PrideFest Should Change Its Name To (Drum roll please!) The Linguist Ball
The weather cooperated and PrideFest NYC was a HUGE success. A remarkable swarm of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender folks gathered to celebrate their lives. The actual parade and the after parties that followed painted a picture that was slightly disturbing - well, at least from a gay man's perspective. For every one man there had to be at least 10 women (hence the play on words with "linguist") :::Yeah, I know what a linguist is darnit!:::: . The age group of the participants was also shocking, since the majority of the crowd didn't look a day over 25. All in all, it was a gorgeous day with a wide array of people joining together to celebrate their struggle, lives, loves and the fellowship that can only come with celebrating with your own.
Day Eight…We Fall Down, But We Get Up
Today I celebrate eight days of fighting the serious battle to beat my addiction to nicotine. Experts say that nicotine addiction is harder to beat than heroine. I really don't want to find out… I know this is a hard battle and my flesh begs for a cigarette some days. On Sunday I was tempted (and patch less) and forgave myself for almost asking for a drag from someone’s cig. Today, I accept that I'll make mistakes, but my perseverance is key to beating the addiction.
July 16 Around the Corner
Marcia R. checked with Watkins Park regarding our need for reservations for a gathering there. Turns out their actual reservations are booked, but spots - such as the one we held several years back are open and fair game to the visiting public. We will be holding one of these spots by the tennis courts that Saturday. The NYC "delegation" has made their reservations at a nearby hotel (thanks Angie!) and we will be arriving Friday night. We are also exploring venues to party Saturday night… this is planned to be a night to get our dance on and have a good time with each other, so whether you don't normally party or you're dance skills were featured in the hit TV show Fame, we ask that you join us Saturday night as well. Jeanine and Angie are presently devising a list of things to bring for our gathering at the park and will e-mail the crew. Suggestions are always welcome!
Long Story Short…
My foray into dating, coupled with my newfound sense of elated bliss (euphoria, really) has positively affected my dating situation and the folks I meet. Recently, I told you about the incredible guy that is now in the dating pool and I have to say I’m still flush with excitement with how we make each other feel – keep it clean J’Moo... Latisha F., formerly of ABA, turned 21 (uh, right) on June 25. Happy B-Day Tish! Philippe… I haven’t forgotten you, but you know how we roll. Caspar bought a fab-u, new, Toyota Camry SE… Congrats girl! Caught a short on a new film called Shook on Showtime last night. The movie, written by a black woman, tells the story of a woman who finds out her man is on the down-low when she decides to surprise him at the office to tell him she’s pregnant. Talk about high DRAMA. Definitely one to check out. Reis Park on the 4th fellow New Yorkers?!
Today, we’re putting Anonymous On Blast with: What is love?
Thank goodness, a simple question. I’ll give the dictionary definition and let my fellow bloggers retell their TRUE love experiences. Yeah, a brotha is busy and NEEDS a break today. Here goes…Love is a deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship, recognition of attractive qualities, or a sense of underlying oneness. Love is also a feeling of intense desire and attraction toward a person with whom one is disposed to make a pair; the emotion of sex and romance. Sidebar: Krissy honey... go ahead and take those purple pills the doctor prescribed. I saw your comments this morning.
Keep passin’ the open windows…