Don't know that I actually ever had an official introduction thread, but I've gone away/come back couple times now and well, just thought I'd have a go at this.
Been here officially since August '08 when the forum I'd been a part of was unceremoniously & abruptly shut down one day, by it's hacked off owner.
Bunch of us showed up here, basically invading the place, eating all the good snacks and generally causing a ruckus.
Don't even really know how many PFPW people are left here, but heck, I am!
I was a daily poster for...near 'bouts 2 years as I recall-usually spending upwards of 8+ hours a day hanging around here.
I kept up the pace as long as I could, until my health problems became too daunting to try and stay online.
Health problems still here, punctuated (quite loudly) this past March with what certainly seemed like and acted like a stroke.
Spent about 2 weeks in a hospital & rehab facility.
Then I developed a deep blood clot. (yes, after the stroke. I do things backwards)
Was hospitalized again for over a week and.......somewhere in all there did something to cause a "deep bone bruise"....on my bo-hiney bone. (feel free to laugh, everybody 'round here has)
What the latter has meant, is that for the past almost 3 months, I've had to remain mostly bed-bound, except for in-home PT, doctors visits and the like.
I haven't even been able to prop my laptop up on my lap, whilst laying in bed, which sucks beyond belief.
Thank God for my Sweetie, my dogs and baseball.
Would've gone much crazy without 'em.
Here are a few things about me and a few things I believe:
I live with my GF and our dogs in a town between Dallas and Denton, Texas.
I love politics and a good, intelligent discussion/debate about politics, social events and the like.
I believe America is one of the best places to live, but not having lived in another country, seems somewhat arrogant of me to say it's the best place to live anywhere.
I believe were I allowed to legally marry my Sweetie, I would in a heartbeat & it would not endanger another couples (straight) marriage.
(and if in fact, amber and I were ever able to marry and scores of people divorced, then there is something really, really wrong with their marriage.)
I believe if I had just a tiny fraction of the power some people seem to accredit to us gay folks, I'd be a superhero. (I would only use my powers for good, but would really like the super power of flying and breathing underwater please)
I believe those from different backgrounds/beliefs could learn a whole bunch from each other, if our fears, pre-conceived notions and idiocy could get outta the way.
I believe Chik-fil-a makes a great sandwich and some really amazing waffle fries.
I believe the Mayors of Chicago, San Fransisco and Boston should shut the hell up.
I believe Chik-fil-a should be able to put a store wherever the hell they want, as you know....it's not illegal to have an opinion and especially not illegal to voice it.
I believe actual racists and those who don't even know me, but are pre-detirmed to hate me, are sad and ignorant at heart.
I believe comparing black people to gorillas, apes, monkeys etc, helps racists keep a horrible stereotype alive.
(that black people aren't you know, totally evolved)
That being said, I also believe that both former President George W. Bush and current President Obama sadly look a lot like monkeys.
(well.....I think President Bush resembled/resembles a monkey and President Obama sure looks a lot like Curious George)
I believe "tweeted" is NOT a word!
(least not the way it's used)
And.....I believe I've typed enough for right now.
The will of God will never take me, where the grace of God cannot keep me.
Food for thought: If you find yourself repelled by the thought of gay sex, ask yourself..."how much time do I spend thinking about my straight friends sex life?" IOW, if it bothers you, quit thinking about it.