Friday, March 31, 2006

Bursting At The Seams

I made an informal pact with myself that I wouldn't keep blogging about being busy and tired this week, and that's not what this post is about. (So Mike, you can stop with the eye rolling.) Well, maybe it's a bit about that, peripherally. You see, I'm excited. Excitement, I'm bursting with it.

Now that the bulk of the scut work of getting ready for the conference is over, I can feel excited about it rather than paranoid that everything won't get done. I don't know if any of you have ever done any volunteer work, I've done other bits and pieces with other organisations, but I'm always so pleasantly surprised at how willing and motivated the volunteers at my Buddhist centre are. Truly a nice bunch of very kind people.

I can't talk about being excited without mentioning Morgan of course. You'll allow me these moments of exuberance, won't you? I promise to keep the gushing to a reasonable level. We've only just started dating and getting to know each other, and so it's real early days and we're not rushing it, but I like him a lot and I haven't felt this excited about meeting someone new for a long time. Happy, excited, a little bit nervous, marvelling at feeling a real connection with someone, all the wonderful feelings of meeting someone that you like a lot. Maybe "thrilled" is the word I'm looking for?

Yesterday I blogged about the glass being half-full but I suspect it's considerably more full than that.

[Updated: I should say, lest you think this is all very highbrow, that there's a goodly portion of lust involved. I mean, check him out. So cute! Oh, and he'll be blushing like nothing on this Earth right now. Heh, heh.]

18 comments:

morgan said...

Time for another blush, I see :)

The scary/wonderful thing about it is that it's mutual.

Hope it doesn't frighten everyone else off.

Bodhi said...

[OK .... everyone ready? ... good, all together now]

Awwwwwwwwwwww

Suzy said...

Joins in the big awww (Hello The Other Andrew by the way!!!)

The Other Andrew said...

Blushes all round. My readers (and yours too I'm sure) have pretty broad shoulders and stout hearts, they'll survive a bit of gushing on our behalf.

Suzy, welcome! Very nice of you to stop by.

Michael said...

Survive it? Dudes, I for one am REVELING in it. I'm bursting by proxy. Fuck all the "it's early" disclaimers, that's SO the best part! MUAH!

And mazel tov, Andrew. He's hot.

And mazel tov, Morgan. He's hot.

Bodhi said...

My dearest Andrew, with that whole not all highbrow but also lust thing?

Never doubted it for a second, sweetie darling sweetie.

;-)

Cute, indeed. [**waving at Morgan**]

The Other Andrew said...

"And mazel tov, Andrew. He's hot."

Word!

morgan said...

Highbrow and lust?

Jeez, I hope so :)

This is just incredible goodwill - thanks, people!

Mikey (The Lovely Ex) said...

I have a comment which is related yet tangential. How do you both feel about the details of your budding relationship being blogged and commented on. To me it seems kind of like having a couples counsellor in the form of a dozen (or so) people. Not that I'm suggesting you need counselling of course ;-) merely drawing an analogy. For the record (sorry, I'm in the middle of a 5 week hearing...) I think it's great. I've seen so much growth and such an increase in self satsifaction (in a good way of course) in TOA since I came back from Hong Kong for his 40th, that this is just the icing on the cake. And we all know the icing is the best bit.

The Other Andrew said...

Interesting question Mikey, I think Morgan and I both draw the line at blogging about anything TOO personal and am mindful of not overstepping the boundaries of each other's privacy. From my point of view, this blog has been tending towards the more personal and as such I feel it's only fair for me to blog about something that is so nice in my life. I was worried that it added too much of a spotlight, or maybe a microscope, on what was happening but as Morgan said the degree of goodwill is lovely. There are some things that I won't share probably, but I'm happy to be open about how I feel so long as it doesn't make Morgan uncomfortable. Have a look at his blog, he talks about this topic briefly in today's post.

Thanks for the kind words!

morgan said...

I agree with Andrew's words, Mikey. We had a conversation about it a couple of days ago.

There's only so much that's appropriate for a public blog, even a personal one, but nothing to date has overstepped the mark and we're both being careful...

Mikey (The Lovely Ex) said...

I am certainly one for excessive self-disclosure, so I can't really comment. But I for one will exercise restraint and (without meaning to step over the mark, here) would ask the other regular posters to do the same (as I'm sure everyone will). The two of you (more than) deserve a fair chance.

Q - 60's girl said...

Andrew & Morgan

How beautifully fitting A & M = am.

I am happy for you to write about the nicety of it all AND happy for you both to maintain privacy :)

Cant say much more - i am all tears today.

It does touch the heart...

amy said...

so does that mean Flickr brought you two together?
that's very cool.

morgan said...

Hi Amy - I guess Flickr did bring us together :)

Blogging helped, too. We know far more about each other than you'd expect us to right now...

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

woohooo!

go to it, TOA, he seems like a sweetie :-) like the blog, like the photos, like the look of the boy. yay!

freakgirl said...

Awwwwwww!

You're both adorable.

Ms Meltdown said...

well well well just dropped in to check out your blog TOA and naturally had to check out this new man and I must agree absolutly delicious ((( lol I was such a gay man in my past life ))) I say enjoy each other and as bodhi would say sweety darlin sweety go for it at every possible opportunity . Have discovered QAF ((USA)) and OMG I do need to repeat ((( lol I was such a gay man in my past life )))okies love hugs peace and happiness can't wait to c u all in about 3 weeks ahhhhhhhh such bliss