October 5th, 2012

Paul Neyron rose 2

Friday - Longwood Gardens

I went to bed at 1:30 a.m. and woke at 6:00 a.m.  I couldn't get back to sleep.

I decided to go to Longwood Gardens.  I had been not that long ago with A.C., and I wanted to see certain things again, and see the formal rose garden, which I hadn't seen this summer.

I took pictures in the rose garden, and took pictures along the Flower Garden Walk and of the waterlilies, orchids, cannas, and bird-of-paradise flowers.  I don't know why I like cannas as much as I do, but I enjoy seeing them.
Paul Neyron rose 2

rambling about TV - The Break-Up

I commented on the AfterElton recap.  Heather said the episode made her cry.  Funny, there was no doubt for most commenters on AE that when Blaine said he'd been with someone, that he'd had a hookup, it meant sex.  There seem to be a lot of other (probably younger) fans around the Internet who think that Blaine meant by "hookup" that he'd just kissed another guy, or made out a little.  The show right then had Rachel telling Finn she kissed Brody.  I thought that "with someone" meant going much further than that.

I didn't doubt that when an eighteen-year-old gay boy said he had a hookup that he meant sex.  That's what S. meant when he told me he'd had hookups, and I met S. when he was nineteen.  He spoke some about when he was younger than that, too.  With S., we talked about how the important thing was that he was safe, but agreed that it was perfectly normal that he'd have hookups.  I note that S. is a real person and wasn't dating anyone at those times.

I have no problem believing that Blaine is lonely, damaged, self-destructive and depressed.  I wouldn't be surprised if he had more hookups.  His younger fans will be in despair, and it's not really an appealing image for them that Blaine would have casual sex, but there's a certain truth to it.  It's more disturbing to me that he'd probably do it because he's in a bad mental state.  Blaine doesn't think that he matters.

It doesn't seem like that many fans had issues with Puck having sex with women twice his age, although I think that certainly contributed to Puck's damage.  Some of the student characters were presented early on as having had a lot of sex.  Sam lost his virginity when he was working as a stripper, in a "might as well" way, which I found depressing.  Jake is being presented as being a "womanizer."  Blaine had a nicer image for quite a while.  That's changed.