Thursday, August 5, 2010

Type Righting – Post #8 7/8/10

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“It’s not the heat, it’s the inhumanity

Plugged into the sweat of the summer street”

--Neil Peart, 2002

5:44 P.M. Back on the Pier

Twice, today, I’ve felt in harmony with my environment. I’m pretty sure those were the two times the temperature hit 98.6 degrees.

Ever since I announced that TCH is primarily for men over 35, the feel of the parties has been better. The younger guys who’ve come have been more sophisticated; no more walking around with that “deer in the headlights” look or asking a lot of questions. I think the older guys are more comfortable, too.

The TCH brand is sanctuary. This is the place to forget your worries for a few hours, to de-stress, to stop having to negotiate the day.

It’s all about the vibe, man.

I used to be a high school English teacher. It just takes one student walking in with a late pass to change the dynamic of the group. Takes some maneuvering to get the class back on track.

A sex party can change, too, with enough guys. If “Brian” has a prissy attitude, arms folded and eyes given to rolling, someone’s going to pick up on it and pass it along in some way. Then, say, “Alan” joins the party with a big smile, bringing his joie de vivre into the mix. He may become the proverbial straw that helps stir the drink.

I do look for a type at my parties; the type that’s fun and respectful of others, and who realizes that he’s actually the one responsible for his own good time. I want a wholly masculine, grown up tone. No less important is the “random factor.” Guys whom I can picture as a cop or a dispatcher, a boss or his employee, an executive or the man who dumps his recycle pail. That guy in I.T. who never says Hello at the coffee machine.

As long as they’re real and as long as they don’t all look and act the same way. Like some Twilight Zone episode.

Or no change in temperature.

Some preliminary conclusions may be drawn regarding the signs of partygoers. Here’s the chronological list, for last night’s SIR party, of the guys by arrival time. They’re color coded by earth, water, fire, air. Note any patterns?

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V

V

Sc

Sc

Ar

Ar

Can

Can

G

V

V

P

P

P

Sa

P

Sc

Li

Li

Ar

T

Le

T

T

G

Sa

P

V

Ar

P

V

Sc

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