Ian Kelso - Had strong, capable hands, making him a great rock climber and also a wonderful cuddler. One heck of a goofy smile!
Ian Baker (raindrift ) - Taught me how to tie my shoes properly. Never stops learning. Has the best laugh of anyone I know.
Tom Tarka (avocado_tom ) - Has un-ending energy. Is passionate about his work, and inspiringly so. Very dedicated to his family.
Levin - Fabulous cook, with a nice cock.
Mikolaj Habryn (syncretin ) - Is loyal and kind beyond compare, tremendously generous, and has a lovely singing voice.
So, as the list above indicates, sadly syncretin and I have decided to part ways as lovers. Though really, I don't feel too sad - I feel like it's for the best for both of us. Basically we have divergent goals and needs/wants right now, and we realized it was going to be difficult to negotiate a relationship that worked for both of us. We talked about this on Sunday when he returned from NYC, and chose to be friends rather than risking a losing bet on an outside chance. I'm proud of the level to which I openly communicated my wants/needs, and proud of Mikolaj for being honest and direct with me, even though it was hard and meant ultimately breaking up. I'm looking forward to getting to know him better as a friend, without the stress of dischordant relationship goals.
Work is continuing to kick ass, though I'm getting a bit tired out by all the field work. Thankfully I think I'll get a bit of a reprieve in about two weeks. My six month review was stellar - my boss is very pleased with my work, and also gave me some very useful information and advice about my career path ahead. It remains to be seen whether I'll get a 6 month raise, because the company-wide slowdown may prevent such things. But my boss is sure trying, which makes me feel great.
I had a fabulous first date on Tuesday night, and I'm still basking in the afterglow of that. The fellow in question is someone I've known since my return to SF, though mainly just on a peripheral level. After some great random interactions at the burn, he tracked me down again and asked me out. It's nice to be pursued! It's also particularly nice to have the chance to spend time with someone so intelligent, thoughtful, kind and charming. We're both looking forward to getting to know each other better. And that's all I'm gonna say about that.
Spatula is curled up on the floor by my feet, the picture of cuteness. He's been very affectionate lately, and I'm super happy that he's taken to sleeping in my room, on my bed, curled up next to my head. The first three months in this house he slept in the living room on the floor or couch, but unexpectedly last week (just when I was getting sick and depressed) he changed his routine. It's so nice having him there to snuggle when I wake up in the morning!
Happy Halloween. I'm headed to work tomorrow in normal work clothes, with the addition of giant stompy bear paw feet. Hooray!