Sammi interviews that she doesn’t think Ron knows what he did last night. “I hate being that drunk,” Ron gripes, “I’m fucking miserable right now.” There’s an easy solution; don’t order and consume so many drinks. If you find that you can’t do that under your own volition, I’m sure Mike could recommend a good treatment facility. Sammi asks what he wants to do and Ron says they should go eat. Mike joins Ronnie and Sammi as they walk to Beach Bark for breakfast. “Last night was not a good night for me, bro,” Ronnie tells Mike. “Ron was bombed,” Sammi explains. Ron says that he doesn’t remember going to get food after the club or walking home. “I hate getting like that,” he says. Mike tells him that he was practically falling down drunk and Mike had to grab him to keep him from falling on the walk home. “I cut my leg, I must have fell somewhere,” Ron says. Like down the stairs, maybe?
“My Achilles hurts,” Ron continues. “Was I dancing at all last night?” Mike tells him that he and Vinny were dancing in circles for a while. “I wish I remembered that,” Ron says. No one to blame but yourself, Ron-Ron. “It’s kind of messed up that Mike’s the sober one filling in my holes on what happened,” Ronnie interviews. “I’m just like, ‘I wish I was there because it kinda sounds like a good time.’” Not so much for Sammi.
At breakfast, Mike tells the others that he can’t believe how much better food makes him feel. “I used to need something else, you know?” he says. Sammi says it’s good that he snapped out of it. “Yeah,” Mike agrees. Drug addiction isn’t something you snap out of, it’s something you work through, and I hope Mike keeps remembering that or he’s going to backslide hugely and horribly. “I think a lot of people commend you for that,” Sammi continues. Mike says he wouldn’t wish it on his worst enemy. “You don’t know how to fix yourself back,” Mike says, “cos you don’t remember how you were before. It’s like a little kid, finding how to walk again almost.” Ronnie says that he likes Mike more now than when he first met him.
“I like the way Mike is right now,” Ronnie interviews. “It’s good to see him clean, it’s good to see him doing the right thing, but this house can really fuck you up in so many ways, and Mike needs to be strong because Mike’s definitely gonna have a long road ahead of him.” Mike says it’s like looking at the sky every day and being in awe of it’s being blue, like you’ve never seen it before. Sammi interviews that she thinks Mike being sober is an amazing thing. “He’s walking into this house with a new positive outlook on things, and right now I couldn’t be more proud.” It’s great that everyone is being so supportive of Mike; it would be better if they showed their support by limiting their own drinking and finding new ways to have fun together.
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