Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!
It's been a pretty incredible couple of weeks, I tell thee. So I thought I might take a moment to give the updated status of my various interests.
Although, I know that you all would love me to jump right to the juicy stuff, I do feel compelled to mention first that I have bought tickets to see the Streets on June 9th and go to the alternative music festival, BFD, on June 10th. I may have made a tactical error in buying the BFD tickets, as most of the bands I want to see are not on the mainstage and I got reserved seats. Ah, well, at least I'll have a place to retreat to when the 13 year olds on the lawn are driving me crazy! I do have 2 tickets for both events and so I need to get cracking to find me a companion to go to one or both (I'm pretty sure that I can sell the extra BFD ticket, if I need to).
Now on to the recap of my love life...This past several weeks has been quite a whirlwind, actually it stretches back over a month ago to my trip to London. It feels like my experiences in London really were a turning point for me on so many levels. I feel like I woke up to some really important facts about myself and my life. Mainly, that my life is not going to happen to me - I need to make my life happen. I also felt incredibly validated by all the lovely people I met who were so hospitable (you all know who you are).
Which brings us to CollegeFriend (lest we forget him). Reconnecting with CollegeFriend was pretty amazing. I feel like I'm getting to know him in a way that I never did when we knew each other before, and the news that he was planning to come to visit made my heart jump for joy (it still does). I'm so looking forward to seeing him again...to seeing whether there is more to explore in our relationship (a possible future - who knows?).
But, well, September is a long way away, and frankly, I don't want to put my life on hold until then. So I put the craigslist ad up...you all know this part. My motivations, though may not be clear. I want to date and have some fun (and realistically, have sex - yes, yes HippyChick, go ahead, you know you want to say it!), but I want to leave the way open for CollegeFriend. So that's a bit how I slanted my ad.
And after many e-mails and phone conversations and first dates, I've narrowed my choices down to 3. SlowTalker - he of the Tuesday lunch. He's not who I imagined I would be particularly attracted to, but he taps into a part of me that I generally keep hidden. He is very direct and at the same time incredibly gentle and comfortable to be with. TwinMan - sweet, sweet man who, for his own reasons, is looking for a casual dating situation as well...Also very gentle and just genuinely nice. And did I mention, sexy as hell! And, lastly, there is ILikeMovies (ILM). I haven't told you much about ILM because really there hadn't been much to tell. He actually responded to my Yahoo! profile. He's looking to expand his social circle mostly, and loves to go to dinner and movies. We went to see MI:3 this week. While it wasn't a stellar date, it was fun to have someone to eat dinner with and talk about the movie afterward with as well. So, perhaps nothing physical with this one...and I'm not sure if he's interested in continuing or not, so we'll see.
So, this week, I have a "play" date with SlowTalker tonight that I've been anticipating since last Tuesday. And next Friday, I've rearranged some appointments and TwinMan and I are going to spend the day together. It's all good.
As you all have noted, Spins is a happy woman these days. I can't tell you how these improving circumstances in my social life have helped me cope with the continuing disaster that is my work. We now have staff I have worked with for 5 years (good, solid people who I'd want to take care of me if I were on dialysis) jumping ship because of the situation at our clinic. Morale is low, but I feel like I'm keeping a few of them entertained with my adventures! (Not all, as many of my co-workers are pretty faithful Catholics.)
So there it is...there is sun in Spinny's world, after a very long winter.