School’s Almost Out, Life Goes On

Oh how I can’t wait for school to be over, for good.  Alas, we all know Justin will never be graduating from college… well a least not this year, which is incredibly annoying/depressing/etc.  I’ve been in school for ages now, way longer than I should have been in school.

Of course, lots of great things have happened because of my extended college career.  I made so many incredible friends, realized engineering wasn’t for me.  Neither was psychology, pre-law, sociology, philosophy… you get the point.

I’ve “settled” on a sort of triple major.  I get one degree with an emphasis on three topics.  For me it’s Political Science, Gender Studies and Photography.  I love all three of those and it opens a lot of doors for me, especially with the PoliSci and Photography portions.

But first I’ve gotta get out of school right?

This summer I have the options of summer school, internships or traveling.  I want to do an internship in Europe but my parents moving to Saudi Arabia makes me want to see them a lot this summer, so maybe an internship in Houston… but then I’d like to get some classes out of the way so summer school?

Hate living like this!

Oh yeah, then there’s being away from Ryan.  I really don’t want to spend the summer states, much less oceans, away from him.  But I guess we can’t put our future together on the back burner so we can spend the present together.  The sooner I graduate, the sooner we can move on with our life together.

Get out of school and then let’s move back to California where I can be with so many of my amazing friends… Sean, Kevin, Mark, David, Kayla, Matt…

Until then, here I am, one class at a time.  I now live through another graduation season where I lose more of my friends.  This year I’m going to miss most Chase and Corey, moving to Kansas City.  Congratulations on them for moving on with their band, Scouts, which is awesome.  But going to miss my boys.

And worse yet, Karen is moving to St. Louis. Major sadness over that, first Micheal and now Karen. Blurg. What’s this city going to?

Luckily Phoebe, Joshua, Laura and Eric Cox etc etc are still here.  Ryan and I will stay sane for a bit longer.

Welcome Home

I had a wonderful day yesterday hanging with Ryan and Mark and Sean and Kevin…


I got my new MacBook Pro powersupply which I left back in Missouri, gah!  I also picked up the Incase Power Slider while Kevin and I were at the Apple Store.  So far I’m loving it but I’ll wait to use it a few days before I give a real review.

Last night Sean, Ryan, Mark and I headed out for Sushi at Eiji, but not before Mark, Ryan and I had some Birite ice cream. Yum!

The sushi was great, the Sake was fun and really helped get the night going. Then we saw the $410 Christmas trees… WTF?!

After sushi was Pilsner Inn where a bunch of bears were having a birthday party.

Ryan got a hankering for something sweet when he saw the birthday cake so we went Home.  I had never been there but it seemed totally appropriate for how I was feeling all day.  As soon as I could see the bay from the airplane I felt Home.  So, we went to Home and got the trio and had a delicious desert platter. Yum.

Then we began the parting of ways… Sadface.  But the night was a whole lot of fun.

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Fun in/with Concordia

Chase and the band invited me to join them on their trip to Concordia where they were to perform at a local fair of sorts.  The invitation was taken with great anticipation of an awesome time; and an awesome time was had.

The trip up was a combination of singing to crappy radio music and… well that’s really what we did the whole way up.  I showed my skills as a homo taking lead on the Mariah Carey tracks.

I guess I didn’t really know what to expect out of Concordia and in the end, it was pretty much insane.  This is a small town, a small, very white town.  In fact, out of the 2360 people that live there, only 47 of them aren’t white.  That is to say, 98% of the people of Concordia Missouri are white, the other 2% are a mix of all other races.

Yes, there were rebel flags and rednecks galore.  We had a good time taking in the sites and making fun, ahem, studying the sociological environment of Concordia, MO.


Just steps outside of the venue were all of the rides and the people.  Scouts was to play with two or three other bands but, perhaps in fear of playing after the Clash of the Titans champions, ended up playing alone as the other bands pussied out.

One of the fabulous sites outside The Hanger, the venue for the night, was this lady sitting in her kid’s stroller… smoking a cigerette.

Scouts played a set to a small, interesting crowd and then we headed out for some dinner…  But seeing as half of us are vegetarian and the other half not too excited about fair corn dogs, we chowed down on ice cream and kettle corn.

And then were the rides.  I didn’t go on any, had all my camera gear plus I was a little afraid of death via carni-engineered ride.

Mark = clearly a little nervous on the Gravitron.

Everyone came out alive. And then we watched the fabulous parade of rednecks and white trash.  It was deliciously disturbing.  These are the people who will vote Republican not matter what. These are the people who are proud of their ignorance and stupidity.

Don’t believe me?  Look at their floats.

The solution so “gas reamage” apparently is using an outhouse to collect methane gas.  Classy.

I won’t deny that the guy sitting in the outhouse is pretty hot, but the fact he is even in the outhouse ruins any sexiness.

Oh and how do we spell sponsor?  Oops, someone almost forgot that second “s”.  Never mind that EVERY SINGLE float spelled “sponsor” as “sponser”.  Holy shit…

Then Scouts went back and played a set, I took some pics and sold some Scouts CD’s and t-shirts.  My sales skills were pretty hot that night.

The second set was even better than the first and we had more ppl there to enjoy the music.  It was a good fun time and then we went out to check out the rides and games.  The rides at night were beautiful and allowed us to TRY a few promo pics.  I wish I had known ahead of time that it was going to be a fair.  I would have brought my tripod so we could do better promo pics.  Really kinda pissed I didn’t have it, they would have come out much better as far as sharpness and framing.  Holding a camera still for 3 seconds while people are trying to stay still is really quite difficult.  I am kicking myself right now for not having the tripod but we will have another chance at that… some day.

I’ll just start bringing it whenever I go anywhere with Scouts.

We headed out of town around 11:30 and went straight to Taco Bell which of course was closed… WTF?! No fourth meal?  We ended up having to get some McDonald’s; my stomach was not happy afterwards and all I had was a medium fry.

It was a really fun time.  I hope we can go to a fair again sometime soon… not sure how that will happen though.  I’d love to do these pictures and be prepared with a tripod, gah!

I am almost finished catching up with my posts though I’m kinda cheating by skipping some stuff.  Oh well, it’s my blog and I can do what I want with it.

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Pride, Porn and Jestertunes

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I got an email from Paul from saying he wanted to meet up at Pride.  He has been a long time reader of my blog and I thought it would be totally fun to meet a reader.

I listened to Keith and the Girl (KATG) as I walked the walk from our hotel to the Bart and from the station to the Civic Center where all of the festivities were going on.  For the longest time I was lost in the KATG episode instead of pride and it wasn’t until Paul called me that it really kicked in where I was haha.


Down there I bumped into a classmate from Santa Rosa Junior College who I met through an old friend, Chris.  He’s another porn star (Turk Melrose) (wow, I know a lot of porn stars) and probably the best looking one I know, wink wink.



One thing I have noticed about the porn stars I know, they are all so nice.  Like, the sweetest people you would ever meet.  He was signing autographs and looking all sorts of busy so I didn’t hang around too much.


But while I was at his booth waiting for him to get a free moment, I found a couple of DVD’s of an old flame (haha) and a flier for their company,, which used the same stock photography I purchased for the Megaplex site I made.  I found that pretty funny.

Then off to another booth.  I was approached a few times for kisses and handed condoms and lube from a few people… Oh Pride how I love you.

Met Paul and his crew at the Smirnoff booth.  What fun people these guys were!  We shamelessly judged and drooled over guys and had just a gay ‘ol time.



Then there was of course, the weird (even more weird than the above Gay Zombie)


After a while we decided to make a bee line for some dinner.  Every year they get Thai food after the festivities.

On the way to Thai we bumped into Nick Starr.  Fun guy.  He propositioned me a few more times (hehe) and we took a few pictures together, Paul, Nick and Justin: Internet Whores.

I just had a cup of really yummy soup at Zen Yai Thai since I was waiting to eat my real meal with Ryan.

We bumped into some more porn stars (damn, lucky us) and haggled them on a DVD.  Went from $25 to $10 to $5 to $7 + and ass grab.  It was fun, he was cute (on the left).

We hung out there for a good long time, before I went back to the hotel where, despite our plans for authentic Thai, we ended up crashing the rest of the night.  Still, it was a lot of fun, and meeting some readers was awesome too.

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On a Mission (in the Mission)

Our last day in San Francisco was a busy day.  Ryan had a lot of paperwork to get processed and needed a few LiveScans for a job application and ambulance license so we marched down Powell to the Bart station.

Wow, I guess I forgot all about the Pride Parade.  Thousands of people met us at the Bart station, completely hiding it from our field of vision.  We hung out, watched a few floats go by, reveled in the fun, friendly good times and took a few pictures.




As with any gay event, not everyone there was there to celebrate equality.  Some religious zealots where protesting the parade, the weekend, the gay marriages in California and just whatever popped into their heads.


They blamed the fires on the gays.  They blamed the terrorist attacks in 2001 on the gays.  They blamed the salmonella on the gays.  They blamed the storms on the gays.  Apparently it’s our fault.  Sorry guys.  Our bad.

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The kicker was when he said, “If you guys are such a loving, kind and friendly people, why do you need all of these police officers?  It’s because you cause hate and destruction that they are here” and then went onto something about paying good Californian’s tax dollars for us to celebrate our heresy…

I guess what he was missing was this.  The police are there not to protect us from ourselves but from people like him.  Pride is about as safest I have ever felt in a city, day or night.  The only thing one gay guy wants to do to another gay guy is fuck him (excuse my vulgarity and obvious exaggeration).

Well anyway, we finally made it to the UPS Store for Ryan’s LiveScan only to find it had closed for Pride.  Haha, a UPS closed for Pride, how awesome.  We took a seat at Squat & Gobble for lunch while we figured out a Plan B.


Squat & Gobble is the perfect little brunch place.  I always think of Landon when I go there.  I’m pretty sure you would love it Landon, reminds me of The Café in Washington DC only… better.  It was delicious.  While there we found another LiveScan place, hopped on a bus and back to the Mission we go.

LiveScan went easy enough, then back to the hotel.  I’m leaving Ryan here to go to Pride for a bit.  Catch you guys later!

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