Lessons in driving and life
Bye-Bye Beer
by byebyebeer
2y ago
In case you were wondering, you can drive 2+ hours without a car key. I don’t recommend it, but it can be done. I watched a youtube video of a man throwing his key fob out the window of a moving car to demonstrate that nothing happens. The car didn’t sputter to a stop, nor ..read more
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Matchmaker, Matchmaker
Bye-Bye Beer
by byebyebeer
2y ago
Evidently I come from a long line of matchmakers. I should not be surprised when my grandmother tries to pair my oldest daughter with an eligible Lithuanian bachelor. So what if he is several years younger, still in high school, and lives hours away? He is the son of the woman who comes to her ..read more
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Ode to not standing in gasoline
Bye-Bye Beer
by byebyebeer
2y ago
The thing about regrets is you can only really have them once you already know how things turn out. You can decide to do something or not do something, but you don’t know yet if something terrible or wonderful will happen. Or, more likely, nothing drastic will happen, but other things will happen later that ..read more
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Humility through yoga and sea lions
Bye-Bye Beer
by byebyebeer
3y ago
In January 2012, I was a little over 6 months sober. I was still attending AA meetings and also apparently yoga per this post called Nirvana, which is very misleading. They were Family Yoga classes at the Y where you could bring your kid and the format was loose and the room dark. Almost ten ..read more
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I am still an alcholic but spell better now
Bye-Bye Beer
by byebyebeer
3y ago
This June I will be 10 years sober. Ten years without a drink, a drunk, or a hangover. I don’t know if I thought I’d last this long on the day I quit, but now it seems too long for what it felt like. It went by too fast, like times does, and felt too ..read more
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Saved by a whisker
Bye-Bye Beer
by byebyebeer
3y ago
Tomorrow a children’s book I wrote will go up on Indiegogo. It’s illustrated by the talented Ken Haeser and based on a true story about a cat that got separated from his owners at a rest stop and his journey back to them. I wrote the book from the cat’s perspective, which was quite a ..read more
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Flip this bike
Bye-Bye Beer
by byebyebeer
3y ago
It all started with an old ten-speed someone had left by the curb. We were on our way to see a drive-in movie projected onto the wall of a taco place and the most excitement we’d had in months, so I guess we weren’t thinking clearly. Our oldest daughter really wanted a bike to take ..read more
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9 in 9
Bye-Bye Beer
by byebyebeer
4y ago
In 9 days I will be 9 years sober. I could just wait until then to post, but I like the symmetry and also know myself and that I may lose heart and decide not to post at all. I don’t remember June 21, 2011 too well anymore. I remember more about it than any ..read more
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More monkey food
Bye-Bye Beer
by byebyebeer
4y ago
I like it better when I have cute stories to tell about my grandmother. Like that time she mistook paintings of dogs in military uniforms for old family members. That was fun. Now the stories are confusing and muddled, sometimes mean, and somehow easier to keep to myself. But this is part of the story ..read more
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The nest
Bye-Bye Beer
by byebyebeer
4y ago
Since our oldest daughter went off to college, the cat started doing his evening rounds in the afternoon. He walks around the house carrying a small stuffed mouse in his mouth and crying mournfully. It’s like he has a ventriloquist mouse that is very upset about something, like maybe being carried around in a cat’s ..read more
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