Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Rosa Parks 1913-2005

One of the bravest people in all of history.

Monday, October 24, 2005


Jeff Gordon,WINNER, Martinsville, VA 10/23/2005.

Win number 73

7th win at Martinsville.

My weekend was spent at the NASCAR race in Martinsville VA. My favorite guy, Jeff Gordon, won. He also won the spring race at the same track. Gordon took the lead for the final time on lap 360 of 500 and never looked back.


Monday, October 17, 2005


It rained last week everyday for one week. From Friday to Friday.

I started a beard.

Friday, October 14, 2005

a BOB weekend

Rocker Bob Mould and fans.

So now that I'm getting caught up....This past weekend the BF and I went to Philly to see Bob Mould at the Troc and hang out with my twin brother separated at birth Bob. Bob and I have been friends for over 10 years. He's the type of person that no matter how long its been since we've seen each other we just pick up our fun right where we left off. He's just a blast to hang with.

We drank dinner at WOODYS and went to the show. I had never seen Bob with a full band so I was completely blown away by the rocking performance. It was also great that the boys came out to meet those of us who hung around after the show. I bought a T-shirt.

Friday we got an early start and headed home. We met up with Chris, TJ, Rob, Carl, John and others at TITAN for happy hour before Bob's 9:30 club show. It was great to see some old friends and meet new ones. After knocking back a few 20's and dinner we headed, in the pouring rain, to the show. Once inside the club, which was packed, we found Jimbo, Tom and ran into Bob who was going through the crowd with the other band members giving out wrist bands for a private party after the show.

As for the show, the guys were on "GO" right from the first song right through the final encore. They were full of energy, louder than hell, and just plain ROCKED. Brendan's film crew was there filming for a DVD or other form of media release. After the show we went down to the back bar where Bob and the guys later came to say Hi.

Thanks to Bob, Rich, Brendan, and Jason for 2 great rock & roll shows.


The first weekend of October found the BF and I heading to North Carolina for the partnership celebration of two lesbian friends of ours A&E. They have been together for almost 18 years and the BF and I have been friends with them for the last 10 years. A&E used to live here in the DC area but moved a year ago to the Outer Banks of NC to run their newly acquired motel and dodge hurricanes.

The BF and I load up the car and head out on Thursday night around 10:30pm to begin our 7 hour trip. The plan was to drive at least half way so we would be able to get to the beach the next day and get some sun. Driving at night is great, no traffic and the speed limit in NC is 70 mph!!!

As we headed down I95 we noticed the there were like no "South of the Border" signs. OK, who the fuck kidnapped Pedro? It seems that some prick who goes by "J.R." has plastered his little flea market ads on all the billboards between here and there. We were NOT pleased. Then we thought "Holy crap, did South of the Border go out of business?" Well, you can relax, after some research I have found that it is still open.

As we approached the I95-I40 interchange we figured we'd stop and get a room. I mean, come on, 2 major Interstate Highways are intersecting, there has to be hotels, food, gas.....Right? BZZZZZZ Wrong! As we merged onto I40 east we were greeted with nothing but total darkness. So on to Wilmington, NC.

We woke in Wilmington around 10am so 6 hours of sleep was ok. We only had another 20 miles to reach our destination which would mean some beach time if it weren't for the clouds that filled the sky. We discovered that our hotel in Wilmington was near 2 points of interest to each of us. For me there was Jeff Gordon Chevrolet, yep, THAT Jeff Gordon. And for him, there was Waffle House.

So after our chow down at Da HOUSE and getting the BF a Waffle House coffee mug from a very nice waitress we headed down the road.

We saw THIS, THIS, and THIS

Who knew that North Carolina was soooo gay friendly?

Friday night the girls threw a big bash with free booze and lots of steamed shrimp. It was great to see them and all of our other mutual friends.

Saturday we awoke to more clouds and some rain. I guess that's why we look so grumpy in the pic. That's me on the left with my new Jeff Gordon Chevrolet hat and the BF

Saturday night was the big ceremony on a tour boat that took us out to the intercoastal and bay for a 4 hour ceremony/dinner/dancing cruise. I had never been on a large boat for a cruise so I wasn't sure about the whole "sea sick" thing. It seems that Cosmopolitans are just the right medicine. The cruise was great, the ceremony was both unique and beautiful, and the dancing was a blast. We were so happy to be a part of our friends very special weekend.

Sunday we drove home.

and remember...Pedro sez "Chili Tonight, Hot Tamale"