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Posted on Wed, May 18, 2005 11:58

lelia
aint tht the truth



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Posted on Wed, May 18, 2005 11:04


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yes it is the only way to be i have 90 days so far and by god i hope to have a lot more

  


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Posted on Wed, May 18, 2005 10:59

yes it is the only way to be i have 90 days so far and by god i hope to have a lot more



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Posted on Wed, May 18, 2005 07:26

Saying cleans the battle, being cleans the reward.



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Posted on Tue, May 17, 2005 19:22

congrats to all keeping clean a day at a time... and enjoying life..

easier to stay clean then to get clean i always say



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Posted on Tue, May 17, 2005 15:37


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seeme1st write:

scubohuntr write:

seeme1st wrote:

when my kids were younger i would always pick them up--but no lectures--i felt that if they were the ones drunk--getting to at 4am and up at 7am to clean up the yard after the dogs was lecture without voice



I can't get my kids to clean up after the dog when they're NOT hung over... hence the bagpipes.

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loud and clear

hahahahahahahaaha



Actually, it's a little worse than that... the reason I had to wake her up is one of her buddies, who is a musician, showed up. He's been asking if he could try out an antique accordion I have in the basement, since he's never played one before. So, I decided it was as good a time as any to let him.... didn't turn down the bagpipes, tho.
(I'm so ashamed)



we have to do what we have to do as parents

  


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Posted on Tue, May 17, 2005 15:09


seeme1st write:

scubohuntr write:

seeme1st wrote:

when my kids were younger i would always pick them up--but no lectures--i felt that if they were the ones drunk--getting to at 4am and up at 7am to clean up the yard after the dogs was lecture without voice



I can't get my kids to clean up after the dog when they're NOT hung over... hence the bagpipes.

\


loud and clear

hahahahahahahaaha



Actually, it's a little worse than that... the reason I had to wake her up is one of her buddies, who is a musician, showed up. He's been asking if he could try out an antique accordion I have in the basement, since he's never played one before. So, I decided it was as good a time as any to let him.... didn't turn down the bagpipes, tho.
(I'm so ashamed)

  


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Posted on Tue, May 17, 2005 14:49


scubohuntr write:

seeme1st wrote:

when my kids were younger i would always pick them up--but no lectures--i felt that if they were the ones drunk--getting to at 4am and up at 7am to clean up the yard after the dogs was lecture without voice



I can't get my kids to clean up after the dog when they're NOT hung over... hence the bagpipes.

\


loud and clear

hahahahahahahaaha

  


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Posted on Tue, May 17, 2005 14:43


seeme1st wrote:

when my kids were younger i would always pick them up--but no lectures--i felt that if they were the ones drunk--getting to at 4am and up at 7am to clean up the yard after the dogs was lecture without voice



I can't get my kids to clean up after the dog when they're NOT hung over... hence the bagpipes.

  


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Posted on Tue, May 17, 2005 14:33

scub---i thing doing the wild thing with the lunch ladies is more acceptable--hahahahahahahaha and less costly

when my kids were younger i would always pick them up--but no lectures--i felt that if they were the ones drunk--getting to at 4am and up at 7am to clean up the yard after the dogs was lecture without voice
and their friends parents dealt with their own kids
i wanted them to call and not be afraid to call
i will drink wine once in awhile--but that is about it now--although for NY EVE i did my 1st ever shot--hahahahahaha

  


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Posted on Tue, May 17, 2005 14:04

Partyin' is one thing, drinking is something else. They don't always have to go together. I can have a great time and never touch a beer. I can have a great time with the beers, too, but I feel better the next morning without. More and more these days, I'm choosing not to drink at all, even when it's a perfectly appropriate situation. Even one beer when I'm on the bike is just a non-starter.

And believe me, it makes it SO much easier when my sixteen year old comes home drunk at 4 AM, not to have to deal with "But Dad, you're always drinking!" I feel, for a change, firmly in possession of the moral high ground. Then I can put on my bagpipes CD good and loud at 9:00 to wake her up (you can only stay on the high ground so long). I think maybe she'll go back to just laughing at the drunks at parties now.

The way I was brought up, and the way my late wife was brought up, we just didn't - ever - drink at home or in front of the kids. My kids have seen me have "a" beer on two or three occasions. That's it. They never saw either of us tipsy.

Now, anyone that knows my kids knows that that is certainly no guarantee of having good kids. It's just what worked (well, I guess it didn't really work that well) for us. Drinking had never been an issue until last weekend, anyway.

I am encouraged, though, to see that drinking and driving is seriously (and actively) uncool among her peer group. DUI has social consequences approximately equal to getting caught doin' the wild thing with the lunchroom ladies. Apparently the ads and the lyceums are having some effect.

I have a standing agreement with both of them that I will come and pick them and their friends up anytime, anywhere if there is no sober driver available. No yelling or discussion until tomorrow morning. I've also made abundantly clear that if they do make it home alive driving drunk, or riding with a drunk, there will be pure sticky hell to pay.



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Posted on Tue, May 17, 2005 10:05

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SoftailLeila write:
Thanks Seeme! And very cool Grey Wolf! I think you are groovy!


Thanks Leila, you're a sweetheart!
And to all the sober riders out,
My prayers go with you.

  


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Posted on Tue, May 17, 2005 08:30


Not4Granted write:
It's such a relief to find so many supporters of driving sober.

I lost my dad when I was 3, almost 4, years old. He was out riding with some friends and never got the chance to come home to me and my mom because of a fellow rider who had been drinking and smoking pot.

My mom got so much support from the local bikers. She is still very thankful to this day.

Although she is scared to death of my dad's legacy being passed to me, she knows that his love for riding is in my blood.

Years ago, I made a promise to my mom and to myself that I would never get behind any motorized vehicle while under the influence of any alcohol or imparing drug.

I've seen my mom cry too many times, and not being able to have my dad there for Father's Day, for the Father/Daughter dances, ... and in general to raise me...I don't want any other kid to have to go through what I did.

I've been a member of SADD through school and am now joining BADD.

Ride hard...ride safe...ride sober.

Not honey my heart goes out to you.. Thank you for a message like that and hopefully ppl will read it and understand the true meaning of life.. again.. I am very sorry ...



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Posted on Mon, May 16, 2005 23:10


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Thank you dearly Rex



Why, my pleasure!

  


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Posted on Mon, May 16, 2005 21:20

Thank you dearly Rex

  


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Posted on Mon, May 16, 2005 18:54


soberlady write:
I love riding sober but then again I love being sober<>wonder why that's my name LOL I started being clean and sober back in 1980 and then in 92 I thought I could be social. I was sooooooo social I ended up kissing a tree and going into a comma. After coming out of the comma I had no memory. Now that can be beneficial at times. LOL! I am now clean and sober for 7 beautiful years.



Trees are good for many things although kissing isn't one of them.

Glad you made it back.

Regards

Rex

  


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Posted on Sun, May 15, 2005 08:24

I love riding sober but then again I love being sober<>wonder why that's my name LOL I started being clean and sober back in 1980 and then in 92 I thought I could be social. I was sooooooo social I ended up kissing a tree and going into a comma. After coming out of the comma I had no memory. Now that can be beneficial at times. LOL! I am now clean and sober for 7 beautiful years.

  


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Posted on Sat, May 14, 2005 12:55

It's dangerous enough driving a motorcycle sober and having to watch out for drunks in cars and trucks.

  


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Posted on Sat, May 14, 2005 11:48

Amen, my brother! Peace.



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Posted on Fri, May 13, 2005 19:56

This is a good post, I really can't laugh at people trying to ride drunk. I tried it myself 30yrs ago in the service. I was like the guy on Laugh-In on the tricycle. I was always falling over. I really don't think it's funny today, I'm lucky I didn't kill myself or someone else. I've been clean and sober for 21yrs now and when I see someone that intoxicated I feel sorry for them. Although I also know better than to try to stop them by myself, I'd hate to see somebody scraping them off the street. I ride past places on an Sat or Sunday afternoon and see the bikes lined up outside, sometimes the same bikes week after week. I know when I sat on a barstool I used to dream about all the things I'd do. Now I do them, Ride Safe!



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