So it's cold, I'm still in bed eating oatmeal, and I do not want to go to work. Anyone else feel that way? But even though it's 4 degrees or something the sun is out right now. If you need something besides sunshine to cheer you up though my cousin zuzu wrote this post recently that I think is pretty great and hilarious: motherhood
So yesterday I was at my local glbt center where I go for counseling. It's an amazing, large, modern building connected to a fancy grocery store (Whole foods). I ate dinner and surfed their free wifi while waiting for counseling.
One fun moment was that when I went out to put more money in the meter both sets of doors were opened for me by two gay guys. So sweet. I was actually kindof taken aback by it. I said thanks and grinned at them. Granted gay guys do seem (in my limited knowledge) to be a bit more thoughtful than your average joe, but when has that happened to me last? I am quite sure they would have also gladly opened the door for a gay or straight guy too. Hmmm. I love that door opening is no longer something straight men only do for women. Lo (who sent me the valentine chocolates) and I had a funny moment where we both sought to open the door for each other. So damn cute.
I don't know why the experience of being at this center was just so great. There was a cute lesbian family with two bi-racial kids eating dinner. There was a smattering of gay guys on their way to play basketball at the gym. There were tons of youth of every ethnicity and orientation milling about in the computer lab or the art filled hallways. It is a very busy place. A church even meets there.
I'm trying to figure out if I want to do my internship here. Blasted internship! I want to counsel glbt clients someday but do I want to get pigeonholed into one group? This was one of many things I processed in counseling.