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Best Pride Ever

I’ve never liked Pride, and I thought I’d rather have a thumb in my eye than march in a parade. Who knew I’d have as much fun as I did this past weekend, marching in the Pride parade with the GSGRA. Sam, Sonny, and I carried state flags and represented the rodeo.

Funny thing being in a parade. The presumption is that there’s a reason why you’re in it, and why people would care. So the spectators give you this once-over, just to make sure that you’re somebody to them, and then the onus is on you to be somebody, with a smile or a wink, or a holler, so that’s exactly what we did.

We finished up the parade route early, rolled and tubed the flags, headed for The Abbey and tipped a few in honor of pride, our right to marry, our friendship with Sonny, and the rodeo. Sam was right. It’s more fun being in the parade than watching it, but then, I guess that’s no surprise. Kinda like life.

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Our Anniversaries

Yes, “Anniversaries” plural, because Sam and I mark our first date and our wedding date, both on the 21st, and half a year from each other. It’s been two and a half years since our first date, and a year since the wedding. Neither of us can believe it’s been a year.

We had dinner last night at Whist at the Viceroy in Santa Monica, recommended by my friend K-Dub, and chosen for lots of reasons, not the least of which was its inclusion on American Express’ IN LA card partner list. Hey, it seemed fitting that we’d use the points we’d racked up on that card, mostly from the wedding and honeymoon, to garner us a free anniversary dinner a year later.

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