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Monday, January 05, 2009

New Year's Recap

I'm a little overwhelmed and having trouble focusing on just one singular thought pattern for a post. I could recap the entire New Year's trip to Albany, or on how great it felt to get back to the gym for a few hours this morning, or some wishy-washy New Year's resolution crap, or on how I've pissed off a blogger, or how much snow we've had in this typically snow-free city in the last three weeks, or how much I miss my buddy in New York, or or or or. Suffice it to say that Sean and Jeffrey have lodged themselves nice and deep inside of our hearts and lives. So much so that we now have in our possession a key to their front door. Now that's a close-knit friendship. The ease and comfort with which we moved around one another is uncanny. I was just thinking today about how we stood around the living room of friends Don and George in Westerlo, New York, at midnight and raised glasses of champagne to one another -- in a house we'd never been in before, with handsome men that my honey had never before met -- and how strange that could be seen as by others. And how it's exactly the way I like living my life -- off the cuff, with adventure, without rules, without "shoulds" and "should nots." Thanks to all of our New York buddies for one hell of a great kick off to 2009.

Here's a list of the many movies we watched in New York (I recommend them all): Adam and Steve, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar, Best in Show, Sordid Lives, All Over the Guy. We also shared in one of life's most amazing movies, Milk while we were there....if you haven't, you should.

We spent much of the week in various stages of undress pandering to the nudism side of our personalities. Thank god they had the heat turned up. We shared in a birthday party, took down Christmas decorations, did dishes, went to four different Target stores, had coffee together in the mornings, and all of the other normal things that make a home just right. We also had quite a photography session (and another one, and another one) one afternoon after purchasing a few little dainties at Target especially for the shoot (please, I beg you, don't hold anything against us...it was a moment of pure abandon). Suffice it to say that none of us will ever be running for any sort of public office.

The boys were kind enough to pick us up at Boston Logan International Airport (3 hours each way) and then return us a week later. Now, that's commitment to a friendship! And we were treated to an unsuspected upgrade to First Class on our flight home last night.....6.5 hours with yummy food, gin and tonics, chardonnay, ice cream sundaes, the works. We left Boston on a beautifully clear afternoon and landed in Portland in (yet another) a snowstorm. I swear, I thought it rained here.

Until we all meet again, I pass you along into a fresh new year. Let's try not to screw it up, okay?? Naked hugs to you all.

15 comments:

Kelly said...

I hope to find some of the unposted pictures in my email box... cuz I know there had to be some unposted pics....

LeLo said...

Oh my god no more underwear pictures. Dammit.

Glad you had such a wonderful holiday: I truly understand the amazing power of friendship through online connections. More power to you!

Happy New Year!

Wayne said...

Sounds like just the best trip!

Ur-spo said...

I hope 2009 is a good one for you ; no matter what state of dress or undress you do.

Princessa lil mexico said...

2009.... I say show me your underwear! Glad you had a great time on your trip! I hope 2009 bring you much happiness!

annie said...

"four targets, no waiting"

glad you're safe - i'll see you at the meetings.......

wcs said...

Four Targets? In Albany? Oh my...

Glad you had a great trip. I enjoyed following your adventures!

Laurie said...

HELLO!!! WHAT PART OF TAKE IT OFF!
ARE YOU NOT UNDERSTANDIN!!!
teehee!
I want NO UNDERPANTIES!!!!
teehee!!

It's good to know that y'all are
home safe...

TACKLE YOU HUGS!!!!!!!!

Lemuel said...

Happy to read that you had a safe journey to and fro (and even a very pleasant one "fro") and that you had a good time with "those guys" in NY. We do have some neat things here in the east, however, I must talk to the guys: 4 Target stores! 4?! Even if they are the gay answer to the "-Marts", I would have thought one was sufficient. LOL!

Ryan said...

well u know im gonna so a must see sordid lives and now i know del and jason and had jason on my blog i am all about them. now for you mr glad u had a good time and your safe and were here for another year love ya!

bridgeout said...

Ah Lewis... I must admit I am a little envious of your adventures and bravery! I have enjoyed reading about your exploits in NY! :) Friends are such a gift... and frankly so is nudity! ;)
{HUGS} right back to you friend!

afod said...

Glad to hear that you guys had a great time in Albany. It seemed like you had only just left and you're already back home. And you started the new year off right with new friends. Here's to many more in 2009!

WAT said...

Milk was a cool, but very sad film. A real shame we lost such a hero.

These new friends of yours in Albany: trouble, trouble, trouble, the four of you put together.

NAUGHTY NAUGHTY!

;)

christopherc said...

I want to see those naked HUGS!!

Sounds as though you've been very busy, and having fun with it! A good thing by any measure. Hopefully, we'll be on the same coast and in the same town so I can meet you... you sound like one of those people that one absolutely needs to meet for life to be complete!

I'm actually in hopes that this spring we can escape to Napa and end up in Portland again for a few days... maybe you'll be around if we get out there!

Take care Stud, and be somewhat good.
-C

Breenlantern said...

it still feels weird your not on the sofa when we get home or in your room when we climb the stairs...lets keep those pics to ourselves...and a few hundred of our closest friends...