Home run

I was planning to have fabulous pics of all the goings on that comprised the LGBT Pride parade and events today in downtown Albany but, after a week of late nights, drinking and debauchery, I was just burned out and, much to my shock, really did not want to go anywhere today. I could not convince myself otherwise. SO, we stayed home and invited two friends over, who were also disinterested in attending the festivities this year, and we had a lovely Mimosa brunch at Breen Acres instead.  I have no regrets.  It was fun and relaxing and wonderful and a much needed respite from the events of the past week. There was a time when I would have dragged myself out today no matter what, but this is yet another sign that I am changing, as are my priorities. Home time has become as important as social time, if not more so.

I am sorry to disappoint those of you who showed up here today looking for a rainbow splattered post of pride gone wild and shirtless men and all kinds of things one might expect to find  from a day filled with celebration and fun. As a consolation prize, here’s me trying to a do a post freshly-shaved sexy pose for the camera. You’ll have to use your imagination for the part of the photo I cropped out. If you have trouble with that, just  Google a picture of Chris Meloni naked, because that’s what I WANT you to think I look like.


Filling in the gaps

What’s been going on in my world the last two days?

Friday I worked and met a friend for lunch on Lark Street.

It’s Gay Pride week in Albany, so Lark businesses are hanging out the rainbow flags:

Friday night I went out on the town with my friend Tony for a tragic night of bad bar hopping.

Saturday morning, I was woken with puppy kisses!

After waking me up and making me get out of bed to take him out to pee and then come in and play with every toy he owns (he’s spoiled, he has tons of them)

he tired himself out and curled up for a nap in my lap.


The day was not to bad so we headed to nearby Peeble’s Island for a walk around the trails.

Hubby Jeffrey helping Harvey over a giant mud pit.

Me and the pup posing by the banks of the Hudson River

These were two of the five different deer we saw on our walk.

When we got home, Jeffrey showered while I gave Harvey a bath in the bathroom sink.

This is post bath, looking a bit disheveled and distraught.

After a quick dry off, then a wrap in a nice warmed towel, Harvey finally stopped shaking and settled down.

I ran out a little later and was stopped by the family of geese that live on a  near by pond.

These Geese often stop traffic as the casually wander across the road. There are about 10 more behind them.

Fortunately, all the locals know them and know to look for their crossings on this busy corner.

Tonight, we are dragging ourselves out to meet friends at some dance party at Rocks.

Tomorrow: The Albany pride Parade.

Wining with Pride

As part of Albany’s week of Pride events, tonight was a wine tasting that three local gay bars participated in. We grabbed dinner after work, then met our friend Tony for a night of free wine, friendship and fun. You’ll be shocked to find out what my favorite wine of the night was:

Jim’s Pic A Day May: 22

Happy Birthday, Harvey Milk!


We bought this plaque many years ago and it has hung prominently in every place we’ve lived, since.

Harvey Milk is one of my personal heroes, and the man we named our dog after. (Which, in the gay world, is one of the highest honors – ha ha ha.)

“My name is Harvey Milk and I’m here to recruit you.”

“Hope will never be silent.”

“If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.”



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