Holy smokes! Has it actually been since November since I’ve last jotted something down? Man. I’m horrible! What has happened since then? Well, a quick recap… I celebrated my 37th birthday with family and friends as I threw myself an ode to Kevin Smith party. Christmas and the New Year were awesome, and the first quarter of this year was pretty ok too all things considered. As always with my life, there are strikes and gutters (to use The Dude’s way of saying it) and I find my days to just blend into the next. My life is a routine and I can honestly say that I love that aspect of it. I know what’s coming each day to the next. Some people would consider that a death sentence and would want desperately to get out of that rut, but I worked my way to comfortably get myself into the spot I’m in and I’ve been taking the time to let it all soak in.
The reason I mention myself being a creature of habit is because with the joking threat of violence on me (not seriously, my homegirl and I love each other and she just wanted to push me into a new adventure), I was talked into joining up those dreaded new aged dating apps/websites. I’ll tell you, the idea of it at first sounds pretty fun, but then when you get into it you realize just how crazy things can get. For example, on one of them, I am constantly bombarded with pornographic pictures for profile pics with these companies not even trying to hide the fact that it’s porn. On another, they are a bit sneakier about their bad intentions, but I can sniff these fake profiles out from miles away. And on the last one, that seems to be the most legitimate, even after verifying my authenticity, I find it to be a personal ghost town. Wait; let me backtrack a little bit there. When I boil everything down, all 3 are personal ghost towns which therefore affirms the fact that maybe I missed the calling to be a priest. I say that half-jokingly because a lot of people have actually told me that I should or should have been a priest. Anyway, back to the point… yeah… I don’t know what it is, but at first this social experiment brought on by one of my dear friends gave me an ego crushing that I knew was coming but didn’t want to see. In a 100 or so mile radius, I got nothing. I was avoided like a black plague. I was shocked, amused, and saddened all at the same time.
I laugh about it now because it’s been a few weeks since that and still nothing, but it proved the point I had made to myself that I’m unwanted. I don’t mean that negatively or anything so don’t try to say nice things to cheer me up or anything like that because I honestly feel ok about it all, but the truth is the truth. The truth. Heh. That’s probably the biggest part of the problem there too. I am very truthful in my profiles. I put things there on Front Street. I am a short, fat, traditional Catholic, INFJ introvert, nerdy, comic, musician. That’s pretty much it in a nutshell. Why try to say something I’m not? I know at least being honest in saying all of it. Not that I was a liar in the past, but I have been making it a point to be honest about everything in my life for a couple of years now. Why hide stuff, right? Why omit things? I find just putting everything out there on front street in my life is the best way to go. I know said friend told me that maybe I should spice things up or show some different side of me, or something to that effect after I said I struck out swinging, but in a moment of honesty I thought about it and said that there was no other side of me. What you see is what you get when it comes to me. I’m generally an even keeled dude who loves to joke around and enjoy life. I’m serious about the things to be serious about (which is pretty much my relationship with God), but otherwise it’s jokes and taking it easy. Why be wound up and stressed out over things, right?
So, with all that said, I’m going to take myself out on a dinner and a movie date tonight to break up my hospital cabin fever frustration (long story) and keep on doing my thing. I’ll try and write more here, much to the chagrin of a few of my best friends, and continue down this path that God has set forth for me. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy St. Valentine’s Day, and Happy St. Patrick’s day to everybody out there!