I've eased myself off the alcohol by going back on the meth. Does that count as sober?
Having recently lurked over at the Gaming sub-forum, I discovered that Godben is also a Civilization
player. It then occurred to me that these relapses are actually codes for the games he's playing at a given time. Gander:
Mass Effect 3 = Alcohol
Everything during a binge seems wonderful, emotionally gratifying, and you can't wait to do it again. Yet, at the end of it all, you're left feeling miserable and utterly depressed. And those last moments? Somehow can't remember, and you suspect it's better that way.
Civilization V = Meth
As a recovered Civ2 addict, I know what these games are like. Always jonesing for one more round, one more round, one more hit, one more hit. And this can go on for days
without realizing it. Still, if Civ2 was like digital crack, Civ5 has got to be the ultra-addictive upgraded shit.