Tuesday, October 04, 2005

It's like trying to clean the ocean. What, do you think you can drain it?

Why today was good:

1. My Target opened!
2. Fiona Apple's new cd was released!
3. She also announced a tour!
4. KPLR-11 now comes in crystal clear at my house!
5. My new computer was shipped today!
6. Miranda left a funny message with my boss. One word: "analrapist"

Why it sucked:

1. Target was closed at 8:30 when I tried to go in before work to buy Extraordinary Machine.
2. Fiona's not coming to St. Louis (naturally).
3. I can't track my computer's whereabouts like I was promised.
4. I had a nightmare about an old friend. He was driving his car into my bedroom, but I stopped him just by putting my arms out and holding the car back.

He just called 20 minutes ago. He's in town from New York for the week and wants to go to the Complex on Friday. No joke.

We had a huge fight back in Columbia, and we didn't speak for years. Yes, it was about a guy. But since then, I've always had trust issues with the gays. I know I shouldn't, but I do. Blood Ray, sadly, can attest to that fact.

Pic courtesy of Miranda and some dude she works with:



Anonymous mink said...

That curly haired Gene Wilder freak?

Joe, please don't hang out with him.

8:42 AM  
Blogger Absolut Billy said...

He hung out with worse in recent months haha. And I lived to tell about it.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Blood Ray said...

Is he a Gene Wilder freak because he looks like Gene Wilder or because he's into Gene Wilder?

There's a subtle, but distinct, difference.

I refuse to believe, though, that all your trust issues stem from that one incident, even though I've been on the receiving end of those issues.

Are you going to go to The Complex with him?

10:14 AM  
Anonymous mink said...

Didn't he steal a guy from you?

I seriously hate that guy, if that's who we're talking about.

And he looked like Gene Wilder.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Yes, it's who we're talking about. And to fair (cuz I'm all about being fair), he cut all that blonde, curly hair off a couple years ago.

There was talk of Complex. There was talk of Boxers-N-Briefs and Faces, too. Time will tell.

3:07 PM  
Anonymous mink said...

I'm begging you.

If you hang out with him, you'll enter into an un-needed weekend of drama.
And the hair was probably the most harmless part about that guy, because every other part was fucking evil.

I mentioned this to Jon and he immediately went on a rant about how much he hates that guy.

Just give him cell phone boy's phone number and they can go exploring trunk holes together all weekend.


4:24 PM  
Blogger Blood Ray said...

Faces? Boxers and Briefs? I can't comprehend a sentence that ends with those words and starts with "Joe might be going to..."

Ultimately, you have to decide if you want to see him or not. You're going to do what you want to do anyway, but you should ask yourself to following questions:

1. What do I hope to get from this experience?

2. Do I still mourn the loss of this friendship? Why or why not?

3. Do I really have any interest in resuming contact with this person?

4. Do I really want to go to Faces and Boxers and Briefs with someone I haven't seen in however many years it's been?

5. Do I really want to go to Faces and Boxers and Briefs, period?

6. What are his reasons for wanting to resume contact? Is it important that I find out?

7. Have I truly forgiven him for what he did to me (think hard about this one)?

There are plenty more questions you could ask yourself. These are just the ones off the top of my head. It's always a crap shoot when contact is resumed with someone who has been out of your life for some time. Only you can decide if it's worth the effort, and if you're prepared to deal with whatever consequences arise from your actions.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

1. An eventful Friday night

2. I don't mourn the loss of this friendship, as he's been living in NYC for 2 years now, and that's like the bermuda triangle when it comes to people that i was ridiculously close with.

3. Eh. (shrugs shoulders)

4. I'm 5% worried that I'm going to be left stranded at one of these shady places. I'm taking my cell phone for sure.

5. Not really. I probably won't go to those places.

6. He's in town and he wants someone to hang out with (I guess).

7. The jury's still out on this one.

5:42 PM  
Blogger Blood Ray said...

You didn't have to post your answers. I should thought those were questions you should ask yourself.

Well, you sure seem ambivalent about the whole can of worms that might open. I'm just not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

9:11 PM  

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