Hey all. Been a while since I've updated this thing. Sorry about that. Hope ya'll didn't miss me too much ;)
Valentine's day is coming up, and I hope everyone has a great one. If you have a special someone, I hope you have a wonderful time for them. If you're spending it single this year, take some time to show some love for yourself.
For me it's kind of a bittersweet feeling. I broke up with my girlfriend of 2 years almost a year ago. Kinda crazy to see that now. So this will be the first Valentine's day I've spent alone in quite some time. I've got to do some really fun stuff the past year being single, but I'm the kind of person who likes to share experiences with others. So going around the US and Europe isn't as fun when it's just solo mio. I've had friends around but it's just a different feeling when you have a significant other around. I see others in relationships and loving each other and it just leaves me that feeling of bitterness because like...not too long ago I had the feeling myself and it felt like I was on top of the world. Now, I'm not some bitter cynical fool who is anti-relationships. I'm more jealous than anything. #inb4you'reyoungyouhaveplentyoftime.
But, I do have plans later on this year. In April I'm jetting off to Cincinnati to spend some time with friends. So if you guys are in that area, get with me and we'll hang out sometime :)
Y'know, I've kinda become disillusioned with theO as of late. I feel like the community has become really a shadow of it's former self. Large group conversations with large groups of people have degenerated into sects of people talking about whatever. And sometimes, I read what's said to other members and I feel like it's just plain rude. I can be a mean, sarcastic jerkface but I'm not one all the time. Heck, I'm one of the OGs when it comes to trolling people in chat, but even then it was usually in a playful manner. But I can't even be in chat for five minutes without having to deal with a sassy remark or whatever. If I wasn't acquainted with the people, what kind of impression does that bring?
So I'm gonna be taking a break from the site. If you want to get a hold of me, then find me on Facebook or AIM or w/e.
I haven't updated in a while, but I've got a story to tell you guys about my dog. Her name is Kacee Babaganoosh Middleton and she is a Yellow Lab/ Chow mix. And this dog is by far the most loving dog ever. She's never snapped at anyone or barked at them or ever shown any hostility towards them. Always excited to have company, always excited to go on walks, always excited to even just be around. I've never seen her upset or even depressed.
I met Kacee when she was just a puppy. She was a birthday present to my brother and I got to see her before she was even given to him (it was supposed to be a surprise). I go into a friends' house (who was temporarily keeping Kacee) to pick up some stuff and a I feel a little pawing at my heels. I turn around, expecting to see their ferrets or maybe the cat...but I see an adorable yellow puppy playing with my pants leg. Baby Kacee.
Kacee grew up with us through two different houses. She got out and explored the neighborhood and made me late to class quite a few times. She was a handful, but we always pampered her and babied her. Especially my brother. Something about a boy and his dog that just feels right in the world, y'know?
When Kacee was older we got a new puppy, Lulu. Kacee had been operated on to where she couldn't have babies, but Lulu became her baby. Kacee would clean her and when Lulu got stuck in the fence, Kacee tried to save her. That was her puppy and Kacee wouldn't let anyone harm her. If Lulu yelped or whimpered, Kacee was right there. They slept together outside, and roamed around the yard together. Two peas in a pod.
When we left to go to Germany, we had to leave Kacee behind. So we left her at my grandmother's house. My grandmother couldn't take care of her anymore and she gave her to my aunt. My aunt takes care of dogs and breeds them, so Kacee was a natural fit with them.
Which brings us to today. My aunt sent an e-mail letting us know the horrible news. Kacee had passed away. She was 7 years old. It hit me, a 22 year old man, like a kick to the gut. Kacee was a big part of our family and we all loved her unconditionally. She was so smart, so funny,so loving. And now she's in doggie heaven. You don't realize how much your pets mean to you until they're gone. Kacee will certainly be missed.