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

Manick Monday

09.13.2004 · Posted in Autobiographical

Went to Park House this morning to tour the place prior to holding Minnesober there. I’m heading up meals, and other folks had to see the place to get an idea of what to do for decorations, registrations, workshops, etc. It should be a good time, but this planning business is more taxing than I thought it would be. I’m only doing meals – you might be able to imagine what organizing the event would be like when we’re all a bunch of gay drunks. LOL. It’s fun to make fun of yourself sometimes 😉

Came back to work today after being out sick most of last week. It’s a bummer when you’re not in the office because it usually means that you’ve got all that work to catch up on when you return. I’ve gone on vacations before dreading the return to the office – it’s almost like there’s no use in going on vacation because you just have to work twice as hard when you get back. Oh well, I’m just happy to have a job that I like. I shouldn’t be bitching. Slap me.

Business is going good otherwise. I’ve been working with a partner to setup a small web-based ASP for about a year now. We’re finally getting somewhere with the prototype, but I guess I shouldn’t expect things to move any faster when we’re both working on it part time. Hopefully I’ll be able to retire when it’s done 🙂

I’m still working on my fourth step. My sponsor is starting to get on my case about it. It’s not one of those steps that you want to drag out. I can’t tell if I’m procrastinating because I don’t want to do it, or if I truly don’t have a lot of free time right now. What I do know is that I should be pushing my recovery up to the top of my priority list – something I’ve obviously been slacking on with this 4th step. If I get out of work (I’m currently taking a teensy break to write this), get to the gym, and then get home at a decent hour, I’ll pull it out.

I’m currently reading a book that a friend recommended to me. It’s called Ishmael. It’s about a man who meets a gorilla who speaks telepathically to him about how to change the world… at least I think that’s what it’s about – I’m not very far. Interesting topic and definately a unique perspective (being from a gorilla). I’ll let you know how it turns out. This friend has insisted I pick it up on more than one occasion and I just finished this other awful book (that I won’t mention here again), so I was looking…

Anyhow, back to the shitter. That’s a pun – I work on a toilet account 😉

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