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January 19, 2007

Frikkin' Friday Post

So Jocko says my cranky posts are the best ones, and he's kinda right as my deep, mellow, introspective ones get very few comments. Maybe they're too long for goverment employees to read quickly enough while they're goofing around at work. Anyway, you think I'm cranky? You should read my oldest brother's blog and you'll understand that it might run in the family.

So I'm Bloggeratti then? Listen, cupcakes: I've been doin' this crap long before people like Mr. Towle even learned how to operate a PC, before there was a word for it. Back inna day blogging was done by exhibitionist tech geeks who were experimenting with a new toy during the creative days of the dot-com rise and fall. Then it became a tool for journalists, then it became "popular" and something much different than it was. I've just been keepin' it real and doing my thing since then, but I do not percieve myself as part of some kind of elite group. I do not strive for that kind of status. I don't need a group identity to know I'm awesome.
>; )
I am sad (and so is Charlene) that Sgt. Brett Parson is leaving the Gay and Lesbian Liason Unit of the MPD. He's going back to patrol the streets. I guess it's a good thing, since we need competent law enforcement officers on the street since the dumb-ass FBI agents think they can leave their high-performance artillery in locked vehicles thinking it's secure ("But we can do that where I live in Sterling! Why not here?") Great - now a bunch of street kids have MORE semi-automatics in DC. But maybe that'll help the real estate market go down even more so home ownership in The District is a bit more realistic for people of middle income. You always have to look at the bright side of things.

Old Skool Dungeons and Dragons book covers. Like Keep On the Borderlands old skool.

A few weeks ago I was out with some more recently made friendships, and a couple people seemed surprised when I mentioned that I had a partner for about 3 years not all that long ago. Do I play the role of swinging bachelor so well that you would be surprised that I'm capable of a relationship? Yes, it is possible for jimbo to be in a relationship, but luck and chemistry haven't been in the stars lately. That and I realized last weekend at Blowoff that the majority of gay males aren't as furry as I'd like them to be. So I guess I'm kinda picky too, but if I learned anything from the relationship I was in is that you a.) have to get along; and b.) you have to be picky. This isn't like shopping for a toaster or as easy as having a cat. Plus I'm not one to shack up just for the sake of security, propriety or keeping up an appearance of some sort. And I have to note that my partnership status is not for lack of really good dates/dating lately. Anyhow, I walked away from that interaction a few weeks ago thinking, "Why the fuck don't you think I'd be relationship material?" I'm not gonna settle for the sake of propriety or for financial purposes, to me it is about companionship, and to date I haven't found the right companion. Until then I will maintain my status as 'single'.

Posted by jimbo at January 19, 2007 12:10 PM


Keep up the good blogging work! My only recommendation (as you know sex sells) ...so more partial naked furry pictures...it works great for other furry friendly bloggers! lol

Posted by: O at January 19, 2007 2:39 PM

Because of you I just spent the last hour looking in Wikipedia and the web for info on all of the old D&D modules. Blast from the past! :)

Posted by: tom at January 19, 2007 3:16 PM

Just because people don't comment doesn't mean the post is not one of the best. I think people have a harder time commenting on "deep, mellow, intropective" posts because they feel their comments should be just as deep and intropective. I mean, only 4 people commented on my "Robin McGraw Sux Donkey Dick" post. Whatever. It's much easier to comment things like, "Dude, your 'stache is woofy" or "He's hot!" or "OMG, YOU had a boyfriend for 3 whole years?"

Posted by: durban bud at January 19, 2007 4:03 PM

Hold up. that you are part of a group called "the bloggeratti" is pretty obvious...just look at the pics from your pre-blowoff party. When someone is out of frame, I only assume he is in a corner blogging about the taking of the picture! even the name was coined by someone in your house that night. but i don't recall anyone saying it was an ELITE group. it was nice of you to slip that in though.

and you're right. being bloggeratti doesn't make you awesome. clearly it's the cheese curds.

Posted by: DuffEAH at January 19, 2007 6:04 PM

Look at it how you need to, I guess.

Posted by: jimbo at January 19, 2007 8:18 PM

I wouldn't say all the grumpy ones are the best, though they are the ones I like the best, and feel compelled to comment on the most. The mellow one are good un's too. I think you're working a mojo mix of grumpy meets mellow and introspective now. Like Oscar the Grouch you are the most fun when you are a grumpus, heh heh.

Posted by: Jocko at January 20, 2007 8:21 AM

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