Good idea

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Let it go

It is easy to get lost in the daily trials and tribulations of life. If you’re not careful, you can be overwhelmed by the obligations, stressors and anxieties that creep in over time. Sometimes, the best (and only) solution is a little bit of denial and a whole lot of indulgence.

This weekend, I needed a reminder of the good and the pleasurable in my life. The weekend has been filled with comic books, cocktails, canines, camaraderie, cuddling, and car trips. 

Through all this cathartic, catch-a-breath, emotional cauterizing, I had a break through this weekend:  After trying multiple times to perfect it, I’ve found a watermelon Cosmo recipe I love.

The only change: instead of a watermelon garnish, I put crushed watermelon right in the cocktail shaker.


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Bed Buddies

Despite the occasional bickering, fighting over treats, competing for attention and other sibling rivalry behaviors they exhibit from time to time, bed time always brings out the love between these two, and they can often be found draped over one another or curled up together, lightly snoring and keeping each other warm. As adorable as they are awake, asleep together like this, they are pure preciousness.

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Rita Mae turned 6 yesterday. We got her when she was 2, and we’ve had her for 4 years. She has brought us more joy than we could ever have imagined. Happy Birthday to Daddies’ little girl.

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Gay Camping


I’m going gay camping this weekend in Gibson, PA. Gay camping is just like straight camping, but with a Keurig. It will be a much needed respite for my soul, away from society proper. It always seems to surprise people that:

A. I’ve gone camping as an adult
B. I still go camping
C. I like going camping

I don’t know why. Gay men have always had anĀ  attraction to campšŸ™‚


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A visit from my old friend

Just when every ray of hope was gone 

I should have known that you would come along

I can’t believe I ever doubted you

My old friend the blues
Another lonely night, a nameless town

If sleep don’t take me first, you’ll come around

‘Cause I know I can always count on you

My old friend the blues
Lovers leave and friends’ll let you down

But you’re the only sure thing that I’ve found

No matter what I do I’ll never lose

My old friend the blues
Just let me hide my weary heart in you

My old friend the blues

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Super Weekend

Hope you all had a fantastic and safe Fourth of July. We had a friend over for a cookout and cocktails last night, then spent today enjoying lounging, movies and dog time, interspersed with comic book reading (woohoo!)

It was a great weekend, indeed! 

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Play Date

Since it was a long weekend, Jeffrey and I bought tickets for Saturday in NYC to see “Fully Committed”, a one man showing starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, an actor we both really enjoy.

We got up early, had breakfast with the pups, then headed to the train station for an 8:05am train to the City.

Once in the city, with a few hours to kill before the show, we enjoyed a casual walk about and people watching expedition, before stopping for lunch (and cocktails) at a little Italian place with many gluten free options (yay!) The restaurant was just around the corner from the theater, so it was just a short jaunt after finishing a second round of drinks.

The show was a lot of fun, and JTF did a great job handling so many voices and personalities.

After the show, we made our way back to Penn station, where we had about an hour to kill before our train home, so we enjoyed a cold beverage and some artichoke dip before getting in line to board our carriage home.

Now we’re enjoying a relaxing ride home, a great view of the afternoon sun reflecting off the Hudson River.

It was a lovely, relaxing, entertaining day away with my wonderful husband, and we are looking forward to being back home again and ending the evening with our two favorite sources of 4-pawed joy, Harvey and Rita Mae.

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Stonewall: Never Forget

June 28th, 1969


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