In no particular order... I don't think one needs to experience something to opine accurately on it. I can generally assume that getting shot sucks. So, thank you for your thoughts - I appreciate them. It's always good to get someone else's perspective.
I've pondered writing something of value but I can't get much further than the title. I do have an idea of consolidating a bunch of my online posts to tell a story. I'm not entirely sure what the value would be. It does seem like an interesting project though I'd probably just give it away as an ebook.
No, but I tell the insurance company that I just might get hammered and wrap my BMW around a tree. (Yes, I know the porcupine joke. But I did just recently allow myself to splurge on my first "bespoke" vehicle and it was a 640Li. I hope you understand.) I am not sure how they would take it and I'm not sure how I would express it - should I actually opt to go through with something like that.
What a strange conversation to be having on the internet... Ah well... There are surely pictures of my penis online somewhere, this is hardly more revealing.
I really don't know where to even begin to bring up a subject like that. I think the 'sugar daddy' is apt when not using it as a pejorative. It's an amicable situation. I'd almost be willing to just move one of them in and give them a set allowance but that really skirts on prostitution in my eyes and, to be honest, I do desire something more meaningful than that. I mean, yeah, I may be a bit shallow by some folks standards but I prefer to think of myself as a realist and not entirely a prick.
I think it may be time to hit the road again for a while. I've a decent RV that I take out for months at a time when I get wanderlust. I've been known to just do it in a car as well. Sometimes I think I can meet just the right girl and whisk her away to a new life but picking up teenage runaway girls is probably against the law. Wireless is ubiquitous now and I'm always just using RDP/VNC to go through a home computer anyhow. I can live in an RV pretty comfortably actually but I hate driving it in a city so I usually tow a car on a dolly behind it - for every dinosaur you don't burn, I will burn two.
*shrugs* I can see where the guy would get depressed. He'll get over it. Drugs and alcohol don't help - not even if you're extracting Fentanyl (80 times more potent than heroin) and ingesting it via IV. I do keep my occasional weed usage but that's really not a method of coping, that's just to enjoy some introspection or whatnot. Boredom is important to avoid. It's easy to be bored. I'm a car lover to the point where I have a mechanic that comes in and works on my cars every Saturday - I've taken to helping him out and doing a bit more of the work myself as I keep him busy.
Maybe he should find something and start coding again. I'd write something useful if, say, I could think of something that we actually needed that I was interested in. Ah well... It is nice to be able to invest in others and to see where that goes but I'm not one to be a controlling interest so there's little to do but watch. I do see a therapist just to have someone tell me if I'm being an idiot. So far so good. They tell me that I'm a full research paper's worth of material. Yay?
Anyhow, yeah... I'm not averse to advice or criticism. I'll take any more insights you've got and are willing to throw out there. ;-) I can't guarantee I'll listen or anything but I will read and apply logic and my own personal concerns. I just can't seem to think of a way to find "Miss Right" without being dishonest. I'm kind of liking the rambling around the country at random though I should broaden my horizons a bit but I really don't think I want to drive around the entire planet.