Hey Pubski. The Makers 46 on the rocks with a touch of bitters hit the spot last night, so let's keep those rolling in. When I'm down to a finger get another one set up...
Turns out there has been a secret network of women keeping a list of "bad men" (assault, rape, creepiness, etc.) in my community for several years. Over the last week, this has entirely toppled an arts organization I am very fond of, and has ousted quite a large number of people from the community.
I've checked in with the women I have had interactions with over the last decade or so, and they have all given me the gold star. So I'm apparently one of the "good men", and not in danger of being ejected.
Instead, I am leaving on my own.
I have done what I can to help, listen, witness, and speak of how things were handled when I was in a leadership role, and why certain things happened the way they did. But, in every case, I can do no right. In fact, even not-doing is failing to do the right thing.
So I'm tapping out.
And that's probably a good thing. I am a straight, white, middle-aged, porky, married man. I have little to offer this particular community any more, so I have decided to spend my time elsewhere...
Since I'm gonna be 50 in less than a year, I figured I'd go Keto to begin the weight loss, then yoga for flexibility, and finally do a little muscle toning through minor weight lifting and aerobic exercise.
Started on Monday.
Stats: 268 lbs, 5' 10" tall, sedentary lifestyle and work environment. My BMI chart says I should be 160-165lbs, which is funny, because I was 175 in high school when I was wearing jeans with a 27-inch waist.
So realistically, I can probably get around 220 and hold it there, healthily. So that's my goal. 50lbs in 11 months.
Man... my life is good. Great marriage. Great home. Great job. Great pay. Great benefits. Great dog. Great family. Even have some savings and a 401k.
But my country is an utter embarrassment, and everything I have worked for and put my heart in to throughout my life - basically, let's just keep our nose out of other people's business, and let them get on with their life in their own way - is coming tumbling down under the forces of idiocy and small-mindedness in the world.
Yeah, I am completely insulated from all of this, and will be fine no matter what happens.
But it just bums me out that "my fellow Americans" are such a bunch of dicks.
Time to delete all the social media, and let the world burn. I have no rat in this race.