Saturday, May 21, 2005

Crushes, houses and relaxation

I'm still enjoying my good news. As nice as it can be to have a couple of weeks to relax and get ready for the new job, part of me wants to get started. I guess it's a feeling that it'll be real when I'm there doing the job--or when I cash the first check. Yeah, so I'm a little neurotic.

Other than that, things are semi-quiet. We've been spending a lot of time at the other house, letting people in to look it over. No offers yet, but it has only been on the market for a few days. The broker thinks it won't take more than a dozen showings before the first offer. That first one might not be a good enough offer, but it would be comforting anyhow. We shall see. Tomorrow we're having an open house, so that may help.

We went to Crate & Barrel today. Friends had bought some dishes off of our housewarming registry (thanks to Patrick, the word got out about the registry, even though we'd decided not to ask anyone to give gifts), but the dishes didn't look as good when we got them as they did online. So we exchanged them for other dishes. While there, I noticed how many unhappy straight boys are wandering the aisles of Crate & Barrel. I guess they get dragged there by their wives and girlfriends and just can't manage to look happy about it. Poor things.

We were riding in the car, on the way back from C&B, when a song came on the radio. It reminded me of how powerful and long-lasting crushes can be. The song was Shadow Dancing by this man...





Yes, that's Andy Gibb. His demons brought him to an untimely end, but that's not what I remember when I hear his voice. Listening to him sing Shadow Dancing, backed up by the wonderful harmonies of his brothers, I immediately felt my heart jump. Oh, he was so lovely, and at an age before I even really understood what I would do with him if I could get my hands on him, I knew I wanted him desperately.

That I still felt that same tug when I heard his voice so many years later says a lot about the power of such feelings. Or perhaps it says something about my little obsessions. :)

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One more thing to add. I was just reading the latest issue of The Advocate, and I saw a quote from Bill Maher that I liked so much I just had to share it. I haven't always agreed with the things he's said, but I love this: "I would like to suggest that as a national policy we encourage the reestablishment of the Soviet Union. Sure, it was an evil empire, but at least it kept the GOP busy. Who has time for gay marriage, activist judges, or brain-dead bulimics when you've got a real boogeyman to freak out about?"

2 comments:

Andy said...

I understand your eagerness, too. Lambda basically said I could start whenever I want, and I was so excited I was like, "Tomorrow!" I still love the job, but sometimes I wish I'd taken a week off, LOL.

Zeitzeuge said...

Congrats on your new job. I know how stressful it can be during the "inbetween times".

Goodluck!