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I was totally unboyscout 'n' shit!

The main mantra of the boy scouts ha always been be prepared. When my phone rang and saw 760 area code I had no clue where that was and answered with a questioning, "Hello?"
"Eric, hi it's Deric."

I was unprepared, "Oh my god, how are you?" I searched through my list of Derrick's because It didn't sound like skibumca's roommate Derrick... it sounded like my cousin Deric who hadn't spoken to me in years because of the relationship we had. But slowly it dawned on me that it really was him calling me.

So many things were going through my mind. Were we going to be cool again, friends? what made him call me? Did he read about himself in my journal? (whenever something happens shortly after I post something I always think this.

Sadly so little was coming out of my mouth, mostly, "Wow" and "oh my god." the conversation was very awkward. I think he regretted making the call as soon as he heard the stunned stupidity start falling from my mouth.

He is coming up to Folsom Street fair this weekend. I had forgotten about it until a chat with sabaoth reminded me. He broke up with Dwayne and was really excited to be coming for Folsom. Somewhere I asked if he needed a place to stay and the line went dead. Startled and sad i looked at the phone and thought, "I fucked up!"

But my phone rang again, "That was weird!" I heard coming from the other end. When the conversation got going again, I decided to rephrase my lost question. "Tom and I have a guest room if you need a place to stay." He already has a hotel, I guess it would be safer in case things are still weird between us. "So I was thinking we could get together for dinner or drinks or something," he said.

"Yeah, oh god, wow" came stupidly from my mouth again. It didn't get better. "I would love it if we could get together. and do stuff. you know what i mean, dinner or drinks. you know."

If we have any chance of being friends again i need to stop acting like I'm being asked to the prom. in my defense though I was unprepared. Bad Boyscout, no homos allowed.

Enola Gay - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Sedated In The Eighties #3

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setch
Sep. 23rd, 2004 12:03 pm (UTC)
Oh no. If this is prom, here's hoping you don't get pinned! I've eliminated words like "wow" from my vocabulary, and reverted to a system of grunts and squeaks, just for awkward situations like that.

Off subject, I could swear I saw you somewhere in the financial district, a few weeks back, but I never said anything, because I wasn't sure.
monkeyx3
Sep. 23rd, 2004 12:39 pm (UTC)
In a way, he already pinned me at least once!
I haven't stuttered and stumbled with my words like that in a very long time. I just was so shocked that he called me. Grunts and squeaks would have been so much better.

I was at market and 3rd quite a few weeks ago, but I haven't been in the heart of the financial district in months.
ca_bounty
Sep. 23rd, 2004 04:57 pm (UTC)
For a second there I thought I called ya without knowing it or your number. I'm in the 760 area. Oh and I totally forgot we were edumacated at the same inner city ghetto high school, 'cept I gradiated in '82
monkeyx3
Sep. 24th, 2004 01:37 pm (UTC)
760 must be nice if both of you are in that area. I don't know if 760 is where he used to live (on the Remax estate) or not but I doubt he would ever live somewhere that doesn't make others jealous.

Hee hee, I graduated in '92. I wonder if we ever had any of the same teachers.
sabaoth
Sep. 23rd, 2004 06:08 pm (UTC)
This made me laugh aloud. Love it.

I hope I get to see you at Folsom. It'll be my first year going.
monkeyx3
Sep. 24th, 2004 01:38 pm (UTC)
You got my cell # right? Do you think I should bring your X discs or should we do that later?
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