March 23, 2006
Third and finally...I've got to lay down the routine for the drinking regimen. When it's sunny and beautiful with a nice eastern breeze and a calm 70 degrees, it seems that all of boystown is out and about and consuming mass amounts of alcohol. I'll have to control the urges so I can be at my best for all three months. Three nights a week max. Maybe four if one of my alter egos needs to be let out of her box. But that's it. No, really.
While it's true that I have an allergy to the sun I'd like to thank a certain company for making lotion SPF 70! It means I can go out and enjoy the sun...even though my poor dying corneas hate the rays.
I'm planning a trip to Guatemala with La Familia to visit the loved ones. I need to see my Grandma (Abuelita). She's the only one who can chastise my Mom and get away with it. I feel safe with her. Our summer is their rainy season...and that makes me happy....I love cloudy days.
I'm looking forward to all the events coming up in our community. I've been buried under books and dealing with kids all year...I need to get out and have some fun. It also gives me a reason to go shopping. Hmmmm....maybe I’ll go with Steven when he gets his new shorts.
Chester thank you for bringing a smile to our faces, John R. for always being wonderful, Nick for a great night, Sean...just ‘cause, Billy and Patrick who make us laugh and we love them, Magdalena for being such a beautiful person, the doctors at IMMC...thanks for helping my Dad, Steven’s family in Iowa...much love, Shayna and Larissa...we love you, Little John...my eternal Valentine, Billy, Julian, Paulie....my sweethearts, Glynis...bestest kid evar, Tony Coppoletta...best pool instructor, Char...happy b-day again.
Photos: (by Dave Ouano) Alex at the Pride Parade, Ben and Brian soak up the sun at Chicago's Hollywood Beach, and Jeff at Market Days.