all 101 comments

[–]bson612 87 points88 points  (2 children)

Young looking grandparents I’ll tell ya waht

[–]bemacy[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

We stayed early:) thank you

[–]amoeba3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You mean, you reproduced early? Stayed for what?

[–]devasohouse 90 points91 points  (4 children)

Holy fuck, these titles are getting more and more ridiculous lol

[–]Vincent541 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I don't like the way it's going.

[–]0O0oO0o0o0oOoo0Oo0o 93 points94 points  (5 children)

This is a picture of two people on bikes... If images don't hold up without their backstory they shouldn't be on /r/pics.

[–]cybaritic 13 points14 points  (0 children)

  1. Make a bunch of shitty life decisions
  2. Stop being shitty
  3. Post to social media

[–]rangatang 23 points24 points  (3 children)

you are wasting your time fighting this. The mods have already decided that everything is fair game.

[–]0O0oO0o0o0oOoo0Oo0o 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I'm not fighting. Just hoping enough people realise this to stop upvoting this kind of content.

[–]amoeba3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The mods gave this a rule violation...

[–]quotemycode 20 points21 points  (1 child)

This shit doesn't belong here.

[–]igotagoldchain33 32 points33 points  (9 children)

This is pics.. all I see is a couple on bikes, do they expect us to read this cringy Facebook post ?

[–]lovemyhawks 28 points29 points  (3 children)

Fucking Facebook. Anything else you want praise over?

[–]bemacy[S] -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Yes, in fact, I do. Hey seriously took the best shit I have ever taken in my life while I was here.

[–]amoeba3 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Cleveland Steamer?

[–]jessek 4 points5 points  (6 children)

I was all "damn, that's a long ride" then remembered there's a Harlem in the Netherlands too.

[–]Hagenaar 2 points3 points  (4 children)

The one in Holland is of course the original Haarlem (Harlem). After New Amsterdam changed to New York, many street and district names retained some part of the original language. The Bronx, Brooklyn, Coney island, Wall Street are all modified from the original Dutch. (ok maybe not original, but original European names)

[–]beatniak 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Brooklyn (from: Breukelen --> town near Utrecht. Utrecht is the 4th largest city of the Netherlands)

Broadway (from: Breede Wegh --> broad road)

Coney Island (from: konijnen eiland --> rabbit island)

Dollar (from: Daalder --> a Dutch coin)

Harlem (from: Haarlem --> city near Amsterdam)

Hoboken (from: hoog + beuken --> high + beech tree)

Rhode Island (from: Roodt Eyland --> red island because of the red clay on the island)

Santa Claus (from: Sinterklaas --> saint Nickolas)

Staten Island (from: Staten Eylant --> island of the "Staten Generaal", something like the Senate??)

Vancouver (from: van Coevorden --> from the city of Coevorden)

Yankee (from: Jan Kees -- the Dutch were nicknamed Jan Kaas (cheese) or Kaaskop (cheese-head)

Source, with many more: http://www.ety.nl/hal.html (in Dutch)

[–]Hagenaar 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Vancouver (from: van Coevorden --> from the city of Coevorden)

It should be noted here that the cities and island are named for a British Royal Navy officer. The origin of his family name has Dutch roots.

[–]beatniak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are totally right: George Vancouver. (1757-1798). This last name means the family has its origins from Coevorden (van=from Coevorden). He discovered Vancouver island (which was named after him). The city vancouver was named after the vancoever island.

[–]jessek 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah but does that Haarlem have Globetrotters? I didn't think so.

[–]bemacy[S] -2 points-1 points  (0 children)


[–]Sammysumcunt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“survived seperation” where they seperated from oxygen?

[–]Nora_Lied 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is a photo of 2 people riding bikes.

[–]Cronenbergnate 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Made all that progress in becoming healthier people, and NEITHER ONE OF YOU ARE WEARING A BIKE HELMET! You're almost grandparents, you should know better.

[–]AlexG55 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the Netherlands. Nobody here wears bike helmets.

(Except racing cyclists and mountain bike/BMX riders)

[–]sherlocknessmonster 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Tough to say sober when you're a Mariners fan... congrats!!

[–]bemacy[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]benbernards 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Hey, congrats! What a lovely way to celebrate life. Great job.

[–]bemacy[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Thank you so much

[–]Kevin0323 3 points4 points  (1 child)

What do you mean by "know what you don't want"?

[–]bemacy[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can’t tell you really what I want in life. Too much to chose from. I sure the fuck a know what I don’t want.

[–]mrbrandonme 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Congrats. But u went to amsterdam for being sober?

[–]bemacy[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

You can come to Amsterdam and stay sober.

[–]mrbrandonme 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Im well aware. Im just sayin its a smidge ironic.

[–]TheRedFern88 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Wow! Amazing, congrats! Quite an inspiration. My best friend is 4 days sober. We have tried to help him for years, I often wonder if I’ll find him.... ya know. Breaks my heart. Any suggestions for supporting him?

[–]bemacy[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The best I can say, don’t support anytime your buddy is using or coming down or anything related. Never clean up their mess! Blessings to you and yours.

[–]BanginBananas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Take him out and do things, nothing is worse than being bored at home coming off of an addiction.

Edit: obviously there is worse thing but yagetit

[–]zortlord -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Up, down, up, down, up... whoo, that's like a roller coaster. Seriously, though - congrats on all the hard work.

[–]bemacy[S] -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

No more going down. Born to lose living to win!

[–]Ancestrallk 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Are you trying to come up with the most cringy sounding wannabe motivating phrases or something? jesus

[–]bluebus74 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am Neegan!!!

[–]InfinitePizzazz 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You are living proof that hope isn't confined by reason. I'm talking about still being a Mariners fan in 2018, but good job on the drugs/alcohol thing too.

[–]bemacy[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

😂😂 totally and thank you

[–]bassiek 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Hey that's around the corner I live in Zandvoort !

Good for you, you look amazing !

[–]bemacy[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thank you so much!!! Why is everyone here beautiful?

[–]bassiek 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mostly tourists ;)

[–]mrcarrot9 -1 points0 points  (2 children)

How old are you two?

[–]forest_ranger -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Thank you for choosing sobriety. My mom never had the strength to and I miss her dearly.

[–]bemacy[S] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

This hit home. I was not expecting anything but certainly not to be drowning in tears for you and me. I have had 3 mothers. As their children we were never enough. Now I am a mother. I nearly gave up. I hope your life has light. I hope you know what’s safe and right for you and yours. Thank you for the tears to remind me that others hearts are broken too. 💙

[–]forest_ranger -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Now I'm crying at work. I mean to bring you joy and light and I have been incredibly fortunate to find a wife and family that made every second of the hardship and struggle worth it.

[–][deleted] -5 points-4 points  (1 child)

Roller coaster title.

[–]bemacy[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks. That’s my life.

[–]doublewhiskeysoda -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Holy shit. Is your SO Kim Thayil?

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Good job guys keep it up. Who cares more about a title, than the progress and well being of his fellow humans? Not this guy. Sorry your moment of happiness shat all over ppls precious reddit platform jesus christ. I thought the comment section here would be more civil.

[–]stevemillions -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Congrats on sorting things out. Also, it may just be me, but has anyone ever told you that you strongly resemble Hayley Atwell.

[–]mummeyJ -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Wow! I think the pic says it all - happiness - I am so glad you have it, I know I sound like a total cornball when I say this but I love love:)

[–]big_gay_baby -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I was about a month and a half sober, and last night I decided to drink again. No reason other than to just drink like I used to (aka, the NEED to drink). I woke up this morning and just kind of shrugged. It was boring drinking alone again. I told my sister who was panicking (she had me involuntarily committed because of it at oine point) and I said no, you're missing the point. It's lost its appeal on me, and it has. It's strange to feel like this when it was all I knew for years prior.

Congrats on everything.