A Short, Sad Love Story

My brief love affair with Los Angeles coincided with the similarly brief and most intense relationship I’ve ever had. It began in the spring- blossoming out of the lonely winter I had endured, and waned as summer ended. It’s a story as old as the seasons themselves, and as cliche as that entire sentence was.
I don’t have to get too into it, the joys of a new relationship and a new city are about the same – not exactly a groundbreaking analogy. Discoveries and possibilities abound. Everything is scary and thrilling and wonderful. You ease into your surroundings and get to know one another, every fault and quirk.
They began parallel to one another, like two comets hurtling side-by-side towards utter destruction. Bright flashes, loud sounds, and the promise of everlasting joy. Hot and dirty nights of excess followed by bright, lazy days. Bright neon lights that peter out to grey, dismal reality while the LED still flickers in your eyes. A fluorescent glare that highlights all the ugliness we work so hard to hide.
I would do anything to recapture those fleeting moments of happiness. Golden sunlight, ice cream, escaping other people to camp under the stars. If I could have seen the misery that awaited me in the autumn, would I have been able to change anything?
Would I have stayed my course and meandered down the same path I do every time? The path where I destroy relationships and punish myself for trying to have something good. I’m aware that this happens every time, without fail, because something in my heart tells that I don’t deserve it.
I really had been trying to overcome the hurdles I threw in front of myself, and I’d been so hopeful. The kind of hope that makes you sick to your stomach with longing. It’s hard to fight off your enemy when it’s inside of you though. Things fall apart.
I’m back where I never intended to be – a crumpled broken mess of a person with no ambition of joy left. Grubby, tear-streaked days. Chasing that same loving high with drugs and alcohol. Eager to feel something again. At least I can wallow in comfortable familiarity here in the ugly depths of my own darkness.
Every once in a while I’ll sneak a out a claw and grasp at passersby with the hope that they’ll be seduced into caring about me. I can put on enough charm and be interesting enough until they see through the facade. When they push just a little too hard and discover that I’m rose petals with broken glass lurking underneath. They’ll cut up their feet while running away, leaving me disheveled once all over again.
I’ve given up on chasing relationships with people and places that don’t completely want me. This means moving back to San Diego, learning to love myself a little more, and realizing that I shouldn’t let another relationship absorb me so completely. I will continue to wander and travel; to make attempts at building friendships that won’t last because I’m not the right kind of person for that kind of thing.
A person that belongs anywhere.

Galaxy Watch Active 2: Why wait until August 5 to see the full monty?
Wednesday July 31, 2019

Samsung kicked off a bumper week of launches earlier today with the iPad Pro-bating Galaxy Tab S6. Next up is the Galaxy Watch Active 2 on August 5, although you don’t have to wait until next Monday to get a glimpse of the next-gen smartwatch. A new leak offers perhaps our best look yet at … "Galaxy Watch Active 2: Why wait until August 5 to see the full monty?"

Nintendo Switch Lite pre-orders are live – secure your handheld console now
Tuesday July 30, 2019

The Nintendo Switch Lite does’t go on sale for almost two months, but praise the heavens! The eagerly awaited console can now be pre-ordered. The handheld-only version of the mightily-successful Switch can be reserved on Amazon in the UK and the US ahead of the September 20 release date. The retailer is offering the system, … "Nintendo Switch Lite pre-orders are live – secure your handheld console now"

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Report: Universal’s next theme park will be big on Nintendo
Thursday August 01, 2019

If you’re in the theme park business, how do you compete with Disney’s beloved collection of characters? Maybe by adopting another set of beloved characters. According to rumours reported by VentureBeat, that’s exactly what Universal is doing with its third Orlando theme park, which will apparently lean heavily on Nintendo IP. On one level, that’s … "Report: Universal’s next theme park will be big on Nintendo"

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