Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Total Slacker -- Mea Culpa

For anyone who may have had the inclination to actually come back and check this blog for a daily update... SUCKERS!!!

In all seriousness, I found that my situation differs greatly from 2005, in many ways:

  1. I'm not living as a bachelor in L.A.; the hobo paradise full of fellow hobos who loved the pursuit of oblivion as much as I do.
  2. My intake of intoxicates is more moderated by living with Cameron.
  3. I'm five years older, and hopefully wiser.
  4. My life is filled with more obligations, and I have clearer goals as to what I want to achieve in the next few weeks and months.
So, it's different. But it's still a battle with denying your impulses and interrupting habits. I implore anyone to occasionally choose one of your habits and go without. It's an extremely personal and elucidating experience.

But, just as in 2005, I used my free cycles to bone up on my Street Fighter score. And, you might be pleased to know that, pending official confirmation at Twin Galaxies, I have conquered the world record for Points - Tournament settings! Woooo weee!

My biggest problem is my complacency and follow-through. Perhaps this will be the start of a more productive era.

Monday, March 01, 2010

March of Malintoxication, Mark II

It's been so very long since I've felt the cold, indifferent embrace of sobriety. Not to say that I've been drunk constantly since March 2006, that would be silly.

I decided to reembark upon this fateful voyage to, again, test my willpower. Now I'm living in Seattle, the land of many marvelous microbrews, I feel safe in declaring that my beer consumption has gone up precipitously. And as I have just finished enduring the sting of turning 30, a brief respite to reflect on my lifestyle habits seems warranted.

Have I become a sick alcoholic in four years time? Is the temptation here in Seattle greater than the Hobo Paradise of SoCal? Can I survive without giving in to peer pressure?

All of these questions (and more!) will be answered over the next grueling 31 days.

Greetings Fair March, you will be a worthy opponent. En garde!