Tomorrow is my Birthday  

concretejock 39M
199 posts
9/10/2006 6:05 pm

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9/11/2006 6:57 am

Tomorrow is my Birthday

Well, tomorrow I will officially be 28 years old. I never imagined that I would be in Kentucky on my 28th birthday, but here I am...

I went on a drive earlier today and turned down a paved rural road just north of Muldraugh, KY. It was probably the most beautiful drive I've ever taken. But, my gas light lit up and it was time to turn around. The people are generally nice to 'outsiders', but they are not an open minded people. I, quite frankly, don't give a crap.

Still, I'm starting to feel pretty out of place here in Kentucky. The people here are very selective about their friends and social groups and this bugs me. It's highly based on socio-economic standing, race, and various other things. If you're bi-sexual, or gay, you're basically shunned. If you associate with people of different races, you're shunned... sometimes from both races. If you are poor, you don't associate with rich people. If you're rich, you don't associate with poor people, etc., etc., etc. This isn't what I'm accustomed to seeing. I don't give a crap whether you're straight, bi, or gay, whether you're white, black, hispanic, or asian, whether you're rich or poor, etc. The only thing I give a crap about is what is on the inside... what is in a person's heart.

It's only been a few days, but I'm already starting to see that this place is not where I would want to live the rest of my life.

It rained a lot this evening. A severe thunderstorm came through and dumped. I was out driving around looking for apartments. It's a lot more difficult to find something good here compared to Omaha. There are some good prices, yeah, but the apartments and the community around them are definitely not so good. There's a lot of drugs in the area where I'm at. The residential areas are older and there isn't much new construction. This is nothing like Lincoln or Omaha.

There's also nothing like the Shag, the Marquis, Club Nico, Patrick's, Billy Frogg's, Spotlight, The Rox, etc. The 'trendy' spot is in Louisville, called 4th Street Live. There's a couple other places... O'Malley's Corner and Phoenix Hill. I haven't been to the last two yet, but I was not impressed at all with 4th Street Live! The bars in Louisville might close down at 4am, but the atmosphere is definitely not the same. I even got hit on by someone looking for money on Friday night. I said no, of course, but are people really that desperate???

Saturday night, I went to BW3's with a friend of mine. I had a good time watching the Texas-Ohio State game. Unfortunately, Texas lost, but I had a good time hanging out and getting to know a new friend. Thankfully, I'm not the only one in this area who is open minded towards people.

Just a thought at the end of a day.

ValetPairsPaged 37M/36F

9/10/2006 7:08 pm

CJ...we certainly hope things start turning around for you. Don't let the closeminded get you down either, you're better than that shit. Happy Birthday to you, fellow Virgo! Enjoy it in Kentucky!!!

lilbears 48F
60 posts
9/11/2006 6:33 am

Happy birthday CJ!!!....gawd you are missed back here But hoping everything goes good for you down there. Stay in touch sweetie.....huggggss


concretejock 39M

9/11/2006 6:57 am

Thanks for the notes and the birthday wishes. If I was there, we'd all go out go somewhere with a Monday night special; lift a mug and salute life.

It doesn't really dawn on a person how much connection they've made with people until they go away; either for a while or permanently. It's important not to dwell on the past, but to strive to make connection with the present here and now. HOWEVER, involving things like relocation, etc., for work, it certainly gives you an idea about the type of community, culture, etc., that we're most comfortable in. Whether it's Japan, Peru, Omaha, Nebraska, or Kentucky, it's home to someone. I've never been to Japan, China, Europe, Russia, or Africa. Perhaps I'll go and visit one or two of those places someday. However, I do know that I like the latin culture and some of the culture in Omaha, Nebraska; perhaps Birmingham, Alabama, too.

silvereclipes2 51M

9/12/2006 2:46 pm

happy brithday cj sorry i didn't wish this to you yesterday but dang computer cooling fan went out so it shut me down till today.and i also hope things start turning around for you too sound like a place you would'nt see me living at either.way to uptight to me it sounds like well cj i know we will see you around again too this won't keep you away from omaha for long best wish's bud.

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