Friday, February 5, 2010

You ever have one of those days...

Of course you have.

But for me, today is one of those days I reflect on the day's events and realize that alcohol REALLY does change one's personality. Sometimes for the better, but often times for the worse. I imagine that mine was for the worse, and I've heard people say that I became more volatile after a few drinks. Jen once said she felt like she had to walk on eggshells around me.

There is a particular person in my life right now that I feel the same way around. Unfortunately, this is not someone I can easily evade. In fact, it's probably a mistake to even be writing this blog entry, but as I said in the blog disclaimer, this blog isn't for you, it's for me. It's often very difficult to even carry on an intelligent conversation with them, because they get very defensive for no good reason, interrupt relentlessly, and then try to rally everyone around onto their side. It makes my life extraordinarily difficult, and there is nothing I can do about it. Mentioning their alcohol consumption makes things even worse.

Sound familiar?

So to all of you who ever felt this way around me, please accept my most sincere apologies, because I know it made you very uncomfortable.

With all of that said, Tuesday will be 6 months of sobriety for me, and I feel great! Still haven't touched a drop, things are still great at home, and I still love my job (despite a few hiccups along the way). I am fortunate to be in the employment of someone I consider a friend, who has been very supportive of my journey, and for that I am grateful. Jen has been like an angel to me, and has kept me motivated in every aspect of my life. I'm lucky to have her around :)

I'm looking forward to our road trip to Hershey to see the Bears play during the Olympic break! I wish the weather was nicer, it would be nice to take a real vacation, which is DEFINITELY in the cards for springtime. Jen and I haven't had a true vacation since we got married almost 6 years ago.

Snovechkin weekend has begun, with a big win already, and two more games to play. Atlanta traded Ilya Kovalchuk today, so Atlanta should be interesting tomorrow at home, especially with the 24" of snow they're calling for. It would be SWEET to go into the game against the Pens on Sunday with a 13 game win streak. Heather O'neill and I are one game into our three game bet, and I took game one. If the Caps win on Sunday, she will be sporting a nice red Ovechkin jersey on April 6. If the Pens win, she lives to fight another day. I don't see myself looking very good in that obnoxious Pittsburgh blue thing should they take the next two.

I have yet to choose an allegiance to an Olympic national team, though I naturally gravitate toward Russia, for obvious reasons. Any way you slice it, the games are going to be amazing this year! I wish I was independently wealthy and could afford to attend the games in Vancouver, but alas, such is not the case. But that is definitely on my bucket list.

Speaking of bucket list, I plan to have one of those up here soon. It won't be nearly to the scale that Ted Leonsis' is, but I don't have goals nearly as lofty as his. In the grand scheme of things, I have pretty simple tastes, and don't care for an overly extravagant lifestyle. Just some places I want to go and see, and things I want to do before I die, or get to old to enjoy or appreciate. Some of those things may surprise you. if it snows like they SAY it will, you can probably look for that list soon, because there won't be much else to do!

Thanks for reading, and be safe out there!