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July 09, 2007

Gay and Fabulous

"I love San Francisco," I said to Donny, a regular customer sitting in the back of my taxi with his boyfriend. "You musta had a great time."

"We did," Donny replied, "but, man alive, everything's so expensive in that town. With the restaurants and shows, you could go broke."

"Well, nobody said the gay life was gonna come cheap."

"You got that right," Donny said, chuckling. "You gotta ante up if you're going to be gay and fabulous."

"So what to you guys got planned for today?" I said as we scooted up Pine Street towards downtown.

"It's Gay Pride Weekend," Donny replied, "so there's a bunch of events we're going to hit. First off is the Burly Bear Beer Blast at Nectar's."

"Hmm," I said. "That was the Burly Bear - what?"

"Beer Blast," Donny's boyfriend jumped in. "Last year it was called the 'beer festival,' but I think they wanted the alliteration of the four B's."

"What do bears have to do with Gay Pride?"

The two of them laughed. "In the gay world, bears are kind of slightly overweight, fluffy guys, often hairy. Nectar's sponsors a bear beauty contest."

"Well, that sounds like fun," I said. "What next?"

"We'll probably call you later, Jernigan, to take us up to Higher Ground for the Cirque du So Gay."

"Now that sounds truly gay and fabulous," I said.

"That it is," Donny said looking over at his boyfriend. The affection between the couple was palpable. "That it is."

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Fantastic, Jernigan :)

Posted by: AustinDriveGuy | Jul 9, 2007 9:42:19 PM

I met a super sweet couple that you took to and from Higher Ground for Cirque du so Gay (I wonder if it is the same couple!?) and you can see them in the Stuck in VT vlog this week! They were super sweet and they called you and me "Burlington institutions"!??! HELLO!?

After Cirque du so Gay I feel Gay and Fabulous as well! Feel the LOVE! Love the PRIDE!

Posted by: Eva | Jul 9, 2007 10:52:40 PM

Eva, I do believe we have a bingo.

Often I feel as if I'd like to be institutionalized. Or, at a minimum, to quote Joey Ramone, "I want to be sedated."

I've heard that many choose the gay lifestyle just for the fabulousness.(Fabulousity?)

Posted by: Jernigan Pontiac | Jul 10, 2007 9:36:14 AM


(just wanted to join in on the fabulousness)

Posted by: Mistress Maeve | Jul 10, 2007 7:08:52 PM

Well, then - if Mistress Maeve says it's fabulous, it's fabulous. Yeah, baby.

Posted by: Jernigan Pontiac | Jul 10, 2007 7:17:47 PM

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