September 2005


Home Safe, but…

So I went out tonight in Erfurt.

And now I am somebody’s crush. I am sweet. I am beautiful. I have amazing eyes.

Or something like that.

He didn’t seem drunk.

Crowded Trains, Busy Day

Today has been a long, and interesting day–already.

It started at 5:30 when my alarm went off, and I thought to myself, “This really is early,” and hitting the snooze button.

Ten minutes later, it did no feel as early, but I’m at a loss to explain why. 5:40 is still early.

Regardless, I trundled […]

Szoborpark and Árpád

Szakasits Árpád

Originally uploaded by elmada.

One of the places that was on my personal, and Mateo’s, priority list for Budapest was Szoborpark.

Szoborpark is one of those places that can only exist in former communist countries, for it is a collection of statues of communist heroes-both Hungarian and Soviet. There are about […]


My trip to the REWE grocery store today reminded me that I’ve forgotten to talk about the “smoking hot cashier” for awhile now.

It turns out that J had not known about this cashier-he’s not the man J thought I was describing, so I’ve been able to go back and assume that my gaydar’s instant […]

Busy Day

Today was a rather busy day… and quite frankly,at 8:30, I’m exhausted.

I would blab longer, but really… I would be boring.

Flip. Flop.

With fears mounting that high energy costs will crimp economic growth, President Bush called on Americans yesterday to conserve gasoline by driving less. He also issued a directive for all federal agencies to cut their own energy use and to encourage employees to use public transportation.

In 2001, Vice President Dick Cheney said, “Conservation […]


It’s official. The 1990s fad of ribbons to help us remember AIDS victims, Breast Cancer, the Troops, Columbine High School, and whatever else have gone on too long.

I hate ribbons now-whatever the cause and whether they are magnetic or legitimate.

How about some real dialogue about problems and issues while limiting the use of […]

Rainbow Flags

It’s not so common in the States, but in Europe, one cannot assume that the rainbow flag is a symbol of gay pride. Stick the Italian word “PACE” on the flag, and suddenly the flag is symbolic of the peace movement.

So when I saw a group of young adults marching down the street in […]

ETC Test It — Fun!

Last night I returned to ETC Test-It, the gay club in Erfurt.

I was motivated after having taken a nap in the afternoon to do something to forget my Memme status. Plus it gave me the opportunity to see Katya for the first time in a few weeks-so all was perfect.

Unlike the last time […]


Yesterday’s trip to the doctor and the resulting blood test reminded me of one of my favorite stories to tell on myself.

Awhile back I was visiting my doctor in Denver, and he needed to take blood for a blood test. I was lying on his table and he was feeling up one of my […]