18 February 2008

Busy, Busy Me I

Without any more delays, here I am. First I was busy, then there was what Cox Cable called an "Internet outage." So you can blame Cox for not getting this update yesterday.

My plan to not miss Jesse is almost working. I've been going to bed later than recommended, sleeping through the night, and having zero down time. I actually am busy to the point of exhaustion. But it just makes the times that I do miss Jesse more intense. They come suddenly and are almost suffocating. I have overwhelming feelings of longing when I just want to be with him, whether it's here or there. And then I snap out of it. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I'm just too busy. Here's what I've been doing:

Friday:
After work on Friday some of the girls and I went to happy hour at Maggiano's. We gossiped, and poked fun. Sometimes it seems like work is just fodder for happy hour. And the more friends you have, the more you can piece together about what's really happening.

Anyway, we went from appetizers at Maggiano's, to pizza at Nikki Lee's. It was Kate's recommendation and it was delicious. If you ever go there, try to get Joanne as your waitress. She's not much of a people person, but she's funny to watch. We should have called it a night then, instead we went to Body English. It wasn't until after we stopped to get make up for Lucy, found a way to skip the line, and complained about free champagne, that we realized it was late, and we were tired.

Saturday:
I went to my first co-ed baby shower on Saturday. I've been to a shower thrown by women for a guy, but this was my first time at a shower for a woman, hosted by a man. That man is Kash, and that shower was fun. It was for Suni. She's a photographer who had to put down her camera (tripod, and other equipment) to wait for her baby to cook. Suni may not love being indoors all day, but it's allowed a lot more people to get to know her. And I'm all for social networking.

I had a really good time at the shower. There were the traditional games, twisted to be more "guy" & "news" friendly. The food was delicious, and there were even healthy choices - so I could wash down my pizza with grapes, strawberries, and watermelon. Yummy. It was a rare opportunity for people who work in different parts of the newsroom to get together, all thanks to Suni, Dave, and their baby.

After the shower, I met up with Tab, Mike, & other Ithaca College Alumni visiting from Los Angeles. We met at the Palms, and while Mike stretched $20 in a $.05 video poker machine, Tab & I discussed what is and isn't new in our lives. Just before 11, my fabulous lifestyle caught up with me, and I went home and went to bed.