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Jun. 18th, 2006 | 01:25 pm
location: Home
mood: lethargiclethargic
music: Tori Amos - Taxi Ride

So I went to gay pride for the first time ever. To me it was pretty much how the media makes it out, a lot of guys in leather, drag, or nothing at all (practically). People groping each other, or so I heard but (luckily) did not experience myself. But I must say I did enjoy it for the most part. Not because of any displays of sensationalism, but because I met up with a lot of my friends and had a sense I was less restricted and more free to be me. I mean I'm sure I was still being judged constantly (hello...gay!?), but on a more shallow level. So that was fun while it lasted, but I didn't stick around for all of the pride party...

Around 8:30 Mo, Eugene and I met up with a bunch of my coworkers in celebration of one of the coworkers' birthdays. That was fun and brought me back to reality, which I need periodically. The waitress there sucked though and the food was expensive, but it was good seeing even more people I know and having the downtime. Mo paid for most of my dinner, and in fact all I drank at pride was beer that he had originally bought for himself, so I guess I'm in debt to him quite a bit. Here's hoping my simple 'thank you' will suffice.

Back to pride, or lack thereof, at about 11ish I met met back up with Chris Staci and Mikey, who I originally went down there with, at Central...and Central was...well, Central. I was pretty sober at that point...and tired...and introverted. I did dance some, but sat out for a lot of it. Oh, and some old guy finally offered to buy me a drink, and I didn't even flirt or dance with him, but I turned him down. Also, it was funny because I met a kid from myspace there, completely by chance, and he was wearing a shirt that said 'You looked better on myspace.' I asked him if it was true, and he didn't really answer, but said that 'Most people tell me I look better in person.' So, basically I'm ugly. Who fucking knew? But he (Mike) did hang around and even waited with me outside Central afterwards while Staci was trying to find his phone. He even walked with all of us to the car (he lived only a few blocks away, so he wasin no rush to get home). So that was kind of sweet. Of course I drove Staci's car home since I was the only sober one in the bunch. I brought everyone back to Towson, but Staci and Mikey were hungry so they went out to Denny's, and hopefully everything went okay.

So this weekend has been kind of nice in that I went to my first pride, AND I've been cancelled from work all three days now! Today was made official just 20 minutes ago actually. It kind of sucks at the same time though because that's quite a bit of money lost. But I'm not too worried about it. I'm living at my mom's for crap's sake with no plans to move out in the near future. Hopefully I'll be made into a core staff member soon though so that I'll be guaranteed three shifts a week, with the option to pick up extra shifts as I see fit. So today I need to study for a research methods test that I have tomorrow, but that shouldn't take up too much time at all. Then, who knows...there's more pride today, but I doubt I'll go.

- Jiminy Cricket

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whampcansee

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from: whampcansee
date: Jun. 20th, 2006 11:35 am (UTC)
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ps - why did you not let that guy buy you a drink!?!?

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