… and I am Somebody male. in my thirties. recovering alcoholic. live in minneapolis. work in progress. gay. serenity please.

Archive for November, 2005

Houston GLBT Roundup

11.29.2005 · Posted in Recovery

Jim, Dave, Steve and I all had a fantastic time at the Houston Roundup. They’re so hospitable down in the south! I met a ton of awesome people. Went to a few workshops. Heard some great speakers. Went out to the clubs one night – that was a little scary. Those Texas boys sure do ...

Friday morning in Houston

11.25.2005 · Posted in Autobiographical, Recovery, Travel

Jim just told his story at the roundup this morning. He was fantastic, as usual. It’s funny how nervous he was last night, tossing, turning, getting up at 2:00 in the morning, when he had it down pat. He’s always great, so I don’t know what he was so nervous of. Afterall, us alcoholics don’t ...

Something to be thankful for

11.24.2005 · Posted in Entertainment

The truth finally comes out, and on Thanksgiving no less. How dramatic. Seen first on CNN.com, the AP reports: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, who turned mid-level music careers into a Hollywood star-spangled marriage, have separated following months of persistent breakup rumors. The couple announced their separation Wednesday. “After three years ...

Foreigner keeps it up

11.24.2005 · Posted in Home / Minneapolis

I’ve had comments guessing at the country of origin of my mystery voicemail leaver. Polish, Russian, Persian, Indian, Arabic – who knows. But here she is on Thanksgiving still trying to get a hold of somebody. I’m starting to feel bad for her because she obviously doesn’t know that she’s calling the wrong number. And ...

Morning in Houston

11.24.2005 · Posted in Autobiographical, Recovery, Travel

I’ve just had a lovely breakfast in the restaurant here in the hotel. The buffet was wo-manned by a charming lady who made a killer omlet, pankakes and waffles. The front page of the Times is continuing to report on yesterday’s story of the Vatican’s new policy to weed out homosexuals from the priesthood. Afterall, ...

My first night in Houston

11.24.2005 · Posted in Autobiographical, Recovery, Travel

I’m in Houston with Jim and Dave, sitting down in the hotel’s business center for the free internet access. Can you believe they want to charge you $10 a night to be online in your room? I’ve just met David in the business center. He’s sauntered over from the bar where he is telling me ...

Am I a bore?

11.20.2005 · Posted in Autobiographical

Not a whore, a B-O-R-E. I think I have turned into one. Call it recovery, growing up, growing old, what-have-you, I’m rarely in the mood these days to go out of my way to socialize. Just last night, on a Saturday of all nights, Jim and I were sitting at Vera’s surfing the ‘net and ...

Serial foreign caller strikes again!

11.19.2005 · Posted in Home / Minneapolis

For those of you reading for a while, you know that I have a woman who’s been leaving messages on my voicemail at home. She clearly has the wrong phone number, at least I hope she does, yet she continues to call. I hope its not important, but I can’t really tell. If anyone can ...

The good, the bad, and the ugly

11.13.2005 · Posted in Autobiographical

On Friday evening I was given the opportunity to help a guy in AA.  It felt wonderful to be able to help somebody without having any hidden agendas about how this might serve me, or what I might get out of it.  I’m just glad somebody was able to help this guy. On the same ...

Interior Design Disaster

11.08.2005 · Posted in Absurdity

I usually check the local real estate listings daily. Always dreaming about that house on the hill I’ll someday live in. Quite often the decor in these homes is less than desireable – they’re just screaming out for an interior designer and their crew to come in and put a fresh face on them. However, ...