Social calendar

So Sunday is The Simpsons. Monday is football, and sometimes pro wrestling. Tuesday is Veronica Mars, and Rescue Me when it's in season. Can't forget Dancing with the Stars. Wednesday? All about Lost. Thursday is relatively free. Friday, I have to admit that I have become attached to Avatar, the last Air bender. Saturday, more football. Sunday, repeat.

I talk to some of the other residents, and they tell me about their girlfriends, wives, children. They tell me about how wonderful it must be to be single. They have to take the kids to a doctor's appointment, or the wife wants a new car. They're shopping for a new place. Mothers-in-law.

The single life, right? What a dream. But for the most part, I watch a lot of bad television, cook, play around with my laptop and my digital cameras, and go to bed. It's a pretty boring life. I tried to get out and live a little. I was spending evenings in Starbucks, driving around to all sorts of local spots. I went to a lot of local sports events. A LOT. I was even going to some night spots and bars for a little while.

But when you're on your own, it's not exactly like there's a point. Sitting by yourself in Starbucks isn't really any different than sitting at home with a far cheaper cup of coffee. Going to see a baseball game has its own merits, but it's not like I'm meeting people. No matter where I go or what I'm doing, it's really not social. It's just being alone surrounded by a lot of people.

It's not that I'm so lonely. It's just that sometimes, I wish I had someone to talk to. Life feels a little empty without someone to share my life with in some way.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

OK. I've been reading your blog for quite a while now. I have it saved as one of my firefox opening tabs. I don't understand why you don't ask more people out. Obviously you have the appeal and charisma. The few people you've tried clearly made the wrong decision.

Try again. Do it. Go.

-bastionelle

TigerLily46 said...

I want you to pull yourself up by the bootstraps and GO GET LAID. I hate it that you're so alone up there because I think you're a fabulous guy. I also think that wallowing in the pit of our singleness is the easiest way to make sure we will stay single forever. Go out there! Get your heart broken! It's fun, and it has to happen to everybody.

Anand said...

Exactly my feelings. I couldn't have worded it any better. The only thing is you have seen life couple of years more than I have. So I hope your blog can point me in the right direction in the days to come ;-) Keep writing.

faith said...

Hahaha! Wow. You liked Avatar, the last Air Bender. Zuko is like a crushie of mine.XD