Tuesday, October 28, 2003

I constructed a weird list. To get a feeling for how often I meet men I like, I wrote down the names of men I dated, or wanted to date and the year I met them. I thought the list would be short. I guess I get around...

In 1997, I met Rick, Barry2 and Brian. Brian and I became a couple.

In 1998 I met no one. I guess Brian and I were happy.

1999. The beginnings of separation. I met Harry.

2000. Fully separated. I met Terry, WB, C2 and C5

2001. Steven, LS, Master Nick and C6, JP

2002, L, Matt, Mac, the Tease, John and Pete.

2003, T, JD and Reed.

Hmm. When I'm single it looks like I meet at least 5 attractive men a year. This year I've only met 3. Guess I gotta get cracking.
Mac and John spent the weekend in San Diego. John sent this email...

Hi all.

Have you been watching the news?! San Diego is burning down. 1,100 homes have burned down and another 30,000 are in danger of burning. We saw no sun! It was dark and smoky. The Santa Anna winds are bringing the smoke right into the city. It was snowing ash the whole time we were there. People were wearing masks when outside. We had a convertible but couldn't put the top down. It was awful !! People were evacuating into the city and the hotels filled up to capacity. The resteraunts were packed, even on Monday because they pleaded that no one go to work or school, no one drive, and don't use water unless necessary. We barely got out of the city yesterday, and finally got home last night after a long layover in San Fran.

Well, gotta run to work for a 9:00 meeting. Talk to you all later, but wanted to let you know we got out of San Diego OK and are home safe and sound.

Monday, October 27, 2003

I worked all day Sunday. Bleah.

Sunday evening C2 came over. We had dinner and watched Matrix Reloaded. Reloaded does not get better with a second viewing. It's more hokey. Easier to spot the plot holes. Special effects aren't as special.

But, you can fast forward over the dull parts.

On Saturday the west coast switched off daylight savings time. This morning at 7am it was dark Right now at 5:30pm, it's dark. We've entered Seattles deperssing phase.

The machine is gone! What machine? I guess I should explain. A week ago, a large loud engine with cables running under a manhole cover appeared next to my house. It was a very loud machine. It ran twenty four hours a day. On Friday I complained to the city about it.

When the city got back to me, they said it was Qwest's machine. A big air pump. Some conduit with cable runs by my place. The conduit has to stay presurized or water will creep in. The conduit had cracked and they needed to put extra air in to keep the water out.

The machine kept running, loudly, 24 hours a day. Saturday night it ran out of fuel. It sputtered for about half an hour before it stopped. Then 30 minutes later, someone filled it up and restarted it.

Today a man from the City got back to me. He said that the machine was gone and that they had fined Qwest for the noise. Some bad news, next summer Qwest needs to dig up the conduit to replace it.

Saturday, October 25, 2003

Hung out with C2 today. We watched a local gay rugby team play. They didn't do well, but they were playing against a much more experienced team.

We're building a 2nd deck for my place. We staked it out and set concrete for 2 posts. It's going to be a big deck. Right now the plan is to make it 25' by 40'. I showed Steven the plans. He likes it, but was suprized by it's size.

I'm going to shrink the deck a bit. Maybe 25'' by 20''.

Friday, October 24, 2003

This morning I had a banking scare. My called me and said my visa card hasn't been paid in several months and had $3000.00 on it.

My old visa was on automatic payment. When I lost my card last August, the new card didn't show up on web banking and didn't get automatically paid.

When the bank realized that the problem was half their fault (for not adding the visa to my web banking) and half my fault for being careless, they credited me for the interest and late fees.
We had survivor potluck at Matt and Sandy's. They just got back from Hawaii and they wanted to show us their photos and videos. Sandy did a very professional job, but then again he's a line producer for a TV station, so he knows what he's doing.

Afterwards we watched Unfaithful Kind of an odd movie. It starts out as a cheating wife sex/romance, but takes an odd twist at the end.

Thursday, October 23, 2003

I hung out with Steven last night. We had dinner at the Wing Dome. Afterwards, we bought cookie dough and make cookies. We both had a sugar crash about an hour later.

Steven's moving along with his plan to move to Canada (To live with his partner Vic). He's put his house up for sale. After he sells it, he's going to move in with me. When is approved, he'll move to Canada.

I wish him well.

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

I played hocky last night. We tied 1-1.

I've been working a lot lately. Not that I've been doing much work. I've lost interested in my job (again) So, it takes a few hours every day to psych myself into working. Then, I feel guilty for not working all day, so I stay late to make up for lost time.

In my goof off time I've been making budgets, to see how long I could quit and not need a job.

Sunday, October 19, 2003

Friday I bought a new PC and stayed up late playing with it.

Saturday John, Mac and I drove down to Mt. Rainier and did some small hikes around it. The weather was perfect. Even though there was much snow around Paradise, the sun was warm and bright.

Saturday evening, we had a large group dinner for Vic and the Sleuth who were down from Victoria About 14 of us got to gether at Piecoras. Drama was a tad higher than normal. Two couples had small tiffs.

Around noon on Sunday, Brian called me. He was having computer problmes so he asked me to come over and help him.

While I was there he told me his latest adventures...

A couple months ago, Brian was pulled over for a DWI. Halfway through the arrest, the officer left Brrian to talk with another officer. Brian noticed that the officer left his clipboard on the seat right next to Brian. So, Brian went through the clip board and ripped out all the paperwork. Weeks later the police still tried to charge Brian. The judge threw out the charges because, well, there was no paperwork.

Brian is a very very lucky man. This is the 2nd DWI that's he's beaten.

Thursday, October 16, 2003

C2 and I saw Kill Bill. It's a fun movie, lots of silly gratutious violence.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

The journal is 3 years old. When I think back over the past 3 years, it's like nothing happened, but then I look skip through the archives and I see how much I've done.

Last night I slept over at Reeds. He wanted me to call in sick and spend the day with him. I didn't. Sometimes I think he has an easy job.

He still doesn't want to have sex though.

Monday, October 13, 2003

Weird weekend. Well, maybe not.

A couple weeks ago, William, a guy from D.C. started instant messeging me, telling me I was cute, how much he liked me, stuff like that. He's a nice guy so I didn't mind the chat. Then, last week he asked if he could fly to Seattle and spend the weekend with me. I said yes. I was a bit nervous that-- when we talked on the phone, the conversation was always short and polite.

Will arrived on Friday. And well, he's nice. Shy. Quiet. I'm not in love.

Friday night, C2, William and I went to see PileDriver! a comedy about gay pro wrestlers. It was very funny.

Saturday, William and I saw School Of Rock Good movie. 7/10.

Saturday evening, Cor threw a small cocktail party at his place. He has a partner now, a guy who's moved up from Portland. They've been together for two months, so it must be love.

By Sunday Will was wearing on me. He's very quiet. He doesn't want to do anything but hang out by my side. He's not much of a dooer.

Sunday evening Steven, Will and I had dinner. I wonder what Steven will say about Will.

Sunday Evening I played hockey. We won 3-1.

Will is leaving for D.C. Now.

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Cool. My site no longer shows up when you google for "PB" I'm safe again.
The contractors have started work on my bathroom. I'm having a sauna shower put in.

I spent last night at Reed's. I think I have to stay away from him. On one hand he's a great kisser and a fairly nice guy. On the other hand, he doesn't want to have sex.

That's the odd part. He wants to kiss me and sleep with me. He does not want to have sex with me.

I'm glad we've already decided that we are only going to be friends. This way I don't have to dump him.

Monday, October 06, 2003

I worked again on Sunday.

On Monday, a co-worker asked me if he was expected to work on weekends. I cut him off and clearly told him no. I really don't want to work on a team where people are expected to work on weekends.

In the evening, I had dinner with Steven. He's hurt his back somehow. He's had it for a couple of weeks and it's not getting better. I wish he would go to the doctor. He's seeing a chripractor, but it's not improving.

Sunday, October 05, 2003

Thursday night Survivor Potluck went well. Mac and John where ther. Mac offered to help wire up my hot tub.

Matt and Sandy were also there. On Sunday they are leaving for Mauii for 8 days. I wish I could joing them.

Friday night C2 and I had dinner. He's doing ok. He's stressed right now and isn't getting out a lot.

I went into work on Saturday. My project is dragging. I need to finish it. Saturday night I dragged C2 out to C.C's for the bear bust and later to the Cuff. Both were busy places.

I got an email from Bruce! He's started calling himself Brux. I'm not sure why. When I asked him he didn't answer the question.

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Winter hockey has started. We played our first game last night. Lost 8-3. Bleah. We didn't have our regular goalie. We had 'Redundunce'-- a fairly dim man who likes to repeat himself.

Hmmm. This blog is now three years old. I guess I should give it a new look.