Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Texas Hold 'Em

I am grateful that a drunk like me was fortunate enough to live until I arrived in Alcoholics Anonymous.
Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th edition, page 493

... so simple, so true

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that my wandering mind has returned to a decent neighborhood

for loyalty to the people I love and the things in which I believe

for the years I worked offshore where I learned a lot of life's lessons

for a reminder that no matter what city or what country I am in, my alcoholism follows

for lunch yesterday at Lankford's (voted the best burger in Houston) with 5 other hungry alkies

that my cats still put up with me

that I've never been a good poker player, thus avoiding another obsession/addiction

Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well.
-Josh Billings

18 comments:

Lex-Sunshine said...

I'm a terrible poker player myself...... and truly grateful for one less thing to be addicted too. : )

Melody said...

I LOVE THIS XOXO'S

NMAMFQLMSH said...

I know a large amount of recovering alcoholic that now have a huge gambling problem....I mean huge. Then I know the ones who are addicted to sex. And then I know the ones....
I know you get the picture.
I see you,
JJ

Shannon said...

my mind has cease wandering in bad neighborhoods today too whew! I was not liking it
thanks for sharing dAAve

Trudging said...

A drunk like me

Trudging said...

A drunk like me....

Jane said...

LOL, i love that first point dAAve. i am in the process of relocating myself.

recoveryroad said...

...a drunk like me too.

eep feeding the cats, Dave and they'll keep putting up with you. I'm sure of that. Lol. ;-)

Nice list. Liked it. Thanks for sharing it.

Mr. H.K. said...

I'm sure your cats know that they are lucky to have you!

12StepSteve said...

I'm a lousy poker player too - I just never had the patience for it.

The last time I tried to gamble was in 1990. Mobil Oil had sent me to a conference in Princeton, NJ. A group of us drove over to Atlantic City. I played a couple of hands of blackjack and lost. Then I started having visions of all the generic raisin bran that I ate while scrimping my way through graduate school. I quit gambling and have never been tempted since.

Now if only alcohol and drugs had been that easy......

Mary Christine said...

I am also grateful that gambling has not been an issue for me. It is really a killer for alkies.

Daily Piglet said...

Me too on this one:

"that my wandering mind has returned to a decent neighborhood"

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