Another rant about gay skateboarders …

Broken noseHi, friends and readers:

It’s a hot and humid morning here on Florida’s west coast, with nary a breeze to cool things off. I love my central air conditioning system.

This morning I had an especially nasty comment from a skater in Tulsa, Oklahoma assuring me that not a single one of his skateboarder buds was gay, that a guy needed to be tough to be a serious skater, and the story I am presently working on was going to be be “a total lie” and “complete bullshit.” The term “fucking faggots” appeared more than once in the comment. I mean, this young man was angry.

Oh, well … it’s just fiction, right? Why do some skaters get so upset about the thought of a queer kid skating? And doing a good job of it?

On a more positive note, I found out yesterday evening that Dell is going to repair my damaged laptop (Remember? I spilled wine on it back in July, while living in Berlin.) at no cost to me. It seems I purchased a service contract that covers damage for three years after purchase, even damage due to the owner’s stupidity. It’s a very expensive laptop, so I feel quite lucky.

Have a nice Thursday, everyone.

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