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Back to work today. Alas, we were about two degrees too warm to get the ice storm I was hoping for.

Enjoyed my half day yesterday, though. I got home in time to help Q finish packing, and then he was off to the airport to head to Sacramento for a few days to visit with his family (his sister just had another baby, and his parents are in from Guam visiting). Needless to say, I wasn't invited, but given the amount of drama in his family, I don't think it's such a bad idea to avoid even more by my physical presence (my presence in his life is drama enough for them). After he left I took a nap, watched some TV, had a nice dinner, and relaxed.

I also wanted to mention that Gaymas last Friday was simply smashing. We had eight people total, with a nice roast beef dinner and lots of pomegranate martinis. With only one hookup and one nosebleed (some people should NOT do poppers, apparently), this was a less dramatastic Gaymas than usual, but Q still says webcams would have been fun. :) After taking our one planned and one unplanned overnight guest to IHOP for breakfast Saturday morning, the rest of the weekend was spent lazing about, as Q was feelin' poorly.

Q doesn't understand it, but the prospect of five days alone leaves me giddy with excitement. I'm planning to take down the rest of the Christmas decorations, get a lot of laundry done, get a haircut, and hopefully get the car in to get re-fixed (the new starter they put in is still giving us problems). BEHOLD MY WILD SINGLE LIFE!

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buddykat
Jan. 28th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
the prospect of five days alone leaves me giddy with excitement

I can definitely tell that the annoyances of having a long distance relationship are gone. There's no way I'd be excited at the prospect of 5 days alone so soon after moving out here.
esprix
Jan. 29th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
Well I've been here for over 3 years now, so yeah, an empty house fills me with GLEE. :)
wasabi
Jan. 28th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
Two Degrees of Separation...

Nelson Muntz: HA-ha.

Really, you don't want an Ice Storm. I hate them worse than regular snow storms because the ice sneaks up on you as you're blithely cruising down the highway and spins you around in a circle (as I did three years ago). Besides, there was a film about an Ice Storm and Elijah Wood like, died in it.

Pomegranate martinis? POPPERS? *folds arms, shakes head*

Although I am intrigued by pomegranate martinis now. *dashes off to find recipe*

Besides Gaymas (is this a special holiday?) it's also Happy New Year of the Ox.
esprix
Jan. 29th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
I don't like ice storms when I have to drive in them, no, but when they give me a paid day off work, I can learn to love them in time.

And don't you shake your head at me. I've heard some of those WILD stories about when you were a WILD young'un. Remember who introduced us, after all (a WILD one himself, indeed).

Here's where Q got his pomegranate martini recipe, although I think he leaves out the lemon.

Finally, Gaymas is our annual Christmas tradition that we hold 2 weeks after New Year's since everone's too frelling busy and poor to do it right in December. :)
mroctober
Jan. 28th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
Gaymas?
esprix
Jan. 29th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
Gaymas is our annual Christmas tradition that we hold 2 weeks after New Year's since everone's too frelling busy and poor to do it right in December. :)
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esprix
Jan. 29th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
Gaymas is always hot, baby. :)

Q's family is still in rabid denial about the whole OMG HE'S A QUEER thing, so I am persona no grata as a general rule, only lifted when they spew Bible verses at him about his life of sin (oh that we were that exciting!).

And yes, we've had bad luck with both his car and my truck, but hopefully soon they will settle down and BEHAVE. :)
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esprix
Jan. 29th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
Filipino Catholics don't change that easily, I'm afraid. I've been working on my folks for 20+ years, and eventually they came around. He's been working on his for about 7 or 8, plus he was actually engaged to a girl at one point, so, you know, he can change back again, right? :(
troystar
Jan. 30th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
This gets me so upset when I hear this,It's not like he just came out yesterday. If my family didn't accept me I would have a hard time accepting them. Sorry to sound harsh but this religious "gays are bad" stuff pisses me off.

Our X-mas tree is still up. It didn't get done till a few days before X-mas so I wanted to keep it a while. I guess I should take it down this weekend.
esprix
Jan. 31st, 2009 09:59 am (UTC)
He's taking his own stand - he's trying not to cut his niece and nephews out of his life, but he's also standing up for himself against his parents. They had planned to come visit for Christmas a couple of years ago - as long as I went away for the week. Q said no, so they didn't come, and that was that. I was proud of him for that, even though I know it wasn't what he wanted to do. Poor boo. :(
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