Monday, June 11, 2012

Dustin’s big city adventure Part 2

So, here I am. Sitting outside a wonderful local café in Colborne Ontario. The sun is brightly shining, there is a slight breeze. Which is really nice since it is so fracking muggy here.  I am enjoying watching the traffic go by and soaking up all the small town casualness this place has to offer.

I can’t remember where I left off last time. I think I was at Bird’s mom’s place. Since there, I went into Toronto with K. Who is Mrs. Birdman’s sister in law. We took the GO train and then the subway. That was cool! Never been on either one of those before! We hooked up with her friend E and took off for Church Street. For those of you who don’t know, Church Street is the big gay street in the city. It is also where they filmed Queer as Folk. We sat and had a beer at Woody’s. It was so cool! We checked out a drag queen show, and then wandered around a little bit. We ended up at Zipperz just in time for the drag king show.  K  just had to announce that it was my first time in the city. The king came over and got my name and asked if I have ever been to a drag king show before. I had to be honest and yes I had been. I didn’t want to say that the shows back home were better.  There was one performer who was really awesome. He put on a great show.  The rest were a little lackluster though thy appeared to be having a great time.

Melvin put in an appearance on Church Street as well. We are calling it his bi curious trip to Ontario. He was a hit with the girls and boys! He was drunk on Church Street, ended up in a few cleavages. He even humped the foot of a statue. There was just no controlling him! He did throw a few crumbs my way. I managed to get a few kisses and a few gropes. There was one lovely young lady who wanted to show me what city girls have to offer. But she was really drunk. And I was raised to be a gentleman.  We ended up back at Woody’s in time for last call then took a cab to E’s place.

Holy cow! I thought my apartment was tiny! I live in mansion compared to the little space he shares with his boyfriend. They do have an awesome outdoor porch that they have fixed up with curtains and a couch and a few chairs. It almost doubles their living space. Which is good! I crawled onto the couch at about 3:30 AM I think. I counted down from 20 and was out like a light.

The next day, we headed for Kensington Market. I met another one of K’s friends. And spotted a huge sock monkey! Melvin’s really big brother! If I could have fit him in my suitcase, I would have brought him home.  K and I caught the GO train back to Oshawa then her hubby, R, dropped me off at Bird and Bee’s place. Needless to say, I was a little worn out.

The rest of the time has been spent with wedding prep. Oh and Mrs. Birdman’s daughter, O, was bitten by a dog! Actually, more than bitten. Attacked more like it. Had a hold of her and was trying to drag her into the ditch. Managed to bite off part of her ear! She was rushed to Peterborough and seen one of the top plastic surgeons in the country. He re attached her ear and so far so good. The ear appears to be healing well.  She was such a trooper! Still went to her friend’s sleepover and was still a junior bridesmaid at her Mom’s wedding. All happy and smiley!

I think the best part of being here is everyone knows me as Dustin. I think only Bird and the Mrs. really even know my given name.  I was even called a nice young man by Bird’s aunt. J I feel so comfortable in my skin here. Everyone has been so accepting of me. No looks. No questions. Just acceptance.  Even Mama Bird and the Bird sisters. I have now been adopted into the Bird flock. How sweet is that?!?  Don’t get me wrong. I love my real family a lot. Well, most of them anyway.(Please see previous posts on my siblings.) But the chosen family I have here has made me feel so loved. They are my brothas from another motha and sistas from another mista. And I will love them always.

I will write about the wedding in my next post. I need to upload my pictures and shit before I do anything else.

I knew the bride when she used to rock n roll



  1. sounds like you and Melvin are eating up the big city like ol pro travelers!!! Read a previous post and I suggest anxiety flew out the door when you boarded that plane in GP!!! Isn't it great when you can totally reinvent yourself and NO ONE knows the diff? Looking forward to the pics and more stories of your adventures abroad. chow Dawn

    1. Well Dawn, the anxiety is still there. I have just learned to control it. And beat it into submission once in a while. I feel so lucky that Bird and Mrs.Bird have such wonderful friends and family. They have made this trip so much easier for me. Of course, hanging out with Nana Bird and being mothered is helping a lot too.