Heeellloooo Lovers I hope this finds you well and enjoying the post inaugural bliss. I wanted to touch base with you lovely people and see how you are doing. Things are well in Erie except for the snow. Yesterday we were getting two inches of snow every hour…in the end it was announced on the new that this winter will be the 10th heaviest snowfall in Erie history….I can attest to this since I spent 20 some good minutes pushing fellow apartment residents out of our snow congested parking lot (I reek of car exhaust at the moment)….update I just heard we are at the 7th place spot for most snow during a winter season in Erie…perfect.
Updates, updates, updates…first, my meeting with one of our State Reps. went very well. We all presented out respective pieces on DOMA, DADT, ENDA, and anti-hate laws. I ended up sitting between our congress woman and one of her staff members….it made me nervous. It was such a great meeting and great day because I ended up going out to lunch with a couple older gay men (and Steve) who gave us a nice history regarding gay right in Erie and PA. Then we ended up going back to the office of the Congress woman to see the opening of her office (I’m not sure this sentence makes sense). I ended up running into a friend (who is a political activist) and eventually had to tell her I was gay and that’s why I was at the office opening and had the meeting earlier that day. Then she introduced me to one of her friends. I’m not sure if he’s gay or not but he was uber cute. Black hair, dark eyes…he had a very Italian complexion, little bit of facial hair skinny….needless to say I was smitten. I hope I run into him again. Then the week got better from there.
I went out and visited some bars and just got to hang around Erie, it has been so hectic that it was nice to just cool my jets for the weekend. We had game night; I managed to see some people that were visiting from out of town all in all just a lovely weekend. But I think the best part was Monday night.
Ever since I’ve stopped seeing my older gentlemen friend John (I had to stop myself) I’ve been feeling a little off my game recently….in a bit of a funk if you will. So a couple of us went to the gay bar on Monday and it was fun. There was your typical drag show going on but what was untypical was the fact the bar was packed with a ton of people…some of them very good looking. So me and a friend go back to a bar (Monday’s are coincidentally college ID…what like you’ve never been to one) and we were getting drinks. Just down the bar from me is this cute tall dark haired boy. He looked to be about 22-23 (he had to be over 21 because he was buying booze) and I don’t know what came over me…I ended up telling the bar tender to put his drink on my tab. As I signed off on my tab I heard the guy say something about paying and being surprised….he walks over and goes to thank my friend Missy…who then says don’t thank me thank him in fact give him your phone number and name. That’s when I got bashful, he shakes my hand and we exchange quick pleasantries and it was over. He was gone and I was on my way to the dance floor. So we dance and there it’s about 2 am and as I am turning around on the dance floor low and behold they guy is standing right behind me…he leans forward and whispers in my ear that his name is Henry and that no one has ever bought him a drink before. He then gives me a peck on cheek and tells me he is leaving with his friends and that he would be there next weekend. I stammer out something and the next thing I know he is moving towards the exit. I was pretty pleased with the whole thing and now I know what I am doing Monday night. I will defiantly let you guys know how things pan out. Also, when he was whispering into my ear I detected a hint of a British accent….sexy. But it didn’t stop there.
On Tuesday night, after trivia I ended up making friends from an opposing team who has the cutest curly haired guy on the team. At the end of trivia they have a free round where you can answer individually and win prizes. The first question I manage to get right and win a hat…as it turns out curly haired guy had his hand up to and I stole the question from him…I ended up giving him the hat instead (one because I look awful in hats and two so I could talk to him)….his name is Paul and he looked good in the hat.
Now the far part of the past week! I took a page out of my friend Romi’s play book and her site Year of the Chick and signed up for a dating service. Like I’ve said I want to keep putting myself out there well I really did it this time. So I open my account (it was free) and I come up with a witty and honest profile of myself. Well I had a few surprises in my account all ready…I usually set my profile to a 50 mile radius…I don’t want to date some one way far away…I get a message one day later from a man from Virginia stating he was in Erie for a few day and he thought we should meet…the subject line of said email….hey sexy. Now don’t get me wrong I don’t mind having my ego stroked a little (or other things) but this was ridiculously forward and frankly I’m not looking for one night stands. To top it off not only was his profile a mess (and a grammatical nightmare) and didn’t say anything about him other than his graduate study work (which I don’t believe he’s doing)he listed himself as being straight. Ugh…please I don’t care if you are in the closet but if you think you are going to open a dating account, list yourself as being straight, go to another town for gay sex, and then expect me to drop to my knees when you have that gay inclination you’ve got the wrong idea. My friend Lucy, who is also on the dating site, was telling me how she judges people’s profiles and won’t message them based on their grammar abilities she will be pleased to hear I now know what she is talking about after this Virginia Casanova’s profile. I did message someone but they didn’t message me back, which makes me sad but it is understandable. I did have one more fun experience. I had a young man going to college in Ohio message me. We were using the systems IM system and it was a decent chat. He lived over a hundred miles away which was the first problem and the second after checking out his profile I could tell I wasn’t interested in him. But, that wouldn’t stop me from making a new friend; I’m all about new friends. So he compliments me and tells me I’m cute (ego boost) and I tell him he’s cute. At this point in time I try to disarm the situation because I can see that he is going to want to meet and I tell him he will make someone at his college really happy….I was trying to throw him off…then he messages me “u know u want me” proceeded quickly by, “lol,” “j/k.” Way to forward….also along the IMing (I was doing this during my lunch hour) he messages me that he wants meat. He was also willing to give me his cell phone number so we could text each other. Needless to say this is going to be a big problem…a small price to pay to have my ego stroked.
All in all it has been a pretty decent week. I have some more political activism meetings coming up so I’m pretty pumped and Monday night is going to be a blast I’m really excited to see if Price Charming (yes of course I’d give him that name because he is potentially British) shows up at the gay bar. Well that’s about it. I hope things are going well with all of you as well!