Token ^^

Spending 3 days locked in a condo with my staff (8 peers and 2 slightly older female bosses) is not my idea of paradise. In fact, I’d almost rather watch the superbowl with my testosterone-flooded, hunting-crazed, fundie relatives. First off, Palm Springs is a glorified retirement home, without nurses or CNAs to be there when they stroke or code. Not exactly “retreat” material. Secondly, my staff knows I’m gay and plays the “this-is-my-token-gay-friend-coworker” relentlessly. This was compounded by the fact that one of my bosses is recently engaged and reading a premarital sex book in preparation for the Big Night. That opened a lot of doors for blunt sex talk. I was conspicuously quiet during these discussions, and I would get the inevitable “what’s it like for you” questions. ::internal groan::

But it wasn’t all bad. The first day I kind of enjoyed being the rarity. There’s something to be said for having a voice. I mean, how often do we bemoan the fact that we are squelched? I had the unique opportunity of having a captive (literally!) audience. And it was mostly smooth. Not everyone is an insensitive ass. Enough about that.

Speaking of conspicuous silence, there sure has been a lack of posts on the blog. I suspect, if my situation is typical, that life has just been busy enough. In addition, the Southern California group has been pretty closely linked the last few months (which has been a blessing!). I intend on kick-starting my involvement in the blogosphere once again, though. It’s not that universal or personal issues have dissolved. It’s more that dealing with them, versus writing about them, has been the focus of energy of late. Well, I’m back 🙂

[OT] Notes from Off-Center has tagged me/us in a meme. I can be caught reading several books at any given time, so I’ll choose the most relevant for my response.

Meme rules:

  1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. (No cheating!)
  2. Find Page 123.
  3. Find the first 5 sentences.
  4. Post the next 3 sentences.
  5. Tag 5 people.

My book is Gay Dads by David Strah Page 123:

“But would Ted compromise his integrity? Would he closet himself to get a child, a sibling for Matt? Given the goal, yes, he would.”

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