Monday, September 25, 2006


Getting up at 6.00 this morning was not my idea of a good time. I spent most of the weekend drinking (which in and of itself is not a terribly unusual thing for me), and I had something of a headache most of this morning. I have never liked Mondays particularly, but this one seemed to be worse than usual. I seriously considered phoning in sick so that I could just lie in bed and recover. But I have no desire to start bad habits like that, so I forced myself to get up and go to work.

Drinking all weekend meant one thing for certain: I got no further in finding an apartment, which is annoying. I wanted to move by the end of the month, but I doubt that I am going to manage that now. Hopefully by the end of October, I will have somewhere to live besides a hotel; that I will have a real apartment to live in.

When I went out on Saturday night, I found a nice young man who was more than willing to loan me the use of his bed for the night. He was probably about my age, but he was a graduate student rather than a working man. I had a good time with him and I have his number, but I have not yet decided whether to phone him, or if it is one of those situations in which a number is given but no phone call is expected. I will decide that within the next day or two, though.

I must say it did feel good to have sex after so long. But I am still not completely comfortable sleeping in another mans bed, there is something about it that just reminds me too much of Giuseppe. I am not sure what my feelings are towards him, I never was able to resolve them, and no doubt that will cause me problems later.

But for the first time, I have had sex in the United States!


At 2:24 AM, Blogger Gray said...

I love happy weekends!

Good for you! I hope work is going well for you and that you find it easier as time goes by.

Sorry you have no apartment yet. I had to live out of my suitcase at different hotels/motels for three months several years ago - I hated it! I hope you find a place soon.

At 10:16 AM, Blogger john said...

Hi Alessandro,
I don't know anyone that likes Mondays. I think that having a hangover makes it worse too.

Like you, I'm more comfortable in my own surroundings.

At 10:47 AM, Blogger ..:: YNAGER ' 65 ::.. said...


At 2:26 PM, Blogger RIC said...

Everything seems to be following its due course... except for the hangover... But that comes with the «prize» you got... So just don't complain too much. (lol)
(Btw, did you get a flag to celebrate the American loss of virginity? It's a privilege getting rid of it twice!!) :-)

At 6:43 PM, Blogger J. said...

hey alessandro, hope you got the messages on yahoo messenger i left- there were a few apartment links and stuff

At 8:27 PM, Blogger Not so Single Guy said...


At 2:40 PM, Blogger Bruce said...


I'm an American gay man living in Italy. Being gay is very different in Italy and in the US, but I'm not quite sure which is easier.

Being a foreigner in both places does carry some advantages. You automatically feel less tied down by convention; no matter how restrictive the new situation may be, you're likely to feel freer than you did at home.

It will take a long time for that feeling of freedom to ware off; sometimes it never does. But I'm pretty sure it has more to do with being a foreigner, and not with the new society itself.

Naples is a wonderful city, beautiful, with a culture that understands the importance of human values. No matter how much you've suffered as a gay man back home, you'll still probably be a bit home sick. You'll miss much more than the pizza at Trianon.

At 3:44 AM, Blogger Gray said...

Alessandro, I hope all is going well for you and that you have just been too busy to post anything.

Did you, finally, find an apartment to your liking?

At 12:03 PM, Blogger Gray said...

Alessandro, have you quit blogging?

I hope not.

At 10:19 AM, Blogger The Brian said...

He's probably just getting used to his new climate and having some fun. Give us an update when you can!


Post a Comment

<< Home