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Sep. 12th, 2010 03:25 pm
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 Is it messed up that I still get suspicious when I have a run of good luck?  On top of the news about the novel, I found a new roommate for my place, and we seem to have a really good vibe going. 

I met him on Bear 411 a year or so ago, and we had some good chats. He lived out of town but close and we never actually managed to connect in the real world. I saw a new profile that I wasn't sure was him and he was saying he was looking for a new place to move back to the city. Well, I sent him the details and it turned out to be him. Within the week, he drove in to see the place and we hit it off. He says it reminds him of his favourite place he lived in when he was in Toronto before. And he needs it at exactly the right time, October 1st. Kind of perfect serendipity.

Then of course, the news about the publication of my novel.

And yesterday, while I was getting groceries, I saw this incredibly beautiful black man. He was tall and strapping, built like the proverbial brick shithouse. I had to get past him, and I smiled as I did, kind of looking away before I could really see if he smiled back (which is a terrible habit I've gotten into. Comes from years of getting nothing or hostility back) But I sort of caught a nice, friendly smile coming back. I saw him a few more times around the store, not really thinking about it in that, "he's so incredibly out of my league" kind of way. Saw him again while at the checkout, in another lane and we exchanged another smile. As I was leaving the store, I looked around, maybe hoping he'd be there, waiting to talk to me. He wasn't and I didn't think anything more about it. Then, about an hour or so after I get home, I get a message on 411 from a guy I chatted with a while back, but nothing ever came of it. It was him. He recognized me and had, and I quote "been checking me out" Turns out he thinks my pics don't do me justice and that I'm as handsome as I find him. Which is just odd to me. Because he's magazine cover gorgeous. 

We're having coffee later this afternoon. 

Too much good fortune. I'm expecting the lightning strike or the plague of locusts any second. 

Off topic, I suppose I'm going to need a website, aren't I? 

on 2010-09-12 07:58 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] clever-doberman.livejournal.com
more Mazel Tov for the roommate.

as for "out of my league" thinkng, I sure know that one, and it is really deadly, and often completely untrue. after all, there are a lot of leagues in the game. so it's great that he was actually able to provide proof to the contrary.

on 2010-09-12 08:04 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] eric-mathgeek.livejournal.com
I second this.

on 2010-09-12 08:03 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] eric-mathgeek.livejournal.com
Congrats all around!

Sorry I missed your announcement about the novel -- I was skimming at the time and although I saw the "over the moon" comment I missed *why* you were over the moon. *facepalm*

on 2010-09-12 08:05 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] chronicpaint.livejournal.com
That's okay, sweetie. You just be pretty :)

on 2010-09-12 08:16 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] chronicpaint.livejournal.com
:) You are so much more than a pretty face, mister

on 2010-09-12 08:21 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] eric-mathgeek.livejournal.com
aw, thanks. But yeah, I can be an airhead at times too. :)

on 2010-09-12 08:22 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] chronicpaint.livejournal.com
Oh, can't we all!

on 2010-09-12 10:33 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] eloquentwthrage.livejournal.com
I heart this thread.

on 2010-09-12 08:19 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] whatuttercrap.livejournal.com
The powers that be are working for you instead of against you. Just roll with it baby.

on 2010-09-12 08:20 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] chronicpaint.livejournal.com
Yeah. My cancer shrink once told me I was "hypervigilant" after having had three recurrences and all those surgeries and treatments and stuff, it took a long time to start trusting. And I'm not all the way there yet

on 2010-09-12 09:10 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] mindel-73.livejournal.com
You are worthy of good things. Believe that.

on 2010-09-12 10:43 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] chronicpaint.livejournal.com
I don't think I've ever not believed I was worthy of good things. But what we think we're worthy of and what we end up getting are not always in tune :)

on 2010-09-12 10:31 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] eloquentwthrage.livejournal.com
SQUEEEE! Go with the flow, my man.

on 2010-09-12 10:43 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] chronicpaint.livejournal.com
Oh, I am :)

on 2010-09-13 01:38 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] cakmpls.livejournal.com
Oooooh, I hope this all works out splendidly! (And I think your icon picture is wonderful.)

Do your self a favor.....

on 2010-09-13 04:22 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] weebax.livejournal.com
Don't spite yourself!

Trust me at times we are our own worst enemy. Live in the moment and just ride it out!!

on 2010-09-13 01:07 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kirbymiles.livejournal.com
Just enjoy - you have no idea what Karma has in store for you. Perhaps it is just your turn so do not worry or be suspicious.

glad your having a winning streak

on 2010-09-13 01:10 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] mikaelbard.livejournal.com
run with it. :)

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