So many things have happened since I last posted. I had various male advances, I took a solo trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, I graduate college (though currently taking 2 post-bach classes), I’ve been exploring the underground and overground Detroit scene a bit further, I’ve interacted with every type of hipster imaginable, I’m finishing up research and looking for summer jobs, I’ve gotten chased in a goth club by a crazy man in camo, and I’ve either picked up new hobbies or I’ve taken some a step further.
I suppose I’ll start from the last time I’ve written. An update on the red-headed guy is that….we got kinda close, we both tried to treat other like just friends. However, it’s hard to do when you’re physically attracted to one another, nonetheless I thought we were still acting as friends. But, I actually don’t think he wants to be friends with me, he probably thought he could get laid quickly and now feels like he has to entertain me now that he realized that he’s not getting laid…or laying with me. I’m also younger than him which isn’t an issue for me but it might indicate our different points of views. In talking with him about current events, he comes off like a hippie…very, “pie in the sky”-ish with that said, he’s also a bit of a anarchist. When on the other hand I’m very technical, I want to delve deeper into the issue, understand psyche and perceptions. Basically our conversation about humans having an innate behavior to separate into different groups would end with his response along the lines of, “we need to love each other and how we as a society should love all races and backgrounds and that not ALL humans are like this”. Then of course, I’d come off like the asshole because I’m curious about thinking in a more scholarly way by talking about the history of human societies and that it’s not only a human behavioral trait but this behavior can be seen with most mammalians. Not all of our conversations have been this distinct, but I always feel like I’m thinking more about whatever we’re talking about. I find him slightly more weird than me in that he’s actually a more serious person than I am. Though I deeply think about the issues, I’m really playful and I think he just comes off more serious while saying the most general crap a hippie could say and he’s not that playful.
Recently, he had a show I was invited too right by my house. I had other events going on but knew I still wanted to make his event. I asked him about the lineup and he mentioned that he won’t be offended if I couldn’t make it. Then I responded playfully about wanting to see the other act too and if he thinks there’s a reason I shouldn’t go. Then he said, “it’s on you! “. I assumed there wasn’t a reason I shouldn’t go so I stopped through. I didn’t want to either be a distraction or make him feel like he HAS to be around me so I didn’t make a big deal going to talk to him. Technically, he was working. However, he was talking to his other friends, and completely ignored my existence. I did end up missing his performance set, but the point is that I came and watched the other act…which was horrible by the way. I end up leaving with my friend like an hour and 30 minutes into coming there. The music was literally making me sleepy. Not only that but the girls that are his friends and/or family and in no way a “threat” (for lack of a better word), were there and kept glancing at me and I got weirded out. I could be reading too much into this but I’m definitely done making an effort to even continue a friendship with him. In retrospect, I actually have way too much going on to contemplate seeing or talking to him again.
In between the jungle of confusion with that last guy, I went to Vancouver, B.C. in the beginning of November 2011. I chose Vancouver because west coast is the only part of the state (I know Vancouver is in Canada) I haven’t visited and I never been to that part of Canada. I felt I might as well get the feel of the west coast without having to be in the states. My main objective was to stay in Whistler til I realized Vancouver is cheaper and fun(ner). I stayed there for a week. The first full day I actually spent in Whistler, B.C. I went ziplining and ecotouring. Whistler is more of a snow retreat area and I was there in their off-season which was actually perfect for me. The weather was magnificent. Though, it did snow for 10 minutes and then got sunny again! That never happens in Michigan! The rest of my time in was spent in downtown Vancouver. I went to the awesome aquarium, attended fashion week, went shopping (found my new favorite latex and bondage store), I went sight-seeing, and to some electronic concerts. Here’s some pictures so you know I’m not lying
That was definitely one of the best trips I’ve taken. The fact that it was a solo trip was even better, I got to talk to many people and feel like I belonged in the city.
After my Vancouver trip, I got right back to doing research. I finally completed my field survey project and in December I finished some toxicology experiments. Though I am happy I completed the project, for some reason, I think because I haven’t been working out, I got unusually depressed this winter. Luckily I got through it now, but winter usually sucks for me.
During December (still in the midst of the jungle of confusion with the other guy) I met a new guy. He was swell…but short…however, he had it slightly together. He was also older than me and wanting something more serious which I wasn’t ready for. He also thought he could get laid by the second date and that was a no-no. Our dates were really fun, they were circus themed, not many people (including me) know about how apparently Detroit has a massive network of circus performers. I’ve seen a few sideshow acts at events but I didn’t know it was a (big) thing. On the account that I wasn’t ready to be serious, he decided to date another girl and we agreed to be friends. Which basically means that we aren’t talking anymore.
On the way to January I decided to start another Zazzle store (Spectate69) to hopefully sell some photography. That zazzle store in combination with my older Zazzle store (Sensico) has actually sold quite a bit. I hope I can put more time and effort to get bigger results and share my photographs with others. And recently I started an actual photography portfolio where people can purchase photography. It’s called Sensico Photography, check it out if you have a chance. I will probably use this site as a main selling point for a my photographs and drawings.
Speaking of drawing! That’s my new hobby! I took a drawing class last fall semester and though I got an undeserved B (I should have got an A-) I learned a lot. I’ll show them in later posts…as my drawing teacher and my experience in that class is another post within itself.
Annnd…speaking of drawing…I graduated with my degree in Biology! Finally! I don’t like ceremonial things like graduation so I have nothing spectacular to talk about with that.
AH! This post getting way too long, I shall make a continued post elaborating more on what went on so far this year.