It’s been a hectic week, so I’m sorry that I’ve been absent from the blog world (I know one or two of you are dependent on my blog, for some reason). As I’ve done in the past, here is a little recap of what has been keeping me active.
Got through my exam in Sociology. Very few problems with that test. I think it confirms that I’m making the right choice with my degree. That night, the foundation which I’m involved with was holding a meeting to discuss some bylaw changes. These changes appeared to cause some concern amongst some people, and there was a flurry of emails and phone calls during the afternoon. The meeting proceeded and the changes were made. Comments were made that were not the nicest, and one person – for whom I previously held a great deal of respect – made a fairly disgusting comment to Chris (yes, it got that ugly). It was an interesting evening.
It was my friend Jonas’s birthday today, so after running around to gather his gifts, a group of us set off to Dave and Busters for an evening of food and fun (I think that is the tag line). It actually was a lot of fun, and we got to meet some new people (with whom Jonas worked), and reacquaint ouselves with people we’d met before, but only get to see at these events. There was this very cute guy whom we’d met before, only the last time we saw him, he was wearing these very cute leather pants and a harness (I hardly recognized him with his clothes on). Eye candy is always a nice addition to the evening.
Chris and I met up with one of the local leaders involved with the No Nonsense in November campaign to discuss future activities as we move forward. We had lunch at Buli (down on Cedar Springs), and I had a salmon panini, which was outstanding! It was a great meeting, and I’m really looking forward to working more with Suzanne in the future.
Tonight was meant to be the Frisco Pride Progressive Dinner, but that was cancelled due to a lot of other activities happening. Instead we arranged for a small group of 13 to head over to Maggiano’s Little Italy for some good, and plentiful food. It was a fun night, and I’m glad that we had the opportunity to spend some time with our friends while enjoying some cholesterol
During the evening I proposed to Chris – and he accepted! The actual proposal was done quite discretely, much to the chagrin of our friends there (but they quickly got over that :-)).
We left Maggiano’s with 4-5 bags of food (or about 20 containers).
Today was not a great day. Saturday I had received notice that the CCGLA Board of Directors was holding a special meeting to remove me as a director of the board. So today, I had to get up and head down to “defend” myself against the charges that I didn’t receive until I got to the meeting. Frankly, it is unlikely that anything I would have said would have changed the minds of the directors who were in attendance at the meeting (Morris, Mike, Blue, Ken and Dell). The actions of two of these directors, disappointed me tremendously, and what respect I had for them was completed depleted after this meeting. It was interesting to watch the body language of those at the meeting, and that gave a great deal away of who was actually “leading” the actions against me. So shortly after attending this meeting, I was asked to leave.
The rest of the day was spent trying to do some homework, and getting myself ready to challenge the decision of the board.
We ended the night by eating the left over food with Layton, Bobby and Ian. Another good night of food 🙂
Today I got up and found an email that had been sent out to members from the board about my termination as a director. With this having been done, I finished working on my lawsuit that I was planning to file against the CCGLA. At 11:30 a.m. I managed to submit this and get it into the system. The sense of relief that I felt at the time they accepted the suit was unbelievable. It felt right, and it felt like it was something that needed to be done. I hadn’t realized how hurtful the actions of some board members had been, and it wasn’t until I was finalizing my suit that I realized how much this was really affecting me. I then put together a media statement that I sent out widely, as I have been unable to get access to the membership information to defend myself directly with the members.
The rest of the day was spent putting an essay together for one class, and studying (pathetically) for another exam.
After all that had happened this week, I was emotionally exhausted, and decided to have an early-ish night. I haven’t slept so soundly in a long, long time.