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Tom

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  1. This new season of Love After Lockup really dropped the ball. I just don't care about any of these couples and am struggling to pay attention the whole episode. Considering this thread fell to page 4 I'm guessing I'm not alone in that opinion.
  2. Appreciate all the great advice y'all always give. I think I will try to dip my toes back into meetings. If anyone has any good group suggestions they recommend in the Fort Worth area, feel free to let me know.
  3. First time caller, long time listener. What would the AA community's thoughts be on someone who's been sober for almost 2 years starting AA, getting a sponsor, and working the steps? I've been wanting to try AA for a long time, but I have this serious hang up that nobody there will take me seriously because I already have a lot of sober time. I also feel like I may be wasting others' time over people who really need help now. For background, I'm an alcoholic. I struggled off and on with quitting throughout my late 20's and 30's. I went to rehab years ago but didn't stay sober. Relapsed within two weeks of getting out and had another 3+ years of hell. Got to a point after COVID where my health was really starting to take a turn for the worse from drinking so much. I was diagnosed with diabetes, blood work was bad in just about every way from cholesterol, triglycerides, ALT/AST, etc. I had liver pains all the time. I had the realization that I was probably not going to live many more years if I kept on drinking, and I didn't like what my life had to show for it from drinking it away. After a thousand starts, something just clicked at the right time, and I got sober through sheer white knuckling. I meant to go to AA seriously at some point, but I just kept pushing through on my own. I think because a lot of good things happened to me in early sobriety from the complete reversal of my diabetes, my health returning, losing a ton of weight, and social/life experiences improving that the highs just sort of carried me through the early months. I had a ton of close calls and cravings that peaked around the 10th month mark where I actually bought booze for the first time before finally pouring it down the sink without ever actually taking a sip. From that point on, for some reason, I've been in a much better state of mind and don't really get any serious cravings or anxiety anymore. I feel like I've worked on my inner self a lot, am more confident, and don't really think about drinking all that much except in passing. I'll even go on dates and hang out with friends in bars and there's not much more than passing thoughts about drinking that I'm easily able to push away with very little effort. So why do I want to go to AA now? I've sort of hit a wall on my personal mental and spiritual growth, and I wanted to feel the spiritual awaking that's described in the 12 steps and see if helps me grow even further. I've also just sort of always admired the sober AA community and camaraderie from a distance. Would AA and the 12 steps even do anything more for me at this point at 20 months sober or would I be wasting everyone's time?
  4. Saw it in theaters tonight. Very fun movie. It managed to keep the spirit and fun of the first movie with completely new characters in a much different setting, so it doesn't feel like you're just watching an identical clone of the first flick. I could watch several of these if they kept going.
  5. I thought I’d do better on a regular keyboard at my office today, but I still can’t seem to break 130. 157 is insane.
  6. You don't even know what socialism is, but keep on fucking that boogeyman.
  7. For a three-tender combo? Yes. Unless prices in Austin or wherever y'all are is double that of DFW. $20 for fast food is unreal. I can go to most sit-down restaurants and pay less than that. I feel ripped off paying $10 for fast food at most places. Shooter, are you sure you didn't actually get charged the wrong amount and legitimately ripped off?
  8. We be better be up 60 points at half time next weekend if we want to beat TCU. They make comebacks against teams who don’t disappear and collapse every single week in the second half.
  9. Popeye's is overrated on this board. If I'm eating fast food chicken, I'm probably not going to either place, but original recipe > anything Popeye's does.
  10. We somehow have more than one person in the same regional office who have the image icons for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. at the bottom of their signature as if to link to our company's social media pages. Except you can't even click on them. They're just images. And they send this out to customers daily.
  11. I mean most of that as well as Chase being hard to work with was already pretty well known. Him saying the n word is news to me, though. Regardless, the show was still better with his character on it.
  12. I'm confused. Maybe you can clarify. Your first paragraph sounds like you're dismissing Jon Stewart, but your last sentence sounds like you are still rallying around him.
  13. It’s The Office reruns just about every time I flip by it. I think they just switch between huge blocks of that and South Park. I remember reading Tosh either ended recently or is ending, so other than South Park and TDS I’m hard pressed to think of any new originals they still create.
  14. Really? We’ve literally been in a new golden age of standup the past decade or so.
  15. I don't get the Chevy hate at all. He was funny on this show. Even if he didn't exactly get the show when he was on it or get along with Harmon, Pierce's character was great and the show suffered after he left. I'll definitely watch this, but I hope they're doing it because they actually have a good, funny idea that adds to the overall experience of the show and aren't just doing it to fulfill some 10-year-old meme. You could trim the last three seasons down to 1 season's worth of episodes that are actually worth watching.
  16. Damn, I forgot the most obvious one here. Having to come back to the office at all. Our company’s upper mgmt was going on about how we need to come back to make sure we’re all functioning better as a team. Besides my direct boss, everyone I interact with is via email and is spread out in our regional offices around the country as well as on other continents. It’s complete bullshit. Then they go on about how they are going to bring us in food more and have more fun things go on around the office as if that’s going to make us happy to come back. They are upgrading the office space to make it more relaxing and comfortable. Hey, you where it’s relaxing and comfortable to do my job? That place I don’t have to dress up and drive 45 minutes to every day — my office bedroom.
  17. People who ask for read receipts on their emails. I’m always going to say no. People who spell others’ names wrong in emails. It’s lazy. Everyone’s name is spelled out for you in their email address. Stop being lazy. People who plop down in the stall and shit right next to you. There are four bathrooms accessible to our floor. Find another one or come back in five. I’ll be out in a few minutes. Let me shit in peace.
  18. Sure, fair point. But also don’t start meetings at 8:00 am or the start of the day before I’ve had time to come in and check my email and get settled in.
  19. Destine is about the roughest looking 31 I've ever seen.
  20. Imagine giving up your freedom, much less possibly your life in a shootout with police for the Big Mac and Diet Coke president who doesn’t give two shits about you.
  21. The MFer clip must be going viral enough to reach some conservative bubbles because I’ve already seen one of my usual conservative dipshit friends posting a Beto meme about his youth arrests on Facebook. Part of me really wants to publicly remind him that we were close friends in high school through our early twenties. I’ve seen him drink and drive. I’ve seen him do illegal drugs. We’ve committed some petty crimes together you fucking hypocrite. We just didn’t get caught.
  22. Anyone else's app being glitchy with the "Continue Watching" menu? For the past couple of months, every episode I watch of a show ends up in my continue watching queue showing only like 3 or 4 minutes being watched on the time bar at the bottom. Then it stays there instead of going away until the next weekly episode comes out. So then when new episodes ultimately do come out, they don't show up in my queue, just the old episode it's pretending I didn't already finish. Not the biggest issue in the world since I can always go to the show page and click on the new episode, but it's annoying. Especially if a show goes on hiatus for a bit and I don't know exactly when it's coming back.
  23. Yeah. But he is an example of this disease of the modern GOP. This guy has 350k followers and says shit like this or worse all the time that the mouth breathers eat up.
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