Monday, November 27, 2006

Sleepless in Montreal


I took last Friday off, so that I could spend it with my aunt, who is here from Florence. She leaves on Tuesday, and it doesn't give me much time to see her.

Thursday night I saw Stephen. It had been a while since I'd seen him, even thought we talk everyday.

I really really really like this guy. I have a very good feeling about it, you know? It just feels right. He's kind of shy...and I'm shy with him.

We watched Beverly Hills Cop 1 & 2, he had never seen them! We leaned against each other during the first one, and then during the second one we were all over each other. *sigh* I'm telling you, I really like this guy. It was nice to just cuddle.

The second movie ended around 3am, and we just sorta hung out on the couch. We fell asleep, and woke up around 6am, because he was stroking my face. I know, it sounds so cheesy, but it was so nice...

He had to go, we were both only going to have about an hour to sleep, my aunt was coming at 8am, and it would take him about 15 minutes to bike home. He was going home to Cincinnatti for the weekend (it was Thanksgiving in the USA), and he's still there now.

He wrote to me that he was taking his brother back to the UofMichigan, which is a 10 hour drive each way! I hope they brought music. He should be back either tomorrow or wednesday.

So apart from thinking about him all the time, I hung out with my aunt on Friday, Saturday we had a "pre-christmas" thing at my Nonni's, so that my aunt could give my younger cousins their presents. Saturday night, around 1am, CG called.

He went: "Hey, mind if I come over? I'll be there in 10 minutes"
Me, asleep: "Ohh? Um, okay?"
He says: "I gotta talk to you"

So he comes over. I was asleep when he called, so I wasn't exactly bubbling with energy.

He didn't say anything....I tried to make small talk, but we just sat on the couch watching soccer. I think I fell asleep, because the next thing I knew, he was standing and saying I should go to bed. Except he wasn't leaving. I sat on my bed, and he just hovered around. It was really ackward.

Then he got into bed with me, and sorta held me for a bit. I was falling alseep again... Then, he sat boldly upright, and kinda pushed my bathrobe off my thigh! I was all "This ain't no show and tell!" and wrapped myself again. He was all "Oh it's not?". So he called a cab and left.

I think that'll be the last time I see him alone, without all my buddies around.

Sunday Zucchi woke me up at the crack of dawn (10:56am) and told me he was coming to pick me up for breakfast in 10 minutes. Nice. So we went to breakfast, and I ended up getting my christmas tree, which I made while he sat in front of the TV, watching movies and smoking a few. It looks really nice, I even got the village at the bottom. Tonight, if I remember, I'll take pics of it and my place (finally!).


Wednesday, November 22, 2006

about to be bald

I'm tearing out my hair with this damn job. I used to love it, but I've just become bitter over the fact that I am so fucking underpaid for what I do.

I'm not a resource, I'm an employee. Someone should send my CEO a memo about that. *sigh*

It has been 23 days since I've had sex. I'm turning into a nun aparently. I'm losing sleep over it, which means that pretty soon, the combination of me tearing out my hair because of work and losing it because of lack of sleep, which is a result of not getting any, will make me go bald.

Saturday, my buddy Renato was celebrating his 23rd bday, and we all went out to this fancy shmancy french place in the Plateau.

We were about 13 people, spread out on 2 tables side by side. I was sitting with my buddy Dany, and Ren's girl Millene, and Haniah and Max. Hanniah is built small...she's not skinny mind you, but she's built small, and she's hilarious! Max basically had his nose in his wine glass the whole night.

I had my eyes on this waiter who was really really cute, and I pointed him out to Haniah. We were the last tables to leave the restaurant (around half past midnight) and he and the other waiters were just standing behind the bar talking. She wanted to give him her number. So I told her to wait until we were walking out the door, go up to him, and just give it to him.

What followed was... not good. She went up to him and placed it in his front pocket. She power walked back to me and dragged me out of the restaurant behind her. Except I got held back. By the waiter's hand!

I thought he was trying to get to her, you know? but when I turned around he looked at me and smiled and said "You didn't have to send out your friend to give me your number." I was mortified, I said "Oh! No, it's her number!" He goes "Oh! Well, can I have yours?"

Haniah is bloody standing behind me the entire fucking time and her face was turning redder by the second. She went outside, and being the baddass that I am, I gave him my number.

We just laughed it off, but jesus, what a position to be put in.

We all went to Vinyl, and it was pretty busy. I dance with Haniah most of the night, but Ren's friend Marc was always holding me, and massaging my shoulders when I was sitting, and kissing me on the cheek....He was cute, but it was kinda creepy...

I got grabbed by random boys quite a few times, which hasn't happened in a few months, because I usually try to look bitchy and scary to everyone. I guess I was looking happy or something?

One guy wouldn't leave me alone. I'd be at the bar, he'd put his hands on my hips, I'd shrug him off and go sit at our table. He'd try to dance with me, I'd turn my back on him, and he'd like, disgustingly try to grind with me. Eww! Then he'd just stare at me, which was uncomfortable. Finally, I think he got the hint when I threw myself in Dany's arms and wouldn't leave his side. Dany was all "I feel used man" Damn right.

So yeah. I got my couches this weekend, so my place looks like a real "home" now. That's about it...

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

I was having my first cup of coffee and...

5PM What's That on Your Upper Lip?

Professor: Given the above table, who thinks penguin milk has less fat than seal milk?

Half the class raises their hands.

Professor: How many think penguin milk has more fat than seal milk?

Other half raises their hands.

Professor to TA: This is a bad sign.

UC Davis
Davis, California

Overheard by: someone easily tricked at 8am sans coffee

via Overheard in the Office, Nov 20, 2006

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

what is there to update about?

Dudes, my life sucks right now.

All I do is work work work. That's IT. Seriously yo, I'm going out of my mind here.

The only good news I've had recently is that my mum is changing her living room, and is giving me the two and three seater couches. YAY! That's a $1,000 savings, which is great because I don't have that kind of money.

Other than that, all I've done is watch hockey, pedle away on my bike and wait for the phone. I'm always waiting for the phone. I'm kinda like a guy, I don't call. I'm baddass like that. But then I end up waiting for the phone.

I haven't seen CG since the O.Noir night, we've both been swamped, him with midterms and me with crazy multi-million dollar projects. We're going to try to see each other on Wednesday.

My week so far is full up:

Tonight: cocktail party at office
Wednesday: CG + scary 30 minutes with Yael (kat know's what I'm talking about)
Thursday: favorite aunt flies in from Florence for three weeks (you may remember her from the pictures I posted of her back in april)
Friday: Dany Time

So...yeah. Sunday the couches are coming in, and then...that's it! I'm supposed to go to this thing at Bru's on Saturday but I'm broke so....yeah.

Go Habs Go!

OH, BTW: yes, I know, my sidebar is royally fucked up...the only internet access I have is the one at work, and they blocked it so that everytime I try to update my template it erases half of my sidebar. Don't despair, I'll get to it eventually.

Monday, November 6, 2006

Borat and blind dinning, a review

Borat was hilarious.

I swear, I have never laughed so hard at a movie in my entire life. It was totally worth waiting for! I don't want to give anything away, so I'll just say:


O.Noir, now THAT was fun. We showed up late (reservations were for 9pm, we got there at 9:20pm) but it didn't matter. We basically looked at the menu, ordered what we wanted, and then were introduced to our blind waiter: Raymond.

We formed a single line behind him, everyone had their hands on the other's shoulder, and Raymond led us past the curtains and into the pitch black dining room. It was kind of nerve wracking because when we'd turn, I would brush against chairs and the people sitting in them, and I was constantly scared of falling into someone's food or something.

After about 5 minutes, he sat us down one by one, and we tried to get our bearings.

Let me tell you, it's pretty weird being in a pitch black environment. I felt a bit claustrophobic, which never happens to me, but I got used to it after a while. Raymond was nice, he talked us through the table setting, where to find our forks, knives, water glasses (which none of us dropped!).

The food came and it was good....but hard to eat. I had the carpaccio to start, and I ended up eating pretty easily (except it took about 2 minutes for me to feel my way around to my mouth for each bite). The main course took quite a bit of time to get to us, but it only made us appreciate it more. I had veal with ginger-lime sauce, which was delicious, when I could get some in my mouth. For about 10 minutes, I struggled with my cutlery, trying to cut the meat and getting it to my mouth. I ended up eating mashed potatoes until I felt brave enough to try to find the meat again.

At one point, I thought I had it, but it ended up being the entire piece of meat on my fork, and I ended up slapping it around on my chin trying to eat it.

I only used my hands when I ended up biting in an asparagus (the one thing I hate). That was the last straw, I wasn't going to let another disgusting slimy piece of funky greenery in my mouth again. So I felt around the plate and shoved food into my mouth, luckily, nobody could see.

We had a lot of fun. At one point, Cas and Jay were rubbing their arms with their napkins and making sparks. I did and we fooled around making sparks fly. At one point, Dan ordered tea and when Raymond handed it to him he asked if it was too hot, Dan was all: "*girly scream* Ouch! Not it's okay" LOL it was pretty damn funny. You had to be there.

When we were ready to leave, we did the train again to get out, and we were so blinded when we got out, it's as if we'd never seen artificial light before. I quickly checked in the mirror for any signs on sauce on my face (which there was plenty of, as well as in my hair) and we paid up.

I gotta say, it was a pretty neat experience, and we all decided to go again, maybe after the holidays.

Other than that, my weekend was pretty relaxing, I read, slept 14 hours a day, worked out, watched movies, and that's about it.


This is my 200th post btw...

Friday, November 3, 2006

here's to not poking my eye with my fork

Tonight, me and 6 others are going to this new restaurant call O.Noir.

The cool thing about this place:

You eat in the dark, and the staff is blind. The concept is that without your sense of sight, your other senses (taste, smell, etc) are heightened, therefore making you enjoy your food more. Also, it shows that people with limited eyesight can function just as well as we do. The waiting staff has memorized the layout of the dining room, and therefore can navigate smoothly.

Granted, it's received some crappy reviews for the food, but I figure, for $37 (entrée, main dish, dessert), I'm not expecting to see fireworks. It's mostly the "eating in the dark" part that caught my attention.

We're also going to see Borat tonight, something I can hardly wait for. I'll write about the movie and restaurant next week.

Congrats to my boys (the Habs) who won 4-0 against Carolina last night! Wooot!