you need to tell me the story of the mice hanging on the wall
I noticed those mice too. I vaguely remembered that Omminc was a
student and in student (not sure) housing that was very strict about pets
and that was the best he was allowed. My alternative thought was that
while the cat was away, the mice could play and up there they were safe
if it tried to stealth back in. Be interesting to find out the truth.
its cool to see ppl here in the 'area' doing stuff
If you're ever in the Cities, drop me a line.
The world never changes if you're forever "minding my own business".
The mindset that no one knows you're gay because you haven't told them,
is like the dog that thinks you don't see him stealing the steak because he avoids your glance.
Staying in the closet is like continuing to sit in the back of the bus.
It's accepting that it's wrong to be who you are.
IT WAS EXACTLY ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEKEND!
Exactly a year ago this very evening, we were all crowded into omminc's apartment! That was the highlight of the meet for me, because it was just a very comfortable and relaxed and ordinary get-together. I definitely remember that night well!
That whole holiday was just great - from finding my distant cousins in Duluth, to being driven along the shore of Lake Superior, to going to my very first gay bar in (of all places) Eau Claire, to spending the time I did with you guys!
EPILOGUE: After coming home, I quickly realised that my old life was not enough anymore, and within a month, I had gone down to Edinburgh, and a month after that, I moved into my first place there, but I had to move out a few weeks later, so then I went down to Brighton for the huge Pride Festival, ended up staying in hotels for over a month, until I found a place along the coast in a shared house in which I rented a room. And apart from going home at Christmas/New Year, I've been here ever since!
(hope you followed all of that)
It was such a stroke of luck - I would never have been able to do all of that without having that JUB meet experience to spur me on to change my life. It came along at just the right moment.
Thanks once again to everyone who made that whole weekend one I will remember for a long, long, time.
ChickenGuy, thanks for the reminder and the walk down memory lane.
Minneapolis was a whole lot of fun for me and obviously life changing for you. So good to hear of all the moves you've made and the differences in your life.
Yes, probably the high light of the trip was that completely unscheduled evening at Omminc's place! So casual, easy and open..
I have to agree with you guys, the visit at Omminc's was way-over-the-top great fun. I'd be hard pressed to come up with any other situation at a JUB meet that was more fun than that. Even being drunk, I was entirely cognizant of a great time, with a bunch of fun people. (I seldom get drunk, and only in situations and places where I'm extremely comfortable to be in.)
CG, will we be seeing you in the West in three months? I surely hope so! You're well aware of the great time that can be had. And thank you for the nice post. Seeing somebody's life change (for the better) right in front of me is one of the most rewarding things humanly possible.
BOSS: I'm sorry, but I'll have to lay you and Jack off.
SUE: Can you just jack off? I feel like shit today.
"I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires" - Susan B. Anthony
THE WIZARD OF OZ: "Transported to a surreal landscape, a girl kills the first person she meets, then joins three strangers to kill again."