Image by stephen.spillane via FlickrI blogged recently enough about the time I told my boyfriend I loved him. I have also told it to a few people. A comment I hear alot is “Do you think it is too soon for that?” I must admit, it was starting to niggle me from the back of my head. But last night I went out (and didnt drink) and met with a friend from New Jersey. He was with two of his friends from Dublin and we were doing the whole getting to know you, how long have you been with your boyfriend and that.
They told me that they had said that they had told each other they loved each other after less then two months and they moved into together after five months. That happened six years ago they told me! This was a weight off my mind. Here was a good example of gay couple that worked.
Unfortunately, in the gay scene in Cork and among my friends, there isnt a whole lot of long-term relationships, so actually meeting someone who was in the same situation was a great relief to me (and Russell when I rang im later in the night to tell him!). It was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders as now I can say, I know of others who were in the same situation and are still together.
I couldnt be happier then after I met Tom and Eugene and basically told me, what I feel is normal, and is not too fast!
Do You believe in Love at first sight? Well I certainly do.
When I met my boyfriend back on October 15th I knew he was something different. We had been chatting before online and he mentioned that he was coming to Cork for freakscene (where i used to be every week) and I said say hello if you see me. I wasnt sure what to expect as he was squinting in the photo and in other pics he had bad hair! (Its much better now)
When I first saw him in the club, I thought, “wow! that picture does him no justice”. But when I went to go over to him he was gone. I found out after words that he had seen me and thought something similar but got very shy! He eventually built up enough courage to come over and dance. As we were leaving I dragged him upstairs as I heard the first bars of Kings of Leon’s “Sex on Fire”. I ended up staying outside talking to him for over an hour after the club and we kinda clicked from there. When he asked me out for a drink the next night I had to say yes! We ended up meeting again on the Friday night!
Then came the October Bank Holiday when the LGBT group in Kerry was organising a big party in the Brandon with a Rocky Horror theme. I tried to trick Russell into thinking a friend wanted to go but in the end I admitted it was me. So off I went to Tralee after work and met my parents got changed into my outfit and off I went!
A great night ensued and I came home no longer single thanks to kick up the arse from my angel cards.
That was the first time I travelled for a guy and I went down again two weeks later to meet his friends and his mother. All of whom are lovely! The following Friday he came up for a weekend to meet my parents and freinds. He then came up again two weeks later (last Friday) for my birthday party.
We were in the caravan on friday night getting ready for the party when I turned around and 3 words popped into my head. I nearly said it. Russell looked at me and said “what?”. I admitted I nearly said something we had both nearly said a few times and I thought “feck it just say it!” So I did. I said the three magic words.
I Love You
It was a great feeling to get how I felt off my chest and to make it sooo much better Russell said it straight back! I have been grinning from ear to ear since!
So Do you believe in love at first sight?
Well as my last post was sooo short I have an excuse and cause to celebrate!
Firstly Calibrations it was my 300th post!!! Wooo! go me! Pity it was a one liner.
And my excuse twas my 21st last night, yes i am that young/old! But also it was my 6 month anniversary with my boyfriend Luke, who I love to bits and has helped a lot this summer! Love ya babes!!!!
So therefore am still hungover!
Neways pinochet’s dead, good riddance, pity i dont believe in hell.
News from the Irish bloggersphere the Categories for the Irish Blog Awards 2007 have been announced!
* Best Blog
* Best Blog Post
* Most Humorous Post
* Best Photo Blog
* Best Arts and Culture Blog
* Best Political Blog
* Best Group Blog
* Best Personal Blog
* Best Use of the Irish Language in a Blog
* Best Contribution to the Irish Bloggersphere
* Best Technology Blog/Blogger
* Best Designed Blog
* Best Sport & Recreation Blog
* Best News/Current Affairs Blog
* Best Specialist Blog
* Best Newcomer
* Best Business Blog
* Best Music Blog
* Best Podcast
* Best Podcaster
* Best videocast
For details keep an eye on awards.ie/blogawards/ and Damien Mulley’s blog as he organises it!
Also one of my friends from college will be starting a blog shortly, his name is Sam Bowman and his blog is entitled ‘Pull Out the Pin‘. He’s a PD and is completely ideologically opposed from me, so their might be a few online arguments!!!
Anyway hope all yer Christmas preparations are going good!