Thursday, December 18, 2008

School of Seven.......

betternbetter...

man I've gotten my energy back the last few days and went to run and work out bi's today at the gym and then ran around the mall with a friend tonight and had a full day, was kind of cool just to get out of the house for a change after all week working on boxes and stuff. oh man, also today was a foggy drizzly december day that just feels awesome, dark and grey and cramped feeling outside following a few harsh biting freezing windy days... was nice. also the glow of the Christmas lights on my street in the grey haze all good.
also caught up with a married college bud who lives in town, went to his house with some lunch and caught up and am going to do his landscaping this summer on his house and it's in a nice part of town, so my chance to really do my best and see if he gets any comments on it. cant wait.
the cooly cool deal is he has an uncle and aunt living in barcelona for a long time and they may have some contacts for Englsih language schools I could apply at. that would be awesome, more news as it comes.
I also chatted w/ buddy passing fancy and confirmed I'd drive down to big D for the weekend before new years, I can't wait to search for a showing of "slumdog millionaire" while there, if not then at least the "gran torino" movie, those are top on my list to see.
I"m getting more and more comfortable and in the mood for Christmas, more things settled into my house, almost everything out of storage, and the Christmas party this weekend I plan to drink a few and have some fun and just try to meet some people. Merry Christmas all , i hope y'all are enjoying the holidays.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

keep posing...





coming out at Christmas.... (not me)

alone at Christmas.....stream of cons.

not really I'll have all my family here in okc to get together with all day here in okc. and my austin buddy well be in town and staying with his family and one night at my house to cuddle up with (non sexual completely, we are best buds only). but what I'm talking about is another year of not going driving around to see lights with anyone special, no walking around the mall saying we should get this or that for so and so, no going with each other to some party and meeting new and interesting people who say what a great couple we are, no one to sit and do nothing with while watching tv with the christmas tree lights glowing somewhere in the room, no kids around that's for sure. well theses are things I IMAGINE it might be like for those seriously dating or married. I dunno. but Christmas time is definitely a time when these things come to mind another year without, and i bet thats hard for a lot of single guys, straight or gay, but especially closet dudes, I guess the closet dudes that are already married have the business of Christmas to keep them going with the companionship and tradition and family, but the single ones, i think its more likely difficult. now that i think about it there are a lot of guys completely out of the closet but maybe not at home, or its not discussed at home so they may feel alone even thought with family at Christmas. This CHristmas will be better than usual for me since I missed it last year, I'm enjoying just being home, and listening to music and turning on my lights outside on the house at night and off in the morning. ALso I'll be visiting over at my parents more next week than usual cause I want to spend as much time with my aunt who lives in town since she's so old.l that's something i promised myself I'd do while overseas last year. Also I get to set all the table decorations for Christmas day at my folks place, i know how gay, but what can I say, I have a knack. ha

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

more gymspiration....long as they're hungry after the workout...







playing doctor

I've had a sick throat for a few days, so today I'm seriously nursing it with gargling salt water and taking lots of vitamin c. I might take a decongestant here in a minute, it's that sort from a sore throat, i always get this sinus drainage gunk thing and have get a sore throat. I've had strept before and it doesn't hurt to swallow so I know it's just due to the pressure. anyway, I'm moving around and getting things done in my place, but I'm worried about going to a big CHrismtas shape in top form this saturday night! HA.
so tomorrow I may try and see a doctor, but since I know longer have copay insurance at the moment, I'm looking online to see if taking soe leftover vioxx will help, or i am also thinking about all the doxycyclene that the military gave me, and maybe start taking that for a week or two, i think it's an antibiotic..one thing is for sure, I'm about to eat lunch, and I'm so glad it's starve a fever, FEED a cold. ahh yeah

UPDATE: ran at the gym 4K, and sat in the steamroom, greasy mexican food chicken chimichangas for dinner, and took a 12 hour drixoral, and am feeling a lot better....

Jeff de Bruges chocolate

I've been wanting to post for a while about this chocolate. I've bought a few boxes of chocolate from one of their stores while in Paris for Christmas gifts and brought a few bags home of the ones I liked and have been treating myself to one every few days until they're gone....
This store was on the same street, rue de martyrs, as our hotel in Paris north of downtown. Monocle magazine includes articles now and then about the best streets in the world, and although I'm not quite sure about the qualifications, I feel like this one should be nominated. It had a community of townhouses all around, a metro stop near, clothing boutiques, meat, cheese, wine shops, cafes, restarants, laundry services, bakeries, etc...

Here in the states, I've had some boxed chocolate like Godiva or Mrs. Sees or in OKC here Russel Stovers. But the chocolate from this store was so good, I couldnt' help myself but to stop in each time I passed the store while on vacation there and buy a piece or two. My favorite was the one on the left with a creme inside that tasted like earl grey tea. the owl one has a creme inside with little hazelnuts, and the building shape has a hazelnut creme almost like a peanut butter... mmm

the new Mullet?





someone told me this weekend that the goatee is now the new mullet? meaning what? it's dated or out???

I'm not sure what that means, that it is a redneck thing? or just an old look? or what....
but I think i'll keep my chin beard for now, it's not really consiered a goatee after all and I like the way it looks. I think geometrically the horizontal line of my chin beard gives a nice frame to my face. ha, I'm just saying, its my blog.
Is it true about the goatee, has it run its course or no? anyone comment?
and I'm not saying that would mean anyone would even have to nix the goatee, I think you should wear what you want and what you like, for example yes I still wear my cargo shorts in the summer, although I understand they are huge no for gay guys in dallas or something??? ha

Sunday, December 14, 2008

tease...







great weekend

just got back from Arkansas. woke up feeling like crap the last two mornings though. a cold in my throat and a deep deeper voice than usual... growl. sucks.
but the holiday party at my ex-gf was cool, and I met some new friends of hers in town and saw a lot of my old college buddies there(all married) so that was cool.
now I'm back at the house surrounded by boxes needing to be unpacked tomorrow.
I decided friday while driving up to my old college town that I don't think I'll be going up there to visit much anymore, it's just not the same, and my best friend has a kid and a second on the way, and things just aren't the same and I feel like I'm just going to keep being the single guy visiting and stopping in every couple months to visit everyone. something about being gone a year has me considering all the old habits and routines and what are they worth to me in life and why I do them... so going up there is one thing I've decided i can do without.
my Austin bud is dating a guy who is his first real bf material in many years and he's been calling me every other night telling me all about their times together. makes me a little jealous for sure. but I'm super happy for him of course and can't wait to meet the guy, he's an artist just moved back to austin from NYC.
I need something like that for sure, I'm getting antsy and extremely bored back here in okc. I'm all right, I decided I'm sort of getting adjusted and still processing where I"ve been and what I was doing, and what I want to do next. I'm still considering a job fair in February for international schools. and if i haven't already griped about it, all the stuff from storage is getting on my nerves and I'm deciding to throw some of it away since I'm single and problaby never getting married and never passing anything on to anyone i figure why bother keeping anything really anyway? now to bed and try to sleep off this COLD!

what a winner...

ahh look at that mussy hair.....

dance