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by Johnny
Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: My Story...
Replies: 20
Views: 4518

You'll probably never read this, but I'll post it anyway. If you've gone to one meeting and made your decision based on that one meeting, you never intended to go to another before you went to that first one. You were just there looking for a reason to not go to AA, and you found it. I wish you the ...
by Johnny
Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What to expect - very nervous
Replies: 25
Views: 4628

Suggestions about attending a wedding reception: 1.) Go late and leave early. You can generaly tell when those that drink are really getting going. They seem to get a little louder. This is a good time for me to say my goodbyes. You might even want to make plans to get to a meeting so you even have ...
by Johnny
Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: April
Replies: 37
Views: 14469

I have no idea how I missed this thread before now. Hmm. A heartfelt congratulations to all of you celebrating in April. There sure is some great sobriety around here! :) Thank you all for reminding me that this program WORKS!

Johnny
by Johnny
Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:54 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: THIS IS MY AA STORY ......
Replies: 43
Views: 7378

Hi Bob. ES&H is Experiance, Strength and Hope. Sorry for the confusion.

Johnny
by Johnny
Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Coffee time...
Replies: 23
Views: 12084

Very cool Jim. Thanks for sharing this with us. :-) {singing} C is for Coffee, that's good enough for me, C is for Coffee, that's good enough for me, C is for Coffee, that's good enough for me, Coffee Coffee Coffee starts with C.

Johnny
by Johnny
Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: THIS IS MY AA STORY ......
Replies: 43
Views: 7378

Hi Bob. Welcome to the forums. It sure sounds to me like you're on the right track. I kinda figure that if I do the things suggested by the people who really have what I want, I'm likely to get similar results. :-) I sure hope you keep coming on back here and sharing your ES&H.

Johnny
by Johnny
Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:05 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Coffee time...
Replies: 23
Views: 12084

... a little cream and.... hey, no sugar? Hmmm, well, I'll take what I can get. Thanks Jim. :-)

Johnny
by Johnny
Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Coffee time...
Replies: 23
Views: 12084

jak wrote:
You did say you pour TWO cups through it, right?
Yes. Would you like a cup? 8)
YES PLEASE! :)
by Johnny
Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hitting Rock Bottom - shared experiences
Replies: 61
Views: 10166

Good stuff guys. It was kinda like that for me too Matt, but it was FEAR that gripped me every waking moment. Self-Centered fear. Of course, anger was a component, but I was only using that to cover up the fact that I was in a state of panic. My bottom was a very low one I think. I actualy hit sever...
by Johnny
Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Coffee time...
Replies: 23
Views: 12084

You did say you pour TWO cups through it, right? U? <---- Empty coffee cup. :-) Great garage sale find Jim!

Johnny
by Johnny
Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What to expect - very nervous
Replies: 25
Views: 4628

I'm glad you've found us and glad you're going to a meeting. I'm also glad you've chosen a closed meeting to attend. (I'm a fan of closed meetings.) I agree that getting to the meeting early is a really good idea. I still get to meetings at least 30 minutes early after 4 years, and hope I always do....
by Johnny
Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:58 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: If there was a pill you could take...
Replies: 31
Views: 5691

If I could drink like normal people I'd stay drunk all the time! ;)

Johnny
by Johnny
Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New Here
Replies: 22
Views: 4456

Welcome Kathleen. Great question BTW. What Jim said is pretty close to the same answer I'd give. Through working the 12 steps I've come to look at life a bit differently today, and so I react to life differently too. Of course I still have my days when selfishness, fear, and self pitty have their wa...
by Johnny
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New here
Replies: 28
Views: 5162

Well, really the task at hand for you as I see it is to determine if you are actualy alcoholic or not. For me, the beginning chapters of the book, "Alcoholics Anonymous," helped me to determine that in my case, I absolutely am alcoholic. Chapters that were particularly helpful to me were the Dr's Op...
by Johnny
Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Happy St. Patrick's Day
Replies: 1
Views: 1913

Nice! Thanks so much Joe. That last ones a riot. Do you "Remember When?" :P

Johnny