My fellow blogmericans, I sit here before you an older man; greyer of hair and more majestic of beard that I was a year ago. I am lighter of waist and wallet, and sturdier with new friends and endeavors. Not all have brought success, but all have been worth the undertaking, heartache and failure far outweighed by the joys and optimism they have wrought.
The state of the Beej is “okie dokie.”
You may recall the landlord saga of two ‘aught eleven. At this time last year, we were delving slowly into the saga that would unfold, leaving smashed car windows, a harassment prevention order, and lots of stress in its wake. The current status is a criminal conviction for the ersatz gentleman, another pending criminal charge against him, and I am safely away in a new abode, where I don’t have to worry about someone randomly shutting off my power and water. So that’s good.
I have moved on from my community college (where there were too few Allison Bries, BTW), and now am at big boy college. I started this here blog, and some of you have even liked it. I’m doing the best writing of my life, when I find time to write, and it’s gratifying.
I am still (again?) celibate. As I was discussing with my good, balding friend Aaron last night, we are in the sandwich age: not young enough to be the vibrant young men to which vibrant young ladies are attracted, and not old enough to be the distinguished old men who can come on to said ladies without being creeps. I have found and lost some good things this year, and may yet find some good things again.
In the meantime, bring on the makeouts.
I have undertaken a healthier lifestyle in the past year. It is not easy, and I am not always successful. However, I am thirty pounds lighter than I was at the start of the year. I do this thing called “running” now. It’s a cruel, cruel thing, and yet I do it, because it appears to be good for me. My cholesterol is a full 100 points better than it was a year ago. I’ve leveled up in karate, and I feel like I am better at it than I have ever been – not great, but good, and really enjoying it. I am going to run in some kind of mud run this year, and then I am going to murder the man who talked me into it.
In the coming year, I intend to make the most out of my promised jetpack and flying car. My silver lame jumpsuit will be the envy of the land. I shall keep writing, and maybe I will even publish a piece or two. I’ll blog some, eat some tacos, and watch some TV.
Maybe I’ll do something to shake up my life. Who knows?
So, stick around, kids. Thirty-seven feels more bendy than 36. Who knows what those sexy angles will bring? (Answer: tacos)