Good Bye 2011

I’ve been reading a lot posts and status updates that say good bye and good ridence to 2011. It’s seems that everyone had a rough year overall. Maybe I’m a ahead of the game but 2009 and 2010 were worse then 2011.  This year was a bit brighter and a lot of old doors were finally closed (and locked) for good. Either way we’re about to welcome in 2012 and I hope it bring better days for everyone.
Now to some unfinished business. My first post of the year was The Horoscope Test. It detailed how my year would shape up as predicted by the stars and moons. Now that the year is over, I want to take a look back and check it for accuracy.


“Now that Chiron is finally coming out of your work sector this February after an extended seven-year saga of pushing every social insecurity button known to man, your work environment should be considerably less painful.”

This kind of true. As I said, 2009 was my shit year… in large part due to my job at the time. So there is definitely truth to the seven year saga part. However, the seven year saga ended in mid 2010. Apparently I’m moving faster then the cosmos and my horoscope can’t keep up.

“Between the end of January and June, Jupiter comes back to bless your sector of legacy and other people’s money. You’ll likely be gifted with a considerable karmic jackpot in the form of a donation, gift, inheritance or loan.”
You won’t be surprised to learn that this it totally false. No large gifts of money or wealth came my way in 2011. Horoscope #Fail

“Your love life is beyond rich and transformational again this year. After enduring a prolonged deprivation spell, where true love seemed like something that only happened to other people, your turn for real love has arrived. Chances are you’re already in the midst of a very soulful tryst that began last year. But if you happen to be one of the remaining diehard hermits, get ready to experience one of the most intense romantic encounters of your lifetime. Your birthday season tops the charts in garnishing romance and pleasure, so be sure to take some time off to properly enjoy the amorous gifts of Venus.”

Yes I’ve been had a ‘prolonged deprivation spell, where true love seemed like something that only happened to other people’ but I’ve kept that spell in full force. I was curious to see if in fact I’d find a great love on my birthday. The only thing I found was a man with a boyfriend. Even though I didn’t find a new romance, I had the absolute best birthday of my life.

To conclude: My horoscope was total crap.
*If you’d like to read the full prediction, The Horoscope Test is still up under January 1st 2011.
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The Acquaintance

When do you step in and tell a friend their hook up is positive? Do you step in at all? Do you mind your own business and say nothing?

Someone who I’d consider an acquaintance is HIV+ and he’s not forth coming about his status. For the most part his health has nothing to do with me so I stay out of his business. That changes when he tries to have sex with my friends. That’s also when things get complicated. I would always look out for a friend and warn him if I thought he was headed for trouble. But it’s a tricky thing to warn someone about HIV. I would not want to say anything unless I was certain sex was a going to happen. One of my fears is that when/if I say something, it turns out that sex was never a consideration and I just outted this person for no reason. That would be a horrible thing to do. I’ll give you a scenario to make it more clear:
Said acquaintance was at the Christmas party a couple years ago. I saw him flirting with a friend and my antenna went on alert.  For the most part I chalked it up to harmless flirting. Although I knew they fit each others ‘type’. You never know how the night will end or if they’ll make plans for a future hook up. I pulled my HIV negative friend aside and simple said, “Be careful and use protection.”
It would be inappropriate of me to run around telling everyone he talked to “Hey, you better watch out for him…” Don’t get me wrong, he has every right to flirt and be as social as he wants. If he wants to fuck the whole party, he is more then welcome to try. My problem is that he’s not honest about it and my friends are being put at risk. If I knew he was upfront about his status I wouldn’t give it a second thought. Unfortunately he doesn’t always tell people and there are lines about condoms. That’s a huge problem. It’s not my secret to tell, but I’m not going to sit back and watch someone be mislead.
A devil’s advocate would point out that it’s everyone’s personal responsibility to protect themselves. If everyone always wears a condoms, there is less to worry about. That’s true, but would you want to look a friend in the face after the fact and tell them you knew ahead of time and said nothing? What would you do? Butt in and say something or stay out of other people’s personal lives?
P.S. Please don’t take this as a generalization that everyone with HIV is dishonest. The fact is, this acquaintance is the only person I know with HIV who’s not upfront about it. Everyone else is truthful from the beginning and I respect them for their courage.

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Merry Christmas

I’m a great gift giver. Not to toot my own horn… but Toot Toot! Because of budget, having a small family, and other factors, I only buy presents for my sister and parents. I miss coming up with thoughtful gifts for people so I decided to create a celebrity holiday gift list. If these celebs were in my life, here is what my shopping list would look like:

Oprah: Designing Women Season 1 on DVD. Oprah’s OWN network is struggling. Every show is inspirational and thought provoking. BORING! Give me simple funny comedies. Cable networks survive on reruns and Oprah needs to jump on the band wagon. I suggest Designing Women and Murphy Brown.

Singita Grumeti Reserves

Kim Kardashian: A month long vacation at the Singita Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania. I like Kim K and the family, but they have suffered from over exposure. Let’s be honest, the public is sick of them. She needs to get out of the spot light for a while. No cameras allowed.

Michelle Bachmann: A heterosexual man to love and care for her. That women needs a man to bend her over and fuck her brains out.

Will Smith: A year subscription to HungLatinoBoyz.com. Enough said.

Adele: A Turtledove Crystal Britannaia Skull Clutch from Alexander McQueen. Adele is a super star now and I’d love to see her step out with and edgy style. My ideal look for her is classic British style with a twist.

Lea Michelle: Humility

Angelina and Brad Pitt: A fake donation to the charity of their choice. They have everything, I’m not spending any of my money.

Charlie Sheen: A trany hooker with a hidden camera. I think it’s time he had a sex tape.

Beyonce and Jay Z: A sequin ruffled hooded sweat shirt for the new baby.

Ashton Kutcher: A new hat. Ashton has never met an ugly hat he didn’t love.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: A blow job. Trust me, it’s the only thing he wants.

Osama Bin Laden: Oops you’re dead. What’s hell like?

Occupy Protestors: A shower and a shave. I totally support your right to protest and stand up for what you believe in. With that said, you’ve slept in a tent for 2 month… it’s time for a nice steam shower with some lavender body wash.

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Off The Wall

Question: What was on the walls of your childhood bedroom?

I was inspired by 1 Girl 5 Gays for this post. When I was little my bedroom had baseball theme. Surprising I know. My favorite color has always been blue and that was reflected in my room. My family moved when I was about 5 or 6 and my mother let me choose the carpet in my room. Navy blue of course! The walls were light blue with a wallpaper border featuring baseball players in various poses. My bedspread was even covered with a large image of a single player swinging a bat. I loved my baseball room but the one thing I always wanted was a race car bed. Sadly I never got one.
As I grew up I covered the walls with pictures of celebrities and boy band heart throbs. The main target of my affection was New Kids on the Block. Every inch of wall was covered in scotch taped magazine pages. (Jordan Knight was my personal favorite) I saw them in concert 4 times, once with Tiffany.

When I got a little older my parents wanted to paint over the blue and they let me pick the color. I chose neon green. It was bright and amazing. Once I grew out of NKOTB, I started to ripe out magazine adds that inspired me and taped them up in a neat grid pattern. This was back in the days of the famous Absolute adds. When I was done I had a full wall covered.  

When I got into high school I painted blue stripes on one wall as a feature wall. While the actual painting was easy, putting up all the tape was a pain in the ass. The end result was worth it though.
P.S. I spent the afternoon at my parents and I searched for pictures of my first baseball bedroom. Not a single one! I can’t believe there are no pictures when I remember it so clearly.
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Key Word: Thick

I don’t know a thing about football other then it’s the sport that has some of the sexiest athletes. Their bodies are so thick and juicy with tight pants that hug their asses and form fitting shirts that show off every fabulous curve of their bellies. Key Words: Football, Sexy, Meaty, Precum, Spank Bank, Bellies, Thickness, No Neck, Muscle Gut, Bent Over, Ass Slap, Beefy, I Can’t Stop Starring At Your Butt, Kris Dielman should be naked all the time.


Post Script:
It’s amazing how much time it took me to create this post. I think a total of 2.5 hours going to every football website I could find. Have you ever been to North Dakota University’s sports site? I have. The funny thing is, all the football websites are set up like gay dating pages. They literally have a list of every player’s height and weight. (Yes you can sort by weight)

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Wishes

I don’t consider myself a superstitious person, but I still make wishes. When I was little my mom told me to always wish on an eyelash. So whenever I find an eyelash on my cheek or finger I always make a wish. With that said, my main wish and goal has always been to have weekends off. For example I pursued my current job for two basic reasons. First it was not retail and secondly it provided the chance that one day I could be given a Monday through Friday schedule.
I remember the phone call very clearly. I was working for Oakley and helping a store in Boston. While at my hotel, I got a call from the HR rep offering the opportunity I had worked for over 3 years for. (It took me a year of interviews just to get hired for my current job) They offered me a five day 9-6 schedule with Thursday and Saturday off. I only asked one question: Is there a possibility that I could be moved to Mon-Fri at some point. She said yes and I accepted. Just to finally get out of the mall was a huge obstacle. My sites were now set on having weekends off. It sounds like a simplistic dream but it’s the one dream I always had. Granted, I may hate having weekends off and go running back to a varied schedule, but I wanted the chance to try and be a regular person.
As soon as it was possible I put a Schedule Change Request in. They reviewed the request monthly and every month I would get a polite email stating: Your request could not be accommodated this month but it will be kept on file for next month. Over a year went by and finally a in mid December of 2011 my schedule change was approved. All those eyelash wishes finally came true!
An odd thing happened to me last week in front of my bathroom mirror. As I brushed an eyelash off my face I made my wish as always. But as I stood there staring at the long black lash on my finger tip, I had a strange realization. What do I wish for now? I really couldn’t think of a new wish. There’s always the default: “I want to win the lotto.” But I like to offset that with a practical and achievable goal. It’s a wonderfully odd problem to have. I need to figure out what my next goal is.
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