Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Things are still weird at work. I'm working on a new team, but that team does not have a manager.

And, I'm not really working on the new team. I'm trying to figure out what the team will be doing, and then do that work. It's hard.

Sunday, March 28, 2004

Regular weekend.

Friday nigh I met up with Matt and Sandy for drinks. They are doing well.

Saturday, C2 and I worked on the deck.

In the evening, I had dinner with Mac and Joe.

Sunday, Mac, Joe, the Tease, Behr and Bear boated down to Gig Harbor. It was a great day-- sunny and warm.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Work has been interesting. On Wednesday, they chopped up and scattered my team. It was kind of sudden, but not unexpected. My team has not had a mandate for about 3 weeks. Our efforts to find one have been futile. It was a good business decision to give us to the teams that need the man power.

We had a memorial dinner. Got drunk. Had fun.

Monday, March 22, 2004

Over the weekend, the weather was beautiful-- sunny and warm.

Friday night C2, a friend of his and I had dinner at Siam's. Later we went to the Madison Pub for drinks. I'm on a no-Cuff kick, so the Madison was a good change. Over the past year or so, the Cuff has changed from a men's leather and denim bar to a huge dance club. It's changed the crowd in the process.

Saturday, C2 and I worked on the deck. It's going to be a huge deck.

Sunday morning, I worked on the yard. I mowed the lawn for the first time this year.

Sunday afternoon, I went boating with Mac and Joe. We had a great time. M&J's boat is fun. It's expensive for them to operate. For the three hours that we were out, we probably went though $90.00 in gas. They didn't want me to chip in, but after we got back, I made sure I bought them dinner.

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Last night we had survivor potluck at Mac and John's. Cor and Squirrel were going to come, but they flaked out. Cor has moved to Miami. He was in town to finish the sale of his house. So, I may never see Cor again.

Oh well. No love lost.

Monday, March 15, 2004

Deer just scared the bejesus out of me.

I was sitting watching TV when a large shadowy creature walked by my window. I didn't know what it was. A thief? A vandal?

When I opened the door to get a better look, two deer trotted off my front yard and down the street.

hmmm. I just planted a many new plants in the front flower bed. I hope the deer don't eat them.

Over the weekend, I worked on the house. The house is a second full time job. Part of me resents it. Part of me knows that once I'm done with the garden and the deck, the outside is going to look very nice.

Saturday evening was a drinking evening. The gang started off with drinks on Mac and John's boat. Next we headed over to Trax Bar&Grill for a few pitures of beer. We ended up hot tubbing at Mac and John's.

Steven and I were fine the next day. The other guys were hung over.

Friday, March 12, 2004

Had survivor potluck last night. It went well. Matt and Sandy showed up late because of the bombings in Madrid. Sandy is a producer for a local TV station and he needed to do some extra work to hype the news.

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Much has happened in the past couple of days.

At work on Monday afternoon, they gathered our team into a conference room and said "Your project has been canceled." No one is laid off, but our project is no longer necessary. Marketing changed their minds. We did a good job. The failure was at the higher managment level. blah blah blah.

On Tuesday, they sent us on a moral event-- to Kaspar's Restaurant. Kaspar himself gave us a cooking leson. We cooked, we ate, we drank. we held a small wake for our project.

Now, Wednesday, I'm back work, tying to figure out what I'll do next.

Monday, March 08, 2004

I just had HD cable installed. I was find with plain ol' limited cable, but Steven wanted more and offered to pay for it.

Now, I'm glad I got it. There aren't many good channels on limited-cable.

Steven and Vic are buying a house in Victoria! It sounds like a nice house. It won't be ready until the summer.

Matt and Sandy are also buying a house. It's also a nice house.

Sunday, March 07, 2004

This weekend C2 and I did a lot of work on the deck. For the first time it's starting to look like a deck. I'm getting a bit excited by it. It will have a great view of the forest behind the house.

Saturday evening, I talked to Reed. I think he's starting to come out of the closet. Last time I talked to him, he said "I'm straight, but I like to kiss guys sometimes." Now he says he's bi. I'm sure he'll drop the bi moniker after he becomes more comfortable with being with men.

Saturday night, I went to, uh, a fetish play party. The leather bars in seattle are going tame. So, some of the hard core leather crowd has starting having a monthly party at a local artists workshop. Mostly it was guys standing around gabbing, but there were some guys being tied up/whipped/whatevering.

When Steven asked me what I did over the weekend, I didn't mention the above. I wonder if he'll notice? Probably not. I don't think he's reading this journal anymore. (Just checking Steven!)

It's weird. As I get older, I'm becomming more vanilla. two years ago, the party would have been really hot. Now it's just borning.

Thursday, March 04, 2004

My back is getting better.

No survivor potluck this week. Sandy is in CA. Mac couldn't make it.

I just goofed off for the night.

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

My back still hurts. I'm taking celebrex for it. I have to stand very straight.

Last night was John's 40'th birthday party. We had it at Beppos. It was a good, but expensive meal.

C2 and I got John a buch of gag gifts-- a dildo, flavored lube, stuff like that.

Monday, March 01, 2004

Steven's house sold (again) He said "Take this offer, or I walk." The final offer was better for him and worse for the buyers than the two previous offers that he agreed to and signed. The buying agent couldn't leave well enough alone.

Welcome tractor girl! I'd ask you to tell me about yourself, but hey, I can just read your blog.

I've thrown my back out. I have to stretch it regularly or it spasms and hurts.

A coworking of mine just got back from New Orleans. He had a great time. I need to go soon. Visit LA. Visit Tommy too.

I worked around the house all weekend. Steven, Vic and I put beauty bark in all the flower beds.

Steven has an offer for his house, but the buying agent is driving him nuts. He's very close to telling her to take a hike. She keeps changing the offer. Twice while negiotiating, she screamed at him.