April 30, 2006
April 28, 2006
April 27, 2006
Whew... I thought this day would never come. It felt good to sleep in a little this morning except that I forgot the city was doing street cleaning today, on my side of the street. I woke up to see a Richmond Police cruiser sitting right behind where my car used to be... Dang it all... I can only imagine what this is going to cost.
DANG IT ALL...
Ok, well I am not going to let this little bump in the road ruin my days off. I have called a friend to come help me bail my car out. and I will get it when I get it... Dang it all...
My weekend is not planned at all. I am a firm believer in spontaneity which helps when you have days that start like mine did. I have laundry to do, and some housekeeping chores to complete. Plenty to keep me occupied for awhile. Then I will read and sun for a bit before heading over for Karaoke at Z2 tonight. I think some friends from work may come too. Could be lots of fun.
April 25, 2006
This was day number six (straight) at work, and to most, selling probably doesn't seem that energy consuming... But it actually is... You have to be "ON" all the time, "ON" meaning; the people you are dealing with expect you to be at your best all the time. It's very hard to do that for an 11 hour work day... Fortunately there are only 2 of those during the week. Today was one, as is tomorrow... Oh and tomorrow is my Friday, so I will be very relieved when 9:00pm rolls around.
I was called by my attorney's office yesterday, to look for some documents being mailed to me. These apparently are court ordered requests to produce financial information that my wife can use against me... It's ok, really... There isn't all that much to share, she actually gets more from me today than the court will order me to give her... Additionally I pay for her healthcare insurance through my employer... Anyway... We will see what the documents are, when I get home from work tomorrow..
Another day in the life...
Be good, and Be yourself!
April 24, 2006
Yesterday and today I took advantage of the beautiful spring weather and have been seen all over town with my convertible top down... What a marvelous couple of days.
I went out to play pool last night and had fun at Z2, I also had their signature chili and a side salad for dinner. Very good and filling meal, thank you. Saturday night I went by Z2 and just didn't feel like being out or the "love"I regularly feel. It was very busy and smoky... Stephen was there too, and I didn't want to spoil anyone's fun, as he was with friends of both of our's so I decided not to stay. Nothing wrong with a good night's sleep.
I worked Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday... I am working Tuesday and Wednesday too... It has been really slow and challenging this month, but this too shall pass... Thursday and Friday are looking really good from here...
Douglas and I did not see each other all weekend... We did go out for drinks tonight at PF Chang's, a great restaurant at Stony Point Fashion Park (if you haven't been). It was great to see him, and hold/feel his hand, afterwards we kissed and said goodnight...
April 21, 2006
April 19, 2006
April 17, 2006
April 16, 2006
I had a great time at the Strawberry Hill Races out at Colonial Downs yesterday... We (my new friend and I) ended up in a skybox with the Irish American group... It was nice to have our own bathroom, and place to put our cooler, but all the action was down around the track. There are like 800 reserved tailgating spots wrapped around the outside of the turf track. The theme of this year's race was "Colts, Kilts, and Celts" honoring the horses, the Irish and the Scottish. There were an awful lot of men walking around in skirts... Some actually looked mighty fine!
I received a call last night at about 11:30. I was asleep but kinda watching the news, was tired, and had a little sunburn... The caller ID on the phone said "Hollybriar House" so I assumed the worse and immediately thought something had happened to one of the kids or my wife. It was, in fact, my wife. She just wanted to call and tell me she was watching the Ten Commandments and was thinking about me and how we used to watch it together. I did not expect her to be so pleasant. She has not been very nice these past six months. It was refreshing to hear her old voice again, the one that was not filled with hate and spite. It reminded me of all the reasons I love her, and always will...
April 13, 2006
I am off for the next several days and I plan to read, sun, and spend some time with my new friend. He and I had lunch last Sunday, drinks after work on Tuesday, and then lunch today. I do like spending time together, I hope he does too.
Crystal is one the gals that work in the office at Value City. It turns out, she and my daughter know each other, what a small world... She let me know that she had seen my daughter's Senior pictures (which I haven't seen yet). Don't forget to bring them in Crystal!!
Happy Passover and Easter to all, until I write again...
April 9, 2006
April 8, 2006
Work has been keeping me busy for the most part. I did take part in a Focus Group the other night that was really interesting. We were given information about an announcement made about global warming, and were asked to discuss the information and how we would react to it the way that it was presented. We were then given additional information and asked to comment, and so on... It was enlightening.
The Equality Virginia dinner is tonight... I am not going. I volunteer for them but signed up too late to help at the dinner, and $100 wasn't in my budget. The gay.com Richmond chat room dinner is tonight... I will not be going to that either. While I have met people from cyber-space before, I am just not sure if I want to socialize and have dinner with these guys...
Spring in Richmond is exciting. Next weekend are the Strawberry Hill Races out at Colonial Downs, and then the Monument Avenue Easter Parade, which is not so much a parade as it is a glorified dog walk. Apparently everyone dresses up, and dresses up their dogs, and walks up and down the avenue... I can hardly wait for this, as I have never been. The flowers and trees are all blooming and putting on their spring wardrobes... After several months of fall and winter, you forget how beautiful they can be.
Enjoy your Spring, wherever you are!
April 4, 2006
The past few days have been unremarkable. I worked, I slept, and I read. I am currently reading Dan Brown's DIGITAL FORTRESS and it is quite good.
I went out on Sunday night to Barcode for "Scary-o-kee", had a few beers and came home, no real excitement. Yesterday I came home early and started spring cleaning. I emptied my closet and filled two pillowcases with clothes and linens for Diversity Thrift. I never realized what a collection I had amassed. Today is laundry and housekeeping. We'll see what else it brings.
Oh... I did ride home from work yesterday with the top down again.. Thank goodness I put it up before those nasty storms came through last night... Talk about SCARY!!!
Til next we meet...