Drunken thoughts, 12:50am in Washington DC

A friend of mine took me out to a gay bar, JR’s, in the Dupont Circle area of DC. This is significant only in the sense that it was the first time I had been out to a gay bar since I moved here. Nothing extraordinary. For some reason, almost everyone in the bar, as far as looks goes, reminded me of people back home in New Orleans. It kind of made me miss people I didn’t even like back home. Weird.

This reminds me… recently I have received several e-mails from several friends. Along with the usual holiday tidings, they’ve mentioned how much New Orleans is different without me. I assure you all, DC is not New Orleans if only because my friends aren’t here.

I don’t miss the corruption. I don’t miss the bars. I don’t miss the RTA public transit system (if you can actually call that clusterfuck a ‘system’.)

I do miss my friends: each and every one of you. Each and every day.

There is something about DC that reassures me the decision was for the best though.

As 2007 comes to and end, I am confident that 2008 will bring much needed happiness my way.

Actually, it’s the first thing I’ve felt confident about in a long time.

Merry Christmas and stuff

Well, I just found myself nearly sobbing at the end of Elf, when Zooey Deschanel sings “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, thus saving Christmas by increasing Christmas Spirit enough to power the Clausometer that makes Santa’s sleigh fly. Yeah, I know.

I have to admit I’m a little bummed this year. I think this is the first time that I’ve been away from home for Christmas, at least without my family and friends. I’m certainly glad I have Alberto and the cats, otherwise it’d REALLY suck. Alberto got us tickets to see the Pogues at the 930 Club in March… how fucking cool is that? I’m so psyched! The more I think about being in the same room as Shane Macgowan, the more giddy I get. :)

Anyway, I wanted to wish everyone a Merry XMAS and all that jazz..