Sobering Insight

Three years ago today, I wrote a post called Satan’s Favorite Drug Ever – Meth. Each year WordPress gives me a little run-down about how my most popular post ever is doing. Maybe this is okay for some kinds of posts, but each year, when I get the notification congratulating me on having such a landmark post, I feel sad. The numbers of people looking for help because of meth are staggering when you take into consideration, I’m no big deal on the subject. My blog doesn’t rank in the top 2 or 3 pages of Google results, nor have I dedicated this space to talk about drugs in any depth at all. And yet, people write me all the time about losing someone, (or themselves), to this drug.

This year was particularly sobering. Here is a snapshot of the dramatic incline in the number of people who have visited this horrific description of just how my marriage was destroyed:

SFDE Insights

Sadly, we still have the rest of November and all of December to go.

If this post is any indicator, we as a country are spiraling into a chemical abyss.

Not a day goes by that I don’t miss Chef, the way he used to be. I miss how he used to talk, smile, laugh… Even since he became sober again, he never has looked the same to me. Things are different — how he looks physically; how he speaks; what he cares about now. This drug truly is a game-changer.

Every writer hopes they get to write something people will care about. I’m just kind of sad that this kind of thing was my contribution.

~ Bird

Domino Night with Dad

11884726_10153173598519053_9108311509952665757_oMy Dad is a riot. He had his butt handed to him playing Mexican Dominoes tonight. He was in rare form, to say the least.

Here are some of his best lines of the night.

  1. Oh, well. As my sweet granny used to say, “Fuck it”.
  2. I would have taken a birth control pill if I knew what a s******g I was going to get tonight.
  3. I hope I gave you sickle cell anemia. (to me)
  4. I think you are all cheating. Let’s pick up Rebekkah and shake her. I’ll bet dominoes fall out.
  5. Get Caitlyn & Chloe on the phone. I’ll have you know, Rebekkah, I have other granddaughters.
  6. Cheaters always win… That’s the whole point, Catherine!

God, I love him!!

~ Bird