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post up some pics of dive bars in germany where a fight could break out

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Well they weren`t asked if they wanted to reunite to start with. Some probably didn`t want to, more regret it today. It was a scam from western politicians and big companies/banks.

Drunkeness wasn`t accepted in the east. Well they did it anyhow, but I`m not sure about the supply. It was probably shit.

I don`t know wich pic you`re talking about, I posted plenty pics of myself drunk. You can flick through my posting history, I surely won`t. Sorry

AD is infact learning german.

Here`s some google images for german dives I`m not sure in which one`s a fight could break out
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I'm willing to bet Deutsche Marks to schmalzkuchen that Sander Stub'l has a boxing ring somewhere on site.
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Hugh wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:11 am
artful drunkdective, do you speak german? Are you learning it? what do you think about living in Germany now

I am learning to speak German, albeit, rather slowly. I really enjoy it here but mainly thanks to Oett. I haven't traveled around the country much so can't do many comparisons to other places in Germany. We live in a more rural-ish area and the only downside I've experienced is not much English speaking compared to the larger cities so Oett has to do all the talking. I get easily frustrated-like a stranger in a strange land feeling at times. And I miss American food and my friends and what not. But the weather is decent-fairly mild - like Pacific Northwest. Very green and environmentally friendly. Close proximity to other countries that I am looking forward to visiting. We are close to the Netherlands and a plane ticket to London or Dublin is around $40. Once I learn the language I think it will be a perfect paradise for me. And I just moved from Hawaii so I know paradise!

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What else can I do? HOw can I erase everything and start over like I'm a teenager again? It is just too hard to admit I'm a failure and just coast until I die of old age.
I have experienced this feeling and in turn, had some drastic literal moves moving thousands of miles away in life (like Germany recently lol) and I truly believe it gives you that "fresh start" you are hoping to achieve. It's liberating! All the people, culture, food, things to do is so different and a refreshing change. I love how nobody knows me here. All relationships, jobs, ridiculous past drama and stupid shit I have done is all left behind and no reminders of it. I know there is that saying "Wherever you go, there you are" and that your problems still follow you no matter where you are. It is true...but it is also a mindset. But guess what, my first morning I woke up in Hawaii and started anew, I certainly didn't dignify a single thought to my "previous life" except for maybe being thankful I was no longer a part of it. It was a new day at the start of a new life. And now here I am in a new adventure in another country not even missing Hawaii. Here I go again, much like the Whitesnake song.
"Something's got to be done. We can't go on like this.
I must have some booze".


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You’re a bold soul, AD. I can’t imagine moving somewhere without knowing the language.
Oh God, my grandmother would kill me.

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Nausea wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:39 pm
You’re a bold soul, AD. I can’t imagine moving somewhere without knowing the language.
Mahalo nui loa I appreciate that. It totally sucks! Stranger in a strange land.
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Nausea wrote:
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You’re a bold soul, AD. I can’t imagine moving somewhere without knowing the language.
Yep, she is. I was terrified when I moved 6 miles away to a new neighborhood. In the last 30 years I've only lived in two apartments. Across the globe? A new language? No, I couldn't do it. Even if I fantasize about it all the time. Perhaps that makes me an even bigger coward.

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The movie Ironweed, with Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep. It's about drunks, but they are bums. I searched it on this forum, and here's a post by Palinka about it - viewtopic.php?f=11&t=69493&p=1127054&hi ... d#p1127054

Here's the thing - you can't really enjoy booze if you can't provide the most basic shit for yourself. You got to have a place to stay, you have to keep warm, and you have to keep clean. To do that, you will have to get a job if you don't have an inheritance or trust fund or someone to take care of you. No matter how much you love to drink, you still have to take care of yourself. That's been a challenge for me a few times in my life. And I'm always frightened that it will happen to me again. The fact that I"m 53 years old makes it even more frightening, I wouldn't be able to make it if I ended up back out there again. The thing about movies like Ironweed is that it makes bums look like good and caring people, but with rare exceptions, they are mean, ruthless killers who will slice your throat for a dollar. I've lived with them, I know. and I can't help but wonder, even with those who I loved and I thought loved me, I wonder if they would have killed me if it would benefit them to do so. I never would do it, so I like to think that they had my same sentiments and values. But I'm not sure, and I wasn't even sure back then.

The thing with this fucking movie, and I always hate movies because they never get it right, but Jack Nicholson kept seeing the ghosts from his past, they kept showing up to taunt him. The only difference with me is when I see them, they are caring and telling me to smile, and that everything is all right. They tell me that they knew I would make it.

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But here's the thing too, those people I was afraid of back then, that I thought would hurt me, or kill me, or whatever, they frightened me and gave me a feeling of dread all the time, they made me think it was a malevolent world. But fast forward to today, and I get almost the same feeling from the managers where I work, and my landlord, and even just other people driving on the road or walking on the sidewalk. Its like I'm afraid they all want to kill me or hurt me in some way. Intellectually, I know it isn't true, but that's just how I react to everybody out there. About the only time I can feel secure and happy is in this apartment and drinking my wine. But even then, I know it can all be taken from me if I don't play by the rules and do everything right. But I can't do anything right, not for very long.

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I've got a short story out there on submission, waiting for an answer. About three poems out there that I'm waiting for an answer on, too. and then there are two more poems out there that are accepted, but not posted yet. Writing this stuff gives me something to do while I'm sitting in here getting drunk. Years ago, someone I regarded as a sage told me, "If you're sitting there at your kitchen table under a lamp drinking alone, you've got a problem." Well, I'm not just sitting there anymore, I scribbling shit out and lately it looks like some people like what I wrote.

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You are really afraid of people?
People just piss me off, can`t stand them.
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The bullshit some people do absolutely mortifies me. But for the most part I just can't stand being around others for extended periods of time.
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Hugh wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:29 am
But here's the thing too, those people I was afraid of back then, that I thought would hurt me, or kill me, or whatever, they frightened me and gave me a feeling of dread all the time, they made me think it was a malevolent world. But fast forward to today, and I get almost the same feeling from the managers where I work, and my landlord, and even just other people driving on the road or walking on the sidewalk. Its like I'm afraid they all want to kill me or hurt me in some way. Intellectually, I know it isn't true, but that's just how I react to everybody out there. About the only time I can feel secure and happy is in this apartment and drinking my wine. But even then, I know it can all be taken from me if I don't play by the rules and do everything right. But I can't do anything right, not for very long.
Don't let people steal your energy. I am the same way. I'm so exhausted from being afraid and angry and anxious about everything. I've been like that forever. The thing is...you're an empath and it's impossible to separate yourself from people's shit. Instead,you just absorb it. I have the same burden. It's hard to be strong sometimes but ultimately we are emotionally stronger than most because we can carry the weight of the world...whether we want to or not. It's all good. You're all good. Keep drinking 'cause it's all good. We got this. Now hand me my minigun...

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I hate people in general. I lived on a deserted island for 15 years for a reason. All the most fked up things in this world is because of human beings. I wish we could put people to sleep.
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Artful Drunktective wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:31 am
I wish we could put people to sleep.
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