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Wed Mar 21, 2012, 04:25 AM

I'm not able to be a "political Junkie" anymore right now

I only come to this forum. I look at the other stuff but I don't look very much and I find I just don't care. All I care about these days is recovery.

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Reply I'm not able to be a "political Junkie" anymore right now (Original post)
tavalon Mar 2012 OP
Tripod Mar 2012 #1
tavalon Mar 2012 #5
Tripod Mar 2012 #6
tavalon Mar 2012 #9
Old Codger Mar 2012 #2
tavalon Mar 2012 #4
Old Codger Mar 2012 #8
cally Mar 2012 #3
Tripod Mar 2012 #7
tavalon Mar 2012 #10
Tripod Mar 2012 #11
tavalon Mar 2012 #12
Tripod Mar 2012 #13

Response to tavalon (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 11:26 PM

1. Good fortune tavalon. n/t

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Response to Tripod (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:10 AM

5. If you click my profile

you'll find I have a scary amount of posts. Though I've been here since before 2004, I bet my butt and typing fingers have clocked more than 6 years. Geez! But, absolutely no interest right now.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:42 AM

6. I love Seattle WA.

I hiked the Olympian Nat. Forest. coast line in the 1970's. One of my favorite memories. I was there in 2005 whe n the tidle wave, Katrina hit the coast. So beautiful there, the summer, and the weather was perfect. Twenty of my friends with me, we did nearly 100 miles on the coast. Wow you have a huge amount of post. I have almost 800, wo wo wo! I always guessed you as a man, now I know. I guess for you it might be time to leave here for a while, and do recovery for now. I don't know. If you go I will miss you here, you have helped me on DU a few times. I love the bounce

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Response to Tripod (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 12:01 PM

9. It's already happening, sort of

but I'm not leaving this fledgling addiction and recovery group so if you're here, you'll see me. The places I'm not hanging out at are GD, Presidential areas. Occasionally I hit the lounge but I can get my fun from George Takai on Facebook. But yeah, if you usually hang out for my witty repartee in GD, you won't see me, but I think you'll still see me. It's the rest of DU that will pine for my wonderful insight (I kid).

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Response to tavalon (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:38 PM

2. Alright

That is the correct decision, anything that may interfere in your recovery in any way has no business in your life. We all have, at times faced decisions such as that and had to set things aside that were important to us but not as important as recovery. I have lost friends and business chances for that reason but do not really regret that too much, I am still alive and sober and that is the goal.

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Response to Old Codger (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:08 AM

4. The funny thing is

nothing ever kept me from DU and even now, here I am, but only in this forum, usually! I told my husband to let me know if there was anything political I needed to know. It used to be the other way around.

But it isn't that I'm depriving myself - I have just lost interest. I haven't lost interest in other things, so it isn't depression. I just don't have any desire to feed the anger gremlin in me.

I hope I get to the point that I can stay informed and yet, not feed the gremlin, but for now, I'm going where I'm happiest and that happens to be working my recovery. I'm quite sure Obama would understand and I will vote, I'm just not going to sling mud this year.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:27 AM

8. Sounds good

Stay in touch.... Please.

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Response to tavalon (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:12 PM

3. I did the same thing when I got sober

I've slowly eased back into politics but I found that I have to be very careful about getting too outraged over the issue of the day. I also am not able to watch the news about some topics. I find I do better reading about upsetting topics rather than seeing the hyped up news coverage. All the best to you.

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Response to tavalon (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:47 AM

7. I've only been in AA for a few years.

One of my friends killed himself with a gun, 10 or so have decided to get drunk today, and two of them have died from this disease. I don't even know that many. Maybe 100 max. That is a high percentage for us.

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Response to Tripod (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 12:03 PM

10. Damn, that's awful

I hate these addiction diseases. They hurt and kill so many.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 01:46 AM

11. It is awful.

Your situation is a nighmare. i guess I should be greatful, and at the moment I am. Good luck to you my DU friend.

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Response to Tripod (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 04:10 AM

12. I love your sig line, BTW!

Whenever I have a lucid dream, which is far too rare, I immediately decide to fly and then I quickly lose the lucidity. I would love to try something else in a lucid dream, but I always choose flying.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #12)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 04:34 AM

13. I'm glad you like my sig line.. I made it up myself.

I became affraid of my lucid dreams a while back, they became so real that even my reality became nightmares. Crazy I'm not, but this shit scared me.I even met my "Morbid" self back in 2003. Not drunk, or high on drugs, Don't like that crap anymore. And the next day I saw 3 foxes, at 3 differnt times of the day. And I already knew that the fox was one of my power animals in life. I think there are twelve, and I've only met six so far.

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