so this brings us to Saturday
the day of Nude Volleyball
20 to 70 men gather to play volley ball
in various stages of nudity
(some are fully clothed)
gay men and straight men
old and young
a non-sexual setting
people bring drinks and snacks
and we talk and play
i woke up feeling exhausted
but Normand was going into Pahoa for work
and i asked him if he would drop me at the internet cafe
it was my intention to do some posting about what was happening THEN
(as it is nearly a week later, now)
but when i got online
there were so many things i had to tie-up
i felt good i was getting that done
and making some initial connections with internet people on this island...
if found someone i'd been interested in Years ago...
i updated my article for this issue of RFD
and that about took up my time
Normand picked me up
and waited for me outside:
he doesn't really like being in-doors
when i first talked with him on the phone
he told me
"we're lucky to say that we spend more than %80 of our time outside..."
when we got back to the farm
there was an hour and a half before people started showing up
so i went back to my yurt to continue my computering...
Another guy i've wanted to meet for a long time: i realized he's moved here
and going through many old emails
writing writing writing
-- they'll all be sent when i go back on line...
played a bit more Secret of Mana
before the power ran out
i masturbated for the first time here as well
but couldn't sleep
and i could hear the volley ball already
how did time pass so quickly?
i walked down in my clogs
Chris made it quickly known that i could come live with him if things didn't work out for me here
i was feeling so anti-social
i told him i needed to go get my real shoes on so i could play
our court here is made of crushed lava rock: not exactly sand)
i talked with people
felt like New Meat
(as, admittedly, i often do)
tried to smoke a cigarette
(i rolled it myself, american spirit.. but i only got through three drags before i had to put it out)
two boys i know from SF are living here now
came in through the Banana Boys just three months ago
and have already inherited an older man's farm!
but they were taking care of the music
there were some great Underworld songs...
and i got on the field and played
for the first time in... Ten years?
i wasn't that bad
or that good
my serve's alright
i'm sure i'll learn.
-- this will be an excellent way to network
when i'm feeling up to it
but right now i'm so tired
i think i ate with them
and went to sleep early...