Friday, July 28, 2006

72 and rainy

The yard dude saga continues. I fired the most recent one about two weeks ago because I had paid ahead and when I said that we were caught up so I didn't owe him anything that week he argued with me and refused to believe me even when I showed him the check and a calendar. He got kind of nasty when I told him that I didn't want him to mow, then or ever. The boyfriend wanted me to buy a mower so he could just do it but that just didn't seem like a particularly good idea. Things are okay on both new, new yard dude (5 bucks cheaper and much nicer to deal with plus he does a better job) and the boyfriend front. Before EC went awol I already had adding a new pack (or flock) member in the works. If all goes well, Q will arrive the first week of August. It's a little bittersweet because I still hold out hope that EC will find his/her way home and I wonder if I should even be allowed to have another bird after The Diva and EC.

Business is good, J and I have been getting together at least once a week and I am very much enjoying the friendship and even seem to be getting to be pals with another client which is nice as well as renewing my friendship with two high school friends. So, that's all good. Everything is pretty good. I just feel a bit blah. It's been very, very hot here so maybe that's it?

Friday, July 14, 2006

I love my air conditioning

Bubba got his ac fixed yesterday. I've been driving around in a big black oven for two years over a stupid eighty dollar fix so the joy of feeling that cold air rushing out of the vents is somewhat tempered by the stupidity I feel for not getting it fixed before. A broken O ring. I drove around all day today singing "I love my air conditioning. Air conditioning is what I love." There's a dance too. The boyfriend is out of town for work but should be back late tonight and then gone again on Sunday. I could have done girl stuff I suppose but mostly I'm content to just have some space and quiet. I don't mean that in a bad way like he's crowding me just that I've lived by myself for a good dozen years so it's a bit of an adjustment for me to have him around so much although I enjoy that too. Anyway, I love my air conditioning!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

I'm still alive :-)

Nothing really is up. Same old daily walking routine. EC flew the coop which is distressing but he was sighted last Friday so there is still hope that I'll get him back. I have a boyfriend which is sort of new and interesting for me but mostly nice. I've mostly spent the summer hanging out with the boy, cooking out with friends, using my netflix account to the point of getting put on the "frequent user" list, going out for dinner and getting kinda fat.

One reason I haven't posted is that this new angstless existence is stiflingly dull to write about much less read about! Hope everyone else is managing okay :-)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Life is good

I was thinking about this the other day. I used to post at least once a day, often I posted several times a day. I wasn't actually doing anything that I might want to write about. I was just working through the last 15 years of life's little struggles. Now I'm actually out doing stuff all the time. Averaging two dates a week. The house is basically clean and tidy - or at least as much as it can be with a slobby person in charge of three dogs and a parrot. I go out to dinner. I go to the movies. I go to plays and concerts and poetry readings. Business is good. I've been cooking quite a bit.

In all I would say I am pretty much healed. I still see mother about once a week and talk with DTD every couple of months. CPG and I IM regularly. Oh, and EC is now officially an outdoor free flying bird!

I actually wanted to set up a new blog with just a photo a day so that when this lovely time of being active and happy is over I'll have stuff to reflect over but I'm just too busy/lazy to manage to even do that.

I will say that as I scootch the negative people in my life over to make room for good stuff, other negative people try to wedge themselves into my life. I'm having that problem with L/N/S (L/N are twins I've known forever and S is L's totally nonfunctional boyfriend) So, I'm learning how to set some limits for people in my life. Or at least trying to.

Bluegrass Musician has been out of the picture for the last month although he's started emailing me again in the last few days. The Buddhist is still in the picture although there's somewhere I'm working on setting some limits. There is also The Photographer but I didn't talk to him at all last week. I don't think he can cope with the dogs and bird.

So, still haven't met Mr. Right but I'm having a damn good time looking for him.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Part I

Thursday: The bluegrass musician took me to a great little seafood place. I had picked him up a really cute turtle earring. We had a good time. I called him on Friday to thank him.

BGM: I know you're not naive and you know I have some issues (I might have forgotten to tell you, gentle readers, that he's been married THREE times AND said "I love you" the first night we almost had sex - I say almost 'cause he also has some ED issues)
Me: ...
BGM: I really tried not to fall for you but I just can't do it. I know that isn't how you feel so I think it's probably best if we don't see each other anymore.
Me: ...
BGM: Are you okay?
Me: Yeah. Take care, and I really hope you do meet the right person.

So, that's done. And, I've gotta say that was about the nicest way you could possibly break up with someone.

Friday: The Buddhist took me to a great little Russian cafe then on to see Carousel then we did a little, uh, toy shopping.

Saturday: I took EC to my dad's office to do some flight skills work then a client and I took my friend E, who just had hand surgery, out to lunch and then to see Failure to Launch which was cute.

To be continued...

Sunday, April 02, 2006

April Fool

On Friday, Pup came up with the best April Fool's joke to play on BGM. I went to a tattoo shop and convinced the guy to do a temporary tat for me:

Yup, a true tramp stamp with BGM's name (he was born on election day.)

When he showed up for our Saturday date he first presented me with:

A whole set of little pink and silver toe rings (awwww...good thing I'd already gotten that pedicure!)

CC: Uh, you know how I couldn't see you last night?
BGM: Yeah
CC: Well, uh, the reason I couldn't is 'cause I did something sorta stupid.
BGM: Oh?
CC: Yeah, uh, well, I was going to cover it up but I'm afraid my shirt will ride up so I might as well go ahead and show you (turns and pulls up bottom of pink polo shirt)
BGM: dead silence
CC: What do you think?
BGM: dead silence
CC:(turns and sees deer in the headlights look on his face) Oh no!
BGM: dead silence
CC: April Fool!

Really, it was absolutely classic and hilarious. Pup rocks!

So, with joke played and toering donned, we set off for our aquarium experience.

We saw sharks and alligator snapping turtles and alligators and fish and more fish and tortoises and sea turtles and more fish and the sharkray (sweetpea) and penguins sitting on eggs and otters and lorikeets...

Then I went outside to smoke and he bought me a lovely pair of pink opal earrings. I've never dated anyone who spoiled me like that before. He tells me I'm beautiful and sweet and that he loves to see me smile. Dinner was gnocchi in a cream fontina sauce...mmmm...

The entire day was more fun than I've had in a very, very long time.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

A buddhist and a musician walked into a bar...

Things are pretty status quo with the buddhist. The musician is proving to be quite a bit more complicated. I don't even quite know what to say about him. The PS and DW has been keeping very busy. E had her hand surgery on Tuesday so that's keeping me occupied as well.

My first month on is up tomorrow. I would count it very much as a success. 'Course I think my criteria is a bit different than most people's but I did go out on more than three dates with three different guys. I've made at least one good friend and gotten a lot of sex. I feel a lot more desirable which is very nice. I've gone out and done a lot of things I wouldn't have done otherwise.

I guess my problem is that I don't know where exactly I'm going from here.