Thursday, March 11, 2010


Today has been a crappy day. I had to call out sick from work this morning. All week I've felt a cold coming on. Started out as just a little sore throat and now I'm all congested and having to blow my nose every 30 seconds if I sit up. It's not fun at all. I feel like I could potentially function at work, but it just isn't worth going in when I'm going to feel terrible all day and potentially get every else sick as well. Hoping it'll be gone by the weekend. Not really sure how likely that will be.

I've been seeing T2 every now and then. Haven't seen him for a while though because I knew I was getting sick. As far as T goes, I don't think he's interested anymore. Haven't heard from him for about a week now. I don't see a relationship with T2. For now it's just fun and nice to have someone I'm comfortable with. Not really sure what it is, but I just don't see myself with him. There are plenty of other guys in this city and for now, maybe I'm at a point where I just need to see what's out there and not just be looking to find a boyfriend. I think that will come when it's meant to.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Packed Day

Today was a fun day. It was so beautiful out. Felt like spring almost, even though in reality it was maybe 43 degrees out. But compared to the dark cold snowy days we've been having lately, it was a welcome change. I went to brunch with T2. We've seen each other a few more times now, and he's very nice. Still feeling it out. He's nice, but something about him just doesn't get me super excited. Just can't put my finger on it, so for now I'm just seeing where it goes.

So we went to brunch at this really nice french place in meat-packing. I got scrambled eggs with lots of yummy sides and had about 3 grapefruit mimosas (YUM). We chatted, we ate, we drank. It was a very nice brunch. Then when I go to get up, i turn around and literally 1 foot behind me at the table next to ours is T! Just my luck, I would go on a date with a guy and end up running into the other guy I'm seeing and of course he'd be sitting right behind me without me even knowing. I don't know if he knew I was there or if he could overhear our conversation or see T2 touching my leg under the table. Suffice it to say that I totally blushed. I can't help it! When I get embarrassed, I blush. It sucks. Not sure if T noticed. He said Hey how are you! etc etc and shook my hand hello (thank god) and introduced me to his friend (or date.. lol) and we chatted about the place since he'd never been either and then that was that. I think in reality it was only awkward for me. T2 didn't really even notice. I mean the conversation only lasted for as long as it took to put my coat on. Nonetheless, it was awkward.

After that, I was slightly shaken, but quickly brushed it off. T2 and I went looking for sunglasses and eventually gave up, since I was looking for something specific and he was heading to the gym. We said our goodbyes and I got on the train to head back downtown.

Got off in Soho and went to the Oliver Peoples store. They had the glasses, but not in the right color. Said they could order them and have them by the next day, but I was in one of those moods where I knew what I wanted and I wanted it NOW. Haha. So I made a b-line for Bloomingdales. I found them, tried them on again, and promptly purchased them. I figured now was as good a time as any to say yes to opening a Bloomingdales card, so I did. :) Got almost 30% off because it was some sort of special discount weekend. Sweet!! They're Paul Smiths. And I Love them. Of course the weather says it's going to rain for the next week. Figures...

After that I had to go into work for a few hours and it's all pretty boring from there on.

Although, I did watch that new show, How to Make it in America. LOVE IT. Mostly, I just love Brian Greenberg. I've had a major thing for him ever since he was in Prime with Uma Thurman. I also like that it's set in NYC. They had a scene in a restaurant that I've been to, Freeman's, and my roommate and I realized Hey, we sat at that table! I always love when that happens. :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sometimes You're Just in the Mood

So you know how they say, "When it rains, it pours." Well apparently the opposite is also true. When you just want to meet up with a guy for a little fun and someone to sleep with, inevitably no one will be available. Maybe it's just karma for turning people down so often when that's all they want. But seriously, over the last two days, it's been nothing but a long line of guys who aren't available, or a sick, or someone is staying in their apartment, or their roommates are home, or they had too much to drink and need to pass out, or they just stop responding. I don't know why I was in the mood to go meet up with someone, but I just was. Maybe it's because I haven't had any action for a month... I don't know. :P

I actually went on a date yesterday too funnily enough. Met a guy on a dating (hookup) site. He's 30. Lives in UWS (upper west side). Very cute. Very good at conversation. We had a nice brunch in the West Village. Might meet up with him today to watch the game. We'll see. Let's call him T2. The other T is still out of town and I haven't heard from him. I emailed him earlier in the week to see how he was doing. No response. Maybe he's just really bad at responding though. Stuff like that drives me crazy because I'm completely the opposite. I respond pretty much as soon as I receive something. If I don't, I won't remember to go back to it.

So today is the Super Bowl. I'll be honest. I'm not a football fan. To me, it's any other day. But my one roommate, the one that none of us really like all that much, is having a bunch of his friends over to watch the game. Like ten of them. We don't actually mind him. It's his girlfriend and the fact that they're always cooking and making weird messes that's a pain. Yesterday we couldn't figure out why the apartment smelled like garbage. Turns out it was an open can of beans that had been sitting on the counter with a piece of tinfoil over them for the last week. Neither of them understand that if you leave things out, they will go bad. They'll leave cheese out on the counter over night. Or bags of chopped vegetables. It's SO weird. Or he'll put something in tupperware and stick it in the fridge, but it'll just be the bowl with no lid. It's the container and then they'll put a piece of saran wrap over it instead of just finding the lid. WTF. Anyway, he and his (high pitched, naggy, annoying) girlfriend are having 10 of their friends over here and I'd like to make myself scarce.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Enough Already

It's 2:30 in the morning and I just got home from work. That's right. I've been working all night on a Saturday. Did the same thing the night before. And the night before that. Honestly, it's getting a little ridiculous. I literally have ZERO time to do anything. Tomorrow is our deadline, but you never know how serious those are. It may stretch into the night or even into Monday. I'd be pretty pissed if either of those were the case. Especially since I'm hoping to see T tomorrow night before he leaves for a week. :( Ok, I gotta go to bed. Getting up bright and early to do it all over again. FML

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Busting My Ass

Work is killing me this week. I JUST got home and it's almost 1230. I'm trying not to stay too ridiculously late, but each night this week has gotten later and later. I'm still one of the first people to leave, which is pretty ridiculous. I think other people in our office must actually enjoy working or something. That, or they're just trying to impress people. I'm not impressed by that. I'm more impressed by people who work hard during the day and manage to still maintain a life outside of architecture. That's one of the things I hate most about this profession. It just consumes your life if you let it.

Looks like I won't get to see T tomorrow. At least, it doesn't sound like it. He gchatted me today and mentioned that he wouldn't be able to take a vacation day tomorrow like he had planned. :( So, I guess, in all likelihood, I won't be seeing him until the Monday after next at the earliest. That blows! I'm still hoping that maybe I'll get to see him, even just briefly before he leaves for Europe.

Not sure what I'll be up to next week though. I'd like to visit my friend F who just moved to a new apartment with his boyfriend. He's a model who I randomly met through and online dating site. He works part time in architecture and so we started chatting about that and became friends. I've only hung out with him once before. Hopefully I'll get a day off after we hit our deadline and I can go see his place sometime during the week.

Also want to hang out with Doctor. I have The Hurt Locker on DVD from Netflix and I'm waiting until I have a free evening to watch it with him. It's a lot more fun watching my Netflix movies with someone instead of alone on the couch to kill a Sunday afternoon.

Well, it's off to bed for me. Another painfully long day at work to look forward to. Yippee... :-/

Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Guy T

It only takes about a month for me to post something new it seems. Still can't figure out why that is. I don't remember the last thing I posted, so I'll just hit the ground running from what's been going on lately.

So, I started seeing a really nice guy. We'll call him T. I met him online via one of those gay dating websites. He actually messaged me first, which was surprising because he was very cute in his pics. We started chatting and after a few messages he asked me where I get my haircut. Kinda random, but I said where. He said he was there on New Years Eve getting his cut as well and he recognized me. SO RANDOM! I remember sitting and waiting forever and a very cute, well-dressed boy walking in and sitting right beside me for like 10 minutes. I also remember catching glances of him in the mirror and turning red when i thought that the barber was fucking up my hair. He did cut it much shorter than I asked him to, but he managed to make it look good and now I'm kinda happy with it. But I was mostly embarrassed because of the cute guy sitting in the chair next to me. It was so funny that I ended up hearing from him nearly a week later online.

We've only met up twice so far. No funny business or anything. Just coffee and conversation for the first date and then we went shopping in Soho this weekend. He works in fashion, so I'm slightly intimidated by how well he dresses. He's quite good-looking as well (not sure if I've mentioned that), so I feel slightly out of my league. Just slightly. But he's really nice and seems interested. We'll see where it goes. Unfortunately he's heading out of the country next week. And of course this week I have a deadline at work that's on Sunday. He leave's on Monday. :( I don't know if I'll get to see him again before then. I think he'll be gone for a week max, but still. It'll be two full weeks of not seeing him. I could prob get him to come meet me for dinner or coffee down here and I'd just take a break from work, but I'd like to really hang out. Mostly I want to get him somewhere that isn't a crowded Starbucks and finally kiss him. Hehe. Or at least hold his hand. Something! Don't want to accidentally drift into the friend zone or anything. I think he may be somewhat conservative (as conservative as gays can get at least) and doesn't take things too quickly. Or maybe I'm not flirting hard enough. ;)

So that's hopefully going to lead somewhere. It's not very often that I'm genuinely excited about a guy. And when I am, it doesn't seem to go very far past the first date. Go figure.

Not too much else going on right now. Work is going to suck this week. But I've mentioned that already. It makes trying to have a social life very difficult sometimes. I've been doing movie nights with Doctor lately, the guy from New Years Eve. I just go up to his apartment and bring a bottle of wine and a movie and that's that. He just wants to be friends, so I'm cool with that for now. He's kinda dorky and silly. Sweet (and really handsome) guy. He wanted me to come over this week, but I don't know when I'll be able to. T is more of a priority for obvious reasons.

Well, I'm off to bed. I would say that I'll try to post more often, but I don't want to make any promises that I can't keep. Haha.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Most Bizarre New Years EVER

Last night was one of the more interesting New Years I've ever had. I'll start by saying that not a drop of alcohol was consumed by me over the course of the night. That in itself is very strange considering I wasn't even out of town. Haha. Anyway, I've been chatting with this guy for the past week or so. We'll call him Doctor. So I was chatting with Doctor about what our plans are for New Years and he tells me his. Then he asks what I'm doing. This is the day before New Years Eve by the way. I tell him that I was supposed to hang out with a friend, but that it fell through, so now I really have no plans to speak of. So he says that I'm welcome to come with him if I like.

So what we ended up doing was going to this New Years service at this church because a good friend of his was singing there. Yeah... I was in church when the clock hit midnight. Me! Lol. It was actually kinda cool. They had a lot of music. And I'm talking "Sister Act" gospel music. There was this one woman who blew me away when she sang. It was awesome! I leaned over to Doctor and said, "I LOVE her!" He laughed and grabbed my leg. This was our first time meeting, so that was kind of a highlight. Lol. So, the music was great. There was also the actual service part which was... ok. (I'm not religious, so I felt like I was a little out of place at times. But I managed to look like I knew what was going on.) Then at midnight they toll the bells while everyone is in prayer. It was very peaceful. Everyone still hugs and whatever. It was a lot like that part in church where you shake hands and say "peace be with you." I gave Doctor a hug and got a kiss on the cheek. I'll take it. :P

After that, there were a few more songs and then the service was over. On our way out, we tried to figure out what the plan would be. He said a friend in his building was having a party, but he wasn't sure they were still there. And when he called, no one was answering. So, he walked me to my subway and we said goodnight. He was really nice. I hope I see him again. :)

However, this wasn't even the end of the night for me. I get off the subway and start walking to my building. I get there and there's a crowd of people outside and in the lobby, and two police officers are walking out the door. My building is full of frat boy idiots because all the apartments are big enough for a group to share. Naturally, several floors have parties going on. So I'm waiting for the ONE elevator that was working yesterday. It's all the way on the top floor, but I hear people in the stairwell and don't feel like having to step over a bunch of drunken assholes on my way up. Plus, I'd already used the stairs once that day. The elevator finally gets down to me and I get in. It smells like puke, but all I can see is a half empty can of Beast in the corner. Gross.

The other people waiting for the elevator are distracted by something in the lobby, so I just hit my button and off i got. 1...2...3...4... and then the elevator lurches and comes to an abrupt halt. FUCK. I press my floor... nothing. I press door open... nothing. I press Call...nothing!!! So I think for a second and call 311 (the NYC info/help/anything number) and they put me on hold. Screw this, I'm stuck in an elevator. I decide to call 911 for the first time in my life. I call 911, and they tell me that someones on their way. So I just sit down and wait.

I called Doctor to tell him my ridiculous circumstances and he was really nice and kept me company for a while. Then I heard some banging and had to get off the phone. It was the fire department. 5 guys I think. At one point they asked "How's everyone doing in there." I said "Fine." Then he asked "How many are there?" I replied "Just one. Thank god!" I definitely heard him laugh. But thank god is right! I can't imagine being stuck in there with another person who's probably wasted and prone to freak out or vommit. No thank you. Although, I suppose we would have probably bonded over it. Lol.

They eventually got me out. I was halfway between floors, of course, so it was a little tricky. Finally, the doors open and I was caught by a very strong fireman. Haha. Then up the stairs I went to my apartment.

And THAT was my New Years. :)