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so I managed to get to the folsom street fair around 1:30. I had to do a little work before leaving and then of course I had to do a little dressing up.





I had bought a lovely vintage gray cotton and leather jacket yesterday so I put that on to start out with something slightly fashionable.

on the way there I saw a number of very interesting people and while there I also saw a number of interesting people but I wasn't feeling that shutterbuggy until I saw my boyfriend with a crowd gathered round him:





I was terribly disappointed that he had shaved his beard for the occasion but at least he doesn't shave his body.

also terribly disappointed that his pretty blue eyes don't show up in these squinting-into-the-sun pics.

here's one with his buddy whose name I did not catch:





as you can see my boyfriend's name is carlo and I am not the jealous type so when these two kissed I was quite happy but not quick enough with the camera to catch it.

that's pretty much the sum total of pics. it took three hours to walk five blocks and in the middle I stopped and bought this motorcycle vest that I then put on instead of the gray jacket and I felt pretty tough although I think if I can't get myself to start lifting weights again I should at least do some pushups as my arms are not really outstanding, you know?

when I came home I thought I should take after shots but only one turned out very well and yes I know it's a digital camera and you just keep shooting until you get what you want but I was sweaty and tired and thirsty and needed to go sit down.

but here's me in the motorcycle jacket vest posing for an after pic. I did get a little sun but you can't tell here because this was a very dark photo that needed much work in photoshop to make presentable and in the process I lost my sunburned nose. it's for the better, really:





now I am very hungry. I have had two slices of pizza and two cups of brown cow cream on top vanilla cherry yogurt and am thinking about a bowl of cereal to top it all off. I did not really eat much other than those things so I guess I can certainly afford the calories. I managed actually to walk around with my shirt or rather jackets completely off at times. that's quite something but I still want muscles it just hurts too much to get them. I know no pain no gain but simply summoning the energy to work past the pain is nearly impossible for me and I don't enjoy it at all. if lifting weights is torture, is it worth the buffitude?

on my way back I stopped at rei to get a replacement key ring flashlight to replace the one that mysteriously disappeared. I'll probably find it tomorrow. I was the only one in leather in there but it was not very crowded anyway. at least when I stopped at rainbow for water the people in line knew to ask me 'so how was folsom.'

it was ok. I did not try to track down anyone I knew because I knew that I was going to want to bail at some completely random time. which is not a very good reason really but you don't have to give me a very good reason to avoid the phone. any old excuse will do.

the few demos I saw were interesting at times and not at others but simply people-watching was fun enough. it's not every day that every. single. man. in. the. city. comes out dressed in fetish gear. nice to watch, that.

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expanding_x_man
Oct. 1st, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
I will let you know, as it progresses, how things go with Loren as my trainer. I have the bucks, but since the knee is fucked up with the meniscus issue, I am putting it off. I hope I can start in two to three weeks or -- before. I plan to get buff and lean, since anything else, is too painful for my vanity.

Your boyfriend looks good! ; )

Bet Folsom was fun, I could not get out there with the bum knee; next year...
eriktrips
Oct. 1st, 2007 04:33 am (UTC)
yeah I'll be interested to see the results. maybe I'll get inspired beyond the intractable lethargy. I mean, I can walk miles at a time but lifting is just a struggle--it's not that I don't have energy, but I don't seem to have the right kind or something.

he's a porn star you know ;)

it was fun although unbelievably crowded by the time I made it to 7th street. I was happy to pop myself out of the crowd and walk down to rei.
agoraphiliac
Oct. 1st, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)
Thanks for the Folsom update. I like the mirror background in your photos.



eriktrips
Oct. 1st, 2007 04:36 am (UTC)
I meant to do that! ;)
ridethegallows
Oct. 1st, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
you look totally badass in these!
eriktrips
Oct. 1st, 2007 04:36 am (UTC)
ha! maybe it's time for a new user pic or two..
daisydumont
Oct. 1st, 2007 11:03 am (UTC)
i like the leather jacket! wow. i think i could get into leather, if i were the right person in the right place. but i'm not. *g*

carlo is lovely. if his father is semi-well-preserved, i'll give him a call.
eriktrips
Oct. 1st, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
don't count yourself out prematurely--I've seen a lot of gray hair at some of the play parties I've been to! I'm sure they'd be happy to teach a newbie of any age.

I will ask carlo to bring pics of his father to our next date. :)
virtueprod
Oct. 2nd, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
Lookin' handsome!

(also, i never pictured you with an italian guy.)
eriktrips
Oct. 2nd, 2007 06:34 am (UTC)
fuzzy with puppy dog eyes gets me every time, whether dark or blond or bald! I'm not sure I could deal with the stereotypical italian, um, intensity, though. I admit to being rather teutonic in the interpersonal communication department..
eriktrips
Oct. 2nd, 2007 06:46 am (UTC)
oh and this was what hooked me. spaghetti cowboy!
plangge
Oct. 2nd, 2007 07:13 am (UTC)
i like the first pic quite a bit, but then i am a sucker for guys who can wear hats and look dashing in them. i tend to look awkward and strange in them.

when i hit up the gayway (the safeway on market, just up from castro), the cashier kept checking out my harness and finally gave me this huge grin, so i assumed he was a folsom fan. but when i approached to pay, he asked, "i hope this isn't rude - but is that casual wear, or is it a special occasion?"

i said, "oh, i just came from folsom."

he looked confused. "folsom?"

"folsom street fair..."

he shrugged. "i just moved here a week ago. i don't know what that is."

i gave him a smile and told him that he'd fit in just fine, and welcome to town. i expect that boy will be having lots of fun.
eriktrips
Oct. 2nd, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
hee. yeah he sounds like he'll do well for himself here. :)

you might ask a neutral third party to evaluate your hat potential. I just know that during my first few years on T I was reluctant to wear hats because my girlface looked ridiculous under hats. first putting one on made me feel awkward too, but I took an objective look at myself in the mirror and thought you know? these work better now.

the trick of course is getting the right style. I don't look that great in baseball caps, for instance, but the straw cowboy hat I tried on a couple of years ago looked surprisingly good! there's a great hat store on Valencia at 15th. go in there and just try on everything until you find the right one.
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