well another great weekend has passed, running around third wheeling it with my bud down here and his new bf. meeting new people, seeing some I've met before, and being asked why not move to Austin? ha
well actually I half considered it this weekend but I could never afford to live like I'd want to here, meaning in south Austin near everything, but I am going to move the possibility up on the list of life existing outside of OKC.
Last post was THursday afternoon, I went to pick up my buddy from work and took him to the news 8 studio. That was a first for me going in and sitting down in one of the cubicle while one of the broadcasters taped a 3 minute interview with my bud across the room. he returned to work, i went and ran 3 miles at the gym treadmill. picked my bud up later... and the usual dog park after work time (dog parks all over Austin and boy does everyone love dogs around here!), and then we met up with his bf and went to a Thai restaurant downtown, and then a Martini mixer and the Brown Bar which was a sort of wamr up party for the Viva Las Vegas fundraiser with ASA (Aids services of Austin). next was the AA meeting for my best bud to get his one year coin, which was sort of the reason I came down, and I was almost crying when he stood up to get it and then spoke about how hard his recovery has been and how he finally made it through his first year etc... next we came home and then we all crashed, me on the hide-a-bed. The thing is it is a one room studio condo just south of downtown on lamar so sharing a room with him and his bf can be tricky. For example thursday night I said " ok I'm going to go shower and get ready for bed, I'll be in there for at least 30 minutes! ha " to give them a little alone time ya know.
Friday I took my bud to work and then relaxed at his place having breakfast and watching tv and cleaning up the place for him, got him for lunch and we went to some Irish tavern place on 12th and Lamar. he returned to work and I went to my favorite men's store called "Mens Servicewear" on Congress st near Mary St I think. bought a shirt and thanked the owner for mailing me a pair of shoes and sunglasses last year while I was in Kabul.
went to the gym to work chest, then shopped some at REI sports store, Whole Foods, then Waterloo Records where I bought the latest Snow Patrol CD. after work, my bud and I went to a show downtown called "Ain't Misbehavin" and the Paramount theatre downtown Austin. it was featuring Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis from American Idol ( which i don't watch). they were all excellent in the show. we stopped at T Peters for chicken sandwiches on the way home. coming up a post about SATURDAY....and the re-connection with a hot cowboy.
---I just need to get my buddy out of bed and get to the airport just now.....