Arnold Schwarzenegger famously compared lifting weights to an orgasm. There is something very sexual about going to the gym. The endorphins, the testosterone generation, the confidence you get in your body's appearance, Arnold was right there is a lot of overlap between sex and working out. While it may not be for everybody's taste, I … Continue reading Sex and the Gym
I used to be a pretty social person. Kind of grew up a nerd, but things broke loose in my 20s and I became very outgoing, particularly when fueled by alcohol. Would always be down to go out to dinner, go to a club, watch sports, whatever. I deliberately lived in walking distance of the … Continue reading Antisocial
This is a continuation from here: https://starandlotus.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/bar-fight-3/ I don't exactly remember when I did, but at some point that weekend (I'm guessing the following morning) I called and told my work supervisor. It's kind of a obligatory thing in the military to report something like that up the chain of command. Admittedly my face was … Continue reading Bar Fight #4
Till death do us part, right? Recently a friend was discussing an acquaintance who had broken up with his girlfriend because "he was no longer physically attracted to her." My friend thought this was shallow. It may be, but I also thought it kind of made sense, if you aren't attracted, why stay together? Although … Continue reading When should a marriage end?
This is a self-improvement post. See all here: https://starandlotus.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/self-improvement/ In this day and age, who doesn't have a love/hate relationship with caffeine? Life is so fast paced, a little help to stay energized and focus can't hurt, right? I've been off and on addicted to caffeine since college. I was really badly addicted to diet … Continue reading Caffeine
Which is a harder, being broken up with or having to do the breakup? Being broken up with, especially by someone you care about and liked, can really suck. It's heart wrenching to go through, and you're just left with a big hole in your life. There is an endless stream of self-questioning and doubt, … Continue reading Breaking up
When is it appropriate to stay in contact with an ex lover? Generally there seems to be three reasons people stay in contact with an ex: 1) you genuinely want to be friends with them, 2) you use them for backup attention/self validation/hookup, or 3) you want to restart a relationship with them. 1 and 3 … Continue reading Staying in contact with an Ex
As a military member, I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with patriotism. I do love my country, and I took an oath to support and defend the constitution, which I take seriously. However, blind patriotism, and appeals to outright nationalism, I see as very dangerous. Often times statements like that are for domestic political … Continue reading Patriotism
Always a fun conversation during first dates, trying to feel each other out, trying to not come across as a weirdo. There really are only a few objectives for a first date 1) are you at least somewhat attracted to each other and 2) could you actually see yourselves spending more time together. So how much do … Continue reading So, what do you like to do for fun?
This is a continuation from: https://starandlotus.wordpress.com/2017/05/15/bar-fight-2/ Well, the guy and his girlfriend got arrested and taken away by the police. I had slowly realized that I really should get medical treatment. My friend offered to drive me to the hospital. It's a little hazy, but I remember it being a really late night. I did get seen … Continue reading Bar Fight #3