Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Post festival recovery...

Lawd, have mercy!

A bitch attended both days of Pride Fest 2007. It rained...a wee bit of rain based spit Saturday and a fucking flood Sunday (wince). And the weather didn't even have the decency to cool itself off post deluge! Oh no...uh uh...the rain fed the humidity and Tower Grove Park became a motherfucking sauna.


Oh well, what can you do? And Sauna Fest 2007 did afford this bitch the opportunity to meet several blog-based fans. Hello to you all!

On a rather vain note...that two day sauna has done wonders for my complexion.

For real!

A bitch woke up after my 16 hour post festival sleep to find my skin beyond clear.

Who need a spa treatment when we've got St. Louis in June (wink)?

Congrats to Pride St. Louis!


evilganome said...

Pride is good for your complexion. Who knew? Coastal New England is starting it's annual, welcome to the tropics weather pattern. We are up in the 90's and I don't even want to know what the humidity is like. Still, it beats the hell out of snow. No complaints.

Maya's Granny said...

Because Juneau is in a rain forest, we have moist air. By the time I had lived here three months, my skin looked ten years younger. I love it.

proudprogressive said...

Pride is good for the Spirit ! And Everyday is Pride day,yep. Just want to wish all ABB readers a happy Pride Month. The personal is Political.

WE got a long way to go and there ain't nobody gonna turn us round. Our coalitions are needed now more then ever.

Here in the Southwest speculation is, the heat is like practicing for a day in hell. Granted its a "dry heat"

Think dry Swedish sauna vs. a steam room, however the Coyotes still spontaneously combust along the highways and the kitties lay about on their backs,belly up, like they are croaking. (its unsettling to say the least)

Remeber Stone Wall -

Happy Pride Month Shark-Fu an C-money and the sorta beagles !

Anonymous said...

The weather is the same here..or worse :\

And not lettin' up until Saturday..Damnit! :(

Ft. Worth TX

Clio Bluestocking said...

Humidity and good skin -- I'm always saying that and no one ever beleives me. Now I'm not the only one. Thank you!

I just have to share this story. I was at a certain mega-mart earlier today (hush! I know they are the evil empire, but around here they are the only empire), and I found one of those huge golf umbrellas in -- you guessed it -- rainbow colors! Somehow, I don't think they were aware of the political implications of this particular product. I HAD to get it! So tomorrow, when the skies open up yet again, there will be a proud rainbow covering me.

May every day be Pride Day!

Unknown said...

Bitch, I have so many questions. First I want to say that I love you. I love you perspective, your power of word, and your bitchitude.

Here's my problem, I am 24 y/o gay black male. I'm completely out to my parents and feel pretty comfortable in my own skin about who I am. The thing is I've never been able to bring myself to embrace the gay community.

In my mind I see the gay community as bit much for me. I feel like the community is primarily elitist, and eurocentric. I feel like the standard of beauty for the community is a western standard of beauty. I'll admit I have only been to a few gay bars/clubs during my college years in Philadelphia. I tried my best to embrace the scene but always felt as if I was an outsider and grew to resent the atmosphere. At this point I am petrified to attend any gay bars or clubs or even pride because I feel as if I am selling out all of my principles.

Now I'll admit that alot of my issues with the community may have to do with my own menatl perception of the situation. In other words I may be biased. Also I think my experience in Philadelphia may have traumatized me. I'm not the biggest social butterfly so not finding my particular place in the community has really scared the shit out of me.

I guess I'm writing because I want to find my place in the community. I'm in Baltimore now and I feel like I have a new oppurtunity to feel things out and find my niche but I'm pretty fearful. The biggest problem I see for myself is squaring my ideals and my perception with what is going on in the community.

I'm more of an activist so I have found it difficult to deal with the Eurocentrism, materialism, and elitism in the community. How do I readjust myself to deal with all of this.

I realize that this must be the biggest sob story you have ever heard. I want to apologize to your other readers for my bullshit. I finally worked up the nerve to write so I wanted to seize the moment.

Shark-Fu said...


So many great questions! A bitch shall answer in a post.

Anonymous said...

dear bitch,
i'm sorry to say i was along with you for that sweaty, humid ride in tower grove park after the parade. perhaps i didn't recognize you, or perhaps i am already an outcaste in stl blogging circles, but i'm glad we represented like that. peace

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