I’ve been sober for over a month and a half now, and trust me, I feel fucking great. The thing is, that since I’m a weekend binge drinker, when Saturdays and Sundays come, I have a lot of free time, and honestly, I don’t know what the fuck to do with it. I’ve been thinking about old and new hobbies, but I don’t want to make the same mistake that I always make… jumping into something and then abandoning ship. This time, I’m going to dip a toe in the water first, before deciding if I should jump in..

With that said, I am Audi 5000 y’all 👊🏾


Saturday Stinking Thinking

Last Saturday afternoon, while I was doing some shopping with my wife, the weirdest thing happened to me. As I looked at the snow come down, I had this strong desire to drink. But I quickly reminded myself, that I have been sober for over a month and I couldn’t fuck that up no matter what. 

Later on, I was able to figure out, that because every time that we had a snow storm on a Saturday, since I’m off from the salt mines, I stayed home drinking and so my brain was associating Saturday and the snow with drinking. But after all was said and done, I dismissed the stinking thinking and got on with my day. One thing for sure is, that I don’t miss the fucked-up hangover. 

With that said, I am Audi 5000 y’all! 

The Meditating Househead

From the mid 80’s until the mid-90’s, I was what they call a bedroom DJ and my favorite genre has always been House music, in other words, I’m what they call a Househead. I’ve always loved mixing music, because just like alcohol, it relaxes me and disconnects me from my Bipolar racing thoughts and my OCD intrusive thoughts. A while back, I gave up mixing, but it is still in my blood.

Since July of 2019, I have been told by many people, to give meditation a try. I have tried many times, but I haven’t been able to get into it. The one idea that popped into my mind yesterday morning was, that since I’m a Househead, I should give instrumental House music a try, and to be honest, I believe that I have found something that will really work for me.

My point is, that if different meditation methods haven’t worked for you, then you should try listening to an instrumental version of your favorite music genre.

With that said, I am Audi 5000 y’all!

My Racing Thoughts Are Back

Just the same way that I have been suffering from OCD from as far back as I can remember, I have also been dealing with racing thoughts. I remember people calling it day dreaming, but once I got older and figured out how bad they have been affecting me, and then my shrink telling me what they are called,  I have been trying to deal with them with no luck.

While I was still drinking, my shrink told me many times, that I was using alcohol to self-medicate, and to be honest, he was right. The truth is, that when I drink alcohol, my mind quiets down, so I don’t have to deal with any anxiety, depression, sadness, worries, mood swings and intrusive or racing thoughts.

This morning, I woke up stressed and moody, and as I was taking a bath, I was able to put my finger on the cause… racing thoughts. I have been experiencing them for the last week or so, but I wasn’t putting much attention to them. Now, they are getting to me.

With that said, I am Audi 5000 y’all!

Family Matter

TGIF my homies and homettes. I hope that you enjoy your morning, noon, evening or night to the fullest. I know the drill, so make sure to stay clean and or sober, specially this long ass weekend.

First, I would like to apologize to my loyal 1.5 readers for my late Friday post. YEAH RIGHT! Like if anybody really gives a flying fuck! But anyways, what had happened was… LMFAO, I always like to hear people say that shit. My wife’s asthma has been acting up since yesterday, so I decided to take a vacation day to stay home and take care of her.

In my defense, I have asked her numerous times since last night, if she wants to go to the emergency room, but as usual, she refused. Why? Because she hates hospitals and she think that she will be admitted for a couple of days. She has been using her inhaler and nebulizer, but we both know that she needs industrial strength medications, so she can get back to feeling better soon. Hey, it’s like they say, “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink”. You’ll have to look at it from my point of view, I can’t force her, because I’m just her husband of 30+ years. SMFH!

With that said, I am Audi 5000 y’all!

Sobriety Counter: 41 Days = 1 Month And 10 Days

Anxiety Be Gone

Happy Thursday my homies and homettes. I hope that you enjoy your morning, noon, evening or night to the fullest. Remember, it doesn’t matter if you have been clean and or sober for one day, one month or one year, what’s important is, that you are clean and or sober.

Ever since I’ve gotten sober a little over a month ago, I’ve also been trying to reduce my stress, in order to control my anxiety. One way that I’ve been able to do that is, by cutting down on things that can create negative thinking, like the news.

As a matter of fact, I’ve also changed the genre of music that I’m listening to on my way to the salt mines and back home. The way that I look at it is, that I must change the things that I’m exposing myself to, for me to feel better. My idea might sound crazy to some people, but the truth is, that I’ve noticed that it has been working for me. I do feel that my anxiety level has dropped, I feel more relaxed and I feel more optimistic.

With that said, I am Audi 5000 y’all!

Sobriety Counter: 40 Days = 1 Month And 9 Days

To Each His Own

Happy Tuesday my homies and homettes. I hope that you enjoy your morning, noon, evening or night to the fullest and make sure to stay clean or sober.

It’s incredible, how I’ve been sober for a little over a month now, and yet in the last couple of weeks, I had two people, try to get me to drink again. I mean, even after my wife and I, repeatedly told them, that I’m not drinking, these people just kept pushing the fucking subject.

I mean, is not like the two dumb-asses didn’t know that I’m a troubled weekend binge drinker. They’ve known me for many years, and they know the fucked relationship and history that I’ve had with alcohol. The only thing that comes to my mind is, how far some assholes will go, to see me fail. It also gives me a lot of joy and satisfaction, that because I’m doing the right thing, it’s annoying the living shit out of others who are not happy with their own lives.

The way that I have always looked at life is “Live and let live” and “To each his own”. That’s the reason why I never get involved in nobody’s life and I don’t give out advice or opinions.

With that said, I am Audi 5000 y’all!

Sobriety Counter: 38 Days = 1 Month And 7 Days