Hey Everyone. Been awhile since I had time to update my blog. Been traveling a lot and got a chance to meet some great people. I also witnessed my very first gear contest! I was in Houston for GLUE Weekend and found out that Texas has a HUGE gear following (look up the Austin Gears club for more info). It was fucking sexy and fun! Maybe we should explore a San Francisco Gear title? Thoughts? I also got to reunite with some of my IML brothers from the area, which is always great.
This past weekend I was proud to serve as a judge for the Mr. Santa Clara County Leather contest. I’m always proud to serve as a judge in any contest, but this one was particularly special because it was the step down of my friend and IML first runner up Thib Guicherd-Callin. Thib is one of the people who I have known since before either one of us had titles and it’s been incredibly special to not only share the IML podium with him, but also this crazy journey. Honestly one of the best guys in the world. Congratulations on a great year Thib!
I also got to host a CRAZY party at the SF Eagle called “Freak Show” on Halloween night with one of my favorite people, Monistat (La Moni on Facebook). Freaky clowns, fire breathers, drag queens, you name it! The Eagle went all out with the decorations and even tented part of the patio with a red and white striped circus tent! Whatever you did for Halloween I hope you had a great time!
Even though it’s starting to get colder outside I’m going to pretend it’s summer for a few days and head down to Palm Springs this weekend for the Palm Springs Leather Pride celebration. I’m going to catch up with Mr. Palm Springs Leather Paul Smith and see what trouble we can cause!
And last but not least, congratulations to Austin Able (Mr. Third Coast Leather 2014), Andy Covarrubias (Mr. Regiment Leather 2014) and Sam Campbell (Mr. Santa Clara County Leather 2013). I was proud to serve as one of your judges.