Friday, May 18, 2007
I know, this is looking suspicious. Posting 3 days in a row. What can I say? I'm just feeling it.
Anyway, a while back Byron forwards me an email from someone wanting some pictures of the Dominican Republic. I put them in touch with Ernest Montgomery, and think nothing more of it. Over the last couple of days I get links to the new issue of Pulse Magazine, which is published by GMAD. There are great articles on a myriad of topics, exquisite photos, fashion layouts and more. The total package is upscle and just simply top-notch. This is the type of magazine i would put out if I had the money and talent. But then, I wouldn't expect anything less from Byron Barnes, editor-in-chief of Pulse Magazine, along with being the creative director at Iman Cosmetics.
I then get to page 71, and see that there is an article on my beloved Dominican Republic. Again, I like the design and layout (though I wish they had used Dominican models, but that's a minor quibble). They even have a listing for the Camilo House Apartments, which is VERY nice indeed. Then I read the article and find a couple of things that are completely incorrect. Like Cabarete being 25 minutes from Santo Domingo, or CHA charging $50 entrance fee.
Seriously, the magazine is FAB, but the next time you need some information on Gay Santo Domingo, why not check with the Gay Man of African Descent who lives here? LOL!
Here's another tidbit:
Last week, I was at the airport to pick up a friend of mine. The runway coming out of the Las Americas Airport is one of the best places to people watch in the Dominican Republic. As I wait for my friend to come out of the terminal, I see this guy who looks awfully familiar. I try not to STARE, but I couldn't help myself. Then it hits me. It is Roberto, a stripper that I used to love tipping at Stella's in NYC. I met Roberto when he first came to the States when he could barely speak English, and all I could do was count and curse in Spanish. I watched him grow and prosper (I do tip nicely, thank you!) and we always kept in touch, at least until I moved here. He was one of the first people I told that I was going to move here. His reaction was the same. WHY?
My friend comes out and remembers Roberto, too. He proceeds to tell me about the time he and a friend ... well, you know, had a good time watching Roberto strip. Anyway, it was really good seeing him. I couldn't tell if he still has the same body, 'cause he had on his baggy NYC clothes. But he seemed happy and healthy. He couldn't believe that I was still here. Some days, I can't believe it myself. LOL!
Slow curtain, the end ...
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