My Reprimands – Part 3

Reprimand for Misdemeanor #2 – 2012:  My sentencing required a lot from me over the course of the next 18 months and, as previously mentioned, one of those things was spending 2 weekends on lock down. I find it hard to hold back telling you everything about this experience so here’s a sub-list of theContinue reading “My Reprimands – Part 3”

My Reprimands – Part 2

Misdemeanor#2 – 2012: The Arrest, Drunk Tank and Post Drunk Tank: Drove with one hand over one eye and was pulled over a mile from my destination when I was informed that a concerned motorist had reported me. I didn’t bother attempting to lie. I was hammered. I knew I was screwed and didn’t evenContinue reading “My Reprimands – Part 2”

My Reprimands – Part 1

Reprimand(s) #1 – February, 2005: The Drunk Tank and Community Service Highlights from my arrest, “the tank” and community service: Cuffed and chatting* with the young officer en route to jail, I BRIEFLY considered offering him sexual favors if he’d just let me go.** I said brief, people. It was like “I wonder if…” and then aContinue reading “My Reprimands – Part 1”

Reprimands Avoided – Bullets (with Balls)

Reprimands (past): Many bullets dodged and not enough lessons learned. If there was a game called “let’s see who can dodge the most bullets in life,” it’s safe to say I would have dominated the competition. Remember that cheating scandal I told you about and how I was mad that I wasn’t in on theContinue reading “Reprimands Avoided – Bullets (with Balls)”

Skeletons 2.10 – My Recovery Revealed

Revealed: It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and rest on our laurels. We are headed for trouble if we do, for alcohol is a subtle foe. (BB, pg. 85) I remember the first time I learned that smoking pot was a no no in the rooms of AA. IContinue reading “Skeletons 2.10 – My Recovery Revealed”

Skeletons 2.6 – My Recovery Reflection

Reflection (past) – Hindsight is 20/20…sometimes. Sooooooo, we decided it was a good idea to go to Las Vegas for Easter weekend 2018. Easter weekend in Sin City? Really? Yes! With the kids? You know it!  We needed to get out of dodge. H suggested it and I said “hey, why not?” The plan wasContinue reading “Skeletons 2.6 – My Recovery Reflection”

Skeletons 2.4 – My Recovery Responsibility

Responsibility (past & present): “Every time you point a finger at someone, there are 3 pointing back at you.” – Unknown My favorite game to play in life has been the “blame game.”  Call me out and my go to reaction is more often than not, defensive. I will go to great lengths to justifyContinue reading “Skeletons 2.4 – My Recovery Responsibility”

Skeletons 2.3 – My Reckonings

Reckonings: “Most of us have been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics. No person likes to think he is bodily and mentally different from his fellows.” (BB, Chapter 3) I’ll never forget a moment that occurred while talking to my sister on the phone.  It was day time. I was drunk and I rememberContinue reading “Skeletons 2.3 – My Reckonings”

Skeletons 2.2 – My Recovery Review

**Disclaimer: As mentioned in my About page, this blog has morphed into way more than I thought it would and with that has come various changes over the past 3 years.  I’ve updated the Home Page again to reflect those changes so check it out if the mood strikes you. Wanna know what else I did?Continue reading “Skeletons 2.2 – My Recovery Review”

My Rebellion and Recovery Rekindled

This was originally published on March 4, 2018. Rekindled: Friends walk in and out of our lives but the good ones always find their way back or never leave to begin with. **Disclaimer: This is the last post of “What the Hell it Was Like” and it is long AF. The topics include nicknames andContinue reading “My Rebellion and Recovery Rekindled”