Friday, September 28, 2007

Something Real

Last night there was this show going on that I really, really wanted to see! I think I mentioned it before, because Gavin and Bethany said they were gonna go. Of course, everyone ended up selling out, so I just decided to go solo! I mean it was a Tool cover band! And I LOVE Tool, and I wasn't about to miss this.
So I get there, and none other than Vette Guy walks up behind me! ((sigh)) It was a pretty small venue, and this was the band's first show, so there weren't a whole lot of people there. The band was so awesome though!! I mean I have much respect for any band that can even play a Tool song, let alone 2 whole sets full of them! And they actually sounded good!
Well I ended up hanging out with Vette Guy since I was by myself, and he, apparently was being stalked by an ex-girlfriend. Yes, literally, stalked. She was one of those really in-your-face, all the time kinda girls who just talks and never shuts up. Really sweet, but reallllllly overbearing! And she kept talking my ear off about how Vette Guy is supposedly still madly in love with her. Haha.
Anyways, I've been sick for like a week, so I didn't drink or anything last night, and I hadn't shaved my legs or anything either. Hahaha! But Vette Guy invited me back to his place, so I accepted, but I warned him I wouldn't be staying. Just not a good idea on so many levels. But I figured, a little making out would be harmless, right??
We're goofin' off, having a good time and joking around with each other. And I was teasing him about how much of a player he is. Which, of course, he denied profusely.
"Whatever, you're so good at the game, you don't even know you're playing it." I told him.
"I don't play games! I hate games!" He insisted.
"Ha! Then why do you keep jerking me around so much?" I asked playfully.

I don't really remember exactly what he said after that, except that he suddenly got really mad, and he said he wouldn't ever call me again. I don't understand why exactly, just that I guess the words "jerk around" triggered something, and he got really pissed.

"Dude...why are you so mad? Are you kidding me right now??"
"What did you just say to me? Dude...you have no idea...Whatever. I'm just gonna go to bed. I don't even care."
"Okaaaaaaaay... Why can't you just tell me what's wrong. I wasn't being a bitch, I just wish you would be honest with me sometimes. You never tell me anything!"
"Stop saying whatever! Come on! Just tell me what your problem is all of a sudden."
"Fine. Well have a good night."
And I left.

I seriously don't get it! I mean, I couldn't count how many times I've teased him about that stuff, and he's never gotten mad. And now, I actually feel bad! ((sigh))
I sent him a text saying I just don't like feeling like a piece of ass (because the whole time I was there, he kept trying to take my clothes off and I kept telling him no). His response was something along the lines of "If that's how you feel, then I'm glad you left. I can get that at any bar, any time. I thought you were real, no drama, but apparently I was wrong. Guess I'll build higher walls next time"
WTF?!?! WHO is being dramatic in this situation!? And WHO'S the one that always gets fucked over and needs to put up walls!?
I think he's got himself confused...
I wrote back, "I just want to feel like I'm not a piece of ass, not just something that happens every few weeks! You make it so hard to get to know you! I mean this is the most emotion you've ever shown me, and it's anger! And you say you're the one who needs higher walls?? Come on! I'm honestly trying here. And I AM real. Most people just can't handle that. So it's cool. I'm used to it."

Of course, he ever responded, and I don't like to end a conversation, or a night for that matter, on bad terms. So I wrote him one more message before I went to bed.
"Look, I'm not trying to bug you, I just don't like to end things on a bad note. So I'm sorry about what I said. Bad choice of words I guess. I just want something real, and I wanna know when it's real! And lately it just seems like I don't know anything anymore...but I shouldn't have projected that on you because I know you don't see me that way. So...again, I'm sorry. Goodnight."

That last message may have been a little much, but at least I know I did everything I could. It's not like I had anything to lose anyways... ((sigh))
I'm just so tired of settling! I mean...why is it so hard to find the whole package!? The nice guys are boring, and/or unattractive, and the attractive guys are assholes and don't give a shit about you. So how do you tell the difference??
Today I spent a good hour looking at modeling shots of The Model online. I miss him. It sucks. I still have this illusion of him in my head as The Perfect Man. And I just can't change that.
Evan and I, and some friends are going to New York City. Very soon! I'm excited, but since we've started planning this trip, I can't get The Model out of my head. I think that's part of the reason why I even went home with Vette Guy last night. But I'm tired of this back and forth. I'm tired of not good enough.

I want something REAL.

Mitch Of The Day:
"I had a job interview with an insurance company, and the lady said, "Where do you see yourself in five years?" I said, "Celebrating the fifth year anniversary of you asking me that question.'"

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Blast From The Past

Ok let me start with Thursday. I went up to work an hour early to meet Vette Guy. I know, I know, bad move. But in a way, it was a good thing. And you're about to find out why. He was a little tipsy when I got there, and his team was losing, and he was dipping! Yea...effing sick. Well the first thing he starts talking to me about is his new promotion and how he's the youngest senior engineer and the usual me me me gab. Then he starts telling me about his next photoshoot and how he hasn't eaten for 3 days because it's a "shirts-off" shoot. Um...ok Lindsay Lohan! Oh, and he told me he's getting a new Corvette, as soon as the new ones are released, now that he's such a big shot at work and all.
Basically, if you could have seen the look on my face while I listened to him drone on about himself for 30 minutes, it wouldn't take you long to figure out what I was thinking.
Work was uneventful, and I didn't see Vette Guy again for the rest of the night.

Friday evening, while I was getting ready for our GNO, my phone rings. It was The Psycho. You know, my most recent ex. The crazy, controlling asshole one. ((Sigh)) So I answer the phone. Here is the gist of our conversation.
Me: Hello?
TP: What uuuup.
Me: Ummm, not a lot. What's going on?
TP: Uh, thanks for ignoring my call earlier.
Me: I wasn't. I was in the shower.
TP: Yea whatever...
Me: Omg I am so over arguing with you, TP.
TP: Haha, yea right, you could argue with a wall.
Me: Ok.
((awkward silence))
TP: Well I was just callin' to see how you were doin'. Haven't talked to you in a while.
Me: I'm doing great actually. You?
TP: Same old shit...workin my ass off all the time.
Me: At least you're making some money right?
TP: Yea I guess. I'm about to move though. I can't wait to get out of here. Alaska sucks and I don't wanna spend another winter freezin' my ass off.
Me: What about your girlfriend? How does she feel about you jumpin' ship?
TP: I don't give a shit. She's stupid.
Me: ...Ok...
TP: I'm only with her out of convenience pretty much.
Me: Um, ok well I guess I can sort of understand that in your situation...sorta...
TP: You should be able to. You break up with people out of convenience.
Me: ((sigh)) Dude...you don't even wanna go opening that can of worms. Trust me.
TP: Oooook cowgirl!
Me: Don't patronize me. I'm serious. I have had a lot, a lot, a lot of time to reflect upon what happened between us, and I've reached a point in my life where I've accepted it, moved on, and...it just doesn't bother me anymore.
TP: Oh really? Well why don't you tell me about these reflections.
Me: No, it doesn't even matter. It really doesn't.
TP: Alright then. Well...I figured out that when I get out of the army I'm gonna go to school for three years, get a degree.
Me: That's awesome. Good luck.
TP: Yea...
Me: You know, you might think I'm just saying this, but really, we've been through a lot of shit together, and at this point, I think I can honestly say that I wish you the best in life. And if our paths ever cross again, so be it. But I'm not bitter towards you anymore, TP. I really just wish you the best.
TP: Whatever. I do think you're just sayin that.
Me: Well I'm not. But hey, I'm headed out for the night, so I gotta let ya go.
TP: Alright then. Do what you do.
Me: Have a good night.
TP: Yea...
Me: Bye.
There was a little more meaningless chit chat in there, but it's insignificant.
After we got off the phone, he sent me a text that said, "U know i do think u made a good decision by not comming up here. sometimes i just wish i didnt have 2 lost u over it..."
(He's a horrible speller!)
My response, "It was a good decision for both of us. Not just me."
He replied, "Cool. I can roll w that"

Sooooo, that's it I suppose! So random though... I really never thought I could speak so calmly to him again after all that he put me through. But in a way, it feels better to be the bigger person and make him realize what he's lost, than it does to be mean and let him hate me. It's always easier to hate someone. Ya know?? And I felt really good after that conversation because...he hasn't changed one bit! And I feel like I've really grown since then. And after that conversation, it's evident.

We had a blast Friday night! Hardly spent a dime. Cecilia and Jenna ended up not coming. Boo! But we started off at my bar. The Albanian and Frank bought us some shots. Then we all headed next door. Billy was working. His birthday was Saturday, and it was about midnight on Friday when we got there. So we all wished him happy birthday and he bought us a round of shots. It musta been some sort of red flag for all the guys in that bar that there were 6 beautiful girls standing around, because after that, the shots just kept coming! It was awesome!
But just when I was starting to think that everything between Billy and I was cool, and that we understood each other, he walks up and kisses me. AHHHH!!! And I was a little tipsy, and it was his birthday, so I wasn't about to make a fool of him in front of everybody. So what else could I do but kiss back?? SUCH a bad idea...
You know in the movie Wedding Crashers, when Owen Wilsons character writes a note on a napkin and gives it to a girl? And it says, "Do you wanna dance with me? Yes, No, Maybe."
Well, Billy wrote me one of those that said, "Do you wanna snuggle tonight? Yes, No"
Well I inserted my own "Maybe" box and put a check by it. Then I consulted with Melissa and Alyssa about what I should do. Alyssa said, if I just wanna make out and have fun with him, then go for it. Melissa said, "Omg he is obviously in love with you! He is so crazy about you Peyton! If you don't like him like that, you need to tell him."
Well, I took Alyssa's advice. Although I actually agreed more with Melissa. I ended up staying with Billy while he closed the bar, and then a group of us went to eat at a 24 hour cafe. By the time we got back to Billy's, it was 6 am. We just completely crashed and that was it.
How can he not notice that I don't innitiate any physical contact!? I thought that would be a huge hint! But I guess not... He asked me what I was doing Saturday night, and I told him I'd be at work late cuz we do inventory, so he said to call him when I got done and "maybe we could hang out". Oh g's...
Well last night was a complete disaster zone!! Our computer system crashed around 1 am and we couldnt open or close any tabs, or run any credit cards...it was horrible. We had to do cash only for the last hour and so many people were getting attitudes with me, it was ridiculous! Needless to say, we were there extra late, and we didn't even get to take home our tips because we couldn't enter in credit card tips.
Oh, and guess who showed up??
His cousin was in town from Louisiana and he was showing her around midtown. And he looked super smokin' too... But after what happened Thursday? I dunno...he's just a total player.
So after work, me, Bethany (another bartender), Gavin, and Jeremy (new door guy) were sitting around talking and drinking beer while they were trying to figure out what was wrong with the computers. I mentioned a local show that's going on this Thursday that I really wanna go to. Gavin was like, "Oh! The Tool cover band! I love Tool!"
And so do I, obviously.
So asked him if he was going, and he said to call him and let him know when we'd be going cuz he gets out of school at 9pm. Then we all decided we were gonna go eat at Katz's Deli. It was like 5 am and we were all starving. So Bethany and I drove over together, and Jeremy and Gavin followed. Well Gavin ended up not showing up, so I sent him a text that said, "You're a f*cking sellout!" Haha.
Well he immediately calls me! He explained away how he has to get up early and bla bla, and told me to talk to him till he gets home. So I did! Then when we got off the phone, he sent me a text.
Gavin: u working tomorrow?
Me: Yea, at 7. You?
Gavin: hell no...but i might come up there to drink around 9...will c.
Me: You suck. Well yea, I'll be there...being miserable like I am every Sunday!
Gavin: ha can't be that bad
Me: You have no idea... Sundays are the worst. It's like, hey, if you're a dumbass, come to (our bar) on Sunday!!!
Gavin: nice... well im crashing...enjoy ur 12 dollar hot dogs hehe maybe c u tomorrow night
Me: Oh I will! 12 dollars hot dogs are the best! Good night!

Was he flirting??? YES?? NO??? MAYBE???

Guess I'll find out at work tonight...

Mitch Of The Day:
"I want to get a vending machine, with fun sized candy bars, and the glass in front is a magnifying glass. You'll be mad, but it will be too late."

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Ok I know it's been a while, so I have a lot to write. I'm gonna try to to this chronologically.

Last Saturday we stayed after work and played poker. It was so much fun! Annnnnnd...Gavin was there. He sat next me and we talked a bit. I know I said I was over him, but hey, he's still hot and available as far as I know! So we goofed off and drank and played cards till about 7:30 am, and then the people that were still playing decided to take the party over to DJ's house because the cleaning crew was about to show up! Gavin invited me to go smoke a bowl with him at his place, and I was soooo tempted to, just so I could hang out with him, but it was 7:30 in the morning, and I was having trouble keeping my eyes open. So I went home. He said his offer still stands anytime. So we'll see...

As for Billy, we hung out a lot this past week! I stayed at his place Thursday, Sunday, and Tuesday! We ate out, and watched movies mostly, but it was fun. I did, however, realize that my fears of not wanting a boyfriend weren't actually self-sabotage. It was the truth revealing itself to me in it's own way. The thing is, Billy is a supernice guy, and he seems to be genuinely into me, which is more than I can say for any of the guys I've dated this summer. So I guess I kinda jumped at the chance to have someone there who would appreciate me, when really, he isn't the guy for me. I mean he's great, and fun, but after the excitement of having a new guy wore off, there just wasn't any chemistry. I mean, I'm not that physically attracted to him either, and I kinda feel like I'm settling, just because he likes me. So...I'm going to have to end things with Billy. I'm just not really sure how at this point. I just don't want things to get too far, and too involved, and too messy. So it's better to end it after a week, than after a couple months. Right?? I mean this might sound awful to some of you guys, like I'm just throwing back the first good guy I find, but honestly, I'm goin' with my gut on this one.
In other news, I've been kind of avoiding May lately. Well, not exactly avoiding, I just didn't have any desire to hang out with her because she acts so...different! She got back with the shady ex-boyfriend, and things just went downhill from there. But of course, they broke up again, and I wanted to wait it out a little and see if it would stick. So I called her up yesterday and asked if she wanted to go to dinner. Well dinner turned into going out after we'd had a couple margaritas! Haha, but we had a blast! We got ready at my house and headed to midtown to find the party. Granted, it was a Wednesday so we weren't expecting much! We went to several different places, and they were all slow, so we finally headed over to my bar. The Albanian was working. I asked him where everybody was tonight and he said, "Why aren't you at Rich's?? DJ AM is spinning tonight!"
I had heard that DJ AM (you know, the guy who dated Nicole Richie) was going to be in town, but I didn't know when, so this was definitely a pleasant surprise. The Albanian pulled 2 tickets out of his pocket and handed them to us. We thanked him a million times and bolted out of there as fast as we could!

When we got to Rich's, the place was packed! Definitely more excitement than we had bargained for on a Wednesday night! So we valeted and headed inside. I ran into Frank, and a few other people from work and we took a couple shots. I got a cute bartenders phone number too, so I guess you could say the night was a success!! ;)
Rich's stayed open till 5 am last night, but pretty much everyone left at 2 because the bar closed. So a few of us decided to go to our favorite 24 hour restaurant for some grub. May came too of course, but then she got a mysterious phone call and someone picked her up. She called me later and said she was too tired and not feeling well so she called a friend. ((shrugs))
Anyway, so it was just Frank, The Albanian, and one of our managers whom I will call Mr. S.
After dinner/breakfast Frank asked if I wanted to stop by and see the (our) apartment, since it was just down the street. I jumped at the chance because I'm supposed to be moving in in 2 weeks!
And he wasn't kidding when he said he was doing serious work on it! The apartment looked like a construction zone! The entire place was covered in dust, and there were half finished projects everywhere! But I can tell, it's gonna look bad ass when he gets finished! I mean he completely flipped it! Haha, seriously, I told him he should work in construction. It was pretty amazing. I also told him we're having a huge house-warming party. Lol.

Ok so last, but not least, in the news, Vette Guy called me yesterday. ((sigh)) Yea...a whole 'nother can of worms. He wanted to know what I was doing tomorrow (today) because he's gonna be up at my work watching the football game. I told him I'm working at 10, and he said I should come in earlier and hang out with him. So...I dunno. I'm kinda thinkin' about it, just because after the Billy situation, maybe I need a jump start?? I dunno...maybe that's just a really really bad idea. I'm leaning towards the latter. But I'm still not sure what I'm gonna do.

I have off tomorrow, for like the first time in weeks! Melissa and I have big plans to hit the town. I got the cutest dress! Jenna's coming too, and Alyssa and Cecilia!! Her mom is taking Presley for the night so she can have a girls night out with us. It's gonna be so much fun, I can't wait! Maybe I'll meet a new hot guy...or maybe I'll just have a grand time with my girls, as always!

Mitch Of The Day:
"A lollipop is a cross between hard candy and garbage."

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Just A Little Update...

So Billy certainly DID call me yesterday! I know it's only been like 4 days, but things between he and I couldn't be better! Since he literally works around the corner, we both got out of work around the same time last night, so we met up afterwards and headed over to his place. We tried to watch Smokin' Aces, but uh...things were getting a little too smokin' for us to watch it. Haha, it was nothing that heavy really, just some making out and heavy petting. And then we ended up staying up till 7 am just talking about anything and everything! But this morning, I woke up thinking, "Omg! I'm not ready for a boyfriend!" I mean I know I've been going on and on about how I wanna find someone and connect with someone, and I do! It's just...now that I have that opportunity possibly sitting in front of me on a silver platter...it just seems too easy. Too good to be true. Ya know?? Maybe I'm just being cynical, I dunno. But I don't think I'm ready to give up my flirting and freedom. So I'm definitely gonna take it slow with Billy.
And I'm sure there will be plenty of opportunities to get to know him and stuff. We'll probably end up hanging out again tonight after work!

Mitch Of The Day:
"2-in-1 is a bullshit term, because 1 is not big enough to hold 2. That's why 2 was created. "

Friday, September 14, 2007

Just To Clarify...

For those of you who don't remember, Billy is the guy that works at the bar around the corner. We met at our employee outing on the bus. (See posts titled "Work And Play... " and "The Return of Vette Guy")
He called me last night when we were both getting off work, and he promised to call me again today!
So...so far, so good! :)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Hello Little Boys, Little Toys...

Sorry it's been so long since last post! You're about to find out why...

Megans wedding was so much fun! I'm glad I went solo. I was able to just goof off with my girls and have a good time without worrying about a date! There weren't any single guys there, but who cares! Rikki, Izzie, and Shane (Shane is a girl) were all bridesmaids. Rikki and I have been best friends since junior high, but she lives in Seattle with her husband now, so we never get to see each other! Shane, Izzie, Rikki and Megan all used to live together in Austin, and we've all become good friends. So anyways, Shane and I are the only single ones left! And we were talking about how much fun Austin is, and I decided to go back! I had off Monday through Wednesday again, so I was like, "Let's do it!"
After the wedding I had to go straight to work, but the whole wedding party (minus the bride and groom of course) showed up at my bar! It was a total blast.
On Sunday, I had to be at work at 1. Ugh. I was so exhausted from working Friday night, going to the wedding, and then working Saturday night again. But I gotta make that money! So I'm on my way out the door around noon, when Billy calls! It had been almost a week since I put my number in his phone, so I'd kind of figured I wasn't gonna hear from him. But there he was calling me! He was calling to invite me to watch football and drink beer with him, but I had to work. So he said to call him when I got off, around 6, and we could hang out. I wasn't really sure what to expect, but of course I agreed! Work was slow, and I was soooo tired I could barely keep my eyes open. But 6 o'clock eventually came and I was free! I really needed to go home and shower, so I did that first, and then I called Billy. We made plans to meet at El Patio in midtown. I put on my new superhot top I got in Austin and headed out.
Unfortunately, El Patio was closed, so we deliberated for a while and decided to go to Crome over near the Village because some of Billy's coworkers were hanging out over there. We ended up also going to The Roof, and Shadow Bar. And I had so much fun! Billy is the sweetest guy, I mean he's fun, and he makes me laugh, and I feel totally comfortable around him, ya know?? I was kinda drunk by the time we made it to Shadow Bar and I lost my ID at some point... Billy was driving my car; he'd left his in the lot by Crome. So there we were just hanging out by the bar, talking, and he suddenly kisses me! And I'm not sure if it was the alcohol, or if it was just an awesome kiss, but I started to feel dizzy from kissing him! Let's just say it was a good kiss! The night ended perfectly!
He begged me not to go to Austin the next day, but hell...nothing was gonna stop me! Haha. So I promised to call him if my plans changed.
But they didn't! Of course. I did chat on the phone with him for almost the entire drive. I can't remember the last time I actually talked on the phone so much with a guy! It's always stupid texting! I know I'm a total textaholic, but I'm starting to think that's not such a good thing! Anyways, I got to Shane's place by like 1:30 am, and both of us were too tired to go out, so we agreed to get a good night's sleep and be well rested for Tuesday.
We wanted to go float the river Tuesday, but once again, it was raining! So we went shopping and then met up with Rikki and her husband, Pete, at this tattoo shop. Rikki had this brilliant idea to get a tattoo (she's a really spontaneous kind of person) and she wanted our opinions.
NO NO NO! The artist who drew it was awful! And she was gonna charge her $120 an hour!! So she ended up just getting a little Arabic symbol on her hip. It was really cute!
All throughout the day, Josh had been texting me, asking me what my plans were, and if I was going out. I told him we were definitely going out, and that we'd stop by his bar later.
So, later rolls around, and it's us 4 girls all looking smokin' hot! Haha. It's so easy to get free drinks in Austin when you're a girl! We didn't spend a penny! Josh was looking as cute as I remembered. We hugged and he said it was good to see me. Then he gave us some shots and we chatted for a bit before heading to the next bar. Around 1 am, he texted me asking what I was doing later. He wanted to hang out. I told him I was staying at Shane's place, so he wouldn't be able to crash there, and he said he was too "embarassed" to bring me to his place because he's moving and it was a mess. But in the end, he gave in. So he said he'd call me when he got off work around 3:30 and come meet me at Shane's so I could follow him.
Well when he finally called, I couldn't find my keys anywhere! I had all my stuff packed and I was ready to go, but no keys! After about 20 minutes of searching I was in a state of panic. So I called Josh and told him my situation, thinking, like any nice guy, he would offer to pick me up. Boy was I wrong! He basically said he didn't feel like driving over there, and it would be pointless cuz he'd have to drive me back, etc, etc... He wasn't an asshole about it or anything but still. Definitely a deal-breaker! I mean I drove all the way to Austin and he can't even drive 15 minutes down the road to come get me!? G's...
Shane is convinced he just wanted a piece of ass. And if that was the case, he should have known better. Ugh.
Shane found my keys in the kitchen freezer the next day. Haha! I had set them in there earlier when all us girls were getting ready to go out. I had a bunch of glasses in my hand, and I was getting the ice cubes and I guess I just set them down in the freezer! Lol. Well, clearly, I wasn't meant to go anywhere Tuesday night.
On my drive back to Houston, I called Billy. He's never been to Austin before because he just moved here from Arizona and all, so he asked me all about my trip and everything. Then he asked me if I wanted to have dinner with him, since I'd be driving right through his side of town on my way back. So I said sure! We just went to Bennigan's since it was kinda late. We talked and goofed off. And then we went back to his place and watched Disturbia, which was really funny by the way. And then we just passed out! Right on his bed, fully clothed. Haha. I woke up this morning and he was in the shower getting ready for work. When he got out I said, "Going somewhere?" and he said, "Yep! I'm taking you to lunch, and then going to work." :)
I felt like ass because I hadn't showered or anything, but I put my hair up, and powdered my nose and we headed out. Another great meal complete with amazing conversation! Both of us are working tonight, so I may even see him again later! When he kissed me goodbye, he pulled away, made a surprised face and then kissed me hungrily again. "Wow, that tastes good!" (in reference to my lipgloss). Then he kissed me at least 4 more times until I was no longer wearing any. Haha. "It's not even supposed to taste like anything! It just smells good!" I said.
"Well then maybe it's just you." he said with a crooked smile.
All in all, a good beginning to my week!
And Jenna wants to go back to Austin again this Monday!!
G's...I hope I can keep up!!

Mitch Of The Day:
"My fake plants died, because I did not pretend to water them."

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Lovin' Every Minute Of It!

Austin was a great success!!
We had such a blast just on the drive up! I freakin' love Jenna. I swear, when she and I get together, there's just no hope for us. We just totally get each other, our humor and everything. Plus, you know it helps that we're cousins! Anyways, we checked into a cheap hotel, and got ready as fast as we could. By 11:30 we were heading out to 6th Street! There weren't too many people out, since it was Monday night and Labor Day. But we weren't gonna let that stop us from having our fun!
We were coaxed into a couple places by door guys offering free drinks, but the fun didn't really begin until about 1. Another door guy was offering us drinks as we were passing, and I teasingly said we'd had enough well vodka for the night. So he upped the anti to shots, and we were in! So he took us up to the bar and that's when I noticed the super cute bartender.
His name is Josh, and he was the sweetest thing ever! He was doing a little flair behind the bar too, which is totally hot! After a couple rounds of drinks, and flirting, I asked him what I owed him. He said, "Hmm...I'll settle your tab for a kiss."
I said ok, and leaned over the bar to kiss his cheek, but at the last minute, I surprised him and planted a peck on his lips! Haha, he was totally blushing too! When the bar closed, we exchanged numbers and headed out. We ended up doing a little after hours drinking at a bar that was closed. Jenna had met some people who worked there, and apparently they had keys... After about an hour of that, Josh called!
He said he wanted to meet up since we were still out. So I told him where we were staying, and he met us there. I was under the impression he'd be bringing friends, but he showed up alone. And that was totally cool with me! The three of us hung out for a while, until Jenna passed out on her bed. After a little kissing, Josh and I passed out on the other bed in our evening-wear and all!
The next morning it was raining when we got up. So our plans to float the river inevitably fell through, but we weren't gonna let that stop us! I invited Josh to come, but he had to pick up his brother from school and run some errands. So, Jenna, her friend Ben, and I headed out to the Green Belt. For those of you who don't know, the Green Belt is a river for swimming, not floating. There are waterfalls and hiking trails, etc. By the time we made it out there, it had stopped raining so we got in a good 3 hours of swimming, shooting straight vodka and generally goofing off before the rain started up again.
Jenna and I were planning on shopping after that, but we were so exhausted from our day in the sun, that we only made it to one store. But it was enough time for me to pick out the perfect top to wear out that night!
Josh was supposed to come out with us, but he got suckered into working the door! I felt so bad for him; he didn't even get to bartend! Once again, we got off to a late start. First we headed to Pure, which has a really awesome atmosphere. Everything is white and blue, with fluorescent lighting. It was pretty badass. But unfortunately, a couple of really annoying guys latched onto us while we were sitting there, sippin' on vodka tonics and looking cute and available. Lol.
They seemed ok at first, but after the introductions had been made, and the shots had been taken, it was pretty clear we had nothing in common with these guys. And I was eager to see Josh! So we ditched them as soon as we could without being rude.
But on our way to go see him, Jenna ran into some of her old guy friends. So we stopped and had a couple drinks with them... By this time I was starting to get impatient because it was already like 1:30. So I convinced all the guys to come with us to go meet "my friend". As soon as we walked up to Josh's bar, he gave me a big hug and pulled me in for a peck on the lips under my umbrella (it was still raining). It was so sweet! Then he took us all inside and hooked us up with more free drinks! Jenna and her friends went to the upstairs patio to smoke, and I stayed downstairs to chill with Josh. The one good thing about him working the door that night was that he didn't have to stay super late to clean!
So again, he met up with us and Jenna's friends at our hotel and we all headed over to one of the guys' house for some more drinking. Josh and I sat in the backseat and kissed some more on the way there. :)
He spent the night again, we kissed some more. The End. Haha, and we lived happily ever after!!
Oh, I wish...
Before he left, he kissed me goodbye and told me to call him. He also mentioned something about coming to Houston sometime...
The thing I like about Josh is he's sweet, tall, attractive, and appreciative!
I mean, we generally just had an awesome time. And we cuddled! Even in the morning. Guys just don't do that stuff anymore. What's up with that?!
Well, Jenna and I are already planning our next trip to Austin the week after next. And I can't wait. Josh and I have been texting all day.
But here's my dilemma. I see some possible potential with Josh, other than the fact that he lives in Austin. But I mean, he's the type of guy I could really, actually see myself being in a relationship with. But the pretenses under which we met are...shaky at best. You know, girl in town for a couple days type of thing. Today on the drive home I texted him to ask if he was working Saturday.
He said, "Yes, bartending. Why?"
Me: Well...I was gonna see if you wanted to go somewhere with me, buuuut...I guess you can't.
Josh: Where? Are you gonna be here?
Me: A wedding. In Houston. Random, I know...
Josh: Awe, I wish I could! That woulda been fun, but I gotta work.
Me: ((sigh)) yea... Oh well.
Damn. Foiled again. He would have been a perfect wedding date! Ugh...
So back to my dilema! I wanna ask him if he's on the market for a girlfriend, or if he's just looking for a good time, but I don't wanna seem desperate. I need an inconspicuous way to bring it up; you know, totally casual-like. And I don't know how!
Any advice??

Mitch Of The Day:
"I haven't slept for ten days, because that would be too long."

Monday, September 3, 2007


This post may be a bit cumbersome cuz Jenna and I are in the car on our way to Austin! I'm typing this on my blackberry. We're gonna hit 6th St tonight and float the river tomorrow if the weather permits. It feels so good to be getting out of town! I really needed this, and I am SO excited!
I had the worst weekend ever, just as expected. Mitchell and The Model showed up at my work Saturday night and they didn't even come to the back bar to say hi! I just happened to run into them on my way to the bathroom. The Model was overly nice, acting as if nothing happened. He hugged me like 4 times. But after work I found out from Nick that he gave his number to Kristin, the new cocktail waitress!! To be honest, I've been putting off writing this post so I wouldn't have to think about it. ((sigh)) I can't even begin to explain how much that hurt me. Will I EVER get over him??
Moving on...so phase one of moving out is complete! I've been keeping track of all the money I spend and earn and I know how much I can save. So I'm moving in with Frank! I'm actually really excited about it! I love Frank; he's so much fun and we get along really well.
As for Vette Guy, I'm done. Seriously. He just likes the chase and I'm tired of running. I'm genuinely losing interest in him now, which helps!
And hey, maybe I'll even get lucky and meet a hot guy in Austin! We'll see... And I'll definiely keep ya posted!
No Mitch today, sorry guys! I don't have the resources at the moment.