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

Monday, April 5, 2010

POTPOURI






WHAT'S GOIN' ON, MAN???

1. My Laptop "Higher Power" returned from its "free-engine-repair-and-tune-up" round trip to Auburn WA (Puget Computer Co) and so it is taking me time to tweak it back to "steveroni" specifications, read: re-install sisteen hunnert programs, and mountains of data and other stuff. But I LOVE doing that!

2. Our daughter locked her keys AND her spare key in her car at work.  Now I know why we pay guys $50-$100 to come out at night a "break in" to your car.  (I found another spare key at home.) She took us out to Dairy Queen.  Beats 50 bucks!

3.  Sunday night I got a call from an "active" alcoholic.  He was so drunk I could barely understand him.  He DID promise to meet me Monday morning at a meeting. He did not show. I was really surprised--NOT!  We will try again tomorrow.

4.   Today at Starbucks (well it's less expensive than ABC Liquors!) we met an AA girl we had not crossed paths with in about 20 years.  We met also her friend, whose son was arrested Easter week TWO DAYS IN A ROW.

He was in jail 8 times, back when they lived "up noath", and 5 times here in Naples--cocaine and alcohol-type stuff.  He has been on life-support 3 times--overdosed.  He is in jail now for a longer period of time.  Yet he does not believe he has a problem...YET!  Age:  23.....OMG!  He will not attend (yet) the meetings we take in to the jail.  Do we not ALL remember our own personal "yets?"

5.   This summer looks good both in fantasy and on paper.  In July we will attend--my first--the 75th Anniversary AA International Convention in San Antonio TX.

Less than three months after that, we will be on a 7-night Gratitude Cruise (Sobriety!) (Royal Caribbean Lines) on the OASIS with many meetings, open and closed, scheduled speakers, 24-hour coffee and pastry areas, and a few shore excursions.  There's not a whole lot more that a guy could desire--OH!  Yeah, I forgot...the  ANY-TIME  BANQUET ROOMS.  This will be my second cruise.  Fortunately we paid for these things a year ago, or else I'd be pulling weeds and mowing grass all over Naples these next few months--and hustling wedding gigs on the beaches (playing violin).

Again, I am certain there's more, but how did we used to say it?  "Father, that is all I can remember."  Yeah!  Right!  It is NAP TIME!!!!

13 comments:

Syd said...

Your cruise sounds great. Glad that you are going.

The Turning Point said...

What's that they say about half the fun being in the anticipation. What with the actual events you're in for a great time over the next several months.
Savor it one day at a time.

Jim

Linda S. Socha said...

Love tht you ar going on the cruise...I may work up the plan to do that in the next year as I have never been on one! Have3 a great time Steve
Linda

Joe said...

On May 22nd I'll be taking the wife on a one night "Sober Cruise", I'm really excited about it!, the night will end much better than my "booze cruise" nights ended...

Yes, I do remember my "Yets"...grateful that I didn't lose more. I was listening to a speaker last night who spent 23 years of his life in prison for booze related trouble..."But for the Grace of God" I said to myself...

chitowngreg said...

Sounds like things are going great. Hope to hook up in San Antonio! We've never done a Sober Cruise, but have been to Sober Vacations. Really a great time!

linda said...

sounds wonderful, ALL of it! and glad you don't have to work quite THAT hard, hahaha! *grins*

sad about the 23 year old, sounds like my brother who "might" be finally sober at hmmmm... 55 but i really doubt it...but we'll see.

blessings to you and yours...glad you got paid with DQ♥

Kim A. said...

I have never been on a cruise. Both of my boys and my husband have. What is wrong with this picture? :-D Have a wonderful time!

♥namaste♥

drybottomgirl said...

You will have so much fun at both events! I laughed when you were talking about mowing lawns and playing wedding gigs. I like the enthusiasm for life that I feel when reading your blogs. They are full of energy like their author... and that is a good thing!

Sweeter said...

Lovely man...

Lee B. said...

You will love San Antonio. I sobered up (the first time) in San Antonio, great city.

Margie said...

The cruise will be wonderful!

Margie:)

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

I've never been on a cruise. Sounds wonderful. Enjoy dear one!

Hap Joy Free said...

Im so glad you and PG will get to experience an international convention!! And a cruise. God is rewarding you for all the love you spread.

Enjoy :)