For the last four months, I have been a part of a group organizing a gay flag football league for the spring. We got GREAT news last week - we have a field! We'll be playing at DeWitt-Clinton Park on Sunday evenings starting March 26.
This is a wonderful thing for me. I so miss playing sports - much of my life revolved around it in LA. And, it has already been a great way to meet new friends. Good guys gravitate toward sports - and I'm looking forward to meeting more of them, and getting to know more women, in the league.
I guess the Australian version of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy has been axed because it didn't live up to the original. I see more of a problem with the whole concept. First, the good: I think Carson is a real star and that the show is put together quite well. The other four guys - eh. People tune in for Carson.
The problem with the show, though, is that it gets old really fast. I wanted to hate the show before I saw it. But, I tuned in the first week two years ago and LOVED it. It's a well-made show. But, after the third episode, I stopped watching because there's no compelling reason to watch. It just blends into the other several dozen makeover shows on TV right now. Plus, the five guys are so conscious of the cameras that it's a bit off-putting.
All-told, I think we'll see the end of our QEFTSG in the next couple of seasons. Carson needs to break out, anyway.
When I passed by a New York Times today and saw the cover with a picture of President Bush looking statesmanlike, I wondered what happened to all the talk about how stupid Bush is. Since the Democrats were dealt a decisive defeat on November 2, they have been downplaying their sophomoric attacks on Bush's intelligence quite a bit. They're still screamingthathe'sevil, but not that he's dumb.
I guess when you lose to a guy twice, and his party flourishes at all levels of government under him, there has to be some kind of respect that grows. Before this last election, I said that someone can't be an idiot and win the Presidency. The Dems finally agree with me.
Or maybe it's just that he beat two men who were each deemed, at some point, two of the smartest men in the party. What does that say about the Dems' chances in four years?
The old single man in a dress has a new book coming out (I can't imagine he actually wrote it, since he has trouble even speaking) lambasting gay marriage as part of "a new ideology of evil." I wonder if his minions are still raping little boys. I bet he doesn't address that too much in the book. I wonder if they're considering officially renaming the Catholic Church "NAMBLA."
Why can't people just do what they said they were going to do? I have, since graduating from college, put a strong emphasis on my personal integrity. If I say I'm going to be somewhere at 6pm, that's when I'm going to be somewhere. If I say I'm going to do something, then it will be done.
So many people I know have no integrity. They cancel plans minutes before getting together, show up 20-30 minutes late to dinner, or come up with a million excuses for why they just didn't do what they said they were going to do.
Dan, a couple friends and I went to see The Gates on Saturday (pictures coming). Yawn. I had such low expectations, I figured they HAD to exceed them. Nope. I can only imagine the artists (whose names I hope I never hear again) are sipping champagne somewhere saying, "man, we pulled another one over on these idiots."
While there is no emotional response to The Gates (they are simply 3,500 emotionless structures), at least the Somerville Gates offers humor and wit. If you're planning on spending a few hours in Central Park to see this hoax, spend five minutes looking at the Somerville Gates Web site and save yourself some frostbite.
A former family "friend" of President Bush, Doug Wead, has released some tapes of private conversations he had with Bush in 1998 in which the president discusses, among other things, his drug use. The president did not know he was being recorded. With friends like that, who needs enemies?
While the liberal fearmongerers have been painting a picture of a President Bush who hates gay people, Bush was candid about his position on several issues - including his unwillingness to condemn gay people.
He said he refused to "kick gays, because I'm a sinner. How can I differentiate sin?" Wead said on the tapes that he heard that Bush had promised that he would not hire gay people. "No, what I said was I wouldn't fire gays. I'm not going to discriminate against people," Bush said.
While in LA last weekend, I played a dice game called, "LCR." It's a fun, sipmle gambling game in which you roll three dice, each labelled with an L, a C, an R and a dot - and depending on the roll, you either keep your money or give it away. In a big group, it can be a lot of fun - and you're never out of it until the game is truly over. Given how much I love to gamble for three or four dollars, this was perfect (of course, in one of the two games I played, I was the last person knocked out of the $45 pot. Curses!)