Saturday, September 12, 2009

J7: Sent To The Bench

I'm as prepared as I can possibly be for my upcoming "vacation" that starts Monday and is scheduled to last 30 days. Although I no longer drink, there was a time when I really, really did drink. My 13 year drinking career came to an end the day before Michael Jackson died but I'll be paying for it for quite sometime. It just so happens that I owe the great State of Michigan 30 days maximum in their Washtenaw County facilities, starting September 14th of this year. What can you do?

Jail itself doesn't really bother me as much as it should. It's what I'll miss out on while I'm cooling my heels in the joint that gets to me. I knew this day was coming back in early August. However, I completely forgot that I'd miss a whole month of football.

I'm gonna miss out on the premier of Jay Leno's new night time talk-show. I was really looking forward to that.

Not gonna be able to defend myself on the Facebook game Mafia Wars either. All of that real estate I bought and the money it earns is going to be left wide open to attacks.

ATL rapper, Killer Mike(!!!), has an excellent blog going on next week over at in the blogger's section. I won't be there to comment on the posts. Dying to see who the next guest blogger is, lol! Plus, a month without being able to read the posts of my other favorite bloggers is really going to suck! Shout out to Ron Mexico, Byron Crawford, Tony Grands, Dallas Penn, Combat Jack, Phlip & Detroit's own Hexmurda over at

Oh well, fuck it. This too shall pass. DVR will cover Jay Leno and new episodes of my show "First 48." And in due time I'll get caught up on the blog drops. The archives = blogger's DVR. DETOX and BISD probably ain't coming out next month either.

Like I said in an earlier post, I'm still in a good place right now. Still happy that I no longer drink and that my faith in my Higher Power is stronger than ever. Drinking just wasn't worth all of that grief. That shit will have you doing some crazy things... like yelling at the President of the United States on national (no, worldwide) television during a live press conference. Nothing but booze could've convince soon-to-be-ex-Rep., Joe Wilson, that that was a good ideal.

That shit will kill you. I've been to so many funerals of friends/family sharing that same common denominator... alcohol abuse. Whether it was due to health problems, auto accidents or homicide didn't matter.

That shit will break you!!! For the next 2 years or so, you won't have to ask me "What's in your wallet?" because you'll already know the answer... dust and tears.

Well, with that said, please don't drink if you know you have a problem. And if you do, please don't drive (like I did).

That shit will have you sitting on the bench...