Thursday, November 16, 2006

Dinner with Four Gay Men

Sounds like a new TV Series, doesn’t it? But no, it’s just my life.

Tonight I entertained 3 close friends, and another man, who I hope in time will feel comfortable enough to open up and join in the fun.

Most of the night was spent with me wiping tears from my eyes, gasping for breath as these four talented me sat around my table and told stories on each other and themselves. If I were a better reporter, I might try and relay the humor here, but really it would be like this:

CD: and then … [insert punch line]

Moi: Ha, ha, ha, ha *gasp, choke*

FM: Well if you think that’s funny, you should have heard ….. [insert story]

Moi: *gasping for breath* *holding her sides* … Oh, oh, and then [insert sexual innuendo]

GCP: Oh my God, remember the time when we were …. [insert story]

Moi: *sputter wine eeking from the sides of my mouth* Stop it! Stop it! You can’t say things like that right after I take a drink of wine!

GCPBF: Well maybe you should stop drinking wine!

4 Men: Ha, ha, ha, ha. Mit_Moi and no wine, ha, ha, Stop it! Our sides hurt.

Besides the funny stories though, here’s what I heard tonight.

Being single isn’t always fun. Searching for a date, a companion, or a life partner is amazingly similar – whether you’re looking in church, in a bar, in social groups or on-line. It doesn’t matter if you’re straight or gay. It seems jerks, insincere people, posers, and loser abound. The best defense is a great group of friends and a healthy skepticism.

Besides the fun and laughter we also shared some good food. FM brought a sausage/pepper cheese dip; CD graced us with his NC famous garlic bread; GCP & BF supplied us with an outstanding green salad “old school style”.

And I, well I made Apricot Glazed Pork Chops, Cider Spiced Carrots, Garlic and Butter Sautéed Green Beans and topped it off with a Chocolate Bread Pudding for dessert. All easy dishes. I began prepping dinner when I got home at 5:50 and was ready to serve at 7:10. Not bad I’d say. Not bad at all.

Good food, good friends, good conversation. Isn’t that what it’s really all about?

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