Monday, January 28, 2008

Men In Kilts

Bored At Home

I'm bored sitting here at home today. Everyone is at work. I was lying down on the couch awhile ago watching tv and getting a nice neck massage from my cat. When all of sudden my man was standing over me with a look sort of like the man in the picture above. He proceeded to tell me what I can and cannot do until he gets home. I'm almost afraid to leave the couch in case he comes home unexpected. It feels like my hand is in the cookie jar just sitting at the desk writing this. It's only five o'clock and its gonna be a long night. My hand is throbbing, guess I will go lay back down and rest. Maybe I'll call Hamish and see if he will come over and keep me company.

So Cute

Broken Hand

One of my New Year resolutions was to learn a new martial art. In one of the sessions yesterday I think I broke or fractured my hand. It hurt like hell yesterday, but I have a high tolerance for pain so I put some ice on it and figured with rest it would heal. My man was working yesterday and I didn't see him. This morning he comes over to have breakfast with me and him being a doctor freaks out when he sees the hand. I can't even move my hand today. It is swollen and sore to the touch. My whole body feels sore and achy. Fortunately I have one of those voice typing programs. So I can just speak to my computer and it is typing for me. We're off for some X-rays for my hand n a stern lecture for me. I down know which will be worse, the pain in me hand from yesterday or the pain in me ear from him scolding me for not taken care of this yesterday.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Just Got Back Home

I just got home from our first voyage on the ocean. It's about three in the morning and I just had a shower. I am so tired I can barely keep my eyes open to type this. I am going to bed for what I hope is a long restful sleep. Good night!


Heath Ledger

Monday, January 21, 2008

First Ocean Trip

I'll be back in a few days. Try not to miss me too much.

Today the new job officially starts. We are taking the boat out to the ocean for the first time, so I'll be gone for a few days. It's still rainy, windy, and cold and the seas are rough. I'm still new to being on the ocean in rough seas, so I am a bit nervous. But it will be good experience for us to work as a crew. I have everything I need already loaded in the car. Just waiting for my man to get his shoes on.

He is feeling a little sad today that I am going away for a few days. I tried to joke with him, but failed, when I told him its only a few days, its not like I'm going to Africa! (For anyone new reading this, you would have to read my blog to get that joke).

My two cats also know I am leaving, they are clinging to me. I don't know who looks more sad right now between my man and my babies. Before I leave I will have to take a moment to kiss my man and stroke my cats. Or vice versa. Either way it works for me. See you soon.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


Tomorrow morning we are taking the boat out for our first test run to the ocean as a crew. I am not really sure yet what to make of the crew. There are two that I like and get along with great. It's been raining and windy lately and the water has been rough. I am hoping we have an early spring to get calmer weather. Still, I am anxious to get going tomorrow, but I realize I need to be well rested. So when we got home today I decided to just lay around the house and nap and watch telly.

I was watching the Australian Open and fell asleep on the couch. When I started to wake back up, I heard the noise of the telly and was thinking to myself wow I must have fallen asleep. I stretched and opened my eyes to see my cat sitting right next to me, silently staring into my face. He scared the shit out of me and I jumped and that scared the shit out of him. I yelled at him, "What the hell are you doing?" and he suddenly started meowing back at me loudly with an annoyed look on his face and I thought he is probably asking me the same thing. Once both our hearts started beating again we raided the fridge for some food. Now he is sitting here licking his crotch and I am sitting here typing being jealous of him!

My room mate is working tonight at the restaurant. If I can find the umbrella, I think I will walk down there and have some dinner.

The Promise

Dinner at Shanahan's last night was great. It was one of the best steaks I have had in a long time. It's expensive to eat there, but well worth it. After dinner we went to the Westin on College Street. This used to be a bank, but they transformed it into a beautiful hotel. This is definitely a five star hotel and I didn't even ask him how much it cost him to get us this room. By the time we checked into the room I was thinking to myself that this is much to expensive a night to just celebrate a new job.

The bathrooms in this place are marble and huge. The tub was so big I had to take a bubble bath. (Hey, I'm gay, I'm allowed!) He had champagne delivered to the room and after pouring two glasses, we got in the tub. I was leaning against his chest and we we're talking, laughing, and having fun when he asked me to move in with him and slipped a ring on my finger. The ring had belonged to his father and he wanted me to have this ring to symbolize the promise that he wanted us to make to each other tonight. He told me I am the one he wants to spend the rest of his life with and if I felt the same he wanted me to take the ring and make a promise that we would begin taking the steps that will lead us to becoming a family.

I sat silent for a moment processing what just happened. That made him nervous and he started stuttering and stammering. So I kissed him and said I promise. The smile of boyish relief and happiness that came across his face was the cutest smile I have ever seen on him and I fell in love with him all over again.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Special Surprise?

Tonight we are getting dressed up and going out on the town. My man made reservations to Shanahan's for a nice steak dinner to celebrate my new job. He called me a little while ago to see if I was getting ready and he tells me he has something special planned for us after dinner. He won't tell me what it is and he didn't tell my room mate either who tried desperately to get info out of him. Now I sit here all dressed up, smelling good, looking good, hungry, waiting for my date to pick me up. My room mate is peering out the window looking for him to pull up in his car as if he we're my Dad. It suddenly feels like prom night.

The Coast

Shanahan's On The Green

So Posh!

Amer Delic - Tennis Anyone?

Amer Delic

I need to start watching the Australian Open.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Meeting The Crew

I've been studying hard the last few weeks to learn all I can and need to know for my new job. This morning I get to meet the rest of the new crew. Yesterday I got some hands on experience with the equipment. It was good to have a day without everyone around to learn some stuff. But yesterday I did clash with one of the crew that chose to stay on. I don't know if he was trying to intimidate me, test me, or if he is just really an ass, but he did his best to get under my skin. I have to admit he did piss me off, but he didn't intimidate me. I have a feeling him and I are gonna be scraping! It will be an interesting first day to meet everyone and see what kind of personalities they have.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

My Best Friend

Wake Up Man, There Is A World Going On!
We're going to be leaving later today and while I am anxious to get back home to Ireland, I am really going to miss my best friend Mike. I will miss all my good friends back here but I will miss Mike and his sense of humor, his good heart, his valuable insight to help me figure things out, and most of all just his friendship.


Pennsylvania weather is a lot like Ireland. One minute you are driving along and it is sunny and warm and the next it fogs up and the temp drops 20 degrees.

I'll Miss My Little Farm Friends

Laughed Until We Cried

This is my last night in Pennsylvania with my friends. We're going back to Ireland tomorrow. Several of my friends have moved away from this area now and there are not many of the group staying behind. It was great that we we're able to all get together during the week for one last get together. Of course there is the usual talk of lets do this at least once a year. But you all know how that goes.

It was a great visit, much better than the last time I came back to visit. I think that is because this time I was not alone and got to share so much of who I am with my man. But I am ready to go home and by home I mean Ireland. I miss my cats, I miss my room mate, I miss my flat, and I am anxious to start my new job.

Yesterday we took a drive and went to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia. My man loves the states and he even mentioned a few times he could see himself living in the states. Not sure how serious he is about that kind of talk, but at least he is enjoying his trip here. He doesn't want to go back yet. He wants to stay another week. He is already talking about coming back later in the year and taking a trip driving around the country and just seeing the sites.

I am going to get back to the party now. Everyone is telling stories, laughing, crying, and we're definitely eating good. I want to take it all in. But I will do what I always do, take a moment to stand back and watch everyone and remember this moment and as the song I attached says, we're gonna laugh until we cry.

Dun Laoghaire

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