Another Tag Player, A reminder, and a very Special Date

Post-it note to help me remember: epic score. Putting Post-it on my forehead: epic fail.

Post-it note to help me remember: epic score. Putting Post-it on my forehead: epic fail.

In this post, I’m aiming high. I need to accomplish 3 things while being looped-up on pain meds. So forgive any typos or general nonsense you discover. My brain isn’t firing on all cylinders.

Another Nomination for the Blogher “Voices of the Year Contest”

You may or may not know (that covers all bases, right?) Izzy from Isadora’s Art and Photography. Well, she took a picture that is worth at least 2,000 words and I just nominated for The photography genre “Street Life/ Slice of Life” with her photograph entitled Broken. Click here to see her photo and her description of the circumstances surrounding how she cam e to capture the picture. Then hop on over to Blogher to vote. It’s easy. Sign up for an account, go to this page, click Izzy’s entry, then click on the word “Vote.”

A Reminder

In case you are the type that needs to be reminded to go to the bathroom because you are so darned busy, I thought a quick tickle in the ribs wouldn’t be a bad idea. Today, 2/16, is the LAST day when you can download for FREE my book, How was I Supposed to Know? The Adventures of a Girl Whose Name means Lost: a Memoir. 

Notice my slick marketing strategy. It involves 3 major tricks: repetition that is couched in totally self-less gestures, the liberal use of capital letters in shocking colors, and more repetition.

I’m counting on YOU to make this fancy marketing strategy work. Writing a review after you have finished reading it is also really important.

A Very Special Date

 Today marks 30 years of sobriety. For me, that is. It’s really too bad that I’m all doped up on painkillers to fully appreciate and enjoy this special occasion. I kind of feel drunk, which is the exact opposite of what this day should be all about. But I haven’t touched a not a drop of alcohol in 3 decades. Impressive, huh? Given the drunk-genes in my family, I sure came out a winner on this one. Drunk Lorna seems light years away from dizzy Lorna. Actually, I’ve been dizzier longer than I was a super-duper, A+++ alcoholic.

Whew! I did it. I made it through this post without embarrassing myself. But I sure am exhausted from all the typos I corrected along the way. A brain: it’s a terrible thing to lose!

I try never to faint when I'm alone. The floor is a long way away from my head. Thanks Mister.

I try never to faint when I’m alone. The floor is a long way away from my head. And I don’t need another malady on top of the ones I’m dealing with already.

~ by Lorna's Voice on February 16, 2014.

22 Responses to “Another Tag Player, A reminder, and a very Special Date”

  1. Thanks Elyse! You’re a gem!

  2. Congratulations, Lorna. That is impressive! Here’s to 30 more!

  3. I agree. If I take myself and life too seriously, I get depressed. I’d rather be silly than stuffy any day!

  4. You may be as silly as you want! Whatever helps you along the bumpy road, and I don’t know about you but the older I get I find it harder and harder to take myself (and a few others) seriously ;-))

  5. Yup, lots of demons out there–but lots of angels to help along the way, too!

  6. I have one thing to say to all of those kind words: 🙂

  7. SUPER CONGRATULATIONS on your sobriety. I know how much that means to those who meet the challenge of it. My youngest daughter, Nicole, just reached her 10 year sobriety. We are very proud of her being able to do that. People don’t realize how difficult it can be. Rock-On Sista !!!!
    My heart soars with joy at your faith and confidence in me. There are no words to express my gratitude and appreciation for the nomination and for always encouraging me to go further than I think I can.
    Blessings for Better Health and for a future filled with all good things to come your way.
    Namaste ….
    Izzy XXOXO

  8. Congrats on the sobriety! I know and have seen the demons of alcoholism!

  9. 🙂

  10. I know. I was being silly. Stopping an addiction sometimes feels like stopping breathing. And you are right, there are all kinds of addictions–some just get more publicity and legitimacy than others.

  11. Sometimes it is harder to not do something than to actually do it. My drug/comfort/release is food and while many people think that is silly and light-weight I can assure you it is not. We each have our crosses to bear and some hold up better under the weight than others. Kudos to you!

  12. Congrats on 30 years!! That’s quite an accomplishment. That was a great photo and words at your friend’s site. Tks.

  13. Thanks so so much! 🙂

  14. Good for you, too! I remember the early days of AA when people would announce 15, 20, or 25 years of sobriety and I just couldn’t imagine such a thing. Now looks at us!!! 🙂

  15. Thanks Al. It seems like a lifetime ago–even like another person ago that I was a drinker. But I couldn’t let the day slip by without some kind of recognition of 30 years of NOT doing something. 😉

  16. Thanks, Gerry. I hope you are feeling a bit better, too!

  17. Thanks and I am very proud. Although to achieve it, all it took was NOT going something! 😉

  18. Congratulations on the 30yrs! That is a fantastic achievement and you should be proud!

  19. I agree with Izzy she is pretty fantastic blogger.. and Lorna well done on drinking,, I hope your pains lessen, I feel I know a little of what you are saying.. 🙂

  20. Big kudos on the 30-year chip. You rock, Lorna Lee.

  21. Congratulations on 30 years… I know what it’s like being in my 26th year now… maybe others don’t realise what it is to an “alchy” this elation on a birthday of achievement, but if you haven’t been there you will never understand…. I certainly don’t miss it any more or the blackouts etc that come with it… it’s a great achievement and I admire that you have been able to do it , specially knowing so many that cracked and fell by the way side…. good on you….

  22. Good luck!

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