April 2024


Whatchamacallit 11: Mr. Ben for April

Since 2009 I’ve had a calendar of firefighters on my wall.

For the first 9 years, it was the Colorado Firefighters Calendar, which supports the Children’s Hospital Colorado.

However, as time went by, I became less and less enchanted with the calendar: it started out slick, but it became slicker. With the main photos, […]

Seeing the Chocolate for Chocolate, but not its form!

A couple weeks ago, just before Easter, I took a long lunch and wandered by Berlin’s branch of Galeries Lafayette, the French department store. It’s actually quite convenient to my office and since I had forgotten to prepare a dish for a party I was attending, it’s basement boutique grocery store gave me the opportunity […]

The week that was.


I really meant to blog sometime this week, but it escaped me – but now that it’s Saturday night, I have time.

Some how I managed to have something important (mostly fun) to do every single day of the week, after 4 o’clock. The icing on the cake was the fact that my […]

Going to Vienna to see nackte Männer (nude men!)

Leopold Museum with a man out front.

A month and a half ago, I thought my travel plans for 2012 were complete: All my trips were taken, save for the one at the end of the year, when I will escape the war zone that is Germany on New Year’s Eve.

Then I heard […]

Stroking my Ego, Twice in 24 Hours

I can go weeks without feeling good about myself.

Wait, that sounds bad. What I mean is that generally speaking I feel good about life, but that it’s nice to, every once in awhile, hear somebody else say it.

Yesterday I heard it – well, read it – at the office in an email exchange:


At my gym there’s a guy who never shuts up. And it’s annoying.

Actually there are a couple guys at my gym who seem to have the need to constantly talk.

Usually I can easily ignore the Chatterbox-Chucks (and, surprisingly, it’s usually the men who are constantly gossiping) because, although they’re talking, they moving from machine to machine and not hogging any single machine.

That and when I […]

Die Herren Dezember

A couple days ago, while whining about gay dating sites, I noted that I had three Herren Dezember watching over me.

Three fabulous gentlemen are positioned around my apartment making sure that nothing bad happens to me.

Going from left to right that’s a firefighter, a model, and a bull-rider.

The firefighter, […]

A Rant About Online Gay Dating Sites

I think it’s safe to say that I don’t mind being single.

Sure, it would be nice to have a man in my life, but I don’t and I don’t see any prospects for one in the near future (unless the store clerk walks into my life, but I think the odds of that are […]

Things I’m Bad At: Flirting

My ability to flirt has not improved since this photo was taken.

It comes as a constant surprise to people who know me well that when push comes to shove, I’m actually a huge introvert.

Unless I have some plausible reason to talk to a stranger, I don’t.

Even when I do have a […]

Naked Façade

A funny thing happened on the way to this blog entry yesterday: I reviewed Burger Burger.

I know why I planned on mentioning Burger Burger—it was the starting point for something else. That something else is the nature of other people. I’d declined sitting at one of the two table that were exposed in the […]