Minor victory thread

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It's not exactly a high hurdle, I'll give you that. Though, I think that I was able to go cold turkey and stay sober for a year with no withdrawal means I wasn't technically an actual alcoholic, medically speaking. Just an ordinary drunkard.
You know the difference between an alcoholic and a drunk?

Meetings.
 
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If you're depending on alcohol to control something in your life, it's a sign of alcoholism.
 
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I say do whatever you want, but please discuss the behavior/solution with your doctor. If you find that your sleep quality keeps getting steadily worse when you skip your shot-in-sprite solution, I'd get considerably worried about dependence.
 
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Also, try sugar-free gum instead of vodka. Same appetite-suppressing effect with much less liver damage.
 

GasBandit

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Also, try sugar-free gum instead of vodka. Same appetite-suppressing effect with much less liver damage.
I am CONSTANTLY chewing TONS of sugar free gum. All day.

I say do whatever you want, but please discuss the behavior/solution with your doctor. If you find that your sleep quality keeps getting steadily worse when you skip your shot-in-sprite solution, I'd get considerably worried about dependence.
I think it's less that I depend on it to sleep and more that alcohol has always had a very somnolent effect on me.. IE, if I drink even a tiny bit, I have always gotten drowsy quickly, and been asleep soon after. So, I've been getting more sleep simply by virtue of going to bed before midnight instead of staying up until 2 or 3 am shitposting.
 
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Yeah, never use alcohol to control children. Use liquid Benadryl instead.
no dont do this, seriously, DONT DO THIS! it doesnt work long term, is not indicated for such use, is only effective for a few days in a row, and will cause NIGHTMARISH REBOUND INSOMNIA!
 
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no dont do this, seriously, DONT DO THIS! it doesnt work long term, is not indicated for such use, is only effective for a few days in a row, and will cause NIGHTMARISH REBOUND INSOMNIA!
Yeah I was not in any way serious.
 
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Also the Benadryl thing has been shown to be one of those things that loses effectiveness over time, much like most long-term medications.

--Patrick
 
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Sooo...benadryl when they're really young, then chloroform and alcohol...and at what age exactly do we go for Rohypnol as the recommended solution?
 
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In a more thread-fitting post, I signed my contract today, so I'm back from temp to permanent. After just 3 months as a temp here, and they've offered me 7 years of "administrative experience" which is....quite a lot. Whoohoo!
 
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Sooo...benadryl when they're really young, then chloroform and alcohol...and at what age exactly do we go for Rohypnol as the recommended solution?
No, no. When they’re really young, you start them with Propranolol.

In other news, federal refund is slated to post overnight tonight, alongside my normal payday, so tomorrow’s gonna be a busy morning...a morning FULL of temptation, I might add.

—Patrick
 
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Isn’t Propanolol a beta blocker? What will that do to kids? I ask because I have tons of it lol....

I often fall asleep sitting up. Chronic pain and a demanding boss = no ability to stay awake. I was falling asleep driving home one night last week. I would like to stay awake!
 
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No, no. When they’re really young, you start them with Propranolol.

In other news, federal refund is slated to post overnight tonight, alongside my normal payday, so tomorrow’s gonna be a busy morning...a morning FULL of temptation, I might add.

—Patrick
I was just coming in here to brag about the exact same thing. :brofist:
 
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I finally finished a book series I've been reading since grade 10 - it only took 19 years to read 15 books!

That's right, The Wheel of Time is officially finished.
 
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I finally finished a book series I've been reading since grade 10 - it only took 19 years to read 15 books!

That's right, The Wheel of Time is officially finished.
To be fair, it took ~13 years to publish the books in the first place.
 
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Internet at my house has been out 7+ hrs now due to weather (probably).
Hooked up my phone to supply Internet so I could view weather, file an outage claim, chat with a rep, all that.
In the process also discovered I have something like 20GB of rollover data.
Well ok then, looks like my evening will not be significantly impacted.

--Patrick
 
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Another small win.

I've been away from the office for two weeks. Got a text from a congregant this morning (my first day back) saying: "we're lucky to have you."
Yay for warm fuzzy feelings!
 

Dave

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Had a really, REALLY realistic dream last night that I had gotten fired and when I woke up I still had a job. I nearly woke up to a panic attack.
 
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I've been procrastinating filing my tax return because thanks to the Marketplace, I've ended up owing a couple hundred dollars every year since it opened. Last year it was over $400. But that was partly due to a change in job and income.

This year... NOTHING. I actually get a refund. I'm not going to get it, but that's another thread, and something I've gotten used to over the years.
 
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I also completed a crapton of things on Sun, list in hand.
I forgot one rather important thing I'm avoiding for 5min right now, but I'm burning through that as much as I can, too.

--Patrick
 
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