Today is my friend Jessica’s birthday! I’m so excited for her! We’ve been friends since we were kids. She’s one of my besties, so I hope she enjoys her day.
Love ya boo! ❤
Happy Labor Day! I had a crazy labor day weekend. Friday night a few friends and I went out to a bar in Long Beach called Panama Joe’s and got VIP seating, prices, and food! Who knew food at a bar would be so delicious!
Saturday I attended a wedding with Tony. Let me tell you…this wedding celebration was authentically Mexican. No joke. Not only was delicious Mexican food served, but there was a live Spanish band performing and at one point there were traditional Chinelo dancers. Drums and trumpets, people jumping and dancing, it was quite the celebration.
After the wedding party we went to another AE party. It was a mardi gras theme and we got there way too early. Well, before long everyone arrived including some “hot totties.” Everyone was up in arms about hot guys at the party. It was a lot of fun.
But that, my friends, was not the end of Saturday night. Oh, no! We went out to a club in Anaheim afterwards where there were many many latino boys and girls. Last time I went to this club I was a bit “outspoken” and in a peculiar mood. This time around I was surprised to find that I ran into a a few guys I’ve dated. It was terribly awkward at first, but as usual, the party went on and I just had a good time. Oh! Tony and I decided to check out the dance floor on the second level and were pleasantly surprised to find a Mexican drag queen [more like tranny] lip syncing a Spanish ballad. How do I know it was a tranny, you may ask? Because she had boobs. In fact, she had one out and wearing a pastie. Oh yeah! Oh, and she was speaking rapid-fire Spanish that went a little something like this:
“blahblahblahblah-PENDEJA! blahblahblahblah-CULERO! blahblahPINCHEblahblah blahCONCHA– blahblahblah-NO-SE-CREAN-blahblahblahPUTA! blahblah-VIVAMEXICO!!!“
The crowd went wild and were laughing their asses off. I was just trying to keep up but I was very entertained. Is there a Mexican version of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” perhaps? Hmm…maybe I should create it! Genius!
It turned out to be quite an eventful night for both of us and it was a great time.
Last Wednesday we also paid Club Lucky a visit at the House of Blues in Anaheim. That was also a wild and crazy fun night. I busted out my destroyed white skinny jeans. Let me just say this: those jeans can get me into a lot of trouble or get me cast in a reality TV show. 🙂
I’ve been pretty busy with school and setting up classes. I’m glad I have a set schedule now and I hope next semester I’ll be able to get all the classes I need to transfer. Selling textbooks has also taken up a bit of my time.
I post flyers around school advertising my textbooks from last semester and I sell them to students directly. Uhm…selling textbooks feels a lot like selling drugs. “Hey, did you bring it?” “Where can I meet you?” “Could you cut me a deal?” “What are you wearing? I’ll meet you by the building.” Talk about SUPER shady business. But in selling my textbooks I also learned that I’m an honest businessman. I try and help my fellow students make sure they’re buying the correct textbook. I’m SUCH a Mother Theresa. My good friend Jessica once told me, “You’re like…a female Jesus.”
So even with all the going out, I constantly find myself thinking about what I have to do the next day and how much homework I have. It’s sad to think that while I’m shaking what my momma gave me I’m also thinking about writing reports for my speech communication class. Hmm…
They had a great sale at my workplace for the weekend. It was 20% off all merchandize. I know a lot of stores had some great sales. Did anyone take advantage?
Oh, I decided to give up soda and try to eat healthier. I think this is my second week and although it’s difficult, it feels good make that effort. It’s kind of odd because it feels like I’m learning how to eat all over again. I’ve just been talking about getting healthy for a while and I wanted to take some steps in maintaing a healthier diet without going overboard with a crazy cleanse or something. I’m also staying active with my yoga class and I attended a dance class last week that nearly killed me, but it was an extraordinary workout. Step by step, I’m getting there.
Hope the weekend was good for everyone, too.
So I think it’s okay to talk about my life and what’s going on. I find that sometimes people can relate. Plus, for some reason people want to know what’s going on in my life, so maybe this will be a good way to keep up with me.
I’ve been missing my friends lately. My friend Alex moved to Long Beach and started working for MTV and last week was in Tahoe so it was nice to finally meet up after his trip. My friend Jessica finally came back from Baja California where her family has a house on the beach. She definitely deserved a vacation after a year of student teaching at a high school. Although we haven’t gotten together yet, I’m excited she’s back. I also haven’t seen my friend Carmen. Although she hasn’t gone out of town, we just haven’t been able to get together yet. I’m glad I’ve been able to enjoy summer and still go out thanks to my friend Tony. We’ve gone out dancing and drinking quite a bit this week and thankfully so. Summer’s about having fun and it’s always been a time to take a break from school and the stresses that come with the rest of the year.
So, on a more personal note, I feel like something’s happening. I call it the Phoenix Effect. It’s when I feel like I’m changing or evolving. It usually happens when I’ve grown weary or tired of a situation or of my lifestyle. I feel like my former self begins to slowly break down and eventually I face the things that have been wearing me down. This has happened a few times in my lifetime. Usually the “rebirth” is a very positive experience where I’m reenergized and gain focus and perspective on things I want in life and come back to the basics of what’s important in life.
I’m not sure what all the changes will be, but I can certainly tell what are some of the things that have worn me down. It’s time for change. It’s about becoming a better version of myself. It will be a time for growth. It’s an opportunity to get myself together and finally make some real progress. I can already tell it will be a big change and it will affect every aspect of my life. I guess you could say I’m entering the next chapter of my life. I think people usually say that on their birthday or at the end of the year, but for me it’s now.
I can’t be certain what will come, but I’m sure I will be prepared for whatever’s in store. I will rise like a phoenix from the ashes.
So it’s really starting to feel like summer again. I’ve been going to the beach quite often and seeing my friends a lot more recently. Earlier this week I saw my good friend Alex. We met about two years ago when we worked for Gap. Last year we became really close and soon he became someone very important in my life. He recently moved to Long Beach, to this super cute place, too. So it looks like I’ll have to be doing a lot more partying in the LBC area (maybe not so much hood-LBC as much as gay-LBC).
Last night I finally got together with my friend Carmen whom I hadn’t seen in what feels like forever. I met Carmen the summer before my sophomore year of high school. Although my first thought was trying to determine whether she was a boy or a girl, as soon as we began to talk we instantly clicked and I knew she’d become my best friend. So yesterday, as usual, food brought us together (we had California Plate, a teriyaki place). We caught up over dinner and I was reminded how much I miss my friends. It seems like I never see my friends nowadays. We all have lives and work and school so it’s not as easy to get together. Carmen usually makes funny faces that make me laugh. I hope go capture some of them on video and maybe you’ll see what I mean in one of my YouTube videos.
After dinner with Carmen, my friend Jessica and her little sister Mirella and I decided we needed to dance! My friend Tony suggested Club Lucky at the House of Blues Anaheim. We met up with Tony and his boyfriend there and danced the night away! What’s great about gay clubs is that if you feel like dancing, you’re for sure at the right place. lol Good dance music, hot go-go dancers, oh, and bubbles! (ergo my tweet)
After a few [overpriced] drinks, we continued dancing. I always such a great time with my friend Jessica. We met in middle school and have been friends ever since. (Yay Jess!) Oh, at some point in the night Jessica and I made plans to go to Europe next year (haha). So it looks like Euro Trip 2011 will be amazing! Maybe it’ll push me to learn another language or two.
It seems like every time I go out with my friend Tony I’m always laughing my ass off! I feel if I were someone else looking at Tony and I interacting, I’d find us rather strange. Whether we’re at a club or bar or just lunching or shopping I always crack up at our conversations.
After the club we did what all the Hollywood socialites do: stopped at a fast food joint. There’s nothing quite like Chicken McNuggets at 1:00AM after a long night of man-on-man dancing!
I think I need to see a lot more of my friends, reuniting with old friends, and being open to new friends, too.
Last summer was easily the best summer of my life. Maybe this summer will be even better.