Pensive anticipation

anarchist's picture

I'm looking forward to when I get to go out and do stuff alone. Then I can actually go and look for a boyfriend, because that's when I will actually have the means to keep a relationship.
Until then, I'll just lay around, listening to some political and spiritual commentary from the Amazing Atheist while pondering both his arguments and other subjects that come to my mind.


jeff's picture


Why can't you go out and do stuff alone now?

"You can judge the whole world on the sparkle that you think it lacks" - Dawes, When My Time Comes (

anarchist's picture

I don't have the means of doing so.

The only forms of independent transportation I'm legally (and practically) capable of right now are walking and (less favorably) bicycling, both of which take forever.

If I somehow manage to find someone at school, without transportation, consulting my father every time we meet would be the only option. And this causes so many complications; if I keep deciding to meet the same person every day, and nobody else, that would be kind of weird, right?

It would all just be too inconvenient.

elph's picture

Both walking and bicycling are excellent...

but, no public (bus/train) system serves your community and those surrounding it?

anarchist's picture

It's a small town.

A very small town. In the middle of nowhere. There is no public transportation here.

Bosemaster42's picture

If it's a small town,

you should be able to walk or bike to places where you could meet people. Basketball courts, parks, or you could meet someone after school at a local eatery or coffee shop? There must be something. I realize, of course Maryland is pretty big. I've driven through it a couple of times.
Awesome crab cakes down there!
Can you obtain a driver's or motorcycle license?

anarchist's picture

Sounds like a good idea, actually.

I have plenty of money to go to the coffee shop or whatever every week or so. Downtown is like an hour and a half by foot because of the way the town's set up (my neighborhood for some reason is half a mile from the rest of the town, and then I have to follow the main street for another mile to get to downtown), but maybe I could ask my parents about letting me do that while they're gone.

Their coffee's incredibly bitter, though. There is a bookstore here; somewhat irrelevantly, I'm pretty sure the owner of it is gay.

elph's picture

Sounds idyllic to me...

You're lucky to have the bookstore! Coffee shop is inside?

He's gay? Based on a stereotype?

We've lost my favorite bookstore: Borders. B&N remains... but too big and quite impersonal atmosphere. :(

anarchist's picture

I did morn the death of Borders.

Best collection of language books. And no, the coffee shop is on the other side of the street from the book store. It's a small local hipster coffee shop, and it's a small used book and music shop.

Also no to the stereotype. The guy who owns the book store has a big beard and his name is Joe, so he can't get much manlier. My dad said he's probably gay, though, because the way he talked about his deceased co-owner apparently seemed a lot like they were boyfriends.