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Moon Phase

April 2019
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Bruce [userpic]
Not Blind

I made it to the Hamptons last night only about half an hour late - an improvement over last week, at least.

Not an incredibly crowded party, but no less awesome than usual. It was at least partially koc_hex's birthday party, and I had the (recently) unique vantage of seeing him drunk. Of course, I also found that he apparently is afflicted with machismo. I hadn't been aware of that.

But I continue to have hope that someday, somehow, we'll find a cure.

I got to see the elusive hollyk, sugarbare, and Isaac. We all munched on candiddani's weenies, as well as k_magic's wonderful bowtie pasta.

I finished up the last of the cherry vodka, so I bummed a ride to the store with vanillaspice to get more. They didn't have 3 Olives cherry, so I grabbed mango, instead. Still quite yummy.

A guy I've known for years, whose name keeps escaping me (Johnny? Nathaniel) brought in his roommate, Jamie. Quite the little cutie, and fun, too.

Knowing me, I got her name wrong, too. I should require that everyone fill out a song slip before talking to me...

What else? Quite a few more people, much good conversation, and good times.

I felt sober enough to drive around 1:30am, and so went home. And surprisingly, fell asleep fairly quickly.

Of course, I woke up around 8:30am, and just could not either wake up or get back to sleep. I was starting to feel sleepy around noon, but I had a 2:00pm opthamologist's appointment, so I gave up, showered, dressed, and went to Kaiser to have my eyes prodded.

The upshot? My peripheral vision is good, pressure is good (blood pressure's a little high, though), I have thick corneas (which is apparently good), and I should come back in 6 months, because he still thinks there may be something going on.

In fact, the only thing wrong he found is that my eyes are sorta dry, which is likely the problem I've been having with my left eye. He gave me some artificial tears, and sent me on my way.

And that's about it so far. I almost got a Friday fill-in gig at the same place as Saturday, but I was talking to the doctor when DJ Purple called, and he'd given the gig to someone else in the 15 minutes it took me to get back to him.

And now I'm up, and fed, and it's a beautiful day.

And I mostly want to go home and get some sleep. But Fry's is calling my name...

Current Location: Panera
Mood: tiredtired

He just must not seem like a Nate to me, since I know I heard his name multiple times.

Shawn's never given me a macho vibe. Far closer to metrosexual. I have no problem believing that she was asking.

Of course, she also has no gaydar whatsoever. About 15 minutes after Monica agreed with the rest of us that we enjoyed Jamie's boobs, it finally occurred to her that maybe, just maybe Monica was a lesbian...

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Hmmm. Yes it is. (corrects address book).

He was at least somewhat distracted...

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Actually, it was miscommunication between Nathan and Jamie. They had a pre-determined signal for gay and straight... apparently the signal got crossed and she thought he said I was gay... which led her to argue "really? cuz he's been staring at me since we came in". All was cleared up, in time.

And no... I'm not naturally macho... I'm generally pretty gentle. I have occasion to be intimidating, though... you guys just haven't seen it because no one has had the misfortune to threaten any of you in front of me. Personally, I'd prefer you guys never see the scary Hex... much less the results of some fool forcing a fight.

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Well that explains it - though the bit with Monica was still pretty funny.

As far as the whole "machismo" thing is concerned - what you just described is protective behavior. It's not particularly macho. Mothers have it in spades.

As do I. Ask Alex what I looked like the other night at the bar - and that was only protecting my equipment.

"Machismo" is more like bravado. It's bragging, swaggering, and insisting that you can take on everybody in the bar. It's one of the nastiest and stupidest of male behaviors.

It's turning off your brain, and thinking with your gonads.

And I have some of it, but I've done my level best to eliminate as much as I can.

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Blah blah blah, technicalities. It's so not funny anymore.

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What? You didn't know I over analyze everything?

Love ya!

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Yeah... I love you too, you big analytical butt :P You and Lisa are apparently determined to suck all the fun out of anything that doesn't inspire you to quote it.

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I have no idea what you're talking about.

I mean, I'm having fun... :-p

I got to see the elusive hollyk

The elusive?

And how often do I see you, ms. "Nah, I think I'll just stay home tonight"?

It's because of the mood I'm in.

I don't want to bring anyone else down, with my crap...

And knowing me, I'll gt all depressed. I hate when I'm like this, dammit.

Honey, we like you. That includes when you're down.

And sitting at home, stewing in your own juices, isn't going to cheer you up much.

And I think it's a little late to worry about "getting" depressed. But that's OK. I've been depressed all the time you've known me, and I generally don't let it stand in the way of having a good time.

Sure wish I went to dinner & last night =p

Yeah, that would have been nice...

Sorry dear, I think my brain requires that I miss someone or something exceptional that happened.

Besides, between the alcohol and Jamie's boobs, I was a tad disoriented...