Wednesday, May 31, 2006

I can't complain.


I had an amazing day! Today I went to Chinatown with the two coolest guys in my life, Tyler and Eddie. At first I was very scared about having these guys together because if they didn't like each other, I would be very upset. However, fun was had by all! I had this bright idea to go to Chinatown to pick up a really cool bamboo cane, because I am walking with an ugly ghetto senior citizen cane. And I am so much cooler than the lame ass cane that I have been forced to use as of late! So first I called Tyler, because I haven't seen him in a few days, and I thought that it was time we hung out again. But he had to help his dad out at work, so I called Eddie, and we decided to make an entire day of it. Then an hour later Tyler called and said he was able to get out of going to work with his dad and he wanted to go with me now! I was speechless. I froze on the phone and I think it was like almost a minute before I said something. That minute would usually be where my brain would go into overdrive and I would think up every possible scenario where things could end badly, but instead my mind was as empty as a blond standing next to a fan.
I guess that I was worried because even though Tyler was completely accepting of me being gay, he never actually saw me doing anything "gay". And I was worried that he would be uncomfortable, because I knew that I was going to be. I reasoned with myself that it was going to happen sooner or later, and I might as well suck it up and deal with it now! So I did, and I think that it was one of the best decisions that I have ever made! We had one of the best days that I have had in a very long time, back pain and all!
Tyler drove, so we went to pick up Eddie together. He was cleaning out his car when we showed up, so he finished up and ran over to me and gave me a kiss. I loved the kiss, but I was way WIERDED out that Tyler was seeing this. We all went to high school together, so Tyler and Eddie knew who each other were, but Tyler and Eddie weren't really friends in HS, I wasn't even friends with Eddie in HS. At first the conversation was pretty superficial. We talked about people in high school and what they are doing now. Who we are still friends with, and the people that have died since we graduated, that list was shockingly long.
Eventually I became the topic of discussion, so of course I was completely embarrassed and did my best to change the subject with absolutely no luck what so ever! I have tried my best to block out all of the things that were said, because while I LOVE to give a compliment, I have serious issues receiving them, just like any red blooded Asian man. However when I wasn't being completely mortified by all of this talk, it did feel nice to have these two guys having so many things to say about me.
We arrived in Chinatown around noon, and we decided to grab some lunch before looking for my new cane. At lunch the conversation was flowing so naturally that I just sat there smiling for a little while. I was so happy that my bestfriend and my boyfriend were getting along so well, and that Tyler was completely okay with this situation. I really need to stop underestimating how much that guy cares for me! Eddie left for the restroom, and right when he did Tyler decided that it was time that we have a conversation. He told me that he has never seen me so happy on a date, and that he was happy that I was doing so much better this week. He also told me that Eddie was great and that he could see why I liked him. His approval meant a lot to me because he is my best friend, and I respect him.
Anyway it only took us 20 minutes to find a cane that I liked, so we still had an entire day to kill. I suggested that we go to the Natural History Museum because they have this awesome exhibit right now that I have been dying to see! The exhibit is called "The Mysterious Bog People" .Yes I am a total dork, I know this already! STOP JUDGING ME!!! Whatever, I am over it! We went to the museum and we saw the exhibit, and it was just as good as I imagined it would be. We actually walked through it twice because I enjoyed it soo much. Eddie, being the amazing artist that he is, remembered is sketch pad and drew some of the more interesting displays as we walked by them, because photography wasn't allowed. It was completely okay with me, because his sketches are way better than any lame picture that I would take. I love to watch this guy draw, its one of the most erotic things to me, because I am seriously attracted to this man's talent! We were in the same AP art class in High School, and even back then, when he would really get into what he was doing, I would stop and stare for long periods of time. Its just sexy in a way that I can not explain.
I finally let them leave the museum around 5, and we weren't about to sit through traffic for 2 hours to drive 20 miles! It just wasn't happenning, so we went to Downtown LA to check out Eddie's dad's warehouse soon to be newly gentrified housing lofts. There we ran into a forklift! Like I have stated previously, I have ADHD in a BIG way! I mean I can be completely normal, but if you put a forklift in front of me, all bets are off! So we drove it all over the warehouse, and then when we got bored with that we took turns doing donuts around the utility pillars! So I pulled out my camera, because I knew that this would make an awesome GIF.. Note the tire tracks on the ground, we go fast! REALLY FAST!
The day was great. I couldn't have pictured it going any better than it did. I am about to go to Eddie's house. He has a hot tub in his bathroom, and I am pretty sore from walking around all day. So I am going to go and spend the night as his house again. I am totally high on life right now,I am going to take off and have an amazing night. I just want to thank everybody for all of your comments on my previous post. It deffinitely gave me a few things to think about, and I do understand that I have been hard on my mother, I am going to work on that. Thanks for your input, it was much appreciated.

16 comments:

Thomas said...

I have this HUGE urge to break into a warehouse and hijack a forklift and do donuts going 30 mph! You really know how to have a good time! I am jealous that I am not your friend. I need to move to LA where I can have some of this LA fun! I am glad that you had such a great day, it sounds like you have a couple of really good people in your life.

Larry said...

O man I feel like such a pansy compared to you! Today you went to Chinatown, the museum, and then to a warehouse to drive a forklift around all while walking with a cane! O man! I spraned my ankle and I spent the day eating top ramen and popcorn watching really bad talk shows and other various crap that can be found on daytime televsion! I need to make it a point to get off my ass and do something tomorrow, because you are freakin rediculous! I am so happy that you have such an awesome day! I got all excited for you reading your blog. Its always nice when the people that you care about like each other.

Aaron said...

I love your GIF, I think that it is so funny and I am having a hard time figuring out why. It looks like you know how to have a good time though! Its great that your friend and your boyfriend got along so well. I always hate introducing people from different parts of my life to each other. I like to keep everybody separate. Just like my peas and mashed potatoes! But seriously, cool GIF! I want to make one now, but I have no idea how!

Colin said...

I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now, and this is the first time that I am commenting. I think that you live a very interesting life. Throughout all of the things that you deal with, you always manage to stay positive and keep on living your life the best that you can. I love the way that things never get you down for very long, and by the next day you are doing something that is making you feel better. I like to dwell on things and your blog as inspired me to let things go when they bother me. It seems to work for you so well. I love your blog, keep up the good work!

Asher said...

I love the museum also! I especially love the bog peopel exhibit! I saw it last week and I have to say, I was very impressed. It deffinitely was worth that second walk through. I am so jealous that you were with a person that was able to sketch what he saw, because there were some really cool things there that I would have loved to get a picture of. I love your blog, and I am happy that you have such a gread day. I hope that the rest of your night goes just as well. {wink wink nudge nudge}

Brad said...

If you put a forklift in front of me I would do the exact same thing, and I don't have ADHD! I think that its mroe the fact that you like to have a good time, and not that you have a made up illness! I hate ADHD I think that its a completely rediculous excuse for lazy people to stay lazy, and for the drug companies to push more crap on us the consumers! I am sorry to get so preachie, but I feel very strongly about this even though I have no medical or psych background, I just feel very strongly about this! I know it in my heart! In other news, I am very happy that your 2 men had such a good time bonding yesterday. Also, I really want to drive down to LA and go and see this Bog People exhibit! It sounds awesome, I love going to the museum and I don't thin that you are a dork!

George said...

I have lived in Los Angeles my entire life and I have never been to Chinatown. All that I know about it is that I think its right next to Occidental, another place that I am never planning on going. I hate to sound all LA snob or whatever, it jsut seems like such a tourist magnet trap place, that I have no desire visiting! Just like how I never go to the 3rd street promenade in the sumer, I just hate tourists! But hey, it sounds like you were looking for a novelty item that might have been difficult to find anywhere else. I get it.

Josh said...

I love your GIF! ANd I just wanted to say that I hope that your night went as well as your day did! Its nice when friends and lovers can coexist. That means that you choose very unselfish people to be in your life. That's a good thing.

Harold said...

I am completely jealous of you! It has been my life's dream to drive a forklift! I know that its a wierd dream, but It just looks so much fun!! I mean look at you, you are having a romping stomping good time! I am very confused by you though, because my friends that would suggest going to the museum to see an exhinit, would never in the very next breath suffest that we drive a forklift around a warehouse! I wish that I knew more people like you because you really seem to know how to have an awesome good time with your friends! You are so far from being a dork, that it would be the antithesis of what you actually are. I think that you just wrote that so that people would leave comments saying that you are not a dork. And even though that in itself is extremely dorky, I can not even fathom you as a dork! Wow I think taht I kind of sound like a wierd loser now... Ummm I am going to go and do other stuff now. But I am from Oregon, so what do I know? Everybody from Los Angeles can be a million times cooler than you, and in LA standards you could totally be a dork! But still I even doubt that! hahaa

Fred said...

This morning I was pressing the next blog button over and over until something caught my interest. Then I saw your blog, and the gif. caught my interest right away. So I read through a few of your blogs, and I really lke what I read. I am not gay myself, but I think that you have a very interesting life and that you seem like a cool person. I have not been around many gay people, but I don't think that you would fit the stereo type that I would have of a gay person in my head. You seem very tough and not very effeminate. You do martial arts, you surf, and you ride around on forklifts for fun! I think that if I met you I would never even suspect that you were gay. I am sorry I didn't mean that it would be bad to be gay, I am jsut saying that you are different from what I thought a gay person should be. I love your blog and when I have more time I am deffinitely going to read the rest of your posts. I love your artwork and the way that you write, its very unique.

Gary said...

You rock! I love your blog. This picture of you and the forklift is freakin hilarious! I want to ride in a forklift now and I have never even thought about it until I saw this picture! this is how easily i am pursuaded to do things!

Taylor said...

I am seeing it, but I just do not believe it! There is no way in hell that a forklift has that kind of turning radius! That is just rediculous! You must be a really skilled driver to make a turn like that. I mean I don't think that I could do that and I have been driving a forklift for years. But then again I have never actually tried to do anything like that for fear of being fired for negligence! But I guess that when you are 20 you don't see things like that... I don't mean to lecture or anything, just thinking outloud. It is nice to see somebody having so much fun on such a boring vehicle. I never really thought about using a forklift as a form of entertainment. Good for you for being so creative!

Marc said...

You should get your own reality television show! You sound really interesting! I mean come on who goes to a warehouse and rides around in a forklift with their artist and surfer friend after coming from the museum? You are just way to fun! I would totally watch you on television over some of this awful crap that they are putting on reality TV! You are funny! It could be called "hijinks!" and you could just go around doing all sorts of random crap like you do anyways! I think that it would be great. And then at the end of the show you can show america one of the things that you made on your computer and talk about its deeper meaning! That is always one of my facorite parts of your blog! The pictures are always really fun to look at, but when you talk about them in the end, it always makes me look again. Then get something from it that I didn't quite understand the first time that I saw it! Don't stop having fun, because that is what life is all about!

Brandon said...

I know that ADHD exists because I am in fat a victim of this also! I definitely do not believe that it should be used as an excuse to be lazy like that commenter, but its definitely real! And only a person that has never expereinced it can call it fake. its like everything else, if it doesn't really relate to you, there is no way to attatch any actual meaning to it. I think that you are an awesome artist. And I don't think that you are a dork either, and I totally wasn't judging you! I love the museum also, and if that means that I am a dork, SO BE IT! This Bog exhibit sounds really interesting, I am from Orange County, and I think that it might be worth the drive up to LA. Thanks for the critique! I love your blog.

Bob said...

I love the GIF! We need to trade pictures that we have worked on! I love all of the personality that you put into your work. I will e-mail you. You are definitely the fun and creative type of artist that I am. I think that you will like what I have done.

Terry said...

What a difference a day makes! :)

Tyler and Eddie are really good for you and your disposition! I'm so happy you had a great day!

I, too, will try to see "The Bog People" but doubt that I'll have a chance to drive a forklift..... Ha!

Stay happy.