So as per this post, I am Alex but you can call me Gabriel if you are feeling friendly.


We’re all a little crazy… right?

Well at least I am.

Seriously, I have a checkered past of suicide attempts, drugs, alcohol, stays in mental institutions [no really], child abuse or abuse in general, trying [and failing] with different meds to make me feel or at least appear to be a normal, full functioning adult and a whole lot of other crazy things.

I know now that my life has been anything but sane [Thank you years of counseling for opening my eyes to that one].

Just how crazy am I?

Well, I met my wife thanks to blogging! Thank god for WordPress. Yep, I met Loony through to one of her blog posts and of all the people on the planet blogging she justย happened to live close by. [YAY FOR ME!!!!]

loony and me

Love at first sight? Of course! She looked incredible and I was so excited that I found her. Thankfully she didn’t see me looking in her window, but I saw her! [Just let me say how cute it was to watch her sleep.] After a few weeks of stalking talking she agreed to meet and I got to come out of the shadows.

The rest happened too quick to even recap.

BAM, we agreed to be married and just like that I became the luckiest man in the world. I now have someone to stand beside me and be crazy with, because it takes a special kind of person to understand my crazy and I am so lucky she gets it.

Sometimes life throws you a curve ball, well she was mine and the single best thing to ever happen to me. It truly has been an honor.

But that is my life. It’s been hard, it’s been rough and one second I’m on the bottom the next I’m not. Such is life for me, but it’s the only one I get. So if you want to see how you play a losing hand and somehow manage to still come out on top, well this is the blog for you.

Sit back and enjoy!

57 responses to “About

  1. I miss you. Your posts are beautiful, even though I know you’re going through hell. I hope you feel up to posting again soon! Not just for my benefit, but mainly for yours. :]

    • Thank you, even though I just started reading I am very much in love with your blog and your story. I hope to write as masterfully as you do.

  2. Well you’re an interesting guy aren’t you…thanks to Looney for outting you on her blog, now you are subject to my sarcasm and pushy posts…or so I’m told =P

    • Haha! I’ll consider myself quite lucky then and thank you for coming around ๐Ÿ™‚

      • And dear R has passed one on to you as well…have a great day….or whatever it is that we masochists have, at best.

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      • Hope I have been as well: I volunteered every single day at the Portland, Oregon, tour of the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall. I met some fabulous people from all military branches, fed them in the cold and rain, told them jokes to cheer them up while they guarded the wall at all hours, and got a thrill when a couple awesome Marines let me sit in an off-limits Turtle Back Humvee to listen to their stories. (Who knew those beast machines were so cramped inside? I feel for the tall dudes.) My unfortunate health only allows this kind of service but if I can make the journey smoother for those who give it all, it’s something. http://www.dmvietnamwall.com/portland/schedule.htm

        • Very cool ๐Ÿ™‚ you are local to me then. Thanks for sharing the link! I am (unfortunately) one of those tall(er) guys but we make it work.

          • That is amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ I think it is very cool that you got to do that!!

          • The motorcade? I wish. Nah, I was only schlepping hot food and errands for people up at the Wall. Just wanted you to see that video so you’d know how much you are appreciated.

            But now that I remember, I did bear cleavage for three different Marine Corps Balls in the past, so I have done what I could for my country.

          • Oh got it, well still thank you for sharing the video. Cleavage at the ball huh? Well then from a fellow Marine, thank you for your service ๐Ÿ™‚ Marine Corps balls are always fun.

          • The pleasure was all mine: a giant room filled with handsome, gentlemanly guys in dress blues? Oh, yeah.

            This’ll crack you up: one time, I was the date of the secretary to the Brigadier General and we were forced to sit at his honorable table and entertain him while he and his tiny wife got plastered. None of the poor Marines in that overheated ballroom could take off their jackets until the BG did, so it fell to my date and I to try to convince him to strip. After an hour and a half, we only convinced him to get more hammered, and he went home early. As soon as his butt cleared the door, you could hear 150 men wriggling out of those wool coats and barking their relief and approval. Some of the heavier guys were duct taped into them because ROTC wouldn’t issue them a larger size. Ha, ha!

            Gotta go, but I’ll leave you this present. Go to 48:20 to hear the funniest story ever about a guy meeting his girlfriend’s Marine dad. Oorah! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiF3G36xxcg

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  6. Hi buddy, came here through your wifeยดs blog. You two are crazy! Just like my life. We do have something in common. You served in the Marines I served in the Spanish Legion and we both know war. Have 2 friend still in the Marines, they call me pussy,(20 firefights in 6 months, thatยดs nothing if you got into one of this at least once a day)what can you say to a Marine? Glad to hear your doing fine and doing this blog.
    Stay Frosty.

  7. Hello. I was recently presented with the Versatile Blogger Award, and was asked to nominate fifteen other bloggers.
    As much as I hate chain letters, I have regularly enjoyed reading and viewing your work and would like to show my appreciation by passing this award on to you.
    To the best of my knowledge, no one has been promised good fortune if they passed it on to fifteen others, or been threatened with catastrophe if they โ€œbroke the chainโ€.
    This is simply my acknowledgement of gratitude for the privilege of enjoying your blog and your creative impulses.
    Chazz Vincent

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  9. Hi, Gabriel,

    I was sent here by Twindaddy of Stuphblog and I’m so pleased I visited.

    Thank you… thank you for your sacrifice for our country. My dad and brother-in-law are vets as well. I hope this day brings you pride and contentment. We owe you thousands of thanks.


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