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Post by Dolphin6 » 12 Jun 2011 12:00

Congrats to Jack on his 18th !! :) xxx

I will not drink today, as I'll be too busy trying to work out my new printer. I'm sure the ink goes in somehow, but it's a mystery to me lol x

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Post by mai » 12 Jun 2011 12:06

but the EAF is bugging me and when I find her I will slap her :evil:
DAB - Isn't it your 50th AF day \:)/ \:)/ - think it is - inspirational and suppotive - congratulations my friend (::)
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Post by Dolphin6 » 12 Jun 2011 12:56

Mai - put the face of someone you hate onto the EAF and imagine them standing smirking at you and saying ' go on ya know ya want one' ;) xx

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Post by mai » 12 Jun 2011 13:09

Thanks Dolphin <:)>
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Post by Libelula » 12 Jun 2011 14:58

...because I am inching along the tightrope called sobriety and it feels good.

...because I told one of my best friends last night I had decided to be tt until September.

...because I have a lot of work to do today (and yes, am on BE instead, very productive! :) )

...because my withdrawals have made me realise that alcoholism is like an infestation of maggots in my mind and body that I need to get rid of.

...because suddenly there's lots of newbies on the 7 day thread now, I'd feel a bit of a spare tool!

...and because I just don't want to have to fight the temptation to have an extended 'abstinence holiday' that I ended up having last time I slipped; and the first 7 days are an absolute bugger.

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PS Dab, I wrote your happy birthday message on the physical and mental health board! x
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Post by Willy » 12 Jun 2011 15:25

....it's a bloody lousy investment. To facilitate (and celebrate) dryness today, I just returned from the grocery with 1.5 L tomato juice, 1.5 L orange juice, 1/2 gallon organic milk, 1 small bottle of Tabasco, one bag of locally grown peanuts, and two bananas. Total tab $13.59. If I was drinking today, I would have bought two bottles of modestly priced wine, rented a movie from the machine and spent $20 total. And then woke tomorrow morning feeling like crap and unable to remember the movie. As it will be, I will have a nice read this evening, go to bed early and well nourished, and wake well-rested with no remorse about what I did to my liver (or worse) the previous evening.

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Post by Sheila » 12 Jun 2011 15:45

Sounds like a no brainer to me Willy ;)?
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Post by Ladysnoops » 12 Jun 2011 16:11

Love your post Dab and a huge congrats on the 50 days AF!! \:)/ (::) I knew you could do it my great and strong friend <:)> <:)>

Hi Willy, Don't think we've met? Sounds like you are having a lovely and healthy day. Love your pic ;)? Is that your Aussie? I have two Aussie's and one Border Collie...all rescues. They are my much loved 4-legged children :D

I will not drink today....why ruin a beautiful day :? And I want to celebrate Dab's wonderful success <:)>

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Post by Willy » 12 Jun 2011 18:55

You've an eye for dogs, Linda. That is "Willy" an Aussie / border collie mix (we're not fussy about blood lines here in the mountains). He is a strange and wonderful creature. Since we never got around to teaching him a useful trade, he taught himself to fetch. When there is no one about to throw for him he likes to herd the rooster; good exercise for both. I enjoyed 13 and then 6 fantastic dry days with the help of people on the BE forum a few months back. It is very clear at this point that life would be much better if I stayed completely away from the stuff (of course one day at a time and then one day after another).
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Post by whyme » 12 Jun 2011 20:29

its just not worth the hastle.

Take care All

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Post by Ladysnoops » 12 Jun 2011 23:23

Wow Willy, Willy sounds like a lot of fun! I love my Aussie's and my Border Collie....so cool that you have a dog who has both bloodlines. And too weird that you also live in Virginia! I don't think I've seen any other Virginia Bright Eyes folks. Pleased to meet you my Virginia friend <:)> <:)>

And yep, one day at a time my friend....the only way to go ;)?

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Post by Soulwax » 13 Jun 2011 02:03

Just because.....

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Post by enoughisenough » 13 Jun 2011 07:03

because drinking never improves anyone or any situation. Not drinking makes for freedom, and a good day \:)/
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Post by Shelsey » 13 Jun 2011 07:38

I did a bit at the weekend not much but enough. It didn't solve anything and so clearly is not a good bed fellow for me. See you later - I am NOT going to drink today. End of.
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Post by cracker » 13 Jun 2011 07:55

.......don't want to and feeling so much better. Long weekend in Aus. and
I did it sober...wow. Well done Dab, everything can only get better can't
it, you are doing good!
Well done everyone today...

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Post by whyme » 13 Jun 2011 07:57

I want to wake up tomorrow morning and the next and the next feeling like I do today ;)?

Have a positive day all \:)/

Kate x

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Post by Samnearly » 13 Jun 2011 08:28

... It's day 2, and I can't bear day 1. And because things are too complicated and serious to be made worse by drinking, and because I was rubbish at work yesterday with monster hangover.
one day at a time....

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Post by George » 13 Jun 2011 10:53

.... there's no reason to go downhill - again - especially after a fortnight's pure, unadulterated sobriety ;)?
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Post by mai » 13 Jun 2011 11:01

Because my endurance will outlive my longing..
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Post by london bloke » 13 Jun 2011 11:03

day 13 is feeling good.
Been at a demo this morning at 7 am.

Not likely if I had been drinking last night!
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