Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Itchy Trigger Finger

I was talking to my friend Haley the other day and she was expressing to me that she was getting really ancy (i have no idea how to spell "ancy, ancie, etc..") with life in general and was craving a change. I think as a single person it is very easy to feel that way when there are few things that tie us to people and places. Well, in that spirit, I have decided to move...again. I've been living in my current apartment for about a year now, and I have felt almost from the start that I needed something else. So when the opportunity to move in with a buddy of mine (heretofore to be referred to as JT) in Draper, I jumped at the chance. Having already committed to the new situation, I have still felt somewhat disconcerted with my pending move. That was until Sunday. JT and I went to church over in Draper in preparation for our move. We wanted to meet the people over there, as well as the leaders of the ward. Translation: What do the girls look like? I am pleased to report that "the crop", as my dad would call them, is good. Further, I was absolutely blown away at how welcoming and friendly the ward members were. Beyond that even, I couldn't believe how young they seemed. Most are fairly recent college grads or current college students.

Here's the most startling revelation that I had Sunday. I'm not that old. I made a vow ages ago that if I happened to be in my late 20's and not married, I wasn't going to be that guy who refused to tell you his age (my current roomie does that and it drives me nuts), and who laments continuously about how unhappy he is single and how dating is terrible. I've been making self deprecating jokes about my age since I was 26, mostly so people don't see me as that guy. But then I moved into my current apartment complex. Most of the people here are about my age and in my same situation. And most are the aforementioned character. I might be pushing 30, but I really feel like I have more in common with a 24 year old than someone of 29. Most of my good friends for the last five years have been between 2 and 5 years younger than me. I even dated a girl who was eight years younger (admittedly, that was pushing it). I guess I just don't really want to act my age anymore. More specifically, I don't really want to act like some of the other 28 year old singles I'm running into. I'm just not ready to be bitter.

Long story short, I really like my new ward, and am excited to jump in over there.

p.s. if you're not a Mormon and you happen to read this, I'm sorry if none of this made sense. We're kinda strange about the whole marriage thing.

p.p.s if you are a Mormon and you just read that post script, I meant strange like "peculiar" (wink, wink).


Haley Greer said...

You surely coulda just said "refer to my blog. By the way, I have a blog" tonight when we started talking about this.

Katey said...

I don't know what to say...you Justin Larson have joined facebook and started a blog. I love it. Welcome to the blogging world. I hope you keep up with it. I added you as a link on my blog...let me know if that's a problem.

Good news about the new ward...sad news for me since I'm going to lose my church buddy and I will have no one to endure face guy with. I guess I'll survive.

Way to go on being just fine with your age. I commend you. I think it's good to stay out of that rut whenever possible. I find myself there occasionally but I try not to dwell too much on being in my late 20's and still being single. It's just part of life.

P.S. I think the spelling you were looking for might be "antsy".

Jake said...

You should be proud of your age and declare it from the rooftops! Something like 1/2 of the population of the world doesn't even make it to your exalted age.

Plus, if this were the middle ages, you would be the village elder by now. In fact, you could probably use that as a pick-up line to woo one the new girls in your ward. She would be impressed with your wise status.

Robin said...

Oh hey, just found your blog through Jake's. Welcome....
I look forward to reading more of your stuff.

Matt said...

Dear Bust,

I would like you to know that you have a nice blog. I'm glad to have found it, and I enjoyed reading your posts (although I thought the one titled "Old People" was going to be on the subject that this most recent post was about).

I look forward to reading more of your deep thoughts. Good luck in your new ward in the land of my forefathers.

jamilucas said...

NERD!!!! I didn't know you had a blog, so you are now officially hip! (I don't even have one and I know I am hip!)
p.s. you are old

Tyler and Cassidy said...

I agree with Katey. I think it is antsy. Like ants in your pants would make you antsy.
Feel free to stalk our blog if you want, now that we have stalked yours.
p.s. I mostly feel the same way about old people.

garrett said...

Ok Jake, I don't know what planet you live on where telling a girl you're a wizened village elder would woo her. The more probable response is more likely to be, "Not only is he old, he's a freakin' weirdo."

I'm mostly ok with being in my late 20s, but I have to admit that 28 scares me a bit.

p.s. I'm posting on your blog now. Keep it up. Even if it is "peculiar."

nettiemartin said...

First of all...you never said goodbye. Second...You felt like you needed a change from the beginning of TB? What am I- chop liver =) Third...I haven't been invited to see the new place. Fouth...YOU have a blog? I went to Katey's to see if she posted her NYC trip and looked on her friends list. I saw a Justin and thought "This couldn't be our Justin...could it?" Then I saw that all to familiar picture (thanks to FB) and knew immediately it was. AND Lastly...I'm happy that you are excited for the change. Just don't forget about us peeps still stuck at TB. Let me know when you're ready to break in JT's place with a PARTAY!