I debated posting about this, then I thought, 'This is my blog,
so what the hell?' Here I am sitting at work, installing
Windows 2000 on a server (but since it is 7pm, if I get fired for
posting while at work I am going to be pissed!) and I thought what
better time to post?
It recently dawned on me that the 21st of Feb. marked my one year anniversary as a
swingin' single, but I think it is a good thing that this dawned on me
a few days after the fact. Now, I only remember the date that
Elisa broke up with me so clearly because it was exactly one week after
my birthday, a date which I am fairly good about remembering.
Otherwise I am sure I would forget what the date was, heck I have
trouble remember what the current date is let alone other dates.
Why the post then? Well, I don't know, it just seems like
something worth posting about. I am a different person than I was
a year ago (and Blankbaby is a very different blog than it was way back
then), so why not reflect on those times with my new perspective?
It turns out that the break up was the best thing for me. It
spurred me to make some of my own friends in the Philly area (it was
either that or adopt several hundred cats, but think of the kitty
litter budget alone!) and get off my ass and do some stuff around
town. That's right I said ass! Well, I didn't say it, I
typed it and you read it. So really it is 50% your fault.
So is Single Scott a happier person than Relationship Scott
was? Well, Relationship Scott wasn't an unhappy bloke, but he did
see the writing on the wall weeks (dare I say months?) before the
actual end of the relationship so with that in mind I am happier.
Plus, I save tons of money on gifts/dinners/trips, so that's a net gain.
The point of this entry? I am not sure there is a point, and
perhaps that in and of itself is the point. Probably not though.
In summary, I am over the whole break up thing and I have been for
some time. I am not in 'rebound' mode anymore, nor am I in 'Dear
God I'm going to die alone and they won't find my corpse for days until
the smell gets so bad that the neighbors complain and the Fire
department breaks down my apartment door to find my bloated, slightly
decomposed body sitting the couch clutching a Pringles can between my
my cold dead fingers' mode (I actually was never in that mode).
What mode am I in?
Well, my looks are set to stun as always (where do I come up with them?) and I am happy, so you may recall reading in this entry.
And to top it all off, it has been 4 months since my last sip of delicious, delicious Pepsi! I'm still fat, of course, but I would bet overall I am healthier.
I have been pondering starting a 'Healthier Scott' project whereby I
would post my weight, an exercise routine, and then post updates every
week. However, even though you know, and I know, that I am fat
for some reason publishing my exact weight is intimidating. I am
not sure what I think would happen. I am fairly sure that most
people wouldn't think, 'Well I knew he was heavy, but not that
HEAVY! That's it I am never reading this site nor talking to
Porky again.' And if that was someone's reaction would I
really want them reading this site or talking to me anyway? I
I am still thinking about it though, I think it would give me some
motivation to actually exercise, much like the Pepsi ban post really
made me stick to my Pepsi ban. Who says blogs are worthless?
That brings me to another point that I have been thinking about
(sheesh, this post is certainly a rambling one, and if you're still
reading this I will personally do one of two things for you: A. Buy you
a cookie of your choice. B. Give you a great big Scott hug, and I am
not so fond of the human contact, so that is saying a lot) and that is the
current state of Blankbaby.
When I started blogging for TUAW
last month, there were some who thought that Blankbaby would suffer, and
in fact during the first few days of posting on TUAW posting on BB did
suffer. However, I think that Blankbaby as it stands now is a
much better blog than it was a year ago, 6 months ago, and 2 months
ago. I am not sure when the change happened, but I can say that
most of the posts are now much beefier (much less posting of links
without comments now a days) and many of them are about my always
interesting personal life. At least I think it is a better site,
I mean some people even think it is the 'bee's knees' so that must count for something.
I suppose I had more to say than I first thought! This might
one of the longest posts here on Blankbaby, of course it might be the
most wide ranging as well so it only makes sense.
In conclusion, I'm better than I was a year ago, this blog is better
than it was a year ago, and I hope that you, dear reader, are also
better than you were a year ago.
What will the next year bring? I'm hoping for cars made entirely of taffy!