Well now that I’ve had this HUGE revelation of my sexual orientation and have made it known to myself, it’s time to see what’s out there!! One guy down…how many shall follow?! 🙈 I have busted down those closet doors!!
Sunday brunch after a hellacious night of drinking on Saturday? And your friends want to tagalong again? Sure. Let’s do this. Bryan and I venture down the sidewalk on our mile walk to the diner for brunch, hand in hand, wearing our RayBans, looking cute as hell, but feeling deathly on the inside because of the mass amounts of alcohol that were consumed the night prior. Hair of the dog, right? 🐶
We meet his friends there and luckily they are feeling as bad, if not worse than we are. We are all INSIDE with shades on 😎 because that Chicago sun is just too damn bright. I can’t even function. I order the endless mimosas, because I’m on vacation, and the hangover special which arrives with bits of meatloaf, pasta, eggs, and God only knows what else. The first three mimosas had to be choked down, but it’s smooth sailing from there on out.
New text message from Andy. 😳 oh hell, what does he want?
“You’re in town, aren’t you?”
“Come meet me at the bar and hang out!”
“I’m with friends and rather hungover and I’m drinking again, maybe a rain check?”
“Ha! Where y’all at?”
“Some diner on Halsted. Best hangover cure food EVER.”
Oh well, I’m with Bryan. No need to throw another guy in the mix. We are chatting it up with locals and watching basketball and drinking. Still wearing our shades. INDOORS. Time to break the seal. After relieving myself in the bathroom and walking back to the table, who do I see????? Andy. You guessed it. He’s smiling ear to ear. He comes up to me and says, “I gotta pee. Be right back.”
FUUUUUUUUUCK. How do I explain myself??? “Ummmm, Bryan. Another guy I was talking to online is here. What do I do?” Bryan just laughed and said, “Invite him over. There’s plenty of room.” Wow, very gentlemanly.
So it’s me, Bryan, Andy, and 4 of Bryan’s friends. Awkward. Andy made small talk with everyone and didn’t make it anymore awkward than it already was. Thank God!! 🙏