Sometimes one part of our lives overtakes everything else. I suppose that provides a partial explanation for the dearth of postings. Work has been intense. I have been spending Saturdays in bed, following my dog’s nap schedule. We’re both worn down from ten months of rigorous commuting. A decent break is but two weeks away!
I’ve noted before that I don’t know anyone who is gay in my community. A ferry and a lack of fine dining/shopping/culture seems to keep the gays away.
I did talk on the phone last week to a gay friend in Vancouver, but the entire conversation was about cancer as his family goes through a difficult year. Again, all things “gay” can become irrelevant.
The internet keeps me somewhat connected. On Facebook, a friend in Boise posted a few photos and remarks about the city’s Pride events. A lesbian friend in New Mexico provides links to her amazing art while a gay buddy in L.A. chronicles his restaurant stops with his partner in West Hollywood. And then there’s Twitter, where I’m connected to more than a thousand followers who either provide updates on international gay rights or Tweet about hangovers and provocative pics (#nakedsunday...really?! I try not to judge.).
It doesn’t add up to much. I can put off the gayness a while longer. Wish I could say the same about mowing the lawn!