Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 31

AIDS LifeCycle 2015

Today is the first day of AIDS LifeCycle (ALC). This is my first time, in several years, that I haven’t participated in the ride. ALC participants make a bold statement that there is much work to be done in the fight against HIV/AIDS. AIDS LifeCycle is a fully supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los […]

May 30

My Morning Wakeup Call

Previously, I have discussed what it means to be a dog owner. With a cold nose and a steady stare, Max woke me up this morning asking for breakfast and a walk. Luckily for him, I have weak self-control and am a sucker for a hungry dog. So I gave him a dish full of […]

May 29

Game Night in the East Bay

Tonight took me to the East Bay for a night celebrating a close friend’s birthday. We drank French champagne, ate awesome vegetarian stew and played a variety of board games. It is nights like these when I remember the deep importance of being earnest, the importance of friends. Everyone had good news to share. One couple […]

May 28

The Bond Files: 007 Title Sequences: Timeless or Dated?

Originally posted on KALEIDO! LEIDO!:
This post focuses on Bond films from the Moore era onwards. The Connery/Lazenby era feels like almost a completely different franchise and worthy of a separate discussion.  —————————————————————————————————– (above: Typical ridiculously dated Bond title sequence) Bond films were the staple food of my childhood. My uncle’s house only had one DVD, a…

May 27

An Evening with Bette

So I totally lived a queer cliche last night. I went to Bette Midler at SAP Center. Yes… I know. Two gay boys, flaming out to the Divine Miss M. It was wonderful. He and I grabbed Japanese tapas, had a few cocktails to celebrate the evening and then sat through 2 hours of wonderful. […]

May 26

The Bond Files: Information on Omega and James Bond Watches

Originally posted on Book & Quote Monster:
Ten Things to Know about Omega by WatchTime Omega is a well-known brand which has associations with NASA, Olympics and James Bond etc.It has the Speedmaster, Seamaster and Constellation collections etc. What’s in a Name? In 1903, the company changed name from Louis Brandt & Frere to Omega…

May 25

The Bond Files: Why the spy movie genre is stronger than ever

Originally posted on National Post:
Superheroes, dinosaurs, and minions have dominated the box office this year, but when 2015 comes to a close you could argue there will be a greater victor: spies. Over the course of twelve months we’ll have seen more movies about secret agents than giant lizards, supermen, or funny little creatures.…