Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Life as it happens




todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I'm so much more productive on a daily basis when I am not drinking or smoking maryjane

for the concept and practice of Step 3

that I didn't lose my temper (too badly) while trying to register online for the International AA convention. The website wouldn't take my credit card payment. After waiting for about 20 minutes on hold, the nice lady on the other end of the phoneline told me that their server crashed because of the enormous volume of people trying to register and pay. She told me to try again in a day or two. Step 3. Whatever.

By the end of the night, it was all fixed and I am now registered. Hope to see you guys in San Antonio next July.

that my 30 year-old nephew is now in stable, albeit very critical condition after being air-lifted via a very expensive air ambulance from Barbados to a Miami hospital. He's had 2 surgeries to repair broken bones and had lost most of his blood which has been replaced. He is still in a coma 10 days after his umpteenth motorcycle accident.

Change your thoughts, and you change your world.
- Norman Vincent Peale

12 comments:

Pam said...

YIKES!
on everything including video.

Scott said...

sounds like you'll get to meet LOTS of people at International then!

Scott said...

oh, and goodness...

prayers for your nephew!

Mary Christine said...

I just got registered too - after the same problem last night. Won't we have fun!

Prayers for your nephew. Hope he stops doing this.

Scott W said...

That video won't play but I know it features Richard Simmons. I saw it first run and it made me pull half my hair out and stick pencils in my ears.

Sorry to hear about your nephew. Drinking?

Ed G. said...

The web site wouldn't take my wife's credit card but took mine. I think she must be in charge of that part of the site...

I've never wanted to jet ski. I still don't...

Blessings and aloha...

Tall Kay said...

Texas...here we come! I got registered just before it crashed. I was on the same page as Scott...I hope your nephew wasn't drinking. Sounds like a very painful lesson.

Syd said...

Cats have 9 lives but not humans. Your nephew needs to realize that he is Homo sapiens not Felis catus.

Recovery Road London said...

Thinking of motorcycle nephew.

Lol @ Step 3 and the AA 'call centre'.

Lou said...

Texas in July...can't wait;)

mitch said...

Hey dude, What's up with your nephew? Umpteenth accident? And no offense couldn't watch more than 2o seconds of that video.Peace

Zanejabbers said...

I have seen that video a couple of times. THe original and then the repeat. Too Funny. Hope all goes well with the nephew.