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

Archive for August, 2005

Oh no, Toto! We’re not in Grand Rapids anymore!

08.29.2005 · Posted in In the news

This is preposterous! Who would have the gaul to steel one of only four remaining pairs of the very ruby red slippers Judy Garland wore during the filming of The Wizard of Oz?! The following taken from the esteemed Mesabi Daily News, out of Virginia, Minnesota: ...

Suspicous activity

08.28.2005 · Posted in Home / Minneapolis

There’s been some highly suspect things happening around the house lately. I present to you, the evidence: Given the evidence, I can only come to one conclusion: Somebody’s been sleeping with the enemy again. ...

My friend Richard

08.28.2005 · Posted in Friends

My friend Richard H passed away 8 days ago. He was 55 and died, unexpectedly, of a heart attack. I knew Richard for only about a year’s time, but within that short window he affected my life in great ways. He examplified what humbleness means. He practiced anonymous generosity on a daily basis. He was ...

Business and friends don’t mix

08.20.2005 · Posted in Autobiographical, Friends

Recently a friend approached me about doing a project for him. I was honored that he thought enough of me to ask. Shortly after we sat down together, outlined the work that needed to be done, and kicked off the project. A few days later I got an email saying that he wanted to pull ...

Sponsoring

08.20.2005 · Posted in Recovery

In the last month I’ve been asked by two people to be their sponsor. A sponsor is someone with more sobriety time than you who can help you work the twelve steps of AA. They’re there to listen and offer their experience to you in the hopes that it might help you recover. That said, ...

Hippies

08.13.2005 · Posted in Home / Minneapolis

I was sitting at the coffee shop doing coffee and crosswords last week (just like I’m doing right now), when a full size, late 90s model cargo van pulled up right out front. No windows aside from the two front passenger portals and windshield, it had New York license plates. Driver and passenger exited the ...

Miss Ellie is gone forever

08.11.2005 · Posted in In the news

Poor Miss Ellie, dead at 82 of lung cancer. She was probably the only character on Dallas who was rarely angry. Never involved in any of the scandals (she did give John Ross back to Sue Ellen, afterall), and always the voice of reason. How could you not like her? She was preceded in death ...

Lasse faire fire

08.06.2005 · Posted in Home / Minneapolis

The roomie and I were lounging around the house this morning waking up, showering, checking email, shoving yogurt down our throats, painting our toenails – you know, the usual weekend morning stuff. And then it happened. An extremely loud and obnoxious noise was emanating from the hallway just outside our door. “Is that the fire ...