… and I am Somebody male. in my thirties. recovering alcoholic. live in minneapolis. work in progress. gay. serenity please.

Archive for February, 2005

One of those ‘get to know me’ things

02.26.2005 · Posted in Autobiographical

Just relaxing on a Saturday afternoon. Saw this questionaire over at Rotten Ryan and figured I’d give it a go. First Name: Dan Were you named after anyone? Don’t think so. Do you wish on stars? no When did you last cry? A little more than a year ago, right before I went into treatment. ...

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Spam filters being used in the fight against AIDS

02.26.2005 · Posted in Technology

This is an interesting article from the Seattle Post; I’ve reprinted it below. Spam filters may lead scientists to AIDS vaccine Scientists hope method will find patterns in variations of HIV By TOM PAULSON SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER Software scientists at Microsoft Research have teamed up with biomedical researchers in Seattle, Boston and Perth, Australia, to ...

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Another one of those ‘get to know me’ things

02.26.2005 · Posted in Autobiographical

Call me narcisistic – I’ve done two of these in twelve hours! WHAT IS THE GEEKIEST PART OF YOUR BOOK COLLECTION? My StarTrek TNG collection – I’m a totally trekkie. WHAT DID YOU DO ON VALENTINE’S DAY? Jim came over with some Lunds lasagna and a few gay flicks he got off of netflicks. They ...

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Valentine’s Day Eve, part deux

02.23.2005 · Posted in Recovery

… continued from Valentine’s Day Eve. I was greeted by two women at the door. Literally at the door – they were outside smoking cigarettes. One older than the other, but both approaching middle age. The older had grey hair in a buzz cut and was wearing tight jeans, a flannel shirt, and a denim ...

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Telling my story

02.19.2005 · Posted in Recovery

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to tell my story at an AA meeting. One of the principles that’s taught in AA is that if somebody asks you to do something, you do it. So I said yes. They gave me the option of doing it in a couple of days, or in ...

Meaning

02.15.2005 · Posted in Recovery

I was in a meeting on Sunday night when Michael brought up an interesting point about how humans differ from the rest of the animal kingdom, in that we (humans) try to determine the meaning behind everything. If we cannot figure out a particular event’s meaning, often times we will recreate the event in order ...

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Valentine’s Day Eve

02.13.2005 · Posted in Recovery

A year ago today I entered an alcohol treatment center. I had actually stayed sober over the previous few days – out of fear, more than anything. Backing up a few days to my last drinks. (I refer to them in a plural sense because I don’t actually remember my last drink. Does anyone in ...

I once caught myself …

02.12.2005 · Posted in Recovery

… in the women’s bathroom at O’Donovan’s in Minneapolis. Some friends were throwing a going-away party for a former coworker who was moving to New York. I was moving amongst the crowd taking photos of the party attendees and suddenly realized that I had to use the bathroom. Well the mens bathroom had a line ...

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Damnit, Damnit, Damnit

02.10.2005 · Posted in Misc

Okay, so I installed the MT Blacklister plugin. This is a good thing, because it’ll stop 95% of the comment and trackback spammers. Unfortunately, in the process of despamming my blog, I inadvertantly deleted ALL comments. Oh well, now I know. ...

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Uptown is heavily medicated

02.10.2005 · Posted in Home / Minneapolis

I’ve not had the best day. It all ended with me at Walgreens in line for my prescription refill. I counted twenty-phucking-three people in the waiting area! How medicated is my neighborhood?!? And don’t they know there are nine other Walgreens in the area???? After impatiently waiting in line for what seemed like a semi-eternity, ...