I’ve had the chance to work with Mitch before, but hadn’t yet met his partner Spencer. We all had been twittering back and forth. So when they came to LA to do Cocktails with the Stars I stopped by and had the chance to see them. They are a great couple and I wish them both continued success.
Archive for month: November, 2011
When I first started my physical training…which now seems like eons ago. I was told by the gym and my trainers to always put your weights away. It’s the polite courteous thing to do. Not everyone can lift the massive amount of weight that you perhaps can…and besides you can really consider it a part of your workout. Now this policy has seemed to hold up pretty well. I have lived and worked out in many cities where these rules were for the most part are followed…that is until I got to LA. Well at least the 24 hour gyms in LA, but I suspect it’s everywhere here. What I’m referring to is the lack or inability to put back ones weights and equipment. Which leaves the gym scattered with weights everywhere. I’m not sure why this is..laziness…sense of privilege….I had one elderly man come up to me one day after I put my weight away to say thank you that he really appreciate the effort. Again, guys and girls…I and the staff that work at your gym are not your mother. So do the courteous thing and pick up after yourself.
While on twitter I asked my followers what they think I should blog about. One guy suggested a talk about drugs in the gay culture…He had a story to share which is right below. I thought this would be a perfect topic.
“So I’m 29 & Ive been going to gay bars in “Chicago aka boystown” since I was 19 I never really got why gay bars where full of drugs.. Everything you can think of! When I would go to straight bars I’m sure they were there I just didn’t get approached to take them or even given for free.. Most of my friends started doing drugs at gay clubs & bars & made it seem like it was normal. In my lifetime I’ve probably thrown out at least $500 worth of drugs that were given to me at clubs/bars.. Long story short.. I was given a few pills to hold for a friend but said I lost them because I didn’t want my friends to take them. They were pissed. so now I have these pills & want to see what it’s all about.. & from what I hear different parts of the country do different drugs at gay bars..”
I can relate to his story. When I was 19 I got my first fake ID and proceed directly to the clubs. I made friends quickly and was also introduced to various illegal drugs. For whatever reason, I just never found any of them appealing. I like my drink and that works for me. All my other friends were doing bumps of coke (the popular drug at the time) all I needed was a couple of cocktails and some good music and I was dancing my ass off all night long. I do remember one time staying over a friends place. What concerned me is that when he woke up the first thing he did was do a bump of coke. Now everyone does some kind of drug or the other. It seems to be part of nature to change or alter your reality. Even animals in the wild feast on hallucinogenic mushrooms and plants. The problem arises when an individual can’t control when and how much they take..hence additive personalities…no one really knows why it happens but I suspect it’s a bit of nature and nurture. Of course sometimes it can be the drug itself such as meth…apparently one of the hardest drugs to kick and the easiest to find. As far as the straight clubs that my friend is talking about ..the drugs are there…he’s just not a girl…if he was he would have been approached a bit more to do them. All I propose is that if you are taking something please be very very careful. I’m not condoning the use of drugs, but just being realistic about it. Remember you are going to be in your body until your last breathe and damaging it too much through illegal or pharmaceutical drugs may alter how your body functions..or god forbid your looks for good. Your choice…. and to the 20 somethings …remember no one remains young forever.