Wednesday, May 17, 2006

First BLT


There’s something about making your first BLT in your new apartment that brings one back to their adolescent roots, that singular defining moment when you escape the grasp of your parents domination to either fall on your face or land on your feet. The place may be small, a mess, lacking the luxuries of home, but it’s mine. In a sense, that means I am home.

Hungry for something new, avoiding the obvious cravings for bourbon, I turn to food. And let me make this clear: I’m 200 lbs. and holding! If I wanted to loose more weight immediately, I’d do it. But I’m having whiskey cravings, so food will do as my cross-addiction for now.

So maybe there’s something about the BLT that inherently defines when a place becomes your home. When you’ve cleaned up, packed away enough crap, and organized enough stuff so that you can make decent a BLT...well then you’re home.


Without Wax,

7 comments:

Rex said...

Welcome home. And congrats, it's a huge step and you are doing so awesome. It has been great watching your progression and it has helped me stay sober. Thank you.

AAwoken said...

Nice blog. Just found you. Keep it up!

Designer Girl said...

YUM! That photo's making me hungry, and I just ate breakfast (hey, don't judge me -- I'm a web designer, so I stay up all night and sleep 'til noon!).

It's awesome when where you are becomes home. Sometimes that takes a very long time. So happy for you!

I know this is stating the obvious, and coming from someone who's been sober barely 3 days, but if the cravings are that strong, maybe you should hit a meeting? Just a suggestion.

Juanita said...

So I get that it's a sandwich, but Wax, WTF is a BLT?!

Cindy said...

Juanita, shame! BLT = Bacon, lettuce and tomato. Usually on toast w/ a few gobs of mayo. MMM!

Wax, I'm so glad you're back. Thanks for the June update as well. It's nice. Also, TODAY, happy six months.

PS - I usually have cravings for BLTOC.....that would be a BLT w/ onion and cheese. Double MMMM!

tkdjunkie said...

Okay, you're making me hungry now, lol :P

Congrats on your sobriety, and good luck to you! :)

Designer Girl said...

Hey, sorry for preaching at you in the previous comment. I value your honesty in your writing, and I don't want to make you feel that you're being judged just because you express what you're really feeling and experiencing. Please keep doing what you're doing!