We all saw Totalbiscuit die, and Incontrol. I also saw my best friend die. I still have some best friends, so don't worry about that. One or two anyway.
I wanna joke about things that happened in the past, but I still feel bad about them to be honest. I moved to Argentina with a young man named Erik, and I haven't spoken to him in maybe 10 years, but I think we are as any Internet friend who was gone and past. I still remember you, Erik, and I even have a photo of you. Brendan is dead now. I'm still going. And by the way I know I owe you $1000 or $2000 or whatever it is.
Since poker, I was a care worker for the elderly, or rather mostly for the extremely deranged, for 5 or 6 years. Apart from watching Dota, I went to the gym sometimes. I bought my own gym equipment at one point. The high from that kept me out of trouble, but as soon as I lost it, I was back in trouble again.
Right now, I've lived in Japan for 3 years. I'm a pretty OK but not great teacher to young people. They say they appreciate my down-to-earth nature. A lot of teachers are - and I can't fault them for it - a little superficial and put on a strong-man act. Or maybe that's just how they are. But I'm just me. It's got me intro trouble. I've been fired from 1 job. But I'm still here.
I've been to about 175 music and photoshoot events since coming to Japan. It's my hobby. If you guys can figure out who I was on TL 10 years ago, I think you wouldn't be surprised that I managed to pursue a hobby pursuant to my interests (you'd probably be more surprised that I'm still alive after all this time).
Why is the title to this blog Apocalypse Alert? Just I was reminiscing about back then. Brendan wasn't dead. We were living with Erik, and for some reason I was locked out of the apartment. Nazgul sent out an alert for me because I thought shit might have hit the fan. Turns out Erik didn't get aids after all. Just kidding bro. Hope you are well and you know I have strong feelings for you 10 years on. Thanks for everything.