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Thursday was an amazing day for me a day for me, I was looking forward to Thursday all week. I was excited to be able to talk to Derek (et_blackbird). His recent posts about his last surgery really alarmed me. I was excited that he would finally be well enough for another phone call. I took a break at work to call Derek, I booked a conference room so I would have privacy. So of course while I was talking with Derek my boss called twice and the receptionist came by twice to tell me people were looking for me. I sent my boss' calls to voicemail and nodded the receptionist away. I was on an international call on my dime, and I was enjoying it too much to let any petty thing interrupt me. Don't worry my boss and I have an amazing relationship at this point. In fact we went out for drinks later that night with a few former coworkers. We had a great time, then Jason (skibumca) asked if I wanted to grab a few more drinks in the Castro. So we called up Joe and headed to Moby Dick. Of course Moby's had a copy of the Bay Times with my ass on page 22, so Jason and Joe were having fun teasing me.

Malakai (bete_lumineux) called and he was very nervous about meeting (atarashiihito ) his boyfriend Orion's mother for the first time. So I convinced him to come out for a drink, hugs and supportive conversation. He and Jimmy (3appleshigh) showed up a short time later and after a few drinks most everyone began to abandon ship. By the time it was down to Jimmy, Malakai, and I the Bay Times sitting next to me was noticed again by Malakai and he decided he should show a few people around the bar. He started with the man next to me. He and his two friend got a kick out of it and our two groups started to bounce jokes back and forth. I go out with Malakai while he smokes a cigarette and Jimmy decides to head out. When we head back in and rejoin our new friends we slowly make introductions.

I am having a fun receiving the innocent flirting of the lead man, who introduces himself as Bevan Duffy. Both Malakai and I know his name, he is one of the City supervisors, his district is the one we both live in. He represents us. Now I am enjoying the flirting even more. Bevan's wing man Matthew is doing all he can to cock block Bevan, I am very entertained by this but am even more entertained by watching Malakai throw wrenches in Matthew's plans. Matthew get between Bevan and I so Malakai move over and gets Bevan to sit between us. Bevan is fun and funny. Both Mal and I really enjoyed hanging out with him. Matthew was pretty funny but not as talkative. He seemed like he was trying to protect Bevan from us.

When Bevan found out about the anxiety Malakai was feeling about meeting and impressing Orion's mom, his planning skills came out. Why not bring Orion's parents to City Hall, He could hook them up with a private tour, might be able to get them to meet the mayor, Gavin Newsom, and hey you could park in his parking space. Oh and then afterwards you have to go to my friends Sushi restaurant Blowfish since she wants sushi.

It was definitely a way to make a good impression alright. Malakai kept giving me updates as the day progressed. Unfortunately Gavin was too busy, it being Tax day and all, but he signed a book about the history of San Francisco's City hall for Orion's sister. They loved the tour, went shopping at Lush afterwards then enjoyed the great sushi at Blowfish and ended the evening at the Palace of Fine Arts. Malakai made them all close their eyes, except the dad who was driving and led them out so their first sight of it would be the full splendor of it lit up against the night sky. Orion's parents were bowled over by all that they had seen today. I think it's pretty safe to say Malakai left a good impression.

Malakai is going to write Bevan a huge thank you letter. I think I might too. It really made me happy today. Malakai keeps saying it's all thanks to the power of my ass, when really I didn't do anything. It was Malakai who showed Bevan the paper which got him interested in talking to us, it was Malakai who told Bevan why he was anxious and it was Bevan's plan that impressed the parents along with Malakai's personality and charm. All I did was supply the ass.

You could say I was the ass that brought the plan together.

The Politics Of Dancing - re-flex - Living In Oblivion: The 80's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1


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Apr. 16th, 2005 07:25 am (UTC)
a continuacion...
*smiles hugely*

So the end of the story?
As they were dropping me off, mom insisted on giving me another hug and told me how wonderful everything was that I'd managed to pull together.

Orion IMed me from the hotel a short while later. Apparently mom liked me enough to inform Orion's 11 year old sister -- in the car on the ride back -- that her big brother Orion was gay and that Malakai was his boyfriend.

She accepted me, Monkey! Not only did she, but she was ok enough with me to tell her daughter -- who'd been the one really kept in the dark so she wouldn't slip and tell the grandparents. I think that was more of a statement from mom than anything else she'd said to me.

I'm blathering now. I should just make my own entry.

Though you say you didn't do much, Monkey... it wasn't just a photo of your ass that helped in this situation. Your support, your kindness while I was so stressed out... the ear you've lent me when I was confused and scared throughout this relationship or just needed a friend to talk to...

You can't imagine how valuable this all is, and Orion and I owe you no little gratitude for helping in a supportive way to make our lives together a reality.

Thank you... with all the sincerity I have in me.
Apr. 16th, 2005 02:37 pm (UTC)
Re: a continuacion...
congratulations on impressing the parents/mother/family. the woman would have had to been made of stone not to be impressed by you...
Apr. 18th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
Re: a continuacion...
Hee... thanks Kais!
Apr. 18th, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC)
Re: a continuacion...
Mal you should come over and help me pick music out for Kai!
Apr. 18th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
Re: a continuacion...
Apr. 16th, 2005 04:09 pm (UTC)
Your ass has special powers to unite people and make things happen.

You need a catchphrase for it:

"By the Power of Monkeyass! I have the power!" or "Ass-vengers ass-emble!"


I loved talking to you too. Anytime you feel like calling, call.

I can understand Matthew's nervous cock-blocking efforts though - he probably thought he was protecting Bevan's career.
Apr. 18th, 2005 01:34 pm (UTC)
"By the Power of Monkeyass!" LOL!!

I loved that Derek!


Apr. 18th, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC)
Anytime you feel like calling, call
you better watch out with that, on Sunday I wanted to call you but figured 5pm my time, not such a good time for a surprise call!

I realized something on Saturday that brought me a great deal of amusement. I am not very quick on the uptake quite often. I take things at face value and move on, only later to realized I was being hit on, insulted, or complimented. Matthew asked me not once but twice if I was a Escort or Masseur. I just told him no as if he had asked if I still taught elementary school or watched this weeks ER. Right over my head. I’ll take that compliment, I like the idea of someone thinking I’m hot enough to be an escort.
Apr. 20th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
1 am my time? I would've had no problem with that, but I think my parents might've. When I'm back on my own turf, then you can call whenever you like, day or night!

I can shower you with compliments if you don't believe you deserve them, and they won't be as backhanded as that. You're really good-looking, whether you see that or not.

I think I would've slapped Matthew, then told him my rates...
Apr. 16th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
I went to the Hole in The Wall's 11th anniversary party last night with a few friends. While we got (some more) drinks I thought I saw you. After stepping over to slap you on the chest (I do that sort of thing) I found out that it wasn't you. Thankfully it was a guy I tricked with so at least it wasn't a total stranger.

This thing about ass = power is ages old. I'm glad you've finally decided to tap into it's power. Please don't go over to the dark side, please.
Apr. 17th, 2005 05:28 am (UTC)
wow. thank u for helping mal with yer ass. haw!
1) i had no idea Cricket's name was Jimmy. hmmm.
2) Politics of Dancing by Reflex RAWKS HARD!
Apr. 18th, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
re: 1) Yeah, he got the nickname "Cricket" from a conscientious little green guy in Disney's Pinochio. Strangely, he is sometimes VERY much like the aforementioned chirper.

Someday I'll be a real boy!
Apr. 18th, 2005 11:02 pm (UTC)
What's even more fun is that my name is Jimmy as well.
Apr. 18th, 2005 01:32 pm (UTC)
Hey man. NEVER underestimate the power or ass!

Baby. If you've got it. Flaunt it.

Little package arrived Saturday. Thanks Bud. I haven't had time to work with it. Maybe next Saturday as they forecast rain.

Big thank you *HUGS* Eric.


Apr. 18th, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC)
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