October 30th, 2013

Paul Neyron rose 2

Wednesday so far

I went to bed around 2:00 a.m. I woke at 10:30 a.m. I used the sunlight-effect lamp for about half an hour.

I read some of Bending the Iron while I was under the light. It was a book I'd gotten from Carina a few months ago. I had to go back to the beginning and skim through to remember what had happened in the first thirty-five pages. I got through another couple of chapters.

I went to the grocery store. I talked to P. for a bit. Mom wants her to come help pack things that are in cabinets in the kitchen for when we get new cabinets. P. said she’d call me.

I am hoping I'll get a new editing job to work on today.

I went over my text message limit yesterday texting with J.-PA. I e-mailed A., and he said we could chat tonight.

I went out to the yard to look at the mystery pink rose, which had not been eaten yet.  The flower was fully open.

Later: We got a new monitor.  I should be able to also fit my lamp on the desk when I want to use that.  I did laundry.  I don't know what the difference is, because the new monitor doesn't have sound, but when I plugged my earbuds into the computer I was able to hear the audio on DVDs, and I couldn't before, with the previous monitor.  Maybe it was something else Dad did to the computer.  It's a welcome development.

I got a free book from All Romance eBooks.

Later still: I talked with A. for an hour and a half.  He said Halloween was called "gay Christmas."  I know more about U.S. gay culture(s) than the average person, but had not heard that.  A. is more involved in gay culture than I am, and I was always an outsider to it.  I try to be a good ally, and I'm part of the queer community, but I'm not a gay man myself.  It's also a long time since I was going to gay bars every couple of weeks and involved with the college LGB (T added later) organization.  I caught up some when I was volunteering for the organization a few years ago, but now it's mostly reading, talking with A., and e-mailing with a few of the other guys I "met" on what was then AfterElton.

I'm not counting fiction as learning about gay cultures, just the non-fiction and talking to real people.