T-Shirts in January

January 10, 2009

So, it took me a few months, but I finally looked around and realized that even when it’s 15 degrees outside you’re still supposed to wear your tight t-shirt to the gay bar. Silly me in my turtleneck.


Thoughts on a Treadmill

December 12, 2008

Straight Man, you do not need to scratch and adjust your scrotum at such a high frequency. Seriously. I have one too, it does not require that kind of regular attention. And if you feel like yours does then you might want to talk to a doctor about it. They make creams!


December 1, 2008

I got an iPhone, so I may be posting this way every once in a while. Just testing it out.

I just found a bunch of old missionary companions and friends on Facebook.  In all of their profile pictures they are either with their wife or their children or both.  If that doesn’t sum up how far off the prescribed path I’ve gone since returning from Russia…

Guy Things

October 1, 2008

Recently, and by recently I mean today, I read a profile online where the man stated that he was into guys that were into “guy things.”  What does that mean?  Because I know there are people in this country that would not consider two men kissing to fall under the category of “guy things.”  But I bet that the gay man that wrote that in his profile wouldn’t agree with them.  

Now, I know what he is trying to say, but I can’t help but feel that when gay men say things like that they just come across sounding homophobic and self-hating.  The fact of the matter is that by somebody’s standards we all do guy and girl things.  The goal, as I see it, is to discover and embrace the person you are.  And when it comes to dating, the beautiful thing is, everyone can find someone that accepts them regardless of what “girl things” they like to do and what “guy things” they like to do.

Swinging in Central Park

September 30, 2008

I posted some of the pictures I took in Central Park last week, but here is a video I took that same day.  I went to the park with my friend Mark, he sort of acted like my tour guide.  We ended up on the swings.  I can’t remember the last time I was on a swing.  But, unlike this time, I do remember that the last time I was on a swing I didn’t start to get motion sickness.  

Anyway, after I uploaded and watched the video I noticed that Mark was on the phone when I was taking the video.  So that’s the audio you get with this video.  I’m afraid I am still unaccustomed with handling videos on the computer so these videos are my first attempt at incorporating this type of thing into my blog.  I expect that in the future it should improve slightly.  

Here is one more video I took on our walk through Central Park.  It was a Saturday and the weather was perfect.  Central Park is New York City, so hopefully these videos and the pictures I took help with whatever your mental image of the place might be.  

Job Hunt

September 10, 2008

Well, I’ve booked a trip to New York City.  I’ll be there next week, Wednesday the 17th through Saturday the 27th.  If I can’t find a job in that time then I may just end up getting a job here in SLC. 

If you have suggestions or connections in the industry, then any help would be appreciated.

An interesting article in the NY Times:

Newcomers Adjust, Eventually, to New York


Back to School

August 27, 2008

Today was the first day of the new school year.  I mean, that is, if you’re still into that kind of thing.  Which I’m not.  But I realized that it was the first day of the new year this morning as I pulled up to a bagel place near Westminster.  A year ago on this day I met three of my best nursing school friends at that same bagel shop prior to the beginning of our last year of nursing school.  It was an interesting coincidence that I ended up there again a year later.  This time alone.  

I had a nice breakfast.  I sat in the sun on the patio and read the paper while I ate.  I talked briefly to one of those “best nursing school friends” and she commented that she felt sad that we weren’t going back.  I had to admit that I didn’t really feel sad.  Maybe that’s because the reality of real life hasn’t really set in.  Or maybe I’m just not sad about it.  

The job search is not progressing according to my timetable, so that’s a bit annoying.  But nothing has really been going according to my timetable since school concluded in April.  So I’m doing my best to roll with it.  I’ve seen one of my closest friends stress a great deal over self-imposed timetables that she puts on her life.  Timetables that compare where she is to where others are and where she thinks she ought to be.  I constantly encourage her to stop confining and stressing herself in that way and the other day she pointed out the obvious…I do the same thing to myself.  So I’m trying to take my own advice.  I’m enjoying this time for the unique opportunities that it is affording me.  Or at least I keep reminding myself to enjoy this time for the unique opportunities that it is affording me.  Here’s to hoping that writing it out in front of myself will help it stick to my brain.

Vice President

August 23, 2008

I know the big news at the moment is who Obama has chosen as his VP.  But I just read a headline that said McCain is likely to tap Mitt Romney as his VP;  If that happens I will FREAK out.  The last thing we need is a Mormon running this country.  And if you try to tell me that the Vice President doesn’t run the country, then I have two words for you:  Dick Cheney.