Intro

Hi, everyone. It’s been a long time. A very long time.

I have almost always had a diary. At first it was a paper one, then an online diary. I have trouble writing down my thoughts if I don’t, at least in theory, have an audience I’m talking to. Otherwise, it just feels like I’m shouting into the abyss.

My history is complicated. This diary is not about delving into the past, so I will be brief. I have traveled alot. I have lived in many more places, in different sub-cultures, than most people my age. Everyone has a different opinion on things in the U.S.; there is no โ€œmajority opinionโ€, despite what people will tell you. And, I was always the outsider. So, I kept my ideas to myself and learned to say what I meant while making it sound like I was saying what people wanted to hear.

Here, I will endeavor to be as open and honest as I can. Ask me anything, on any entry… I don’t always promise to answer, but my answers will always be true.

This diary will, at times, deal with depression, mental illness, and my (civilian) ptsd regarding both trauma from my childhood and about my young child. I will absolutely post trigger warnings at the top of entries. Please, please, skip any entry you that will lead you to worse mental/physical health.

That said, I hope to make friends here.


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May 13, 2020

Testing your ask you anything policy: What dinosaur would you want as a pet?

May 13, 2020

@smokedragon LOL @heffay is a great guy. He is funny and all. You gotta get used to him though eh Jeff? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

May 13, 2020

@heffay this question is asked soooooo much in my household. I have a dino obsessed 5 yr old.ย  For me it would have to be something that would fit in the house or yard and an herbivore. How about a Struthiomimus or Ankylosaurs?

May 14, 2020

@heffay I never really learned the names of most of the dinosaurs, beyond the typical, well-known ones. I like the Microraptor (because of the name, obviously, but also because it’s small and *probably* won’t eat me in my sleep). Birds are supposedly modern dinosaurs. If I had room for chickens in my tiny, suburban backyard, I would have some.

May 13, 2020

Tell me this my new friend, have you been to Canada? I am Sam and I come from a small northern town in Ontario. It’s not quite cottage country and nor is it city centred like Toronto. ๐Ÿ˜€

May 14, 2020

@littleavocado I will absolutely be your friend. I have been to Canada, but not the part you are from. I visited Victoria once, and it was beautiful. I, too, am somewhere between the city and country.

May 14, 2020

@smokedragon Cool. BC is nice. @jaythesmartone is from BC.

May 13, 2020

Hi! I too was here in the 2000s (2001 to 2014). Hope to read more from you.

May 14, 2020