Good evening Lj readers,
how are things? Here they have been somewhat tan.
Here is today's nature in bloom :
* From the desk of Geoff
Things have been well here. Summer is (almost) upon us! A while ago my cell phone, which I nicely inherited from my dad when he got a new one, alas was all done, battery-charge-wise. Many cell phones have rechargeable batteries, but even these have a finite amount of charges. I thanked my parents for nicely paying my cell phone for a few years now, and switched back to a company through whom I have had service before - Tracfone
. The tricky part was switching service from AT & T
so that I could keep my number.
My new phone is smaller, but has a better camera (although no flash, lol) and also allows for me to upload files from it to the computer en masse' (my old Nokia
, randomly, did not have the flash-drive-esque capacity many devices do). I should be all set!
* Pride 2016
Earlier today was a favorite (almost) summer event of mine - Pride! "woo" haha. Karla, the director of Stonewall
(who hosts the event each year) elected to not place a limit on those who could march. As such, the parade was over 4 (yes, 4!) hours. I did not see all of it.
Lots of crowds!, which of course fluctuated as they realized how long everything would be. Great free samples - local ice cream company Jeni's
passed out free full-sized (!) pints. Piada
, another regional chain, had buy-1-get-1 coupons. Unique floats included, but were not limited to, Wal-Mart, Abercrombie & Fitch
(marching for one of the first years, if memory serves me) and even a cat litter company (yes, a cat litter company).
I saw some people I knew, including college friend Andrew (singing with the gay man's choir), Chris Keller (whom I hadn't seen in years!) and Pride organizer Scott, one of basically literally 3 or 4 people who plan the event. S's sister Melanie, whom I also hadn't seen in a while, was nicely in town too.
I swung by local 'Short North gay' Jeff's house - a grand house at the end of the route - for his annual Pride party, but it was quite crowded with the downtown boys. I had wanted to thank him for hosting everything. He did indeed have his usual underwear-wearing boys serving the drinks, lol.
I took some pictures with my phone, but ironically my old phone transferred over to my new phone after I took them, but before I could message / upload them out. I am sure I shall figure out something ~ !
* WNBR Columbus 2016 (part 1 of 2)
* WNBR Columbus 2016 (part 2 of 2)
Last Saturday was another fun event I enjoy - the (7th annual) world naked bike ride! An international event ; it happens mid June (or mid-December, in the southern hemisphere) to highlight awareness for cyclists. Of course you can wear whatever you like, though yes, LJ readers, I myself did ride not wearing anything. Woo!
I met some nice guys pre-ride, including first-timers (who had no problem taking their clothes off) and a straight boy named Ben, who was... well-endowed, shall we say. He has ferrets as pets! And also has a tattoo or two of them as well.
The ride - a somewhat long 10 miles - ended just south of downtown, at the local Auduon park. The 'afterparty', however, was 5 more (!) miles away - in the near east downtown area. A few people, including myself, politely posted on the Facebook
page a hope for a circular route for next year.
* Misc. other
Some other small things, for which I am thankful : Australian show Please Like Me
. being able to (minimally) adjust my work availability, to be more convenient for my schedule. fruity crisp
(a limited edition. tasty!). friendly neighbors. a day that started off with me alas getting over food poisoning, but ending with me finding a new, free, nice bike!
Okay. Have a good night!