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Hullo Old Friend.

October 24th, 2012 (10:12 am)

I know I keep saying this, but I am really going to make an effort to get back here.

So.
I have this great new job. It's queer at best, odd. But the money is fantastic and the benefits are unreal in this economy. I'm an over night Room Service server at The "W" in Austin.

Rock Stars and weird rich white people who answer the door nekid.
That said, I have been dying to tell the story of something that happened to me only yesterday...
Not the Hotel, just me. Out and about on a day off. I don't get to be very social any more. My shift is from 10pm to 6am. Lots of restructuring? So days off are blighted by sleeplessness. Gotta do stuff, must be around PEOPLE! Always a bit in a fog of sleep deprivation.

Facebook simply does not have the room, or the temperature.

I'd mailed a package to Japan, a belated birthday present for a Clever Clown friend of mine in a Circus there now. Then I just sort of drove... North. Wound around UT Campus. Found myself at the North Central Market. I was wearing red plaid skinny jeans and an "ULTIMATE 6" comic book shirt. The guy in the bread department, did a double take. So I said: 'Morning!
I'm 42, he was hot tall DARK and gorgeous with an interestingly trimmed beard. Maybe 25? Maybe?
He says: I like your shirt.
Thanks!
(we are both so awkward, so silly.)
He's putting loaves of artisan bread on a rack....
"UM" he says, to keep the moment from ending?
"I hear there is a Comicon in town soon?"
Yeah, yeah yeah, 26th through the 28th. Whole reunion of STNG!
I can't make it. Lot's of Joss folks will be there too...
I have to work.
"Oh, that's not cool."
(he is young and beautiful and talking to me...hitting on me???)
I say:
I was surprised to find out tickets were still available.
But they start at $50.
He says: that's really not so much, considering.
@____@
I KNOW--HUNGH? I was at the (ginger just dives in at this point)
the Dallas Comicon in May, and Patrick Stewart did a panel. I think,
I would have tried harder for this one if that were not the case....
*MUCH RAMBLING*
THIS would have been a GREAT time for me to laugh, extend my hand, and say:
Hey, I'm ginger. What's your name?

That didn't happen. He was too Hot, and my brain broke.

But it's good. I needed that.
And WOW, not even the story I meant to tell.

Hey, if you still read this?
Kathy, that was one of the shirts you gave me
when I was in Hospital after the wreck.
You who are not a fan of my favourite media?
You always found the best.

The real story, and maybe it isn't the real story...
Is about a guy on a motorcycle, behind me, when I was driving North on Lamar.
He had the GOGGLES. I do love the goggles...
And the messenger bag, and (did let him pass) little beard, with lip pierced.
The helmet, that helmet, that looks 1942 but isn't? All very utilitarian.

I am most embarrassed by the fact that cannot describe his machine properly.
It was NEW, but it wasn't. The sense of HORIZONTAL being fore front...very German.
Do you know what I mean?

He was behind or beside me....my whole drive North, to my favourite Asian Grocery Store.
A complex, really. (I call it "THE FORBIDDEN CITY" but it seems to be happy calling itself
'The M.T. Market') He turned off just before I got there.

The story REALLY begins, on my drive back.

I had the radio on, was munching "Hot Garlic Shrimp Chips" from a bag....destroying my lipstick.
And behind me?
The handsomely goggled Motorboy.
::BLINK BLINK::

That is not possible.

Yet there he was.

And we drove HOME together.
ALL the way to Manchaca.
There was a stalky thing inside me that wanted to follow him home.
He turned off just before I turn off. I could have followed....
And just gone home along that route?

NOPE.
Stalky is bad.

I take this as a lesson in restraint.
And a lesson in perspective.

This is a very tiny world.
Play nice.

Comments

Posted by: Heresiarch (radixx)
Posted at: October 24th, 2012 03:15 pm (UTC)

So glad your life is falling back into place again, we need to reconnect soon!

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: October 24th, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC)

I almost didn't remember how to respond to these.
*laughing* I didn't know your name for YEARS!
Oh this is nice.
Smell, almost has a Smell.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: October 24th, 2012 03:24 pm (UTC)

See how the text splays at the first bit?
I forgot how I write here.
Then it came back.
Return
Return
Return!

I'm lit.
I love you.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: October 26th, 2012 02:34 pm (UTC)

I'd like that.
But, ah, yeah......I wouldn't call it falling into place.
Mostly GOOD. Yes.
And really, what else can you ask for?

*laughs*

Posted by: Public Joy Killing Birthday Gang (bloodlossgirl)
Posted at: October 24th, 2012 05:13 pm (UTC)
bowler

Hooray for Ginger!

Return
Return
Return again :)

(The Tao Te Ching says, "To Be whole is to Return").

Play nice, indeed.

(I live in Tennessee now; my brother just moved to Weatherford, near Fort Worth!)

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: October 26th, 2012 02:17 pm (UTC)

Sooo, you might visit a place I can drive to.

*BEAMS*

And i could SEE YOUR FACE!!!

^___^

Posted by: Public Joy Killing Birthday Gang (bloodlossgirl)
Posted at: October 26th, 2012 06:14 pm (UTC)
cusack

Yes! This is a distinct possibility :)

(or, we may come to Austin for completely different reasons.)

Stick around here!

Posted by: just john (justjohn)
Posted at: October 24th, 2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, THERE you are!

I had a third shift job, back in the day. I was the only person in the computer center, those hours.

And a local radio station actually had some music I liked! It was where I first heard one of my favorite singles from what became one of my favorite albums ...

Mother doesn't go out any more. / She just sits at home and rolls her spastic eyes. ...

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: October 26th, 2012 02:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh, THERE you are!

^___^

Missed ya.

Posted by: Kathy (hrm_ok)
Posted at: October 24th, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)

I am still around....

*smooch*

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: October 26th, 2012 02:18 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the shirt.
He was hot.

^____^

Posted by: SaintOn (sainton)
Posted at: October 25th, 2012 01:13 am (UTC)

I'm glad you are back.

And I agree that stalky is bad. Also, damn its always fun to have some serious flirting going on.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: October 26th, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC)

That was just, weird power.
Coincidence at play?
Friction of a world feeling SMALL again.
^____^

Posted by: Orin (rin_o)
Posted at: October 25th, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)
relax

life is a series if chance meetings, someone said...probably through a breath full of cheap wine.


hey there! life still exciting for you, the little things learn to fall into place yet? i am still incredibly boring.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: October 26th, 2012 02:36 pm (UTC)

You've never been boring.
Odd, oh yes.
But never boring.

Posted by: liquidmoon (liqthemoon)
Posted at: October 25th, 2012 03:58 am (UTC)

*sigh*
It's nice when people write in this thing. I always mean to, especially because I know I will forget my little adventures if I don't write about them, but then I get lazy.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: October 26th, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC)

I do as well.
Nice to step down onto this platform.
Feels solid.

Posted by: 2manynotes (2manynotes)
Posted at: October 25th, 2012 01:46 pm (UTC)

Great stories, all! You should go visit bread boy again. :)

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: October 26th, 2012 02:24 pm (UTC)

Yeah...
Agreed.
And I know enough folk there to describe him,
and get a name.

*silly chuffed*

I'm 42!?
*pfft*
15 at best.

^___^

Posted by: 2manynotes (2manynotes)
Posted at: October 26th, 2012 03:27 pm (UTC)
Baby pic

Exactly! After all, we played with a 19 year-old all summer. :)

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