Thursday, January 11, 2007

-Hello Frances, I have just been to health class, and I was wondering how your feminine parts were developing?

That is a line from the book I'm reading 'What is the What' by Dave Eggers. Last night my new friend whom I'll call DJ & I went to go see Valentino Deng, the very real main character of this book, at Reading Frenzy. He spoke for an hour & I took a pic of him that is so blurry I can't even post it. But it was great to see this man in person. I have about 60 pages to go in finishing the book & I just have to say it is wonderful. The things this man has been through...

And DJ & I both noted how he said he felt Americans in general were a compassionate people. I couldn't believe it. I never really though of Americans as compassionate. And knowing his story, of starvation, war, blood, danger, made me feel very grateful to be an American. We have incredible opportunity & freedom. I certainly take it for granted. Laziness. I just assume all will be there when I want it & sit back & don't do the things I dream of. Valentino's words inspired me. I'm so grateful.

I can say without pause that last night I went on the best date I've ever had. Hands down. I'm so very very tired because I could not sleep last night when I got home (alone thank you very much!). Since Sunday night I've been sleeping terribly & can hardly eat. I don't know what the heck is happening. But last night I thought for sure I'd crash & sleep for a full 8 hours. No I slept about 4 hours maybe.

My mind just kept replaying the amazing evening. So I don't make my readers gag I'll keep the details to a minimum by relaying some highlights.

  • Meeting her 2 very tiny chihuahuas (they're like 2lbs each)

  • Being asked if she could hold my hand

  • First kiss at the Blue Monk listening to live JazzTronica

  • Kissing at Midnight on Hawthorne Blvd.

  • Her eyes, her caring & holding her close

  • Having her find my special hot spot and treating it very well (no not that hot spot! It's areas of my ears & neck which have not been kissed like that in probably a decade)

The very best part though was saying goodbye & just seeing the way she looked at me & feeling my smile radiating out of my body. Now the key is just staying grounded and true to myself no matter what my little head wants to do.

In other news check out the very cute pic my pal Zee took. It's so funny!

Also I've discovered the website It's a new lesbo site that''s pretty interesting. Also click on this link to see my (mine is the 2nd one from the bottom on the right side) & some other folks top 5 book picks for 2006. Okay that's it from me. Peace y'all.

1 comment:

Sara said...

WOW, sounds like you're having a great time, which is wonderful!

That photo of Rennie is too too funny!