Alexander~ RSD

Alex~
 


I will always remember my twenties as the years as a magical time of adventure, binge drinking and writing articles for RSD Nation.

These experiences have been punctuated by many pillow fights, interspersed with moments and glory and moments of shame.

There has been more than one occasion where I have woken up to feel the hot sun beat down on my face, before rubbing my eyes and posing myself the rather philosophical question: “where the fuck am I?”

If I managed to get myself into a situation where I didn’t know where I was upon waking up, then it usually followed that I was in a headspace where the grammar of my recovery monologues was compromised.

I once awoke to find ants in my hair because I used honey for styling gel. I was in a garden; luckily there was a girl next to me, so I knew that it wasn’t a completely wasted night.

Unsure as to whether or not the interaction was ‘high-five’ worthy, I strained to remember the night before, specifically wondering if there were any events that super ceded the attention I paid towards my own entertainment.

On the walk back from Brisbane’s botanical gardens I stopped to get an iced coffee, whilst my female pillow fighting friend dropped into the chemist to get a ‘morning after pill’. Either she remembered what happened when I didn’t, or she was just unsure and was being cautious.

Either way, great success!

As I strolled through the city that sultry Wednesday morning, I thought to myself... this is the walk of shame. Fat businessmen stared and spat at me. Others gazed longingly at the disheveled women at my side as she ingested her contraceptive. Children on the way to school, dressed neatly with their little ties, were frightened by me.

I was the ‘bad man.’

That long and hot walk back to my home was the definition of the walk of shame. Iced coffee wasn’t the most well thought out plan either. It was so damn hot, so yeah, milk was a bad choice.

Now, I’m no stranger to the walk of shame. In fact, there are several rivers named after me in Australia that honor the walks I took when I couldn’t afford a ride home.

However, one thing I’m much less of a stranger to is the stride of pride. When it comes to times of glory, I just cruise through Airport customs. The customs squid and I are on a first name basis these days.

I used to live with three guys, and we would have up to twenty five people sleeping (read as: unconscious) on the floor of our house. Some mornings I would wake and, as usual, wonder ‘where the fuck am I?” I would then breathe a sigh of relief as I saw my good old fashioned glow in the dark stars that I had stuck to my roof.

Unaware as to why I had no feeling in my right arm, I glanced to my adjacent area only to notice the gorgeous girl that was chilling sleep styles next to me. Delighted by this discovery and assured that there would be teams of guys passed out downstairs, I suggested that the girl roll off my arm and come to the letter box with me to collect my mail.

Striding like Jesus walking on water, girl in tow, others stirred and came to consciousness, themselves asking the quintessential question, “where the fuck am I?” Then they noticed me in the midst of my stride of pride, girl in toe. She asked, “why are we going to get the mail?”

It was Sunday; there was no mail.

Clever!

Many months later and the stride of pride would be upgraded to waking up in world class hotel rooms. Escorting babes past teams of students always stopped doubts of the integrity of the RSD instructor abilities.

These are the glory times that punctuate what have so far been my twenties.

Alex~
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To be honest, it sounds really sad.  The worst part is that this is how most guys live their early to mid-twenties and I can hear a lot of guys reading this article and being like "fuck yeah!  glory times!  booze it up bro!" 

I'm certainly no stranger to university keggers and mid-week binge drinking.  I've woken up on icey sidewalks, been escorted out of bars, pissed in too many public places to count, and (insert any typical fun drunk guy story).    I guess it's something that self corrects with age and maturity but being 30 years old and looking back on my twenties I would advise guys to keep their heads on straight and avoid the hardcore partying lifestyle.  (Of course, that doesn't mean to not have asocial life)

Anyway Alex,

I enjoy your work and I hope you grow up sooner rather than later. 
 
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Hahaha, fortunately I quited alcohol. My sober nimbus is like the aurora borealis.
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Trig wrote:
To be honest, it sounds really sad.  The worst part is that this is how most guys live their early to mid-twenties and I can hear a lot of guys reading this article and being like "fuck yeah!  glory times!  booze it up bro!" 

I'm certainly no stranger to university keggers and mid-week binge drinking.  I've woken up on icey sidewalks, been escorted out of bars, pissed in too many public places to count, and (insert any typical fun drunk guy story).    I guess it's something that self corrects with age and maturity but being 30 years old and looking back on my twenties I would advise guys to keep their heads on straight and avoid the hardcore partying lifestyle.  (Of course, that doesn't mean to not have asocial life)

Anyway Alex,

I enjoy your work and I hope you grow up sooner rather than later. 
 


IMO... nothing sad about it, "growing up" has nothing to do with age, and everything to do with experiance, and i'll bet that Alex has more of that than you wink

I love the glory high you get after a good night... we always float through marks and spencers past all the shocked looking old folk.... with chewwing gum stuck on our pants and various bodily fluids staining our shirts,our hair in a mess but with the biggest grins ever..... we always buy the same thing: white stilton and apricot cheese, and a bottle of boost energy drink.... then we sit back in Leazez park with the birds seronading us is in song, with the level of conversation limited to "dude?" "dude?" ..... Simultaneously:: "duuuuudddeee shades" ...

These are the stories i'll tell my grandchildren.,... no shit

Keep rockin this Lifestyle RSD.... its WICKED!!
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Flower wrote:





 

IMO... nothing sad about it, "growing up" has nothing to do with age, and everything to do with experiance, and i'll bet that Alex has more of that than you wink

Have you met either one of us? 

I've never met an old man who's fondest memories are gettin' fucked up with the guys and bangin' hotties.  Not to say there's no place for that stuff but in the grand scheme making that a lifestyle will not conribute much to one's overall fulfillment. 
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Yeah ok.......
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 Awesome.  Man as you say the glory is in the game.  For me they're all walks of glory...  like escaping from fort knox in the depths on BC... and countless others since then... I remember being driven back to my hostel in sports car by girlie at 7am in San Franciso, the sun just breaking the horizon, having just escaped the wrath of her bisexual friend who's bed we borrowed.  Good times.
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awesome!!! you lived you life man!! I m jelaouswink
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what happened to not giving a fuck what your mates think?
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validation seeking
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Trig wrote:
To be honest, it sounds really sad.  The worst part is that this is how most guys live their early to mid-twenties and I can hear a lot of guys reading this article and being like "fuck yeah!  glory times!  booze it up bro!" 

I'm certainly no stranger to university keggers and mid-week binge drinking.  I've woken up on icey sidewalks, been escorted out of bars, pissed in too many public places to count, and (insert any typical fun drunk guy story).    I guess it's something that self corrects with age and maturity but being 30 years old and looking back on my twenties I would advise guys to keep their heads on straight and avoid the hardcore partying lifestyle.  (Of course, that doesn't mean to not have asocial life)

Anyway Alex,

I enjoy your work and I hope you grow up sooner rather than later. 
 
I don't think the purpose of the article was to glorify binge drinking or an unhealthy life, but to describe the aftermath of some of our crazy nights out. How sometimes the morning that follows is awesome and sometimes not so much.  
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My future life
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rockin dude. Fun times

you never dissapoint when you sit down at the keyboard and let your inspirational keystroke of magical genius grace the computer screen.

ahh the glory days
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Trig wrote:
To be honest, it sounds really sad.  The worst part is that this is how most guys live their early to mid-twenties and I can hear a lot of guys reading this article and being like "fuck yeah!  glory times!  booze it up bro!" 

I'm certainly no stranger to university keggers and mid-week binge drinking.  I've woken up on icey sidewalks, been escorted out of bars, pissed in too many public places to count, and (insert any typical fun drunk guy story).    I guess it's something that self corrects with age and maturity but being 30 years old and looking back on my twenties I would advise guys to keep their heads on straight and avoid the hardcore partying lifestyle.  (Of course, that doesn't mean to not have asocial life)

Anyway Alex,

I enjoy your work and I hope you grow up sooner rather than later. 
 
There are times where I'm find myself fighting the urge to yell at alex: "What the fuck is wrong with your brain??"

But then I pause and remember a favorate Rousseau quote (loosely quoted): "I may have read less than the average man... BUT, I have drank more than the average man..."

Point being, in the end who's to say which is a more worthwhile pursuit?

At this point I'm far from unlocking the secret to the meaning of life or being qualified to judge their pursuits... though one of the small bits of wisdom I have come across is this: In the end the journey is always more rewarding than the arrival.

I know Alex is living his journey, my hat's off to him for that.

Cheers,
Ryan
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I think Alex is a pretty cool guy eh checks the mail on sunday and doesn't afraid of anything
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"Bad Man"? I'd say more like "Disturber of the Peace" lol 
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Great mini-clip here.

Loving snapshots like this, Alex.
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haha good stuff Alex! keep the good times rolling
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getting wasted is pretty cool IMO
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Artful Todger wrote:
getting wasted is pretty cool IMO

How old are you?
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I think Trig is a pretty cool guy eh talks shit on alex and doesn't afraid of anything
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Reminds me a tad about bootcampangel
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 Nääh .. this is a weird article, looks like some propaganda or a confession. Waste of time.

No offense to Alex himself, but I never liked this kinda articles of his, it's disgusting.

The only value it gives is only that I feel myself better when I compare myself to the character presented in this post. And gives me more confidence in staying out of alcohol and drugs, or waking up not knowing where the fuck am I and who are those people around me.
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Alex~ I ponder to think why you got a Iced Coffee on what you said was a hot day? Since it was hot and to celebrate what you can remember of the night before, you should of got a nice cold MB Longneck down your throat!
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Where are the pickup lines?
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Trig wrote:



Artful Todger wrote:
getting wasted is pretty cool IMO

How old are you?
18 shades

i would ask you the same question but i already know you're 30 something and evidently more mature than myself
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Haha I miss drinking. I have to say it is nice waking up feeling refreshed and knowing what I did last night though. 
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jlaix wrote:
I think Alex is a pretty cool guy eh checks the mail on sunday and doesn't afraid of anything
I think Jeffy is a pretty chill dude eh, rips bongs and doesn't afraid of the DEA.

See you at the NYC Free Tour!

let's get stoned and philosophize life shades
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