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Not Quite Normal - May 2013

on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 10:36am

Not quite Normal, but close…

The object of my affection; I must warn you, I can be a bit of a flirt. (And yes that can be a bit of an understatement).

Flirting is fun, oh hell yeah it’s fun,  there is no better feeling in the world then flirting with someone and having them flirt back, (yeah, yeah of course there are better feeling but I’m not counting those right now).  Ok where was I … oh yeah Flirting, I must say it always starts out slow, a smile, eye contact that lasts a bit longer than it should, maybe a joke or two.

Now when I am in the right mood, I will flirt with everyone, yes I will

Not Quite Normal - April 2013

on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 9:44am

Not quite Normal, but close…

I can’t handle crazy, once upon a time I lived so much of it, that no level of it could faze me. These days though I can’t deal with it.  I’m not sure if that means I have grown as a person, grown as a gay, or just grown old.  I look back at some of the things that my friends and I did, and wonder really, Really!!!

Now from time to time I will drive past a reminder of my past. Yes some of it is a bit fuzzy, and no I don’t always remember all the details, (maybe it is some kind of mental block, maybe it’s the alcohol) but it’s for the best I’m sure. 

There is a line

Not Quite Normal - Dec 2012

on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 4:55pm


So it was pointed out that I should tell you a little about myself, draw you in as readers, and give you something to connect with so when you read this you really feel as if you know me.  
So my life story in short form, I was born, then there was a bunch of stuff that happened, and here I am. Fun times. No for real, I grew up in the 80's, came of age in the 90's and have spent the time since figuring out who I am. 
I've dated a fair number of guys, some good ones, some not. I have made some friends over the years, I have even some enemies.

Dining Out with Bears Review - Busy Corner

on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 4:51pm


The River City Bears had their usual monthly dinner night last week. This month (November 2012) we hit the Busy Corner in Goodfield Illinois. The restaurant was chosen because of its central location to most or our members. Most important... we had dinner there once before and had a fantastic time!  
As usual the food was fantastic and the service superb! Our server was very attentive and very personable. If you ever visit the bacon wrapped pork loin is incredible, as is the tenderloin sandwich.

Not Quite Normal - Nov 2012

on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 4:57pm


If you talk to someone outside of Illinois, they assume that if you live in Illinois you live in Chicago. To explain to someone where Bloomington is, you can do the whole, it’s in the center of the state, an hour from here, an hour from there, two hours south of Chicago, three hours north of St. Louis. At some point in trying to explain to them, I always throw in the line its right next to Normal, Illinois. So in other words it’s not quite normal, but close.
That’s how I feel my life is right now, as a semi- welladjusted gay male in my mid thirty’s (Sure, I am, I’m writing this I can say what

Dining Out with Bears Review - Katty Kats

on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 4:57pm

Every month the River City Bears has a group dinner. We meet the second Wednesday of every month and try to select locations with a "local fla-vor". This has been going on for several years. We've made a lot of new friends, and some of our members started out with us on a dinner night.

This month ten of us met at Katty Kats in Peoria Heights. The food was fantastic, the service was great and the group had a wonderful time. One of the owners actually came to the table to visit and made us all feel so welcome. We all had a great dinner and laughed the evening away.

November we'll be dining at the