Monday, July 02, 2007

I CAN go back again

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for the great! AA birthday night celebration on Saturday @ Lambda -- there were 30 celebrants with a combined 320 years without drinking alcohol; there were many very inspiring words being tossed about

that I witnessed a great example of needing to hear something I don't agree with as it gave me a different perspective from my own

that I am off to London today to join up with Hayden for some touristy-type stuff. Although I lived in and around London for 5 years in the 90's, I didn't see a lot of the sights. But I have seen the inside of many of London's best and worst pubs.

This will be my first time there as a sober man.

that no matter where I go or who I am with, sobriety must always remain my number one priority; from that point, all things are possible

that Steph (soberInsanity) has begun posting again on her blog.
She's 25 years-old and now has 18+ months in recovery.
Quite a young woman who's been through a lot.
Drop by and say howdy if you get the opportunity.

that I have a kit and a kaboodle

for my ClustrMap (see the map near the bottom of my sidebar) which shows geographical locations of my visitors

I'll post from the UK when I get the chance.

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
-T.S. Eliot


Pam said...

enjoy your trip. please give kenny a big hug for me! Enjoy your time with Hayden also!

Scott W said...

Okay, have a good trip.

Mary Christine said...

Have a wonderful trip!

An Irish Friend of Bill said...

Sheesh! They are friendlier in Scotland than i thought!
Does Kenny know about this? Or perhaps they are a different sort altogether up in Edinburgh..

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I'd think I'd like to go to Penriff... Please.

Shannon said...

wow daave, one day I hope to be as well traveled as you. have a fun and safe trip. Tell Hayden we all say HI
: }

Gwen said...

London with Hayden!!! How fantastic. Romantic. Adventurous. Fun!!!

Hope you have/or had (whenever you read this) a great time


sober Chick said...

Have a wonderful sober time. Such a gift I am sure you will truly appreciate.

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Tab said...

I wish you a safe and memorable trip Daave xo

Syd said...

Great quote from Eliot. I hope that you have a great trip and enjoy your time with Hayden. It sounds as if you will have a good vacation.

piglet said...

did you ever see boy george in person while living in london? b/c if you did, i must touch you.

Spencer said...

Remember to call me mate ... can't wait to see you! We gotta hook up and get a photo for HNT - and so I can listen to you saying how the coffee is shite and the food portions are too small.

peanut said...

Dear dAAve,
Glad you're checking in from time to time.

Have a great time and,


Love you.

Anonymous said...

How are your legs today? you are living my life and I am looking for an example. I am getting older (leaving the 30's sooner than later) and I am a divorces female with kids to raise. Give me the wisdom you have to stay on the staight and narrow path! I grew up in San Fran and have heard every excuse possible including I am gay and I deserve it.
By the way I am not gay but a straight woman with lots of gay and straight friends.
Why is alcohol such an issue in a time of fun? It never use to be. How do you do it?

Scott said...

that time in london sounds quite alot l ike my time in Houston in the 90's. I never drew a sober breath there. I did have a hell of a lot of fun though. But, it sure was awesome to visit there last May sober for the first time ever... And it was especially great to make new AA friends while I was in town!