Posts Tagged ‘alcohol abuse’

People can be really funny when they’re drunk. They can also be obnoxious, annoying, morose, belligerent and dangerous. Just to name a few descriptors. When I drank, any number of moods or personas could emerge. I think I typically vacillated between maudlin moper and make-out artist. Although I couldn’t tell you for sure, as I […]


. It’s my birthday. Today I celebrate three years of sobriety, achieved one day at a time, in the Alcoholics Anonymous program. It feels like a very short time and a very long time all at once. Last night I went to our monthly citywide AA meeting. The speaker was a gentleman who got sober […]


Last year, an Apple employee lost an iPhone prototype in a San Francisco bar. Recently, according to a report by CNET, another iPhone prototype was lost, again at a San Francisco bar. Both times that I heard the news, my first thought was, “D’oh!” My second thought was, “Was the Apple employee drunk when it […]


I just “stumbled” across this short film while perusing my Twitterfeed. I’m sure there are folks who may be offended, and I’m sorry if they are. I know portraying a baby with alcohol isn’t politically correct, but damn if this video isn’t laugh-out-loud funny. I’ve been chuckling in my cube all morning – and forwarding […]


Along with the rest of the country, we’ve had a serious cold snap here in central Texas, with record lows and – surprise! – snowfall that actually accumulated and stuck around for more than 30 minutes. Now, I was born in Michigan and lived there till I was ten, when we moved to Colorado to […]