One year ago today the one I have mentioned before walked out after living with me almost 4 years. I talked out it here. I am not sad she is gone. The relationship is over and I have moved on to what I feel is a better relationship. I still occasionally talk to her and she actually came for a visit a couple of months ago. She was with her new guy and I had Vickie over so they could meet. I have no animosity towards her and I do wish her well. I tend not to dwell on anything negative and there were several things she introduced me to. The last game system I had owned was an Atari 2600. Her sister bought her a PlayStation 2 and she got me interested in playing it. I do not like action games, but I enjoy role playing games. Those are the games where you set up what your characters do and then watch the results. The game shown here is Dragonquest 8: Journey Of The Cursed King. She took the PlayStation with her but I acquired another one. I completed this game once but am doing it again. I find it relaxing and I play about a half hour every day before I go to bed.
I was familiar with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles before I met her but did not know a lot about them. I really liked the movie that came out last year and am now following their new comic book adventures.
She also introduced me to Dragonball Z, which is about as close as Japan comes to doing super-heroes. It is a fascinating srory. Since she left I have picking up the manga and plan on getting the DVD's. The pacing is a lot slower than what American story tellers use, but to me that is part of the charm.
One year after she left I am very happy with my life. Vickie is a wonderful lady and we are in love. At this time we have no plans to get married. We enjoy the time we spend together and that is good enough for us. After I was left alone I had no intention of getting involved with anyone else, but I am glad things worked out the way they did.