Dear Emotions, Stop Dictating My Life!

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Im posting to a new blog. Hope you will join in and follow it. http://www.SoberVeganLesbian.com

Originally posted on Sober.Vegan.Lesbian:

There is this thing calledEmotional Sobriety.  It can be a confusing term for some.  Does it mean being happy, joyous, and free?  Not exactly.  Emotional Sobriety is not so much about how one feels…”I feel good or bad,” but more about the overall ability to actually feel ones feelings.  When we get sober, we are restored to sanity, but that doesn’t mean being “happy, joyous, and free” all the time.  What it is about is being in the moment…the present moment.  No matter what that looks like.  It is about what we are experiencing at any given moment.  Is it possible to be present in all of your feelings, without letting any single one of them define you?  Not an easy task.  But possible.

I often still feel, in sobriety, completely overtaken by annoying pin pricks under my skin.  You know…that feeling…where you are totally…

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The Fetching Cat

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I Posted on my new blog about our new rescue cat, Tux. She fetches! If you follow me on myblindworld, I hope you will consider following me on http://www.soberveganlesbian.com

Originally posted on Sober.Vegan.Lesbian:

We got a new rescue kitten.  Her name is Tux.  And she is gifted, in my opinion.  Tux is like your typical kitten in many ways….She eats a lot.  She is very vocal.  She likes to do things on HER TERMS, not ours.  She is feisty.  And like most cats, she sleeps a lot during the day, and transforms into a ball of energy at night.  Running about, knocking things down, playing with her toys accompanied by bells, and talking to herself…all in the wee hours of the night.  Adorable, of course.  It is kind of like having a new-born child….I find myself sleeping a lot less at night.

There is something special about Tux.  She has an extra flair in her personality.  Perhaps it is because she has dogs for siblings.  Her favorite game to play is fetch!  Yes, I said fetch…like one does with a ball and their…

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933 Days of Clean Blood

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Today marks 933 days of continuous sobriety for me.  That equals 2 years, 6 months, and 18 days.  Wow.  Wait what?  This can’t be for real!  I couldn’t function without alcohol.  I couldn’t function with it.  I couldn’t deal with you…the people in the world.  Or the responsibilities.  Or the good things and bad things that happened around me.  I couldn’t deal with your love, or hate.  Or friendships.  And I had no desire to learn how.

That was 933 days ago.

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I truly feel like a different human being today.  A transformation in progress that has a growth like never before.  I have learned, through sobriety, and the 12 steps, that life is not really in my control.  My behavior and reactions to life’s experiences are, but the ultimate plan of the day..or rather how the day will turn out, is not in my control.  It is not run…

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I Love finding New Awesome People

Anyone interested in one, or all of the following:

1.  Sobriety

2.  Being Vegan/Vegetarian

3.  Lesbian/Gay Lifestyle

Should check out this new blog.  This woman is awesome!  I hope you will check it out and show some support by following and sharing.

www.soberveganlesbian.com

thank you my fellow blogging community!

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since im in NYC at the moment, I thought i’d share this very neat blog i ran across.

Originally posted on Computational Story Lab :

Possible answers:

  1. Immediately adjacent to any hot dog stand.
  2. Madison Square Garden during moments of Linsanity.
  3. Tim Tebow’s new apartment building.

No really though, let’s measure some stuff.

Facts: (1) New York City is the most populous city in the US and (2) Manhattan streets are arranged on a rectangular grid. We have already seen how cities, airports, and even streets can be identified using geotagged tweets – here we use more than a half million messages from 2011 to investigate the happiness of NYC streets and avenues (clearly visible in the image below, as is Central Park).

Binning tweets by avenue and street, we use the labMT word list to measure happiness in tweets as a function of avenue and street number:

The results suggest that the west side is slightly happier than the east side, and that happiness actually declines as one moves further uptown. Next we bin by intersection…

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