Sunday, December 8, 2013

Mental wanderings 1

When I first started writing posts for this blog, I think it was meant more to help myself than to try and spread any kind of message. Don't get me wrong, if I can help single men STAY single and never make the same mistake I did (marriage), I will be very happy. If I knew that I managed to save even ONE, I'd consider this thing a 'success'.

But as time has gone on, I've thought that maybe my talent would best be spent in a different direction. If I write about all the failings of women, all their evil, all the reasons to avoid them, I'm just another voice in the crowd, and not a very good one at that. I don't have the knowledge that a lot of other writers have, mostly because a) I just discovered the truth earlier this year, and b) I don't read and study as much as they do.

I'll admit, I've gotten pretty lazy about my reading this year. I used to go through books like mad. Mostly fiction, yes, but not all. And my basic criteria for reading is, if I'm not enjoying the material, I don't finish it. In high school I think I made it through about 20 pages of "The Scarlet Letter" (and that only because I thought that I didn't want to cheat on quizzes right away). I didn't even make it that far in a book that Psycho Hellbitch had, called "Seraphim" or something like that. MAYBE 8 pages. Maybe. I've gotten a little better this month; I've already finished The Clone Redemption and I borrowed a book of Kipling's verses from the library. I'm not far into that yet, though, since I wanted to finish the other book first.

And yes, when I have free time I'd rather go to the gym, or goof off on the web, or play video games, or play guitar, or go fishing, or go shooting....seems like I always have something I want to do. Even at night, I'm doing something else, and next thing I know it's time to go to bed. And I never get around to picking up the dozen or so books I've bought or received as gifts in the past year.

So I can't explain all the science, psychology, whatever, behind why women are the terrible monsters that they are. All I'd be doing is repeating what someone else said, and really, what's the point of that? I'd be better off providing links to other people's writing, people who've said it far better than I can.

There is something that I can do, though. And considering my past, it's fitting.

I can lead by example.

I tell you about my activities, I can show you the things that I do. Things that no female can compete with.

My life is almost completely stress-free. Other than concern over finances, I've got pretty much no stress. And even the finances isn't that big of a deal, especially now since everything is sorted (or as sorted as it's going to get for a while, anyway). Bills are taken care of, work is great, I do what I want, when I want.

I've had a lot of free time lately, so I've been going to the gym, shooting pool with a couple of my brothers, and playing video games or working on my (very limited) guitar skills. I'd like to fish more but it's been damned cold, and I don't ice fish. I have some pictures of some of the places I've fished recently, as well as just random things I thought I might share with whoever is reading this, which I will try to remember to post here soon.

I think this weekend might be a good weekend to do some shooting. My youngest brother has been wanting to go, and now that hunting season is over I don't have to worry about some .gov goon game warden trying to steal my rifles by saying that I'm poaching deer.

I've changed my workout up some, following advice from a friend of mine who's a big-time workout guy, as well as some videos I've found on YouTube. If you have any neat advice, or know of a video that you've gotten good results from, feel free to add them in the comments.

My goal this week is to do something other than just go to the gym and play video games or read. I'll let you know how that works out.

Today is a rest day, so I'm going to go back to the goofing off that is my plan for today.

I obviously don't know what it's like where you live, but where I am, it's still below zero on the Fahrenheit scale. And I think it's going to be like this for another week.

Stay warm and single, my friends.