being sick sucks. that's all.
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fashion tip #98.

ok vancouverites, i know that the weather has changed drastically. last week, it was like we were in the bahamas to this week, which was sort of spring-like weather, vancouver style. however, this does not mean that you should break out the winter down-filled parka or wear a floor length wool cashmere coat (i saw two people wearing this yesterday).

come on people!
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catching like wildfire.

is it wildfire, almost three years later (when i started blogging)?

welcome rodney to the world of blogging. my brother, like me, has a lot to say.
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weekend from the weekend.

do you ever feel like you need a weekend from the weekend? (*sigh*)

it always seems in the summer there is something going on...i know i guess i shouldn't complain. this weekend i went up to whistler for a couple of days for tye's stag. it was great to have the whole group together again, as it seems these days it is not as often as i'd like. needless to say everyone had an amazing time.

unfortunately i had to make an executive decision and miss my friend's wedding. i know i joke that usually when i fly solo to weddings i end up at the photographer's table anyway sitting next to his assistant, his six year old daugther. regardless, i wish i could have cloned myself and be at two places at once.

congratulations nathan and kari!

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fashion tip #99.

okay, i've decided to start a new feature of this blog, free fashion tips to the fashion challenged (at least in my view).

tip: if you are going to wear white capri pants that are basically see through, please do not wear 'full backs' -- these are only for sleeping. stick to a g-string, or better yet, nothing.
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went out for another sailing night...this time, there was a bit more wind, so i was able to try my hand at skippering -- needless to say, i need more practice. halfway through the evening the wind died, and again we decided to go for a swim. instead of having a ball, this time we were throwing the frisbee around for a while -- all i have to say is that frisbee and swimming are tough (or maybe i'm just out of shape).

all in all, another great night on the water.
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the olympics.

...is the first reality tv show...are you addicted to watching the coverage like me, even with the time delay?
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eating out.

finally a gay themed movie that does not suck! saw this last night, one of the entries in the out on screen film festival that's happening right now. while not perfect, i was laughing along with the entire audience. It was nice to hear gay characters have some realistic dialogue (although the fact that almost everyone in the movie was drop dead gorgeous helped too).

Definitely if it comes your way, watch it. Not just a good gay movie, but a good movie.
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kitsilano sunset.

went out today for my second sailing night. there being no wind, we ended up doning our swimsuits and went in for a dip. the water was nice, not too cold, but definitely a bit slimey. in charge of navigating the boat for a while when there was only a little bit a wind was a bit frustrating, but hopefully i'll get a hang of it next time.

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i'm at starbucks, and i order a tall dark, the total is $1.66 (or something like that). i give my $1.75 and take all the change, ignoring the tip jar.

i'm at the bar, and i order a gin and tonic. i give a $10 bill, and drop at least a loonie in the tip jar.

what does everyone else do?
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well this past weekend was the big pride weekend in vancouver. the past few years i haven't made it to the actual parade (only the events before and after), but this year i made it a point to make sure that i went. as one of the last parades around (i don't even think they have a parade for the pne anymore), it was very well attended and everyone was in a festive mood. even though the parade was a bit long in some parts, and some entries were more exciting than others, i think it is important for public ocassions such as these to express who we are, where we've come from and where we are going.

i would have to say as a general observation that this new generation coming up might not be able to identify with say the leather bears or dykes on bikes, as they, or all of us experience equality in our own microcosims. on the way home after the parade, tonnes of 'us' were out and about, of different colours, styles, shapes and sizes. while waiting for a crosswalk to turn green, an older man, came up to me and commented that 'they are all going to die of their sickness', not realizing that i was one of 'them'.

acceptance and love is a long way off. we need to support the parade and the parade we march in our everyday lives. it's certainly not an easy journey for me sometimes, but i think that's what it means to be proud.

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off for a week, no blogging for a while.

happy august everyone!
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