Some important dates in my life: > June 18, 1967 -- I wuz born > Some date, 1969 -- family moved from Arizona to Massachusetts > Some date, 1973 -- my parents got divorced > Some date, 1983 -- first girlfriend, first kiss, etc. > May or June, 1985 -- graduated high school > April, 1989 -- met my third girlfriend/future wife > January 1990 -- quit band, went to college > May or June, 1993 -- graduated college > January 17, 1994 -- while living in California, was in fairly major quake > October 7, 1995 -- while living in Georgia, got married > Some date, 1995 -- began working as a newspaper reporter > May or June, 1999 -- moved back to Massachusetts > December 2000 -- purchased condo in Salem, MA > March 16, 2005 -- wife left me, only a note as explanation > September 29, 2005 -- life in shambles, sold condo > October 27, 2005 -- moved to Seattle, WA, to try to start over > December 17, 2005 -- started my LiveJournal > June 28, 2006 -- finally got decent (if temporary, for now) paying job! > October 7, 2006 -- on what would have been 11th anniversary, received final divorce docs > November 11, 2006 -- went on my first post-divorce date; it went so-so > June 2007 -- pretty much ceased to exist; Robin and world, you won > JANUARY 2008 -- no, you didn't win, evil ones! I am working my way back ... I'm in school to learn Publishing Arts, making some new friends, dating, working on myself, and I'm going to get the life I want and deserve, or I'm going to die trying, fighting the good fight! > January 31, 2008 -- started dating Adrienne; no idea where it'll lead, but it's fun right now > March 8, 2008 -- Adrienne and I made it official: we are boyfriend and girlfriend > December 29, 2008 -- Adrienne and I broke up after giving things a good shot ... planning to remain friends > June 18, 2009 -- Finished two-year Publishing Arts program at Seattle Central Community College ... an Associate in Applied Science. Also turned 42. > October 1, 2009 -- Started working as a contractor for "The Evil Empire," Microsoft. Well, it may not end up an important date, but I still think it's cool. > March 16, 2010 -- five years since Robin left me > March 28, 2010 -- moved into new Seattle apartment; first new place since I got here in 2005 > March 31, 2010 -- job with Microsoft ended ... back to unemployment (sigh) > September 12, 2010 -- who the fuck cares? > December 19, 2010 -- after months of wallowing and amped-up suicidal postings on Facebook, it was decided I'd move to Colorado with my parents and get some mental and medical help. > January 17, 2011 -- left Seattle after 5+ years to head to Colorado and the next chapter ... really hoping to turn things around! > April 15, 2012 -- began trip across country to move back to Massachusetts, I hope, to stay and put down some roots > April 29, 2012 -- met Suzanne ... potential!!! > June 1, 2012 (I think) -- got dumped by Suzanne after intense, but short, relationship > July 24, 2012 (I think) -- met Ellie (Elyan) online and started seeing her ... okay, now THIS one has potential (egad, I hope ... she is something!)!!! > March 27, 2013 -- ha ha ... well, things went downhill with Ellie pretty fast, but we had a long, slow breakup that lasted from late-Dec/early-Jan to early-March; but I was hanging out with Emily during that time, and we started really dating on 3/27 (okay, that was the first kiss), and have since fallen in love ... REALLY hoping this is The ONE!