13 July 2010

An introduction to the man behind the blog, or: god forbid i ever make this an "about me" on a social networking site. PART 1

Well fuck but ain't life just grand?  It's almost noon, which means I've been awake twelve hours now, and I'm drunk, to boot.  I was taking a shit earlier and realized(1) that I haven't written anything since maybe january (or was it earlier?(2)) excepting, of course some half-assed, bitter, drunken(3) missive(4), hastily assembled(5) and sent as a facebook message to my ex-girlfriend(6), who, if y'all'll allow me to digress momentarily, is a tawdry harlot cunt-fucking-shitbag whore who left me the day after our second anniversary for my best friend(7), who I was to later find had been actively pursuing, seducing, and finally fucking said tawdry harlot cunt-fucking-shitbag whore girlfriend for a year; and who is - the ex - more than a year later still the cause of more than a few hangups, interpersonal relationship-wise, and, despite all logical, rational reasons for me to feel otherwise is still the object of my affections, devotion, love, blah blah blah(8).

And but so anyways how the hell do I call myself a writer when I let a half-year elapse without so much as goddamn jot or tittle of ink committed to paper; without the click-clack of keys at a terminal(9)?  Of course, it's not been a lack of ideas behind my inactivity, I posses if anything a surfeit of them(10).  Nor do I feel that my (admittedly rampant) regimen of drug and alcohol use significantly contributed to this period of inactivity in letters(11), seeing as how all my writing is done while drunk, about things that happened while drunk(12).  And I certainly don't think simple laziness played a large part, though it certainly has its part to play in all of my underachieving.  In fact, I can't really pinpoint why I haven't done more writing, because writing is my, if not primary, then certainly most efficient(13) means of self-analysis; the method by which I distill my variegated whims, thoughts, fantasies, observations, critiques, etc. into cogent, comprehensible narratives easily examined to provide maximum insight into my psyche.  All of this is, of course, to say that I have no clue what to write about, except that I know I need to write something.  I've got eight 8.5"x11" pages to fill, and come Hell Itself or high water, I ain't gonna allow myself to stop 'till they're done(14).  Sleep's for the weak anyways.  I suppose lets get some bullshit scene-setting and general info outta the way so I can get back to doing what I do best:  self-deprecating, misogynistic, misanthropic complaints about women and my failures with them.  So, let's dive in, shall we?

Notes and Errata

1.  Opined, pondered, lamented?
2.  Now that I'm here at the computer I can see it was January 27th.
3.  But do I ever write sober?  Perish the thought!  I mean but goddamn how often am I sober, anyways?
4.  Screed?   I like that word!
5.  Again, aren't they all?
6.  Which reads as follows(all spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and formatting errors kept as in original):
i de-friended you on facebook last night, after we finished talking. it felt good. then. now, i regret it. i miss you. i miss talking to you. i miss my best friend. i miss being happy.

i fucking hate that when i get all depressed like this that you're still the first person i think of calling up to talk to. i fucking despise you, and yet you are probably the only person i feel comfortable talking to about my emotions. and, baby, there are a lot of emotions in my fucked up little head right now. i want to know your secret. how did you turn off your feelings for me so qucikly? i've heard it said that getting over a relationship takes about half as long as it lasted. well, we're only a few days away from that and here i am right back where i started. i want to die. instead, i'm sure i'll get right back to drowning my sorrows and refusing to actually deal with it, with myself. the haze that was this year was still the most miserable year of my life (most likely because i didn't deal with any of it, just crawled deeper into the whiskey bottle). and you, you managed to go from telling me you loved me to becoming engaged to him in like ten days. or less. fuck you, how'd you pull it off?

i was on myspace today, and i was looking at all the old mail i have, and the first message you sent me was on there. we never exchanged numbers, i guess, and you found me through poobert's myspace. then, of course i got sucked in to reading them all, like a fucking moron. i cried when i read what you sent me from italy. of course that just got me running in a whole string of solipsism.
i wonder if you still think about me?
do you ever miss me?
does he make you happier than i did?
is he better in bed?
what did i do wrong?
have i been deluding myself into thinking that i'm getting better? fucked if i know. but what i do know is this: i'm really scared. i'm scared of myself scared of approaching women scared of relationships scared of this happening again and again and again and again because it keeps happening, this story just keeps going on and on and on.

i met a girl a few weeks ago. she is really cute with perky little tits and a great ass and she has a david foster wallace tattoo on her arm and so obviously she loves books like i do (like you do) and we talk really easily with each other and i can't for the life of me figure out how to approach her. the night i met her i got drunk and was full of liquid courage and used the same played out "can i take you out to coffee sometime" line that got you and i got her number and i bet it would have worked too if i hadn't dreamed about you that night. if i hadn't realized i was just pursuing you all over again and that it would all end the same way and she would end up just leaving me for my best friend again, maybe it would even last longer this time since i'm working (hahahahah what a fucking joke that is i sell weed and barely make enough to buy myself cigarettes and beer every night) and but besides i'm homeless and i only own one pair of shoes one shirt one pair of jeans a hoodie and my leather and i'm sure that would get old quick and so i never called and instead i just show up to her work like some pathetic fuckbag shell of a real man, hanging on the idea that maybe she'll just fall madly in love with me because i'm not like the douchebags i see her flirt with there when she's off and i actually read books but really what good is that?

anyhow the point is i can't take this anymore. i can't take having you in my life, but i can't seem to get rid of you. so thats why i hope you understand that after this i don't ever want to talk to you again or hear from you again or see you again but i needed to get this off my chest before i did.

i love you and will miss you every day, even if i do hate you. congratulations on your wedding. i hope it goes well, i'm sure you will be beautiful and everyone will have lots of fun and you and him will have a wonderful life together. sorry to be a downer. but hey, knowing you, it won't take you long to get over it.
7.  At the time
8.  Sorry 'bout that.  Had to get it out there, ya'know?
9.  Oh yeah, so I guess I did write some stuff besides the pathetic "I still love you" letter, to wit:  a two page paper on the art installation Spiral Jetty, 8+ pages on the Olmec's colossal head sculptures at Teōtīhuacān - both hired gigs for a friend who is in school for art history or some such nonsense - and, something in the area of two handwritten pages about RVA for a friend's as-yet-unpublished zine about life in Richmond

10.  Which i will try to list now off the top of my head:
  • Why I Drink
  • Why RVAMag is horrible
  • The Saddle Sore's "Mathlete's Revenge" alleycat race is neither decadent nor depraved
  • Cycleslaughterama 2010:  Did the "Bros" finally win?
  • All Hail Four Loko!:  an ode to alcopop
and also some show reviews and of course ideas, character studies, plotlines, etc. for my fictionalized autobiographical novel (and godfuckingdamnit but I hate being part of that aspiring-writer "blah blah blah my novel blah blah blah" cliché), tentatively titled Clayton's Despair.
11.  I mean, I probably haven't been sober much more than a month or so, cumulatively, in the past 5 years!

12.  See note 3, and also the title of this blog
13.  And I don't think "efficient" is quite the right word for it, but I mean, I've let myself get out of practice; for God's sake I've been using double contractions like "y'all'll", and questioning whether I mean "who" or "whom", "its" or "it's" - things I know when I write regularly!
14.  I was writing this by hand.  And while neither hell nor high water came, hand cramps did.  I got about half of the pages filled.  Oh well.

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