For any who may wonder, Day One at the new job went well. It was rather uneventful...typical first day stuff. I met lots of people and was given far too much new information that I probably won't remember until I do the tasks.
Some things I will like about this job:
Coworkers seem great.
Casual dress...jeans are ok!
I get to use a Mac!
I will learn a LOT
and so much more...
All in all, this is going to be a very good thing!
Had dinner with MBA Man last night. He told me vacation stories and we talked about life. It was nice. It occurred to me it was the first time we had gotten together one on one in over three years. I guess that is the way of things when friends are in relationships. Times change.
It is interesting how our dynamic has changed over the last several months since I came out to him. Some of our conversation topics are the same, but others are very different. There is an added comfort now to address topics neither of us would have touched before. I think it is the change that comes with knowing you are both playing for the same "team." I trust him and he trusts me--I believe there is very little left that we keep from one another. There are still moments when I think "I can't believe what he just told me." But, I'm glad he does--and I'm glad I can be just as open and honest with him.
To My Readers: Have I mentioned lately how much I love you all? The connections and friendships made through this blog are absolutely incredible and invaluable to me.
Oh, and just so you know, even if I may be a latecomer with my comments sometimes it does not mean I am behind in reading...I have a routine whereby I flag everything I want to comment on in my RSS reader and go back to it later. So, while I probably read your posts every day I may not comment until several days later.
To My Buddy V. Jay: The boy is pledging to a frat--and doing so openly. It can't be easy and takes a lot of guts. I know a couple of former fratboys who are gay but they were not out in the frat. So, go V!
To A Couple of New Bloggers: I've had the pleasure of chatting recently with a couple of new bloggers who are out there:
Last night I was up quite late on AIM, and was surprised to get a message from Bi Boy. It's been some time since I heard from him.
He procceded to tell me that he'd been out last week with someone I'd know. Of course I wondered who. He tells me the guy's name and after a second I realized he was talking about MBA Man's ex...the guy he dated before the LTR with Photo Guy. He asked what I knew about this guy, which really isn't much since I never actually met him...but I'm sure during the course of their conversation somehow the connection was made.
So, the world gets smaller. But the conversation got more interesting when he asked about my love life. I was starting to get the sense from the conversation that he might know something about me--somehow I doubt he'd have told a straight guy friend about picking up boys and "getting [his] whore on."
BB: hey did you and [Apple Guy]ever BB:? Me: ever what? BB: that is what i am asking Me: No...however you must know more about me than I think to have wondered about that BB:lol BB:you never know Me:You can say it, I'll tell you the truth Me: or ask it, I guess BB: what if you say that you and [Apple Guy] did nothing i take that BB: but i know you wanted him BB: BAD Me:I did not BB:right Me:Right....YOU wanted [Apple Guy] BB:yes and no
Me:I will say that your radar is good....because I am BB:you say it like i did not know Me:how did you know? [Daisy Duke] tell you? BB:no BB:i just know
Anyway, it was an interesting and surprising conversation. To learn that not only is he dating one of my friends exes, but he knew about me all along...and I'm far from "obvious", so the boy's gaydar must be finely tuned.
Indeed an interesting chat to have online at 2 am.
We “gay bloggers” are an interesting group. Whether we’re semi-closeted or out and proud, from sunny California or the chillier regions of Canada, we are all connected. Whether we have been blogging three months or three years, we all seem to be part of a community. Look at any of our blogrolls and it becomes apparent there are far fewer than “six degrees of separation” at work.
Have you ever wanted to meet your blog buddies but wondered if it would ever be possible? Have you dreamed of getting people together but didn’t know how to go about it? We have too, and we have an answer!
Blogger Meet Up 2008!
We propose a gathering of bloggers to be held this summer in Chicago. It would be a chance for many of us to get together, hang out, and have fun in a casual atmosphere. We are thinking of about a 3-day get together, over a weekend in June or July.
Are you interested? Please contact one of us!
Troy of “Troystopher” K of “I Have to Admit It” B of “ Figuring Myself Out” JR of “Nothing Golden Stays”
When contacting us to indicate your interest, let us know of your preferred weekends. Please email us no later than Friday, Feb. 29th so we can get dates set and look for a hotel to accommodate the group. Watch our blogs for additional information as plans progress.
We look forward to hearing from you. Lets make this a fun event!
I realized tonight I have not blogged in several days, again. There are stretches where I just do not feel motivated to blog and this has been another of them. Oh well, I guess it is my blog and I'm allowed to set the updating pace...thanks to you who read for putting up with my sporadic-ness.
Job Search: There is progress on this front, as I have taken the next step. My strong prospect job, which I have told a few of you about, finally posted, I heard from my contact and I applied. Now, more waiting.
Politics: I have been following IA and NH, but so much has been said about this by others that I won't repeat it here.
Family Weekend: My Uncle, Aunt and cousin came up for a visit this weekend. We had a nice time chatting, playing games and etc. Unfortunately, Mom has been ill...thinks she has food poisining. She was able to visit with them a bit yesterday but Dad and I did much of the "entertaining."
A Reconnection: Remember the reason I ditched the chats? Well, one thing I never did was take AIM Boy off of either of my buddy lists. I don't know why or what possessed me to do so, but last night I IMed him just for a lark to see if he'd respond. He did and we proceeded to have a lengthy conversation about a lot of things. I am not sure what if anything will come of it but we both seem to have an interest in rekindling a friendship. MBA Man Meets a Blogger: A while back when I told MBA Man about this blog, I also told him a little bit about a few of my blog friends. Well, he's been in Chicago this weekend for work and this morning had brunch with Troystopher. (I had given them each other's emails and etc.) While I'm just a smidge jealous that MBA Man met my blogger buddy before me, I have to say I think it's kind of cool that connection could be made as a result of my blog. Shout out... To a new blog I like: Coming to Terms With "IT"
There you have it, folks. My life in a nutshell for the first few days of 2008!
Thank you for joining me on my "journey out" these last months. I've met great guys and worked on "Figuring Myself Out" through this little blog. May we all continue to learn and grow with each other in 2008.
Please Note: This blog is a place for work out thoughts and feelings about a very personal aspect of my life. If you think you know my real identity, whether you found this on your own or I asked you to read it, talk to me--don't tell the world. Please respect the anonymity of this blog. Thanks!