. A great old friend is visiting, and enough old-timers were out at this one bar Friday night it was like a time warp had openened up – it was 1997 again. And then there’s the big event just down the highway and me not there. Wondering if friends are safe. At the bar last night a friend took a call from her boyfriend who’s inside the security perimeter – he called his girlfriend to say goodnight. Our three other friends (his colleagues) are outside the perimeter, but safe as well. It’s also the first no-jacket weekend here – beautiful warm weather. A good time to clean the windows and hose down my back deck, but also for coffee or beer on the sidewalk.
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a party I was at in the paper: “…a dear friend of mine threw a martini-drenched surprise B-day bash for his (biological) girlfriend just last weekend. Now, I knew all the mainly straight partygoers there quite well, of course (a few number among my most fabulous friends and drinking buddies), a cast of this city’s finest dancers, musicians, journalists and divine rogues, including the owners of two of the hottest and hippest nightspots in the city.”
I guess I’m a divine rogue, which suits me just fine.
email from Zeke, proprietor of Zeke’s Gallery:
Paintings by Marcus Hildebrandt
Vernissage: 10/20/2000 19h
L’Exposition continue jusqu’au 11/19/2000
“Friends, we need to talk. Look around – there are goats amongst us. They’ve traveled a long way from Upper Egypt and now they’re grazing at Zeke’s Gallery. Join the herd on October 20th, along with Monavici, Girl Friday, Edmund Fitzcaraldo, amongst others. Have a beer or seventeen – you just may get lucky and take one of them home.” – Marcus Hildebrandt
crossover from Gore’s selection of Lieberman to Canadian politics. Stockwell Day, the new leader of the largest right wing party here, is an Evangelical Christian. And he complains, loudly and often, that reporters ask him about that unfairly (invoking god in the context of politics is viewed with great suspicion here in Canada). Anyhow, the Globe published an interesting editorial about this today: God and politicians.