Two Month Anniversary
Wow, has it only been two months? For those who are new to the program, today would be the two month anniversary of my coming out. Yes, if you did the math right, I came out on Christmas Day '04. I feel like I've done more in these past two months than I've done in the last two years. People I've met, events I've attended, emotions I've felt. Read more [+/-]
It's amazing what being honest with yourself and others can do to you; I feel as if I'm intoxicated on strength, determination, and a passion for life. I've tossed aside my inhibitions and I'm ready to take on anything, come what may!
However, thinking clearly and rationally had also been thrown out with the inhibitions. It's all new and exciting to me, and because of my need for instant gratification, I was sometimes reckless. Like a kid loose in a candy store, I've started to feel the onset of a tummy ache of having too much candy, too fast.
Thank you for being there and handing me some ginger ale, you know who you all are. I love you and know I would never want to hurt anyone I loved; ever. (Who am I talking about? If I listed them I'm bound to forget someone; most are listed under Blogs I Read.)
Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?
So two months have passed, and I still haven't gone on a date yet! Surprising, I know. But as a person who's never dated before, I haven't the first clue what to do, where to go, what to say, what to order, or what to wear! It's all VERY intimidating. Having a fear of rejection doesn't help (and neither does Cow Pattie's story)! Read more [+/-]
Okay, deep breath. First things first, what's the best way to find Mr. Right? I've heard that meeting people through friends or family is the ideal. They act as a buffer already knowing the involved parties and can make a value judgement to determine if any relationship can come of it. My family doesn't associate with gay men and most of my friends are either straight or 'coupled in'.
Help! If you have any tips, I'd appreciate it. Or maybe even some of your dating do's and don'ts - we can all learn from each other, right? And please don't say dating sites; I've had enough people asking me if I was spicier than General Tso chicken.
Since I won't be tutoring this weekend, I've graciously given myself to Out of Bounds - NYC, volunteering at their booth Saturday, 2-4pm, at The 12th Original GLBT Expo (Jacob Javits Center). Drop by and say hi!
Back to Basics
A series of artistic shots of graphic tee's.