Vote Charlie!

New guy, old guy

Posted at age 18.
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It’s been an interesting week.

I have exchanged many messages on Facebook with a new friend, Eric. Apparently I’ve never seen him or heard of him before, despite the smallness of Wisconsin’s gay community. He’s a junior studying biochemistry, which is pretty much what I want to do. He doesn’t want to go to med school, though. He’s also short and quite attractive. :-)

We had originally planned to eat at Porta Bella on Friday, but I had a staff meeting at the Badger Herald, at which I’d be having pizza and soda - so the dinner with Eric didn’t happen. Around 8:30 that night, though, he came over for some Wii. I’m glad I met him - he’s very nice and seems pretty smart! (And in light of my recent decision that I’d like to start dating, he seemed like a perfect candidate.)

Over the weekend, however, Eric decided that he wasn’t over his previous boyfriend, whom he broke up with very recently due to distance. (The boyfriend is moving away.) Eric said he is therefore only looking for friends right now, despite that he said he liked me. This was a little disappointing, but at the same time it’s alright. I think I’m mostly over Tim now, but I’m still at the point where I wouldn’t mind if Tim “came back.” I don’t think that will happen, though. Tim is pursuing a new boy. Time will tell what comes of that.

So, Eric still wants to hang out, which is good. Tim also has been talking to me a lot recently, which is good too. I really want to be a good friend to him, partly because I care for him (not a love-related care, but just for him as a person and friend), and partly because I feel like I made some bad mistakes that hurt him a lot in the past, and I need to make it up to him.

In other news, I experienced my first slight bump in the academic world… I have basically been coasting so far, but late last week I got a little overwhelmed, and ended up skipping some classes after staying up too late to work on a chemistry lab. Oops. Hopefully I’ll be back on track soon.