Thursday, March 09, 2006

Cruel Twist Of Fate

I have a dilemma.

First some back-story. I've had a weird sore throat/cold-without-the-stuffy-head-part type bug late last week and much of this week. Plus I've had a very stressful week; big fight with my boss, nearly stepping over the honesty line in a desire to tell her what a crap boss she is, almost either quit or got my ass fired... Anyhoo, as a result of that, although I feel ok I've obviously been a bit stressed and run down.

Zipping ahead, and here comes the over-share. It was Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras weekend here last weekend. One of the biggest party weekends on the GLBT calendar. So I partied a bit on Sunday, ended up at the pub with old friends that know live in Perth. Also met up with someone I met a while back who is a local and ended up shagging myself stupid all evening in a threesome. (Too much sharing?)

OK, so. Said someone has invited me over for dinner tomorrow night, more of a date, but no doubt one thing will lead to another. Here's the dilemma. With the cold and the stress, I've broken out in my only second ever COLD SORE. Herpes! It's still only less than 24 hours old and I've started putting cream on it, but it's not likely to go away in time for this date is it? Do I cancel? Do I still go and say, "lovely dinner, sorry no shag, must go! Buh bye"?

Where's "Dear Abbey" when you need her?

[Updated: When in doubt, be honest. I just rang him, told him the situation and asked him if he wanted to re-schedule. He said "No, still come to dinner." Sweet!]

20 comments:

Michael said...

I don't think I've ever thought "Doh!" so many times when reading one of your posts before.

Should do: what you said.

What I'd do: beg off with some ingenious excuse.

Michael said...

Also, in Chuck's stead since I don't think he haunts our parts: NETI.

The Other Andrew said...

I was just posting an update as you wrote this! I rang him and to his credit he said "No problem".

I guess I could always give him hand relief, if I wash my hands really well first, right? ;-)

The Other Andrew said...

Ewwww, neti. I use a saline & euclayptus nasal spray which rocks my world. The thought of the neti water flowing out the other nostril creeps me out more than it really should... I have issues.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

oooh! oh! just waking up with the morning cup of tea... and what hits my delicate wee eyes?

naughty TOA!

naughty, naughty, lucky TOA ;)


about the coldsore: just ring him and tell him. you know in the long run that's the easier and best option. if he says 'still come round and at least have a nice dinner' then he's a doll. if he says 'come round next week instead' that's a nice sign too. if he puts you off for good, he's a silly prat, and you know it.

and if he says 'I've got herpes too, so who gives a rats?' then you're in like Flynn!

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

oh... weird. there were no comments just a minute ago...

glad you rang him sweetpea.

but don't cheapen the conversation with hand relief ;)

The Other Andrew said...

After all this, hand relief would make me seem cheap?...

Bodhi said...

Now are you sure that was 'come to dinner' and not 'cum for dinner'?

Just remember, as Debbie once so beautifully said to Emmet on QAF:

'Sweetie, you should at least eat some of your protein off a plate'

;-)

The Other Andrew said...

::blink::

Bodes, I'm speechless!

::blink::

Bodhi said...

I strangely tend to have that effect on people, at times.

And as to vous being speechless. Well ... first time for everything ;-)

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

After all this, hand relief would make me seem cheap?...

well, before that there was only the words 'threesome' and 'shagging', both of which are provocative but not specific ;)

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

just stumbled across this, which has absolutely nothing to do with threesomes, shagging or hand relief. or herpes for that matter... what's the world coming to? (no puns please, Bodhi) just good clean Buddhist scroll fun -

http://au.news.yahoo.com/060308/2/y62h.html

Bodhi said...

::blink::

That's just cruel W&S, where the fun in that? Your no pun at all ...

Mikey (The Lovely Ex) said...

Just one question: Is he Hot?
The answer to taht should determine your actions. Yes, I'm feeling shallow this morning.

Bodhi said...

Is he Hot?
The answer to taht
(sic, is that like fully sic bro?) should determine your actions. Yes, I'm feeling shallow this morning.

See, now you all know why Mikey is indeed just so lovely.

Mwah!

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

Hawt or nawt, he still gave the nice answer when TOA rang... so bonus points for that.


dearest Bodes, I haven't even met you IRL but I do know someone who needs a short leash when I meet one ;-)

Miss Eudoxia said...

Enjoy your dinner darling.....it's a damn site more than I ever get!!

I'm sorry, I can't help myself, the medico (and cold sore queen)in me has to come out.
....and for future reference lots of Lysine and Zovirax cream ASAP. PS.We can photoshop them off your photos :-)

rob said...

This is way more than I ever wanted to know about you Andrew, but yet - I'm still reading... *sigh*
Here's hoping the date/hand relief goes well for you :-)

The Other Andrew said...

Hey Rob, I did preface with "...and here comes the over-share". You might need to watch for that in future. :-)

Forewarned is fore armed!

Thanks for the best wishes, it's nice to know that someone will be cheering me on...

rob said...

now I have to google 'other andrew over-share' - err, or wait, maybe I don't. CU Sunday