They sent me to Binghamton

I've always wanted to be on the east coast, and the universe responded…by sending me to Binghamton, NY. Oh you've never heard of it? Neither had I, but I do so love adventures and that's how I choose to view this. Let the adventures begin!

First night out!


After my venture to Montrose, PA for the Chocolate and Wine Festival, I decided to go out with some friends (yes, I’ve made friends!) for some more wine.


No, I didn’t really go out for the wine. What I really wanted was to get my dance on.


So we met up at Lost Dog Cafe (my favorite restaurant so far – I highly recommend it) then headed over to Merlin’s, a very rainbow supportive place that had drag shows, good music, and much fun.


I absolutely had a blast! I met some friends of my friends, and friends of theirs, and we all just had a good time! There happened to be a drag show the night that we were there, the proceeds of which went to charity. I love drag shows and gay guys, I really do. I love how open they are and how clear it is that they are just out there to have fun. No trouble making, no bar fights, just dancing, drinking, and having a grand old time!

You know what else made my night? One of my friends’ friend (who is gay) kept telling me how beautiful he thought I was. To me, there really is no higher compliment than when a gay guy or a child tells you that because you know there is no hidden agenda.


Being told I looked beautiful, getting my dance on, having actual space to get my dance on (what a great concept!), and having seemingly deep drunken conversations with various people equated to me having the time of my life! It has been a long, long time since I’ve gone out and done this! Plus, I actually made it to 3 in the morning without secretly wishing to go home!

And then…the next day happened, and I remembered why I don’t do this kind of thing anymore.


My internal clock woke me up at 6:30 am and I’m pretty sure I was still drunk at that time. I managed to sleep until about 8 am, but then everyone else woke up and around 2 hours later we managed to drag ourselves out of bed/sofa/floor and get some breakfast. After what tasted like the most amazing breakfast ever, I pretty much slept the day away.


Although I won’t be drinking for a long, long time, I don’t regret that night at all and I wouldn’t have changed a thing (except maybe for drinking those shots someone kept buying)! I’m so glad I came out that night and I hope there are more fun times to come, albeit hopefully not in the near future. I’m no longer in my college years and need much more recovery time than I used to. 😛



Author: lorz46

When I first started this blog, life had just thrown me a curveball by sending me to the middle of nowhere in upstate New York right smack in the middle of winter from my hometown in sunny, southern California. I had no idea what to expect, how long I would stay, or even where my life was heading. All I knew was that there were a great many adventures to be had after they sent me to Binghamton.

2 thoughts on “First night out!

  1. OMG we are not young anymore is right! Love the graphics you included in this post – so funny!

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