Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Literature

(this video has nothing to do with literature, but I think it's kind of funny)
video

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that the meetings I attend DO NOT allow excessive talk of Jesus or any particular religion; if they had, I would have run out of those rooms as fast as possible

that we read TIGHTROPE yesterday in the Big Book meeting. It's a story in the 4th edition, page 359. Here's a few excerpts that I really identify with ...

... Alcohol helped me to hide my fears; the ability to converse was an almost miraculous gift to a shy and lonely individual.
... My sponsor was gentle with me. He did not push his opinions on me. He had the sense to see that I was so afraid and so used to being alone that I could not face a "hard sell" approach.
... But once a conversation starts, communication frequently continues.

that I bought a classic Caddy yesterday (on eBay) and will pick it up in a couple of days. Some details on that soon.

Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend.
- Jeremy Taylor

9 comments:

Mary Christine said...

Caddy on e-bay, how exciting!

Pam said...

Where the heck will you park it darlin'?

Scott said...

lol I can see you now, tooling through the Montrose in your Classic Caddy, all classic and stuff!

Scott W said...

Congrats on the new Caddy, it's a beauty! Now to find a home for a Riviera land barge.

Love the 911 call.

Boston said...

great - when are you picking me up for a ride?!! i live in Katy now, you know...

Steve E. said...

I had the ability to converse--but only and always with the one I hated--myself. And there was the problem "self-ish"...

Things are different now -Peace!

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Syd said...

I really like that you bought the Caddy. How cool.

Nice excerpt from the BB.

And yes, I don't want to hear about Jesus in meetings.

diane d said...

The important thing about meetings that you find the support and fellowship you need. I'm glad you have found that in yours, as I have in mine.

Can't wait to see the Caddy!! How awesome is that!?