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Singletails of the City
Some notes and news:

The movers were a day late, so I left my mother to make sure everything I owned got put on the truck. This was a bad idea... she was an emotional wreck. I didn't think my leaving Denver would be so hard on my mother, since we had lived in different cities man times before. It was heartwrenching for me to see her like that, and heartless for me to ask her to help me move. Meanwhile, my brother and father didn't bother to see me in person before I left town, or even call on the phone.

I drove for 12 hours on Friday and 9 hours on Sunday. I stayed with a friend in Elko, Nevada who had a hot tub and a lot of sympathy. I had lunch in Reno, Nevada on Saturday at Fitzgerald's casino, where I quickly lost $40. It was "bike week" in Reno last weekend, so I enjoyed looking at all the scenery.

I got into San Jose in time Saturday night for a bondage party at the Cage Community house. I would have thought that a party where everyone was tied up would be boring, but it was actually a great time. Someone would take out a new piece of "equipment" and someone else would get put into it, over and over again. Man, boys can be frisky, can't they?

I went to the Folsom Street fair on Sunday. Lots of people and things to see. I was in the city for less than an hour when someone smashed in my window and stole my car radio. I guess that is the way they say, "Welcome to San Francisco!" Without a window, it got broken into again this morning, but nothing else was stolen.

At the fair, I ran into Urso, and told him I felt like that girl in that book "Tales of the City", just arriving in San Francisco. He figured out a good drag name for me would be "Mary Ann Singletail". I personally think I moore resemble Mary Tyle Moore, since I grew up in Minneapolis like she did. 

I am staying in my friend's dungeon for a few weeks, but looking into renting a room in Milpitas. I still own a house in Denver that might be difficult to sell. If I could unload it, I could look into buying a condo in SOMA in a few months.

Going to the San Jose Sharks hockey game tomorrow against the Phoenix Coyotes. Haven't seen a single football game all season, nor played World of Warcraft. However, I made sure I didn't pack my running shoes, so I hope I can find put in some miles at 24 Hour Fitness today. I'll look into rugby and ice hockey in the bay area, as well as try to find the bear and leather groups.

I'm more than a little overwhelmed, what with trying to fix my car and all. I hate that all my stuff is packed away where I can't get to it. It will be a few weeks before I think I'll be in the mood to be social.

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I'll look into rugby and ice hockey in the bay area, as well as try to find the bear and leather groups.

telecommunicate should be able to help you with the ice hockey. He plays for the goaldiggers. :)

Welcome to California!

And here i am, just like magic.

Welcome to the bay area, hope yer recovering well from the weekend. Jason pointed me over yer way when he heard that you were looking to play hockey. I play on a team called the Goaldiggers, you should come out sometime and meet the rest of the team, we're always lookin' for new players!

Sent you an add on Y! Messenger as well, so you can get in touch either way.

Thanks! I brought my skates, but I didn't have room for all my hockey gear. Still, it would be nice to come out for some stick & puck.

Big hugs to you. I got the condensed version of your move from David this weekend. Don't forget, "love IS all around."

For those who don't know, "Love Is All Around" is the theme song from the Mary Tyler Moore show. Inside reference.

The Troggs had a hit with "Love is All Around" back in 1968 -- different song, though.

Sorry to hear about the family stuff and the break-in. Glad to hear that otherwise the drive went OK. The market tanked again today, but some local economies will fare better than others, and you never know if some rich person with cash will take a shining to your house. You may have to consider leasing it out on a short-term basis.

When do you start your new job?

At work right now Sir! Started on Monday. i may be in over my head, but it's a very interesting job. However, i don't think i can take any vacation time for a while.

Understood. But I hope you'll consider NYC (and me) again when you can.

Yes Sir! i consider You often...

How about Mary Tyler Moorecock as your drag name?

Welcome to the Bay Area!

1. http://www.sffog.org/

2. Breaking into cars isn't just an SF thing, it's an urban area thing. My 1991 Camry was broken into three times (and stolen once) while sitting in a reasonably nice and high-traffic area of San Mateo. The carport was clearly visible from the street ... which was the main street used by the San Mateo Police Department for traveling between the station and downtown. It doesn't even matter which city or urban area you're in.

3. In any city, I don't park on the street overnight unless absolutely necessary. When I do, I take EVERYthing out of the car, so nothing visible is left for anyone to lust after. In Vancouver BC, airporter takes this to the next level by leaving his glove box and console boxes open to show that they're empty.

4. Drop me a line via email and come over for dinner and to meet Randy some time. We're located in Sunnyvale, next to Highway 237. (That means we're quite near Milpitas.)

Re: Welcome to the Bay Area!

[info]airporter takes this to the next level by leaving his glove box and console boxes open to show that they're empty.

Nah -- this just tells them that there's some really COOL STUFF in the trunk! :)

Really cool title bro... Sorry to hear about your car...

Welcome home! It's absolutely no consolation at all, but in an odd coincidence, the week after I got my first place in the Bay Area, my car and stereo suffered the same fate as yours. Don't take it too seriously, and look for a detachable face unit when you replace the stolen one. It's still great that you made it here. Take some time to get yourself together, and it will all work out great.

Sorry to hear about the vehicular break in, it sucks and I've had 2-3 of my cars broken into, no, no windows were broken but I think somehow I either thought I'd locked the car and it was not locked for all the other times the car has been locked, no attempt, except one where someone tried, unsuccessfully to jiggle the lock cylinder on the driver's side, damaging it. Non of my cars have an alarm and in most cases I've had to park in an unsecured parking spot in front of my building or on the street over night of which a lot of residents in Seattle have no choice but do.

I will agree with the others, don't leave anything of value INSIDE the car and get a removable faceplate and take it with you if you will be gone for a significant period of time and especially over night. That means, no leather, no laptops, no CD's etc inside the car and it's amazing how many people will do just that, get broken into and then cry, why me? Well...

However I'm glad you made it to San Jose in one piece overall and that the trip was OK.

Good luck at your new job!

It was good to meet up with you yesterday! OINK's all around!

I will be posting FSF photos shortly.

Oh, and FWIW, I don't leave my laptop in the car unless it's in the locked garage at home. When I go into SF for a massage from bigredpaul, I take my laptop with me on BART.

Yeah, I'm a paranoid Jew. It's genetic.

I'm so with you on the suckage of not having your stuff ready at hand. Moving is slow torture or the BAD kind.

I'm sorry things were hard for you and mom. I know that when I went to college and moved out here my mom couldn't even come along because it was just too hard on her.

I can't believe you got broken into in San Fran. That was always my fear in Portland and Seattle. So far people have seemed to see the '98 Mazda and go "meh."

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Sorry I missed your call yesterday, bear. What a drag about the Beetle! Fuckers....

In the meantime, I found some footage of you at Folsom -- who knew!

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