I must apologize for not acknowledging the comments on the past several posts. Blogging on my Smart Phone was a hassle and I had better things to do! I'll write about some of my Greek adventures but I much prefer blogging "in the moment" rather than from past memories.
As well, free internet access overseas was sketchy at best. Most of our hotels had a wireless modem similar in size to the one I have at home ... very slow with hundreds of guests trying to check their e-mail all at once!
So... for those who are interested, I've added my comments to the following posts:
Hot european men
My big fat Greek school trip
Sneaky airport pics
Exhaustion: I arrived home around 1:30 a.m . on Wednesday and the following three days were some of the most exhausting I'd ever experienced. In addition to my usual teaching workload, demanding enough by itself, I did the following:
- an early-morning shift cooking for our Breakfast Club
- an after-school bus supervision
- a very busy Parents' night speaking to many hot Daddies ... and their wives
- hosted an outside speaker for our Gay Straight Alliance in-school meeting
- brought our Gay Straight Alliance students to a half-day city-wide event
- went to a staff bowling / drinking / eating party until late on Friday night
Gay Straight Alliance: On Friday, my school division hosted a half-day brainstorming session for every GSA student and facilitator in the city. Normally these events are held in a regular classroom or at our Board Office (for free) but most unusually, this meeting was held a fancy hotel complete with catered food.
Our school division is highly supportive of all GSA initiatives. To demonstrate this, the Director of Education herself popped in to say hello, offer words of encouragement and to ask for the support of the GSA groups to help the division push ahead with various LGBTQ initiatives. I was very impressed!
The GSA students ranged in age from grade 7 to 12 were all sweet, attractive, open and so excited to be there. Fresh faces! Fresh ideas!
In addition to the serious LGBTQ work to be done at our schools, the GSA planned various evening social events were the students and facilitators could get together in a more relaxed environment. Fun times!
A Serious Date: On Thursday, I was texted by Lawyer Dude with whom I had a coffee date with last month. He's a prominent local lawyer; slim, fairly good-looking, single, well-dressed and funny.
He'd been texting me off-and-on for a month but this time, he asked me out on a date. We're going to a theatrical production at our local regional playhouse. Sitting in the staffroom, I exclaimed aloud: "Oh God! Not a date!"
My problem is that I am absolutely, utterly, completely NOT ready for a LTR or even for dating. But I don't have any real reason to say "no" to him either. He's a nice guy, definitely an "A-list" gay in our town and we had an enjoyable coffee date.
Like many a divorced person, male or female, I haven't dated for a very long time. He has paid for our tickets but do I offer to reimburse him? I certainly would pay for coffee or drinks when we go out after the play.
And are we going to hook up afterwards? It wouldn't be an ordeal but he lives 45 minutes from my house.... I'd probably be too tired by then.
Now, here is another problem: "What to wear? What to wear?" He seemed very elegantly dressed while my wardrobe strays more towards the white trash / thrift shop end of the spectrum.
I settled upon my newest, tightish "gay" jeans, my new black Santorini T-shirt, blazer and black Italian dress shoes. The last two items are from a thrift shop but, what the heck, they look great.
Wish me luck!