At Least He Can Admit He Has a Problem

I got together with Mike and one of his best friends, Justin, on Saturday. They picked me up in the early afternoon and we headed down to Newbury Street for lunch. We settled on Sonsie (which I’d never been to, believe it or not). I had a yummy pie-shaped wedge of quiche the size of Nebraska that came with home fries and salad (real men DO eat quiche, dammit). Mike and Justin had simple salads (I’m such a pig).

As we were leaving the restaurant, we managed to walk by a red-faced young man saying the following into his cell phone: “So, I fucked up yet another relationship because of my drinking.”

The three of us burst into hysterics. I mean, I suppose I should feel sorry for this apparent alcoholic. At least he’s admitting he has a problem. But did he need to be having this conversation on one of Boston’s busiest pedestrian streets? Meanwhile, Justin nearly turned back to hang out with this guy because he thought the guy sounded like he knew how to have a good time.

That night (Saturday) I went back to Mike’s place for dinner, DVD (Elizabeth) and rest. On Sunday, I got to meet his Mom and we went out for breakfast at Flour. The rest of the day was a hazy, lazy blur of reading and napping (something I rarely do). It was a gorgeous sunny day yet Mike and I spent the entire day inside his condo.

And that was essentially my weekend. OH! – and my HIV test came back negative (as I suspected it would). YAY!



  1. Comment by chrispy on April 3, 2006 10:27 am

    do you have a boston version of “overheard in new york” or “overheard in dc”? that would be a killer posting.

  2. Comment by Will on April 3, 2006 10:56 am

    It’s amazing what people will put out in public, whether it’s by cell phone in crowded public places, over the web on blogs and webcams, or on TV talk shows.

    We had a mexican-American performance artist here at MIT several years ago who did a whole production around the confessions that people make on Jerry springer or Oprah that they’d never make to friends and family. It was a fascinating production–I wish I’d known you then because I think you and some of our QBB friends would have loved it.

    Meeting Mom and spending whole days together–sounds like the Mike thing is becoming closer. ?

  3. Comment by David on April 4, 2006 12:23 pm

    I want to know who these guys are that just eat a salad? Are they truly satisfied?

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