-- RedRight November 5,
July 9th, 2002: Sorry folks, but Blogger the wondertool is blowing chunks when I try and publish this page right now so were stuck with a very old back-up. Be patient. -- RedRight
Welcome. This is a place for site notes, news, and for me to share what's going on in my life, my hole, my head, and my mailbox. I'm using a gadget called Blogger I can update it easily which should mean regular fresh content. Enjoy and let me know what you think.
-- RedRight November 5,
Posted: 4:18 PM
Well, folks, today is a personal landmark for me. It's my birthday and I'm 37. This morning, the first time I wrote that simple declarative sentence, I had three almost simultaneous reactions: First was a flood of self assesment; a little regret mixed with a modicum of self satisfaction. Next came the traditional age panic: Oh my god, I'm almost 40. Finally, though, came a sense of triumph. You see, I'm supposed to be dead.
A few years back I was on a mailing list that served as an on-line support group for a crowd of HIV Poz Boys. One of the regular posters, in his signature, had the line, "Living in the Bonus Round." That's me all over. This is my bonus round.
I found out I was positive about 15 years ago. I was 21. At the time the best research showed that someone who had just turned HIV positive had a life expectancy of about six years. I really never expected to see 30. Now look at me: 37! If any of you ever catch me complaining about getting old come find me and give me a great big dope-slap. 37? This is great!
By the way, for the curious out there: When I turned positive I was kinky only in thought. I didn't take my first fist until 22. This whole fisting thing, that's part of my bonus round too.
Take care boys. Play hard, play safe. And all you other Poz boys out there: Enjoy your bonus rounds too!!!
Posted: 7:28 PM
Just a quick note... Last weekend I finished a big update to the links page and this weekend I finally got this Fisting weblog thing whipped far enough into shape to open it up for the whole wide world. I actually initiated it back in August, but it was pretty crude and primitive back then. Now I've added all the pretty stuff and it's ready to roll.
On the links page I added more than 20 new links and then tested all of the existing ones, updating those that needed it. Also, I reworked the categories a little bit. A links page is a big pile of work folks. I actually started that update back in August (just after I wrote the entry below) and I just finished it. Whew. Check it out and I hope you like it!
Posted: 5:48 PM
Occasionally I get fan mail. It always feels good and it's always appreciated. Once in a while it's from someone who really gets what my site is about. (Yes, there's more on my agenda than providing good jerk-off material!) Only very rarely is it from someone who manages to give me such a boost that I see my site in a new light and am re-energized. Last week I got one such message and I want to share it with you: