Monday, November 28, 2005

Thanksgiving Weekend Review:

Wednesday 11/23 - Sleeping With A Straight Man

Team Lady went out and about with Big Gay Kevin's "straight" brother in tow. We started off at Halo hoping to be blessed with the company of this guy but alas he wasn't working. After taking advantage of numerous 2-for-1 bargains we moved our intoxicated selves onto Cobalt. Big Gay Kevin bowed out early but Big Straight Brother continued on. That evening concluded with BSB crashing at my place. Being the ever generous host I offered him either the couch or to crash in bed with me. He chose the bed and I assured him I would be a perfect gentleman. He must have been unconvinced because when I returned from brushing my teeth and washing my face I found he had placed a pillow barricade between us. I giggled a bit.

The one thing I've discovered is that I'm not so good with sleeping with someone in my bed if there is no snuggling involved. It's not a sexual thing really, I'm just an uber-cuddler. Having a warm body in my bed forces me to gravitate towards and wrap my arms around it. It's magnetic. So when I know that cuddling is out of the question I have a hard time getting comfortable. I went ahead and moved the barrier pillow and just snuggled up with that instead.

Thursday 11/23 - The Giving Of Thanks

Mrs. Jesus and Kitchen Bitch prepared quite the feast and much fun (not to mention turkey and alcohol) was had. This year's bird, Kylie, was absolutely delicious and enjoyed by all of the 13? 14? guests..... Post dinner drinks poured freely and continued to do so until we could officially be labeled debaucherous. After some discussion of where to go, the overly lubricated party migrated to JRs, chosen for being the shortest stumbling distance from the party. More drinks consumed, more laughs shared and great recollections of all the things we have to be thankful for.

Friday 11/24 - Thankfully no hangover

Somehow karma smiled in my favor and greeted me Friday morning with a complete lack of a hangover. How that happened remains a mystery. I appeared to have been one of the 5 people in DC who actually had to be at work Friday morning. The city was absolutely dead which was apparent on my walk to work when I actually made it there without almost getting hit by a car. Not even once!!! A true rarity. No one was in the office which meant I could hook up my iPod up to my boss' stereo system and play music WAY too loud, take a two hour lunch and leave work a bit early. Great day! That evening at the bar was slow but steady. Not a great money night but respectable crowd that was surprisingly unannoying. Good times were had :)

Saturday 11/24 - Cute Indie Boys Galore!!

The Saturday bar shift started MUCH earlier this weekend as we had a mandatory 2 PM bar cleanup / decoration party. Sleep deprivation aside it was actually a lot of fun. I'm pretty damn lucky to work with some great guys and an amazing manager. By far the greatest bar staff that I've worked with since I started bartending all those years ago. After we finished decorating we all grabbed a bite to eat and went right back to the bar to start our nights.

Given the holiday weekend I was expecting another slow evening. Had I read this I would have known just how wrong I was. Yes indeed the ever endearing Sean Show had rallied up the gay bloggers of the world and sent them my way. The bar was filled with cute indie guys from pool table to pool table. What an amazingly evening. I would give shout outs to all who attended but instead I'll refer you to Sean who breaks it down for you and gives the quoteable quotes for the evening. He also manages to dish out an immense amount of flattery to yours truly, turning my face all sorts of shades of red and leaving me utterly speechless. Compliments from randoms are one thing, compliments from your secret crush set your heart aglow and etch a permanent smile on your face. They also have a tendency to make Sean's other secret admirers extra jealous. We've all determined that Chemistry Lad has got to be the luckiest lad in the land. If C-Lad and Sean didn't make such a cute couple he may have to worry, but alas they're just so damn adorable together that we all agreed to be content with admiring from a far.

Saturday evening ended with me in very good spirits, and actually very full of spirits from all the people insisting on doing shots with me. It must have shown in my eyes as Mr. Manager asked at the end of the night if I was tired or drunk. I smiled and said "eh, a little of column A a little of column B".

All in all it was a very, very fun evening....many thanks to Sean for making it all happen (and for being so damn sweet.....and for being so damn sexy) ...


At 2:58 PM, Blogger Dale said...

1). What are Chip and I chopped liver?? Seans so sexy blah blah blah.... he he he jk.

2). BGK's brother was straight? I thought everyone was joking.... guess I shouldn't have kept sitting on his lap at thanksgiving.

3). Thank GOD nobody offered a shot to me.... or maybe they did and that's why I was in all of the pain come sunday morning.

At 3:47 PM, Blogger Dudley said...

I am SO not feeling any reciprocal love here!

No matter, Saturday night was still a friggin blast, shout out reciprocity or none . . . *tear*


At 4:14 PM, Anonymous Jake Ontario said...

Hey Mr. Bartender, thanks for being so nice to me on what was a semi-lonely birthday. You rock. (And yes, you were #1 on my "who-would-you" list too.)

At 4:49 PM, Anonymous copperred said...

A pillow barricade? Yeah and I'll bet with enough space for him to play "oh gee I have no idea how my salami broke through". Was he still there whe you woke up in the morning?

As long as it's only your face that turns red, it's all good. You were so very perky, now we know why. ;-)

At 5:24 PM, Blogger Stef said...

Hee hee! I'm sorry I missed BGK's brother this time in town. When he was here at my birthday, a female friend developed quite a crush on the "Twin Towers" and would've loved to have BSB, pillow barricade or not! :-)

At 9:11 AM, Blogger The Boy said...

Secret admirer? I've never met the dude.....

At 9:23 AM, Blogger Mr. Bartender said...

Dale & Dudley - you know I love ya I said I was gonna leave the roll call to sean as he had already compiled a pretty comprehensive list.

Jake - sorry to hear you had a semi-lonely birthday. No one as cute as you should have a semi-lonely anything...hope it got better for ya.

Copperred & Stef - yes BSB was there in the morning and we even hung out until BGK could join us. He's a great guy - pillow barricade and all :)

Boy - just because you haven't offically met doesn't mean you haven't been lusting from afar. I seem to recall a certain night at a smoke free lounge.... :)

At 11:29 AM, Blogger The Boy said...

I don't know what you're talking about.

At 7:01 PM, Blogger Dale said...

Obviously you love me, I'm the marsha brady of the gayborhood :).

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