Author Archives: aaron douglas

I didn't create this mess all by myself. The shih tzu helped.

My Life as a Gay Bachelor

The totally awesome thing about being single and living alone is that I get to stay out as late as I want. I can leave the toothbrush lying on the sink without repercussion. And do things like strip down to my underwear and throw my clothes over the side chair without so much as an argument. […]

holding court

Isn’t it funny how you can go your entire life never hearing a phrase or expression that apparently the rest of the world is tuned into, and then all of a sudden it pops up all around you, from different sources multiple times, in a span of a few days? I had never heard anyone […]

hashtag: single, nearly 40, and quite desperate

This morning, as I was lounging around enjoying my coffee and listening to Studio 360 on NPR, I was startled by a knock at the back door.Well, who could that be? No one ever pops by for a visit. I was pleased to discover it was my neighbor who also happens to be an extremely […]

I attempted to take a progress "selfie" this morning, but my insecurities got the best of me.

insecurity

Somewhere deep in the back of my mind I have this fear that my body doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. And while I know this is somewhat irrational, thoughts of “what if there’s something wrong with me?” often clog my brain. What if I have a metabolic disorder?Are my testosterone levels abnormal? Is my […]

Lessons learned by an emotional exhibitionist

Yikes! It’s been more than a week since my last post. Clearly I’ve drifted far off the path to my goal of posting 30 days of consecutive diary entries. It’s okay, I’m not going to get too bent out of shape over it. This was a self-imposed goal and the reality is that my world […]

The Middle Age Spread

I weighed myself at the gym this evening after my workout and was shocked to see the scale read 179.5. That means I’ve gained nearly ten pounds since the beginning of the year. I think it’s been the good kind of gain given that my clothes haven’t gotten any tighter. Let me take that back, […]

The Beat Goes On

So here I am at the end of the day and I find myself on the patio of Senior Tequila sipping a strong lime margarita on the rocks. I’m by myself and I’m already three sheets to the wind. Earlier this evening I went to happy hour at The North Point Grill with a few […]

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