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Except for the Ripple

tcr! · 4 days ago

I always felt kinda ashamed of myself when I went into the liquor store before noon. But after sitting across the street from one for the last month and a half, I don’t anymore. All kinds of folk in and out of there all day long.

In other news, in another era I drank way too much of all of these except for the Ripple.

The never ever again collection

#socialproblems #alcoholism

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · 4 days ago

😎

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · 4 days ago

I’ve bought and drank MD in the morning. In a major chain grocery store full of mostly women buying their grocs. I was feeling all right and made the cashier chuckle. She got ready to swipe the 2nd bottle in a kind of cavalier manner and I said, “Careful! Don’t bruise those grapes!” She actually laughed out loud.

tcr! tcr! · 3 days ago

πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

tcr! tcr! · 3 days ago

One of the worst days of my life started out with two bottles of Orange Jubilee around 10AM. The rest of that story will never be fit for print.

tcr! tcr! · 3 days ago

In related news.. This review of the MD 20/20 Jubilee gives it 3 out of 5 for value:

A half-decent alternative to drinking Listerine for a pick-me-up.

Cordelia Sandra · 17 hours ago

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urbanalion · 4 days ago

Me and Mad Dog definitely went a few rounds together. Probably the closest I ever came to getting arrested in college…

tcr! tcr! · 3 days ago

Yep, I always felt like I was getting into the ring with Mad Dog

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annekothe annekothe · 4 days ago

Omg I forgot about Cisco

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franh franh · 4 days ago

Dude, you had some nad taste in liquor.

tcr! tcr! · 3 days ago

I liked to think of myself as a connoisseur of rot gut wines …πŸ·πŸ€”

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cole · 4 days ago

Night Train. LMAO

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thewattsolak · 4 days ago

Thanks for reminding me of the disgusting ones.

tcr! tcr! · 3 days ago

Yep, I never drank them for the taste πŸ˜…

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Irene · 3 days ago

I never even heard of half of those. LOL LOL

tcr! tcr! · 3 days ago

And that’s something to literally be proud of!

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Cordelia Sandra · 17 hours ago

I can’t believe that this man is so real, how can I thank you enough, I can’t fail to testify about the good things you have been doing for me and now you still went ahead and do same for my friend, please everyone if you have anything disturbing you please your solution is hear with Dr. Otonokpo the great spiritualist who can solve any problem in a twinkle of an eye. No matter the problems, whether spiritual problem, you want to get your ex back, promotion in your workplace, spiritual cleansing, fruit of the womb, mental illnesses, protection for gun, protection for cutlass, protection for bottle, protection for snake and scorpion bites and cure. Are you a victim of any of the above listed setbacks, you can contact Dr. Otonokpo via Email: otonokpotemple@gmail.com

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An open twelve pack

tcr! · Sep 15, 2019 at 10:03 am

We’re sitting in a hotel lobby in Council Bluffs, Iowa drinking coffee. Some people come down with an open twelve pack of Bud Light.

One guy is nursing a blue Gatorade and an ice water. He’s refilled his water cup three times. Most of the time his hand is holding up his head.

I don’t know about you guys but I’ve never regretted not waking up hungover.

#alcoholism #lettherebehope

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Karly · Sep 15, 2019 at 10:07 am

Counciltucky. The armpit of Iowa. πŸ˜‰

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thewattsolak · Sep 15, 2019 at 10:36 am

I had the same thoughts when we were passing through Las Vegas over the summer.

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Momma J Momma J · Sep 15, 2019 at 11:51 am

Me either! I haven’t had one for many years actually.

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Clarke J · Sep 15, 2019 at 12:42 pm

So true.

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Kelly K · Sep 15, 2019 at 12:58 pm

Not once!

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 15, 2019 at 3:41 pm

It’s nice to wake up sober.

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DeVoe · Sep 16, 2019 at 6:53 pm

Yes have to agree!!

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Circa 2901

tcr! · Apr 29, 2019 at 2:09 am

Everything up in the air.
Everything fell apart.
Everything turned for the worse.
Including me.

#alcoholism

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No horse blankets

tcr! · Apr 10, 2019 at 9:53 am

No horse blankets

When I got to the place where I couldn’t stand myself anymore, where I didn’t want to be the person I’d always been. And not do the same things I’d always done, I can see now that’s when I had reached the breaking point.

The pain of being me had broken my very soul. Fuck.

It wasn’t the drinking, it wasn’t ever the drugs. It was me. It wasn’t the traffic or the other drivers. It wasn’t other people at all. Well, it was some of those people but when that blanket of denial was pulled back just far enough I could see, when a light came on that cast a clarity almost too bright on what I’d been doing to myself nothing ever looked the same again in the days after.

Thinking back to that moment and all the desperate, frantic pain, tortured to tears, completely sober and sick of being myself, that’s when I turned a corner and walked down a path I’d only heard other people talk about.

And that’s when the spiritual revolution began.

No horse blankets.

#photos #alcoholism #lettherebehope

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vaughn3 · Apr 10, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Well said

tcr! tcr! · Apr 10, 2019 at 4:47 pm

Thank you!

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glenn.cremer glenn.cremer · Apr 11, 2019 at 12:59 pm

I had never heard it put that way, but well said.

tcr! tcr! · Apr 11, 2019 at 6:59 pm

Thanks ❀️

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Gas station meds

tcr! · Apr 2, 2019 at 8:21 am

Gas station meds

I don’t know how many times I was in a gas station early in the morning, looking for convenience store relief from the fiery hangovers from hell but it was a lot.

Those pills never did a damn thing either… πŸ˜‰

#photos #alcoholism

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Mar 8th, 2019 at 7:43:58 am

tcr! · Mar 8, 2019 at 7:43 am

People don’t come into recovery because they think it’s a good idea.

They come in because they’ve set something on fire and are scared shitless.

#alcoholism

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Thathawa · Mar 8, 2019 at 8:37 am

Yep.

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DoomedEnterprises · Mar 8, 2019 at 9:22 am

Pyromaniacs Anonymous?

North_South_Side · Mar 8, 2019 at 2:30 pm

911-Step program?

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Just4Today50 · Mar 8, 2019 at 10:24 am

That’s why I did.

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feebleshamwise · Mar 8, 2019 at 11:45 am

It does say “we came to…..” in step 2

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VegasMomofTres · Mar 8, 2019 at 12:45 pm

My life. My life. I set my life on fire.

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OS2REXX · Mar 8, 2019 at 1:02 pm

To quote Jason Mendoza (of the Good Place): “Any time I had a problem, I’d throw a Molotov Cocktail and *BOOM*, right away, I had a different problem!”

sobah_fett · Mar 8, 2019 at 1:12 pm

I’m dying… lol

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sobah_fett · Mar 8, 2019 at 1:13 pm

Not a lot of people riding a hot streak into the rooms

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mr_marble_man · Mar 8, 2019 at 3:08 pm

“…on a winning streak”

That’s the one I’ve heard a lot and like. I clearly remember somebody saying this to me when I was in early recovery and stressed as my messy life situation(’s) were slowly untangling from the web I created during my active alcoholism. At the time those problems seemed unsolvable. Now, many months later, all those “problems” have solved themselves. How about that!

“None of us come into recovery on a winning streak.”

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SOmuch2learn · Mar 8, 2019 at 8:03 pm

Desperation was a gift.

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Feb 20th, 2019 at 9am

tcr! · Feb 20, 2019 at 9:00 am

last one from the drinking era

Today I’ve drawn sober breaths for 7 straight years in a row. πŸŽ‰

The picture is from December 2011, the last one from the drinking era. I never wanted to look at the camera. Pictures have a way of capturing our soul, documenting for future generations. For good or for bad.

Today, I’m sure I don’t smell the same.

I am, however, wearing the same White Sox hoodie this very moment.

And Maggie’s as cute as a weeble-wobble. 😊

#alcoholism

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pynn · Feb 20, 2019 at 9:04 am

Right on … congrats!

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domo vitek · Feb 20, 2019 at 9:04 am

Congratulations!

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Rich J · Feb 20, 2019 at 9:05 am

Congratulations my friend. Great job.

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Ryan Waters · Feb 20, 2019 at 9:22 am

This is s big one!!!!
Congrats. Thanks for showing me (us) how it’s done with humility and a Grace. I love your message my friend!

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CintrΓ³n · Feb 20, 2019 at 9:24 am

Congratulations sir!

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tism tism · Feb 20, 2019 at 9:25 am

You’re amazing. Congratulations t. :-D

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Raes · Feb 20, 2019 at 9:53 am

Congratulations!

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annekothe annekothe · Feb 20, 2019 at 9:55 am

Congratulations! So happy to be on this journey with you ❀️

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Irene · Feb 20, 2019 at 10:11 am

Congratulations!!! I am so very very proud of you, and I know your family and friends are also… That little bright shining star that is standing by your side has always been there, and what a little doll! Keep up the good work. I’m sure it has been and is very hard. Love you πŸ€—πŸ‘β€οΈπŸŽ‰

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JJ · Feb 20, 2019 at 10:27 am

Wow! You are truly one of my biggest inspirers!!!
Totally rad! 😁

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franh franh · Feb 20, 2019 at 10:40 am

Congrats my friend. Great sharing the journey with you.

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JJania · Feb 20, 2019 at 10:57 am

Sweet!

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chrisrich · Feb 20, 2019 at 11:06 am

thank you for being who you are today!

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Meicher · Feb 20, 2019 at 11:08 am

super sober

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Momma J Momma J · Feb 20, 2019 at 11:12 am

I am so proud of you - congratulations and carry on!

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DeeDee · Feb 20, 2019 at 11:16 am

Congrats!

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Kelly K · Feb 20, 2019 at 11:19 am

Congratulations! It has been a pure joy to walk this journey with you. You are an inspiration.

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LAW · Feb 20, 2019 at 11:24 am

Congratulations!

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Monohon · Feb 20, 2019 at 11:25 am

Congrats my man!

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Sammons · Feb 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm

I’m very proud of you! Congratulations!!!

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marney0160 marney0160 · Feb 20, 2019 at 1:02 pm

Congrats!

high five elves

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PM Veronica · Feb 20, 2019 at 1:31 pm

Awesome. Congrats!! πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’ͺ🏼

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Clarke J · Feb 20, 2019 at 1:34 pm

Congratulations!

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Kris · Feb 20, 2019 at 1:38 pm

Awesome

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Howell · Feb 20, 2019 at 2:55 pm

Done drinking myself!

tcr! tcr! · Feb 20, 2019 at 4:55 pm

Nice!

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tcr! tcr! · Feb 20, 2019 at 4:54 pm

For reference here’s my front yard today. The right fence corner is no longer visible with the little bushes taking over. The left has more trees and a rose bush. Maggie’s swing is long gone. Cars have came and went.

Change is inevitable but more importantly, growth doesn’t happened over night. It takes time, sunshine, and fresh air. Inside and out.

I’m grateful for all of you, who stand in the sunlight with me. β˜€οΈ I wouldn’t be able to make the journey alone.

my front yard today

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threecrates threecrates · Feb 20, 2019 at 5:03 pm

❀️❀️❀️!! Congrats. And thank you.

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vaughn3 · Feb 20, 2019 at 5:19 pm

Yay! Congratulations

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prokop · Feb 20, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Congrats.

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jenkins_arts · Feb 20, 2019 at 6:14 pm

Congratulations!!!

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Mona · Feb 20, 2019 at 8:34 pm

Congratulations!

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Picottes · Feb 20, 2019 at 9:48 pm

Proud of you!

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glenn.cremer glenn.cremer · Feb 20, 2019 at 10:32 pm

I’m very proud of you. Love, Dad

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heylinda heylinda · Feb 21, 2019 at 8:05 am

This is the best thing I’ve read in a long time

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A bunch of bills and checks to write

tcr! · Feb 3, 2019 at 9:15 am

Card catalog featuring Finland to Fossil

When I was newly sober, having a list of amends to make was like having a big pile of bills to pay. And I hate that feeling: a stack of checks to write and a list of people and places I owe. It’s just always on my mind, lingering in the back row like somebody murmuring behind you at the movies. When I stopped drinking my conscious woke up and I start hearing the voices of remorse.

And then there was that one time when I was in high school that I stole a whole bunch of books from the public library. It was way back when shoplifting was easy. Go in with a nearly empty backpack, load it up with Hobbit adventures, and walk out. Just be careful and it was really that easy. I didn’t feel any guilt at the time because for whatever reason in my head, the world owed me.

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Jan 12th, 2019 at 6:06:44 pm

tcr! · Jan 12, 2019 at 6:06 pm

I’m going to speaking at the Geneva Open tonight. You should come if you got nothing going on. Yeah, it’s been snowing but are we mice or men? Or women? I’m too old to keep up with any other 2019 genders.

In any account, this is an open meeting so that means that public folk are welcome. No, you won’t have to talk or say anything.

8pm at the United Methodist Church on Hamilton and 2nd in Geneva.

#lettherebehope #alcoholism

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Never, ever, been to jail…

tcr! · Oct 9, 2018 at 4:16 pm

Never ever been to jail - MP4

#videos #truckthoughts #alcoholism

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