Samantha: Well, I'm back from Montreal, and while there were some frustrations, overall, it was a wonderful trip, and I hope I can do this again! The experiment was both a success, and a failure. It was a success in that, yes, I was able to be in control through the entire week without complication. Kit was a bit of a jerk though - there were some things I didn't want to do, but he was all like 'well, you're in charge for this week, so you get to do those things I would normally be doing for you'. :< I tried some Nair, to see how it would work for me.. and the answer is 'not very well'. It might have been because it was the 'gentle' version, and we might need a stronger version.
So, the bad thing. Well, I was trying to have fun with my partner, and everything was set up and while I was nervous I was excited to try out some new things. However.. when I'm active, certain parts of our anatomy 'doesn't exist' for my awareness unless specific attention is paid to them. Even then, it doesn't feel normal for me. Well, that disconnect prevented me from being able to.. umm.. 'perform' in the required fashion. I tried, and.. well, nothing really came from it. It was frustrating, and a bit depressing. So yeah, learned something new: 'Samantha's enough of a woman that she's not able to do this kind of thing'.
Let's see, what else can we talk about?
Well, yeah. Wednesday, made it to Montreal, hung out with my friends, and got along well with my partner's significant other. They were cool, and we had some similar interests, so we got to chat about that. Thursday, I took my partner to see Spider-Man - and screwed up getting the tickets. I got them for the wrong theatre. So that became a more expensive trip than we'd hoped. Got to wander downtown, and went to McGill university, and enjoyed the farmer's market there. Also went to the 'gay district', and enjoyed wandering around and taking pictures too.
Friday was 'the experiment', and.. well, like I said. It didn't work out like I'd hoped.
Saturday, my partner had to go out for dinner with their significant other. It was a bigger affair than they'd expected, and ran late.. and I was lonely as hell. And apparently, the medication we're taking for our moods - St. John's Wort - isn't working as well as we'd hoped, because I crashed hard. And I've noticed we're reacting to some things a lot harder than we expected to. This isn't good. We may need to either up the dosage, or get the hard stuff, and we kind of wanted to avoid getting the hard stuff.
Sunday, we went to a 'munch', where people with a certain interest were able to gather and talk about stuff, knowing they have a common interest, and being able to be normal around one another. After hanging out for awhile, it was time to go home, and I kinda slept and rested on the bus ride home. Once home, Kit took over, and went to the Loon and Arrow with Cat. The serving girl was awesome, and it was a pleasant wrap to the trip.
So, looking forward to another trip to Montreal.
Looking forward to spending time with my partner.
Looking forward to seeing what I am capable of, and what we can do together.