march 20, 2000
7:00am haven't left yet, will post as soon as i can from italy-
should hit my hotel around 3pm PST 3-21
at airport ready to board- loose, relaxed, extremely confident-
enjoying everything, but not excited about everyting-
will probably be the only black person on plane...
11 hours, non-stop to milan...got an aisle seat to stretch legs,
thinking now i should have gotten a window...
just watched a cute movie with a cute girl (lady actually)- two of
hearts or sumthing
on the screen now is travel stats in itallian and enlish, 6 hrs 3 min
the announcements are made first in italian and then english.
funny thing is the italian ones go on and on for like a minutes at
then the english one comes on and the guy says "fasten your safety
he says that after every one...the italian folx be laughing and cheering
during their announcement and then "fasten your safety belt" in english
italian movie on now, with subtitles....
im the only black person on the plane,
saw a guy who kinda looked black, but he was'nt the real thing-
oh yeah...im bored as hell-
relaxed and loose. i was thinking how cool it is to be able
to travel solo across the world and be so damn confident and relaxed--
i aint worried about nothing...im aware, but not worried-
i mean im going to a country where i dont speak the language and
its gonna be obvious that i aint from there...
i feel good though, relaxed and enjoying without being excited...nice-
march 21, 2000
7:48pm rome time
in the smallest hotel room i have ever been in-
and its pink with neon green old victorian style furniture-
the shower is more like a big sink with a curtain...
everybody is friendly though
custom' s agents are trained to determine character with one look.
as i was leaving the arport, he eyed me...so i looked back at him-
i felt he was looking deeper and holding eye contact too long
(who did he think he was, me?) but it didnt dawn on me until he
asked me where i was coming from...i said ":us, united states"
he said, "go ahead" didnt even have to open one bag...
its nice dealing with highly skilled professionals
and this guy was obviously a very good judge of character
saw my first full fledged italian cutie on plane,
stunningly gorgeous...not my type, but damn...
seems like the girls/ladies over here have skinny shapeless legs-
no calf muscle bulge, tube legs....will research further
saw the coliseum on the drive in, took like 100 pics just in the cab-
kinda tired and leary of "gypsys" the warnings about them are everywhere....
trying to connect online, can get a local AOL connection but it drops
going to get pizza now. this is one place you can travel 10,000 miles
and not feel guilty about eating pizza...
hotel bell recommended resno di napoli, so i am here-
4 cheese pizza with coca cola light and still water,
buffet of fried vegetables still dripping in oil (two plates)
radio playing american rap, rock and dance music, italian language dj-
all songs are english...hotel room tv all station italian
exchange $60 in travelers checks at hotel at 1800L with no tax
=108.000L, pizza costs around 15.000L...
pizza is good
i am slightly paranoid about my stuff
these damn human feelings...
(i only call the "bad" & "negative" feelings human)
i do walk around this rock with a lot of confidence and i enjoy the
i can handle almost any situation...after pizza and a 42.500L bill,
i paid 50.000L with tip, im casually strolling down via veneto which
called "the rodeo drive of rome" and i can see why...too trendy, upscale
and foo-foo for me in my jeans and sneakers...anywayz, this gut hits
up and asks if i wanna check out a piano bar around the corner...
now im slightly paranoid (im carrying $2k electronics and $700 cash
and travelers checks on my back) but i flow with it. then i want out,
the street looked kinda dark and i just didnt feel like being on gaurd-
but this guy keeps pushing- i wasnt worried for my safety, but i was
miffed at myself for not just telling him flat out no...so we gets
to the bar
and he passes me off to another guy who shows me downstairs...i hear
and the place feels kinda swanky but i dont see nothing but steps...
then i turn the corner and bam! what i thought was so cool about it
recognized what i was in as soon as i saw it and i was able to enjoy
it was going on. i had the confidence and knowledge of what to do in
situation. and these girls was looking kinda good. maybe cause it was
13 of 'em, all flavors...i made long eye contact with 'em, almost all
of them turned
around to check me out cause i was the only one in there and i didnt
from it. i hit'em with that big jeffery smile...the man says a drink
thats $17...im starting to figure out the logicistics now. but im still
the center of attention and after all, these are females...i gets outside
to another guy at the door, im aggressive now..."so how much for more
drink?" he says," just buy one drink" he said it twice with emphasis
and i didnt
figure out what that meant until i had walked away...walking back down
another guy hits me up for another place...i was easily able to tell
march 22, 2000
rome has a lot of high rise apartment buildings and scooters- lots
these apartment buildings have lots of laundry hung outside on balconys...
i havent seen a residental house yet, even on drive in, probably cause
im in the city-
room is older, but very clean. bed is very comfortable and extremely
fresh, sheets and pillows (two nice pillows) feel cleaner than mine
half day tour today, spose to pick me up at 8am. free breakfast on
6th floor at 7:30am.
not overly excited, but enjoying...might be the time difference and
jet lag cause i
feel more excited on a normal work day...my energy will return, im
last night as i laid in bed, it really hit me that i was in rome, italy...
everybody is extremely friendly.
gotta take a sink, i mean shower now-
i barely even fit into bathroom. i have more room in my stall at work...
and it makes a big difference fresh air wise...especially after 4 cheese
think i figured out sink though, wash/soap up in high little sink,
rinse in bigger lower sink with curtain, will try that tomorrow
i am writing this in the sistine chapel. i am currently in the presecence
famous ceiling. the god-reaching to touch man scene of the ceiling
is just above my
i have never seen any man made objects as magnificient as the one's
i have seen today-
it literally makes me proud to be human. i have seen things all over
the united states and
nothing even comes remotely close to the magnitude and detail of st
peter's bascilica and
the sistine chapel. i literally cannot find the adjectives to describe
the depth of what im seeing.
in fact, i know its too soon for the words to come to me.
as i have time to digest what ive experienced today, the words will
sometimes life's experiences are so good that i have to "work" at creating
the words that i feel do the experience justice...
the scale of st peter's bascilica is mind blowing.
i could not capture its immenseness on film.
the sistine chapel are hallways after hallways and room upon room
filled with gorgeous paintings
back in hotel room now with a coca-cola light...
while writing the above (which i am going to leave unfinished and as-is)
i met the second "jeffrey" of the day. this dude was 22 yrs young from
and asked me what i thought would happen if he took a picture. no photography
allowed in the sistine chapel. so i showed him a few of the pix i had
with my digital camera (i hope the god-man pic is good) and that other
were taking them too. two plus hours later after conversation ranging
from religion to
race to sexuality to philosophy to los angeles and new york (never
talk small) we had
somebody take our photo with each of our cameras and i gave him my
card. he told me last night he was hanging out (got drunk) at piazza
navona and it was
kinda cool. said i would check it out tonight and look for him...
the piazza navona was the second stop of my half day tour today. the
first was the
trevi foutain, at which while i was running around taking pics and
lost the group. the
tour guide (who was an older cute) said over and over that our next
stop was gonna
be the pantheon and i actually beat the group there. (italian tv is
as sexy and sexist as
mexican tv). one of the people who noticed i was mising later asked
to take a picture
with me. i was kinda stunned cause i hadnt talk to him at all. then
he said i was his buddy.
i figured the spirit had hit him cause we were at our last stop and
in st peter's. then he
explained it was easier to follow the group by looking for me (after
i found the group after
getting lost i stayed ultra-close). like i stand out or sumthin...his
name was geoffrey and he
was from new york. hicksville, ny. ater our last stop i stayed in the
vatican and went to the
sistine chapel. before that we i bought a rosary with a crucifix off
a street vendor.
i wore it all day today...imagine that, me wearing a rosary in the
most holy place on earth...
after the nice relaxing 2 hour conversation in the sistine chapel, i
really started to settle down, relax and enjoy the time and not worry about how much stuff i need
to see. i had kinda gotten away from vibin' and being jeffery. i was walking to the subway and
noticed that there aint too many black american men around here, especially chillin the way i do...co-workers
joked about not being able to come to italy to get me out of jail...im getting
A LOT of looks on the street and im returning them...and im putting more and more jeffery in each
look i return...
speaking of which, the women here are very attractive and there are
lots of them...i noticed how "magazine" attractive italian men are...saw more of those skinny legs
saw a bunch of americans...398 digital pics and over 100 on film
italian public bathrooms are small individual stall like rooms with toliets...
im sleepy, its cold outside and im hungry...there is a hard rock cafe
down the street...
10 sum'n pm
sleepy, tired and just paid $40 for a burger, fries, hotwings and hotfudge
the hard rock...now that i see the stuff i got and factor in the $7
tip, it dont look
so bad. i figured they got me cause i asked to pay in US dollars and
it below the rate i got at the teller and in their favor. while eating
i rememebred sistine
chapel jeffrey said he had been to youngstown cause his ex-college
roomate was from
the very small town close to it that i was born in. had only 2 conversation
intiated by me, took pictures with both, both people were named "jeffrey"
also during the conversation with sistine chapel jeffery i realized
i wondered if michaelangelo was a devout christian or did he do it
for the commision
and/or love of his talent. i also wondered if he was gay based on the
number and how
he drew and sculptured men (even his women were built like men). jeffrey
remembered reading he was gay or at least bi-sexual
i also realized how "fanatical" st peter's and the chapel are. theres
so much stuff
in such magnitude and detail that if it was about anything else other
than god people
would think that there was something wrong. nothing is created in such
anymore, cause if you did people would think you were crazy. almost
every square inch
of every ceiling and wall in the hallways and rooms in the chapel is
totally dedicated to one subject. christianity. (supposedly anyways,
the more i look
at michaelangelos stuff the more i think "closet freak." just a bit
erotic if ya ask me,
but i love it!) st peter's is built on such a large scale that if it
was about anythng else
other than god it would be considered lunacy- the dome is 138
feet wide and 430 feet high.
there has to be at least 15 20ft statues and hundreds of smaller ones
inside. gold, bronze,
marble, etc- so much detail in every inch of the place. as i walked
into room after room
i got that "awe" "giggly" overwhelmed feeling like i was in the presence
of a huge object
or at a really high height. i literally gasped 4 or 5 times at the
nothing in the US comes even remotely close to what i saw today...
but like i was telling sistine chapel jeffrey, the US has made technology,
and science achievements on the same scale...and maybe bigger (moon
plan to go back to the vatican again tomorrow to see the museums,
need to see the coliseum and roman forum area-
will take it easy though and just chill through the day...
march 23, 2000
chillin and perpetrating- sitting outside of the victoria emanuelle
just people watching.
got the laptop out just so folx can see the big black american boy
straight frontin- (showing off is another human feeling) aint seen
no laptops since i been
here other than mine...lots and lots of girls... i like how the girls
walk hand in
arm together.i think the skinny leg theory has been proven. the women
here are thin
and less muscular than home...coliseum, the forum and ruins were cool,
lotsa good pix-.
the street vendors are alot more aggressive here. i have to use a firm
"no." saw a group
of real brothers earlier, see another one now...that makes a total
realized how much im enjoying just sitting here wastching life and people
been here for about an hour and a half just watching folx...
sun went down and now its cold, time to move-
all kinds of female...i noticed i like the older cute ones best....
tucci ristorante in the piazza navona...just got through with completely
bilingual conversation, pure gestures about laptop and camera with
i think he is a photographer...i really enjoy just driting around,
and people watching...i think i enjoy being the only black american
caught a cab to the piazza de spagna (spanish steps). folx was hanging
out major..so many females...lots of shops and street food and people
stuff. hundreds of people just chillin' and shopping. no street performers
but lots of street vendors and girls...speaking of which, southern
is no longer my prettiest women capital of the world. i have never
many pretty women in my life. but, these women are skinny and kinda
skinny, no build, no muscle or body. just pretty faces and hair and
they definitely age better than american women. i also realized how
and distinct american black women are. the woman in rome are caucasion
pretty much like the one's in the us, only alot more are "darker" and
are less muscular. there may be no other place in the world where you
find something similiar to black american women. but maybe like i can
difference between african and carribean blacks, maybe italians can
difference from white americans and white europeans therefore making
white american women unique...i wonder. but there are a sustanial amount
of white american women here. i saw maybe 2 black american women.
today a street vendor called me "black man." i laughed and said "yes!"
he said italian women like black men cause they make a lot of love...
he said it, not me. and thats not a bad reputation to have...
i then used hand gestures to tell him the other thing they say about
men, he laughed.
i have been getting looks all day and it doesnt bother me. i know these
people arent used to seeing someone like me. i dont feel like they
me or are scared of me or anything, they are just curious. that is
what i think, they might be racist as hell and i just dont see it.
however, see how other black people could mistakenly think they
are being racist or something....
anywayz, i am having a good time. after i took a zillion pictures and
as if i put in enough "work" today i just chilled and thats when i
best. taking pix was fun and i had a goodtime, but chillin, vibin and
looked at is my main thing...
there are sights to see here but this is a party city. food, music and
is all over. you can tell it aint about hard work over here. i can
see living here. i wish i had more time to introduce these people to
damn they would love me...im too bizzy absorbing history to really
let my magic show...but it still shows in flahes-
i also am rethinking how great i think america is...i have an all new
on "the greatest country in the history of mankind." how the hell did
the #1 world power after only 200 years? is it cause we work so hard?
what do other countries/people think about the baby kid being so powerful?
this trip is doing exactly what i hoped it would do, show me what it
to be in america. i know i havent really seen anything and the american
influence is still all around, but if i look real hard i now have something
compare my country against.
i think im gonna really miss not seeing the sistine chapel and st peters
again today...i will definitely be back here just to see them and the
did i say i didnt get up until 11am today? i say that cause i got a
to florence to catch tomorrow...
battery low, gotta go-
(tiny sample of pix) i took close to 700 so far, so these 3 aint nothing-
the one of me alone i used the self timer.
the roman solidiers took the pix then hit me up for cash...gave'em
8.000L = $4
march 24, 2000
i am presently in the presence of michelangelo's david in the galleria
in florence. i think what makes this piece magnificient is the size,
accomplishment and the sensuality & realness the artist.put into
the work. michaelangelo
never saw david so this is what he created to be david. and i see a
cute sexy slightly
feminine boy. im sure he could have easily made david more masculine
and "warrior" like.
sistine chapel jeffrey told me that when michelangelo was doing this
piece there was a bad spot in the marble and thats why david has an
if by awkward you mean a cute feminie stance then i agree. im almost
michelangelo was a freak. and by freak i dont mean it in a bad way.
his work shows
too much detail and sensuality. you just dont do work like this without
and we all know what the greatest motivation of all is. and it aint
money or commision.
i noticed my passion for femle today as i took maybe 40 pics of the
female sculptures. i realized how much i enjoyed photographing female.
where are michelangelos female works? this man was expressing a passion
work and im not saying good or bad. i think its kinda cool that maybe
he very slickly
expressed it in public and religous work and got away with it...
i bet if i read up on it, i would find he had a passion for males...
march 25, 2000
on bus, half day city tour...just rode over the arno-
i over did it yesterday, im tired. i walked for hours. i was getting
off on being
so unique, and ofcourse the girls. damn i like walking this city being
like the only
one of a kind. and its obvious too. saw some africans yesterday and
let me tell you-
i have now seen a black person and it aint me. these boys was literally
they was so black it made me laugh. (driving
past where galileo was under
house arrest and died cause he said the earth went around the sun)
they was black black black. its gonna be boring going back to LA and
only one of many..i love being so different that i stand out. being
bigger than everbody
dont hurt either...not afraid to look back into people's eyes also
makes it fun-
my hotel here in florence is 4 star. electric card key for room that
to reinsert inside the room to keep the electricty on. when you leave,
room shuts down automatically. remote control tv, climate control,
decent size-but still weird- shower and stuff in bathroom that i dont
another stop...just left the piazza michelangelo, nice view of florence,
bought a hat for $5 cause it is drizzling
half day tour is over, eating lunch at a small whatever ya call it
across the street
from the museo di storia della scienza, museum of galileo's stuff and
closed for lunch, will open at 2 then ill go. did the pitti palace
and the duomo
cathedral. the size of this stuff is amazing. everything is in such
a huge grandiose
style. i asked the tour guide what was the motivation for such gigantic
he said religion. i then asked was michelangelo religous, he said yes,
another guy asked if michelangelo used male models for his women. i
cause even the women are masculine. the guide said he didn't know.
i asked if
michelangelo was gay or bisexual and the tour guide said yes.
i find it very interesting that st peter's and the sistine chapel, maybe
the holiest place
on the planet for christian catholics, was designed by a homosexual.
the most precious
art and sculpture in the catholic faith has strong gay influences and
and the church is anti-gay...i also like the fact that i figured out
gay before someone told me...
and why is david naked? this piece was commisioned for a public building
depicting the triumph of a little guy over a big guy, like the city
it was for did-
he didnt have to be naked!! LOL!!! now dont get me wrong, im not against
homosexuality. im flat out making fun of this religion and how messed
lots of good paintings in the pitti palace, one in particular i liked.
was of a female. damn, i love female. saw geoffrey today and other's
from rome tour. they all remember me from getting lost at the trevi
a lady i met today (from chicago and spoke so affectionately of her
city you could tell she absolutlely loved it) who was on the tour with
husband, made the comment that italian women are always "dressed up."
i said they are skinny'er too-
i noticed that they may wear a lot of make up. and they have light
i also almost came to the conclusion that i like soft pale skin. i
the girls who radiate that smooth creamy glow seem to catch my eye-
and make-up can get you that glow...enough about female...damn, soon
as i type it another one walks by...i gotta go to africa or someplace
some black women, cause there aint none here----
aint worried about the gypys so much no more, but i do keep my stuff
close...dont see a lot of joggers. streets and cars are small. dont
hearing italian all day. everybody is friendly. aint seen no houses.
i am having a good time. i love all the people. 2.5 days in each city
enough time if you know what your doing (another one just walked by).
i have such a lust for life. next year paris. weather is chilly, but
people dress with much more style here, especially the men. the pilot
had a thumb ring and he and it was masculine.i love my experiences.
i wonder if im confusing "strange" with pretty when it comes to female-
whatever it is....i like it. damn i like being the only one, im almost
sure now im gonna miss it...
i am in st croce. a huge cathedral where galileo, (of course i took
flash which is a no-no of galileo's tomb). da'vinci, machevelli and
are buried. i am sitting in the pews 20 feet from anyone as people
and look at the tombs and sculptures. im facing a massive altar and
this place is so big i cant take a picture of it, even with flash.
i definitely can feel the energy that was put into this place. i can
feel the human spirit
that created this in the work and beauty. i can feel the love, motivation
devoution. i understand, but do not believe in what this all stands
i can appreciate and admire the human energy that went into its creation.
ive been wearing my rosary (yes, as a necklace under my shirt) in a
kinda celebration of this energy. just cause i dont believe it dont
mean i cant
party with it.
just left the science musuem. this was the first non-english friendly
been to in italy. i sat thru a 45 minute lecture in the planetarium
that was entirely
in italian. i didnt understand a word and i knew i wouldnt. i kinda
did it just to be
in a situation where i was not only very different from everybody,
didn't understand anything that was going on. yeah, i kinda figured
a few things out,
after all it was about astronomy. but as everybody listened and laughed
asleep, i had no idea what the hell he was saying. also, all of the
of the stuff i saw in the exhibits was in italian. but it was cool
early tools used for science like telescopes, astronomy charts, etc.
there was a
room full of galilieo's actual tools too, so that was coool...
must be raining outside, this place is filling up...battery low, gotta
in room, tired and full. just got thru eating about $17 worth of italian
food. and i got ice cream and candy bars waiting. im getting kinda
tired of being
the only one, kinda. the only thing better than traveling is coming
home and im
just about ready. time goes ahead tonight in europe. got a full free
but have to leave for airport monday at 5:30am...heard there was a
lot of sculpture
at the galleria bargello, hope to peep that. im tired, sleepy and probably
march 26, 2000
the last day of my vacation is winding down & everything is pretty
my body is tired and sore and im ready to settle down and rest. gotta
get up at 4:30am
to get to airport by 6. rome and florence are compact so i pretty much
everywhere. in fact, my mode of navigation in florence was to just
start walking in
any direction until i saw something i remembered. didnt use maps or
gps. today after
seeing more of michelangelos work and returning from the galleria bargello
(i also saw
a version of david by dante, much more masculine and not naked but
we aint going there)
it started to rain. even though my body started to tell me how tired
and sore it was,
walking in the rain in the beautiful city of florence was very nice.
this is truly a beautiful city and it has it all; food, female, art,
(this place is a shoppers paradise. there is a huge outdoor flea market
kinds of stuff and lots of leather goods next door to my hotel and
all kinds of
shops all over the city), culture, friendly people and free soft porn
on late night tv.
now, im in the bed all ready to drift off (had just said my prayers
like a good little
christian boy) flicking thru channels for sum'n mellow, then bam!!!
%$@# WAS THAT?!!!" as i flicked i saw sum'n for literally a split second
it cut out to a commercial. all of a sudden i wasn't sleepy no more
and i was
gonna wait on that station no matter how long the commercials took.
had my attention and could have played 2 hours of ads straight cause
going nowhere. then sure enough, it comes back on...im not sure if
i have regular,
cable or hotel stations, but it was on almost all of the channels!!!
it was single x-
rated soft stuff but damn! girls, topless (parts below waist were blocked
touching & rubbing themselves, kissing, blah blah blah- there was
a number to
call and a web address for something on the screen. i wasnt sure what
so i felt
it my duty to spend the next couple hours trying to figure it out...
now, something like this can either work for you or against you...
i wanted to get up early to get to the bargello, so not being up late
was the plan...
yeah right...all i needed was a campfire and some marshmellows cause
had the tent (massive 3 ring circus size ofcourse)...but as a wise
person once said
"if someone throws you lemons, make lemonade" and i can make some damn
lemonade if i have to...
march 27, 2000
this will probably be my last entry from europe. still swimming in
the feelings of
my first trip abroad im am very pleased at how it went and all the
things i did
and saw. 2.5 days in each city is enough if you know what your doing
and i did.
no matter how wonderful the vacation is im always ready to come home
at a certain point and i am ready now. i had a truly wonderful time
relish this experience forever.
i woke up last night around 12:37am and was tempted to turn on the tv
see if that stuff was on. i thought it better if i didn't. i really
do feel good about
my experience (europe not making lemonade). and you know what?
the girls here aint so pretty...well, they are, but i saw maybe 10
and we all know thats my favorite part. in fact, i saw a nice ass yesterday
followed it just to watch one cause it had been so long. i like them
hips- and i
cant wait to get home to america, the land of big healthy american
women with big butts...
milan airport, coming down now, ready for vacation to end. want to
can see snow covered alps in distance. ran around this airport buying
stamps, mailing postcards and getting ripped off everytime i used my
money switching currencies (total %15 on $100 = $15). long flight,
baggage claim, customs, shuttle and then drive home from van nuys fly
snow covered alps,
winding down after a very good vacation with no problems,
12:48pm rome time
on airplane, just flew over alps. gonna switch to LA time...
reset laptop's time, i think what it is pacific standard time
still on plane, just took a bunch of pics while flying over greenland
or iceland or
someplace completely frozen. flight attendant made everybody close
so people can see some italian movie....if its 8am, that means the
day is just starting
in LA. i was up at 4:30am monday rome time and thats roughly 6pm sunday
LA time. im seeing bad things happening to my body the nest day or
so...spose to be
at work tomorrow. if i get home around 6ish and sleep all night i just
may make it...
ok, back to the michelangelo gay thing. the pictures i took of the sistine
and walls didnt come out too clear but you can get an idea about the
size of the place
and how it is painted. its a huge room with naked men painted all over
it. and when
i say all over it, i mean ALL over it! LOL it may just be me, but i
keep askin "why in
the hell is everybody naked??? i really gotta give it to mikey. he
really pulled off a
good one. maybe its just me...mikey, mikey, mikey...
looks like the time i set was right, we land in LA in about 30 minutes...
the only thing better than traveling is coming home. i havent slept
for a long time and i know its gonna hit me, but im just too excited.
i had a
great trip in which i learned about and experienced some of man's greatest
creations. i got a glimpse of history and the roots of western civilization.
mentally stimulated, learning and experiencing moves me most. and i
postive that my lust for understanding and experience is gonna take
me to high places.
what im doing just feels too good for me to be on the wrong path. (i
feel very good
right now) i have just lived one of my materlistic worldly dreams (europe, the
other is a benz 500 sl) and im very very happy at the way it went. i experienced a dream and
i accomplished what i wanted. the dream lived up to all my expectations.
i was not let down. even the tiny hotel room bathroom was an experience
i will remember...
and now im coming home to live a life that i am head over heels in love
(the stewardess got a nice...)
we are being our decent, next stop
on van nuys fly away bus, just leaving airport...
let me tell ya how i expect life. my luggage wasnt in the first 5 pieces
to come down the shoot. im slightly concerned. then it wasnt in the
first 20. it was funny cause i kinda started to worry cause not only
to things go my way i expect them be first and fastest. i figured i
bad karma cause i kinda told the stewardess without thinking that my
camera wasnt digital. and i actually was kinda worried about if that
was a lie or not. i came to the conclusion it wasnt cause i really
didnt deliberately tell her it wasnt. i kinda fired it off without
so now my bags aint in the first 50 and im like hold up y'all-
this is jeffery over here...whats up?? so i walk around to the other
find my bag was actually in a special place for heavy bags or sumn
was probably one of the first ones down. and thats the way its spose
i must be tired or sum'n...
yesterday i ran out of the hotel real quick to pick up some stamps
just wearing my blair witch t-shirt (with my rosary, had the two cross
going on). it was kinda chilly so when i went out i always wore sum'n
i was out there maybe 15 minutes and two people commented on it and
a lot more recognized it but didnt say nothing. i thought that was
to go half way around the world and have people know of sumn you had
a part in...
im thinking fly-away, in-n-out, unpack and good ole american tv in english-
been a longtime since i seen a sitcom or sumn other than news in english...
on 405N, passing washington venice exit, a little bit of traffic as
hard rock cafe
vatican museum, sistine chapel
st peter's basicilca
piazza navona, tucci ristorante
piazza de spagna, spanish steps
regno di napoli
galleria dell'accademia, michelangelo's david
museo di storia della scienza
galleria palatina, pitti palace
walked by ufizzi gallery
st croce; galileo's, davinci's, machevelli's, marconi's tomb
post trip notes & conclusions
michaelangelo was gay
alot of the fine art in the vatican has strong homosexual or male sexual
i notice when at the accademia that i took
pictures of the female statues for like 45 minutes. it made me realize
that my passion is for female and female moves me to give it attention.
then i thought how my deep passion for female makes it easy for me to
create beautiful work when i am motivated by the subject. i wondered
about michelangelos motivation. "where are his statues of
female?" most of his work is of male. i thought he must have had
deep passion to create work so great. i thought he must have had deep
passion for the male form to do so many great works that are male based.
is not the most masculine statue
the sistene chapel is room after room
full of pictures of nude men.
the early christian church started (or was heavily
influenced) by a group of celibate monastic males
this religion seems to be male dominated. i believe
there is no way a group of people can live together and grow close
without some kind of sexual tension that will be acted upon. i believe
sexual desire is too strong to be denied. be it between two of the same
or opposite sexes. the desire to be stimulated and/or to stimulate.