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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Story

I've been running dry on some new posts lately if its not obvious. I think it's probably because I'm pumped and ready to head to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in 33 days for boot camp. I'm quite anxious, but also very nervous.

I thought today I would just introduce you formally to who I am and what makes me who I am. My name is Garrett Land and I like to think of myself as the master of common sense. It's not exactly a trait most people would think of to have, but alas it is my superpower. What I mean by this is that I hold my positions of judgement to be of the highest quality. I hold my ethics to the highest standards, rendering me the 'nice guy'. My daily goal is to simply go to sleep at night with only friends and no enemies. I want everyone to be glad that I'm the one around them, and not someone else.

It's very difficult to be the nice guy, it really is. I feel like my hard effort put out to remain the nice guy goes unnoticed. Not only that, but despite how nice I act around people, I still can't get a date. Some might call this the 'friend zone' but I simply believe that all of the female race prioritizes the douche-bags over the nice guys. Here I am, almost 20 years old, and I've never had a girlfriend, or for that matter any girl to call a good friend, as if they try to avoid me. I try to tell myself that I'm not the only one, that there's far more out there who are older and more unlucky, but I have yet to find proof.

"My mind is pure man! I don't fall victim to the female race. I'm here, sans girlfriend, to help you guys out."

All of this makes me who I am, however. The fact that I've never had a girlfriend means that I still have the most pure mind of them all. From the outside I get to see what makes relationships work or fall apart. I have no significant other to sway my opinions otherwise. Because of this, I have pure ethical relationship advice to dispense to any of my friends in need. Whether they heed it or not I'm not sure, but I try nonetheless.

Growing up I've always been the 'undercover geek'. I don't really look like a geek, unless the glasses give it away entirely, but other than that I'm pretty normal. After long days at school and not talking to anyone I sat around (I wasn't really shy, I just didn't like most people), I would go home and boot up my favorite MMO (not World of Warcraft) and play it until I slept. I hated this lifestyle horribly. I felt like Dr. House who after a while detected his problem of hallucinations resulting from Vicodin, except I didn't have hallucinations, and I was addicted to video games, not drugs. I knew this had to change.

January 3, 2011 I enlisted into the United States Marine Corps in hopes of not only reaching physical and mental peak, but being forced away from all of my bad habits that I wanted so dearly to get away from. The many challenges offered to you in becoming a Marine seemed like exactly what could help me in all the ways that I needed. I would learn to work well with others and be a great team member. I would be able to be in shape for the first time in my life, and not just IN shape, but strong in so many ways physically and mentally.

So here I am today, telling my tale. I leave off to boot camp on March 28th of 2011 to change my life and everything in it.


  1. Wow, can't believe you're actually going to boot camp. best of luck.

  2. Good luck there, would love to try something like that out.

  3. Sorry if I offend you but your logic seems really flawed to me.

    You allow yourself to be identified as a 'nice guy', and you can change that if you choose to. How does not having a relationship history give you a pure mind? If you have never been in a relationship how would you know what works and what doesn't? Why would you let a significant other sway your opinions?

    Judging from your post I think that you have some issues you need to sort through. I'm not saying the military is good or bad, but I'm glad you are moving forward somewhere. Good luck in preparing for boot camp.

    PS - Have you done any research on female psychology, attraction, social dynamics, etc.?

  4. No offense taken. If I have flaws I would much rather others inform me of this than to sit here entirely clueless, thus, your comment is highly appreciated.

    The thing about the whole 'nice guy' deal is, for the life of me I cannot be a jerk. At one point in time I thought the best way to be less of the nice guy would be to act more of an ass to others, which failed miserably due to what my heart will and will not allow me to do.

    Saying that my mind is pure because of not being in any relationships is sort of a joke, but also serious. I don't entirely believe in true love. In my eyes, all relationships fail. My parents have been together for thirty and some odd years, which is good, but all I see is fighting and not getting along. It seems more of a hassle to be in a relationship than it is to be enjoyed.

    My friends date for a while, and after some time they always move on to yet another girl, as if dating around is a game. That's another term I disagree with, this 'dating around'. People tell me I should date around to see what it's like. I feel that if that was my goal, then any girl I would try to date I would feel as if I didn't really love, which in turn would be a fake relationship.

    On terms of research, no. My heart would feel like it was cheating if I played with the way a woman's head works, whether or not it really is.

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  6. Well at least your relationships wont be like mine.

    In that they won't be with psychotic women.