Saturday, August 27, 2005

Monday, August 22, 2005

Great Weekend!

It was Reno Pride this weekend and we were actually in town, so we decided to go. It turned out to be lovely! We ran into some old friends and made some new ones, what more could you ask for? So good to run into Alyson again, I love that lady! Any time I have been out and about with her I've always had a fabulous time, she is one of the most genuine and real people I have ever met and I am happy to know her. She has a new chopper and oh my lawrd, it is a thing of beauty! Lovers of Elvis shades unite!I struggle with Pride sometimes due to the exploitation but this Pride none of that seemed to get to me. I didn't feel like I was fighting off the people trying to sell me shit or the heteros just there to photograph the freakshow. It was nice. Pride always seems like a weekend when every gay person in town or in the city, when I have attended SF Pride, is happy and having a blast which is the part I do enjoy. Sometimes in the queer community there can be a real separation between the male and female crowds, but everyone is happy and full of love on Pride. I love that feeling. These two boys were trying on sunglasses at the same time we were and were happy to pose with some of the more outlandish glasses on.
Later that evening we met up with some other friends for a bit of dancing. That too ended up being a complete blast! I had never been to Tronix, the latest and greatest local gay dance bar. It was PACKED but we all managed to have a fabulous time anyway. Some of my favorite shots from there...
My only complaint about Tronix...I went up to request some Peaches be played and was a rather rude manner. He acted like I had just asked him to play Earth Wind and Fire or something. Get with the program dude, there is not a queer there who wouldn't have totally been diggin' on the Peach!
On the drive home...yes there was a sober driver, thank you Lara! The three stooges decided to take some timed exposures from the dashboard of my car. Fun, Fun, Fun!

Then on Sunday...a nice relaxing afternoon at a semi-private Tahoe beach. I feel loved, refreshed, rejuvinated and yes, ultimately proud!

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Illustration Friday - WISDOM

She may not convey wisdom to everyone...but she does to me. :)
Sorry about the wackiness of the photo angle.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

EDM - Appliance - 7x9

My most used appliance. My first Everyday Matters submission.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Illustration Friday - Empty

Empty ~ 8/5/05 ~ 7x9
My first submission for Illustration Friday.

Friday, August 5, 2005

July Faves

10 ~ becoming and Aunt
9 ~ fireworks
8 ~ Son Volt - Okemah and the Melody of Riot
7 ~ my two cats getting along!
6 ~ ice water
5 ~ quiet weekends at home with my special lady friend
4 ~ getting paid to drink mimosas
3 ~ Bob Mould - Body of Song
2 ~ air conditioning - still!
1 ~ having a new car!

Monday, August 1, 2005

Sunday with Stevie

My girl won tickets to see Stevie Nicks on a local radio station. So that is how we spent our Sunday evening. It was both a good and a sad show in my opinion. Not bad at all, but a little sad. The sad part, to me, was how Stevie looked. She does not look good! I was reading some of her fan sites and boards today looking for the complete set list and people think she looks great. I beg to differ, to me she seems sluggish and a little out of it at times. Every time I looked at her up on the big screens she looked like she was having a hard time keeping the old peepers open. Yikes! It seemed like she might be back on the ole pain pill train. I have no way to know that and it may be an out of line assumption, but one I made anyway. One thing that did not help was the yellow light they had her under the whole show, it lead to her looking a little sickly.

We got there a few minutes late because there is no way I was going to subject myself to Vanessa Carlton. No thank you. Anyway when we got there Stevie was already on stage rockin' it. She sounded great, throughout the whole show. She was not able to hit some of the higher notes or sustain notes for as long as she used to on some of the old recordings, but the back up singers helped her with that. Stand Back sounded great and of course, there is nothing like hearing Landslide live, simply beautiful. L and I were both a little misty eyed after that one. She did some of the FWMac songs she's out front on and those were great as well. Over all a superb show, especially for free! I have been a long time Stevie Nicks fan, I love her voice and her dramatic stage presence. I tried to see her for the first time about 7 years ago, and that fell through. Then again three or four years ago at Shoreline and that got cancelled. I am very glad I finally got the chance to see her live; she is after all a legend and an integral part of one of my favorite bands. I just wish I could have seen her sooner when she had a little more spunk...and didn't seem like she was half asleep.