||[ Friday, 27 Feb 09 | 11:50 ]
What a surprise!
Yesterday was my birthday and as usual for Thursday I headed off to BBB for "bacon day". (Think lots of free food.) As my Renfe Rodalies commuter train was nearing the Clot-Aragó station, I got a phone call from Ruben again wishing me a happy birthday. He said he was on his way to the gym for a one-hour workout. (Which is less than his usual 3-hour workout.) I told him that I expected to run into a couple of his friends: Ángel and Miguel. Twenty minutes later I arrived at BBB and used my "free drink ticket" for an Estrella. I almost immediately saw Ángel. And who else was that there in shadows? Ruben!
So Ruben was actually in Plaça Catalunya when he had called me (about 10 minutes in front of me.) I was very happy to see Ruben "out" as he is slowly coming out of the closet. I tell him that now he has two toes outside the closet door. Ruben didn't seem to be nervous to "being seen" and he was in the company of people he knew, including his best friend Ángel.
I posed in front of the painting of me (and others) by Pepe Devesa to show Ruben that I had a "presence" in the "bear culture" here. Also I introduced Ruben to people that I know as they passed by us.
Ruben and I left together shortly before 10 pm so we could take trains back home. His train leaves 3 minutes before mine from Plaça Catalunya.