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A friend of mine lost his mother early yesterday morning. I never got to meet her, but I love seeing his words about her.

He’s definitely one of the coolest people anyone could ever meet, and before I knew too much about her, I thought it was an “in spite of” situation rather than a because of. I was wrong.

Reading his words since her passing, I keep finding myself crying. I feel a little foolish for doing so, since I never did get to meet her, but the tears are not tears of loss or sorrow. They are happy tears to know that such a person could ever exist. I cannot thank this friend enough for sharing with the rest of the world these small fragments of the woman who shaped one of my favorite people in the world.

On an entirely different note, I saw Fame tonight, and will from now on be dancing pretty much every moment that I can. The latest addition to my dance line up will start next Monday, the beginning Hip Hop Aerobics course at Sac State. It will also get me on campus later, which means more study time. (That last period started off as an exclamation point, but needed to be changed.)

Feeling the smile on my face while watching the big number at the end was a bit awesome. I remember seeing Save The Last Dance in theaters when it came out and I was crying through most of it because I missed dancing and I was pretty mad at myself for letting me quit when we moved to Sacramento. This time though, I’ve got the motivation to dance again, and I’m going to just that. When I’m not in some sort of class or at a venue doing swing, you can expect me to be leaving happy hour and Saturday nights with the Xoso crew for places like Press Club.

I can’t wait!

Also, after having a total crush through the movie, I’m wondering if I have a new type, or this is just a fluke.

Will you remember my name?

Fame came out this weekend!!!!

I haven’t gotten a chance to see it yet, but I was very stoked about it at work last night. That excitement definitely led to the moment that made my night.

When a customer did not buy a copy of the original Fame (ridiculous, I know) but left it at the counter for us to put back, I half jumped and said to Justin, “That came out today!” Which was technically wrong, it had come out the day before, but that’s not really the point. Justing looked quite confused for a moment, until I was still stoked and kept talking about it. Then he seemed a little awkward and said, “Oh, the movie came out, that’s not what I heard.”

He refused to say what he did hear because it was, “inappropriate” which only made me push harder to know what it was.

Finally he admitted to hearing me say (with the enthusiasm of talking about Fame, remember), “I came out today!”

This then amused us both, as my attitude really didn’t fit with that statement, and the environment in which I was telling Justin would have been even more inappropriate. I think he was really glad that I wasn’t in any way offended though. It’s not like I haven’t been assumed to be gay before, and his confusion was partially in knowing that I’m not.

In other work news, there’s a guy there I really don’t like. I can’t really do anything about it because in my history, sharing that kind of information with other people at work only makes it worse as I turn to them an roll my eyes whenever the offending party does something ridiculous. So, instead of being a gossip like I would have done in the past, I’m making myself more busy. I think I’m going to super annoy my manager by emailing her the random ideas that I have for the store every now and then. I’ll make it clear that I don’t expect to hear her opinion on each of them, more that I’m just voicing the things I’m thinking. Maybe then I’ll have more projects to do and I can ignore that Unibrow doesn’t seem to do anything.