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

The Stepford Wives

06.08.2004 · Posted in Entertainment

Godamn The Stepford Wives was funny! Definately a must-see. There was actually some valid stuff in the film, though, not just all comedy, camp and brainwashed housewives. There’s a point where Nicole Kidman’s characater, Joanna, realizes that everyone in Stepford is happy. They do their work, they smile, they’re polite and they do tons of service work! Joanna decides that she’s going to try it, and for a while at least, she’s happy, though she ends up with an overstock of muffins. I too sometims try to force myself to have fun. Sometimes it makes other people around me have fun, and in turn, I end up having genuine fun myself.

I’m going to be fun today!

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Carol Channing

06.08.2004 · Posted in Friends

If you ever want to feel your heart skip a beat, watch The Tony Awards with a room full of homos when Carol Channing walks on stage. Dear Gawd!

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I drink, therefore I am

06.06.2004 · Posted in Recovery

I went to a meeting tonight – Saturday Night Live at the Basilica. It’s a great meeting – lots of people, lots of energy. The speaker tonight was Heidi. I thought she was really good. I didn’t really want to go to a meeting, but I made myself – and as is usually the case, it turned out great.

She said a couple of things that really struck me. The first being, “I drink, therefore I am.” It really boils it all down to the alcoholic mindset. When you compare the statement to the original quote – ‘I think, therefore I am,’ it really makes sense. Drinking literally becomes your obsession, holding your thoughts, your being, your self, captive. It rules everything you do – it defines you. The statement really put things into perspective for me.

The second thing she talked about was an analogy she had once heard. She said that drinking is like stepping onto the train tracks. The engine comes first, the caboose last. The engine is what kills you – not the caboose. The concept makes complete sense. Once you have that first drink, you cannot stop, and the more you drink, the sicker you become … but it’s the first drink that gets you, not the last.

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okay, alright already!

06.05.2004 · Posted in Friends

I’ve had a friend bother me for not mentioning his name yet, so here it is:

Hello, Gabian!

In all honesty, Sister Hoffner has been a good friend to me since shortly after my sobriety began. He’s set a great example for me as to how to live your life without the booze and dope that Broadway doesn’t go for. He’s introduced me to the Legion of Decency – a sisterhood of saints who live their lives preaching to those with less than ideal morals. And of course he’s been a great person to know for his vast network of sober friends, and seemingly endless list of cute boys. Other hoorays should go to Johnny H, Dave D, a host of other friends, and of course, my sponsor, Sister G, whose guidance, exemplary lifestyle, perfect manners, and gorgeous good-looks I couldn’t have survived to this day without.

Ahhh, gotta run – I think I hear a fax coming in!

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expecting brother

06.05.2004 · Posted in Family

Okay, so turns out that maybe my brother’s ex girlfriend isn’t actually expecting. Sounds like the incident
was more of a tactic to get him back than anything. I’m praying that’s the case.

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Super fantastic

06.04.2004 · Posted in Autobiographical

I’ve had a stiff neck and back ever since I had to lift up my roommates monstrosity of a bed to get our laundry out. He had jam-packed a laundry basket underneath in a hurry. I couldn’t get my underwear out, so I had to lift the bed up while he pulled out the basket. Tricky manuever, but at least I had clean underwear. Down side was that I’ve been sufferring with a stiffie for the past week. I finally made an appointment with a chiropractor. Good news is that he lives right down the block from me AND he could get me in today!

Otherwise, hope to catch some rays up at the pool today, and then go to the meeting at the Fellowship club in St. Paul at 7:00.

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I’ve got a stiffie!

06.04.2004 · Posted in Autobiographical

I’ve had a stiff neck and back ever since I had to lift up my roommates monstrosity of a bed to get our laundry out. He had jam-packed a laundry basket underneath in a hurry. I couldn’t get my underwear out, so I had to lift the bed up while he pulled out the basket. Tricky manuever, but at least I had clean underwear. Down side was that I’ve been sufferring with a stiffie for the past week. I finally made an appointment with a chiropractor. Good news is that he lives right down the block from me AND he could get me in today!

Otherwise, hope to catch some rays up at the pool today, and then go to the meeting at the Fellowship club in St. Paul at 7:00.

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Michael Moore does it again!

06.03.2004 · Posted in In the news

http://www.michaelmoore.com/Michael Moore’s new film is actually going to be distributed! After ABC/Disney initially contracted to distribute the film, they backed out after political pressure got the better of them. The film looks shocking. Check out the website for the trailer. It opens June 25th – save the date!

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