Trav's One Year Anniversary! Ho Ho Ho!  

travelingintexas 41M
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6/27/2006 8:09 pm
Trav's One Year Anniversary! Ho Ho Ho!


Historically, ol’ Trav has cyclical depression every year around the 4th of July. (Bear with me here for a second will ya? Let me set this up!) have no clue why nor when it gets right down to it, do I care. Why do I start out mentioning this small fact? The reason, my babies, is that exactly one year ago, at 3AM in the morning, on June 26th, 2005, my journey here on the blogs of this site began. I had no idea what I had just gotten myself in to. The shady halls of the corridors known as Blogland was to become my home and was a major part of helping me go from a state of total despair and desolation to redemption and newness of life.

Some of you don’t know me. Some of you have become as close as sisters and brothers. Those that know me know and understand that at certain milestones I tell my story in the light of current day events. I have done so previously and as I was driving down the road last night, feeling the effects, fighting and winning against my seasonal depression, the realization of what took place exactly one year ago dawned on me.

I had an affair. One of many. I had just lost my job, lost my home, lost my family and everything I owned. I sat in a Starbucks in Temple, Texas on I-35, logged on to this site and started writing. I swore I would write everything I felt except I would leave out politics and religion. I was suicidal. Amazingly so. Rather than check in to the “get help now” wing of the hospital, I wrote. Those early blogs are some of the most painful moments of my life, shared with each of you with as close to a description to my true emotions as possible. Had I any idea that the next year would be the most painful year of my life, I am not sure blogging would have salved the wound. However, denial in those early stages was a beautiful thing and may have saved me.

So I wrote. Gawd, did I ever write. I wrote in the midst of depression, pain, sadness, joy, fear, anger, lust, love, hatred of myself, hatred of everyone else, bitterness and I touched on every emotion I believe is known to man. I wrote in humor.

See my friends, somewhere along the way, who “Trav” is had disappeared from my real life. Life had knocked him down, beat him up, spit him out and left him on deaths door.

I have changed to my original picture. It took about 6 months to ever show my face here. This picture was taken in South Padre Island last year and I slapped a blue dot on my face. I never would have guessed what that blue dot would mean to me. The latest Hulk Smurf picture is a variation of my original one. It shows a different person altogether.

I was torn asunder emotionally and mentally a year ago. I didn’t know up from down. So I started writing. The funny thing is, as I had my head down over my laptop keyboard and wrote at 3AM in Starbucks every night, I made friends. Without me even realizing they were doing it, certain individuals came upon me broken and lifeless in the streets (Thanks Night for this analogy, it has always fit my time here well) and brought me inside and nursed me to health. A certain blonde from California named BarbieBunny was the first to appear in my life. She befriended me immediately, sat up late at night on the phone with me, nursed my wounds, spoke softly to me, fell asleep with me at night and kicked my ass when needed. I have no qualms whatsoever telling any of this because she knows how I feel about her. I love that woman. There is no doubt in my mind that if Bunny could leave California or I could leave Texas, I would have found my kindred spirit. She is responsible for me even being here today, as she watched vigil over me those first few weeks, and for the rest of my life, I will be grateful to her. Cruella, I love you.

Next came a guy named 5er. Many of you know him as Citizen_Five. Brilliant writer, consummate hard ass. The man started blogging a few weeks after I did and we ran circles around people on this site, toilet papering other peoples blogs, causing problems and he always got in trouble and I never did. I love me some 5er. Thanks my friend.

About the same time I found someone that forever changed my life in ways I cannot even begin to describe to each of you. Womenlooking4fun came on the scene, stole the show with her sexiness in the blogs but stole my heart by being my Jezzy. Never before had I met someone so much like me, so aggravating and annoying, so soft in spirit, so willing to fight, so willing to love and so willing to give freely of herself even though she had been hurt countless ways before. Jenna or whatever name she is going by this week (love ya) put her on loan to me, circled around me like a wolf, called me Tex, called me shithead and played mediator to our fighting. Folks, when Jezzy and I fight, everyone knows it, they just don’t know they know it. On the phone, on the blogs, on the messenger software, its an all out redneck brawl when we get in to it. And I lose every time. She’s a little woman and can bring me to my knees without really trying but I wouldn’t have her any other way. I am an ass but I am her ass.

These three where the reason in those early days of blogging that I even survived. To you three, from the bottom of my heart, I love you and thank you with everything I am. It is because of you three that my children even have a father today.

A new time began as things do in real life and the real world. Bunny got busy but was still around, 5er got busy with real world commitments, there was drama on my blog that had everyone lined up against everyone else. (Imagine that.) Jezzy quit for the 4,587 time and they moved so I heard from her less and less. Because of the huge “Blog War” we had just endured I said goodbye to the blogs and left. I received hundreds of emails asking me to stay, from people I had never even heard of and the support was amazing. However, one email really stood out. A certain blogger from Sheepland aka New Zealand emailed me out of the blue and where everyone else was giving heart felt “please don’t go” emails, his email was two words.

“Ya Homo!”

I had just met the illustrious Bulging_boy. At a time when everyone else was busy with life, I found a loser that could sit up late with me because 3AM to me was his noon or something. His laughter and bullshit was exactly what I needed. Why? Because I am a man of laughter and bullshit. Two peas in a pod. Sophomoric humor was our thing. We got each other. Half a world away, this man stayed up with me and made me smile at a time I needed it. Wanna know a secret? He still does. Poor fool, paid for a international text message today to just call me a Munter. What you may or may not know about Bulging_boy is he is one of the most compassionate men you will ever meet in your life. He has Skyped with me as I wept. Sat quietly as I had my heart ripped out and he and liblonde make up a fast talking, cussing every other word, laugh having major part of my cheerleading section. Let me tell you a story about Bulge. He called me at work last week. Poor receptionist, all she knew was some guy with a crazy accent that talked really fast was asking for his boyfriend. She didn’t know what to make of him or me after that.

DaphneR. My Chief of Staff. I don’t even know how to describe her to you properly without doing her injustice. I could describe the hours she sat holding me, encouraging me, building me up, finishing my sentences and being my right hand woman. She knows what I need before I know it. She knows who I am before I do. She is exactly what I needed at exactly the right time. When we first met in Washington DC, there was no question our relationship carried over into real life. This woman knows me in and out. I don’t know how she does it, I just know that she does. I love you Daph.

Liblonde! That poor, poor girl. They must have something in the water to make people want to stay halfway around the world from civilization, but she wants it. She’s the example of the woman I one day want to meet. I can’t wait to find the woman that will fly to my “New Zealand” to be with me. Liblonde was the first human contact I had between June and November-ish. (No, not like that you pervs.) She was the example that was always a year ahead and was my living, breathing example that there was life after death. Always rooting for me, always saying “Go Team!” I count her as one of my biggest fans and she knows I am her biggest fan.

Bardicman See, I have an analogy for all of us clique (insert rolled eyes here) types. Bard was the older brother. Outgoing as can be. Funny as hell and brilliant to behold, he was constantly going around fixing the shit the younger of us three broke.Otherwise known as me. The man gave everything he was to me without question. We fought, we cried, we covered the entire range of emotions and never did he falter or become something besides who he claimed to be. Bard, behind his humor, kept me sane and kept me grounded.

[blog sj365] My voice of reason. Her wit and humor constantly saved the day. No one else could ever slap me and help me at the same time. If I had to describe the way SJ made me feel it would be accepted without expectation. I love the fact that SJ loves the ugliness of this world. Something I don’t do easily. She gets it and it humbles me to know her.

[blog 1hotwahine] AHHHHH What to say about her! We had a rocky start. However, we have had a brilliant middle game together. This woman “gets” me. She makes me think, challenges me, allows me to be who I am and never, ever judges me for my actions. Our relationship is amazingly close in a short period of time. She is a rock in a rolling sea and I thank God everyday for her. I could say I was gonna be an ice farmer in Alaska and I would have the biggest cheerleader in the world when it comes to her.

Oh there are others. People I want to thank and I will thank them over the next couple of days but for the sake of space in this post I cant keep going on. Imp and Ky, Saint and Diggy, Carress and Goddessofthedawn and others that have touched my life in amazing ways. Some of you I have never met. Some of you are gone, some of you I don’t know.

However, I believe with all my heart that those that find their way to the blogs are part of what I like to call the Walking Wounded. Real life has nailed us all somehow and crazily, we end up in this part of the world and write about it.

This weekend I move into my new house. In the midst of what is traditionally a hard time for me, I am having the time of my life. In the next week or so Bunny is coming to go shopping with me. I am buying furniture, paper plates, towels and other things to create a new home.

Where once I was a broken shell, with a person stuffed down deep inside that I really liked but couldn’t release, I am now whole. “Trav” was that hidden person. Suppressed. Kept down. Through all of this, my writing here allowed me to release the person I truly am and become him once again in reality. Trav has shown up and no longer is it a alter ego or hidden persona if you will, but the released personality of a broken man brought back to life.

In the garage of my new home, friends and family will gather as I will be building it out to create a full bar. It will be clean with chairs, tables, cold drinks and a place for people to gather and laugh. Over my full length bar that I will be building in the next week or so, to honor the completion of a year of hell and back, I will be hanging a large, blue neon sign that says “The Traveling Tavern.”

Goofy? Perhaps.

Significant to me? Bet yer ass.

Plus, its my damn house and I’ll do as I please.

Thank you for reading. Thank you for staying around and putting up with my bullshit. Thank you for being a friend when I didn’t have one. Thank you for accepting me unconditionally and always playing along.

Here’s to another year.

Maybe? Perhaps?

Who knows... that road has yet to be traveled.


For some reason the links stopped working on the other names. Who knows why. Sorry guys and gals.

norprin5 55M

6/27/2006 8:35 pm

major congrats, dude - big thumbs up

now d'ya think ya can stop bein' such a hoser?

King Nor XVIII


saddletrampsk 54F

6/27/2006 8:37 pm

Congrats on your new, improved life Trav..don't let the depression get you down again sweety


want2play926 45F

6/27/2006 8:58 pm

Huge Cheer for you!!

You have a wonderful group of friends that are more like family...a blessed man you are Trav!

This is one of the first pics I remember when I first got on the blogs here....how time flies!

Hope you and Bunny have a great time together....It sounds like lots of fun!

I think the sign is a great touch to the place


deliciousngood 64F
1666 posts
6/27/2006 9:06 pm

SOMe of us have watched from the sidelines but silently cheering you on all the while! Yer a good kid Trav~

Luv,

Alice


rm_cockmerollme 45F
1223 posts
6/27/2006 9:10 pm

Mazel Tov.

Hope all goes the way it's supposed to.

LET'S GO METS!!!


keithcancook 60M
17841 posts
6/27/2006 9:20 pm

This was a wonderful testament to the power of BlogLand and the folks who gather here.

Congratulations on your first year of blogging here...

Blog On!


LustyTaurus 48M  
21253 posts
6/27/2006 9:29 pm

Congrats Trav...I like and agree with the "Walking Wounded"...I know its true for me when I came here.

It's good to have a house, so congrats on that too...


PassionKisses4Me 44F

6/27/2006 9:34 pm

Glad you have come so far sweetie and that you had amazing friends to help you along your journey

Warm hugs and soft kisses

Becky


~Becky~


rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
6/27/2006 10:55 pm

I love you too Brat.

Now, on a side note ... I thought I started blogging first. Too funny, you were here 2 days before me. My one year is the 28th.


Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


Nightguy_1961 55M
4866 posts
6/27/2006 11:21 pm

Trav,

Anytime you come wandering in the shadows, holla.....I'm usually nearby...and I know this bar in Blogville where the cocktail waitresses have such nice....

Err...maybe later

Hang tough...

NG61...slipping back into the shadows...


TravelinsAuntPat 50F

6/27/2006 11:57 pm

OH I SEE WHO IS GETTING TO GO SHOPPING WITH YOU FOR THE PAPER PLATES AND BEAN BAG CHAIR YOU STIFFED ME ON THAT ONE...... THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO DO THAT TOGETHER. OH WELL SIGH!!!!!!!!!


willing2tryit42 40M
1141 posts
6/28/2006 2:11 am

Congrats, good luck, and thanks for showing us there is a road to travel on!!!!!!


cookiequeen1000 53F

6/28/2006 5:26 am

Cudos for making through the darkness. You are blessed with many angels and its nice to see/read your appreciation of your angels. Where would we be without them?

Conga-rats on the new house. Hopefully you'll post a pic of the new bar once its completed. i can just see the blue neon now.

You've come a long way baby.


Addy19742 43F

6/28/2006 11:17 am

Happy Anniversary! What a great crew of people! I am so glad you found them and them you. It sounds like you have definitely moved mountains! Congrats! {=}


absolutelynormal 56F
6563 posts
6/28/2006 11:56 am

Today I am where you were, I'm not always like this but today I am. So, I can relate to how you felt and how you feel about this place. You give me, and others too I'm sure, hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and that it's not a train coming to mow me down. Congratulations and thanks, Trav Mac


Looking4sex44240 54F

6/28/2006 12:52 pm

It's my first time reading your blog. I enjoyed it very much. I can relate to everything you wrote. Congrats on your house and happy anniversary.


rm_herestill 56M

6/28/2006 1:03 pm

I have enjoyed your blogging since sometime last fall,congrats on the new home.Sounds like the first house warming party will be a good one!


pretty_blue_eyes 38F
2091 posts
6/28/2006 1:05 pm

Congratulations on your anniversary. I'm glad that there was something around to help you on your feet and I'm sure all the friends you've mentioned in your blog are close and dear to you.


CastsAetasPoets 52F

6/28/2006 1:19 pm

Don't you just love second chances? Congrats and glad you came out of the darkness.


barbiebunny 36F
5597 posts
6/28/2006 1:25 pm

Get in line behind Me aunt pat..unless you wanna pay for it

Trav..cant wait
Bunz xo

Its good to be...ME


rm_PurryKitty2 48M/50F
9753 posts
6/28/2006 1:34 pm

Just wanted to say that I am glad you are here and Congrats on one year!!!! I really hope we get to see you again sometime soon baby!

Purry {=}

Purry


Yours_2_Corrupt 39F

6/28/2006 2:13 pm

Congrats on everything sweetheart! You certainly deserve the brighter side of things in life. Your blog has always been one of my favorites and quite often a great place to visit on those days when laughter is so badly needed. I know I seldom say anything, but then that's just me. Try to sneak in and out through the back door of this place, without too much attention if possible (usually). Thanks for being there without knowing it...

T


rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
6/28/2006 2:46 pm


i love your guts


GoddessOfTheDawn 105F
11240 posts
6/28/2006 3:03 pm


congratz on the year

you sure have travelled a long way....


multitasksextoy 59M  
3511 posts
6/28/2006 4:34 pm

Hope you have many more,years that is!!!


digdug41 49M

6/28/2006 5:21 pm

Trav after our I.M. last week and you telling me of all the good things that are hap'n for ya, I could only say thank GOD. I never realized even through your humor that you were in so much pain until around christmas and the e-mail you sent me, do you remember? thats why I took it and I got to see for real that I wasn't the only one who was goin through it man, so I am very happy to be among the peeps you mentioned who have given you a lil something to grow on and you to have given me alot too, so with that said coz I dont wanna be a mushy dude here congrats and I wish you nothing but the best man.

roaming the cyber streets of blogland


rm_ruby48323 72F
18 posts
6/28/2006 5:36 pm

More good wishes from the sidelines and congratulations, too. Your blog was the first on my watched list. Always look forward to what you have to say. Hope you stick around for a long, long time. Proud of how far you've come since the beginning. The best is yet to be.


twirly_girl 47F

6/28/2006 5:51 pm

All good things come to those who wait.
Isn't that how the phrase goes?
Hope this next 12 months are even
better for you.


-Nikki


TXBITCH2006 49F

6/28/2006 6:22 pm

Forget about the next 12 months....I hope you have wonderful times, the best of friends, incredible love, fantastic sex and everything you desire for all the years to come Sending you a big Texas hug darlin'.


007sexy40plus 51F  
7603 posts
6/28/2006 6:47 pm

I cant believe you forgot the woman who "busted" your balls. Damn, But you know I love ya babe. Glad you are still around this place and still alive and kicking.

Congrats, sugar!

007sexy/S10

I am the real deal! "Come Get Me!!!"


sexyariesgirl 57F

6/28/2006 6:51 pm

Found my way here from LT's blog.....Happy Anniversary!

"Walking Wounded".....yep sounds VERY familiar! Blogland is a WONDERFUL place.....HUGGS

Power To FOK


SacredStarDance

6/28/2006 7:04 pm

well even though you let me know you did not appreciate my blogs..lusty sent me..and I'm glad I did stop bye.. congrats on your new life..happy you found true freindship here that help you through tuff times. wishing you the best.

under the stars
We choose to write
you choose what you comprehend.
read twice and be nice
every key stroke... has a heart beat


JaniSux 44F

6/28/2006 7:45 pm

CONGRATS ON YOUR YEAR!!

Janie


redmartinigirl 43F

6/28/2006 8:09 pm

A very well stated testimony. Cheers to you, Trav!


PurplePeach72 44F  
9199 posts
6/28/2006 9:14 pm

    Quoting LustyTaurus:
    Congrats Trav...I like and agree with the "Walking Wounded"...I know its true for me when I came here.

    It's good to have a house, so congrats on that too...
That sexy man sent me here for the 1st time and I'm mightly impressed. This is my 1st read of your blog and a very apporpriate one to start on. I also agree with the "walking Wounded" theory.

Happy One Year Anniversary to you here in Blogville! Glad you're here.

Congrats on the house & I love the bar sign idea! I can mix a mean, Pink Pussy, Pink Panty Pull-down, or a GreenAppleSour.
{=}LeeAnn

Kisses,
LA


rm_Ellenback 58F
966 posts
6/28/2006 9:24 pm

Yep, we're all like zombies when we first come here, hurt by life, kicked in the noogats a few times, dealing with a lot of fuckchops, and somehow, in some way, writing pulls us all out of the shit mire, and places us back on our feet again. It's actually a strange, weird, wild way of therapy...

I'm happy for ya Trav!

(((softboobyhugs)))

Elle


Steel_Legs 59M/F

6/29/2006 12:41 am

Trav,
Amazing! They say in any creative endeavor "talent and honesty will always win out." You are living proof. You post a multiple page, emotion filled, nearly humorless, piece with out mention of various sex acts, naked co-eds/strippers, or any tales of you getting laid yourself and you have 40 or so comments (and who knows how many views), on the day after the posting.

You story is remarkable, not just for it's content, but for the glaringly harsh truth reflecting off the pain of your words.

About tomorrow... how about something funny - - - PLEASE!

Steel_Legs (Steel)
Lee


bulging_boy 49M

6/29/2006 3:24 am

Mate,

I dunno what to say except I'm looking forward to giving you a hug.

so long as you don't grab my cock.

Ya big Homo.

LOL


rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
6/29/2006 4:27 am

Eh, you're just sucking up to us because you've been a dickhead again lately.


Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


Seriously_Real 48M

6/29/2006 6:18 am

What a year, eh? I hear ya, man. I hear ya.

Glad to see it didn't finish you off.

--Seriously


HBowt2 59F

6/29/2006 6:41 am

congrats on your year.....and what a year it has been...watched ya grow....and you did it well......


rm_sheople 45M
42 posts
6/29/2006 11:05 am

Just a castaway, an island lost at sea, oh
Another lonely day, with no one here but me, oh
More loneliness than any man could bear
Rescue me before I fall into despair, oh

Ill send an s.o.s. to the world
Ill send an s.o.s. to the world
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
Message in a bottle, yeah
Message in a bottle, yeah

A year has passed since I wrote my note
But I should have known this right from the start
Only hope can keep me together
Love can mend your life but
Love can break your heart

Ill send an s.o.s. to the world
Ill send an s.o.s. to the world
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
Message in a bottle, yeah
Message in a bottle, yeah

Walked out this morning, dont believe what I saw
Hundred billion bottles washed up on the shore
Seems Im not alone at being alone
Hundred billion castaways, looking for a home

Ill send an s.o.s. to the world
Ill send an s.o.s. to the world
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
Message in a bottle, yeah
Message in a bottle, yeah

Sending out at an s.o.s.
Sending out at an s.o.s...

-Sting & Police


themisskrissy 56F
2302 posts
6/29/2006 11:58 am

i have skirted around your orbit for several months... having some friends in common...
i admit to not adding you to my 'watched" list..
i have read with interest this post..
we all have our stories to tell, our demons to defeat and our friends to be grateful for..
i am glad you found yours here, as have i!

bless you and good luck on your continuing journey!

Virtue Alone Ennobles


HotTXpussy4U 48F

6/29/2006 2:21 pm

I think most people start out blogging when there is upheaval in their every day world. I didn't know what a blog was. I had been on this site for 6 months before I found my way to the blogs. I read for a few weeks...still unsure if I wanted to put my thoughts on life in general down in words for the world to read. I had seen where some comments left were not so nice...but ya know, everyone has their opinion.

So I did it - - whilst starting my divorce proceedings....I started to blog. And one of the first people to comment on my blogs.. WAS YOU! And with your words of encouragement and thoughts to ponder. I stayed - this place called Blogland is my second home. No matter what I am feeling or thinking about - I feel I can have my say here. And the only 2 subjects I won't write about or respond with comments to are Religion and Politics.

I'm still here....typing away at my ponderances of the day or week. I'm never at the top of the watched list...but I don't know what I'd do if my ever faithful commenters weren't there. They are more than just names and ID's - they are my friends!

Happy Anniversary sweetie....blogland would not be the same without you!

{=}


MOfunNOWWOW 55F

6/29/2006 3:43 pm

Congrats and wonderful post. Amazing place and love the post! {=}


MOMO
just a squirrel trying to get a nut


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
6/29/2006 4:48 pm

You always have a profound way of tugging at my heart. Pulling me in with your words, and always have a huge impact on how I feel when I am done reading your blogs.

You've come a long way baby! Good luck in your new home, and I hope that one day I'll be able to find The Traveling Tavern and have a beverage with you. Can I bring my boyfriend?

You make me smile today and feel the love you have for your dear blogging friends. We thank God for them, because we still have YOU.

DustStormDiva


fantasylover_05 62M

6/30/2006 4:44 am

Trav

What a powerful and inspirational post!!!

I truly NEEDED to read this TODAY!!! You have absolutely no idea how very much I needed to read this today!

And from the bottom of my heart (and I am sure collectively everyone's hearts)...

I THANK YOU TRAV!!!


rm_goddess1946 106F
13518 posts
6/30/2006 12:12 pm

appreciating who you are and a happy anniversary hug {=}

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...
{=}


EyeCandy33333 44F
761 posts
6/30/2006 9:03 pm







I hope you dance!


rm_gata11459 58F
10597 posts
7/1/2006 7:40 am

trav.. funny how people here become some of the most important in our lives isnt it? how they save us and we save them, and just pull each other thru it.. you have some great friends, and they have found a great one in you xoxo happy anniversary to you xoox gata

Peace xxx K


ella1966 50F
1528 posts
7/1/2006 8:06 am

Trav, I have been where you have been, and I have a little "cyber" anniversaries of my own and narrowly avoided a little trip to the psych ward myself. My blog is full of the same ol' shit, and then the other day I have some sista who must have been jealous of my pic (because that is when she visited - not the kitty, but the feral feline) starts shitting on me because of my blog. What a sista! I don't think I will have many friends on here, partly like 'coz of where I live and I am gonna be on here 'til the day I croak it, I reckon, but as you say, "Blog the fuck on!"


MamChelle 48F  
1443 posts
7/1/2006 9:56 am

You're welcome...and thanks for making me laugh when i felt like crying. In the last ten months i read but never commented, till now. *hugs* Funny..seems there are still guys in the world that can make me smile with out spanking me. chelle


Notfunanymore 105F
10289 posts
7/1/2006 4:46 pm

Trav, I read Lusty's post on ya and came over to check you out again.
Me...... the former, kelly402005..... I always thought you were picking on me. I thought you were a big ole' bully.
Maybe you aren't after all....

~~~ I am glad you're life has changed for the better and everything is looking up!

Life has this stupidass way of throwing us shit..... I'm knee deep in it!

........ whatever!


rm_kelli4u2dew 41F
5220 posts
7/2/2006 9:30 am

Well, dunno what to say. Like this pic better. Glad you're in a better place, but your blog isn't quite as entertaining as when I started on here and you were so manic. Wish you'd stop by a little more often ... I know, we're both busy and locked up in our real worlds. Take care, and have fun, ok?


helga_hansen 49F  
1987 posts
7/2/2006 11:26 am

Pffffttt! What kinda crappy excuse is that??? Huh? Huh? You don't write... you don't call! So I'm left alone here, with my freckles, and you're off thanking the bloody world!

Seriously though, D... so glad to read that the world is treating you right. 'Bout bloody time too. I remember those dark days, when your angst was crying out from your blogs. What a difference a year has made, hhmmm?

One day, soon, I'd like to have a Big Mac Breakfast with you... oh, heck, let's just do the whole bloody menu. I'll watch your room for you while you're gone.

Congratulations on a year, Tex... and a big (((hug))) and kiss to you from me.

Love and misses

♥♥Miss Freckles♥♥

PS. What's your number so I can ring up and confuse the receptionist by telling her you're my lil' brother...


Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥


rm_macallan4u 46M
968 posts
7/2/2006 5:21 pm

That's one hell of a journey my friend! I've always enjoyed your writing and humour.

Cheers.


amoldenough 70F
16436 posts
7/4/2006 3:56 pm

Isn't it amazing how people come into our lives just when we need them the most. Congrats on the house and the anniversary

"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."


crazygurl2xx 57F

7/5/2006 5:59 pm

i am glad for you, trav.


rm_turtleBurp 44F
1273 posts
7/8/2006 3:39 pm

I remember seeing you and Bard around when i first started blogging... i haven't seen you much since so it kinda takes me back reading this. Blogland seemed massive and i remember thinking you two were dead popular... seems you'd already come a long way by then. It's good to see how many people this site has helped.


lustcurious42 56F

7/9/2006 7:32 pm

I was directed here by another blog that I read, and am glad that I came and visited. So much in blogland doesn't seem real to me yet I read this and I could feel you. The pain you've endured, the friends that you have made. Thank you for giving me the chance to read one of the deepest, heart-felt thank yous!!
I hope you continue to share more of yourself, because trust me, you're not the only one who feels certain things and I'm sure your words have helped others.


libgemOH 56M/52F

7/9/2006 8:09 pm

Congrats Trav!! And really cool post!! -B {=}


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