31 October 2011

Behr Trip: 1

As I mentioned in previous posts, this week I am in the San Francisco Bay area for work. I flew up this afternoon.

The flight - Jet Blue out of Long Beach - was a 9 on a scale of 1 to 10; there was slight turbulence and the cabin felt overly warm to me so hence the deduction of one point. Otherwise it was a quick and painless ordeal. I always fly into Oakland and my luggage appeared rather quickly. That was a first!

I was able to board AirBART to the Coliseum BART station rather quickly as well. And at the station, as I came up the escalator my BART was sitting there waiting! I found a seat and the ride was fairly uneventful. I say fairly because a young lady was asking if that particular train went to downtown Berkeley and I answered I didn't know. Two queens started dissing her as the door closed. "Oh honey! Wrong train! And get a better outfit!" I always thought SF people were kind.

I'm staying at my usual hotel in the Financial District. Although I will commute to Walnut Creek (a 30 minute +/- BART ride) I stay here because I know where things are and how to get around. It's home base, so-to-speak.

This evening I rode the California Street cable car - something I enjoy doing although the cost went up - to the end of the line. I then walked a block or so to Grubstake, which is one of my favorite places here in the city. It's near the corner of Polk and Pine and serves an array of menu items, including the Portuguese dishes. Tonight I had one of the specials, Pork Piccata. Delicious! It came with a large portion of steamed veggies and scalloped potatoes. Yummy!

I then did the unthinkable...I walked down Polk and made my way to Market Street. I walked Market all the way to Kearney, which is where the hotel is (Kearney/Sutter). I'm pooped! I considered getting on BART at Civic Center but decided that the exercise would do me good AND there were lots of people out. Some of them even had costumes on! It was a good walk.

I am now safely ensconced in my room, updating this here blog thing, and trying to decide whether to turn the TV on or read my book. Hmmmm.

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Hallowe'en. BEHR HUGS

30 October 2011

Sunday Favorite: 64

It should be no surprise that this is a favorite. He's the perfect bear: bearded, furry, beefy. Be sure to click to embiggen. You won't be sorry.

As I mentioned, I'm off to SF this week for work. I fly up tomorrow (Monday) and fly home Friday evening. I'll have some free time tomorrow and each night; I'm looking forward to catching a couple of movies that don't play down in So Cal, having dinner at a favorite restaurant, drinking at a favorite watering hole or two, and of course seeing friends including Bear.

I'm not sure what I'll be doing Hallowe'en night, whether a movie or perhaps just staying in the hotel. I've been warned off the Castro and I think it's a good idea since I do have to work the next day. Whatever the rest of you may be doing, enjoy! Be safe and remember the 4 rules: wear a costume, give out treats, check your candy, and don't blow out the jack o' lantern!


28 October 2011

Furry Friday: Leather Edition

FINALLY....it's Friday. I have no idea why it took so long to get here but it did and I am happy. The weekend does not hold anything special, just the usual chores. There is an added task of packing for my trip to the San Francisco Bay area next week (I fly up on Monday).

Enjoy your day! BEHR HUGS!

25 October 2011

23 October 2011

Men of GROWLr: 1

For the uninitiated, GROWLr is a social networking phone app that allows men to find nearby bears, cubs, otters, chubs, and chasers to find one another. There are several galleries of member profiles that fall into categories such as Bears, Cubs, New Members, Super Hot, Most Viewed, et cetera. It's a voyeur's delight. I present here a cross section of men.


21 October 2011

Puzzle Fun?

Naive, passionate, sweet, peaceful.


Stolen from Bear of a Man.


Autumn is Here

It's become a bit cooler at night here in the LA Basin...time to slip on our comfy sweaters.


17 October 2011

Monday Update

Although we're in mid-October the Los Angeles area is experiencing higher temps...from the mid-70s to upper 80s, even into the 90s in some areas. I'm just waiting for that crash of cold to come in (expected around Halloween).

Friday night I had a date: we got a pizza and watched Trick r Treat and Creatures from the Pink Lagoon. The first is a well done horror movie that intertwines four stories; I liked it a lot. The second was a campy romp shot in black and white - except when the gay zombies attacked then the screen got a pink hue. The movie was silly and fun and had one really beefy stud who was always taking his shirt off.

There's more drama at work. At the beginning of the year I was moved out of an office into a cubicle to help make room for a higher-level officer. This week two others will be moved out of offices into cubicles to make room for a new hired and to accommodate others. Unfortunately, I too will be moved again but just one cubicle over. It's an opposite cubicle so it'll take some getting used to the flip-flopped environment. This moving about is supposedly to be completed by the end of this week. We'll see.

In a couple of weeks I will travel to the Bay area for work. In fact, I'll be flying up Hallowe'en day. No plans for the evening yet although I've been warned off the Castro. So if I don't hit SoMa it may be a quiet evening in the hotel.

I believe I'm recovered from my biopsy. I should get the results at my next doctor appointment, scheduled for late November. In the meantime, I need to concentrate on exercising more and eating less, two things I'm not very good at.

That's about all I have. I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend.

14 October 2011

Furry Friday

Here's wishing everyone a great (and cooler) weekend....BEHR HUGS

11 October 2011

Coffee Behr Update

This morning my cute papi barista informed me that tomorrow is his birthday.

He turns 21.



Behr Update: October

I realize I haven't been updated this like I wanted/should. A lot has been going on and I've not felt very communicative. So...here's a quick update.

First, to those who I emailed about my friend, thank you so much for your prayers, good thoughts, and words of encouragement. I truly appreciate them. I understand he's doing ok and may be released from the hospital today.

At the end of September I went to Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Night with RA. We had a good time. There were new mazes that were incredible - namely Alice Cooper's Welcome to my Nightmare and The Thing (based on the upcoming movie). The only problem with going so early in the season is that I feel as if Halloween is over!

BTW.,..RA and I are no more. Suffice it to say he's fallen for someone more bearish and younger than I (but ironically lives in the same city I do). I'm not too upset although I was enjoying his company and wondered if perhaps he was what I was needing in my life. Our communication has fallen from daily texting to the random text. But don't cry for me, Argentina....another young man has been pursuing me. In fact, we met for dinner last week and had some nice cuddle time. We're planning pizza and movies at my place one night this weekend as part of our "getting to know" each other.

On October 1, I attended Gay Days at Disneyland with my friends Phil and Evan. I really enjoyed hanging out with these guys. Interestingly enough, I ran into those who I used to hang out with...and greeted them with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, naturally. It was good to see them, truly good. But I didn't have a moment's hesitation in walking away. It was very crowded and not only with the GLBT community. We were able to ride quite a few rides though and had a very enjoyable day at the park.

I'm back to work after a 4-day weekend. I took last Friday off to have a kidney biopsy. Yesterday was Columbus Day and therefore a holiday. I'm recovering nicely although I do have the occasional twinge in my side. I should be back to myself by end-of-week. More on this topic later.

It appears that I may be traveling to the Bay area for work again, possibly in a couple of weeks. Still organizing and trying to get things arranged.

That's about all I have for now. I hope everyone is well.


05 October 2011


...no matter how dark it may get or how alone you may feel...someone somewhere loves you and would do anything for you.