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Sunday, April 04, 2010

The Week in Review

Ugg. I've just arrived back home in Portland after leaving Austin, Texas, early this morning. Repacking, washing, organizing to be gone for a week. Tomorrow morning I'm jetting east to Boston where I'll rent a car from Thrifty (supposed to be either a Ford Focus or Dodge Caliber) and drive three hours west to the Albany, New York, area. It will be my very first time by myself dealing with toll roads and having to have change for them. Plus, the Boston traffic. I've become such a pussy. I have a tremendous group of friends in that area who have graciously allowed me to invade their world for a week. Lunches, dinners, a grand re-opening at one of Albany's greatest gay bars, a trip to the Miss Albany Diner, and who knows what else. I'm really looking forward to seeing all of The Boys again. Well, most of them are boys. And some....well, I'm not sure.......

LoverBoy is staying home with the pooch. I tell you, this man has taught me a lot in our 13 years together. He does an amazing job of putting others, including me, first. He is gracious, welcoming, and always has a smile. Even when he has a lot going. He tries. I will miss you, LoverBoy. A lot. And immediately upon my return, he'll be having a birthday....his 23rd. Party!

And immediately following that will be Portland's Red Dress Party. Yikes!

And immediately following that will be a visit from one of my new-found buddies from New York State.....Stephen. He's headed here for some sort of cool culinary arts conference.

Whew. I'm tired already and haven't even left town yet.

11 comments:

Wayne said...

You are one busy guy!
Have a safe and fun trip!

Blair said...

I know you will have a great week! Ill miss you and will be thinking of you with our dear friends. Just skip right through the toll gates. This way you wont have to worry about how much to toss in the buckets and it will shave a few minutes off your drive time.

I love you and will anxiously await your return!

DanNation said...

Don't forget your waders. Isn't that part of the world flooding?

Rick said...

Sounds like you've got quite the itinerary planned out. Today you're not staying in Boston longer.

Kevin said...

Happy Travels!

natalie said...

Have a great trip, good visits and safe travel!

Can't wait for pictures from the Red Dress Fest! LOL! :)

annie said...

heeheehee. you're already gone! please be safe until little sis sees you again, and have fun!

Blair said...

Glad you made it safely!

Stephen said...

I understand that you will have 80 degree weather in Albany!

Who is this other Stephen? I feel a bit jealous.

See you at Red Dress... you can't miss me. I will me in a tiny red Halston & in a wheelchair.

Bridgeout said...

I bet you are having a blast! Love that header pic most of all for those big brown eyes!!

HUGS

CJ/Rick said...

Well well well I hope you had fun in Austin. Less than 3 hours away I must add. ;) You go Lewis and burn that candle at both ends.