College dropoff – Sept 5, 2008


Here are Shannon, Andy, and Mark at Andy’s first college dorm. I believe we were dropping Andy off at school for the first time. Great Art courtesy of my old Olympus digital camera and part of my exclusive Shannon series.

That was an interesting trip. We did a little sightseeing before we went to school to drop Andy off. As soon as we got him settled in his room, though, he pretty much said goodbye and was done with us. So we left. I understand completely. I was really excited to get to school way back when and wanted to start meeting people and exploring.

Pretty good day today. I went live with the new PhotoDoc site this afternoon. I still don’t have the conference registration feature working, but I kind of have a placeholder and I think I can get it set up tomorrow. There’s also a bunch of beautification that has to be done, but it doesn’t keep the new site from being functional. And the old site was so bad that this is already a big improvement, I think. My Loyal Readers are welcome to have a look and tell me what they think.

I’m a little worried about telling my Loyal Readers about another thing that’s been going on, but I think it’ll be okay. As desperately as I miss Shannon and as deeply in love with her as I was, still am, and will always be, I’m already feeling lonely. I’ve been tending that loneliness by attending groups. I’ve really enjoyed the sushi group. I like the format of a small group at dinner together. There’s great conversation, great food, and lots of fun. The 40+ Singles group has some nice people, but their events tend to be large groups in noisy places, which just isn’t my style. I attended another of their events this afternoon and just didn’t enjoy it much.

The problem is that the group meetings don’t really satisfy my desire for one-on-one time with the fair sex. I love having somebody just to talk to and do things with. Mark’s fine as far as he goes, but it’s just not the same. So I decided to see if I could generate some interest by signing up on a couple of free dating apps. Huge step. I sent out several feelers to some women in my general age group who seemed normal, nice, and attractive, hoping to get maybe one or two positive responses. I’ve gotten a few so far. I’ve met a couple and discovered that there are normal, attractive, happy, well-adjusted ladies who might find me attractive too. I’m delighted and enjoying myself immensely.

Are you shocked, Loyal Readers? Is it too soon? It feels right to me and I don’t think it’s disrespectful or degrading to the love Shannon and I shared or to her memory. She asked me to move forward happily and without guilt. So that’s what I’m doing. Let me know if I’m out of line.

And I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking food violence news: apple fritter stabbing!

See you tomorrow.

One Response to “College dropoff – Sept 5, 2008”

  1. Paul Says:

    I think you are doing the right thing by living happily.

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