How was your week, guys? My BFF is in town from Santa Fe so we’ve been eating and drinking and gossiping up a storm. And I signed a lease for a new place! With hexagon tiles in the bathroom, a farm sink, AND A TIKI BAR IN THE BACKYARD! So I guess this is the last time I’ll ever move.
Links for you!
We Are The Youth is such an important site; it shares the stories of LGBTQ youth in America.
Even since coming out, I am still more conservative than a lot of college students about sex and sex acts. I had a phase where I experimented, but I’d never say it was whorish or slutty. I had to think, it’s not legal for me to get married, so what is marriage for us? I decided it’s when two people are completely devoted to each other. It’s completely exclusive. I plan on not having serious sexual relations with someone until I get to that point. I think this cuts down on the drama and makes emotional detachment a lot easier, and I think it makes sex more special. My grandmother always raised me to be a Southern gentleman. She kept pennies in her purse and anytime I said “yes, ma’am” or “no, ma’am” or held a door, she gave me a penny. I am a gentleman, and I think that intimidates some guys.A great was to explain sexual consent.
Mount McKinley, Alaska (5 bubbles) “An excellent mountain. Beautiful and majestic.” “Loved the pure beauty, the surrounding glaciers, mountain ranges and heaps of snow. Nothing to dislike unless you do not like snow or beauty.” (3 bubbles) “Denali Park big disappointment.” “I was expecting animals running around everywhere…. Not going to happen. When you do see them you will usually need binoculars…. You can sit in your home and see much more on a TV screen [than] you will ever see there.”
Let’s add Josephine Baker to our list of Women In History I Wish I’d Known.
During World War II, Baker was recruited by French Military Intelligence and worked as a honorable correspondent who collected information she could about German troop locations from officials she met at parties that she would be write in invisible ink on her sheet music! She was adamant about not performing in countries that didn’t support Free France or remained neutral, even if it meant giving up major billings.