Just Another Recovering Person

I’ve been writing a blog for almost 4 years now. I think it’s like 3 and a half. I first started on MySpace then dropped it and came here. I’ve written about a lot of different subjects. Some are very serious, others lighthearted, some just down right slanted on a topic or politics. Never in my wildest dreams would my post in jest about Amanda Bynes received so many hits my graph is off the chart. I came up with it in 2 minutes as a joke and it has been my most viewed blog to date. Maybe I should write comedy? Maybe Amanda Bynes will want to meet me or worse yet sue me? Ahhh…I don’t have anything anyway.

Phone calls from guys I sponsor are always interesting. If you are looking for me to divulge someone’s deep, dark secrets on here, you are in the wrong place. There is a thing that a few of us on here still possess…..Integrity.
Guys I sponsor don’t work for me, wash my car, walk my dog, babysit my kids, or any of that other bullshit I have heard that some choose to do. They act as if sponsorship is a way to pimp lives, it’s more along the lines of helping someone find their life, because I can’t save anyone.

The first guy I sponsored relapsed and hasn’t been seen in over 2 years. It was difficult to deal with the emotion involved because I truly wanted to help, I wanted to help too much. I forgot that I am powerless over someone else’s choices. It’s like posts on here. I see a lot of posts about what doesn’t seem to work and why, but no viable solutions. It’s always easy to bash something that has been invented, I would like to see the same energy used to invent something else that works.

In talking with guys I am reminded of the same thoughts and feelings that I had early on. Hell, I still have them. This is what leads me to believe that despite what the naysayers would have me believe about “All the evidence to the contrary” the voices of those I hear whom I sponsor, people who are close to me, posts I read here, let me know that there is something more to this than just “Simple Abstinence”.

 Work is work, and home is home. I came home last night to find my wife and son, both in pajama’s, playing video games and being supremely lazy. I felt jealous. I’m back a t work freezing my ass off while they are at home goofing off all day. I did watch “District 9” last night. Excellent movie. Might watch “The Soloist” tonight.

Anyway…Thanks Amanda for showing me that humor, laughter, is the best medicine afterall. Now I can say something funny happened between Amanda Bynes and me and not be  lying.

Peace.
Bob D.

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Comments on: "Something Funny Happened between Amanda Bynes and Me" (6)

  1. That’s funny. Great post Bob.

    • beyondtheendoftheroad said:

      I would never have dreamed one crazy post about her and the fool Sooki from Jersey Shore would have took off like a rocket….but it is funny I reread it again and I still smile.

  2. I think guys just like looking at pics of Amanda. 😛

  3. Ronald Parks said:

    Did you see the You Tube of the guy (or girl, not sure) that told the world to leave Brittany (Spears) alone. I felt this way when I read the post of sweet little Amanda.
    On another note, reading about the guy that you sponsored who relapsed – I sponsored this guy for 10 years. We both did service work together for the majority of that time – Area, regional, world level Public Information service work. Suddenly at 10 years and at the persuasion of ‘money, property and prestige’, he sat down with his wife and had a group conscience and they decided that it would be ok for them to start drinking again. Needless to say, it wasn’t long before they were doing heroin again. They are still alive, if that is what you want to call their existence. I was devastated when this happened. The guy was even in my wedding. What a loss.
    Well, glad you had your moment of togetherness with Amanda – But leave AMANDA alone!!!!

    • beyondtheendoftheroad said:

      Yes I did. Thanks for the info on sponsorship, and yes this will have been the last Amanda Bynes referrence……maybe.

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