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. :)