Archive for August, 2004

West Coast Here I Come

Thursday, August 26th, 2004

Los AngelesHey I know I have written incessantly about how I am moving to Los Angeles again and again. My friends are tired of it. But it’s finally happening! I just inked the deal today. My company actually offered me a higher salary and relocation assitance. According to the plan I have to be in Los Angeles in January 2005. I plan on taking a road trip across America with my parents. It will be awesome to take a tour of the states with them.

At first I was a little sad because I don’t want to leave my family and friends that far behind. My mom helped me so much with this. She is the best. I know it is going to hurt her so much but she is always behind me 120%. I cannot ask for a better friend and mother. I have a feeling that once they visit me a couple of times they’ll want to come to California to live. We’ll see how it all works out!

The more I think about the move the more pumped I am getting. I really want to get an apartment in West Hollywood. My company is flying me out in early December to pick out an apartment. I figure that I am going to get a two bedroom apartment and find a roommate as soon as possible! I’d look for someone looking for a roommate but since I have Lola I figured it would be a lot more difficult that way. Wish me luck!

I know I’ll be wigging out closer to my moving date, but for now I’m pumped. Since I was in High School I’ve been wanting to move to California. Now a company is paying for me to move over there. It’s like a dream. Miami will always have a place in my heart, but there is something to be said about sunshine in Los Angeles without humidity :)

I’m still getting that 6 month gym memership here. I have to look good when I move out there. I’ve been loosing weight since I moved back to the beach and I hope it continues when I move. There are so many activities I want to do over there. There’s a gay hiking club I want to join. And I’m thinking about joining a gay sports group like the gay soccer team in West Hollywood.

Hehehe. I’m like a little kid for a while. I just hope my parents are able to come with my on the road trip. I’m going to take some cool pictures of that trip. I also hope Rafael, Susie, or Briandi can come with me to LA when I go to find an apartment.

I checked out some movies last weekend. I saw Garden State which was awesome. Awesome! It is definately the best movie that I have seen this summer. It also had a very infectious song that I had to buy on iTunes. Frou Frou’s Let Go. If you haven’t caught the movie check it out. I have such respect for Zach Braff now. His performance was amazing and he wrote the movie. Natalie Portman really stole the movie. She is so adorable!

Sadly that’s the only good movie Roscoe and I saw. Luster was horrible. If you rent it I hope you are making fun of it. Yossi & Jagger was alright but it was too short and the cute boy gets killed. Drugstore cowboy was very strange and kind of slow. The only exciting thing about it was that it takes place in Portland, OR. That’s pretty cool because Kevin is out there.

One last note. Rafael went to the Miami Gay Chorus meeting today. He was a little scared but he did it. I’m very proud of him. He had a blast and he really motivated me to find something in the community to do that is gay to meet some new friends!

LusterGarden State

Yossi & JaguarDrugstore Cowboy

Roscoe Visit: Sexual Weekend

Monday, August 16th, 2004

This week has been great. Roscoe came down from Boston to visit and today is Arlet’s Birthday. Happy birthday Arlet! We were supposed to go to dinner today but I’m at my parents because my grandfather is in the hospital. We will postphone dinner until tomorrow or next weekend. I’ll make it up to her.

Parrot Jungle IslandI’ll work my way backwards to Saturday since that was the most active, and raunchiest of the two days. Sunday we decided to celebrate Arlet’s birthday by going to Parrot Jungle Island. Before I even begin I have to give a disclaimer. When we went on Sunday it was really fucking hot! I don’t know if I would have hated the park as much if it was a cooler day. We went with Arlet’s entire family and I got to meet Jay, Vivian’s new baby. He was adorable. Now back to the park. If it wasn’t for the three shows that were cute, I would have been demanding my twenty bucks back! I didn’t get a chance to check out the zen garden across the street, but I’m sure that would have been better, and free!

Saturday Rafael and I decided to go to Cactus Bar. Roscoe said he wasn’t feeling well and was ready to go to sleep so we watched half of Die Mommie Die until 1130pm. The movie was strange. I was expecting a really funny movie but it was a drag queen playing a woman’s role set in the golden age of Hollywood. I didn’t see it all the way through but Rafael said it was interesting in the end. I really liked the Jason Priestly character with the enormous dick. Doubt they show it, just reference it a lot!

When we actually got to Cactus, the damn place was closed! I don’t know if it’s closed for good or just that night. Just at that moment Roscoe called said he wanted to go to Twist with us. We headed to Twist and had a great time. Our bartender hooked us up as usual, if you ever visit Twist make sure to go to the back-outdoor-go-go-bar and ask for Frank, he’s the best bartender :) We went to the dance floor and I was amazed and how many people had their dicks out in the dance floor. There was a whole lot of action going on. I actually never even know that much action went on. Goes to show how naive I can be at times, especially being a native :)

European Guest HouseAfter Twist we decided to check out the European Guesthouse. I’ve been wanting to go to their black out parties for a while, but I hate going alone the first time. I got the boys to come with me. It’s set up just like the Island House. between 11pm-1am Friday, Saturday, and Sunday it’s free to get in. We didn’t make it quite that early so we paid 15 bucks to get in. It included all the free drinks that you want which is a plus! They have a dark room, a jacuzzi, and a nice bar area. It was awesome. I sucked off a couple of guys but didn’t do anything else. When I go with friends I kinda shy away from doing it all. However one of my friends got down and dirty with the owner, so I think we might have free passes for life!

We had an awesome time. If only it was always like this. Unfortunately when Roscoe goes back to Boston things will calm down. It seems like we never live on the beach at exactly the same time. If we did we’d be getting into way more trouble. Because of all the fun I had to drop my only class left. Who knows when I’ll graduate my Master’s program, but damnit I’ll get a 4.0 when I do :)

Since I was exhausted Sunday night I didn’t want to go out anywhere. Roscoe came over and we went to check out A Touch of Pink. I loved the actor from The Guru so I wanted to check it out. The movie was cute but we both agree that the dead hollywood actor plot line could have been edited out, and the movie would have been way better! Way better! The mum did a breakout performance. Her character was awesome. The boyfriend was really hot too. I think it’s going to be one of those Fall British hunk invasions. Because I also think the guy in the Kristin Dunst Wimbledon movie is way hot!

We both were not quite ready to call it a night so we rented some movies from New Concept Video. I’m glad my membership still worked because it’s my favorite rental place. There is nothing else like it. I never found a replacement in Fort Lauderdale. We rented two gay movies and were only able to see one, O Fantasma. The movie was interesting. Very little dialogue, lots of fetish sex. So of course I was all about it. Plus there was a scene where the main guy gets a porn movie style blowjob, hello gotta love those Portugese film makers, they don’t fuck around! I didn’t get to see the ending of the movie but I will check it out today.

Now that I don’t have school until September I’ll be writing in the blog a lot more. Hopefully I’ll have some interesting adventures to write in here about now that I liked the European Guest House.

Die Mommie DieO FantasmaTouch of Pink

Caffeine and Video Game Addictions

Monday, August 9th, 2004

Coffee JittersI had the worst headache and I generally felt like shit this weekend. I thought I was getting a cold, but it turns out it was caffeine withdrawl! Can you believe it? I stopped drinking diet coke with caffeine and I replaced my coffee with decaffinated brand. I guess I did it all too fast because I felt like shit. When Rafael and Tommy came over this weekend to watch Collateral I had some caffinated diet coke and magically all my symptoms went away just like they say in the venus factor diet! Is that wild or what? So much for letting go of caffeine :)

Speaking of insanity my company is still playing mental ping-pong with me. They want me to relocate and made it seem like they were going to send an offer to relocate me to California, but of course they haven’t done it yet. I’m giving them until September and then I’ll assume that I’m staying in South Beach. Which isn’t all that bad anyway :) It looks like Rafael and Tommy might move down here so it will be definately a lot more fun. All we need now is Arlet to move her ass to the beach.

My goal is to save up enough money this year to buy my place next year. That and I was hoping on winning the lottery. I’ll be painting my apartment soon and then it will be done :) I finally got used to the cramped bathroom although I wish I had more space to put stuff in there. When I do my own condo I will make sure that it has a very spacious bathroom, which might be difficult to find on the beach :)

Collateral We checked out the movie Saturday night. I was expecting it to be better, but it was a little slow. This has been happening a lot with movies recently. I thought for sure since Tom Cruise was going to be in it, it was going to be a crazy action movie. But there were times in the movie where it just kind of dragged on. Oh well, I still have to see Catwoman and the Bourne Supremacy, I just hope those aren’t bad as well! It will definately be a summer of disappointing movies. I also checked out Monster with Charlize Theron. The movie was alright but I think if Theron or Ricci were not in the movie, no one would have noticed it. It was freaking watching Charlize look so nasty! I guess that is what appealed to people the most. Out of all the movies that I’ve rented lately, my favorite has been Soldier’s Girl. It was such a nice movie and the guy in it is so hot.

Lastly I bought Dance, Dance, Revolution for the Playstation2. I bought the dance pad controllers and everything. Everyone has come over to play with it and it’s been a hit! It’s also great to exercise with the game. It keeps track of your weight and how many calories burned. I’m using that as my exercise routine until I get my next paycheck to buy my membership at Idol’s Gym.

Dance Dance RevolutionI’ve started to budget better so that I can have some money saved up. I’ve been tight for cash lately which is crazy because I make pretty good moeny. I just got a raise so it was a good place to start. I’ll be writing more often into the blog! I just had a Renaissance awakening with my Playstation2 and writing in my blog.

Twist 2004 With Pictures

Sunday, August 1st, 2004

I took some photos this time around for our Twist adventure. It was great because Arlet and Vivian actually joined us! It’s very rare that Arlet goes out, so I was super excited when we all went out as a group. We had a great time and hopefully from the pictures you’ll be able to see how much fun we really had!!

Here are the links to the image galleries:

  1. Twist 2004 Gallery I
  2. Twist 2004 Gallery II

Tonight is the Madonna concert at the American Airlines Arena. I can’t wait to go. I heard the show is amazing. I’ll let you guys know how it goes!

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