Recently, Homorazzi attended the 10th Annual Taboo “Naughty But Nice” Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Along with our coats, we checked our inhibitions at the door (well kind of) and checked out what this adult playground had to offer. From pole dancing, to S&M, to bedroom toys – we got a little taste of everything (In a very PG way).
The booths were very interactive, informative, and entertaining. There have been so many innovations in toys and apparatus in the world of sex over the past several years, it was mind boggling. As one Homorazzi cast member said, “I didn’t realize how vanilla I was until I went to the show.” There were booths where you could buy stuff, contests to enter, and seminars & shows to help you expand your horizons.
If you haven’t been to the show, be sure to check it out when it comes to your area. Great to check out with your partner or with friends, tapping into the sometimes “taboo” subject that sex.
And just like that another year has gone by and a new one begins. January brings a fresh start for people interested in a little self reflection and personal growth. You can look back at what you may have (or haven’t) accomplished over the past year. Reflect upon the people that have come into your lives, relationships you’ve grown to value, and all the good times and bad.
Looking back (and inward for that matter) helps you to look forward with a little more focus and clarity. Here are some of the resolutions (or outlooks on resolutions) of a ten of the Homorazzi cast members, including myself, as we step into 2011.
Phew, I am one tired biznatch. Patrick, Tyrell, Brian and myself decided to spend Thanksgiving with a few of our Seattle friends this weekend and partake in the festivities. You know the important ones. Shopping on Black Friday, playing drinking games with friends and dancing the night away to “Whip My Hair” & “What’s My Name?“.
On the drive back home, we stopped by Target and Best Buy to look for Christmas gifts. I’m not sure if it was a case of overtiredness, delusional behavior from dealing with the crowds or if there was still copious amounts of alcohol in our blood system from the night before. But whatever the case was… we got a huge case of the giggles at the book aisle in Target.
What started off as a shout-out to our favorite Hills girl, Lauren Conrad, quickly turned into interpretations of other celebrity book covers. At one point, and I’m not even remotely exaggerating here, I was laughing so hard, I could barely keep my iPhone still to take the picture. When Patrick does a certain reality contestant, it had us laughing so hard and for so long, I thought we were going to get kicked out. The looks we were getting from other shoppers were UH-MAZING. Like, look at these crazy homos. God, love the suburbs.
So many tragic stories in the news lately of gay teens been bullied in school to a point where they feel they just can’t take anymore – to a point where they take their own life. It’s so sad. If only we could tell them to hold on, to let them know that it gets better and life after high school is really where your life begins.
The writers/cast of this site are gay, and we’ve all gone through the sometimes troubling times of high school, so we were very eager to share our stories and contribute to the “It Gets Better” campaign. Because it does. It gets so much better.
If you’re being bullied in school, you’re not alone. There is someone here for you – someone who cares and understands. Call The Trevor Project, a confidential, toll-free, suicide hotline for gay & questioning youth. It gets better!
Well, technically it wasn’t Friday, but you get the gist. Believe it or not, a few of us at Homorazzi.com spent part of our Saturday night hanging out with a bunch of big burly guys throwing some pigskin. Brian, Dan, Patrick, Rich, Tyrell and myself watched our BC Lions battle the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Over the years, I’ve watched only a handful of CFL games, but all taking place underneath BC Place. With the stadium undergoing a facelift, this season’s games have been transplanted to Empire Stadium at the Pacific National Exhibition site. The stadium first opened in 1954 and demolished in 1993, but resurrected to house the stadium-less Lions. In its hey day, Empire Stadium hosted concerts by both Elvis Presley and The Beatles.
To make the event more out of our comfort zone, we decided to take the city famous No. 10 bus. It’s infamous for its colorful characters leaving the Vancouver Downtown East side. There was even a popular play based on the riding experience.
A few weekends ago, some of the Homorazzi cast along with some other close friends went spent the weekend away at Adam‘s cabin on Gambier Island. It’s an annual trip every August, and for the second time at the cabin, I thought it would be fun to organize a “Big Brother” game for us to play the first night we were there.
As you’d expect, while at the cabin, our activities consist of eating, drinking, playing cards, and playing drinking games, so this game is a great way to bring some of those activities together and…encourage us to stab each other in the back. I had announced that we’d be playing it on the boat ride over, and the whispering, plotting, scheming, and alliances began right away – it was hilarious!
Who do you think wins? Watch and find out!
Some of us boys from Homorazzi have been having a lot of fun camping and getting in touch with mother nature this spring and summer season. I can’t tell you how much fun I’ve had getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city to relax, play games, and great conversations with Donovan and our friends… All of this, far far away from the craziness of our jobs and routine. Dare I even say it, we even made one epic trek outside of the comfort of cellular reception to the beautiful Mr. Baker National Park.
I wanted to give props to our traveling companion this season, the Mountain HardWear Habitat 3 Tent. This is by far the best tent I’ve ever owned; tent technology has come a long way from the canvas, military style, tents that we used in cub scouts. Even some of the more advanced designs that our neighbor tenters are using don’t compare to the quality.
The other day I was searching for reviews on new iPhone 4 cases. Thinking I was going to write something contrasting the various options available for your new iPhone. I quickly realized that a lot hadn’t changed. There were some new colors and textures but for the most part the materials and ideas were the same. So, I headed over to where I purchased the skin for my 1st gen iPhone, www.gelaskins.com, to have a closer look at what they are up to for the phone 4. I wasn’t disappointed.
Gelaskins have come a long way. They have acquired many new designs, excellent collaborations, better fit, and the price is excellent too. I will definitely be skinning my iPhone 4 with a gelaskin (I used bodyguardz for the 3G/3GS due to their excellent coverage but am ready for something a little more exciting for the 4). I also love that they skin, with you selected design, the front, back and wallpaper of your phone. It looks great! Back to the point, one of the designers featured by Gelaskins is a Vancouver / German based design team called eBoy. I instantly fell in love with the cartoon cityscapes and started looking online for more eBoy.