||[Mar. 20th, 2002|02:04 pm]
The Veritable TechNinja
|||||J A Burnett - Aphrodite Oceanus||]|
Donate your wang
Spuds and Carrots working for better relationships
Attack of the exploding sewage truck
Austrian gameshow bungle
Shakespeare, the herbalist
Ahhh, nice. Went up to Lansing to give P some company and care while she's under the weather, and to go to Nyte's Thai get-together. That was rather fun, swapping g33k stories and touting my spice-tempered tongue (thanks to Tio's in A2 and a fiancee who grew up on Indian food). Everyone but Skippy I had met before, but it was cool to talk to them outside of a club atmosphere. Afterwards, we skated to the library, got some cold-fighting supplies, and went back. Amazing, you don't have to constantly go out on elaborate dates and throw money around to have a good time. I do sometimes feel a little chintzy for not doing such things, but I think overall I'm exceeding "maintenance requirements". Hell, I don't think there _are_ requirements any more, but that's no reason to let up. My parents basically became roommates that screw once they got married, I don't want the same to happen to us.
Doing things right is a lot harder than I thought it would be, and that's saying a lot. It's amazing to me just how much people are expected to put up with in relationships, how abysmal the average one is. I do my best to keep things above that lousy standard, I hope I do a decent job. I know I'm not the knight in shining armor I'd like to be, but it's pretty complicated to orchestrate that kind of perfection. Sometimes I worry too much, I think, and half of the time that's my downfall. However, my faith is definitely starting to improve, and that belief that it's going to work this time is getting stronger.