I haven’t been writing much at all. At least not here.
Work as a Corporate Ladder Climber takes a lot of time. I do my best to be a good corporate soldier, but my happiness comes from simple things. Family. Sex. Nature. You know, the important stuff.
So I’ve been happy given the obligations of my existence. My wife is a good person, despite our disagreements on the cleanliness of our house or the need (or lack thereof) of another dog. When I pause to think how my life is going, I’m really happy. At least most days.
Anyways, so here is what the last month plus has entailed:
I killed my lawn. This is a peak. My intention was to kill the dandelions but oops.. I grabbed the wrong bottle. Life Pro Tip: Don’t use Roundup to kill your weeds.
I spent a recent weekend with son LoudBoy (9) at my brother’s house. He’s MGTOW and has checked out on January 1. Lives in a cabin on some property in the middle of fucking nowhere. Has chickens and a rooster (Jumbo is his name) who watches over his two hens like a motherfucker:and guns. Lots and lots of guns. We had a great time there. I shot one of his many AR-15’s, a basic .22 rifle, some 9’s, and a .38 special. Liked all except the .38, which is what I’m shooting here with fucking awful form (note ever-present Leatherman at my side while outside) and couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn, let alone those targets. Every one of the others I was on mark. The Glock 9 was one I’ve shot before and could hit a 1″ target at 20 feet, but I digress…:
LoudBoy is going to by my hunter. My wife found a recurve bow at the thrift shop and we went out to my FIL’s to shoot and he did well. Figuring stuff out on a shit bow. But a start. My mom found an even cheaper compound bow at a garage sale for $5, but it seems to do the trick. It hits tight to the mark. At 9 he’s Robin Hood:
Loudboy looks pretty good with his bow (yes, that is Bigfoot behind him)
Because it rained most of the day, we ended up playing the board game RISK for nearly 4 hours. My nephew had the turtling strategy of hiding out in Madagascar while me, my son, and other brother escalated the arms race and blew each other up with major military support. Madagascar ended up winning, which was total bullshit. Good times:
So the rest of the month, I’m working on building my company’s workload; getting ready for more camping, campfires, and more nature with my family; potentially adopting a new rescue dog; going through my obligations (papers, books, quizzes, BS) for my MBA class; and trying to get both my kids to improve in soccer tryouts/piano/science club/whatever. It is interesting living this life. My 11 year old was already contacted by Notre Dame for free on-line classes to get her more experience in school, plus free testing and whatnot. It’s because we did some PSAT stuff for the last couple years and she’s high-scoring. We just want our kids to move out of our house one day, so better start moving them in the right direction early, amIright?
Anyway, my life is pretty boring, but life is good. Holly and I are doing a good job of being married for 16 years now, and are still rocking the bedsheets. Sometimes the kids join us for snuggle time in the bed but there is only a small window for that sort of stuff, so I acquiesce. Life is the simple stuff. That is what it took me a long time to realize. You don’t need money, or fame, or a successful business. If you’re like me the three pillars of Family. Sex. and Nature should suffice.
Best of luck in your endeavors.