1. The Weather: Two nights ago, the temperatures here hit a low of -37 C (-35 F). At my house, this was combined with a howling wind off the water which made it feel like a million degrees below zero. I love winter but at those temperatures, it is painful to go outdoors unless every bit of skin is covered up. I'm now discovering first hand how badly insulated my new house really is.
On the plus side, it warmed up to -27 C during the day which now seems positively balmy.
2. Dating: I can describe my first full week of dating as "intense" and I've been feeling rather off-balance. But I really won't be blogging about it other than to say some aspects of it resemble "Buddy Bear: the Extreme Make-over Edition."
3. "What celebrity do you look like?" On my previous post when answering this question, I told the story of a street person who said I looked like Brad Pitt. Just to clarify: bloggers who have met me in person like Cubby and Jeffrey will confirm that I do NOT look like Brad.
In fact, I heard from students for years at I looked like that doctor guy on the TV show "House".... except I'm more grizzled and worn-out looking. Several years ago, in fact, about six of my students came to class on Halloween all dressed as Dr. House in my honour. The joke was somewhat lost on me as I don't have a TV in my house. They had to explain who they were meant to represent.
4. Affair with a married man: It's been one year since I met "Special Guy", the married guy with whom I had a relationship or an "affair", whatever you want to call it, which fizzled out after four months. It's a complicated, fucked-up story which should serve as a cautionary tale for any gay guy, especially an inexperienced gay guy like I was then. I will blog about it soon.