you're on heroin

When I was doing specials in the Seventies, everybody in my company knew that Jane and I were a couple. I had one of our writers say to me, “I think you and Jane should come to work in different cars.” I said, “Well why would we do that?” She said people everywhere are talking. I said, “Well we’re not gonna go out and get another car just to drive to work!
- Lily Tomlin

  • Michael: Son of a fucking cunt! I just got jury duty! Damnit!
  • Gavin: So you gonna go?
  • Michael: Well, I have to go.
  • Gavin: Well, you didn't have to go last time.
  • Michael: I had to. I just didn't.
  • Gavin: But now you're a law abiding citizen?
  • Michael: Yeah. Now I got shit that matters. I have to go.
  • Jack: I got jury duty for the first time last year.
  • Gavin: Was it fun?
  • Jack: I showed up-
  • Gavin: Was it the Scranton Strangler?
  • Jack: They had fifty people in there, and they kept asking questions, and I kept saying that I hate guns, and they go "Okay, you're not going to be part of the jury."
  • Geoff: Mine was a drug thing, and they're like, would you convict someone for anything to anything, like, this increment to this increment of drugs, and I sad "no", and they're like "what if they're sold to school children?", and I'm like "no", and they're like, "alright, go home".
  • Jack: Yeah, they're just, like, we're not going to use you. They'll just dismiss jurors.
  • Geoff: They're like "it could be marijuana, or it could be something as serious as cocaine or methamphetamines", and I'm like "but it could be marijuana", and they're like "yes", and I'm like "well, then, no". "But it could be something else", and I'm like, "just tell me if it's something else or not!" And they wouldn't. Yeah, I'm going to put someone in jail for having pot on them, sure.
  • Michael: Sometimes the five-year-old's looking for it.
  • Ryan: That seems odd, though. It seems like they should just go directly to the drug in question. Cause if it's, like, black tar heroin, you'd probably be like someone should go to jail for that.
  • Geoff: Yeah, exactly. Like, you're selling heroin to school kids? I'll put that guy in jail. But they didn't say that. They were just "they had something, and it could have been an ounce, or it could have been Pablo Escobar amounts of drugs. We're not going to tell you what the drugs were, or where they sold them, or if they sold them, we just want to know if you would consider convicting someone for something as little as one pill."
  • Michael: I hope I get a question as good as that.
  • Geoff: They were really annoyed with me.
Reflections on 11 months (yes, 11 months) of sobriety

“When we come face to face with the reality of our own imperfection, which is the reality of our very being, we can either laugh or cry; comedy and tragedy, as the masks we see in theaters suggest, intertwine. At certain moments in our lives, in fact, it seems that the most fundamental choice each of us has is between fighting ourselves and laughing at ourselves.”

-”The Spirituality of Imperfection,” p. 190

For those of you who are new here or just didn’t know, my name is Alex and I was a drug addict for over 4 years. In October of 2014, I shot up my last bag and popped my last Vicodin. Not “last” as in “final,” but as in “most recent.” I make that distinction not only to assert that I can’t predict the future, but also to acknowledge my fundamental powerlessness over drugs and more generally the compulsive desire to alter my mood and consciousness through external means as I see fit. In the last year, I’ve laughed and cried; spent sunny days outside with new friends and spent dreary days at home under the covers; celebrated victories and mourned losses; and through it all, I didn’t pick up a syringe or a pill bottle. In the last week or two, I’ve experienced a nagging restlessness that just won’t seem to go away. It keeps me up at night when I should be sleeping and draws my attention away when I should be focusing. It occurs to me that though I’ve spoken about achieving sobriety with a number of people, there is a lot I’ve left unsaid and I’ve decided that I just have to get it out somewhere. So, Tumblr, I choose you to bear witness to my ramblings. What follows is a series of reflections, realizations, and thoughts that have helped bring me to a greater understanding of myself and the world around me. 

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Some of you may know, some may not,..

I am a recovering heroin addict. I have been sober for 1 month and 3 days today… It has been a struggle. I found out I was hepatitis c positive about 5 months ago. Drug addiction is a serious illness and it happens to the best of people. It’s something I would never wish on my worst enemy. It’s not glamorous or cool. It’s real, it’s alive and it will take over your life. It changes your brain forever. That’s why they say, once you’re an addict, you’re always an addict. You may not be an active addict, but you’ll always fight your addiction. Today I looked at my counter and saw that I was 1 month and 3 days sober & to be quite honest with you, I never thought I would see the day. I have never made it that far… Ever. I am incredible proud of myself and I would like to say to the struggling addict, you’re not alone… I’m always here for you and I will not judge you. Who am I to judge? You are a human being.

you're my heroine. [+ listen]

dedicated to the rich, arrogant assholes that are harry villiers and alistair ryle and the undeniable love they quite undoubtedly share

i. lonely boy - the black keys / ii. love the way you lie - colton dixon (cover) / iii. memo - years & years / iv. my heroine - the maine / v. 505 - arctic monkeys / vi. toxic (cestladore remix) - melanie martinez (cover) / vii. same old same old - the civil wars / viii. take shelter (unplugged) - years & years

Pratap Pothen’s next directorial,
scripted by Anjali Menon,
cinematography by Rajeev Menon,
music by Ilaiyaraaja
*ing Dulquer Salmaan & Dhansika
~shooting begins July~