Monday, June 29, 2009

So what is your intention now? Do you intend to prove your theory that life seldom brings you what you choose? Or do you intend to demonstrate Who You Are and Who I Am? June 29 - Meditations from "Conversations with God - Book 1" page 119
Hi my alkie friends. What a whirlwind of a weekend. The Pride Parade on Saturday night was a huge success and we had a grand ole time. There was about 20 - 25 of us, all sober that marched and or drove the parade for Lambda Center. Man we threw a bunch of beads, a little over 5,000. I almost hit a mounted policeman in the face with a pair of bead and he was not amused. Other than that, the two and a half mile route passing about one quarter million people screaming for beads we really had a good time. We gathered to decorate at 4 PM at Lambda and then drove over to the our spot in the Que by 5:15. The parade was to have started at 8:45 but was delayed for 45 min due to a medical emergency on the route. We finally got started about 9:30 and we got to the end at 11:30PM. Participating in the parade is a HIGH that is just beyond description. There were older straight couples, Moms and Dads and kids, Mom 7 Mom and kids, Dad and Dad and kids, lots of gays in all age groups and a high number of young straight (presumed) couples just cheering and having a good ole time. I got home at 1:30 AM and in bed by 2 AM. Man I was just wore out.
I woke up about 3:30 Sunday afternoon. I was just pooped. It takes me about 2 - 3 days to recover and recharge the olde body after one of these events. And it was just good old fun while being SOBER. I know after the exhaustion of sober fun like this that I do not have another bounce back from a hangover left in me. I mean, I am just so done in just having Sober fun to extreme, that it proves I do not have another Drunk and hangover left. That's a great lesson, learning without having to go through all that shit again. Now that is a God Shot. It's a gift. It's special. It's just not going to get any better than that and for that I am grateful. Hot damned yes.
Tonight I am grateful for:
  • God, my Higher Power
  • My Sobriety
  • Mamie my OCD schnauzer
  • My Sponsor
  • My Right Eye
  • Continually improving right eye.
  • Being sighted
  • All my other senses.
  • Tonight's rain
  • The lights coming back on after just a two hour blackout.
  • Being there for my little Mamie
  • Friends
  • That Scott W. made it to 55 today.
  • That Pam is now 18 years clean and sober.
  • All y'all.

Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.


Prayer Girl said...

Glad you had a blast.

I know for a fact that I don't have another recovery in me. Never mind the hangover.

That's why when anyone mentions having a drink to me (people who don't know I'm a non-drinker), I always laugh and say - "just give me a gun, it would be easier"....I would rather shoot myself than take a drink. BEING VERY SERIOUS :)

Thanks Zane,

Pam said...

I wish I had been there!!!
I'm glad you had a great time.

Scott W said...

Thanks for your service work and driving in all that heat. And thanks for the birthday wishes!

Syd said...

Sounds like a good time. If I were up until 2 AM, I'd be really tired on Sunday as well. I can't do those late nights anymore.
We finally got rain here and it was sorta cool here this morning at 73. But it's supposed to be hot all week.

Findon said...

Glad you all had such a good time Zane. Not sure what "beads" are but glad you enjoyed throwing them.

Steve E. said...

I like you "almost" hitting a mounted cop in the face!" You "almost" make it sound as if you didn't mean to do it.

C'mon, we know.

I'm SO glad to read you again Zane, yours
is one of those blogs I look for often.