After my venture to Montrose, PA for the Chocolate and Wine Festival, I decided to go out with some friends (yes, I’ve made friends!) for some more wine.
No, I didn’t really go out for the wine. What I really wanted was to get my dance on.
I absolutely had a blast! I met some friends of my friends, and friends of theirs, and we all just had a good time! There happened to be a drag show the night that we were there, the proceeds of which went to charity. I love drag shows and gay guys, I really do. I love how open they are and how clear it is that they are just out there to have fun. No trouble making, no bar fights, just dancing, drinking, and having a grand old time!
You know what else made my night? One of my friends’ friend (who is gay) kept telling me how beautiful he thought I was. To me, there really is no higher compliment than when a gay guy or a child tells you that because you know there is no hidden agenda.
Being told I looked beautiful, getting my dance on, having actual space to get my dance on (what a great concept!), and having seemingly deep drunken conversations with various people equated to me having the time of my life! It has been a long, long time since I’ve gone out and done this! Plus, I actually made it to 3 in the morning without secretly wishing to go home!
And then…the next day happened, and I remembered why I don’t do this kind of thing anymore.
My internal clock woke me up at 6:30 am and I’m pretty sure I was still drunk at that time. I managed to sleep until about 8 am, but then everyone else woke up and around 2 hours later we managed to drag ourselves out of bed/sofa/floor and get some breakfast. After what tasted like the most amazing breakfast ever, I pretty much slept the day away.
Although I won’t be drinking for a long, long time, I don’t regret that night at all and I wouldn’t have changed a thing (except maybe for drinking those shots someone kept buying)! I’m so glad I came out that night and I hope there are more fun times to come, albeit hopefully not in the near future. I’m no longer in my college years and need much more recovery time than I used to. 😛