Saturday, May 22, 2010

Friday Night at Denny's

I had a really great day today. I started at the YMCA and met some of the Brazilians who are going to be spending the summer in Houston working in summer camps and YMCA's around Houston for the next few months.

I met one who is going to be staying just down the road actually. She seemed like a really nice girl. Perhaps she'll call when she's desperate for some social interaction outside of the YMCA. I hope so. brazilians are fun to party with.

After that, I had a coffee date with a friend of mine whom I've not really talked to in years. John and I always have such great conversation. It's strange to me that we're not closer friends and that we've just completely lost touch over the past few years. Oh well. Maybe this is a chance to start over. He's organizing a trip to Africa to go on a Safari trip for 11 days. It sounds like a huge and amazing adventure, but I am not good at planning an entire year in advance... Not to mention that it isn't going to be anything at all cheap. But man... I've got the adventure itch and it sounds like an amazing experience. Who knows. I have to see how the next two months turn out.

After that, I went to Grotto with my totally awesome neighbors. Me and all the girls. We had some good food, but terrible service. I mean, it was really bad, but the company was great. My neighbors are pretty awesome. It's a pity that we all don't spend more time together hanging out. I think that'll change soon enough. We all have fun together.

After that, Shannon, her sister Victoria, Stacy and I all met at Denny's and somehow managed to play Apples to Apples for about four hours straight. It was pretty awesome, though. And it is Shannon's birthday! It was a blast. We laughed non-stop. We were crying from the laughter... Good times.

Anyway, it's nearly 5:00 AM. Definitely time to go to bed! Good night!

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Location:In Bed

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Where have I been?

Amanda made a comment to me about my abandoned blog. Gosh, i keep doing this. I post about once a year and get all excited about my blog and think I'm going to be updating and sharing my amazing experiences with the world (ha, yeah right), but I usually just end up getting distracted with life and stop.

Well, I broke down and got an iPad and it has a nifty little blogging app that I like, so it seems like I may give this a shot once more.

As for an update on my eternal struggle for weight loss, well, I'm down to 145 now. So it continues to go down. Just really slowly. I'm pretty much an average build kind of guy now. I don't really consider my
self fat anymore. Still not thin, but definitely not fat. It's kind of weird to say that and really believe that it's true. So much of my life I was way overweight. It's part of my identity. It's almost as if I don't know how to not be fat, strange, I know. But it sure is fun buying clothes now. I fit into smalls and can even by L and XL t-shirts from the little boys' section and pay a fraction of the price that I would normally pay for the same thing out of the section with adult sizes.
Here are some recent photos from a party I went to two weekends ago. Ignore my totally shaggy hair, I desperately need a haircut.

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Location:At home in Pearland

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Houston Pride Band Concert!

Hello friends!

The Houston Pride Band is having a concert this Friday, the 14th. We’ll be playing some fun stuff. I think you guys will enjoy it. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased online. This concert will be benefitting the Lesbian Health Initiative. Tell everyone about it! If you’re in Houston, come out and support us.

And you get to see me in a tuxedo! J Click the link below to get to the Houston Pride Band’s website and see the details.

Hope to see you all there.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Munchkin and Arkham Horror.

Gosh, I'm becoming more of a geek as time goes by.

I'm now the happy owner of my own copy of Arkham Horror. I've played a few times and basically have memorized the rule book. So if anyone ones to play sometime, I'd happily host a game. I also bought the other day a card game called Munchkin. Much simpler and faster than Arkham Horror... and definitely cuter. And, it only lasts a little while as opposed to several hours like Arkham Horror. Anyone want to play with me?

Friday, October 17, 2008

OKCupid's Dating Persona Test

Here are my results. Is this really me though? I guess maybe as far as mentality is concerned. Although I don't think I'm too much of a playboy. Oh well, it's just an Internet test. :)

The Playboy

Random Gentle Sex Master (RGSM)

The Playboy

Clean. Smooth. Successful. You're The Playboy.

You're spontaneous, and your energy is highly contagious. Guys therefore find you fun to be around, and girls find you compelling. You have lots of sex, and you manage it all without seeming cheap or being hurtful. Well done. You probably know karate, too.

It's obvious to us, and probably everyone else, that you're after physical rather than emotional relationships, but you're straight up with potential partners. And if a guy you want isn't into something casual, it's no big deal. You move on. BEFORE sleeping with him. Usually. At least you try to. Such control is rare.

If you're feeling unfulfilled, maybe you should raise your standards. New conquests will only be satisfying if there's a possibility of rejection.

Your exact male opposite:

The Mixed Messenger

The Mixed Messenger

Deliberate Brutal Love Dreamer

Always avoid: The Playboy (RGSM)

Consider: The Bachelor (DGSM), The Poolboy (RGSD)

Link: The Online Dating Persona Test | OkCupid - personals | Dating
My profile name: : CharlyDude

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Can't forget...

Every once in a while... well, way more often than I'd like to admit, I hear a song or see something or smell a cologne that reminds me of him and I just miss him so much. Obviously, I can't help but wonder what things would be like if they had gone differently. Would I still be living in Catalonia with him now? Would we be happy?

I still feel like I love him. I don't feel really crazy in love with him anymore. I don't get butterflies anymore when I look at his photos. But when I hear his voice or I see him smile because of something silly I said to him on webcam those butterflies come back sometimes. It's been more than a year since he broke up with me. Longer than we were a "couple". I just feel so connected to him sometimes.

Fortunately (although rather inconveniently), I think I've fallen in love again with another boy from the Internet. There goes Charles again with that Internet and those long distance crazy things. This one lives in Alaska, is a talented clarinetist, funny, charming, smart, beautiful and more than a foot taller than I. Hah! Well, most people are like more than a foot taller than I am, but that's unimportant. This guy is really special. A pity that he's so far away. He wants to visit me during spring break. I'm nervous that I'll fall pathetically in love with him, like I did last time and then the distance will make me crazy. Oh well. I'm sure it'll all be worth it.

Happy Ending

This is the way you left me,
I'm not pretending
No hope, no love, no glory,
No Happy Ending

Wake up in the morning, stumble on my life
Can't get no love without sacrifice
If anything should happen, I guess I wish you well
A little bit of heaven, but a little bit of hell

This is the hardest story that I've ever told
No hope, or love, or glory
Happy endings gone forever more
I feel as if I'm wasted
And I'm wastin' every day

This is the way you left me,
I'm not pretending
No hope, no love, no glory,
No Happy Ending
This is the way that we love,
Like it's forever
Then live the rest of our life,
But not together

2 o'clock in the morning, something's on my mind
Can't get no rest; keep walkin' around
If I pretend that nothin' ever went wrong, I can get to my sleep
I can think that we just carried on

A Little bit of love, little bit of love
Little bit of love, little bit of love[repeat]

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Another Hair Cut!

So I changed my hair style, yet again. I've worn various types of mohawks for the past year and although I love mohawks, I've decided to grow my hair out a little more... in the meantime, I have a cute little transition hair cut... short on the sides, long on top... and new highlights to keep me feeling sexy. ;)

My New Hair

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dying blog

Gosh, guys. I always feel like I have so much I want to share with everyone, but I never feel like actually sitting down and writing.

What has happened since my last post? Gosh, lots of stuff...

I went to Barcelona for two weeks in April for a big conference for the Catalan communities outside of Catalonia. They consider me Catalan now. Hah! I am, well, almost.

This summer, I went to Minneapolis for a week for another conference having to do with TPRS, which is a language teaching method that I simply adore. I think I'm going to become an amazing teacher now that I've discovered this method. I've had such great results with my students so far.

I got to meet Blaine Ray as well, who wrote the books on TPRS and all that stuff. Here's a picture of us!

Blaine Ray and Charles

At the conference, I was also able to meet and spend good quality time with my online friend Ignacio from San Sebastian in Spain. It was so fun to actually spend time with him in person for once and learn together at the conference. Here we are on some bridge near the Mississippi river. ;)

Ignacio y Charles!

My business is growing, little by little. I love getting to teach and watching my dream slowly become reality. And of course, I can't forget to mention that if you guys get me referrals, I'll give you commissions/classes/my soul.

I think I might be going back to Barcelona for one month in December and January. Who wants to go? :)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

People. Ugh.

It seems sometimes that the smarter you are, the more talented you are, or the more beautiful you are, the more people are just waiting and hoping to find a reason to demonize you.

I lost a friend today. He told me that since I’ve lost weight, I’ve become some horrible, arrogant person with no class. It all started a few nights ago when I went out with him and some of his friends.

He has a store and he took some of his employees to JR’s. I asked, “Oh, so you go out with your employees?” Him and all of his employees were so offended by my question because of their stupid mind-talk telling them that obviously my question was a negative one meaning that I couldn’t believe that he spends time with the help. What I meant was, good on him for taking the time to get to know his employees and spending time with them and making the work environment a nice one. Why are people so cynical?

OK. I think I’m finished with my rant.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Needs Contact Information!

Hey guys. I kind of got pick-pocketed on Thursday night... They took my phone and my wallet and consequently, I've lost a lot of phone numbers. So with that in mind, I need a favor from you guys. Would all of you please, please, please send me an e-mail (it's on my business card in the last entry if you don't know it) with your full name, phone number and your address and birthday too, while you're at it, so I can have everyone's agenda again.