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

Archive for December, 2005

You can’t always get what you want

12.27.2005 · Posted in Autobiographical

The Rolling Stones and a similar Hole song keep running through my head. This past week has been okay. And by “okay” I mean it sorta sucked. There were some good things – I spent time with my family, enjoyed watching my nieces and nephews open their gifts, had good conversations with other relatives, and ...

Progressive, yet drunken, Mayor of Duluth

12.18.2005 · Posted in In the news, Opinions, Recovery

If you live within driving distance of Duluth, it makes a great weekend getaway destination. Canal Park is a quaint neighborhood containing restaurants, bars, boutiques and parks. Downtown is a short jaunt up the hill. Mansions line the road to the north, lakeshore properties along the largest lake in the world. Duluth is a relatively ...

Mary is coming

12.16.2005 · Posted in Home / Minneapolis

It’s official – Minneapolis is getting a Hamburger Mary’s! I’ve never actually been to a HMs before – just heard about them. My friend Justin actually works at the one in Vegas and he’s loving it. I had signed up to receive updates on the restaurant many moons ago and had forgotten about it until ...

Pay It Forward

12.15.2005 · Posted in Entertainment

Pay It Forward makes me cry every time I see it. Okay, so I just saw it for the second time – but this makes twice. The concept is simple. Do something nice for three people. Eventually it’ll come full circle and somebody will do something nice for you. I won’t tell you why it ...

Grattitude

12.14.2005 · Posted in Family

I’m happy to report that my father is doing well today. Though they’re still not certain what actually caused his “cardiac incidents” they have inserted a permanent pacemaker / defribulator to address the symptom – his heart stopping. Thank you all for the kind words through this. I was really taken aback from all of ...

What really matters

12.11.2005 · Posted in Family

I got out of my Thursday night Men’s Big Book Study meeting in St. Paul and checked my cell phone. 4 missed calls. All from my mother. Mom’s a little OCD, but this was a little out of the ordinary, even for her. Something had to be wrong. I checked my voicemail. Mom calling. Sounds ...

The Metrosexual Movement

12.04.2005 · Posted in Opinions

There’s a social force at work in the world today – some may even call it a conspiracy. It’s only subtly present in urban areas, and likely nonexistant in rural ones. It makes brief appearances in suburbia. It is something we must all take a stand against. Our identities, once hidden, are now being stolen ...

Keeping up 4th Grade Appearances

12.02.2005 · Posted in Autobiographical

I began my obsession with looks during the summer before 4th grade. I’m not sure what triggered it, but when shopping for school clothes that year, I knew that I had to be very selective about what I picked off the racks at J.C. Penny’s. My mother took my younger brother and I to Penny’s ...