I woke up later than usual this morning. Had a small headache, grogginess and the lack of motivation to move much. I also had a smile on my face.
It feel good to be back to my old self.
I waited until sundown before heading out. My timing was pretty good as I walked into the bar at 7:32. In my drive to the bar, I passed 4 churches that looked pretty busy. I wondered if the "church" I was going to would be busy.
My peeps were in the bar drinking already. I walked in the door and realized that not much had changed in my absence. Not like I expected it to be very different. Still the same dive bar I left just about 2 months ago.
Before I could sit my butt down on a bar stool, H was presenting me with a Maker's and ginger. Bless her soul. It was so fuckin good. It was gone in 7 minutes (I was talking with Gambino). Before I knew it, I had more coming my way. 5 down in the first hour. All bought by friends. Maybe next year I "give up drinking" again just to get free booze.
The Maker's gave way to beer later when the buzz began to take effect. More people showed up and the booze flowed well. I wasn't going to make a night of it. The karoake people showed up and the people singing were horrendous. My ears still hurt. Nothing worse that bad singers who love to get up there and embarrass themselves without knowing it.
In the end, I was just happy to enjoy the company of friends over cold beverages again. The social aspect of not drinking is brutal. That was the hardest thing to deal with.
Man, am I glad that is over.
I even came home and played some drunken poker. This morning I log in to realize I blew some money- ok, all of it- at one site. I don't recall exactly how. I know some fuckknuckle sucked out on my for a flush but I have no clue what happened to the rest of it. It was free money so it doesn't matter much. I made up for it at another site apparently.
So now that I have the religious nonsense behind me, I plan to eat steak today as well. I worship as I choose. I don't believe there are "rules" to be followed to be faithful. Keep the holier than thou shit to yourself.
I am back in the saddle baby. This cowboy rides again. Can't wait to have a couple today. Who is up for happy hour?