Less than a month to go and I'm excited to be going on (and organizing) the second annual Snowpunks trip to Tahoe. Like last year we have two huge cabins- one with an indoor hot tub, one with a sauna- and each with an amazing view of North Lake Tahoe. We're not big skiers so we'll be sledding, partying, sipping hot coco, making lewd snowmen (and women) with enormous genitals. You know, the usual things people do in the snow. :)
Speaking of which, there are still a few vacancies in the cabin with the hot tub if anyone is interested. Please contact me ASAP if you are. We're going on Feb. 16-19, President's Day weekend, and it's the usual crowd of local hooligans you've come to know and love- think Fandango, Rocky Horror, slopunks and the like.
I know, my journal has been a bit...uh...sparse this year. To read it, you would swear I did nothing but go on cool vacations and then disappear into some kind of void where nothing ever happens in between. Nothing could be further from the truth, of course. I'm having trouble finding a good place to start, so I suppose I'll start with the conclusion of my last trip- the one mentioned in the post previous to this one.
C. and I had a pretty amazing time on the cruise, all things considered. The first five days or so were great. We drank, we gambled, laid out by the pool, took in some art, saw the sights at the ports of call...oh, and we got all dressed up for dinners and such. I must say, we made a striking pair. Believe me, I'll be the first to tell you I'm no adonis but damned if I don't look fucking sharp in a brand new suit with a woman like C. on my arm.
The last few days of that cruise sucked, however, because I got the strep throat of Cthulu or something. I mean I've had strep throat many times in my life, but this was something special. Anyway, C. took amazingly good care of me all through the agaonizing few days of getting off the boat and flying back to SLO. I'll say this, though: going through tough times brings people together. Even though we both saw each other in our worst, least attractive state on that trip, C. and I grew all the closer for it.
More recently, she has been going through some very difficult times with her family. Out of respect for her, I won't go into the details but suffice it to say, I've been there for her as she was there for me when I needed her and, again, it seems to have strengthened that bond between us- that bond you can only achieve through facing adversity together.
That, I suppose, partially explains my absence from LJ. I've been a little too busy dealing with life itself and the complexities of life in a relationship- one that has proved to be both highly rewarding and meaningful to me. I think a lot of my posting in the past may have come from an inner sense of loneliness and a need to connect that has been sated, somewhat, by this new and beautiful "nation of two", as Kurt Vonnegut would put it. We try not use the word "love" around each other too much for fear of diluting it's meaning, but that's exactly what it is. Love. :)
Lots more to share, but maybe another time. I have things to do. Hope all is well with the rest of you out there in LJ land. I must admit, I've missed some of you quite a bit. Ciao, darlings!