This past weekend I was in Atlantic City for a bachelor party. We had a lot of fun; nice dinner, fun club and importantly a chance to catch up with some friends I have not seen in a long time, and meet some new people - there was about 40 of us.
The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust
Monday, March 31, 2008
The dinner was at Carmine's Italian Restaurant in the Tropicana - nice family style food. I have eaten at the Carmines in Manhattan - which is better.
Anyway, even though I had a lot of fun, something that I have been feeling a lot lately has been reaffirmed. I feel that I have completely changed from some of the guys I grew up with. I have been blessed with a lot of friends in life, and many different groups of friends, but it seems that this particular group of guys I share nothing in common with anymore. Not all of them, but a few have changed also just like myself, and we tended to congregate together.
My other groups of friends have also changed from me, some are married with children, others moved away etc. My friends from school in atlanta have become my closest friends, but it is a shame that we are all scattered across the country. Out of all my friends in NYC I probably hang out with about a handful, but they are always busy in their own way. My friend Jonathan is whom I probably spend the most time with along with his partner Rob. We have a lot in common, and he was there for me when I had questions about my sexuality etc.
So, I guess what I am saying is that I think it is time to spread my wings again and branch out to make some new friends. I love all the wonderful cool people I have met online with this blog, and hope to meet you all in person some day - I consider you ll my friends.