Oh my, what a week. I got to clean up, once again, after the raging alcoholic that I live with. There seem to be so many of them. My editor, my ex-husband, several old college friends all exhibit major problems when it comes to drinking.
I transfer the behavior at times and become a sympathetic drunk, if you will. How I wish we could all find some sort of peace without the bottle, but as you get older and you see the world for how it really is, the pain and the longing, and the unfairness of resource distribution, the greed and the scandals. The ones you truly love who will never love you back. The blatant favoritism, nepotism and discrimination on the job and success scale. It makes it easier to just use alcohol as a pain killer.
My old college roommate committed suicide in July. We had a four year Facebook relationship that verified she was taking a lot of pain killers. On my list of regrets she would probably be number one. My other college roommate, someone I was very close to, died eight months ago of pancreatic cancer. The list of regrets keeps getting longer.
Half my articles promote events that revolve around alcohol. I don’t really have much choice as these venues are perfectly legitimate. I also forget that there is a population of people who drink responsibly, who designate drivers to be responsible. Who care enough about their own actions and behaviors to put a support system into place so they can have fun without hurting anyone.
So, Lovettsville will be having their Oktoberfest on the last weekend of September, the 27, 28 and 29 to be exact. There will be food and games and dancing and it will all be a really great time. Please check out the website for the exact information at http://www.lovettsvilleva.gov/default.asp?ContentID=26
But, as always, please respect the laws of the community and act responsibly, don’t drink and drive. Please get help for anyone you know who needs help from the disease of alcoholism. Set an example for your community. This is the contact for Virginia AA which I honestly hope no one needs. Thank you for listening to my awkward sermon.