I still have roughly 15 minutes left in this day and although I can’t pinpoint any one thing as being “it”, I pretty much was in the worst of moods all day long. Maybe it was because I woke up late & had to hurry to get dressed to have breakfast with my friend Brandon. Maybe it was thinking I was going to be late for said breakfast and pushing it back only to discover my bus was running late & having to walk to the metro quickly which caused me to sweat (I HATE SWEATING). Maybe it was my poor wardrobe choice – a pair of jeans that fit but don’t really fit, you know the ones – in the back of your closet for a fantastic self-esteem day? Yeah, today was not that day.

Maybe it was the snotty attitude of the lady at Lane Bryant who implied that I put a hole in a shirt that I’d just popped the tags on today & then paying $20 more dollars for a pair of pants that looked exactly like their cheaper siblings laying on a table right next to them & actually arguing about it. Maybe it was missing my bus to work by thiiiiiiis much which made me have to take an $11 cab ride.

I don’t know. So many maybes, so many teeny tiny things that don’t really matter. I have perspective and I know that tomorrow is a new day, a better day. I’m not writing the month of October off just yet. Maybe :)

I really do not even understand how I haven’t updated since Tuesday. In my mind I’ve told you about 23 stories since I last posted. Do you ever feel busy but then realize you hadn’t really done that much? That was pretty much how my work week felt since I was off from work Monday to see Gossip and I had an early evening on Friday.

Friday evening I had a quiet dinner with The Ethiopian and then we went out to celebrate a friend’s birthday at Stadium (a gentleman’s club). It was my first time at a strip club and I just, I KNOW that women were going to be naked but the level of naked? No, I was not prepared for that. I also can appreciate the beauty that is a woman’s body & most of the women working seemed to be having fun. I recognize that sex (and sex-related) work has a weird, underlying stigma about the various reasons women are there, and while I understand those, I think some women actually choose it because they feel comfortable with their sexuality, are exhibitionists and/or they like the money that they make. I absolutely can not stand in judgment of that, and we had a good time. No, a great time.

Drunk in a room full of naked womeb I mean, this happened. But do I remember doing it? Nope.

Saturday, we got up and did all of the laundry in the whole world & I spent the day in recovery from Friday’s adventures. Today, I had brunch at Mezze with this guy & another new friend and walked around the city for a bit. I spent the afternoon with The Ethiopian, shopping, walking around National Harbor and then having dinner.


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All in all, it was a great weekend. Full of folks whose faces I love, food, and laughter. The absolute perfect way to usher in October.

Yesterday, I started my week with a day off. Every week should be like that. I had breakfast with a girlfriend, went to the mall for things I need and then meandered around Barnes & Noble. Every time I go there, it makes me miss Border’s so, so much.

Slushito Date with Beth Ditto & Co.Beth Ditto just doing what Beth Ditto does.

In the evening I was lucky enough to see Gossip for the second time yesterday. If they happen to be in your neighborhood, do yourself a favor and see them. They’re amazing. Also, in a twist of random & amazing fate, I ran into Alison (one L) at the show. We only know each other via twitter, but she always makes me smile and she is so cute and so sweet! Pre-showtime I had a really delicious dinner with friends at Estadio, if you like tapas – it’s a gorgeous little place with great staff & great food.

Spicy almonds

Yesterday, I started my week with a day off. Every week should be like that. I had breakfast with a girlfriend, went to the mall for things I need and then meandered around Barnes & Noble. Every time I go there, it makes me miss Border’s so, so much.

Slushito Date with Beth Ditto & Co.Beth Ditto just doing what Beth Ditto does.

In the evening I was lucky enough to see Gossip for the second time yesterday. If they happen to be in your neighborhood, do yourself a favor and see them. They’re amazing. Also, in a twist of random & amazing fate, I ran into Alison (one L) at the show. We only know each other via twitter, but she always makes me smile and she is so cute and so sweet! Pre-showtime I had a really delicious dinner with friends at Estadio, if you like tapas – it’s a gorgeous little place with great staff & great food.

Spicy almonds