Thursday, September 22, 2005

69,338 Minutes (Until RENT Is Due)









Monday, September 19, 2005

Guess Who's Back

I've met a few really nice guys the past few weeks and have started dating again.  I've forgotten how much fun it is (and how equally odd it is to try to get to know someone from scratch in, what's in actuality, a very brief window of time).



Last Saturday (9/10), I met up with Adam*, an entertainment lawyer who lives in Hoboken, at the Riviera Cafe in the Village.  It was slightly awkward in the beginning, but the conversation quickly started fueling itself during brunch.  Afterwards, we went for a walk through two street fairs, one on Greenwich Ave. and the other up 8th Avenue in Chelsea.  There, I ran into my friend, Matt, who was volunteering for the Brian Ellner for Manhattan Borough President campaign. We then wandered through the Gap on 23rd;  I know...  sorta random but actually kinda fun.  Around 4, we decided it was time to head back to our respective homes, and so we bade each other adieu.



Yesterday, I went out for lunch and beers with Hal* at the Heartland Brewery in Union Square.  He works in I.T. for a large financial firm downtown.  We shared many laughs over eggs benedict and quickly downed the sampler of the five beers brewed there.  I was supposed to meet my friend, Harold, at Excelsior at 4, but while Hal and I were in transit, he cancelled.  Oh well, t's all good;  we had a fun time on the patio, talking some more and quoting our favorite lines from "South Park".



Adam* and I both made it clear last week that we should be "just friends", while I don't know what's going on with the other two.  We shall wait and see, I suppose... Stay tuned!



* I'm not using their real names, you silly goose.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Do You Wanna Have Fun, Fun, Fun?

I'm not updating the Blog nearly enough.  As has happened way too many times in the past (see huge gaps in 2000 and 2002), I've accumulated all of many random thoughts onto scraps of paper (and star-shaped Post-Its) in hopes that I'll elevate them to the status of Blog-worthy.  They'll be posted in due time... including the juicy details re: my departure from Fools in Love and what I've been up to since I've had my nights and weekends "free".  (Some of you have asked, "What is this cabaret thing?"). Soon, my darlings, soon.



But as for now, I'm off.  I'm taking out dear, sweet Erika to dinner and a Broadway show (Sweet Charity with Christina Applegate).

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Anthony Rapp Touched Me Today

DJ with Adam Pascal and Anthony RappHe got on the uptown D this morning at West 4th at about 9:20.  I noticed him as he got on, only because, "Hello... cute!", but then I realized I knew this guy from somewhere.  He approached the pole that I had claimed as my own (nonono! mineminemine!), and then as we glanced once another, there were the flickers of recognition. He was wearing a tight sage green vintage tee and sporting a couple days' stubble... very sexy.



As soon as I realized who it was, I instinctively delved back into my book, which embarrassingly enough was Wicked.  Embarrassing because I mean, how old IS that book, and also because I have the Broadway tie-in version, whose cover uses the uber-recognizable poster from the show, which starred his erstwhile castmate, Idina Menzel.  It was a little too Six Degrees, if you ask me. 



Hey, I just realized that he was IN Six Degrees... Full-circle!



Anyway, after a short struggle to "surf" the ride (what I call it when you try to look cool and not use the poles to hang on), he reluctantly grabbed my pole for balance. Huh huh... "grabbed my pole".



I continued to pretend to read, but then, and I swear I knew it was coming... he grazed my hand.  My heart began to race.  I then looked up, but he looked away and then reached for his Treo and started playing Solitaire.  (Whew, the boy was looking gooood.)



Well, 34th Street came, and I quickly alighted.  Memories of him came flooding back -- my favorite being that first encounter when I was sitting front row, left orchestra during a performance of Rent, and he just stared -- rightatme -- throughout the whole "Seasons of Love" number (and then again during "Life Support").



Of course, as soon as I got to a computer, I had to see if there were any tickets left for Feeling Electric at the NY Musical Theatre Festival, but alas, to no avail.



Definitely the most fun I had commuting in a long time.

I'm Not Wearing Anything Under This

Tonight, Jake threw a Hurricane Katrina Benefit/Barbecue in his backyard, which inexplicably was also a toga party.  The usual suspects were there (Martin, Paul, Henry, Matt), and I met a few cool guys who recently moved into the neighborhood.  It's interesting to get to know someone when all you're wearing is a sheet and four safety pins.



Around 1:30, ...

[abandoned]

Musical Mondays

Tonight, Martin and Jaime (along with Mario and Ian from London) met me at SBNY, where I was soaking in "Musical Mondays".  I really need to catch up on the musicals I've missed (or just plain haven't seen in a while), and where else can you take in Avenue Q, Wicked, A Light in the Piazza, Chicago, Spamalot, Cabaret, even A Chorus Line and Evita...  all in one night?



Some cast recordings I really want to check out now are Side Show, The Last 5 Years and (on DVD) The Wiz.



The new (to me) downstairs lounge was tres cozy, but it's still upsetting that the only guys who hit on me are close to my dad's age.  Sigh.  Nevertheless, it was a fabulous time, and I'm looking forward to next week.