Friday, December 09, 2005

I wanted to kiss him so badly...




This is an update of a previous post. I haven’t spoken or seen Shaun since that night but I finally relived that night and my post. Thanksgiving weekend was lonely, bleak and depressing but remembering that night helped me climb out of a dark hole.

I wrote the following after going out for a drink with my staff. I knew I had feelings for Shaun. I want him as a friend and I want him physically. Each drink got me that much closed to leaning over and kissing him.

Lately, I've been trying to convince myself that I could comfortably live the rest of my life without a boyfriend. Alcohol and writing are the two ways I honestly connect to my feelings and emotions. I try to avoid both.

**What follows is the translation of a drunken posting followed by the drunken post itself but there are parts I have no clue about. There were several places where the cursor jumped and lines were deleted.**

I wanted to kiss him so badly. I’ve always wanted to kiss him but never thought he would want me to…until tonight. He wanted me to come out and have a drink with everyone. Had anyone else asked I would have said no. But he seemed to want me to say yes…like he felt the same way about me as I did him. I’m his boss, even if he only works part time, it’s still an employer/employee relationship for me and besides I’m currently a UFO - ugly fat and old. I’m fat now with is why I feel ugly and old. Take away 50 lbs and I’ll just be 41 and not bad looking. I have always seen him as someone whose league I wasn’t in – I learned tonight that he has just lost 107 pounds – you’d never have thought it.

He’s handsome, accomplished and intelligent. Thanks to a little too much vodka my thoughts began to become dreams and hopes. I just wanted to kiss him. Our knees touched and currents ran through me. It seemed to be going that way...like he was feeling me out to see if I was interested. How could he have feeling for me? He shared things that were very personal, things you wouldn’t share with just anyone…it would have to be with someone you trusted, at least that’s how I took it but maybe it was the alcohol talking…for the both of us. I shared some personal thoughts as well but not all and I think we both pulled back realizing what we were doing…at least I did.

I would give myself to him but would I loose myself again? He’s a Christian who goes to church and does volunteer work there…he inspires me.

Going back to the hotel, lost in my thoughts and feelings about Shaun, I became aware that I was walking in the same area that I had been mugged in last year. I didn’t want to care but I guess I wasn’t quite drunk enough. I thought, “Someone please mug me!” The physical pain could replace my emotional pain. I was also was just drunk enough to feel and remember the longing to love someone, to be loved by someone, to touch, to miss to wake up with. I have to be accountable to the group, I have to stay in the moment and in touch with my feelings, I could loose myself but maybe to be aware of these thoughts, he is the person who wouldn’t allow me to become lost. I find myself connecting thoughts…if that makes sense.

God, how am I ever going to make sense of this tomorrow? If feelings are there when I’ve had too much too drink. Then my feelings are there. I continued drinking tonight to release that part of me that wanted to just lean over and kiss Shaun. But I never did. No matter the consequences I need to remember the feeling I had for Shaun, for me tonight. I want to be with someone...no matter the cost. Why else would I be surfing the web…and devaluing myself so that I can be with anyone, someone, who would want to be with me…desire me…touch me…even for a few hours.





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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

This time of year always makes me kinda crazy...


















and it's not just because I make my living in retail. For years, people have complained about loosing the spirit of Christmas, that Christmas was too commercial. This year they've added the argument of saying Holiday vs. Christmas.
ENOUGH ALREADY!

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas or one I hear all the time at Safeway, "Have a blessed day." Doesn't it just come down to wishing others well - health, happiness, peace? Why make it so hard?

I think this year, more so than any year I can remember, it will be a very bleak Christmas or Holiday season. It will soon be one year since the tsunami hit and what American can forget the disasters of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, Bush, the Republicans and all our men and women of the Armed Forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world?

I think many people will try to forget or suppress or deny or spend - at least for a little while - so they can be optimistic. Gas prices are down and heating bills won't have to be paid for another month or two. Hard to be optimistic and easy to be cynical if you think about it. What can you or anyone do?

You can remember the words and the spirit of MLK, "Keep hope alive! Keep hope alive!" We may not have peace on earth, it may be hard to find good will toward men/women but we can celebrate the possibility!

We can focus on the year ahead and how we can each do good in the world. It doesn't take a lot to effect change - pick up the piece of trash that missed the can, donate food, clothes or your time to a cause, buy one box of Girl Scout cookies, pick a charity that you can get the people in your office to support for the year. The list is endless.

This year, I have committed my stores to selecting a charity to partner with and help raise funds, awareness and volunteer for. It is their choice but it is a year long commitment. I am but one person informing, motivating and harvesting the talent, energy, and determination of the people in my 5 stores - altogether less than 75 people. In turn they reach out to their friends, family, community and our customers - altogether numbering in the tens of thousands.

What will you do to bring hope and light to others?

Friday, December 02, 2005

WE DID IT!

Thanks to everyone who read my blog (and to those who didn't but still found the lighttounite site) and lit a candle. As of 11 am Dec. 2, 2005, 172,934 candles were lit which means Bristol-Myers Squibb will donate $100,000 to HIV/AIDS Research.

A special thanks to watercolourboy who, at my request, blogged about Light To Unite. I know with his readership many more people lit a candle to help find an end to HIV/AIDS. BTW - the link to his blog is over there --> as I yet to learn how to include links in my text. WCB is a great read with lots of eye candy and a taste of life in Canada.

You all deserve a pat on the back and a big hug!

xoxo

UPDATE!
As you can see, I have finally learned to include links. Yeah!

Monday, November 28, 2005

Opps...

I'm not sure what I did but it's clear I made a mistake.

Dec 1st is World AIDS Day..

In my prior post, I attempted to load a pic and link to the Light to Unite site but was only somewhat successful. The pic doesn't seem to come up but you can click the box and it will take you to the site.

Every time you click, you light a candle and Bristol-Myers Squibb contributes $1 to HIV/AIDS organizations up to $100,000. Don't let my bloggings skills stop you from clicking and be sure to spread the word. The site is active now and has had only 11,669 candles lit as of 3pm est. www.lightounite.org

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Click, click, click for World AIDS Day

Light to Unite and Brystol-Meyers Squibb will donate $1 to HIV/AIDS Research