East Village


Fall 1997

Sept:

I am in the doctoral program at Long Island University and living in a graduate student apartment on campus with three straight roommates: (using gay panic to try to get rid of the obnoxious roommate). 
1. Date with Jaan, the  Estonian mountain climber.
2. Hookup with Conrad, who came to my room to fix my computer.

Oct:
Fireman (Fantasy Hookup #4).

Nov:
Dustin invites me to aall-nighter at the New York Bondage Club

Dec:
Yuri, the gay Russian, claims to be straight, until the night of the department Christmas party, when he discovers why  my nickname is Boomer.   We become friends.

I stay in New York for Christmas.




Spring 1998

Jan:

Feb:
1. Sharing with Yuri and his first real date, The guy who just wanted to kiss,
2. Hookup with the Lebanese guy who wanted to "hang out."

March:
Visit to San Francisco.

April:

My Date with the Nastiest Guy in the World

May:





Summer 1998

June:
1. Visit to Estonia, Russia, and Finland with Yaan and Yuri; Jaan chooses between us.
2. In Estonia, Yuri and I share the Swedish bodybuilder who looks like a serial killer

July:
1. Conference in Montreal.  At a bathhouse, I meet the wing man to a Muscle God.
2. And discover the truth about the Formosan Penis.
3. Indianapolis and Rock Island for Rocky High's 20-Year Reunion: The Naked Nordic God.

August:
I move into a two-bedroom apartment on 13th Street in the East Village with Edward the Art Appraiser.




Fall 1998

Sept:
Hookup with Carl, who didn't want to be interviewed for a research project.

Oct:
I begin dating Blake the Opera Buff, but conduct a roommate switch to Joe the Regular Guy.  We date for about a year.

Nov: 
Yuri convinces Ravi, who holds the weekly bear parties on Long Island, to share his boyfriend.

Dec:

Back in Indiana, a hookup with a guy who lives only a few blocks from my parents' house.




Spring 1999

Jan:
1. Visiting West Hollywood for New Year's: The One Thing Kerry Wants in a Guy
2. Edward tells about his hookup with the winged man

Feb:
1. Yuri cruises at a Russian Orthodox seminary.
2. Yuri and his boyfriend find me a gay hangout.

March:
Conference in Boston. A prank allows me to see Homophobic Student in the Shower.

April:
Yuri and I share the unhung hippie

May:
Joe and I travel to Rhinebeck, New York, to visit his ex-boyfriend, the Muscle Bear, who is not into sharing.




Summer 1999

Summer in Paris. 

June:
Prasert from the Thai restaurant (Fantasy Hookup #5).

July:
1.  Dat with Tomor the Mongolian Shaman
2. Yuri visits.  We travel to Spain to  search for the world's biggest penises, and hare Garan: Third Wheel to a Muscle God

August:







Fall 1999

Sept:
1. My friend Andre invites me me to help exorcise the Homophobic Demon.
2. Date with Andrew Lloyd Webber.
3. Date with Tom Wopat.
4. Edward and I share his Boyfriend for Pay

Oct:
1. The Theater Buff (Guy Who Got Away #8)
2. Barry tells about growing up in Williamsburg (The Colonial Boy's First Time), his career as a hustler, and his encounter with the Creepy Old Guy
3. Ozzie tells about his encounter with John F. Kennedy Jr and later refuses to leave my room until it stops raining.

Nov:
1. Barry tells about his hookup with Luke Perry
2. Barry sets me up with Jared, the HIV positive BDSM Birthday Boy 
.
Dec:
1. Rock Island for Christmas: my Sunday school teacher's stripper sons.
2. Fred tells the story of his boyfriend Jester, the blind boy with the footlong: The White Knight and the Jester.




Spring 2000

Jan:
Indianapolis for New Year's: Matt the Bartender and the Y2K Bug.

Feb:

March:
1. In West Hollywood for the Oscar Party, I hook up with Nate Richert, Harvey from Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
2. The Man in Black cruises me on Christopher Street
3. Yuri and I share a Korean gym rat


April:
1.Sausage sighting of Dr. Chester, the ex-wrestler with the Kovbasa.
2. Yuri and I visit Zack in Providence, Rhode Island. He tells about about his night with the Prince of Sweden.

May:
I finish my comprehensive exams and begin my doctoral dissertation.



Summer 2000

June:
Back to Indianapolis for a week.

July:
1. Conference in Durban, South Africa. I quest for the Bushman Penis and meet Sibu, the Hottest Guy in the World.
2. Paris-Brussels-Amsterdam

August:










Fall 2000

Sept:
1. Disastrous date with Mario, the teen model.
2. Hookup with Shen the Chinese History Major

Oct:

Nov:
1. Election Day Hookup: I break every rule of gay cruising.
2. I begin dating Ari, until my roommate Edward tries to "make" him
3. Hookup with the Football Player who Got Unstuck in Time

Dec:
Yuri and I go back to Rock Island for Christmas, and teach my nephew the gay Facts of Life. 





Spring 2001

Jan:
 Indianapolis for New Year's.

Feb:
1. I date Peter, the Filipino sociology major.
2. Hookup with Jermaine, the biggest guy on my Sausage List

March:

April:
1. Eight job interviews: "Are you ever mistaken for gay?"  
2. I visit Fred in Bemidji, Minnesota: Fred and the Icelandic Photographer

May:
Delaware for Jermaine's Uncle's 50th Birthday party.




Summer 2001

June:
1. Back in Rock Island, an attempted hookup up with the the pizza delivery boy.
2. Indianapolis for a week.

July:

August:
1. I move to Florida.  On the way, I encounter the Amish boy in red bikini briefs.
2. At a housewarming party, Kevin the bodybuilder tells the story of the teenage underwear thief.

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