Pride Extravaganza!

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Lexy from Boston came into Indy on Friday night. I met her out at the airport, then took her back to the apartment. I had to work, so I showed her the apartment, then went to work.

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In the morning we went to a nearby cafe called “The Yellow Canary.”

Then we proceeded to prance over to pride. We caught a bit of the parade….


and then jetted over to the actual festival.

Of course no pride would be complete without drag queens…..

I started to pass out flyers with information about the HRC and their sponsorship of non-inclusive hate crimes legislation, all the while they pretend to advocate for us. The response from most people was great!


How straight do I look here? OMFG šŸ™‚

The HRC people gave me that “Oh god!! The Jehovah’s Witnesses are at my door!!” look. Oh fucking well.

I went over to the INTRAA booth for a bit of a visit.


I met Bree there…. omg.. um… she’s cute, and very articulate too.
I also saw the founders of INTRAA, Bryan and Lori Sirtosky.

TG folk around the state owe these two a lot. They have put a lot of time and effort into building INTRAA into what it is today.

Indy Boyz were also at pride. These two pics I got are both from F2M’S AND ARE PRICELESS!


Then Lexy and I went to the mall, then back home. She got ready to go to her High School reunion, then she left šŸ˜¦ . She was a lot of fun!

Went to work and worked 12hrs……. then came home.

šŸ™‚ Long weekend!

Oldfields-Lilly House & Gardens

Last October 17th was my 36th birthday, and it’s a long story…but that day I was felt very depressed. I had just met supersarah5 and she knew how shitty I was feeling on my birthday…so we went out to Oldfields-Lilly House & Gardens . While I had been to the Indianapolis Museum of Art with Deborah, I hadn’t ever been to the Lilly House. It is on the same acreage, but since it is wooded and the house is secluded, I never saw it. On that day with Sarah, the gardens and the elegant beauty of the landscaping filled my heart and calmed my mind. (While Sarah and I aren’t as close as we were then, I will always cherish that day. Thanks Sarah!)

Sunday morning, I got the itch to go back out to the grounds. Armed with my camera, I walked around….


This was from the back of the house. The top of the garage is like a backyard…


You can see the White River and the canal from there. The view is awesome….

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I walked through the gardens…

And the flowers…omg

And of course I ended up touring the house…


(I loved seeing my reflection, for two reasons. One, my shape has really changed. You can see the curves of my hips and thighs. Secondly, I cut a smaller reflection. Iļæ½m not anywhere near my goal but it’s nice to see I’m getting close.)

This was the very last image I took…..

If you want to see all my pics I took see them in my gallery. I loved the house so much that I am going to volunteer to work there a couple shifts a week. All in all, the little field trip rejuvenated me and has put me in a better frame of mind.