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Life is only what you wonder.

Monday, September 30, 2002

Awww, yeah! Wonda Boy In Da House!

  • Took yesterday off from blogging and the internet. Thought maybe I should "unplug" a little while and take care of all the things I've been putting off.
  • I actually went out Saturday night. I didn't have to work--so why not? My first stop was the Allegro and it was terrible. If you're over 21 they make you wear these flourescent wrist bands to show your old enough to drink, and I hate wearing those. It was freezing cold in there, it was dead, and they were playing really crappy music. The upside was I saw my buddy Shawn there. I don't see him that often, so that was a nice surprise. He has got the nicest teeth I've ever seen and they're blindingly white--I'm so envious.
    After that I went to the Hippo. I was too cheap to pay the $7 cover charge to go to the dance side, so I hung out in the video bar mostly. I didn't see many people I knew, which was actually a very good thing.
    I did run into Jason, though, which was good. He gave me a hug that squeezed all the air out of my lungs! *whoo!*
  • They called me to come in a little earlier than usual yesterday at work. Apparently these were 2 call-outs or something. The restaraunt was slammed. I was running around like a maniac just to keep up. Tips were good for a change, which was surprising. Sunday's tips are always the worst. And these are Church people mostly! I guess they figure they gave 10% to the Lord, giving me 15% is sacriligious or something. I got a couple of tracts with my tips which was really cool. I enjoy reading those.
  • Back to work again tonight. I got major dollar signs in my eyes. It's all about the Benjamins.

Saturday, September 28, 2002

I AM . . .

I am: vibrant, energetic, and charismatic.
I think: therefore I am.
I know: there’s more to this world than we can ever know.
I want: everything to be fair. It’s not, but I want it anyway.
I have: a great sense of humor.
I wish: I didn’t have to work.
I hate: prejudice and prejudiced people.
I miss: my cat “Miss Thing”.
I fear: cockroaches. I can’t stand them! They’re so disgusting. Ugh!
I hear: criticism, but only really listen when it’s constructive.
I wonder: what happens when we die.
I regret: foolish choices I made in my youth.
I love: my husband more and more every day.
I ache: when people I care about are sad or hurting,
I care: too much about what people think of me.
I always: tell my husband I love him every day.
I never: forget to say “thank you” when someone does something nice for me.
I feel: happy and content most of the time.
I see: the world through rose-colored glasses.
I try: not to hurt anyone’s feelings.
I am not: a queen.
I dance: like a white boy. No rhythm.
I sing: terribly. Really, really bad.
I cry: when I have a bad cold. I’m a big baby.
I do not always: think before I speak.
I fight: dirty. Tooth and nail. But only when I have to.
I write: to help me sort out all the stuff in my head.
I win: if I want it bad enough.
I lose: graciously.
I am happy about: the relationship I have with my husband. It’s going very well at the moment.
I listen: to the problems of friends and counsel them if I can.
I can: do most anything I set my mind to.
I need: alot of affection from my partner. Luckily, he supplies all I need and more.
I should: not procrastinate as much as I do.
I believe: I am here for a purpose.

Friday, September 27, 2002

Sleepless in Baltimore

  • I woke up to a beautiful day! It took awhile to get to sleep last night, though. I can’t understand why. I didn’t have anything on my mind. No worries I can think of. But I spent a good three hours tossing and turning and watching the time get later and later. I feel OK now, but I’m going to be exhausted later, I can tell already.
  • I want just 10% of Geico’s ad budget. I’d be totally set for life. Every fuggin’ time I turn on the TV I see that damn talking gecko!
  • Humming along to a Mitsubishi commercial I was surprised to discover it was Dirty Vegas’ “Days Go By”. I’ve been hearing it alot at the Hippo lately. They’ve been playing the video every time I go there.
  • Putting my “request off” for my birthday now. I feel my birthday is like my own personal holiday. I never work on my birthday. Now I just gotta figure out what I wanna do. Thought about taking another trip to New York. I love New York in the autumn. I have plenty of time to figure it out, though.
Yet another Friday Five:

1. What are your favorite ways to relax and unwind?
Lounging around my apartment in sweatclothes watching TV or reading. Working hard at doing absoloutley nothing. Anytime I don’t have anywhere to be or anything that needs doing is totally the best.

2. What do you do the moment you get home from work/school/errands?
Right after work I like to jump in the shower to wash the restaurant (and the smells it brings) off of me.

3. What are your favorite aromatherapeutic smells?
I’ve never tried “aromatherapy” per se, but I love the smell of cinnamon, and the smell of bread baking. I had this energizing tangeringe scented oil I got for a present once. It smelled good, but I didn’t feel any more energized than I normally do.

4. Do you feel more relaxed with a group of friends or hanging out by yourself?
By myself, usually. I enjoy hanging out with friends, but when I’m alone I’m totally at ease.

5. What is something that you feel is relaxing but most people don't?
I get really relaxed when I groom myself: style my hair, trim my fingernails, shave my face. When I’m taking care of the phsical stuff I feel great. I’m Getting Things Done.

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Caffeine, Nicotine, Alcohol, and Ramen Noodle Diet

Trying to lose weight? Want a diet plan that will shed those unwanted pounds quickly and easily? Then try . . .


Wonder Boy’s Caffeine, Nicotine, Alcohol, and Ramen Noodle Diet

Guaranteed to turn you from flab-ulous to absolutely fabulous!

It’s simple and easy! Just follow these steps:


  • Drink all the coffee you can.
    Preferably very strong, with lots of sugar and cream—you’re going to need the energy!
    Caffeine is your friend!

  • When you’re not drinking coffee, drink Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi. Switch to the caffeine-free version after 8PM if caffeine keeps you awake.

  • Have one packet of Ramen Noodles (Oodles of Noodles, Cup O’ Noodles, or similar product) for lunch or dinner.
    This is the only solid food you’re going to eat all day, so enjoy it.

  • Drinking alcohol is very important in this diet. Avoid beer—too many calories! (Plus you’ll be going to the bathroom a lot anyway because of all the coffee you’ve been drinking.)
    Hard liquor is best—especially vodka—straight up or on the rocks. Drink enough to put you in a light stupor. It won’t take much to get you there. You’ll be buzzing’ right along and you’ll forget how hungry you are! Plus, you'll have no trouble sleeping!

  • Every time you feel hungry, smoke a cigarette. Full flavor is best, and unfiltered is even better.
    You’re going to be really hungry, so buy ‘em by the carton.
    You’re lungs are going to be black as charcoal briquets and you’ll wheeze when going up a flight of stairs, but think of how thin you’re going to be!

  • If you feel you must, take one Centrum or One-A-Day multivitamin every morning.
    You wimp!

  • You might experience shakiness, dizziness, blurred vision, hallucinations, and lack of energy while on this diet. This is only because your body has this foolish notion it needs something called nutrition to function properly. Just ignore it. Mind over matter!


[The above is a joke, OK?
H-U-M-O-R
Don’t attempt this diet. It is extremely dangerous.]

The Power of Positive Thinking


  • It’s dreary and rainy, but for some reason I’m totally refreshed and bursting with energy. I’m not going to look a gift horse in the mouth, though. Just gonna enjoy it while it lasts.
  • The Big Brother 3 finale was last night. It’s finally over, thank goodness. My VCR will get a break from taping it 3 times a week (until next summer, that is.) ’Congrats to Lisa who won the vote 9-1. You go, girl!
  • Totally in love with Orlando Bloom, who played Legolas in The Fellowship of the Ring. Isn’t he hot?
  • I’ve been sending positive thought waves to my buddy Fireguy who started his job last Monday. I have no doubt he’ll do splendidly. He’s very capable.

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Breakfast of Champions

Went out last night and it was dead everywhere. I didn’t expect much on a Tuesday night, but I expected more than that!
I need to start going out on weekend nights more.

Usually when I go out I stick with my usual Bourbon & Coke, but lately I’ve been drinking a cocktail called a Blue Monday. Here is the recipe:

Blue Monday
4 parts Vodka
2 parts Cointreau (a type of triple sec)
1 part Blue Curacao
Mix gently and pour into a chilled glass.
Serve in a cocktail or Martini glass.

It’s tasty, and rather potent too, so drink carefully!

Too cool! The webtender lists details (ingedients, how they're made and served, etc.) of hundreds of cocktails, exotic and otherwise.


Tuesday, September 24, 2002

One Ring To Control Them All

Finally saw The Fellowship of the Ring last night.
I wish I could compare it to the book, but the only Tolkien I’ve read was The Hobbit back in 7th grade for a book report.
The movie was actually quite good. It was kind of long though—nearly 3 hours! Glad I was home and not a movie theater so I could smoke while watching it and pause it to grab a snack and go to the bathroom.
It was a very realistic portrayal of what Middle Earth might have been like if it had existed. Visually, the film is stunning, and the special effects were amazing.
The Two Towers, the sequel, is due out in January. I’m gonna see this one in the theater no matter how long it is or how numb my butt gets for sitting so long.

Monday, September 23, 2002

Proud Of The Skin I'm In!


I've been seeing Baltimore art photographer Amos Baderscher all over the place recently. I met him years ago through my friend Duane, who was a model for him.

Amos said I'd be perfect as a model if I lost 20-30 pounds and handed me his card.
This was back when I was nearly a human skeleton weighing 135 pounds fully clothed and soaking wet.

The idea of being a model was so alluring that, for a brief moment, I actually was considering it. Then I thought "How can I possibly lose any more weight? I'm living on Oodles of Noodles, cigarettes and Tab!"

I was reminded of all of this when I was watching this program about body image on one of those educational channels
(I forget if it was TLC, the Discovery Channel, or what)
and they had all these models who were beautiful---totally gorgeous --and they were all literally starving themselves and were saying how they thought they were fat and ugly. It was really sad that all these girls were feeling that way about themselves.
Anyway, I never did lose the weight (thank goodness), and I never did call him back. I'm not gonna kill myself to have some pretty pictures taken.
It took awhile for me to accept myself the way I am.

I wouldn't change that for anything!

Sunday, September 22, 2002

Gag Me

Browsing through Best Buy I found my next cell phone.
Yay!
If I’d had the money in my pocket right then I would have it already. That’s why I don’t carry a lot of cash on me, and I don’t allow myself to use the ATM card unless I really need to.
I keep myself out of trouble that way!

Caught The Anna Nicole Show recently.
*gag!*
She has taken TV to even greater levels of badness. People actually watch this show regularly? Amazing!

Saturday, September 21, 2002

Tarred

Tired from work. It was very slow in the restaurant so I was feeling lazy and sluggish and not feeling like doing anything. Then, out of the blue, a big party of 48 came in and I had to run around like a madman to set up for it. They were a very nice group, though. They weren’t that demanding, didn’t make much of a mess, and they left a generous tip. What more could I ask for?

A cute new waiter started the other day. I couldn’t place his accent and it turned out he just moved here from Arkansas. He seems to know what he’s doing, so maybe he’ll last more than a week. People come and go so quickly at my restaurant!

Checked out A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice from the library. I haven’t started it yet, but judging from the synopsis on the book jacket, it’s gonna be great! I’m so psyched!

Friday, September 20, 2002

Constant Craving

I've been dying for a hotdog with mustard, chopped onion, and chili sauce. No relish, and for the love of God, no ketchup. Just have a taste for one, for some reason. Maybe I should take a trip to the hotdog stand down the street.

Anyway, it’s time for another Friday Five:


1. Would you say that you're good at keeping in touch with people?
Usually. At least I try to. I try to touch base with people on a regular basis. It’s sometimes difficult. Everyone I know always has a lot going on.

2. Which communication method do you usually prefer/use: e-mail, telephone, snail mail, blog comments, or meeting in person? Why?
Oh, email, definitely! If I get an email, I’ll usually reply within 2 days or so. If I make a call to someone who lives close it’s usually “When do you wanna meet for drinks/lunch/whatever?” Why gab on the phone when you could be face-to-face? Calls from people far away can be longish. That’s OK and kind of expected, especially if it’s been awhile since we’ve talked. There’s usually a lot to catch up on. I don’t send snail mail at all.

3. Do you have an instant messenger program? How many? Why/why not? How often do you use it?
There’s one on my AOL, but I usually turn it off. When I’m online, I’m usually doing something (sending email, blogging, whatever) and the ping! and “pop-up” effect of the IMs are distracting.

4. Do most of your close friends live nearby or far away?
Most live nearby.

5. Are you an "out of sight, out of mind" person, or do you believe that "distance makes the heart grow fonder"?
I belive that distance really does make the heart grow fonder. The more space there is between makes it even more special when you hear from that certain someone.

Thursday, September 19, 2002

My Favorite Boy

Ran into my favorite barback, Jason who works at The Allegro, in front of Central Station the other day.
It was sincerely fantastic seeing him!
Aside from being totally gorgeous, he’s really nice.
Seriously.
Genuinely nice. When he asks how you’re doing you can tell he’s not asking to be polite—he really wants to know.
He was just coming back from spending the afternoon at the Inner Harbor with his new boyfriend, Stephen. I had head about Stephen from Jason, but this was my first time meeting him—or so I thought. Turns out I knew him. He used to work with me at Friendly’s and he’s the ex-boyfriend of a guy I dated briefly years ago.
It is a small world, after all!

Hung out with my friend Adrianna and her girlfriend Kim at The Hippo. They had just come from seeing One Hour Photo and said it was really Worth Seeing.
Adrianna used to work at a one hour photo shop and she said things like that really do happen and probably more often than you think.
Pretty creepy, huh?

Watchin' All The Boys Go By

I've always had mixed emotions about the end of summer. Lounging outside Central Station with a cocktail, watching the boys in tank tops and shorts will soon be over.
*sigh*
I long to go back to the days of early June when the warm weather made you think of the many hours of sun-drenched adventures to come. Halloween items are in most stores by now. Just another reminder that winter is Coming Soon.

Just checked out some new grooves, so now there's even more CDs on my Things To Buy Soon list.

Saturday, September 14, 2002

Very Useful Things

Had a great day yesterday! The weather was perfect for a change so I shut off the AC and opened the windows wide to let some air in.
So refreshing!
Whenever the windows are open the neighbors look into my apartment as they walk by. I hate that!! It makes me feel like a zoo animal.

Tired from lack of sleep so I grabbed a cup of Joe and read the new Baltimore City Paper. I'm a member of the City Cafe "java club" which means after every 10 coffee drinks I get one free. I know--big whoop, right?
I love sitting outdoors at the City Cafe, drinking coffe, reading the paper, and watching all the boys walk by.
Serenity!

Then I decided to do some Very Useful Things. I went to the grocery store and picked up a few items and after I got back I made some iced tea--from scratch. Actually brewed the tea, added sugar--all by myself! I'm not much of a cook, so this was a major feat.
Considered organizing my closet but then I thought of how much work would go into that and changed my mind.

Got into a "lively discussion" with a friend regarding racial issues. I try to steer clear of such topics because they can turn ugly sometimes. Anyway, my friend was saying that most cartoons are "white" and I'm thinking "What?! Bugs Bunny isn't "white", he's a grey rabbit!" Assigning "race" to cartoon characters is ridiculous, if you ask me.

I found a site for gay comic book fans.
Cool!

Friday, September 13, 2002

Wide Awake In Dreamland

I drank so much coffee yesterday that I couldn't get to sleep last night and now I'm tired, grumpy, and out of it.
The ironic thing is that I was going to take a sleeping pill last night, but I was afraid it would make me tired, grumpy, and out of it!
I was going to take this ephedrine stuff I got at Wal-Mart to perk me up a bit but I was afraid it would make me too jumpy.
So I'm just Dealing With It.

Took some time this morning to respond to all my emails and to send a few of my own.
My in-box is empty for once. That never happens!

Leon's held it's Miss Leon's contest on September 7th. I found out about it too late to go, which kind of pissed me off. I would've liked to have seen that.
Congrats to Lydia Burns, Miss Leon's 2002!!

Been dying to rent The Lord of the Rings, but the last DVD I rented from Blockbuster (Legally Blonde) I totally forgot about and returned 10 days late. I owe them $30 or something. It would've been cheaper to just buy the damn thing.

Totally addicted to Big Brother 3. At first I had only mild interest, and now I'm on the edge of my seat every episode wondering Who's Next To Go. This is why I don't watch much TV as a rule. If I didn't control it, that's all I would be doing.

Today happens to be Friday the 13th. Luckily, I'm not the superstitious type.

Thursday, September 12, 2002

100 Things About Me

My contribution to the "100 Things, 100 Bloggers, 100 Days" Project:

100 Things About Me

1. I'm a Libra on the cusp of Scorpio. (11 minutes later and I would've been a Scorpio on the cusp of Libra--it was that close!)
2. My favorite cocktail is bourbon and Coke.
3. I was born in Baltimore, Maryland.
4. I hate cleaning the apartment and doing laundry -- but I do it anyway.
5. My parents kicked me out of the house and disowned me when they found out I was gay. (They read my diary.)
6. I have never had s'mores.
7. I haven't seen Raiders of the Lost Ark or Purple Rain, much to the amazement of everyone who hears this.
8. My favorie color is red.
9. Halloween is my favorite holiday.
10. My middle name is "Dee" (like Billy Dee Williams).
11. I can keep a secret, but only if you tell me "This is a secret--don't tell anybody". Tell me something without saying that and I'm liable to blab it to anyone that'll listen.
12. I cover any spots (blemishes) with concealer before I go anywhere important.
13. I have a collection of Wonder Woman comic books going back to the Golden Age.
14. I use only Pepsodent toothpaste.
15. My shoe size is 11.
16. I have 3 goldfish named Leon, Lester, and Whitey.
17. I like to sing in the shower.
18. Sometimes I talk in my sleep.
19. I'm a smoker (Newport Box 100's) but I'm trying to cut down.
20. I don't really watch my diet (Cholesterol? What's that?) so it's amazing I'm as thin as I am.
21 I am on time or early for almost everything.
22. I can spend an hour to get my hair just right.
23. I am an only child--no brothers or sisters.
24. I like my steak cooked medium-rare.
25. I graduated high school in 1987.
26. My favorite coffee flavor is hazelnut.
27. I wear briefs, not boxers. (I don't like to flop around.)
28. I've seen The Wizard of OZ over 30 times.
29. I've worn glasses since I was 8.
30. Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of my favorite films.
31. I don't like to talk on the phone much.
32. I used to love Fruity Pebbles cereal, but I haven't had it in years.
33. I sang Mack the Knife at Karaoke once.
34. I love Chinese food, especially General Tso's Chicken.
35. I cry like a baby when I watch a sad movie.
36. I'm a night person. I'd sleep all day if I could.
37. I worked for a year and a half at Club Atlantis as a go-go boy in the early 90's.
38. I was raised Southern Baptist, but I rejected it when I discovered I was gay and, according to their interpretation of the Bible, I was going to Hell.
39. I page through the dictionary looking for words I don't know the meaning of.
40. I could live on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches if I had to.
41. I had my tonsils removed when I was 7.
42. I know the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything.
43. It is often difficult for me to make decisions.
44. I an very jealous. Try to take my man and I'll knock you into next week and see you next Tuesday!
45. I don't know Kung Fu, but I have seen Enter the Dragon.
46. When I wake up my hair is all over the place, like Medusa. Not a pretty sight.
47. I don't care for the countryside much. It's pretty and all, buy I'm a City Boy.
48. I never got the point of non-alcoholic beer.
49. I don't have a tattoo---yet.
50. I've probably seen every episode of The Golden Girls, yet I watch it every day.
51. I dressed in drag the first time on October 31st, 1990. It was also the last.
52. My cat Bigfoot was run over by a truck when I was 10. I cried for a month.
53. I put all my CDs on "shuffle" when I play them to mix 'em up a bit.
54. I love White Castle cheeseburgers. Whenever I'm in New York I take the PATH train to Jersey City, NJ just to go to White Castle.
55. My baby does the hanky panky.
56. I dyed my hair red once. I looked like Ronald McDonald. It wasn't pretty.
57. They haven't made a Ben & Jerry's flavor I haven't liked.
58. The first clue I was gay was when I was 11 and got turned on my the men's underwear section of the Sears catalog.
59. I drink Slurpees real fast on purpose, just to get that "brain freeze".
60. I can make Ramen Noodles over a hundred different ways.
61. I sleep in the nude usually.
62.I don't care much for beer, but I'll drink it if that's all there is.
63. I hate to dress up. I'm a jeans and t-shirt type of guy.
64. I very rarely get a headache, but when I do it's really bad.
65. I crack my knuckles all the time.
66. The only reason I look at the Abercrombie & Fitch catalog is to ogle the cute boys.
67. I dream in black and white. (Kind of like old-timey TV.)
68. I dance around my apartment in my underwear.
69. My favorite number!
70. My scent of choice is Egoiste by Chanel.
71. I don't like to repeat myself. I said, I don't like to repeat myself!
72. I was on Romper Room when I was 5.
73. I could never be a Jehovah's Witness because I didn't see the accident.
74. I used to get up early Saturday mornings as a child just to watch TV. My favories were h.r. pufnstuf and The Superfriends.
75. I went to my first gay bar when I was 16. It was Leon's, "Baltimore's Oldest and Friendliest Gay Bar".
76. My first job was at a bowling alley when I was 15.
77. I am in love with my husband now more than ever.
78. I have to sleep with at least 2 pillows under my head.
79. I'm a big John Waters fan. I've seen almost all of his films.
80. I have never been able to blow a bubble with bubblegum.
81. The first record album I bought with my own money was Paralell Lines by Blondie when I was 8.
82. I'm very impatient. I hate waiting for things.
83. I'm not a big fan of surprises--even pleasant ones.
84. I have never played the Lottery.
85. The only sections of the newspaper I read are the horoscope, the movie/music reviews, advice columns, and the funnies.
86. I was a big fan of Melrose Place.
87. I love going to thrift stores, yard sales, and flea markets.
88.I like to believe anything is possible.
89. I lived in Washington DC for a year and worked at the National Peace Foundation, a charity which provided relief to war-torn countries.
90.I've been with my husband almost 4 years.
91. My favorite animals at the zoo have always been the wildcats, especially the cheetahs. They're so fast and strong, with only meat on their bones.
92. I tend to look at the bright side of every situation.
93. I call my penis "Mr. Happy".
94. I sing along to the theme songs and commercials on TV.
95. I like alot of butter on my popcorn. By the time I'm finished it's more like "popcorn soup".
96. I know why the caged bird sings.
97. I'm really lazy when it comes to responding to my email.
98. I don't make New Year's resoloutions.
99.I once had a cat named "Miss Thing".
100. The thing that bothers me the most about this world is man's inhumanity to man.

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

God Bless America

Monday, September 09, 2002

Crisis

I tidied up the old homestead, did the dishes, and put some clothes in the wash and was feeling pretty content in the fact that I was Getting Things Done.
It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside when all the household chores are done and over with. I always cherish this feeling because it doesn't happen very often.

Then, after all that tranquility, I nearly had a "crisis" when I checked my blog and found it was displaying all wrong.
For some reason the blogchalking gif wasn't displaying correctly and it was pushing all my post text to the right. I couldn't figure out what the problem was, so I just removed the image.
I'll see if I can figure out the bug and put it back soon. Somehow my archive and side links got extra large in the process, so I have to figure out how to fix that too. If it's not one thing it's another, right?

Since this is about the only thing I have to complain about, everything must be going pretty good!

Up!

Up early for a change. I'm off today, so I have the whole day to do whatever I want. Laundry isn't anywhere on my list of Fun Things To Do, but I'm almost out of socks and underwear so I gotta do it whether I like it or not.

Gotta remember to call Fireguy today. He just moved and I know how stressful that can be.

There's so many CDs I wanna get. I want Let Go by Avril Levigne, Shakira's Laundry Service, Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 10, just to name a few. Luckily, my birthday is right around the corner!

Isn't there any other gay (or lesbian) person in Baltimore with a blog? I just did a search on Google and came up with nothing. I find it hard to believe that I'm the only one. I'm gonna geep looking, though.

Note to Frenzi: Glad to see you're moving on. Good luck with your new guy.
Note to UrbanBaltoBoy: I'm gonna email you soon. Hope you're OK!
Note to Swedish Joe: How is Japan?

Sunday, September 08, 2002

Tired Of Sleeping

All I've been doing lately is sleeping. I slept close to 11 hours last night. I love to sleep, don't get me wrong. It's one of the things I do best, actually. I'm just not used to it.

Work's been okay, lately. Nothing's changed at the restaurant. I just think I'm getting tired of waiting tables. Thinking about going back to MCI Worldcom or something Customer Service related. At least then I wouldn't come home every day smelling like food.

Remember that furniture exchange thing with my upstairs neighbor? Well, we made the exchange. He got my sofa and loveseat and I got these two really neat chairs. They really brighten up the place. The next step is to put the deposit on the sofa I want, but that's gonna wait 'til I catch up some more on the bills.

Haven't had the chance to check my emails or to read anyone else's blogs, so that's what I'm gonna do now.

Tuesday, September 03, 2002

I'm Back!

Actually I've been back for a few days but this is the first time I've had a chance to blog. I really missed it.

Anyway, this is gonna be a long one, folks. So grab a drink and a snack. I'll wait.

Ready? Ok, here goes.
The drive to Virginia was long and boring. Acres and acres of nothing but acres and acres of nothing.
Virginia was beautiful and the people were very friendly. The salespeople and clerks actually smile at you and thank you when you pay them. Totally wasn't used to that, but it was refreshing. Friendly, you know?
The nightlife isn't all that. The closest place to hang was this place called Klub Ambush. And it wasn't really a "club"--more like a bar, a pool table, and a juke box.
Kind of like Leon's here in B'more, only a little bigger.
It was nice to get away though.

I realized after I got there that I forgot to get those delayed feeding things for my goldfish, so all the time I was there I kept thinking "I killed my fish. They're gonna starve to death because of me" and I was feeling like dirt about it. Way guilty, you know?
So, I got back and ran into the house and you know what? They were still alive! After 11 days with no food!
I have indestructible fish!

After I got home it was back to work. It was very busy, but I made alot of money, which was good.
Labor Day was horrible. I worked a day shift and we were busy. Total pandemonium. There were only 6 servers on the floor, and a line out the door for hours.
Every time I saw someone come in I was like "Get out, damn you!" (in my head, of course). It's not that I didn't want to wait on them, but I was already running around like a maniac, I couldn't handle much more.

Went to DC last night which was alot of fun. Got back to B'more in enough time for last call at Allegro. Saw D'Marje (pronounced "dee marge ay") a drag queen I've known for years. And my friend Ralph who does drag under the name Summer Skyy was there too. And my friend Paul. Kind of drank too much, though.
I had to shave my tongue when I got up this morning.

Anyway, gotta go and get my uniform ready for tonight.
I don't expect it to be busy, but you never know.