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Tonight was pretty damn near perfect.
Except I went for the wrong ice cream pint flavor choice. The AM:PM (that’s “bodega” for you New Yorkers and “WAWA” for you Philadelphians) didn’t have a good Ben & Jerry’s selection, so I went for an unknown manufacturer’s “Snickers” branded flavor. Bad move. Snickers doesn’t translate to ice cream very well. I knew this already. Should’ve gone for the Ben & Jerry’s “cookies & cream.” Seemed too boring, but at least the quality would have been there. Wasted calories. Of course, I ate the whole Snickers pint anyway in the minibus home – I’M NOT CRAZY. Hey, are Ben & Jerry Jewish?
Tonight I went to a bar/club called Lima Lima. On Mondays it is gay. They have a branded party, whose logo I put above for you. I went to this party last January, when I was here on vacation. I had an amazing time. American hip hop-tinged pop and hotHOTHOT Israeli boys men. So, I went back there tonight.
First off, I had a few Red Bulls and sat on a couch by myself, watching the dance floor fill up. I felt quite comfortable, even by myself. Then, I got up and started dancing, at 40% capacity/sort of laid-back style. Warming up.
Then I saw my friend Lawrence Ferber !!! Lawrence is a journalist, who I know and have worked with back in New York and at the Sundance Film Festival. I thought I saw him talking in the other room of Lima Lima when I did my entry/surveying lap. As he passed me on his way out, I saw it was him! Totally random and aWeSoMe !!! I gave him my number, and we’re gonna talk tomorrow. Lawrence said he is here on a press trip collecting stories to file (he is a freelance writer) on Israel. Hello, publicity opp for my job! Yay, fortuitous!
Then, I danced up a storm, hardcore. Rocked out! I used to dance once/week in NYC in the early 00’s, but it really has been a long time. And I enjoy it SOOOO much! So, this was great.
***uh, oh – as I type this, there is a mosquito pestering me in my bedroom. Ominous foreshadowing for the hyped & dreaded hot/humid Israeli summer to come…***
There was an English speaker sort of flirting with me, but then not/being coy. I was allowing my mojo to be zapped, so I got off the dancefloor and went to the heated patio outside. SMOKER CITY (everybody smokes in Israel; one thing I’m not wild about here), but hot Israeli men to talk to.
I order a bottled water at the bar. Then I meet an older gentleman. Generous, magnanimous, kind, menschy…and interested. Too bad I don’t need a Sugar Daddy. He was telling me I could crash at his place any time I need to (“It’s centrally located! It has a spa!”), offering to buy me a drink. But he was also very nice and friendly…and socially connected. It was a little weird how he looks like my Uncle Jerry. He seems the kind of guy that knows a lot of cool people, sort of an Elder Statesman A-List Gay, and I would enjoy being introduced to his friends. I got his number, and he already txtd me. So, score another one for Scotty (A – Lawrence/p.r. opp for work; B – shakin’ my bones on the dancefloor; C – social connections).
Then, I bump into Roi, who I met at Lima Lima in January. He cut off all his hair! He is very friendly and kind, and we chatted, and I got his number. I met Roi’s friend Sharcha. Nice guy who works for a high tech firm.
Then, I talked to the Americans/friends of the Coy American, who turned out to be NYU grad students here on a school trip. They were all nice, but C.A. still ignored me (but I know it was because he so wanted me).
Wound up back on the dancefloor for another 1/2 hour of bones shakin. Did some dirty dancing with an Israeli. Left him wanting more. Got the aforementioned mediocre ice cream. Chatted a straight Israeli, who works in a printing press and had just gotten off work. We waited for the minibus together, and chatted as we waited and in the van when it came. I asked him how to say “stop, please,” b/c I’m always forgetting to ask Voldy. The driver understands English, but I feel embarrased saying it in English when the van is full (“tourist,” they’re all thinking). “Atzor, slicha,” in case you were wondering.
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