I am enrolled in the doctoral program at Setauket University and living in a graduate student apartment on campus with three straight roommates.
Sept: Using gay panic to try to get rid of the obnoxious roommate); my date with Jaan, the Estonian mountain climber; Conrad, who came to my room to fix my computer.
October: Hookup with the Lebanese guy who wanted to hang out.
Nov: Dustin invites me to the New York Bondage Club)
Dec: Yuri, the gay Russian who claims to be straight, comes out; why my nickname is Boomer. I stay in New York for Christmas.
Feb: Yuri's first real date: The guy who just wanted to kiss
March: Yuri and I visit San Francisco and West Hollywood.
April: A Date with the Nastiest Guy in the World
July: Conference in Montreal: wing man to a Muscle God; the truth about the Formosan Penis.
Aug: I move into a two-bedroom apartment on 13th Street in the East Village with Edward the Art Appraiser.
I commute from the East Village to Setauket, often spending the night with Yuri.
Oct: Blake the Opera Buff and Joe the Regular Guy.
Nov: Yuri and I go to weekly bear parties on Long Island; hookup with Carl, who didn't want to be interviewed
Dec: Back in Indiana, for Christmas, a hookup with a guy who lives only a few blocks from my parents' house; West Hollywood for New Year's: the One Thing Kerry Wants in a Guy
Jan: Tucson, Arizona to visit Infinite Bob
Feb:Yuri and his boyfriend find me a gay hangout; Yuri cruises at a Russian Orthodox seminary.
March: Conference in Boston: the Homophobic Student in the Shower.
April: Yuri and I share the unhung hippie
May: Joe and I go to upstate New York to visit the Muscle Bear who is not into sharing.
June: Summer in Paris. Date with Tomor the Mongolian Shaman and Prasert from the Thai restaurant.
July: Yuri visits. We travel to Spain to search for the world's biggest penises, and in the Basque country, I am Third Wheel to a Muscle God.
Aug: Edward and I share his Boyfriend for Pay; the Homophobic Demon; The Colonial Boy's First Time; Barry and the Creepy Old Guy.
I begin working as an adjunct at Hofstra University, in addition to taking classes and working as a teaching assistant at Setauket University.
Oct: Ozzie refuses to leave my room until it stops raining; Yuri and I share a Korean gym rat.
Nov: Jared, the HIV positive BDSM Birthday Boy .
Dec: In Rock Island for Christmas, Fred tells about The White Knight and the Jester; My Sunday school teacher's stripper sons.
Jan: Indianapolis for New Year's: Matt the Bartender and the Y2K Bug.
Feb:Stuck with a student at Jamaica Station; Liam gives me a present for his 18th birthday.
March: West Hollywood for the Oscar Party: hookup with Nate Richert, Harvey from Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
April: Yuri and I visit Zack in Providence, who tells about about his night with the Prince of Sweden;
Sausage sighting of Dr. Chester, the ex-wrestler with the Kovbasa.
May: I finish my comprehensive exams and begin my doctoral dissertation.
June: Indianapolis and a day at Manville Camp (Nephew Sausage Sighting #1: Ethan).
July: Conference in Durban, South Africa: Quest for the Bushman Penis; and Sibu, the Hottest Guy in the World
Yuri has moved to Florida, so I have to commute from Manhattan three times a week.
Sept: date with Mario, the teen model and Shen the Chinese History Major
Nov: My roommate Edward tries to "make" my boyfriend; On Election Day, I break every rule of gay cruising.
Jan: I date the Filipino sociology major
March: Jermaine, the biggest guy on my Sausage List; eight job interviews ("Are you ever mistaken for gay?").
April: I fly to Bemidji, Minnesota: Fred and the Icelandic Photographer
May: Delaware: Jermaine's Uncle's 50th Birthday party; dissertation defense, Ph.D. awarded.
June: Rock Island: attempted hookup up with the the pizza delivery boy; A week in Indianapolis.