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No, not a hookup, a meetup!

I met my first blogger last night. Chris from My Journey Out lives about twenty minutes away from me. Since he is leaving town for a few weeks soon, I asked if he wanted to go to dinner last night. He obliged.

Chris and I have completely different personalities (look at my personality profile to the right and he really is the complete opposite in three of those categories) and he seemed concerned about that at first. I really wasn’t because I can get along with anyone unless that person is a complete jerk, which he was not.

We are in similar situations. Married. Gay. Coming out. He, however, has kids, which really makes his situation far more complicated than mine. We chatted for a couple hours and had a grand old time, both learning about and from one another.

I’m glad we got together and look forward to doing it again soon!

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Ah, well now when I want to leave a comment on a blogger/google blog, I can’t leave my blog url since I do not use blogger. I can (1) sign in with my google account, which only has an email addy that I never use, (2) be anonymous or (3) put in a nickname. Thanks blogger! I’m hoping this is a temporary experiment. Asses.

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I’ve had several comments, and many referring search engine terms, asking when the Into the Wild DVD comes out.

Well, the answer is February 12, 2008. Edit: Now it is March 4.

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And my god, Emile Hirsch is a hottie!

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Ya know, I never post videos, but SL Guy sent this to me and I thought it was laugh out loud funny. Enjoy!

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Quiet Weekend

I had a nice, relatively quiet, long weekend in town.

I took Wednesday off for no real reason except that I wanted to. I had to get up at 5:30 to take my wife to the airport and promptly returned home and went back to sleep. Once I got up again, I went to REI to do some shopping. I left later than I should have and got caught in some holiday traffic due to my procrastination. I do not remember what I did on Wednesday night so it must not have been exciting.

I slept in way too late on Thanksgiving but I was not going to dinner until later anyway. I met a friend for dinner and it was quite yummy. We then went to his place and watched a football game. I really contemplated hitting the local outlet mall for midnight madness but laziness again got the best of me.

On Friday, the same friend and I went downtown to go to a museum but there was a long line and it was really cold. So, the museum trip turned into a lunch trip but it was still fun. We later went to see the movie No Country for Old Men. The critics love this Coen Brothers thriller, but I didn’t. I guess it was okay. Not the ending I had expected and the people that couldn’t shut the hell up behind us didn’t help. They were scared, grossed out and I overheard them saying they never should have chosen that movie. Anyways, I thought American Gangster and certainly Into the Wild were both much better movies.

The rest of the weekend was filled with more sleep and some errands and chores around the house. I lead a pretty exciting life don’t I? Actually, the weekend turned out exactly the way I wanted it to.

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Happy Thanksgiving

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I hope you guys have a great day. I love ya!

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The trip to Vegas was fast and fun!

The first night we met another manager for dinner at Maggiano’s. That is my favorite Italian restaurant. The spaghetti sauce there reminds me of my grandmother’s.

The next day we were off to the convention expo in an attempt to recruit vendors to pay and attend our convention we have in the Fall. We booked the trip so late we had to stay in an off Strip hotel and doing so was kind of a pain. So, we drove to the expo area and began our work. I tell ya, walking around on a cement floor all day was a feet and back killer. I did see a few hot guys which was nice.

That night we went to see Phantom. Phantom is a shorter version of Phantom of the Opera, which I have not seen, and was totally fab. We had great seats and I really enjoyed the show and highly recommend it if you’re ever in town. The special effects and music were amazing. I actually liked Phantom more than most of the Cirque shows that I have seen (it is not a Cirque show).

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Day Two was back at the expo but we finished in a few hours and went to eat at Bahama Breeze. I love that place and its chicken kabobs. Yum-O! Wish there was one closer to my hometown.

We tried to ship back some materials at FedEx Kinkos but ran into a completely unhelpful employee (no I do not want to find my own box, tape, etc and pack the stuff myself) so we found a UPS Store, shipped the stuff, and headed back for our hotel.

After pissing off the housekeeper by telling her to come back later (because I wanted 15 minutes to lay down), we headed for the Monorail and went and explored some of the hotels on the Strip. The manager I was with, Gossip, was quite a trooper as we walked around a lot and she is older. She hadn’t been to Vegas in over ten years so everything was different for her this time. No complaints and she really enjoyed herself. I did too.

Our first stop was the Bellagio. As we were walking across from the Bally’s Monorail Station, the Bellagio fountains were giving a show to what is now my favorite song. I could have stood there lost forever in that magic. They have always been the highlight of any trip to Vegas and I decided next time I travel there for pleasure I am going to stay in a room that overlooks them, if only for one night.

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We then went and looked around the inside of the Bellagio, Mirage and Caesar’s Palace. I gambled a little on the way but lost virtually nothing and it was fun.

After looking around in the hotels, we took a cab to Fremont Street for the “Fremont Street Experence” light show. We got there just in time and while the show was good, the one I saw a couple years ago was much better.

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Since we would have had to wait an hour for the next show, so we decided to go back to the Mirage for dinner. After dinner, I gambled a little more and we went back to Bellagio and watched the fountains a few more times. This time it was dark and we agreed the shows at night are even more amazing.

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That was it. The next morning we got up and went to the airport. I am going back in March for about a week for a convention and am looking forward to that trip. Although I am not a big gambler, I always enjoy my time in Las Vegas.

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