Friday, August 29, 2008

DAY 40 - OH SO BORED

Friday night.
Bored.
Oh so bored.
Struggling.
Can' go on.
Need a break.

This is beginning to sound like that guy from Into The Wild. In a way this blog is a bit like that guy. He went to Alaska to be at one with nature. I'm staying in on a Friday night to be at one with the telly.

The whole of Dublin is at the Electric Picnic - a 3 day music festival. One of Europes coolest. It's all about peace, and love, music, laughter and drink. Those who are not at the Picnic just are not that cool, but probably still out and about. And drinking.

My ex flatmate has just told me she's heading out.

'Where are you going?' I ask.

'For drinks' she replies.

For drinks?! That expression sounds funny when you think about it. I'm going out 'for drinks'. I'm bored being in, so I'm going out 'for drinks.' I'm not going out to the cinema, not to the theatre, not to play some sport, I can't stay in and read a book.
No...instead, like the rest of the world, I'm going out 'for drinks'.

Back home in Hamburg, my girlfriend is also out 'for drinks'. She told me she is in 'party harty Marty' mode. So it will be a lot of 'for drinks.'

I'm cracking. Going crazy.

Crazy like a coconut.

25 comments:

An Irish Friend of Bill said...

you probably missed some great early evening aa meetings in your neighborhood tonight.
'the pub with no beer' as we like to call it..

"The expression on the faces of the women, that indefinable something in the eyes of the men, the stimulating and electric atmosphere of the place, conspired to let him know that here was haven at last.

The very practical approach to his problems, the absence of intolerance of any kind, the informality, the genuine democracy, the uncanny understanding which these people had were irresistible"

page 160
the big book

http://www.whytehouse.com/big_book_search/book/ch11p160.html

"We are people who normally would not mix. But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful. We are like the passengers of a great liner the moment after rescue from shipwreck when camaraderie, joyousness and democracy pervade the vessel from steerage to Captain´s table."

page 18
big book

"You say, "Yes, I’m willing. But am I to be consigned to a life where I shall be stupid, boring and glum, like some righteous people I see? I know I must get along without liquor, but how can I? Have you a sufficient substitute?"
Yes, there is a substitute and it is vastly more than that. It is a fellowship in Alcoholics Anonymous. There you will find release from care, boredom and worry. Your imagination will be fired. Life will mean something at last. The most satisfactory years of your existence lie ahead. Thus we find the fellowship, and so will you."

page 151
big book

yep. it really IS like that.
really.

J-Online said...

I have to agree with an irish friend of bill. I hope you are doing well

Timothy said...

Just found your blog, and its an interesting read so far. I've blogrolled you and can't wait to see what you find once the booze runs dry.

Tim
Yellow-blog.com

Anybeth said...

I just found your blog. I quit drinking over 2 years ago for almost a year. I thought I was an alcoholic at the time. When I sobered up real good I realized I'm not, I just was self-medicating and stuck in a bad cycle.
I drink now, without ill effects.
I wonder how you'll feel after a year, even 6 months. It is an eye opening experiment.
I'll keep reading.

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Plot Tracer said...

I take it you never made the year?
(http://thedrink.blog.com/ wuz me - used to be titled a year off the booze...)