May 2024


Planning the Journey: Things About Japan that Already Surprise Me.

At some point in the future I’m going to pop over to Japan for a few days vacation.

This will be the furthest east I have travelled (or west, but I haven’t ever crossed the Pacific, and Japan is certainly east of Germany) and there are a large number of things about the trip that […]

I surf too much…

So I wrote awhile back about my internet solution for my temporary home and how fantastic it is.

Well, I ran into a problem: it has a 3GB per month limit and I hit the limit last week.

I’d been careful for the most part, but there’s a slight problem with iTunes: when I connect […]

My First Omegle

Connecting to server… Looking for someone you can chat with. Hang on. You’re now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi! You: Hi Stranger: Hi You: where are you from? Stranger: The land of marmalade and cheese You: fantastic. do you eat them at the same time, or separately? Stranger: I actually despise […]

French, Kissing.

I’m now in Paris for a few days—the first time I have ever spent more than 22 hours in the city.

I took the RER down from CDG to Paris; after exiting the train and going up the stairs I passed a young couple snogging in the station. A closer couple with clothing you could […]

Before Nifty

It’s hard for me to imagine what the world was like before two critical events: Stonewall and the Internet.

Stonewall was the most critical moment in the gay rights movement in the twentieth century, the moment when the drag queens of New York City told the police that the harassment had to end and that […]


So last night I was chatting with a friend online and thinking about writing a short blog entry when the internet quit.

Nothing got posted and I went to bed.

It must have been a major problem because the net was still out when I woke up this morning. I ate breakfast and headed out […]


Today I am leaving town—escaping the Internet leash, turning off my mobile, and making for Leipzig.

Yes, it’s a weekend away, a trip to the G-Garage, the Blaue Trude, and other sights that will release stored up energy.

It’s not all fun and games – I am escaping in order to finish putting together all […]

The Branding Iron

Some of my happiest moments at the University of Wyoming were those moments when I was working for The Branding Iron—the student newspaper in Laramie.

Certainly the BI—as it was known—was not a major newspaper. Usually it had between 8 and 12 pages with occasional issues that would weigh you down with 36 pages just […]

Internet Purpose

MT asked me to post this to my blog. Thanks to Rex for sharing!

Used Underwear News

Awhile back I joined Naughtybids.Com just so that I could see some listings of what was for sale.

Consequently, I still get updates from Naughtybids regarding their policies. Considering the hottest topic on my blog in recent weeks, I thought that the following memo might be of interest.

Based on user comments we feel that […]