One Guy's Anonymous Rants

'cause I'm not really anonymous anymore, if ever, since all my posts have "posted by Stephen."

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Next 30 Years...

As I approached the dreaded 3-0, I was reminded of Tim McGraw's song...

I think I’ll take a moment, celebrate my age
The ending of an era and the turning of a page
Now it’s time to focus in on where I go from here
Lord have mercy on my next thirty years

Hey my next thirty years I’m gonna have some fun
Try to forget about all the crazy things I’ve done
Maybe now I’ve conquered all my adolescent fears
And I’ll do it better in my next thirty years

My next thirty years I’m gonna settle all the scores
Cry a little less, laugh a little more
Find a world of happiness without the hate and fear
Figure out just what I’m doing here
In my next thirty years

Oh my next thirty years, I’m gonna watch my weight
Eat a few more salads and not stay up so late
Drink a little lemonade and not so many beers
Maybe I’ll remember my next thirty years

My next thirty years will be the best years of my life
Raise a little family and hang out with my wife
Spend precious moments with the ones that I hold dear
Make up for lost time here ,In my next thirty years

In my next thirty years

I don't think it's the actual number that freaks me out...'s the fact that I'm 30...and I still don't know that much more than I did when I was 25...

I don't feel 30...

I don't feel like an adult...

I don't feel like I thought I would at 30...

Maybe that's the point? I know that we're all figuring things out on a day to day basis. Maybe we're not supposed to know how we'll feel at (blank) age. Maybe the game changes as we change/get older?

The only thing we can do is become the best version of ourselves, right? And that comes with time (age), right?

Here's to my next 30 years:) Let's enjoy the ride!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

T minus 36 days...

Yes...I'm freaking out.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Post Pride-O-Ween

Finally got my apartment back in order from this weekend! Lord! Crazy, but fun times. I had 2 friends staying with me, so my apartment got messy REAL quick! They stayed at my place/partook in Pride festivities while I was at work during the day - yes, I worked both Saturday AND Sunday! Uggg. It wasn't bad, tho, cause I was home by 4pm both days.

Drank too much - check
Got groped by old men in my lifeguard costume - check
Met some cool people - check
Drank WAY too much - check

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I'm almost 30.
Shouldn't I be further along?
Shouldn't I be with a guy who won't treat me like crap?


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Keys, keys, keys

The last couple of days just haven't been going my way...

I fell asleep last night around 6:30pm...on the couch. Fine. A friend's call woke me up around 8:30 to see if I was going out. It was Saturday night, after all! I decided to make it a quiet evening and stayed in instead. I actually went on to bed after his call and decided that I needed to catch up on some much needed rest. I dozed in and out until I had to get up at 9:45am. I got ready for work and was off. I was proud of myself for leaving my apartment early so that I could get in a workout before work. I get to work and look at my keys...I'd left my apartment keys at home! Uggg...

Let me explain. I have 4 - yes, 4! - keys associated with my apartment. One to get into the building, one for my front door, one for my balcony door, and one for the laundry room. Instead of carrying all of them all the time, I separated the 2 to get into the building and my apartment from the others. I leave the other 2 at home 'cause I don't need them all the time. When I go for a run, I use the balcony key to get back in so that I don't have to carry 2 keys. When I go out, I just take the 2 for the building/front door with me. This is what happened on Friday night. Since I didn't go anywhere yesterday, I'd forgotten to put them with my work keys.


This is the 3rd time this has happened to me since I moved in this past August. My landlord is gonna think I'm a total spazz and idiot! I keep telling myself I need to get some extras made...I guess I need to get that done, eh?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Karma, concerts, oh my!

My scooter was stolen Thursday night. I came home around 8:30pm and was in for the evening. I went outside around 12:15 to see if it was still raining/drizzling, and to my surprise, my scooter was not where I parked it! Just to describe the parking lot for ya...the house I'm in and the house next to it share a driveway. This driveway leads to an open parking area for all the tenants. I always park and lock my scooter up to the back wooden fence. The handlebar was locked, so they had to have put it on a truck or else it would just go in circles. I didn't hear anything out of the ordinary from my apartment, either. Everyone who's heard about it being stolen all say the same thing, "Karma. It'll get back to them." I hope so... I had an accident on my scooter about 2 months ago. So...this makes me *I* have the bad karma with scooters!?!?! Is it *me*?

I was off on Friday, so one of my best friends stopped by my apartment on his way out of town. He wanted to cheer me up, so he drug me out of the apartment and took me to a 1:30pm!!! LOL. We did a shot and had a drink. We sat there and talked and laughed like we always do. It's nice having great friends like that. It was just what I needed:)

I went to the Mat Kearney concert last night. If you don't know his stuff, he's an indie rock/folk/pseudo pop singer. He became popular via Grey's Anatomy. His songs just seem perfect for that show. This was the second time I've seen him in concert and he's just a great artist, plain and simple. He's not one of those artists who sounds totally different in concert than on his records - he's better! If you haven't heard his stuff, check him out!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


In some ways, a lot of things have changed since last I posted...and some things haven't. I'm still at the same job, just a different schedule now:) I have every other weekend off, which is nice, but the 11 hr days during the week can get LOOOOOONNNNGGGGG! But...I have a job, right? Gotta be thankful for that! I still run and train for marathons. I haven't raced as much as I should, but I'm still PR'ing (personal record) when I do. Even though I'm getting older, my running seems to be progressing:) That's it...those 2 things are my day-to-day activities. Work and running. Did I sign-up for this? I guess we all do when we graduate college, right? the things that have changed...

I moved back to Midtown. I'm not in Dickhater (it's really Decatur, but we all call it "Dickhater" because it's the lesbian part of town...) anymore. I just like Midtown more.

I've reconnected with old friends and made some new ones.

I'm dating someone. We've known each other since February of this year, but didn't start dating until July. He travels A LOT - that's why I didn't want to start dating him when we first met, but it's working. It's not bad when he travels within the US, just when he goes to his accounts overseas. I'll be posting more about him in upcoming posts:)

Well...I guess that's it for now. See! I told you I'd post more! BOOYAH!