So I came across a backup of my old blog I kept back in the days before anyone and everyone had a blog. Ah, those were the days… young, fresh, sassy and rather vulgar.
Fast forward eight years, and my, oh my, what a different boy I am.
To make a very long story short – here’s where I am now…
For starters, I’m married. MARRIED, bitches. I honestly never expected that day would come for me. But about six years ago, I met a guy named Daniel and we sort’a kind’a hit it off. And five years later, once DOMA was overturned, we ran off to NYC and got married.
So not only am I married, but I have a kid! Well – sort’a. Daniel and I talked for a while about having a kid. And after a lot of discussion, we decided we’d try our hand at foster care with the intention of adopting. We started that process in October of 2013, and in June of 2014 we had a little 21-month old boy placed with us. It has been a long and incredibly emotionally challenging journey – but the stars seems to be aligning, and the route to adopting him seems to be opening up for us.
It still blows my mind. I’m married. AND have a kid. Mind. Blown.
Okay, okay… So what else. In September 2007 I bought a new home. I still live there with Daniel and our foster son. It’s a nice, smallish house. We just did some minor remodeling – so the house feels like new(ish) again.
I think at the time of my last post, I was still working for Continental Airlines. Since then, I’m been with 3 other companies. I’m very happy where I am now and have been here for almost 4 years. I no longer really do web design. I now primarily do email marketing – well, more specifically, the global management of an email marketing system. It’s been a lot of fun, and I’ve really been able to see some improvement in the company since I began.
What else … what else… Oy. Physically – I’m definitely not the same as I was eight years ago. Hahaha, lordy loo, no, I’m not. I weigh about 30 pounds more than back then. My hair is still reddish, but a lot more (naturally) blonde than before thanks to the ever-spreading of white hairs intermingling with my head o’ ginger. My beard is almost completely white except for two spots on my chin. My body actually aches and such – particularly with having to be on the floor so much with a two year old.
But the good news (for me at least) is that in the last eight years, I’ve only had two kidney stones (knock on wood – dear, sweet baby jesus in they hay, knock on wood). Both of them were passed without medical intervention, thankfully. However, my stones are no longer bullet-shaped as they used to be. They are more spiky and ass-clenching then before. So I thank my lucky stars that I’ve only had the two.
Anyway. So yah – that’s me. Eight years down the road. Fatter, grayer, happier, wiser. Still just as gay, if not gayer thanks to Matthew’s introduction to RuPaul’s Drag Race. No more Friendster, no more MySpace, no more Orkut. Even blogging these days seems a little pretentious and attention-whore-y. But it is what it is. And it’s a good outlet for me to be snarky and say what I want without having to have a child filter. And it keeps me honest. Or something.
So here’s to starting up the old machine again. Wish me luck that I can be at least half as amusing as I used to be.