Sunday, August 20, 2006

Game Night And Fabulous Friends

I haven't really enjoyed going out the the bar or the club for over 10 years. I grew up near a military base where you could get into the clubs at 18. So, by the time I was 21, I was pretty much done with clubbing.
At the age of 32 I just find it to be tasteless and a bit tacky for women to go out almost every weekend to the club. Other than to karaoke, I can't remember exactly when the last time that I went out to the club was. Yes, it has been that long.
I tend to be a bit of a homebody. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy going out with my friends to dinner, movies, plays, concerts, the beach etc. I just do not like clubbing (which is good because most of my friends don't either).
To be social, one of my favorite things to do is to invite people to my home for dinner and for game night. I usually have a game night about every other month or so. In the winter it is usually once per month.
There are always different people who converge from different areas of my life and occasionally this is the first time that they have met. That was the case last night between Cute Co-Worker (whom I will refer to from now as Jefferson) and my friend Rico.
Jefferson and I have been spending a bit of time together. We have been out on 4 outings together; just the two of us. Some would call this dating but we have decided not to put a label on our spending time together. Suffice it to say that we enjoy each others company and have a lot of fun together. I laugh a lot when we are with each other and he seems to enjoy my humor as well. Oh, and he is a great kisser :)
Since Jefferson and I work together, we have been keeping a low profile on the outings. Not because we are embarrassed, but because there is a lot of gossiping at work and some people don't know when to keep their mouths shut. If someone asked me outright if Jefferson and I were spending time together I would tell them yes.
Rico was my first friend when I moved to Michigan and is an awesome friend. Rico and I do not work together and a while ago I told him about an outing that Jefferson and I had been on. Rico hadn't met Jefferson and being a fabulous gay man grilled me like a cheese sandwich. At the end of our conversation he probably knew more about what was going on then I did. Every time we would talk he would ask me how things were going with Jefferson and I . I would answer that they were going good.
Anyway, back to last night. There were eight people over for game night (which is about as perfect a number as you can get for board games). Rico, his partner Donnie, their room mate Josh (a.k.a. The Boy), Funny Girl, another co-worker - Jason and his wife Sarah, Jefferson and me.
Earlier in the day I had gotten my car detailed and wanted to show Jefferson how great it looked. We took a break from the game and went outside along with Rico and The Boy. I was walking down the sidewalk and Jefferson was right behind me. I wasn't really paying attention, but I guess that Rico had stopped Jefferson and said to him "You take care of my girl".
Awwwww, how sweet is that? Rico was my first friend when I moved to Michigan. I love him dearly and it was so sweet of him to do that. Jefferson thought that it was really nice too and said that it was like he received permission to see me.
Rico didn't tell me that he said anything to Jefferson, but I think that makes it even more special.
Rico ~ Love ya babe!!


Funny Girl said...

Aw! That IS sweet! And so is Rico. I love that guy. And that's so cool how Jefferson appreciated that too.

Thomas said...

I can't you can ever be done with clubbing. It seems almost un-American.

Rachel said...

Thomas ~ I always felt a bit uncomfortable in the club setting. Probably something to do with my Mormon upbringing. I haven't been active for years, but parts of the upbringing have stuck.

Rachel Heather said...

I love it!!

Also, I hate clubbing too and I am only 24. The only clubs that are fun (and I still only go about once a month and sometimes less) are big west hollywood gay clubs with my best gay friend. Man those guys know how to dance :)

Rachel said...

Rach ~ Gay clubs are uber fun for the female friends of gay men. Since you mentioned it, that might have been the last club that I went to with another gay friend of mine - Eric.
Either that or the Brick House which I don't even know if it is around anymore or not.