that list) but now I am so grateful to not make those poor choices that I made before, I guess it was time to break that cycle of insanity.

Superfluous Brunette said...

A great list. I think many of us can see ourselves in there somewhere...sober or not :)
Again thanks for the honest insight!

Ed G. said...

I can relate to a few of these. A few.

Blessings and aloha...

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

What a great list!
You know what?
Ever think of writing a book?
Impossible is NOTHING!
hugs
shakira

dusty said...

Prison?

this is like the telephone game you must have taken a verbal or someone rewrote the list.

Jail,

your are now in soul jail Mr STEVE

Unauthorized attempt to charge a friends credit card