Monday, November 29, 2004

How was your night?

Mine turned out to be a lot cooler than I'd expected.

I had rehearsal from 3:30 to 8:30, and then I was going to meet up with my friend Greg for drinks. I'd first met Greg this summer at the gay chorus festival in Montreal. He's in the Los Angeles chorus, and we kinda had a three-day fling while we were there. Greg is, in a word, smokin' hot. (And Jake is, in a word, bad at counting words.) But once you get past his handsome mug, he's also sweet, charming, intelligent, talented, interesting, grounded ... basically everything I'd want in a boyfriend. Except for the living-half-a-continent-away part. And the fact that neither of us seemed to feel the kind of romantic spark that would let us entertain the thought of dating.

Anyway, Greg is in Chicago on business, and I'd somehow forgotten that he was actually going to stop by rehearsal for a while and hear us sing before we met for drinks. So when this stunning man appeared in the doorway and all 100+ heads in the room turned to stare, I had a brief moment of wow, that guy's hot before I had a more relevant moment of you moron, that's Greg and he's here to see YOU. And when I ran up to give him a big hug and say hello, I could feel my back being pounded relentlessly by legions sharp, angry daggers launched from the squinty eyes of 100+ bitter, jealous, wrinkly-eyed queens I was suddenly the most popular boy in the chorus.

He couldn't stay long because he had to head out to a business dinner, but he eventually met up with me at Sidetrack, where I was able to show him off introduce him to my friends Dan and Phil. So the four of us were standing around making small talk when Greg's phone rang. It was two friends of his who were also in town, and they were on their way to join us.

"You'll like my friend Christopher," Greg said after he hung up. "He was in that one TV sho..."

"Christopher Sieber?" I practically shouted, making an Olympic-caliber jump to conclusions. "Christopher Sieber from It's All Relative is coming here? To meet us? Tonight? Oh. My. God."

I'd had a little crush on Christopher (I call him Christopher) since It's All Relative came and went last fall. And when my hunky friend Keith told me he knew Christopher and that he's as hot and as nice as you'd hope he'd be, I'd ... well, it's not like there was much of a chance that our paths would ever cross, but I'd always thought it would be fun to meet him.

And tonight, I got to meet him! And he IS adorable. And he IS nice. And so his his boyfriend, Kevin.

I'd already met Kevin two or three years ago when he was in the spectacular national tour of Full Monty. I saw the show with a friend of mine who had done some theater with him, and we got to go backstage and meet the cast.

Anyway, Kevin is in town now with the national tour of Evita, Christopher is in town in rehearsal for Spamalot, they both know Greg—and the four of us just spent a totally cool two hours hanging out.

And obviously, we all went our separate ways, because I'm sitting here blogging instead of Gregging. But he's here until Thursday. Stay tuned for further developments ...

6 comments:

tim said...

Jake, you must be the gayest hunk I know. And I really only know you from blogworld. But with this post and the last post about your "towers o' jeans", you have just broken the needle on the meter. And trust me, between my work at the gym & my long-ago circuit party days, I have met some uber-gay hunks. But maybe that's why I keep coming back to your blog. :)

R said...

Wrinkly eyed queens are the best kind.

Will said...

Christopher Sieber was just irresistible on "It's All relative," the best thing about the show. It's really good to hear he comes across that way in person. I'm hoping we haven't seen the last of him on network or cable TV.

Anonymous said...

Here's what it's like to go home with Chris and Kevin....
(Hope this link works...)
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9807E1DC143AF93BA25754C0A9629C8B63

Todd said...

It's All Relative is still on my TiVo's Season Pass list. Just in case...

Jake said...

Hell, my Season Pass still has Playing It Straight on it.