July 12th, 2002

Roman

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I'm feeling fat. I am wearing a pair of jeans that is always tight and feels tighter. I am sure I have gained weight, being in LV and not exercising, although I don't think I went nuts eating. For me it doesn't take much, though.
Roman

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I'm still sleepy but at work and working. I do intend to go to the jazz concert in Mission Plaza this evening. Maybe I'll meet this other guy, but I doubt it, and it doesn't matter. I can't dance because of my knee, unfortunately. But I can watch others.
Roman

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I hope I wake up a bit at lunch.

I bought three more books from Publishers' Warehouse yesterday. Dirt-cheap. One dollar each, buy two get one free, so it was a total of $2.15. They are all large hard-bound books, and I had not heard of any of them before. I have dipped into two and am interested especially in one of those, a biography of Erskine Caldwell. I will read some of this at lunch. I have gone several days without bringing books with me, without reading much. I have read a little of Fire with Fire at night the last few nights. It isn't light reading, though. I even think sometimes that I should be taking notes as I read it, to remind me of thoughts I am having, what I like and what I don't. What I don't: the author's creation of and continual use of the word "genderquake".
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Roman

annoying

I have been unable to get volume 3 of Queer as Folk to play in my DVD player. I tried it this morning, restarted the computer, tried again, went to work, started the computer again when I got home and still it won't open. SO annoying.
Roman

well, finally...

8:20 p.m. Friday

I can't connect to livejournal right now and the livejournal info page doesn't say anything about any problems today. So I am writing this in Word and will paste it in later.

I went to the concert in the park today at about 5:20. I didn't really expect to meet this guy Bob. I don't even know what he looks like or what he was wearing. I only know he was going to be escorting a female friend (not lover) who reminded him of Barbie. I wandered around the plaza, watched people dance to the band (a few swing dancers, the rest just standard non-touch moving), bought a bottle of water, wandered around some more. I usually meet someone I know there, sometimes lots of people, so I was really more on the lookout for friends. At about six I left the plaza and headed for Barnes & Noble. I wandered through there, decided not to use my my last bit of change for a coffee or other drink, and wandered back to the plaza.

It was a perfect SLO evening. The weather was clear and the temperature pleasant. Really perfect. There were many people there. It is a family kind of affair, although beer and wine are available to purchase and drink right there. As time went on, the crowd got larger, the dance area thicker. People were swarming and talking and laughing. As I held my plastic bottle it vibrated with the sound of the horn playing, a strange sensation.

I wandered through the crowd one more time, heading to the other side of the plaza and out. The sound of the crowd made a humming kind of murmur that I really liked, had not noticed before. On my way out I met Allan, former Architectural Review Commission member at SLO and now Planning Commissioner. It was so nice to see him. I know he has always taken to me, has always been fond of me, which is so sweet. He said I looked very healthy and that he thinks of me often. I said I see him on television now and then, and he said he is sorry the meetings are televised. He said to call me and we'll do something together. I said I'd like that, I really would. I said it was funny being there because it is the kind of activity you go to with someone, and I'm a loner. He said he is too. He introduced me to a young couple he was with, introduced me as a planner and the daughter of a famous architect. I said I would call. And I intend to do so. Allan is a sensitive nice person who could be a better friend.

As we were talking, Cal came by and said hi too, touched me on the arm. These are small things, these contacts, but they made me feel very good.

I headed for Vons from there. I am really broke right now, knew I had about $33 in my PayPal account, so I went into frugal mode. I mentally added up everything I put in my basket and got out for a little over $25. Leaving a little money for the odd thing that may come up this next week. Oh yeah, and for the movie tomorrow

Tomorrow's plan: color my hair, sweep the driveway, then go see Road to Perdition (bargain matinee).
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