I'm a liberal pagan living in West,Texas..yes that West,Texas

Sunday, November 09, 2008


Eighteen years ago today I decided that I was going to quit drinking...so far ....so good...I figure if I haven't started drinking during the Bush Years, and the lousy Cowboy seasons, I am sober for good.

I haven't smoked in 36 years, haven't drank in 18 years, haven't had sex in 23 years..so like I always say:"If you see me with a cigarette in one hand, a beer in the other..........I just got laid."


Woozie said...

I lol'd; well played. No cigarettes or sex for 18 years, no beer in 2 weeks. What does this make me?

Intense Guy said...

Congrats on the No Drinking and No Smoking!! I know giving them up must have been very difficult.

The best part of your doing so is selfish - the rest of us will probably get to see you around a lot longer. And I know I enjoy knowing that.

Nit Wit said...

Now you know why I don't visit West. I would be sure to corrupt you even though I quit smoking right after I had all my teeth pulled.
I might be able to quit drinking as not a whole lot goes on in the sex department anymore.
Woozie did they drop the drinking age again?
I should talk. I spent my time in bars since I was 14 but never got carded till I turned 21. Most people thought I was 30 as I had grey in my hair at 18.
Congrats J.S. the best I ever did was 2 years.
Then Number 2 son was born and I celebrated. Oops.

Travis Erwin said...

You, my friend, are tougher than me.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...


I only "did the deed" once, the consequences were what led me to drink, which I still do...Recently, more than ever.
Could never finish a pack of cigarettes before they got stale.
Occasionally I'll bum one if I'm at a club, but that's not often.
Working on getting to the place where a case of beer will go stale before I finish it

Nit Wit said...

Drinking stale beer is an interesting if gassy experience.
I hope you don't mind, I'm using your Blogroll as mine is fried. They got hacked and still aren't back up all the way. Trying to redo my blog but it is a work in progress as I don't do XML that well.
Give me COBOL or FORTRAN and Maybe even Basic and I can write the code but I have to hunt and test with XML.

Nit Wit said...

Oh, by the way, you have been sober almost as long as Woozie has been alive. Now that puts in in a context I can understand.

Kulkuri said...

Congrats. Reminds me of the old saying; First I cut out cigarettes, then I cut out booze, and next I cut out sex, now I cut out paper dolls!!

Anonymous said...

Congratualations! That's really impressive. Ouhgt to be pretty smooth sailing with the no-drinking for at leas the next four years.

(For me, no cigarettes in 46 years since I never started, but I had wine and sex this weekend, so I can't say much there.)

Rox said...

Happy Re-Birthday!!!

The drinking and the smoking I get but why'd you give up doing the horizontal hustle?!

Jan said...

Congratulations. I'll drink to that.


woozie:depends on what the drinking age is where you live.if it's 19 or 21 your a baaaaad boy...ha..
intenseguy:you know?..that was really sweet..thanks.I know it sounds weird..but it really wasn't hard at all..not even the sex..
nitty:i didn't stop drinking when i had kids, but i did when i had grandkids, didn't want to fuck up and not be able to see them..besides i don't think you drink like i did..
there's nothing wrong with drinking..unless you have the problem of stopping like i did.
travis:us ole texas broads are a rough bunch..
ted:my friend chuck told me i'd be able to quit when it became easier to quit than to continue drinking. he was right.and smoking was a snap to quit.don't know why..but when i make up my mind to quit something, it's over with.
nitwit:I started using bloglines.com. as the blog roll didn't work 99% of the time..it's easier and it works..you can use anything of mine you want..hmm, i think i misspoke..ha.
I don't have a clue what you just said..coltrane ..ain't he a singer?
hahah..that's right, i have been sober almost as long as he's been around..now that's funny.
kulkuri:well, I do a lot of crossword puzzles..and i have great romances with all my frinds on line.
citizen:drinking and sex, now there's nothing wrong with that..if antonio banderas was interested in old fat broads, i might start drinking for him..
rox:well, i didn't start out thinking "I'm never having sex again,"..it just sort of happened...I had a bad breakup with a guy who was a chippy bastid..and to be on the safe side I went and got an aids test..clean but I thought jeez, maybe we should be a little more careful who's dick you get interested in..then i had a hysterectomy and I sort of lost interest...then it was well, I haven't had sex in 1 year..you can't just go have sex with joe the plumber...has to be worth the 1 year wait..and the longer it went the better the guy had to be..now im a 65 year old chubby old lady and holding out for antonio banderas. i figure i can tell him im like a 1943 chevy with a new motor.
jan:I'm having a dublin dr. pepper today for lunch.

billy pilgrim said...

ok, you've proved your point.

now you can start having a little fun!

Nit Wit said...

Antonio Banderas is either gay or has a small Pee Pee.
Running for Canada now.

Nit Wit said...

Leo do you have a spare room?


nitty:if that's the case..then I'll just wait for the lovely Mrs. nitwit to pass away and then I'll come console the grieving widder..


billy:hey, I'm still having fun...except now I can remember it in the morning, and I still respect myself..

Cie Cheesemeister said...

Congratulations on the grand achievement! I haven't smoked in about a year. Though it never was a huge demon in my case, it's good to be rid of. I can't drink, so I guess I can't quit drinking, and I haven't had sex in nine years. No damn reason to, and I surely see no damn reason to again.
Now I just need to learn how to eat in such a way as to lose about 100 pounds of lard. That's only about daunting as hell!
Congrats again!

MarmiteToasty said...

Does that mean your 'landing flaps' have healed over lol

Cheers on the no fags and no booze..... Ive never ever smoked, not even when all me maties did.... I rarely drink, think the last drink was last crimbo lol.....

Im a good girl lmfao hahahahahahaha


Sling said...

Woo Hoo!!
Your sobriety is officially old enough to vote!

Deanna said...

Congratulations! I popped over from Intenseguy's site to see what all the noise was about. Enjoyed reading your blog. You have a refreshing sense of humor :)


marm;yup they have healed over..plus there is a mess of cobwebs down there too.
sling:it would vote for obama too.
punkn:thanks for stopping by..refreshing sense of humor...well, that's a first..thanks.

more cowbell said...

woot woot, good for you, that's a hell of an achievement. And you're right -- if Bush didn't drive you to it, you're probably as near to safe as you can get.

(Are you serious about the 23 years?)


more cowboy:would i joke about 23 years?...sad but true..

sageweb said...

Oh super congrats!! you are my hero...except for the sex part...that is why I keep a vibrator handy.

Heidi said...

Congrats!!! Now we gotta find you a man.

KrisMrsBBradley said...

Congrats on your anniversary!

Allan said...

Nice job on the soberhood! Been 3 years and few months since my last drink, a few hours on the smoke,
(27 years since it was tobacco) and the other thing is still in my recent memory, thank Godzilla.

tsduff said...

okay, I believe it all except the sex one... truly wish you congrats on the 18 years ! I would have had 22 years this Nov, 21st. Alas, you know it went to hell 4 years past.


tsduff:i swear..23 years..jeez, why would anyone lie about that...hahahah