Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I registered to compete in the Gay Games in Cologne, Germany late next month today. With all the craziness of the past few weeks I missed the original deadline so thanks to the "late registration" process and the help of some friends I'm locked and loaded. I'm actually pretty stoked about this.

I've never been to Europe before. In fact, I've never been off this continent. And whereas I'd love to turn this trip into a much longer visit I don't expect that's in the cards. I haven't even started looking at airfare prices and other expenses so I'll need to be realistic about what can and can't happen while I'm there this time.

Getting to Europe is on my "Bucket List" of things to do during my lifetime but make no mistake - I hope that this is the first of several visits.

And, my Gay Games experience from 2006 was just a whole lot of fun. I posted a Gay Games Diary from our time there - I can't believe that was 4 years ago already. It includes other events that happened in Chicago while I was there, as well - several very special memories.

Today I followed up on my car situation and, thankfully, ended up getting "satisfaction". The entire story is too long and mundane to share so all I'll say is that I'm comfortable with the outcome. I don't know why something that should be simple needed to get so difficult but I wasn't going to let this go.

I also went to my neck X-Ray appointment. One of the x-rays they took was of the first vertebrae, which they take through your open mouth. Yeesh. Anyway, they're going to send them to the doctor in the next couple of days so I'll schedule an appointment to look at them with him on Monday.

Next week I'm going to disappear for several days. A friend and I are getting away and I'm planning to take that opportunity to unplug as best I can. After a very busy last several weeks the opportunity to disappear for a little while is more than a little alluring.

I received an email yesterday acknowledging that I'll be doing a workshop at the Southern Comfort Conference (SCC) in Atlanta in September so I expect I'll be there for my 7th straight year. I'm also scheduled to present at the TransOhio Conference in August (details here).

I'd write more but I'm tired and ready for bed. Sometimes the day catches up with me. This is one of those days....



Anonymous said...

Gnight! :-)

pe1biv said...

I've been in the facilities team for the GG Amsterdam '98, which was an absolutely fabulous event.
Unfortunately I haven't been to any of the two games after and we've decided we're not gonna go to Cologne.
Have a lot of fun there and a wonderful tournament.