Friday, October 05, 2007

Coffee, A Movie And Fall Break

So... I'm packing up and getting ready to leave for Fall Break. Yeah, I can't believe it either. It's actually Fall Break already! The semester is really going by too quickly for me. Next thing you know I'm going to be out of college and working. But let us not speak of such things now...

I'm really looking forward to Fall Break. I'm heading to Virginia with my folks, and we're going to visit my cousins, who I haven't seen in a while. I'm really looking forward to this opportunity to just hang out with my family, which I haven't had a chance to do in what seems like forever.

But that's not really the reason I hit "Create New Post" today, and I'm beating around the bush a bit. :) It seems that yesterday an acquaintance of mine--a popular, attractive, and recently single gay guy--contacted me out of the blue and asked if I wanted to go get coffee with him and catch a movie next Friday. Without really thinking, I said "yes." I mean, I figured that it was just coffee and a movie. No big deal. Then I remembered that he was gay... and that I was gay... and that we had never even really hung out in a group before, let alone spent time by ourselves... and he was single... and I said "yes" even though I don't drink coffee.

Crap, I'm going on a date. Kinda. I mean, he didn't say date but that's what it feels like to me, and of course that makes me a little anxious. I've never really been on a real date with a girl, let alone a guy. I've certainly never spent one-on-one time with a non-Christian, single gay man. So while this might not be a date to him (and I'm hoping it isn't), it feels like a date to me. And I'm totally anxious and excited at the same time. I thought a lot of the anxiety might be because of my religious beliefs and the obvious hindrance that they would (rightly) put on "normal" dating. Then some friends (straight, struggling, and gay alike) reminded me that everyone gets nervous before a date, so maybe I'm making a big deal out of nothing.

Actually, I'm sure I am. It's just coffee and a movie with a funny, smart, and good-looking company. I'm hoping to get a good friend out of this and that's it. Still, I am already thinking about what I should wear... :) I hope that your weekends are wonderful. I'll leave you with this totally awesome song: "Wine Red" by The Hush Sound. Enjoy!

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