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,
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
"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 ...