Saturday, November 22, 2003


Last Sunday like I promised. Slept in. Got up. Got ready. Grab some grub-a-dub-dub...okay that was dumb. Went to dinner at Curra's Grill with DG. We ate out on the patio and the weather was great. I love evenings where there's a slight chill, you know? We had a very intellectual talk about Mexico and art and life. Well, he did, I just listened and absorbed. I feel so fortunate he's in my life and furthermore that he understands I (we) need to take small baby steps about our mutual feelings of attraction...well I guess I should say before we decide to make any steps on being anything other than good friends. Afterwards, we met K, MG, and R at Rainbow Cattle Company. It was my first time there and I honestly had a great time. I'm so impressed on how big the dance floor is there. And of course they played La Negra Tiene Tumbao, a certain recurring theme (soundtrack) for such a wonderful weekend.

Fast forward to Thursday because anything prior is just boring-well, there was Tuesday, the unfortunate release of Britney's new album. I'm kidding. Ernest was at the doors at 8am picking it up. He was so happy. I realize every morning for the next month or so (except the next two weeks because he's currently in New Mexico and I'm off to KC) I will have to listen to her while getting ready for work. Presently, I don't mind. In fact she as a great track called Breath On Me I really like...we will see. Okay, back to Thursday. I got invited to a reception in the lobby of Austin City Lofts by DG. Mexic-Arte (where he works) was having a mini-exhibition called Reinventing Icons . I had a great time. MG was there and EG showed up it was the crew in full effect. I felt a little nervous when EG showed because he hadn't called I was sort of not really sure where his mind was, but we all left in his whale and set sail to some downtown bar where we met up with some of his friends for drinks. Then we went to Charlies and EG mentioned he was probably going to break-up with his and it was really sweet because we all just wanted to hug and tell him everything would be okay. MG and I went home. EG and DG went to O's and EG had a fight with hisand instead of going home he stayed with DG.

Friday we all met up at Red Fez and then went to Charlies then went to K's apartment where we had apples and brownies. We watched Strangers With Candy and had an absolutely great time

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Raspberry Smirnoff...

This past weekend, to put it bluntly, was fucking incredible. On Thursday EG invited me to a metal show opening at Penn Field. The work was great, although he didn't have any pieces up because they told him about it too late. So we sort of just mingled and drank a couple of shiners. Afterward, we went to Dobie to see Party Monster. It was completely silly and fun and you get to see Lil Mac's ass, sorry I realize most people can only think of him as Kevin, but hell he's Ernest's shit...he's hot! Those lips!!!!

Anyway, EG told me that MG was wanting to meet at Red Fez on Friday for drinks and to watch some belly dancers. EG said he wouldn't be able to make it because he had to study...on Friday? Friday morning I emailed DG and he also told me about the Red Fez thing and about a Gay Prom at the Four Seasons. I wasn't, nor he, willing to get dressed up for that so we decided to meet at Red Fez and hang out with MG.

The belly dancers were awesome. So sexual. So erotic. MG bought a friend (K) and she was great. She reminded me of my ex-wife. In fact, MG and K almost married. We had such a blast. I left Red Fez to meet someone at O. I asked the crew, who by then grew by one (D, who showed up and was another friend of MG's), to meet me there later. I absolutely felt like Judas. Anyway, I saw S and we chatted for awhile. Eventually, the crew showed up and we danced and all was well until I realized I would be separated from them again because they wanted to go to The Forum (which by the way is closing its doors forever today) and I was in my silly head having a conversation about/with M and didn't want to go. They left.

I meet up with them again after I realize I was having a blast when I was with them. I found them on the roof and at one point in the night I had them line up in formation while I barked orders like a drill instructor..too fun.

On Saturday DG invited me to a couple's house warming (or as it was descriptively sizzling). Now what's strange is that this is the second gay house warming I've been to this year. Come to think of it, that isn't strange that's wonderful!!

It started at 3 p.m. We got there around 4. We left at about 2 (I think). Almost 12 hours!!! The new home owners, L&O were simply the best hosts I had ever witnessed. I was exhausted just watching them. They had so much of everything. DG and I just completely bonded. Our conversations raged from politics to sex (well those are fairly similar) to family, school and just being gay. We both felt grateful we were able to experience a Saturday like that - together and with great people and good food. My favorite part of the evening...raspberry smirnoff shots...enough said. Because if I talked about every single thing that happened that night we would be here forever, I'm inspired by Ernest's idea of lists (thank you Ernest)

A list of the Evening:

Brazilian TP Lady
Rudy, Rudy, Rudy
White lit fence
Red lit tent
the toast
soul train line
onion lady
Brick House
20 cigarettes a piece
AC unit (breeders) sex

I will post my Sunday later..

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

The Golden Banana Award goes to...

I'm about to set forth on a new journey, a new chapter in my life and I'm so ready to just embrace it. What is this new journey I speak of? Well, let me first say I believe it as already started so...for starters I'm not going to be a complete home-body anymore. My want to have vast, interesting, intriguing or just plain silly friends has completely surpassed anything else I want right now. And because of this, I know I can't look back. I never want to have to worry about acting a certain way in public or going out knowing I can't give my number out to a potential friend. So my carefree life as started and I must say without the drama. Just me wanting to meet every person I can to sponge knowledge, share thoughts and dreams and feelings.

This past weekend was truly a testament to the above.

It start on Thursday, I emailed EG and he wanted to meet me at Oslo (I'm not sure of the spelling, but its the new bar on 6th and Lavaca) The bar was great. I loved the fact I was wearing a little color and every guy there was wearing black. I was sure EG wouldn't have cared what the fuck I was wearing. Of course here he comes in a blue shirt and was perfect. Sort like, "yea I'm here, yes I don't look like you guys..suck it and give me a sapphire and tonic!!!" It was classic EG. Anyway, we had a few drinks and caught up then decided to go eat at Sarrano's on Red River. We ordered, we talked, we laughed, we bonded it was great.

Later his friend DG called and wanted us to meet them at Roxy's on 6th for pool. I hesitated at first because I don't play pool, but I thought EG's circle of friends are great and I would love to meet more of them. In the end, I'm glad I did. I met DG who works at the Mexic-Arte downtown. And he was just full stories about how he met President Fox that day...he was glowing. We ditched some of his more hetro friends (who I met and they all seemed cool-although I forgot their names) for a some homo surroundings. All-in-all good times to be had by all.

On Friday I met EG, DG and new guy MG for happy hour. DG was carrying a banana around. Come to find out, he had it with him all day. In fact he frequently called EG during the day to express his views and expressions on how much girth this banana had. The banana soon became the focus of our attention (well shit we were at Charles were the crowd can be out witted by a banana) Anyway, the banana was played with, fondled with; it was shoved down people's pants and it caught the attention of old nasty men who wanted us to...well nevermind. So basically it was in turn the banana decided to avenge those who abused her by at first turning from a beautiful sun yellow to an ugly tar brown-then it became soggy and like a dead animal on the side of the road, it was ready to bust. And it did!!!

From happy hour we went to the Blue art house. They were showing this wonderful winter-like show where part of it involved these women dressed in all white slowly moving to mood music. Each room had a different theme.. it was the most "unusal but cool" thing I've seen in awhile. I thought for a moment that Ronnie would've really enjoyed it. Anyway, part of the show had a projector showing images on a huge screen...and MG (of course with a lot of help from Mr. Jack Daniels) proceeded to project his penis. We decided then and there when the 4 of us got together we would give out "The Golden Banana Award" to the most outrageously committed act on a given night...

I had so much fun!!

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

What a change of events...

Where on earth should I start? First, I just want to make it official...I would like to see Governor Howard Dean become our Democratic Candidate running against the so-called President. I seriously have never been this excited about an election and think it stems from just wanting Bush out. Tomorrow I'm attending a "Dean in 2004" meeting and this weekend we have a table at the Texas Book Festival downtown where we plan to get petitions signed and distribute literature and stickers. I watched CNN's "Rock The Vote" tonight and I think it really sealed it for me.

Now onward, Mr BR has offered me job. And I am completely flattered that he's thought of me given that its practically his business. And the fact he has that much trust in speaks volumes. And I'm not just blowing smoke, I sincerely mean that. Ever since he's offer, I can hardly concentrate on anything else. It's really quite overwhelming and I hope I do the right thing. Every person I've told has told me YES, do it. So...about 97.88% of me is leaning toward yes. I have until the end of the week to decide.

On to other not-so-interesting news. This past weekend I finally got the feeling (since Ernest and I broke up) what it's like being single. At times it was hard. Finding constructive things to do with my time was difficult, but I did things I enjoy doing...bookstore browsing, window shopping, striking up conversations with people just to get to know them. In fact, I met M,C, and J on Friday at Supercuts waiting to get their hair did and they invited me to a Halloween Party (which was pretty lame except for the conversation). See, new friends. I went out Saturday and met a cool guy from Dallas and we had a late meal at IHOP that included an omelette and more conversation...but for the record, I'm not looking for anyone. I'm just ready for "me time."

Ernest realizes the situation and it's quite extraordinary how mature we're both being about it.

Finally, some quick things:
1. My brother got married on Halloween (don't ask)
2. My other brother purchased an electrical scooter and is now seen in town running errands on it (go ahead...shot me)
3. My mother got a kitten and named it's already spoiled and everyone else, including my father, is jealous.
4. I'm sketching again...scary!!!
5. Ernest and I have been asked to be extras in a movie being filmed here starring Tommy Lee, huh? Bye for now.