Alkaline Trio tonight. Time for some teenage angst to be expressed. Please don’t play the turd jams. Please don’t butcher the golden tunes.
Anonymous asked: hi, i've just browsed all of this tumblr right to the bottom because i's really good and i liked it a lot. especially the pictures you take and lines under them. i wonder what was the first time you ever got to ukraine and why there? your girlfriend seems very nice and you look happy, it made me think that i can be happy too. somehow. if it's not too personal, could you please tell how you two met?
Thanks for the praise! Knowing that some people can take some enjoyment from my pictures makes it worth doing, thank you. The first time I ever went to Ukraine was at the end of 2009 and I stayed over into 2010. At that point, I had never gone out of the country before so to say the least, my mind was blown to shreds having come from ultra-rural Eastern Kentucky. It truly changed my life and how I look at the world in a good way. If you aren’t traveling, you aren’t living, and you’re surely neglecting an extremely important aspect of being a living, breathing human being. You can be happy, anyone can. You just have to try and push through the easily fallen into trap of pessimism. Sure, life might be shit and pointless, but it’s what you make of it. How me and my lady met is a pretty funny story. While in the deep dark depths of post-teenage life angst and depression, I broke up with my very long term girlfriend. This killed me and I sulked and sulked. While spending countless days holed up in my room hiding out, doing nothing, back in the days of ICQ’s slow downward spiral, I get a random chat message. Me, being the lonely dude I was, responded. It was a girl who claimed to be an alien. I liked the sound of that quite a bit, so I talked to this alien for hours, then days, then weeks, then months, then years. The alien was a Ukrainian girl learning English, wanting some English conversation and I obliged. Over the course of the years, things, well, they grew I guess you could say. ICQ random chat morphed into an international love journey that is still ruling to this day. I first met her back in 2006, so we’ve been in each other’s lives for a bit over seven years now. I don’t doubt that those seven years will turn into 70+ and on into our graves. You’ve got it in you. Just keep your eyes peeled and your mind open. Stay positive.