My first Jdate of the year, with Blond (a new guy), will be next week. Generally (as I've mentioned before) when a dude suggests a place in his neighborhood, I find it an initial turn-off. Scratch that--the suggestion itself is just fine, if qualified with something like "Or we can meet in your neighborhood, if that's better for you." Blond did not qualify. To me, that initially says, "I'm not that considerate." Usually I will counter with "How about you come to my neighborhood?" But truth be told, I'm kind of sick of the datey places in my neighborhood. Often they're too loud, crowded, etc. So for this time, I'll travel to his neck of the woods, and if I regret it, then I'll know to look for new wine bars and lounges in my neighb. I don't expect anything tremendous from this date, but that's often the best way to go into these things.
I belive I have a coffee problem. I've always drank a lot of coffee, but I fear it's starting to screw with my dehydration levels. I'm always thirsty, and I wake up dying for water. Not great. I know I should cut back on the coffee--and I probably will--but for now I'm vowing to drink more water. Boy do I pee.
See what I write about when the year starts slowly?
In the next few months I will be planning 1) at least one party, maybe two; 2) a trip that will be both totally exciting and bittersweet (can't go into details); 3) the possibility of a new career path. So for now, I'm okay with quiet time.