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Archive for June, 2007


Friday, June 29th, 2007

Antigua is a different Guatemala. It is small and safe without the obvious security guards everywhere. The streets are cobblestone as befits a World Heritage site, and the little three wheeled taxis known as “Tuk Tuks” are everywhere weaving in between the normal traffic. There are churches everywhere, about half of which are ruins. The […]

Hola de Guatemala

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

My flight was late getting to Guatemala, but since I arrived a day before my competition that was not a problem. John actually got in early the next day which made meet day logistics much easer. The view from the top of the hotel is great – the city is surrounded by mountains. Zone 10 […]


Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Tonight we packed for the trip to Guatemala. We’re going for a powerlifting meet and some intensive Spanish classes. Other than that, I really haven’t planned anything. Usually I do a fair amount of research before we go somewhere and I have a list of “must see” and “nice to see”, but we’ve been busy […]

Profile posting on bear sites

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Sometimes when I’m on the bear sites, I see a profile and I just have to laugh; other times I nearly cry. So, here’s some of my observations – and remember: if we can’t laugh at ourselves, we are WAY too serious. Why is it that guys who say “Chat only, not looking for sex” […]

I left my cash in San Francisco

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

I had no sooner returned from Las Vegas than I was off to San Francisco for a short weekend. The original plan for the trip was to attend the Bare Chest Calendar Meet & Greet. This is where the new calendar guys are introduced and get their vests; I had hoped to give the vest […]

Viva Las Vegas

Friday, June 8th, 2007

This week I started back on a project with a customer in Las Vegas. The first time John and I went to Las Vegas was in 1999 and we both agreed that we had an approach-avoidance reaction – “oh that’s really tacky; I want to see more”. Since then I’ve had several business trips and […]


Friday, June 8th, 2007

Memorial Day weekend marked the kickoff of my training for the Disneyland Half Marathon on Labor Day. After doing the AIDS Marathon program in 2005, culminating in the Honolulu Marathon, I decided that I’d like to do a half marathon, and the chance to run through the Disney parks seemed like a fun idea. We’ve […]