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04 September 2006 @ 08:10 am
Leave your troubles at the door unless you want some in here...  
Wonderful. Guess someone up in the IT department hasn't switched something on yet today. Whole system is being insanely slow, I can't get into Semagic, took me forever to get to this page and what's the betting that it gets lost anyway when I try to post it? Seriously, it's like being back in the _end_of_days days when it was hit and miss if a reply posted or not... Ah well...

I've reached a decision about something this weekend, I'm going 'dry' for a while. As in, I am giving up alcohol. I was in a maudlin mood on Saturday but the beer I had (and the fact that the lack of food meant it got to work quicker and harder than it should have done) drove me down that spiral into depression. I don't think I have a problem with alcohol, other than I have expensive tastes and can't afford the decent stuff most of the time, but it is a depressant and in my current fragile state it only makes sense to steer clear of it. Plus, it'll save me some money in the long run.

I ended up watching the last two episodes of SPN yesterday by the way - holy hell! When's the new season start?! And I joined some SPN communities as well - man, they're busy little posters! I may have to filter them out to the melinacarniss flist just so that I don't miss any actual posts by you guys! (Plus, the MC flist is kinda dominated by DW stuff right now, it'll be interesting to see something else up there instead!)

So, I am better, honest, I kinda feel like crap because Dram had a bad night which meant I didn't sleep much (he's okay, he was being a bit frantic in the middle of the night and banging into the walls - eventually he was sick (on the carpet, natch) and that settled him down.) but mental health wise? Much improved. If I haven't said it enough, thank you all.

I'm rambling again aren't I? Ah well, you guys are used to that by now, right?

Oh - and RIP Steve Irwin.

ETA othercat? Can you take over this week at INAP?

another edit I have nothing to do... and the two jobs I spotted in the Guardian this morning aren't up on the companies sites yet so I can't even flaff about with application forms. And Willow's not speaking to me right now, which is a damn shame because otherwise I could be working on the OFWI2 fic (rather than having another random Dean&Faith moment going through my head, complete with dialogue).
 
 
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Mary: zachfresleyforever on September 4th, 2006 08:39 am (UTC)
*hugs* I'm glad you're feeling better and I hope everything works out for you :)

My mum phoned up from work to get me to check the Steve Irwin story and I was like 'Wtf? The crocodile dude? No way!' And it's true so I phoned her back.

The new season of SPN starts on the 28th September in America. *grumbles* I want it over here.*pout* I LOVE IT!
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//sam & dean - mewhiskyinmind on September 4th, 2006 08:58 am (UTC)
I heard the Steve Irwin news on the radio first thing but was only just waking up so I wasn't sure if the DJs were joking or not. I'ts kinda tragic isn't it?

And I have to wait till the end of the month at least before the next episode of SPN?! That's just way too long! (although I'm glad I've only just gotten into the show, only a month to wait can't be anywhere near as bad as waiting for the whole summer break!)
Joel Mortonphysicsteach on September 4th, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC)
I've reached a decision about something this weekend, I'm going 'dry' for a while. As in, I am giving up alcohol. . . . I don't think I have a problem with alcohol, other than I have expensive tastes and can't afford the decent stuff most of the time, but it is a depressant and in my current fragile state it only makes sense to steer clear of it.

I've done that a few times, too. For me, I can see where I could get to a point where I was hiding in a bottle. And saving the money is kind of nice, too.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: text//darkside icon - monkey_mattwhiskyinmind on September 4th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)
I think I may have gotten to the stage where drinking beer/wine/tequila/whatever had become something of a habit and since it was clearly making me feel terrible (and not just in a hangover way) it's probably a good time to take a step back.
draconindraconin on September 4th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
Bear in mind that as you get older (sorry) your body can't just shrug off the effects of a night's drinking like it can when you're young. Last year I decided to go for 3 months non drinking and, while I can't say that it made any remarkable difference I did feel a bit healthier.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on September 4th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
Wait, are you saying I'm getting old?! *g*

Nah, I know what you mean, and you're right. The main reason I'm stopping now is that if I carry on the way I am, there's a danger that it could turn into a crutch and since it is a depressant it would stop me from clawing my into recovery.
JG: Geekjgracio on September 4th, 2006 03:50 pm (UTC)
Wait, are you saying I'm getting old?!

Older, I'm sure that's what he meant.

As for the drink, there's nothing wrong with drinking for fun, but once it turns into a crutch...
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: dw//in Scotland?/t&c - a quirkofmatterwhiskyinmind on September 4th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
:)

Yeah, this isn't a vow of tee-totalism, just a break. Maybe for a month, maybe a little longer. But I wouldn't be able to call myself a Scot if I don't have at least one single malt at New Years!
velvetwhip: Willow Phases by mara_shovelvetwhip on September 4th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
I think giving up any depressant is a good idea right now. You're very wise!

I'm glad Dram is doing better!

Gabrielle