Last night was the Christmas Potluck dinner with PFLAG of Bakersfield. I was so excited to bring in my Gay Pride Jello mold and nervous at the same time because I have never made one before. I took it out of the mold at the house for this picture but then put it back in to go to the church. We got there and flipped it out onto the plate and all was good until people started cutting into it. The layers didn’t stick so they started coming apart. Oh the humiliation!
Apparently nobody really gave two shits about the fact that they didn’t stick because there wasn’t that much left on the plate when we left.
We have never been to a pot luck together that didn’t involve his family reunions so Darrin was pretty bored. I figured he would have gotten up and started mingling with people, I mean, he does that all the time so I was shocked when he picked this venue to become shy. I on the other hand am always overly shy and never even look at anyone much less get up and walk around. I do when I know people but I barely knew any of them. The only way to do that is to continue to join in these events so I can get to know them better.
I did meet a few people who ended up becoming friends on Facebook with me. One of them just so happens to share the same name with my first boyfriend, although I’m pretty sure it’s not him because my first boyfriend was deaf and this guy isn’t. Unless there was a cure I didn’t hear about.
During one of the PFLAG announcements, the guy who had the Mic, named Ike who commented at our table how our names are Mike and Ike… you know, like the candy?, anyway he was naming names and telling people who they were yadda yadda yadda and he came to me and I was like whoa dude, I’m nobody yet lol. But he mentioned me because we were new there and I made a comment to him at our table about how I never even knew Bakersfield had such a huge gay population.
Anyway, I had fun and I hope to be invited to more events. Whether I will be able to go is another matter.