Dang Dude, Do You Live On The Computer? The LeftofStr8 Story

So that question was posed to me recently, and yes, I have a tiny little apartment next to the TAB key.  HA!  I thought it’s time to peel back maybe just a layer of what I am doing in this great big cyber world.  If you didn’t know already, my name is Scott.  I live in Northeast Ohio.  I am over 29 years old, (that’s when I stopped counting, I just have anniversaries now of my 29th birthday, and frankly I don’t want to do the math).  I am single and gay, and not always in that order.  I’m a chubby man who enjoys movies/concerts/plays, television, comics, food, writing, and occasional naps.  (I know what you are thinking, ‘he is into comics and all of that stuff and he is still single?’ sad but currently true).

I grew up in Southern California, have lived in six states, and traveled through 43 states and two other countries.  I have worked too many jobs to count, but I am a hard worker and vagabond by nature, so I love to travel around and try new things.  I have owned two businesses, but just finished doing a job I hated for 5 years.  I am currently unemployed by choice. ( I know, another reason to wonder why I am currently single).  Unemployed does not mean I am not working.  My father has had two heart attacks and two strokes, and was recently hospitalized for a month and a half.  I have quit work to help him and my mother out, as he is basically been given 5 months to 5 years, for the second time.  The new wrinkle is he can barely walk around the house, but thank goodness he is still mobile.

While my mother is still quite capable, her old bones have begun to creek a bit as well, so I am currently doing most of the cooking, most of the cleaning, most of the laundry, and all outside errands for banking, groceries, prescriptions and odds and ends.  To do this, I have moved back home into the fully finished and furnished basement, while my parents are as I call them, “The Strangers Above.”  Honestly this basement is bigger than a lot of apartments, yes I am talking to you New York friends, and it has its own entrance.  It has enabled me to not live off of the government since my only bills now are for my car and clothes, and I was able to save up a nice pile of cash in my many years of working.  My parents pay for all the food and a small salary for me.  (Live with your parents?  C’mon seriously, you can’t be single.)

Basically I work at home for a total of 2-4 hours a day, freedom to go out almost anytime but meals and doctors, so it’s really not as bad as it sounds.  To that end, I have A LOT of time on my hands and a lot of creativity and energy to burn off throughout the day and evening, so here I am, on the Internet.  My forte in all of my working years was restaurant management and marketing.  Those are the two businesses I owned as well; my own restaurant and my own marketing company.  The nice thing about the Internet is you can now build a business almost entirely from online.  That’s my goal and current passion.  I am starting a Restaurant Consulting business, where I will actually go out to the restaurants, and an Internet hub through writing, blogging, posting, and eventually podcasting about issues I am passionate about.  The LGBT Community, Entertainment, and Food.

I am looking forward to looking after my dad as he needs me, until the day he doesn’t need anyone anymore, and interacting with my friends and confidants online and in my little community here in NE Ohio.  It may not be the most glamorous life, but it’s a good life for now, and hopefully the Internet will make it a little more fun and profitable as I go on.  I just wanted to take a second and open up about myself a bit, and say thank you for following me, and encouraging me on my journey here on the Internet and with my family.  (And no matter what you read above, I am still quite a catch, lol)……..Scott


6 thoughts on “Dang Dude, Do You Live On The Computer? The LeftofStr8 Story”

  1. Since I am one of Your devoted followers, I already knew of many of Your qualities and capabilities. However, after reading Your splendid report on Your daily life, I can ernestly bewray that I admire You even more! Your commendable and loving care for Your elderly parents is only one of Your marks of honour. I cannot the least suggest that my life is a glamorous existence, but I know all about making honest efforts to do the best possible according to the present conditions and terms. I wish You all of bright luck and prosperity with Your daily duties and projects! We are fortunate to have a role model such as Yourself to communicate with and we shall therefore be grateful and appreciative for the time You are able to spend on line. To refer to You as a jolly good fellow, would only be the tip of the iceberg 🙂
    Yours affectionately Andre´.

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  2. I think you have a great life. I’m sorry about your dad but he has a great son to take care of him ! You are a great catch and one day a beautiful guy will see you for who you are !!! Much love ❤

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  3. I’ve learned that it’s important for any kind of writer, whether it be a writer of books, blogs, research, articles, news, or whatever else, to share and open up like this. Sorry to hear about your dad. I think it’s good that you have a family that you’re still that close to and I think it’s great that you would move back to help them out. I myself am moving back home for a short while as well; though, I admit for more selfish, financial reasons. I’m a non-traditional college student. I quit my job to transfer to a new college for creative writing, and while I’ve made it a year on my own, the summer job situation didn’t work out.

    Again, sorry about your dad. Hoping for the best. Thanks for sharing.

    Eric Shay Howard

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