George wants all to know: Day 4, no alcohol

UPDATED: See Below

I am posting this for our friend George who volunteer at Barbados Free Press to approve comments and delete spam.

George want his friends to know that this is “Day Four” and he would appreciate not being offered a drink when you see him.


Thank you.


Update #1: December 23, 2009 (by Cliverton)

Hello Shona and all. I promise I won’t be offering George a drink, and I’ll be going easier myself.

Meanwhile, George found this online…

The following is a list of mild to moderate physical and psychological alcohol detox effects that typically occur within 6 to 48 hours after the last alcoholic drink has been consumed:

Easily excited, irritability
Clammy skin
Rapid emotional changes
Looking pale, without color
Insomnia, sleeping difficulties
Difficulty thinking clearly
Involuntary, abnormal movements of the eyelids
Rapid heart rate
Headaches (especially those that pulsate)
Feeling nervous or jumpy
Eyes or pupils different size (enlarged, dilated pupils)
Sweating (especially on the face or the palms of the hands)
Tremor of the hands
Abnormal movements
Loss of appetite

George couldn’t sleep last night but is otherwise ok. He says he’s going to keep updating everybody as an incentive to himself to remain “dry.” He’s still coming to the bash but he says he’ll need our help to maintain his determination. He says he’ll tell his cold turkey story as it progresses if readers are interested.

Who knows… this might moderate the drinking of the BFP gang in the long run.

Not that I want that to happen right now!  🙂



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9 responses to “George wants all to know: Day 4, no alcohol

  1. OMG, cold turkey at Xmas of all times? Have a heart Shona, bad enough you banned Marcus from Serena…

  2. Crusoe

    Alcohol excess destroys the liver and kidneys AND affects the heart too.

    Stay away. IF you can be disciplined, one after dinner (letting the food process with it). Enough said.

    By the way, sodas are almost as bad, I used to drink too many of them too.

  3. Hants

    BFP thanks for the banner advertising for my fishing friends in Holetown.

  4. BFP

    Hi Hants,

    No problem at all old friend. We should have started this years ago but the free hosting software doesn’t allow for regular banners and it took us a while to come up with the solution. Hmmmm…. it happened when george sobered up. Now there’s a thought!

  5. Bajan George

    Your George is a brave man.

  6. BFP

    Hi Bajan George

    It is day 6 for our George and he’s still “pon de wagon”.


  7. Cliverton not signed in

    Hi Ian,

    Day 8 for George. He didn’t have a drop at Christmas dinner. Me? Oh I might have had one or two. 🙂

  8. Hants

    I hope George has a really good reason for withdrawing his support of the Barbados liquor industry especially during these recessionary times.

    Oh well, I did my best to help Barbados and Scotland.