It ain't pretty being easy... (soopageek) wrote,
It ain't pretty being easy...

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you got a good thing going, baby

esterday I acquired a new student. His name is Gary and he hails from a small town in upstate New York near Binghamton. He's a young guy, 21, tall and lanky. I'll try and grab a picture of him in the near future. Prior to stepping on my truck yesterday morning, he had only been to five of these United States (NY/PA/OH/IN/IL). In the past 36 hours, we've added 7 more. I love getting the guys who haven't travelled very much. The vicarious pleasure of their excitement is always enjoyable. Hopefully we'll get to the west coast during his time with me. That usually blows the east coast dude's minds.

When I separated from my ex-wife a number of years ago, I almost immediately began to consort with a young lady with whom I worked. We dated and cohabitated, with varying degrees of happiness, sordidness, and drama. When we called it quits, we struggled to maintain the friendship which had been the foundation of our love affair. Due to our intimacy from being romantically involved, we had a bond, trust, and closeness with one another which we both cherished and wanted to maintain, even though we mutually acknowledged that we didn't make the greatest couple in the world. Five years later, however, we still count each other as the greatest of friends. I was even the "maid of honor" at her wedding.

A couple of weeks ago, she began a LiveJournal, filling it with thoughts and stories from her experiences as a wife, mother, family historian, non-traditional college student, and odd-jobber extraordinaire. With her busy life, she finds little time for social activities and craves adult interaction. So far, she's had a blast interacting with me and Welf but I'm sure she'd love to make some more LJ friends. You can find her journal over at aloneinky, which come to think of it would've been a great user name for me, although in her case the KY stands for Kentucky.

No, I haven't forgotten about gams. It's just that I only have three photos left because no one is sending me any! These gams come to you courtesy of the_fishery, reprising a photo similar to the one she submitted last year, though this one is a lot more fun.

Tags: gams, robin, trainees

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