what a great time this weekend at our yearly chili cookoff! last year, i won for the hottest chili. this year, i wanted to try out the "original" category. while i lost the category to @chrobinson with his smoked turkey chili, i won the best overall chili with my sausage/peach chili.

i took a risk with it, but it was just an idea that
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so, today is my 39th birthday. fuck. as if i don't feel old already ogling the beautiful young women on here...

at lunch today, the waitress was told by my friend that it was my birthday (can't a guy at least get a HBD motorboat at the tilted kilt? i mean, the place is like a McHooters). the next question from her is...
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theyerg:
tasteful @tbars.  sometimes more alluring than the fully exposed.  you ARE stunning, if i may say so.
tbars:
Thank you sir, that is so sweet of you to say ;)
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i forgot that i put that pack of banana english muffins in the freezer for later. toasted nanner english muffin with peanut butter and nutella for breakfast. always nice to have nutella in your mustache two hours later.

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i moved to charlotte about thirteen years ago at this point. its been a long, strange trip (love the phrase, hate the grateful dead). the second apartment i moved into was actually with the woman that would have technically been my admin assistant, but we were good friends and drinking buddies so neither of us gave a fuck.

it wasn't a bad little complex...
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sometimes i sit back and think about how my life would be different if i didn't make certain decisions. i wonder what my life would have been like if i never left PA.

i was in a relationship and working as a purchasing agent for a construction company in central PA. things weren't bad, but it was still just my first real job...
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i go through my spells. most like people, i understand the ebb and the flow of life. mine, whether by a subconscious self influence or just dumb luck, seems to always be extremes.

i am standing on a stage speaking to 500 people, doing an "art show" that for some reason usually makes it to the local social magazine, feeling like the most charming motherfucker...
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iggy:
I think what you described above with the whole stark dichotomy of feeling accepted and good and then feeling cast aside is the essence of what every creative person feels. I feel that in spades and it is only exacerbated by my bipolar. 
iggy:
Also, grow the yeard. Do it.
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the next two months are the most exhausting of my year. socially, mentally, emotionally, physically. my charity kicked off a little over a week ago. Beards BeCAUSE has commenced its 8th growing season.

i went clean shaven and will put down the razor until the second weekend in november to raise money for the local battered women's shelter and awareness of domestic violence. it...
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I am pretty much getting the feeling that all my notifications at this point are just going to be either SG or hopefuls scrolling through the comments on their sets in review and clicking the heart. The crux if that is that would have to scroll through thousands of comments to find mine to remember what I wrote.

totem:
I'm getting a lot of heart notifications too!
theyerg:
@totem, i am sort of quiet on here other than set comments, so it is weird to always have notifications now.