Sunday, August 20, 2006

Le voyage - Goodbye, Londres!

Had a great time in that former imperial capital. London- I love you, terror threats and all.

I'm now back in Toronto and getting back to my routine, which is far more tolerable after having had this brief change of environment. I felt like I lived in London in a tin
y pink bachelor pad for 9 days. It was very comfortable and good. Maybe it's being part of the Commonwealth, but I think that the culture shock would be far greater if I was in another city and since I wanted to maximize psychological comfort, I'm glad I crossed the pond. In many ways, London felt like a larger and older version of Toronto which can only be a good thing.

Seeing my friends was the absolute best part of the trip and made me realize how much I really miss their presen
ce. Whippy came all the way from Scarbra! The trip was actually very calm and relaxed, which is what I really needed. Of course there were surreal moments, like the time a Jamaican woman started to french me in a gay bar while giving me poppers and jerking me off. I also reconciled with an old flame, which was nice. Oh... and I threw a coming out party for Paddington Bear. The photos will be posted below. London seems to house at least 49 million homos which is very convenient and happy. What's more, there is a fantastic club night called Horsemeat Disco which feels very early 80s in the best way. That enough could compel me to fly over for a weekend.

Being back at home has been uneventful but I feel recharged. The Boyf and I have spent some time together and Niko is in town which is fantastic.

Not much else to say, really. At least nothing I can think of, so all 4 of you readers are updated. I will sign off by telling y'all about a hilariously pretentious thing some middle-class Londoners do... they will transform the name of their district to sound more "Continental" or sophisticated.... example: Vauxhall (normally pronounced vox-hall) becomes-- vos-all. Battersea (bat-er-see) = ba-ter-zee-a. Clapham (clap-am) = Claaam. I find that hysterically pompous and useless. But I love the fact that London is big and diverse enough to include such idiots and that everyone mocks those nerds.

Now, here's Paddington...


At 4:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paddington is so cute and such a homo! I like the one of him doing a line.


At 8:24 PM, Blogger zamboola said...

Genet when are we to meet up and discuss jerking off and paddington bear?

At 9:43 PM, Blogger PDD said...

Sorry, but I don't see paddington doing any lines. He seems to know how to eat ass very well however, so I guess that's all that really counts. Or am I wrong here?

At 9:48 PM, Blogger PDD said...

I just read the pretentious Londoners part HAHAHAHAHHAHA! You fucking kill me. You really do.

At 9:00 AM, Anonymous Niko said...

I loved those pictures!

...and thank you for last night! I had a wonderful time :-)

At 10:58 AM, Anonymous Matt said...

LOL. Great pics. Always suspected as a kid there was some "creative" spirit just itchin' to get out of that bear...

At 6:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm reading this nearly a year later and laughing at the memories of your trip over here. I had totally forgotten about Paddington's big night OUT. Didn't you also have some footage of a woman who walked funny?


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