Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Whiskey & S'mores

I woke up this morning at Precita Palace smelling of campfire after our Whiskey & S'mores  Campfire Social. Blessedly unhungover. I even made it to work on time!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Making Mischief of One Kind and Another

I discovered Terrible Yellow Eyes while browsing io9 today and it made me do the Snoopy Dance. Where the Wild Things are is one of those things that shaped me as a child. It's simple rhythms and haunting words echo through my mind, they beat my heart.

Needless to say i'm super excited about the new movie (though what i'm really hungry for is the director's cut.)

No Map

When my boyfriends and I broke up up this April we discussed the potential of all of us continuing to live in the same apartment. As ridiculous as this sounds at first blush three factors gave us very high hopes for successful cohabitation; first of all i have my own room, second we are very good friends, and third we share friends (a former couple) that broke up not to long ago and they continue to live together and be best friends (it seems very happily). Ultimately we  agreed to give it to the end of this month (May) to feel it out with the agreement that we would be 'extremely careful with each others feelings.' I was super excited, because i love these men, and we have built a home together. I don't think anyplace that i've shared with another person has ever felt like home before. And even though I don't think our marriage (and it felt like a marriage, even though i know it wasn't) makes a lot of sense any more, I still love them and this is still my home.

But I'm not sure that it's working out. My ex has not been what i would consider to be 'extremely careful.' It's not that i think he's going out of his way to be disrespectful... but if i had done some of the things to him that he's done to me in the last few week he would flip his shit. I'm not even that mad, its not like we set down specific rules to follow, i guess i just didn't expect our definitions of 'extremely careful with each others feelings,' to be so far apart.  It's days like these i really wish my life came with a rule book, or a set of instructions, or map to tell me how to get from infancy to old age. Fuck, I'd settle for a diagram on the back of a cocktail napkin.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Notable News

Paul Bockwaldt talks about joining the Gotham Knights (HOT gay rugby team) to bond with his gay brother.

Craigslist demands an apology from the AG of South Carolina.

Stephen Walt over at Foreign Policy Magazine makes a great argument for tolerance.

Chris Hedges decries the 'Disease of Permanent War'

A Somewhat Brutal Reentry

I've been back from the Short Mountain Gathering for about two weeks now. I know i should have posted sooner but my reentry into the default world has been somewhat fucking brutal. As if adjusting from the bucolic Eden of Short Mtn. Tennessee back to City Life wasn't hard enough, i contracted the most heinous and bowl liquefying strain of the Faery Flu known to man. I have been unable to do almost anything accept drag my ass to work for a few hours each day and sleepsleepsleep... But now i'm recovered, and ready to jump back into my life with gusto.

I used Kevin's camera up on the Mountain, and once i can get the pics downloaded into my computer i will have a big show and tell.