The rodeo is always kind of a special time for me (favorite time of the year for sure). I can't wait!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I have been off work since last friday. It has been some much needed time off. My friend Petie has been in town from australia so I have been showing him around. Lots of shopping food and drinks. We are prepping today to go to the calgary gay rodeo tomorrow.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Nothing puts your life's bullshit in order like people risking their lives for freedom. I couldn't help but shed a tear ( a few in fact). For the horrific pain being inflicted on the iranian people. Makes a day spent with my crazy family seem inane.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
The wedding went fantastically well.
The weather was perfect (27 above) the church service was surprisingly short and I didn't burst into flames or get struck by lightening when i walked in.
The reception was held at the hotel macdonald which was really swanky.
The food was awesome the company was better.
We made it home by about 230 after stopping at the gay bar on the walk home to get in some edmonton pride action. My shoes were killing me and today my throat is ruined i can barely talk.
Friday, June 12, 2009
While this weekend is Edmonton's gay pride parade I will be celebrating something else entirely. This weekend two of my oldest friends are finally tying the knot. This will be my first wedding in my core group of friends and it is very exciting.
The gifts are bought the suits are tailored and it is supposed to be 27 above tomorrow. I think it is going to be a fantastic day all in all. The only thing missing is our friend Tim who is in europe writing finals. It just won't be the same without him.
It seems that me and my friends are entering a time when everyone is getting hitched. It seems like every weekend I am getting news of a new engagement or we are getting invitations in the mail.
All of this happy news and celebration of love is in many ways what pride is all about so I definitely don't mind spending it celebrating love with my straight buddies. I am lucky in that I live in a place where gay marriage has been legal for quite a while. I can't imagine how hard it would be to see everyone around you getting married knowing that you yourself will not be able to do the same thing with the one you love.
So congrats Erin & Jorge your a great couple!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Last night i went to an amateur comic night at the laugh shop to back up Anna who was there to back up a co-worker.
Having incredibly low expectations for an amateur comedian I expected the worst. The night was pleasantly surprising and Anna's friend did great.
At one point the MC made a joke and then asked if there were any gays in the audience. Anna elbowed me to cheer but for some reason I froze. It was only a short chance and he was already onto other subjects. I am really disappointed i didn't shout out. I guess I am not as good at being out as I want to be. Its a slow journey and in fact i am sure that there is a lot of ingrained reflexes that I need to overcome.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
I hate going to salons.
I am uncomfortable with the idle chit chat and with a stranger rubbing my head.
I am also a fucking cheap bastard and the prices are usually too outrageous.
After a terrible experience at first choice hair
cuts I had been cutting my own hair to hilarious effect for the last 6 months or so.
With the wedding on saturday and me being thrust into a situation where i have to look my best I decided to go to the salon and get my hair did. I find even when I am home sick i have trouble not being productive.
Sum totally for haircut and product and tip. 103 dollars. I think my jaw dropped a bit. Luckily the forming cream and shampoo i bought will las
t me for a year.
I still cant help but feel a tiny bit raped.
I cant argue with results however:
Monday, June 08, 2009
I survived my first stag party this weekend. I will be blogging about it more tomorrow. Lets just say it involved men in tights... I was sent home from work today at noon for being sick.
I slept maybe about an hour and a half last night. I am coming down with a cold or flu or something. I had some really bizarre fever dreams. The craziest one was basically me and a few others trying to walk through these buildings that had been bombed and shelled so they were basically skeletons of the town that was once there. As i walk through the town inanimate objects seem to come alive and start trying to eat me. Stuff like stones flowers and sticks. It all begins to degrade into a tim burtonesque experience where everything starts getting slightly twisted.
I get better at avoiding the killer items and soon make it to a field with a some large statues they appear to be like deities or native spirit guide statues. People are standing around admiring them. As soon as i approach circle the bear statues and the bull statues come to life and start crushing people. I run for cover and all the other statues start waking up and the large one in the center zeros in on me. It a 6 armed granite man with a crown and a face made out of moss and bugs. It grabs me and tells me they are taking me. Part of me is scared but another part realizes that this is the way things need to be. The world starts spinning.
Then i wake up.
So Greg is off to get me some nyquil with the hope of me maybe getting some more sleep sans crazy statue attacks.
He is so awesome.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Besides the fact they dont really wear any hot gear I have a few reasons why I don't like soccer.
It is boring.
The players are all prima-donnas who fall down the second they get near another player so that they can get the other team penalized.
The referees seem to support this behavior.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
I have never been to a music festival. Despite making plans many times and either never having the money or time off to do it.
Here's an awesome clip via joe.my.god. from the Sasquatch music fest.
Sigh maybe its not meant to be for me and music festivals. Rock on awkward dancing guy, rock on...