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Biking from Haarlem to the North Sea, while visiting Amsterdam, to celebrate my 5 years of quitting drinking and surviving suicide from alcoholism. My SO celebrated 3 years opioid free. 3.5 years ago we also survived separation. Now we are going to be grandparents. Phew. Know what you don’t want.

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91 points · 1 month ago

Young looking grandparents I’ll tell ya waht

Original Poster3 points · 1 month ago

We stayed early:) thank you

You mean, you reproduced early? Stayed for what?

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

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

-8 points · 1 month ago(2 children)
3 points · 1 month ago

As does reddit.

Which gave this a rule 4 violation. A spark of hope.

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.

  1. Make a bunch of shitty life decisions

  2. Stop being shitty

  3. Post to social media

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

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

The mods gave this a rule violation...

This shit doesn't belong here.

-13 points · 1 month ago(0 children)

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

-19 points · 1 month ago(2 children)

Nah, for the 10 years I've been on this site (under various usernames) it's got shitter and shitter. Fight the power!

-11 points · 1 month ago(0 children)
-25 points · 1 month ago(5 children)

Might not be best way to react.

-7 points · 1 month ago(0 children)

haha I was only pretending to be retarded

Original Poster0 points · 1 month ago


As someone who’s had lengthier issues in combination than you’ve described, I find it fucking disgusting how you talk down to people, and have no humble sense. Fuck the way you talk down to people. Fuck your self-aggrandizement. Get rid of your public-facing superiority complex for you own good, and for the good of others like me having to wince my way through every turgid bit of it.

Fucking Facebook. Anything else you want praise over?

Original Poster-3 points · 1 month ago

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

3 points · 1 month ago

Cleveland Steamer?

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

God I don’t want anyone to think I was the junkie. Ick

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3 points · 1 month ago

The demon only dies with you, you can never really kill it.

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1 point · 1 month ago

Maybe it is just for me. I fought my demon for the longest time, and it is now dormant. If I become too cocky in thinking I killed it off completely, it can come back to bite me in the ass, that's why I prefer to be vigilant.

-4 points · 1 month ago

You may need a dose of r/WholesomeMemes

Let people have their moment and be a little supportive for Christ’s sake.

5 points · 1 month ago

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

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)

2 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

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: (in Dutch)

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.

1 point · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

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.

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

Original Poster-2 points · 1 month ago


“survived seperation” where they seperated from oxygen?

This is a photo of 2 people riding bikes.

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.

This is the Netherlands. Nobody here wears bike helmets.

(Except racing cyclists and mountain bike/BMX riders)

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

Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago


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

Original Poster11 points · 1 month ago

Thank you so much


Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago



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

Original Poster3 points · 1 month ago

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.

Congrats. But u went to amsterdam for being sober?

Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

You can come to Amsterdam and stay sober.

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

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?

Original Poster7 points · 1 month ago

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.

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

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

Original Poster-1 points · 1 month ago

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

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

Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago


I am Neegan!!!

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.

Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

😂😂 totally and thank you

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

Good for you, you look amazing !

Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

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

Mostly tourists ;)

How old are you two?

Original Poster-3 points · 1 month ago

Age is just a number

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

Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

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. 💙

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.

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Original Poster0 points · 1 month ago

I’m scared

-3 points · 1 month ago

Roller coaster title.

Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Thanks. That’s my life.

Holy shit. Is your SO Kim Thayil?

0 points · 1 month ago

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.

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

0 points · 1 month ago

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:)

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.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Well said

-5 points · 1 month ago(3 children)
Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

I know!! Your right. But I think they found upon that sort of thing here in Amsterdam.

Damn those free living happy Hollandish

Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

You said it!! How is anyone even alive! Love

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-7 points · 1 month ago(1 child)
Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Thank you

-7 points · 1 month ago(1 child)
Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

No joke. This has always been a favorite quote of yours! Fantastic movie! And fuck Merlot :)

-6 points · 1 month ago(6 children)
Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Getting away from a cesspool can be incredibly difficult. If you can, don’t go there! If you are there start now!! Thank you for the complementary comparison to both me and my so. I have heard I look like MT in the past :) Judd Apatow is a new one for him. Blessings to you.

Thank you for the reply. Happy lives to you both!

How did you decipher who is OP and who is SO?

-1 points · 1 month ago

OP's comment history show that its more than likely a woman.

Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Good detective work

Yeah, I kind of assumed that because she was taking the picture, she might be OP. Then I couldn’t find anything to confirm that and was too lazy to go through comment history.

-6 points · 1 month ago(0 children)
Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

For the love of everything. I wish this for everyone who wants it. Don’t die guys. Before your ready! Blessings to you❤️

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