A tough act to Follow

Used 2014-01-24 Don't worry I got this (AlKHall Sobriety Recovery)

To address the truly amazing comments i received in my previous post and especially the fact that i have over 200 followers on this blog, i wanted to be up front about some things.

i’m the red headed stepchild of recovery blogs. i started another blog years ago where i reveled in my alcoholism and, even though i came out as sober there, i continue to post articles of questionable taste, with bad language and photos that are NSFW. It’s a blog i wouldn’t let my mother read, in other words (though i won’t let her read this one either!).

i have no idea how i received 200 followers on this blog. As i state on my “About” page, i don’t have the answers but i know the people who do. i’m just a guy in recovery who is grateful for every sober day and am so happy to be sober that i have to tell people about it. All i can say to those of you who follow AlKHall Anonymous is that, even if there are more serious sobriety blogs out there, i am deadly serious about my sobriety. Because ‘deadly’ is the other option.

i guess what i’m saying is, that even though i’m not a leader, i still thank you for not judging this book by his cover story.

Matthew Ryan – Follow the Leader



About Al K Hall

Like a battered drinker or a punch drunk boxer, i am here for another round. For those of you who don’t know me, i’m a semi-professional writer on the rocks and a non-practicing alcoholic (if after 30 years of practicing, you still can't do something well, it's best to just give it up). For those of you who do know me, thanks for stopping by anyway and where’s the ten bucks you owe me? Welcome to my Bar None. A hole in the wall where we can hang out and trade the kind of stories you swap only when you’ve had one too many and either can’t find your way home or are afraid to. Hell, it’s cheaper than therapy and plus the pictures are prettier. Here we’ll crack open bottles and jokes and ‘last call’ are the only dirty words you’ll never hear. Pull up a stool and make yourselves at home.

Posted on January 24, 2014, in Alcoholism, Recovery and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. You know, I think I came across that blog a while back, and I wondered if it was written by the same person. I am not very technologically proficient, so I think I concluded that there was no connection. Now, of course, I am wishing my memory was better and I could remember what I even read. Either way, I still love you, and this blog, so who cares about the other? If someone doesn’t like it, then don’t read it! Keep coming back, Al!

    • Thanks Josie!

      i while i link to this page often from my ‘evil blog’, i don’t go back there from here often because it’s so over the top. The post about my suicide attempt, however, links back to that page because i talked about it there before i started this blog, so maybe that’s how you found it.

      And clearly i don’t feel too badly about the other blog, otherwise i’d stop it, but i have an over the top, sarcastic, politically incorrect vulgar side i like to indulge, so the balance between these two blogs keep me happy.

      But thank you for your support! As one of my most vocal readers, your opinion means a lot to me!

      Keep coming back,

      Al K Hall

  2. I think I would love that other blog…;-)

    I like funny. People need funny. People also need your particular brand of blogging. People=Me.


    • Thank you so much, Sherry!

      Thant means so much coming from you! i’d link the Bar None here but the sexuality is a little much even to link. If you go to my AAbout page, though, you’ll find a link to the Bar None.

      Thanks for your support and keep coming back,

      Al K Hall

  3. Al, I think it’s your complete lack of preachiness, your willingness to own it all that keeps us coming back. There’s a little bit of rough-and-tumble to your honesty, and that’s really refreshing.

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