Time Capsule 12
Monday. 8.31.15 12:47 pm
Monday. 8.31.15 11:49 am
It is time
Wednesday. 8.26.15 12:04 pm
I've been thinking vaguely about updating this blog for a while, now, but I kept putting it off. Partially because of the massive amounts of DON'T CARE emanating from nutang recently. I get much better feedback and support on the little tidbits I post on Facebook. And it makes me sad. Speaking of Facebook, I think a lot of my fuel for blogging in the first place was needing a place to tell stories and express myself a bit, but instead of making long posts with random minutia of my life, I just make short little posts on Facebook. Funny stories, reflections, that sort of thing. There's nothing really left for me to post here except stuff that I'm struggling with or working through, and frankly I'd just rather not. I have people in my life that I can talk to consistently to help me deal with that sort of thing, bringing it up here seems worse than useless.
Still, this serves as a decent way to keep track of my life (though I'm less and less inclined to actually trawl through my old posts) so I'll make a bit of effort.
France was amazing. I learned a few things.
# I hate French. Seriously. Plus I'm so friggin' tired of everyone asking me if I learned French. No. I learned enough to ask politely if someone speaks English. If I'm going to burn brain power learning a second language, I'm going to finish Spanish.
# The French seem more health-conscious, but everybody and his/her mother smokes constantly. Interesting trade-off
# Here in the USA, lots of people are religious, or at least spiritual, and willing to talk about it. But not many people are willing to challenge themselves and turn to follow God. Over in France, (and I suspect most of Europe,) people can be religious but in general people are extremely suspicious and protective of their religious or non-religious choices. However, from the people who do speak to us, more of them are earnest in getting right with God. Overall I ended up talking to roughly the same number of open people as I would have here. The difference was less wasted time talking to people who say they follow God but are stuck in their own ways. Refreshing.
# Pulp is actually not bad in soda.
# Dating can be difficult (I already knew this, but I learned it more intimately)
# I've got the best girlfriend ever.
# Hospitality from strangers is one of the greatest things ever. I met so many awesome people.
# Parks in the Southeast US need to step up their game.
In other news, I have a new, cheaper apartment. And two new roommates. It promises to be a grand time, now that we've finally settled into things.
I've been learning and growing quite a lot through my relationship with homegirl. A lot of it has to do with how to take care of her emotionally and spiritually. And the rest is mostly me facing up to my weaknesses and trying to be a better guy for her. We've sort of gotten past the "fun and games" stage (if such a thing exists) and hard questions are being asked. For example, I probably won't be staying in Atlanta much longer. I need to be thinking about where I go and how that affects us. Will she follow me? Can I make a choice that benefits both of us? So much pressureeee
Plus people keep asking about marriage and honestly I don't know at all how to take that. We haven't been dating THAT long, guys. It'll be eight months soon. Time flies I guess.
I'm thinking about a second tattoo. It has lots of circles. We'll see.
Wherein I have a violent reaction
Wednesday. 5.27.15 11:12 pm
I'm flying out to New York tomorrow morn.
Then I'm going to Paris.
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