So that's my first entry into my online diary - why not. What made me open a blog? I really cannot say it - perhaps it is only the wish to, hm, become some new ideas that would help me making thinking much easier.
I will fly to Montréal in a few hours together with Gregory. United Airlines from Newark Liberty International Airport to Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport. A one and a half hour flight seemed to be much more preferable than a seven hour trip by car.
Not that I don't like driving but I would have been hell for Greg's knee and so for me as well. I am really anxious to how the weekend will be.
Let's see if he will fire questions at me concerning 'someone'. I met that 'someone' yesterday again (of course) - I really don't know how this will end. The beautiful patient I met during my clinic hours was really convenient for me and she was damn good looking as well. Her long brown hair was shining and her smile was very ... interesting.
Her invitation for having a drink should only give me a short time out. As I had no plans for this evening I just wanted to say 'Yes' when suddenly House entered my office (without knocking of course). "Sorry Lady, but this man already has an obligation!" was the first thing he said (typical). He even didn't know whether I'd planned something or not.
She looked questioning from one to another "Has he?" I thought about it, looked at Greg and bit my lower lip. Should I really have a date with her? On the one hand I knew that I wasn't interested in her but on the other an evening with nice company would do me good. So I answered "No, I am sure that this is not correct!" and turned around with a smile.
Greg was standing there speechless (oh wonder) but picked up courage quite fast, countering "We have a date with Dr. Allenby this evening!"Allenby and House - no I really wasn't eager for that couple that night. Of coures it is always amusing watching Greg annoying Allenby - but not this evening. "So we have to postpone that" - I really wouldn't be loss for Gregory if he won't met Allenby.Gregory starred at the floor with a perplex look, kept silent for a while then stamped his crank on the floor and finally looked in my eyes: "Okay. If you think so - fine."
He left the room not without slamming the door which made it clear to me that he was really pissed off. Damn there were pangs of consience again. With an excusing smile I turned around "Sorry, but he seemed to have slept not that well." Her smile was enchanting "Oh that happens from time to time. I mean if that date you have is important we can, of course, have a drink another time?"
"No, no - I think thats fine. Where shall we meet?" I smiled back and sat on my chair. My thoughts were returning to House, who really seemed pissed. I resolved to call Greg later and explain the situation a bit - but on the other hand he would then ask who the 'someone' is - and he can be very pushing with his questions.
"8 p.m.? In the new cocktail bar at the plaza?" I wrote that down with a faint smile. "I'm looking forward to it" I respond and we said good bye. Now it was time to explain to Greg why I've called off the date with Allenby. Stout-hearted I dialed his number. "Pick up" I muttered and thumped the desk. Damn, he didn't answer the phone - on purpos of course! I tried it again three times - but to no avail. He can be so pigheaded!
Okay - then the personal way. So I went to his office and opened the door. House ignored me assiduously and continued pretending to study a patient file (pah!). The silence went on for a while and I watched him the whole time with my hands on my hips. "Don't pretend working! I know that you are hiding a magazine in your file." He still kept silent and starred in the file - how stubborn he can be...
"Hey, I just need some distraction! This has always worked so far. Why not yet?" with a slight despair I combed with my fingers through my hair. Greg remained silent. Damn he really seemed to be pissed.
I thought about another matching date - but the next date would be in a week as we planned to fly away over the weekend.
"We...we can make a new date with Allenby for next week. You don't have to go there by yourself."Without looking up he answered casually "Oh, I will meet him this evening. He wants to cook something for me."
Greg will meet Allenby voluntarily and he will let him cook for him?! I suddenly had the sensation of being hit in the stomach. What nonsense! As it was me not having time.Gregory finally looked up at me with a smile.
"Really?" I was asking unbelievingly. Perhaps he was just kidding ...He nodded. "Really. Why not? I can take care of myself, he won't do me any harm, will he? " With those words he made a gesture which unmistakably complemented me out of the office. I couldn't do something else than just leaving and went back to my office.
Gregory was meeting Allenby ... Allenby - when you speak of the devil - he just ran into me. "Ah, Dr. Wilson!" he waved at me. "Dr. Allenby" I greeted.. "For a word,Dr. Wilson" he approached hastily. His face seemed to glow. "Ok, but I don't have much time. How can I help you?" with these words I entered my office, went to my chair and sat down. Allenby looked at me "Oh, did you have a hard day? Perhaps ...ehm...later?" he turned around hesitating.. "No it's okay. What's the matter? Is it your project?"He turned slightly pink and and fumbled with his tie. "Ehm, not really - more indirectly..."
I looked at him with a raised eyebrow. I wanted to see what comes next - certainly something concerning Gregory, how he blushed.
"Dr. House will meet me tonight" he blurt out. "Yes" I nodded "I've already heared about it." "Oh, yes, of course, as your are unfortunately hindered." Unfortunately I thought ironically - as you would regret that. "Well and that's why I wanted to ask you... what his favorite food is" he looked at me with a purple head. My look was perhaps a bit stunned. "Why are you asking me that?" "Well you know him for so long and you are friends, and that is why I thought ..."
Many thoughts were meanwhile rushing through my brain, a lot of favorite dishes and also many dishes he didn't like ....With a smile I looked at Allenby "But of course I will help you, this evening shall be great...".
Ok - Greg loves Chinese food, hot and spicy - and Chili con Carne, meat well flavored accompanied with Guinness or a good red wine. "He loves vegetarian food and not too hot. Curry-ginger chicken is also a favorite of him and accompanied with a good Indian tea" was my answer. Greg hates vegetarian food and curry as well as ginger are not his favorite spices either.
The word "tea" let Allenby stop his writing down - "Tea? Are you sure?" he gave me a bewildered look. "Of course I am" I answered with a affirming nodd. Indeed Allenby has spent a weekend with us but he couldn't know everything, could he?! I sometimes think that I am spending too much time with Gregory ..."And for desert he likes...fruit salad". Allenby made a note and then looked at me. "Wow, I never expected that. He is really very surprising."
Yes - I thought with an inner grin - he is.
I checked the time and recognized I had to do something and Allenby also said good bye. The rest of the day was almost uneventful - okay I had some pangs of conscience - but well ...