Saturday, July 31, 2010

Free Love


There are 6 boys in my bed and the slats gave way and my mattress fell to the ground resulting a large gay shriek followed by laughter from everyone.  I built it myself from IKEA.

Last night our huge group found ourselves at PopStarz at the factory.  There was a 90's music dance floor that dedicated itself to a little Genie in a bottle, Bye bye bye, Vengabus, I Feel like a Women, and the macarena, which I shamelessly engaged in.  It felt like I was karaoke night clubbing (AMAZING).

Not too drunk, I found myself flirtatious- "accidentally" exposing these exhibitionist photos I had recently taken.  I kissed a friend, a boy I dated in the past, a boy that I was sort of dating (kinda) and a hot Indian boy from Berkeley who I always run into.  "I have to go, but let's kiss," he stated. I leaned forward for a taste- the curry was spicy, I was offered seconds and then he disappeared.  I wish I knew he was gay in college, would have had fun with that... I love Bollywood.

I'm rethinking my no make out at the club policy which I broke recently.  But what about these cute friendly kisses?  Flirtatious, quick, delicious, not regretful kisses to go around.  I logged these kisses in my moleskine black book and thought- this is free love.  This is fun, this feels great and to be tied down, to have to deal with jealousy and emotions would be an added stress that I don't want to carry (right now).

Free love - I'm attracted to you. Let's enjoy the night.  Let's touch and experience new sensations.   Experiment with my unfamiliar body.  Excite.  -  This idea is 180 from my previous emo entries about drifting and desiring some sort of connection.  I do desire love and I realize as of last night that it doesn't need to come from just one person.  So I take it back Jimmy, I don't want a boyfriend I want to engage in offering my body, my energy, my spirit to folks who find me valuable and make connections beyond friendship but before partnership.

Today is the last day of Jubilant July and this epiphany completes my journey in discovering what currently makes me happy.

Bed Intruder

This is better than the Leprechaun siting in Mobile, Alabama.



Autotunded:


Sorry, it was me. I was looking for the husband.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Artifically Tanned Lesbian


I just wanted to take a survey.  Do I look like an artificially tanned lesbian?

Swim Success - Day 1

As I declared, this month is jubilant July.   This involves me rediscovering what makes me happy in life which I feel like I've accomplished:  Hidden LA is one, work events is a second and swimming is another.

This morning I got out of bed at 6:40 and got my lazy ass to the neighborhood pool and did a complete work out:
  • 500 Warmup
  • 300 Kick (Free, Breast, Fly)
  • 100 Breast
  • 50 Free sprint
  • 200 buoy (Breast arms, free arms)
  • 100 warm down

And now I'm here with 30 minutes to get ready for work.
What I'm grateful for is a highly metabolizing body (which is quickly crashing), but the minute I jump into a pool, "muscle memory" kicks in and all of a sudden my tummy sucks in and my shoulders broaden as if someone pressed a button.

I should keep this up. So today is swim success day 1.

I also renewed my 24 hour fitness membership.  Because I've completed my 3 year contract, my membership is $50 a year moving forward.  HOLLA! (I really don't understand folks who pay 60+ a month for a gym.  I consider your decision wasteful and idiotic.. "Oh the machines are nice, the lockerroom is clean, the people are hot"  STFU it's A FUCKING GYM you plastic you moron!! arg). So I best follow Sam to the gym when he invites me.  I want bigger titties, so hello benches.

Sorry if I burned your eyes with that photo.  Just wanted to see progress... and be more of an exhibitionist. =X No underarm bush this time, but just aggressive white legs.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Exhibitionism

There's always a fear that your personal "love photos" would leak onto the web.  Because of that fear... I personally have not engaged in the art of self nude naughty photography... since hs... *cough*

In fact, my friend just reached out to me about contacting a blogger who posted a personal picture of him and his boo-cakes on their site.  OOPS.  That's why you don't include your face!

I own some materials of my exhibitionist friends.  I know they are exhibitionists when I don't have do a rain dance to get them to send me a little something something.  But of course the more exciting ones are the ones you have to pry open a gold safe to get.

I had a chat with a friend about his pics and he sent me some which was no big deal since I've already seen it all... but it got me sort of curious... what does it feel like to be an exhibitionist?  Maybe I should just lay it all out there for the world to see like TiggahTigz.  And really, it's normal to do, ask Vanessa Hudgens about her sexting. (We'll those were accidental, but I'm sure she got excited to have to apologize to the Disney community.)

This morning I decided to do a little experimentation after a shower.  I positioned myself on my beanbag next to a mirror and took a snapshot that I was pretty impressed with.  Pecs look good, legs look long, tan is even, face is partially covered.  Eyes say, "come hither." With that, I sent it to the same friend for approval.  And now.... strangely, I'm eager to send it to more people.  WtF?

Maybe because it's not that naughty.. i'd consider it a funny photo.  Or is it the excitement of knowing assuming that someone maybe getting off by your image?  I guess these naughty photos are sort of a confidence booster.  It makes sense... it feels great knowing that folks find your photo interesting *slash* arousing enough to circulate.  You are a star.

So... for the sake of boosting my ego please click here for my naughty photo.  Maybe I should submit it to Guys with iPhones (NSFW).

Summertramp DTLA Waterpark 2010

This event could only be described in bullet points (or I'm just that lazy)
  • Take a dive bar with a huge parking lot.  
  • Cover the lot with turf. 
  • Put in an above ground pool.
  • Install a giant water slide.  
  • Give out waterguns
  • Get Vitamin water to give out free Vitamin Water
  • Get a food truck to give out free tacos
  • Get two guys with their asses hanging out to serve jello shots
  • Have free alcohol from noon -1PM
  • Hire an amazing DJ
  • Have Grindr advertise
  • Have Mr.Black advertise
  • Donate the proceeds to some non-profit with the letters LGBT in it...
....and you have Summertramp.
Can you spot my underarm bush?  No apologizes this time, it's a pool party.
I brought my underwater disposable camera so you'll see those pictures like next year.

Down the street was the American Apparel factory store.  We felt like we were at a rooftop party in New York.  But that's the thing about LA, you can be anywhere.. and still be in LA.  I guess that's why a lot of movies are shot here.

When I got home, I rushed to the bathroom.  I think the communal pool gave me dysentery.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

1920s ERA

My coworkers invited me out to ERA, a 1920's night at a Rum bar hidden in a parking lot in downtown LA last Friday.  Dressing up was encouraged.

Earlier in the day I was struggling to find something 1920s to wear, but I had everything I needed: suspenders, baggy stripped slacks and a dress shirt.  I didn't have a handkerchief so I disguised a clean black sock by folding it into a triangle and stuffing it in my pocket- perfect!  The girls had to be more creative, but they turned out looking very good.

I love these things.  I would never turn down something so interesting.

Photo editing c/o ChungkingExpressions.



We started the evening at my coworker's beautiful downtown loft and 5 shots of tequila.  As a group of four, we finished an entire bottle.  Yes, we were out to step into time with the help of this club and mr.alcohol.

I particularly enjoy this photo with the classic elevator and candid attitude.

Thankful the place was a walk away.  With each step we took the town was transformed.

We made it and started to mix run with our tequila to some jazz music in one room and timbaland in the other.  I was very impressed that everyone was dressed to the theme.
I found myself to be extra friendly to the women who were there.  They were so elaborately dressed.  I talked to out of towners and a lawyer and just made friends with everyone there.

I even talked to this synthesize player.  I don't remember how I even initiated conversation, but he gave me his business card.

Danced. Chatted. Escaped back to the loft.  Drunk.  Fed ourselves pizza rolls that I somehow bought from Ralphs in a drunken stupor.  AND... I took off my suspenders, dress shirt, pants and paraded around my coworker's house in my boxers and black socks.  I don't remember this.  Someone picked me up and I remember having my clothes in my arms and my feather boa that I brought for the girls which they didn't use.  I believe I was in the street trying to get into his car... somehow I gave him instructions to my house in Echo Park.

I opened the gate, dropped my shit and greeted my roommates who had just came back from a concert/after party.  "I can see your crack," declared Ern.. then I rushed to the bathroom to vomit out the 1920s.

Jimmy came up to me and said, "why does it say 'Not Tonight' in sharpie on your chest?"  I started laughing, took off my boxers and fell asleep in the nude.  Feels good to be Messy.

Mustache Mondays - Cinched Waists

Life would be a lot different if we had full control.

I had the serious case of the Mondays and work was utterly difficult because of all the thoughts and feelings running through my body.  I really really hate it.  But I think I managed to grab the steering wheel.

Initially I came home to an empty house, but Ern stormed in with an idea: let's go out.  We played dress up and headed to La Cita in downtown for their Gay night - Mustache Mondays.
Wear what ever you want, be who ever you want to be.. no one gives a fuck.
Ern had 3 jump suits from his work laying around so we accessorized.  I was wearing 3D glasses so all the stares that we got, all the chuckles that I heard were filtered by the frames on my face that I had stolen from the theater.  The boys loved my outfit, probably because they put it together for me...Project 321 Runway. Fierce.



 There were tons of attractive people of color and music that made me throw my limbs in the air, bump and grind and hop around.

They didn't have any specials, but the bartender rewarded our spirit with pure alcohol and a splash of what ever mixer.  Some folks complimented us, another person asked if we were a troop.  I replied, "we are just having fun."
I'm Michelle from Destiny's Child - always two steps behind.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Switches

One of my favorite things to do is walking around with a needle deflating egos. Cockiness needs to go. 

letopho: i enjoy our purely sexual relationship
casual f-buddy: how can you not?  I mean, really, it's me
letopho: yup, sexuality is all that's of interest
casual f-buddy: well, i hope that at least my mind is interesting... ><
letopho: *silence.*

The casual f-buddy doesn't come around too often, but I'm beginning to appreciate how bluntly sexual our relationship is even if it didn't initially start that way.  On AIM he says shit like, "when are you coming over."  or "I'm in town." And that's it.  We don't hang out other than to sleep with each other, which I find quite efficient.

It's so one dimensional, it's so easy.  It's based purely on physical pleasure.

F-Buddy/Hookup
Brain - Off
Heart - Off
Body - Turned on to Max

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Hmm.. I think I've stumbled upon something. How does connect/disconnect among "the logical mind, the passionate heart" and the animalistic body relate to different types or relationships and transitioning relationships?

Committed "Perfect" Relationship
Brain - On (Made for each other)
Heart - On (They're the one)
Body - On (Wow.. MARRY THIS FUCKER!)

Crush/Infatuation
Brain - Off (You're an idiot.  You're going to regret this. Dont do it... too bad you're not listening)
Heart - On (It's gonna hurt...)
Body - On

Love Above Sex, Comfortable, Complacent (Positive)
Brain - On
Heart - On (Love that surpasses physical desires)
Body - Off

Sexless Love, Comfortable, Complacent (Negative)
Brain - On
Heart - On
Body - Off (sex in need of spice... in need of a third.....a costume...SOMETHING! QUICK!)

Robotic ... "seeing where things go," the early dating stage
Brain - On (Hmmm, they're interesting.. this can go somewhere)
Heart - Off (I think I like them, sort of.. maybe..sometimes?)
Body - On (Heh, cute smile.. good body, sure why not?)

Gold Digger/For Another Reason Besides Love
Brain - On (This is for my future, this will please my parents, I'm getting too old, this is the smart thing to do)
Heart - Off (If they died, I would be happier)
Body - Off (but you can fake it)

Do you agree?  I think it's interesting when switches turn on and off within relationships.  Makes sense, once the heart flicks on, folks get serious or in trouble or when the body switch flicks off- folks become comfortable or bored... and when the brain flicks off from dating, it becomes just a potential hook up...etc etc  Another question is, how does a switch get flicked? and what would it mean if we had complete control?!?  *rubs hands together demonically*

As for my f-buddy the switches are thankfully constant as if someone duct taped them down... so no, I don't find your mind interesting.  See you Thursday night?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Drifting on a Boat

Without being preoccupied, I find myself thinking, feeling and wandering places where I should not venture.  I've been dreaming, inceptioning and longing- talking to imaginary figures and projections of what I think it means to love and be loved.

Projections that have affected my reality and have caused me to desire something that I've made up in my mind.  You're right Jimmy, I would like a boyfriend. I would like to be in love, but only because my mind and heart have began to wander as the excitement of being in LA, breathing LA, loving LA has slowed down.

Work specifically:

Work has been without events and my coworkers have been leaving the company one after the other.  Cubicles are cleaned out and new folks who I don't jive with have to get retrained.  Today, was the last day for one of my team members and as he hugged me good bye I couldn't help but tear up.  Sweetest guy you'll ever meet.  Ridiculously selfless and very thoughtful. Blah.



Thursday was an industry event on a large boat that went in circles in the harbor.  I got free drinks using.. charm... or.. harassment, which ever and had a nice buzzed time with workmates and industry people.  My supervisor in a drunken stupor came up to me and said, "CHRIS! I FOUND YOU A BOY!! He's REALLLLY FLAMEY!! IS THAT YOUR TYPE?!"

Thanks.  I needed this event.  Work events distract me from these ridiculous emotions and desires.

 There was free henna and I'm tempted to get inked for real just looking at this photo, but the same concerns arise when I think about tattoos: it's so permanent.  And there is no symbol such as a peony that defines me.

The theme was black and white and I was able to sport a Henley that I had recently purchased.  I needed this event.  I hit the year mark at work and all the fun that I was having when I first started was escaping me, but being on a boat, making small talk was the perfect preoccupation.  Otherwise, my heart/mind would begin to wander again.

Friday, July 23, 2010

1920's Themed Rum Bar


Was going to go to Weho, but thankfully there's a 1920's Themed Jazz Rum Bar opening tonight:  dressing up is encouraged.  I folded a clean black sock for a handkerchief. I'm lending out my feather boa!  This should be fun

http://redlightpromotions.com/era/

Wish I had a monocle.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sweaty Sundays - Slow Jams


Yay! Roommate Sweaty Sunday's outing!  This time we took the "Slow Jams" class which turned out to be a bit more lyrical.

This is us fucking around before class starts.  I'm getting quite elagant...  pshaw! LOL



I didn't ask Ern to record me because I sucked ballz, but next time, yes!  I usually get the first and last parts of the choreo; the center is all a blur and I concentrate on stepping on others' toes and humping the air.

Ew.. you guys are disgustingly sweaty.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

July Beach Day



Please enjoy this predictable beach video to a predictable soundtrack.



I love riding in a Jeep.  Especially on the highway, but remember your sunglasses as bugs and shards of LA glass frequently fly into your face.  Watch my hair animate in the wind at 00:47.  It has a mind of its own apparently.

We had sparkling Oolong Tea, AKA beer.

Ern described the picture below to be the gayest beach picture he's ever seen.  It screams, "join our Gay Asian Cruise!"
Great beach day at Will Rogers.  The waves were pretty intense, but mother nature was no match for our double infinite rainbow.  If you use the above Thai dancing technique, you'll never drown.  Can you spot the elegant Thai hands drifting in the water?
 Alysia is a pimp.

Tired.... went out dancing for a little... and one last cake for Ern.  Happy Birthday again!!! :D