Twisted Logic

Captains Log - Mission Elapsed Time 9 days, 6 hours, 58 minutes and 42 seconds

You know all of those movies and TV shows depicting alcoholics? The ones where the guy is all sweaty, has the shakes, and just HAS TO HAVE A DRINK! Anything!! "Just gimme a drink, will ya? C'mon, I gotta have a drink!"

Well, I didn't go through anything even remotely like that. The worst "withdrawal symptom" I had was a little trouble sleeping. Other than that, I've been positively giddy over how good I feel (with the exception of a pretty severe hemorrhoid flare up...anybody else have anything like that when they quit drinking?".

But the total lack of any withdrawal symptoms and the total ease of quitting brings it's own danger. It's a twisted bit of logic that goes like this:

"Quitting was EASY!"

"If quitting was that easy, maybe you didn't have a problem after all."

"If you didn't have a drinking problem, then it should be OK to have a drink if you want one."

"Quitting was so easy, you can always do it again if you want to."

That little bit of internal dialogue sound familiar to anyone else?

Until next time this is Rocky Jones, Sobernaut, signing off.



"That little bit of internal dialogue sound familiar to anyone else?"

Totally, man. Or were you eavesdropping on the voices in my own head all those times I quit on my own before I found the rooms of A.A. 15 years ago?

August 13, 2007 at 1:14 PM  

Rarely have we seen a person fail who thoroughly followed us home. Those who are not BRAINWASHED are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this garbage, usually men and women who are constitutionally capable of thinking for themselves. There are such fortunates. They are not at fault; they seem to have been born premature. They are naturally capable of building and developing muscles, which demands rigorous training. Their chances are 6/4 on. There are those, too, who are gravediggers and undertakers, but many of them do become ZOMBIES if they have the capacity to be dishonest. Our stories disclose in a twisted way, who we like, what happened, and who we hate now. If you have decided you want a cup of tea and are willing to go to any lengths to become emotionally shutdown, SHAPE SHIFTING REPTILES - then you are ready to take certain steps. At some of these we balked, we thought we could find someone to 13th Step. And we realised, we could. With all the madness at our command, we beg of you to become Bill Wilson Clones - from the very start. Some of us have tried to hold on to our BIG BOOKS and the result was nil until we let go of our SPONSORS.
Remember that we deal with alcohol, frothy, bubbly, and powerful! Without help it is too much for us. But there is one who has all power that one is the BARMAN. May you find Him now!
Half measures availed us nothing. We stood at the bar. We asked the BARMAN for a couple of stiff whiskies. Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program to INSANITY:
1.We admitted we were powerless over Coca - Cola, and decided to drink Pepsi, instead.
2.Came to believe that Cold Power was a detergent.
3.Made a decision to turn our heads when we saw an attractive blond.
4.Did a body search of the new members.
5.Admitted to our DOG, to elves, and to another super being the exact nature of our songs.
6.Were entirely ready to have SUPERMAN remove the effects of kryptonite.
7.Humbly asked CLARK KENT to remove our brains.
8.Made a list of all persons who owed us money, and became willing to charge them interest.
9.Made direct hits wherever possible, except when someone moved the target.
10.Continued to talk crap and when we were wrong, promptly talked more crap.
11.Sought through our mail and computer to improve our conscious contact with BATMAN, as we understood him, praying only for knowledge of ROBIN and the return of SPIDERMAN.
12.Having had a stroke as the result of these steps, we tried to carry out the garbage, and fell flat on our backs. Many of us exclaimed, "What an order! I can't go through with it." Do not be discouraged. No one among us has been able to maintain their homes and 13th Step the newcomers, at the same time. We are not psychopaths. The point is, that we are willing to become psychotic. The principles we have set down are guides to psychosis. We claim that Bill Wilson was a psychopath.
Our description of the landscape, the chapter to the Gnostic, and our family photos before and after make clear three pertinent ideas:
(a) That we were ugly and could not manage our own appearance.
(b) That probably no photographer could have improved our looks.
(c) That a PLASTIC SURGEON could and would if he were sought.
Peace Be With You

September 30, 2007 at 7:39 AM  

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