So my plan is to keep this week all about addiction and recovery, because it’s cheery. Tomorrow, I have a very, very special guest post from my dear friend Eric Robillard, who we all know as the infamous Le Clown. Apparently, French-Canadian clowns are more than just freakish cheerful beacons of all things zany, who have a special penchant for slipping on banana peels and making balloon animals and scaring the crap out of children. They can also be recovering alcoholics, such as myself. I know, shocker. Although I do not wear face paint, or a rainbow-colored afro wig and size 27 red shoes, I do however, consider myself a clown in many other respects.
So be sure to check in tomorrow as Le Clown reveals a very personal side of himself, and shares his own story of addiction, and recovery. Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly love him anymore…
In the meantime, I saw Flight yesterday with Denzel Washington, directed by Robert Zemeckis. I found it to be fucking amazing. I would give it a high-five, a chest bump, 12 stars, a reach-around, and 10 thumbs-the-fuck-up. I’m not going to spoil anything, but I will tell you that this movie is much more about alcohol/addiction than it is about the plane crashing. If you have ever struggled with addiction, and getting sober, there are moments in this movie that will have you in a cold sweat because you have stood where he stands in one respect or another. That’s my review, go see it. You’re welcome.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I must get back to drinking coffee alcoholically. I have my 1 year AA anniversary meeting tonight, where I get my fancy chip and have to tell my story in front of a room full of people. It shouldn’t be a big deal but it’s giving me IBS. 5 pots of coffee will help.