Friday, April 25, 2008
The object is to change your sex and copulate to achieve orgasm first. You get more pleasure if you're straight mating with a woman so then you change your sex to a woman, maybe she's a lesbian.... it's very tricky. The best I've had is a simultaneous orgasm.
It's all stick figures and no sex or dirty talk. Wholesome family fun!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Apr 15: Jim Deva, Bruce Smyth and Barb Thomas open Little Sister's Book and Art Emporium at 1221 Thurlow St in Vancouver and hold their official opening two weeks later on May 3. The store's bookshelves and art gallery initially share space, but despite the popularity of monthly gallery openings art sales are slow and the bookstore soon takes over. Since very few gay and lesbian books are available at this time in Canada, Little Sister's has to import about 90 percent of its stock from the US.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
I saw it at the Bloor Cinema which is my favourite theatre in Toronto. I'm so glad when they tore down all the rep theatres they left this one alone. Every time I go there I remember when I used to date the popcorn boy, he was 16, I was 18, and we made out in the "couples seat", which is a special theatre seat built for 2. Then I remember that was 11 years ago and I feel like I'm 100.
So the movie was good. It was about cutting down on your garbage, using less hydro, saving the environment. It was good. I think I already do a lot. I don't have a compost box in my apartment but I don't drive, I take a bike. I don't eat meat, which means I don't use fuel and energy raising crops for animals to eat so I can eat them. I walk to work. I recycle what I can. I learned a couple things, in the future I will be buying environmentally friendly dish detergent and laundry soap. But that's about it. It said not to leave your computer on all the time which isn't going to happen. The environment isn't up there on my list of priorities, I'm having no children to leave this crap to. I love animals, I want to save them all. I support gay causes, AIDS charities and I work about 15 hours a week for the Archives. I'm good.
Afterwards off to The Bike Clinic which advertises no judgment and good prices. Most bike shops in Toronto will give you crap for having a clunker but they didn't. I think of my bike like my car, you notice something wrong and hope it will go away for a while until you realize it doesn't. To me cycling is supposed to be free so I have a hard time spending money on my bike. So anyway, I left it out over the winter so now I need a new chain and my back gears need replacing as they've worn away, it was like that when I bought it. Estimate was $35 which is amazing, every other time I've gone to a bike store they want to replace half of it and it costs $150.
Because today was like the first nice day of the year and Monday is a TTC strike they had no time to fix it but I have an appointment for Wednesday night. Monday off to another Hot Doc screening.
Went to Canadian Tire on the way home, I knew there was 2 things I needed. I bought the converter to plug my stuff in while in Europe but forgot to get my keys cut! The converter was $22, is that good? Dunno.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Huge 10-acre square, the largest in any of Europe's medieval cities, features the 16th-century Renaissance Cloth Hall and the splendid 14th-century Gothic Basilica of the Virgin Mary.
It sounds awesome.
The pictures look ok but I have seen churches before.
Next we have Lobkowicz Palace a museum on the top of a hill with this view:
This appears to be beside Prague Castle (Prazsky hrad)
The largest castle in Europe contains more than seven hundred rooms.
Doesn't it? I don't want to put too much as stopping here was an afterthought but the Prague Zoo looks cool too.
I'm leaving on Monday the 19th for Berlin, the train seems to leave every hour and takes about 5 hours (ugh!).
So if I take all Monday to get to Berlin then I have the 20-24th, four days.
The Daily Life Museum looks cool, exploring daily life in Communist Berlin.
Apparently the Parliament Building (Reichstag) is a "must do".
I wrote to them in advance for a free tour, as it says to do. We'll see what happens.
I'm finding it hard to plan things to do at night. There is theatre, some in English, I've found web pages helpfully out of service, and a black light theatre in Prague. I guess I can always do what I did in London, walk the streets until I get lost and then pray not to get robbed.
The Zoologischer Garten (Berlin Zoo) looks cool and I love animals. Hence the whole not eating them thing. With a few days in Berlin I must check this out. The site raves, says its one of the best zoos in Europe, the oldest zoo in Germany with the worlds largest number of species. Plus they have an aquarium.
Here's a rare homo sapien, lets hope the emphasis is on the homo.
Of course, the Berlin Wall is a must for me. With Checkpoint Charlie:
It says the wall is all over Berlin and you can't miss it. Watch me miss it.
The The Holocaust Memorial (Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe) sounds good but look:
Its bloody pop-art with a thousand pieces of blank concrete to symbolize graves. Yipee. Maybe I'll give this a miss. Although across the street is the memorial to the gay men murdered in concentration camps, between 15,000 and 600,000 men. It's supposedly still being built and doesn't seem to have a website. Oh good, it opens May 27, I leave on the 25th. Handy!
Now this is more like it, the Berlin Insider Tours. 6 hour Concentration Camp tour, a Third Reich tour and a Cold War tour. I'm in heaven! It says you can just show up and pay and the 6 hour tour costs less than $30! And it starts right beside the zoo.
Discover the remains of the 1000 year Reich and see Goering's Air Defence Ministry where the Luftwaffe co-ordinated the Battle of Britain, the site of Goebbels' Propaganda Ministry, and the ruins of Himmler's SS and Gestapo HQs by the "Topography of Terror" exhibit.
Take an imaginary stroll down the North-South axis of "Germania" designed by Albert Speer - from the towering Great Hall to the monumental arch.
Visit the site of Hitler's New Reichs Chancellery, the seat of power of Nazi held Europe, and the exact location of the Führer Bunker - we provide a step by step account of Hitler's suicide, the last days spent in the bunker, and the fate of his remains - our information stems from the latest Soviet archives and detailed research.
Up and beyond the average we follow the route of the Soviet attack towards the final battlefield for the Reichstag and stop before the Soviet Memorial flanked with T34 Tanks and Red Army Howitzers.
We describe Post Great War Germany and explain the Nazi's rise to power, Hitler's "Lebensraum" Policy and the path to war and Europe's destruction.
As Berlin became a stage of fire and death Hitler reiterated the original premise of Nazism - total victory or annihilation - we outline the ramifications it held for the new world.
Wasn't there some Nazi march here? Also it says this is near the hotel Michael Jackson hung his baby out the window.
There is KZ-Sachsenhausen a concentration camp, but it seems to be part of the concentration camp tour.
The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is a must:
It was bombed during WW II, you can see half the roof missing.
The Altes Museum has a lot of Egyptian stuff, like this cool necklace:
The Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion) is a maybe.
It's the stadium used for the Nazi's 1936 Olympic Games and for some reason is still used as a soccer stadium.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Oh wait, that's me.
- get a power converter
- get a key cut for my cat sitter
- buy extra cat food
- plan things to see and do in Poland, Prague and Berlin
- print maps
- research and buy a train ticket to Prague and Berlin
- confirm dates