Chick:”…And it’s just disheartening because I don’t know if I’m ever going to be able to find anyone else…but what about you have you ever dated anyone?
BN: Me? Ha! I feel like at this point not necessarily by choice I’m a grizzled young vet, im 25 years old with 35 years of life experience
Chick: really? well now im interested, do tell!
BN: well how much time do you have?
And this conversation between me and this chick just a few weeks ago gave me the idea for this entire sha-bang…It’s true that I have always been fascinated with blogs, the idea of somebody mastering a specific topic and sharing their opinions/stories of a topic to the entire world and people actually giving a damn is just awesome! Over the past year, a relationship I was involved in (I’ll probably get into quite a bit of this at some point but this is just the introduction so be patient) had me on the road for about 20+ hours a week. At first it was really neat jamming out to some of my favorite tunes and discovering all new sorts of music but when you’re sitting in bumper to bumper traffic going from New York to New Jersey there’s only so far music can take you. Thus, I spent a lot of time on the AM dial flipping between WFAN, ESPN Radio and yes traffic updates letting me know how much longer the torturous road of traffic was going to last. This also was going pretty well but after a while there was only so long I could hear about the specifics of the NBA lockout before again I got itchy for new ways to keep me entertained. One night while I had some free time (ok I don’t ever have free time I was probably in the midst of travel or heck maybe I was working but I digress) I noticed an interview with pro wrestler Colt Cabana. I had always admired Colt for doing things on his own and being able to stay relevant in the professional wrestling industry without the backing of any major wrestling company so I was interested in what Colt was up to. I heard him mention how he had started his own podcast (The Art of Wrestling podcast) and had been doing it for about six months!
The heavens had opened, birds were chirping and Joseph Gordon Levitt was dancing down the street (Anything? no? ok I’ll just drop it). This was great news for yours truly, a wrestler had started to create his own podcast talking about professional wrestling and interviewing other wrestlers about something they were all passionate about. I was in! During about the next 2 months on the road I had gotten through every single AOW podcast. I was blown away with how Colt told a mix of his own experiences and was then able to use his conversation with his peers as well as current events to offer opinions about the professional wrestling industry and life in general! It had become suddenly very exciting to go for that drive to New Jersey. Three hours of podcasts to listen almost became the delicious appetizer to my main course waiting for me when I finally got to NJ (The girl slapstick smh).
As I thought about what Colt was doing I thought damn I wish I had the free time to do something like this I mean shit I have enough experiences that I think people should wanna know about them. Well, whether I like it or not, right now I do. Ya see last month I was rear ended by a lady (car accident, mind out of the gutter slapstick) and so because of this I’m now currently out of work…as I sit here today on May 28th, 2012 at a quarter to 3 in the morning., I will not have another shift of work until June 26th at the earliest. I’ll get into my condition but what this amounts to is for the first time in about two years I have some time to myself and some actual free time to concentrate on some things I haven’t had time to do so. A few years ago I tried to really go the route of Colt and many others by doing a wrestling blog but after a while I got pretty tired being limited to just doing wrestling and there was only so many times I could ask my dad or my buddy Barnaby (ya know what for this blog, I’ll be referring to Barnaby as Barns and on a somewhat related note, ole Barns is actually a very a talented blogger in his own right) to read my thoughts on the wrestling industry or my experiences in em so I’m not going to go down that road again…
Nope instead this is a blog about my life, I really have lived a ton over the past four years that I have been out of college and while I guess I don’t know it all…I think I do! I’ve also become very passionate about life and the ways that people live throughout their lives. I’ve made some mistakes and in other instances have totally rocked but in each and every one of these experiences I’ve learned something. I’ve noticed that a lot of the times while I’m out with my friends I’m usually telling stories. I’ll often tell one bud a story and then when we meet up with other buds, they’ll say “omg Box, did you tell so and so that story you told me the other day?” and so I usually tell the stories again and again often eliciting laughter, boredom,passion, my buddy Clarence usually stares at his phone, questions, opinions, and it’s just good times so I feel like why not bring all of that here. What’s also great is that a lot of my friends often tell just as many (okay probably a little less as I tend to be wordy) great stories and what not that I can reminisce about here as well as they will add to our excitement.
Okay I’kll have to cut you off right there, I’ve mentioned that I tend to be wordy and heck I don’t want to lose your attention but don’t fret this piece is only going to be a two parter and unless you get the updates of this site sent to your phone (can you do that? If so hell yes you should get Boxie Updates to your phone!) part two is probably already up so be patient and you be well!