I shall now catch you up on what I've been doing since graduation:
GirlfriendThings with Kelly have been rolling forward very nicely. We've had some of those great talks that move barriers out of the way so that you can make tracks toward common goals. It's a good feeling when you know you are moving in the same direction as the person that you love and that the barriers that had been in front of you are now behind you. We also realized collectively how much it sucks how your past can sometimes try to ruin your present so that you don't have a future. When your past calls, don't answer. It has nothing new to say, anyway.
We are moving ahead with our collective goals!
One of our goals as a couple was for us to watch "Game of Thrones" and "Dexter" and we have really been rocking those out. Let me tell you, nothing is more satisfying than binge-watching an entire series about a serial killer that you absolutely love while having your butt rubbed by a hot blonde girl in your bed. Nothing...
My dad! We just celebrated the ass-kicking of his brain tumor. Over a year ago, they gave him 3 months to live. He is at 13 months now and still doing amazing. My mom takes great care of him and he is doing so well. I expected nothing less from a man who never ceases to amaze me. Here we all are (Lindsey, me, my mom and my dad - and I want to make a disclaimer that the light is hitting his head so he looks bald but his hair is there and beautiful!) Go, Dad! I am so proud of you!!!
Social Life & The Lesbians
Yes, I am still working my SEO and need to work the word "lesbians" into my blog fairly regularly. But it's cool - most of the pics here are of lesbians so no deception is at hand.
I've been able to actually go places now that I am not in school or doing homework every waking moment. It is so nice to feel like I have a real social life now. I actually forgot what it was like to have "free time" where you can go places and do things with people that you actually want to spend time with.
This adorable pic is my beautiful girl, Kelly, and my very hilarious daughter, Lindsey. (She wants you all to know that she is NOT a lesbian.) (But I've decided I'm going to love her and accept her, anyway)
We spent one particular Saturday morning at the DragonCon parade watching a lot of very strange and entertaining people march on downtown Atlanta.
We then hopped on this train where Kelly wanted to pose with Lindsey who could find no place to hide when my camera came out.
We rode on over to a small enclave of Atlanta - Decatur. It is the lesbian capital of America. Some people (namely redneck men) like to pronounce it "Dick-hater" as a way to stereotype lesbians. Isn't that hilarious?
Every Labor Day weekend, Decatur has a book festival. Lindsey and I hit it hard each year. This year, Kelly came along and enjoyed the ambiance, the wild train ride there and of course, laying on a blanket in the grass on Decatur Square. Here we are:
It was a lot of fun! And look at her boobs... (As if you weren't!)
Kelly & I have also had a few opportunities to go out and socialize:
Clubs are not normally my favorite thing to do but when they are filled with a lot of friends and it's only once in a while, I don't mid at all. It was also nice to introduce Kelly to my friends that she hasn't had a chance to meet yet.
One of my pals that went with us is a fantastic kid I met in one of my classes at Southern Poly. His name is Sean and he is such good company. Here we are together:
(And Sean is cute, too!)
Then, we have our other pals that I've had a few chances to connect (and in some cases, re-connect, with):
This is me with two of my amigas, Kari and Mandy. For a while, Kari was lost. I allowed someone to come between us and I didn't act like a very good friend to her. When we reconnected recently, she was kind enough to accept my apology and I am overjoyed to have her back in my life. The smiles don't get more real...
I don't think I've ever introduced you to one of my bestest besties, Arlene. I literally never, ever, ever get tired of talking to her! She is so wise. Here are a few of us together:
Could this girl be any cuter? I don't think so...
A ladies night out complete with a nerdy guy in the background photo-bombing us by throwing horns. Since I am a heavy metal aficionado, I left him in the pic with me, Lisa and Kari.
Kelly & I also had the opportunity to go see a show by the daughter of our friend, Kimber. Here is Kelly, Kimber & I enjoying cocktails:
The newspaper that I work for was having a big shindig and I got to hang with some of my favorite peeps. This is Lisa and she is one of the most chill, laid back and down-to-earth people I know. Love her to pieces!
More from the party. Left to Right: Maeve, Lisa, Lisa (I wanted to type "Cult Jam" there but I digress), Mandy, Arlene, Kelly, Me and a new girl whose name I forgot. Sorry, blonde girl. (You were very nice, though...)
Nobody told me that Regina and Mandy were comparing tongues. It's a good thing, too, because I would win this contest HANDS DOWN! Here are theirs...
and here is mine:
Life is always made better by the fun-loving and happy people that you surround yourself with. I am glad to have them in my life. Speaking of great people, here is one more with my beautiful girl, Kelly:
I don't know why my cheeks look like I have the mumps here but it's such a good picture of Kelly that I felt criminal not sharing it. Is she not a stunner?
And yes, Lindsey is still sending me texts that make me laugh:
- Garage Sale to end all garage sales
- Atlanta's Gay Pride (including Aquarium Party, dinner with friends, PRIDE parade, a fancy-schmancy hotel and taking Kelly to her first gay pride event EVER!)
- A visit from my son for his birthday! He's going to be 23 - HOLY SHIT!
- Job interviews!! All of the applications have started to pay off and I have finally started to get some interviews lined up. Cross your fingers and toes for me to get the right job at the right place!
- Winter-proofing my house. I have to keep my dyke skills sharp!