Monday, June 18, 2007
Sweetie Rocks and Portland Gay Pride
Dead tired. Worn out from dealing with freaks. I'm in the door, excited to be home. Layed out before me....a spread that you wouldn't believe including a dozen long-stemmed red roses, yummy ravioli with marinara sauce, a green salad piled high with veggies, marinated olives, hot biscuits from the oven, and ice cream for dessert. Oh, and did I mention the gin and tonics pulled straight out of the freezer? I couldn't have asked for a nicer homecoming. My sweetie rocks!
Sunday brought us to Portland's Gay Pride festivities. I have decided that you can only hold the lid on a pot of boiling water for just so long before it explodes...everywhere. Not unlike gay folk.....keep us down, tell us were second or third rate, don't allow us to marry, call us hateful names, toss scripture and Bibles in our faces.....and we're going to hold it in only so long. And that's what happens come Pride time each year. Every GLBT crazy in the world was out. Where do they hide out the rest of the year?
We were supposed to meet friends downtown for the parade -- chiffon, heels, lips and all. But pseudo family emergencies threw our plans into a tailspin at the last minute. (Roll with it boys...it'll be okay....). So, late, plans semi-salvaged but without good friends....we made it. Enjoy the video below and all of the pics are here. I even won a pair of Ginch Gonch men's sport briefs....."free to the first taker if you change your underwear here" -- so I was.......and I did. Wrestled myself into those mediums, glanced at the $34 price tag, which I'd never have paid. But, hey, free panties? Sure. Thanks to Under U For Men, a newcomer to Portland's underwear market.