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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Put that Tongue in da Cheek

I wanted to make sure I ended 2016 with a sincere and in-depth reflection about where I am in my life when it comes to drinking booze. My main issue with drinking booze was that I liked every thing about it except the impact it had on my life. In the moments of "having a good time," I was awesome. I really was. I was one of those "all-in" type of party dudes, having a good time until I went beyond my limit. So many DUMB and idiotic things while under the influence were said and done by me.

Frankly, those days all seem such a long time ago when I reflect about them today, 12/31/2016.

It is 6 years (2192 days) since I "officially" quit drinking booze.

I admit I have had some situations come up in 2016 when I seriously questioned why I quit drinking, but those situations are best left to my private journal as the environment to unwrap those thoughts and feelings.

I will say that I persevered and I did not cave to those situations of weakness.

Now that I'm over half-way there, my short-term goal is to reach a decade of sobriety (2020), but my long-term goal is to never drink booze again.

I'm confident I will be successful.

How I Reached 4000 Posts

Once upon a time, I had a crazy idea to reach 4000 blog posts by 12/31/2016. I knew that I was at a challenging tally of posts - 3500 - on 9/21/2016 and that it would take a lot of writing to reach 4000 posts. I developed the spreadsheet below as a way to track my progress. While I gave myself the freedom to either "make" the goal or, if life got too busy, to "not make" the goal, I also didn't want to have no idea as to how I was doing.

I needed to track my progress. I set up the "easy" goal of writing 5 posts a day, from Thursday, September 22, through Saturday, December 31. That would allow me to have a set number of posts to account for each day. I feel I did pretty well as my actual average was 4.902 posts a day. Not too shabby.

I will admit that I have several posts that are simply links or embedded videos with no commentary. Those posts probably speak for themselves. The other thing I did that actually caused me to write more was that I started posting links to political articles on a separate page, not interspersed with posts about Metallica, writing, and drums.

Date Scheduled Actual Sum Total Dif Count Up Countdown
Sum of posts between 11/2007 & 9/21/2016 0 0 0 3500



9/22/2016 3500 5 5 3505 -5 1 99 Thur
9/23/2016 3505 1 6 3506 -1 2 98 Friday
9/24/2016 3510 0 6 3506 4 3 97 Sat
9/25/2016 3515 0 6 3506 9 4 96 Sun
9/26/2016 3520 6 12 3512 8 5 95 Mon
9/27/2016 3525 3 15 3515 10 6 94 Tue
9/28/2016 3530 3 18 3518 12 7 93 Wed
9/29/2016 3535 2 20 3520 15 8 92 Thur
9/30/2016 3540 5 25 3525 15 9 91 Friday
10/1/2016 3545 0 25 3525 20 10 90 Sat
10/2/2016 3550 0 25 3525 25 11 89 Sun
10/3/2016 3555 2 27 3527 28 12 88 Mon
10/4/2016 3560 6 33 3533 27 13 87 Tue
10/5/2016 3565 5 38 3538 27 14 86 Wed
10/6/2016 3570 2 40 3540 30 15 85 Thur
10/7/2016 3575 4 44 3544 31 16 84 Friday
10/8/2016 3580 10 54 3554 26 17 83 Sat
10/9/2016 3585 1 55 3555 30 18 82 Sun
10/10/2016 3590 6 61 3561 29 19 81 Mon
10/11/2016 3595 5 66 3566 29 20 80 Tue
10/12/2016 3600 8 74 3574 26 21 79 Wed
10/13/2016 3605 5 79 3579 26 22 78 Thur
10/14/2016 3610 6 85 3585 25 23 77 Friday
10/15/2016 3615 1 86 3586 29 24 76 Sat
10/16/2016 3620 5 91 3591 29 25 75 Sun
10/17/2016 3625 9 100 3600 25 26 74 Mon
10/18/2016 3630 9 109 3609 21 27 73 Tue
10/19/2016 3635 9 118 3618 17 28 72 Wed
10/20/2016 3640 8 126 3626 14 29 71 Thur
10/21/2016 3645 9 135 3635 10 30 70 Friday
10/22/2016 3650 11 146 3646 4 31 69 Sat
10/23/2016 3655 7 153 3653 2 32 68 Sun
10/24/2016 3660 10 163 3663 -3 33 67 Mon
10/25/2016 3665 5 168 3668 -3 34 66 Tue
10/26/2016 3670 5 173 3673 -3 35 65 Wed
10/27/2016 3675 5 178 3678 -3 36 64 Thur
10/28/2016 3680 2 180 3680 0 37 63 Friday
10/29/2016 3685 2 182 3682 3 38 62 Sat
10/30/2016 3690 6 188 3688 2 39 61 Sun
10/31/2016 3695 23 211 3711 -16 40 60 Mon
11/1/2016 3700 5 216 3716 -16 41 59 Tue
11/2/2016 3705 7 223 3723 -18 42 58 Wed
11/3/2016 3710 0 223 3723 -13 43 57 Thur
11/4/2016 3715 7 230 3730 -15 44 56 Friday
11/5/2016 3720 5 235 3735 -15 45 55 Sat
11/6/2016 3725 5 240 3740 -15 46 54 Sun
11/7/2016 3730 7 247 3747 -17 47 53 Mon
11/8/2016 3735 6 253 3753 -18 48 52 Tue
11/9/2016 3740 1 254 3754 -14 49 51 Wed
11/10/2016 3745 3 257 3757 -12 50 50 Thur
11/11/2016 3750 4 261 3761 -11 51 49 Friday
11/12/2016 3755 17 278 3778 -23 52 48 Sat
11/13/2016 3760 4 282 3782 -22 53 47 Sun
11/14/2016 3765 4 286 3786 -21 54 46 Mon
11/15/2016 3770 6 292 3792 -22 55 45 Tue
11/16/2016 3775 7 299 3799 -24 56 44 Wed
11/17/2016 3780 2 301 3801 -21 57 43 Thur
11/18/2016 3785 3 304 3804 -19 58 42 Friday
11/19/2016 3790 0 304 3804 -14 59 41 Sat
11/20/2016 3795 1 305 3805 -10 60 40 Sun
11/21/2016 3800 3 308 3808 -8 61 39 Mon
11/22/2016 3805 1 309 3809 -4 62 38 Tue
11/23/2016 3810 6 315 3815 -5 63 37 Wed
11/24/2016 3815 2 317 3817 -2 64 36 Thur
11/25/2016 3820 8 325 3825 -5 65 35 Friday
11/26/2016 3825 4 329 3829 -4 66 34 Sat
11/27/2016 3830 0 329 3829 1 67 33 Sun
11/28/2016 3835 8 337 3837 -2 68 32 Mon
11/29/2016 3840 5 342 3842 -2 69 31 Tue
11/30/2016 3845 8 350 3850 -5 70 30 Wed
12/1/2016 3850 5 355 3855 -5 71 29 Thur
12/2/2016 3855 6 361 3861 -6 72 28 Friday
12/3/2016 3860 1 362 3862 -2 73 27 Sat
12/4/2016 3865 1 363 3863 2 74 26 Sun
12/5/2016 3870 6 369 3869 1 75 25 Mon
12/6/2016 3875 3 372 3872 3 76 24 Tue
12/7/2016 3880 3 375 3875 5 77 23 Wed
12/8/2016 3885 2 377 3877 8 78 22 Thur
12/9/2016 3890 6 383 3883 7 79 21 Friday
12/10/2016 3895 0 383 3883 12 80 20 Sat
12/11/2016 3900 2 385 3885 15 81 19 Sun
12/12/2016 3905 2 387 3887 18 82 18 Mon
12/13/2016 3910 3 390 3890 20 83 17 Tue
12/14/2016 3915 3 393 3893 22 84 16 Wed
12/15/2016 3920 4 397 3897 23 85 15 Thur
12/16/2016 3925 3 400 3900 25 86 14 Friday
12/17/2016 3930 1 401 3901 29 87 13 Sat
12/18/2016 3935 3 404 3904 31 88 12 Sun
12/19/2016 3940 5 409 3909 31 89 11 Mon
12/20/2016 3945 2 411 3911 34 90 10 Tue
12/21/2016 3950 8 419 3919 31 91 9 Wed
12/22/2016 3955 6 425 3925 30 92 8 Thur
12/23/2016 3960 6 431 3931 29 93 7 Friday
12/24/2016 3965 0 431 3931 34 94 6 Sat
12/25/2016 3970 2 433 3933 37 95 5 Sun
12/26/2016 3975 9 442 3942 33 96 4 Mon
12/27/2016 3980 0 442 3942 38 97 3 Tue
12/28/2016 3985 3 445 3945 40 98 2 Wed
12/29/2016 3990 8 453 3953 37 99 1 Thur
12/30/2016 3995 30 483 3983 12 100 0 Friday
12/31/2016 4000 17 500 4000 0

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