I would expect someone to be on board with wanting a solid, open, and mutually fulfilling relationship, but those people seem to be very few, and far between. So many people hung up on their past, tired from building the walls around their hearts, and hiding in an emotional shell of faux toughness.
Funny blog article about WHY YOU SUCK AT RELATIONSHIPS BASED ON YOUR ZODIAC SIGN.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
It’s not that you suck at relationships, it’s that everyone else sucks at relationships.
Seriously. You’re totally out of place in the cold-hearted world of modern dating. You genuinely care about people and want to form relationships with them. You’re not interested in commitment just for the sake of commitment, but it’s hard to find someone who isn’t scared off by wanting something real. You’ll stop sucking when everyone else wises up (or you find another Libra to get with).
I'm sorry. I had to laugh. I'm not sure if I've read anything based on my Zodiac sign before that is this fucking accurate.
People have a lot of sex in the cold months of winter... why haven't I met more Libras?
Back in January, right after filming "Bum Fit" for Welcome To Lovejoy, I woke up the following Monday with acute pain in my right knee. Now, that in itself isn't unusual, but it was significantly more painful than I had felt since I injured it playing sports in 8th grade. Of course, being a man I shrugged it off, and just fought through the pain for the day, assuming I could walk it off, and it would get better.
But it didn't get better.
And within a week, the pain had shifted to my hip, and my left knee. Then to my ankles. And after two weeks of ankle pain, my ankles, and feet began to swell, while my wrists, and elbows began to feel a very similar pain. I'm stubborn. Even at this point I hesitated to go to the doctor, but at the urging of my kids, and my girlfriend, and several friends, I relented. A full day of physical exams, blood work, and x-rays revealed nothing.
I continued to experience the pain, but was treating the swelling in my ankles. I decided to go back to seeing a chiropractor regularly. Julie discussed my situation, and mentioned she has seen many similar cases. Some she treated successfully, and others were a bit more challenging. We began twice-a-week sessions to see if we could correct whatever it is that was going on.
I missed about two straight months of going to the gym. I was struggling to get up in the morning due to the pain. Stairs were ugly, but I forced myself to take them at work. Walking was difficult; running nearly impossible. But with Julie's help, I started seeing improvements within a couple of weeks. It's amazing how much better I feel now that vertebrae actually move noticeably better in my neck, and back. Things crack when I move again, which many might not consider a good thing, but it means that I at least have better mobility in the joints. I realized that a while ago, all of that cracking stopped. Things were seizing up. Pressure was building on the nerves of my central nervous system. Small aches, and pains should have been my warning, but I ignored them, and as I usually do, performed through them, regardless of what I needed to do.
I can run again now. It feels so good. I'm back to a semi-normal (normal for me) gym routine, and making progress toward my goals. I put on about ten pounds just from not being able to move well, and now I'm dropping that weight. I have a goal of 30 more.
But with soccer season upon me again, I know I can run with the kids. Things aren't back to the right strength, and endurance yet, but I'm making good progress.
The recognition here needs to be that I cannot ignore a single part of my body as I get older. I especially have to take care of the control centers that manage the whole thing. Back issues, even when they don't seem like back issues, can cause so much grief....
It's still up to men to be the initiators of all things relationshipy or romantic, right?
Be the first to ask someone out.
Be the one to come up with the ideas.
But the general message across the board is, don't assume a woman wants you to, so if you do initiate, and she isn't into it, then you're a bad person for trying.
The caveat of the "if she isn't into it" part is the general shallowness that pervades all of humanity. Just about everyone bases those initial feelings, and judgments on looks. So for someone who looks like me, this day and age, I most likely would be seen as an unwelcomed advancer in almost all scenarios. Which would leave me with online dating, where someone can get to know me before seeing me I guess....
Not that I'm concerned right now. But the direction we're all moving in is a bit frightening....
Free thinker... Renaissance Man... Multi-talented... Generalist... Scattered... Useful...
Words that have been used to describe me in one way or another through my time here. Sometimes, not in the most flattering of intentions. But, this is who I am. I think this video will give you a better sense of what I mean.
Too bad service dogs can’t help people with their blindness to the past….
Like most artists, I look forward to the day I die
And someone discovers what I have done
All the works that I have created arise
And suddenly I'm worth something, to someone
I believe I recognized at the gym last night, working out for me is metaphorically like trying to pound a pork loin into becoming a filet mignon.
I think the best I'll ever get is thick cut bacon...
Sometimes I just want to be someone else... *sigh*
Paradoxes naturally exist any time we deal in absolutes.
Life is rarely, ever an absolute. The improbabilities that exist in infinite probabilities are also infinite.
Never, and always, should almost never be spoken.
Rika and I sigh similarly, so I was told.
Makes sense. We're both grumbly creatures, whom are mostly unwanted by others, and are now stuck with each other...