Friday, July 30, 2010

Konichiwa !

Blogging has really taken a back seat to my daily life. So much has happened/changed/evolved over the last few weeks, but there never seems to be enough time left in the day to blog about it. I blame my employer for virtually destroying my blog life. They (selfishly) insist that I spend all of my time in the office working and earning my pay. The nerve!

There are many half started posts that I have saved on scraps of paper, in draft emails, and in the old Kanoodle. I'm on a mission to flesh out some of those odd bits and post them here. So, if you read a post over the next few days and think "hmm...I thought he did that weeks ago?", you're right...I'm just behind in posting it.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I need to see this movie over the weekend....I'm loving the perspective in this movie poster.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Belmont Heights meets Washington Heights

Saturday night, I saw the musical "In The Heights" at The Pantages Theater. The theater is an Art Deco masterpiece. I really hate their "no pictures inside the theater" policy. I tried countless times to snap a few pics and got busted each time. The best part of the night's performance was what happened before the actual show even started. As we were walking to our seats, I noticed how close to the stage we were getting. My friend, Les, scored some great seats. When we get to our aisle, I noticed that there are 2 people sitting in our seats. I turned to Les and said: "Here we go again"!

It seems like every show I've seen with Les, there has always been an issue with someone sitting in our seats. Usually it's a simple misunderstanding (as in the dummies have dyslexia) and they usually apologize and move. However, the last time we were in New York, we saw Hairspray, because we're just that gay. When we went to take our seats, I noticed that a "plump" man was sitting in my seat. So I very politely leaned in to tell him that he was sitting in my seat. He just stared straight ahead...completely ignoring me. (WTF?!)... I dropped my voice by an octave and repeated myself. He turned to me and said "I heard you the first time" which I replied (2 octaves even lower): "Then Mooove"! He got up and moved. I was actually hoping for a fight. I was ready for it, but he just squeeeeeezed out of his seat and told his hag to move over. Les offered to sit next to him, but I had a point to prove (that he just lost the arm rest).

Anyhoo, back to Saturday night at the Pantages...after comparing tickets with the couple that were sitting in "our" seats, we were completely confused. They were for the exact same seats. How could this happen? Same row, same seat, same day....and then Les said "Oh crap, our tickets are for the matinee show". LOL, right? Luckily, the manager told us that happens all the time, and he was able to get us seats that were really just as good as our original seats. Whew!

In the Heights is an amazing show. I can see why it won the Tony in 2008. Go see it....just make sure you have the correct tickets, when you go.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fireworks Go Boom!

Just can't believe that we're already in July...where did Spring go? Hope you all had a good 4th of Julio weekend. Mine was pretty awesome. Since the actual holiday landed during the weekend, I got (like most of you) Monday off as well. Saturday had me busy all day running errands and cleaning house.

Saturday night was spent with a great guy. That's about as much as I'm revealing here. This boy don't kiss and tell... I'll say this: The time spent with this man gave me a glimpse of what my life could be like. Someday. Maybe. I realize that a foundation needs to be built first, before we make any serious commitments. The future is so uncertain, but I hang on to the belief that anything is possible. I just really enjoyed the night, with this man, and I took away further confirmation that compatibility between us is definitely not an issue. I couldn't sleep at all that night. I was too happy.

I'm not ashamed to say that I've been lonely for so long. For years even. Never alone, just lonely. I'm sick of being single. Tired of the dating game. Sick of sleeping in an half-empty bed. All of my wants are becoming needs. However, I'm a realist and I understand that what is meant to be, will need to rush things. I am also an optimist, and I continue to keep hope alive that the possibility of a committed relationship still exists. So for now, I am just taking things slowly, day by day. Curious to see how our relationship will grow. All I know for certain is that in this man, I have made a friend for life.

Sunday (the 4th) was spent at one of my favorite local bars, The Falcon, with my buddies Les and Eljon. The Falcon is TINY, but it was packed! Great music, fun crowd, and cheap drinks. I had more than my share of Blue Moons (burp).

Monday was spent recovering from the weekend...and reading. That's a luxury I've finally picked up once again (TV be damned). Hope you all had a good holiday weekend!