...... I'm a man...a man with needs & desires. I've been purposely denying myself a simple need for the last couple of days, and I can no longer continue to do so. I thought I could go for at least a week, but apparently I'm a weak man. Yeah, you've heard me say it before, but I thought that "this time it's going to be different...this time I'm going to be strong"....yadda, yadda.
I gave in to my desire this afternoon....and I did it at work...with people watching even. That's right, I committed a sin, a GAY sin no less: .... I bought a NON-Diet bottle of Pepsi.
In my defense, I was actually planning on buying a Diet Pepsi, since I was so tired of my new "only drink water at work & only drink wine, tequila, whiskey, rum, & vodka at home" rule.
Oh my Lawdy....it's been soooo long since I've had regular Pepsi....and I have to say it is dammmn tasty! I'm starting to get concerned, because I keep looking over at the bottle on my desk....and smiling at it.
Over the last couple of weeks, I've been noticing (in the L.A. area) an increase in the number of bumper stickers & lawn signs in support of Prop 8. It really saddens me to see the number of people who are willing to publicly announce that:
- They are proud to display/declare their homophobia. - They were brought up in a home where ignorance and close mindedness were taught. - They are continuing this sick cycle in their own homes & with their own children. - They truly don't understand how wrong the idea is to take away someone's fundamental rights, based on their sexual orientation.
Their "battle cry" really turns my stomach:
"Restoring Marriage & Protecting Children"
The first part of that is misleading...the institution of "marriage" has not collapsed...hetero couples can still get married... how have any of the same-sex marriages that have already happened affected anyone negatively?
What supporters of Prop 8 really mean is restoring the definition of what marriage used to be in California ...well, what's next: "Restoring Segregation"? Discrimination is discrimination....and protecting children from what? from the truth? from the fact that , YES, there are gay people in this world that do fall in love and wish to marry each other? Are we all living in Iran?
I am simply embarrassed by those who support Prop 8...We live in a country that is considered to be a world power...yet we still have a large population of primitive thinking individuals who believe that there is nothing wrong with discrimination.
A year ago today, I came face-to-face with my future (Ooooh, that sounds dirty!).
I remember the day clearly. I was so nervous/anxious/excited/horned-up about Paul's arrival. I knew we'd get along & have a blast, but the real question was how soon would we jump in the sack would there be any weirdness, or bad habits that would surface dooming the relationship, or would we still feel the same spark/attraction that we did, whenever we spoke on the phone...but all of those doubts be damned, cuz the only thing that we felt was the love....and it was real, magical, and it was GAY !
A year later, and it's still all of those things...only more so!
Happy Anniversary Babe !!..... Damn, I love my man !!
P.S. The traditional gift for the first anniversary is "paper"... and by paper, we're talking about Cash Money... we're waiting.
This past Saturday, I attended a "Vote NO on Prop 8" rally, with my Boo and some friends....I was really surprised at the amount of people that showed up to the rally...I was fearing that it'd be only 7 of us standing on the corner, holding up home made signs...I was so wrong. The organizers did a great job of organizing, and I think they chose a great spot.
From what I observed: [people giving the thumbs up/thumbs down, honks of support, shouts of support/ignorance, and to even one guy (whom I presume was straight) hanging his entire body out of the passenger side of the car, enthusiastically shouting support] it appears that Bakersfield is about 50/50 on the issue.
There was only one small act of violence at the rally, and that involved me getting an egg thrown at by a sexually frustrated, inbred, redneck hag. Fear not, for my powers of deflection are strong & my reflexes are sharp...I was able to use the sign to block the egg from hitting me, as well as protecting my designer label ensemble (Old Navy's designer, right?).
If you look at the pic of my sign below, you can just make out the eggshell bits on the "NO".
This morning, I was doing some "window shopping" online, and I ran across a link to the Swatch Watch website. I thought that the company had gone under a few years ago...can you tell that I don't hit the malls much?
Here are a few everyday watches that caught my eye:
Feel free to buy me any or all of the above, as an early Christmas present !
What a crock of shit....whoever came up with that nonsense ought to be shat on....and if he/she is already dead, then the corpse should be exhumed and then shat on.
If that adage were true, then why is it that the older I get, the stupider I get....and is stupider even a word? I wouldn't know, too dumb obviously!
I just need to learn to keep my big mouth shut & my feelings contained deep, down inside...where they belong!
'SPLANATION: Just venting here...I said a few things to someone that I wished I would've saved for a later time, like when I understood their point of view a little better (so cryptic, no?)...just a simple misunderstanding...all is well...thanks for listening to the runt rant!
I haven't been able to get my required 8 hours of sleep for the past 3 nights...and that makes me a grumpy boy in the morning.
Falling asleep starts off pretty normally: my mind begins to unwind, the wine starts to kick in and relaxes the body, and I sloooowly drift away to la-la-night-night land....and then I hear it.
That unmistakable sound coming only inches from my face...I punch the air hoping to silence the demonic creature. That seems to work, but a few minutes later I hear it again. I cower under the the sheets and blankets....I even cover my face, hoping that it'll just give up & go away.
It's the end of October and I still have a f*ckin mosquito trying to suck the life force out of me....what the hell? I thought that these bitches only lived during the summer months. A beefy, handsome, sexy-as-hell man told me that these a-holes only have a life span of 7 days, so I guess I only have 4 more nights to sleep under the covers.
Each morning, I always look for signs of damage, but so far I haven't been bitten. Nice try bitch...now do me a favor & drop dead...literally!
On Sunday night, I met up with 2 of my favorite NYC bloggers (whom I also consider friends), Billy and Rey....who were both in L.A. for work reasons. Their arrival could not have come at a better time, since this week was the week I was supposed to be making my annual Fall trip to NYC, but due to financial reasons, I'm not going [painful sigh!].
We met up at East-West Lounge in WeHo and after a couple drinks, walked on over to The Abbey for more drinks and laughs.
Sadly, the night flew by WAY too fast, but it was great getting to see them both.
Below is a pic of us at The Abbey,taken by a 60 year old tranny (seriously, bitch was old...and stupid). On "her" first attempt at taking our pic, "she" had the camera turned around, with the lens facing her...and you can see how her shaky hands caused a funky streak of light to show up in the pic...oh, well!
Currently D Mode is working on their 12th studio album (Oh, I think I just wet myself) & will tour the world in 2009...April 2009 is the scheduled date that the new album will drop.
Here's the official word from their official website:
The band is currently working on their as yet untitled 12th studio album release. Over the next coming weeks, we will be featuring updates and developments on the progress of the recording sessions, which will include exclusive videos and pictures documenting the making of their anticipated album. News and updates will be made available as they come in, so stay tuned for more great new features on depeche mode dot com!
Tour Of The Universe The dates for the European leg of Depeche Mode's upcoming tour, "Tour of The Universe 2009," are now available! Tune in to the LiveNation web site to view the Depeche Mode press conference On Demand (for free), recorded in Berlin on October 6th! We are announcing some exciting news for the upcoming year.
On the left we have Todd Oldham, American fashion designer...and on the right we have Mr Rachel Zoe, aka Rodger Berman, who...ummm...well I don't really know what the hell he does, except that he goes about with crazy hair that kinda resembles a man-wig.
I gotta admit...Rodger's 'do is looking pretty good in that pic.
I got hooked into watching The Rachel Zoe Project, and at first I really wanted to hate it, but now I just can't get enough of the characters, or of Rachel's crazy-odd way of speaking. Around my house, we often imitate her and tell each other:
I received 2 very similar text messages this morning from 2 very different people.
The first one was from someone who has a farting problem...his text message was basically about the breakfast he just ate & the hopes that he doesn't get sick from it....or to be more accurate, his text went a little something like this:
"I hope I don't get the McShitties."
Then, about an hour later, I got a text message from a coworker who wants to grab breakfast in the cafeteria...I respond with "sure, let's go get us some omelettes".....and he replies with:
"I better not get the McShizzles this time."
I'm off to lunch now, and I really hope that I don't McCrap my pants on the way back.
What a bizzay week it's been (work-wise) for me. I started the new job on Monday and I've been in so many meetings and have met so many new people (most of the name's have already escaped me) all week long...and it's only Thursday.
On top of the busy-ness, I'm still fighting a damn cold. By the time I get home, all I wanna do is change out of my work clothes and throw my half dead carcass onto the bed, and dream a little dream....but then the damn gut starts to whine that the chicken noodle soup at lunch (6 hours ago) just wasn't that filling.
On Tuesday, I went to my "farewell lunch" with my old work group....the ironic thing was that my NEW work group was at the same restaurant, having a farewell lunch for someone that's about to leave soon....I kept looking over at them during the meal, and really wanted to join them instead. I don't know if I've mentioned this here before, but I really loathe everyone in that group except for 2 people. It was such a phony department with people that loved to gossip more than they worked.
But all of that is behind me now...I absolutely love my new department. The work seems rewarding, the people are all cool (I need to update my wardrobe, cuz these folks really know how to dress.....and most of them are straight!) and do their own work without bugging each other all day...it is VERY quiet here....so much so that I feel bad whenever I cough....or swear out loud.
Well, gotta run...I've got another meeting in 10 minutes....seriously!