Thursday, November 30, 2006

Real Men Take It Up The Arse

I watched Another Gay Movie last night. Sure it was childish. Sure the humour was puerile. Sure some of the acting was bad. But it was one of the most enjoyable movies I've seen for a long time. I think Jim liked it even more than that!! It's based roughly on the plot of American Pie but has 4 gay guys determined to lose their virginity before the end of the summer. There's no Stiffler this time. Far better than that there is Muffler, a bull dyke with attitude. And Mufflers grandad!

The guys are hot, the humour just keeps on coming and the unrated version has plenty of cock and bum fun to keep everyone happy!

I implore you to buy it and enjoy!!

My laptop went bye bye last night and I lost all my photos, writings and (most importantly) all my delicious porn. SOB! But Jim came to the rescue, installed a new hard drive and today fixed the power cord as well. I love my gay nerd boyfriend, with a deep passion.

Stacey Lady had a baby called Gracie today!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Afraid To Fly?

I remember my first flight. It was 1996, I was just 13 and I was off to my grandparents villa in Spain. I loved everything about it, the security checks, the departure lounge, the plane, the flight and the sudden arrival in a country filled with foreigners.

My next flight after that wasn't until 2004 and it was to Prague. The flight was good and I was only slightly tense. Since then things have deteriotated to the point that this weekends flights were just horrid. I was terrified. Really, really nervous. I've flown over 20 times in the last two years and each flight makes me ever more afraid of flying. I don't quite understand why. Surely my experience of flying (and not dying) should reassure me? But no... I love flying, yet being in a plane makes me feel ill. :(

This story makes my head hurt. I'm torn between two different positions. As a libertarian I think our laws regarding third party arbitration are wonderful. People should be able to choose who they want to arbitrate their disputes, and still have the High Courts as a backup in case one party is reluctant to agree to third party arbitration. But I have my reservations. I think it would be very possible that families might pressure some people to go in for a Sharia decision making process when they might not want to. The fact that some families are pretty good at forcing "loved ones" into marrying against their will kind of backs me up on this.

If someone was coerced into such a binding third party agreement it would completely undermine our legal system. I believe it is better for one law for all, even if that does mean more red tape and more money.

Monday, November 27, 2006

I Feel Pretty

I'm BACK! Oh yes, I have returned from Lochgoilhead and have had a fab weekend.

Jim and I arrived at Glasgow Airport on Friday and met up with most of the curling team, plus a new addition Zoe, and headed for Lochgoilhead. It was very strange. I haven't seen any of them since last year, and that was the first time I met them, but it all felt so comfortable as we settled down in the Blue Room for drinks. Many, many drinks were had. Dinner was quite a source of amusement. One of the starters was "chilled fruit". If you can guess what was served I will buy something from your Amazon wishlist for you! Most of us were pretty zonked so hit the sack early, that is after the last lot had arrived with another new addition: JD.

Saturday and breakfast was GORGEOUS. So much... and nobody seemed to like their black puddings so more for me and Jim. Yum. 10am and it was time for the first game of curling. This year Mike the trainer left us alone as he kinda trusted us and after Jim gave a brief demonstration as a fresher (and minimal training for Zoe and JD) we were off. My team was Andy, Zoe and I. We lost both our games on Saturday. :( But I did enjoy the curling more and felt a lot more confident.

Saturday night was the dinner dance and it was cool. JD had quickly established himself as the life and soul of the party. He decided he was bored and so after dancing with every woman in the room, befriending everybody else and generally being a socialite he bought us all a round of shots. And another. And another. Jim decided to end this malarky. By buying us all a flatliner. I believe most of us suffered second degree internal burns. OUCH!

Sunday. We WON a game of curling. In style no less... Both my final stones of the final end ended dead centre of the head. Woo... Sunday afternoon was really quiet and I went for a walk round the loch.

Sunday evening... nice dinner (venison... yum!) and more drinks. Thought we had a ghost in our lodge but we soon found out it was just the banging of an external door. Eagle 2 was the gay lodge this year with Jim, Alistair and JD. Luckily we had a straight guy over or we probably would have never got to sleep that night. Ok... maybe it was just me who wouldn't have slept!

Really good weekend... looking forward to next year already!

Pictures, longer discussion and stuff to follow...

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Jae Kay Is Away

I'm off to Scotland in the morning. While I'm away why not visit my tenant? They are quite entertaining. After you've all done that enjoy my pictures!

My Guys Will Always Be Sexier Than Jenikas


Buffy was just the luckiest girl in the world!

And Heath Ledger is the luckiest man to have got to make out (even if it was fake) with Jake Gyllenhaal...

Do I perhaps like Jensen Ackles? Maybe I do... Maybe I don't... Yeah I do!

Thanks Male and Beautiful

If there was a nuclear holocaust I know I wouldn't mind being left in Brad Beyers town... see Jericho

And now a trip down memory lane to one of the finest arses ever seen on music television...

Remember Sparkly Jae?

Me neither!

But he did exist in 2003 up till November anyway... check out a month in the life of Sparkly Jae. I love reading my archives, remembering things and people and stuff.

OH MY GOD. All the things I've forgotten! Who would have thought little Jae would have stood up to some homophobes?

I have one question about it all. I was going out pretty much every night. I was more than £2000 in debt, not including my overdraft. I was earning half of what I earn now.

How did I afford it???? I can't honestly remember. And just how many men did I go out on dates with or perve over???? You would never find me perving over men anymore. Oh no... not me...

If you can tell me which boyfriend the below songs reminds me of (it was "our" song) I'll give you a prize (prize to be considered).

I'd like to make a complaint about my current life situation. I've got everything that I used to long for in my old blog posts before I met Jim. I haven't been properly depressed in a very long time. I can't complain about parents, dates, singleness, or anything. Where's the writing opportunity in being content! Grr... ;op

Remember: Please give to the Terence Higgins Trust before World AIDS Day

Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Victoria Wood

Oh My God! I can remember watching this with my Nan when I was much younger and blushing all the way through this song.

Be A Thai

Today I've been overcome with longing to return to Thailand. I don't want to go back forever... just a couple of weeks. Enough time so I can stuff all the good bits (the people, the places, the bars, and the go go boys) into my suitcase and smuggle them back to Britain.

For a look back on my trip to the wonderful Thai kingdom check out the following posts..

Thailand Part 1

Thailand Part 2

Thailand Part 3

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Can Someone Explain It To Me?

Ok. So the Israeli supreme court has ordered Israel to recognise gay marriages from abroad. I'm not a big fan of marriage but hey if it exists we want a bit of those tax breaks!

But I don't understand the following:

'Moshe Gafni, an ultra-Orthodox lawmaker, said:"We don't have a Jewish state here. We have Sodom and Gomorrah here."

He told Israel's Army Radio: "I assume that every sane person in the state of Israel, possibly the entire Jewish world, is shocked, because the significance is ... the destruction of the family unit in the state of Israel."'

How will it do that? Explain! Two men, who weren't going to form a hetrosexual family unit anyway, form their own one instead. How does this destroy the existing ones or stop other hetrosexual family units (such a romantic term he chose, "family unit" makes it sound like some kind of manufacturing process... I digress...) from being created?

If you know the answer let me know.

Anyhew. Thank you Israeli Supreme Court Judges, I salute you!

Technorati tags: Israel, Gay Marriage

Monday, November 20, 2006

One Week Off!

Oh yes people today was my last day at work for seven days!! I am so happy. I haven't looked forward to time off this much before. So what are my plans?

Tomorrow I'll be relaxing, watching movies and waiting for a parcel to arrive. A parcel I hear you ask? It's boring stationary, but it's coming from my company so I'll see just how good/awesome/truly wonderful our delivery service is.

After that my Mum might visit and then on Friday I'm off to Scotland for a weekend of curling.

From today until World AIDS Day I will be displaying the above banner. Please visit the THT website and donate if you can afford to.

Will try to tidy this blogs sidebar up this week!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Jae's Type

I've always claimed I don't have a type when it comes to men.... I lied.

Tom Welling.

Vernon Kay

Jared Padalecki

Tom Welling... Again.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Vertigo 42

Last night involved a trip in a lift that went a very long way up. :(

As our accounts manager was leaving we had booked some standing room at Vertigo 42 (which is on the 42 second floor of Tower 42, which used to be the Natwest Tower).

Entering the lobby I got the impression of faded glory. It had airport like security, but it all seemed very early nineties. We got to the lift and I prepared myself for one of my least favourite thing... but it wasn't too bad. Sarina held my hand all the way.

Vertigo 42 was less a bar and more a glorified corridor with a wall on one side and a 183m drop on the other. The staff were friendly and the champagne flowed (too much in my case). It was a tad dull but there was plenty of conversation.

I was outted to the few remaining people who didn't know I was gay at work (the blind, the deaf and the new).

It was an okay night... ended by a pinch on the bum in the lift down, loitering outside Tower 42 and then a walk to Bank Station holding Kallies hand. Yeah.. I was drunk...

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Just When You Thought The Human Race Couldn't Get Any Worse...

Two girls fall out at school. What would you expect the parents reaction to be?

In ideal circumstances you'd expect them to get together and try to sort something out as best they could amicably.

Perhaps they might blame the other girl, and thus each other, and fall out.

Would you expect the following??

A couple were murdered in an arson attack on their home over a school bullying row involving their daughter, Manchester Crown Court has heard.

Maureen Cochrane, 45, and her husband Alex, 54, were killed in the fire in Wythenshawe, Manchester, in January, but their daughter Lucy, 16, survived.

The court heard Connor was egged on by his ex-wife Jane, 40, and daughter Natalie after playground rows between the two girls developed into a "campaign of harassment" by the Connors.

The jury was told Natalie Connor had fallen out with Lucy Cochrane when the girls were pupils at Newall Green School in 2005.

So your daughter falls out with a girl at school, your ex (!) wife thinks you should burn down the other girls house. You do it.

Which of the following are you?

1) a really, really stupid person
2) a really, really evil bastard
3) a piss poor excuse of a man who lets his ex (!) wife make decisions for him
4) all of the above?

See the full story here

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Play Along At Home Click it... you know you want to...

Let's Talk About Me

You know we haven't spoken in a while Dear Constant Reader. Yes, blogging is an exercise in navel gazing and self indulgence. But I haven't been doing nearly as much of that as I used to. Maybe it's because I've been blogging for so long I've got very bored of me, me, me. Nah... that'll never happen!

Sooo... I'm off to Lochgoilhead for some curling fun the weekend after next. I'm really looking forward to it. No not to the curling (imagine lawn bowls on ice with broomsticks), although that's not awful, but for the beauty of that part of Scotland, the peace and quiet and the good fun I can expect to have with the people I'm going with and the hideous amounts of alcohol that I will consume.

This Friday I'm off out with work to some place... the name of which hasn't been divulged to me yet. We've been told it's dress to impress though. You should know how I feel about dress codes... they are intended to keep out the interesting people and leave only the boring people pretending to have fun. I'm sure our companies prescence will change that. But give me a good boozer like our local* any day.

Christmas is coming and it's time to start buying presents. If you find yourself unsure what to buy someone it might be best if you just send them a card... and buy me something... ;op But seriously I must start buying presents. I think getting the Family Guy game for my brother George is a good idea from Jim. But everyone else? Hmm...

My budget for the month is going ok. This is very good. Must try harder though if I want to seriously save up.

Work... it's going to get more stressful, but a lot more interesting, in the next few months. No rest for the wicked. Nor Jae.

So how are you guys?

*Our local: is quite weird. From the outside it looks like any old pub, even though it is set down a quiet street in Greenwich hidden among large houses. Inside... it feels like you've entered someones living room. It's all very cosy if slightly disconcerting... It does do some wonderful food though. And it's got a fairly unique range of lagers and ales. None of your Stella or Fosters there...

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Jae Salutes The Rainbow Nation

Dearest South Africa. We love you. First you gave us Nelson Mandela. Then Archbishop Tutu (is he possibly the best Christian alive today?). And now you have lead the way in Africa by legalising gay marriage.

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, president of the South African Catholic Bishops' Conference, said the bill would be a blow against democracy.

"The impression we got is that there is overwhelming opposition to this bill from people throughout South Africa," he told South Africa's Daily News before the vote.

African Christian Democratic Party leader Reverend Kenneth Meshoe told MPs that those who voted for same-sex marriages would face divine wrath.

Democracy is ok. But trust me it isn't perfect, and we must always be wary of the tyranny of the majority. If there was an overwealming majority in one country against Catholicism is he saying it'd be okay to ban Catholic wedding ceremonies?

And divine wrath??? God likes wrath but it really is up to him. Stop threatening things like that when it isn't up to you! I hate people taking their God's name and using him to threaten others.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

What Has Jae Been Watching?

So we have:

The latest episode of Battlestar Galactica "A Measure of Salvation". It was, as always, very good. Helo, my current sci fi beau, was his usual heroic, moral self. I do like a man in uniform.

Abominable: A Bigfoot movie. It's actually a pretty good B movie. The acting is certainly above par, Lance Henriksen is in it but it's let down a lot by the truely awful costume. I mean... really bad!!

This represents a sympton of my current obsession... sasquatch!! I've been reading up on some eyewitness accounts on Bigfoot Encounters. It's pretty convincing, if slightly worrying, stuff. Check it out.

Torchwoods last episode was "Cyberwoman". Not bad, but each week the acting seems to get slightly worse.

Tonight I think I shall watch the latest Supernatural, so I can get my Jensen Ackles fix.

I used to sit next to someone who looked exactly like him in history class. I'm kicking myself as we speak...

Saturday, November 11, 2006

We Remember


Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind.

Gas! GAS! Quick, boys! An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling,
And flound'ring like a man in fire or lime . . .
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.

In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues -
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.*

*"It is sweet and meet to die for one's country."

Friday, November 10, 2006

And Relax

Today has been paradise compared to the previous four thanks to the programme I use to work on being fixed. Praise be! And after work I had a few drinks down the Riverside. Yum.

Been listening to Round The Horne and the Bona World of Julian and Sandy ("Hello, I'm Julian and this is my friend Sandy... Oh HELLO!"). Despite being nearly 30 years old it's still bloody hilarious. Check it out if you like a bit of Carry On esqe humour and some highly camp laughs...

It's the weekend!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

What On Earth Is Going On?

OK... the train network here in Greenwich and throughout south east London and Kent is Southeastern Railways. Not so long ago they were owned by a company named Connex (who I will reluctantly admit was part of the same family of companies as TVW, my previous employers). Now Connex were awful.

If a train arrived on time you would thank your lucky stars and double check to make sure you weren't dreaming. I spent many a "happy" hour at Westenhanger station waiting with no information for a train that should have been there two days ago.

They were so awful the Government took their franchise away and made Southeastern a public company pending tenders from private companies. And a miracle happened. The slam door trains disappeared, replaced by new Electrostar ones that Connex had been slow in getting out into service. Trains began to run on time! Things seemed to be getting better. Then Govia was awarded the contract.

They took over in April and things didn't seem to change much (a good thing!). But then I suppose it's hard to ruin a good thing straight away.

But the last month has been hell. Every morning the trains seem to be late. Sometimes they are cancelled. I've become reliant on my Oyster card and a hellish journey on the tube to get into work. Now if it was an ongoing problem (a faulty signal even!) I could kind of understand. But everyday it's different (and today according to my fellow travellers each one of us was given a different explanation; a medical emergency, staff abscence, a faulty train, a police incident being just four I heard just to explain todays cancellations!)

It's bloody awful... I hate using the Tube (I'm taller than the carriages, it's not pleasant!) and it's just not good enough. I wish they'd get their act together.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Democrats: Don't Mess This Up

Firstly, I've got my fingers crossed for the outcome of the Virginia race being in the Democrats favour. Our cousins across the pond need a strong counterweight to Bush and a totally Democratic Congress would do that.

Now please, please, please don't mess this up!! The world needs America to be strong. And the world needs America to be just. We don't want Republicans Lite. We want free thinking Democratic leadership!! Sort out Iraq, the economy and the erosion of liberty and come 2008 America might truely be the best country in the world once more (other than the United Kingdom but hey that's just my opinion).

Oh Rumsfield is going... woo.

And best news of all... Rick Santorum has been ousted! I love the people of Pennsylvania. If you don't know why this makes me happy have a read of this

To celebrate...


Monday, November 06, 2006

The Great Ape Project

As some may know I have a passing interest in zoology. Recently I have been studying up on evolution and humans closest surviving relations; bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas and orang-utans.

They are amazing creatures. Not only are their social systems intricate (and in the case of the Bonobos very fun sounding) but individuals have been know to communicate with humans and engage in artistic expression. See for example Kanzi and Michael. I found the fact that Michael still remembered, and could communicate about, his mothers death at the hands of poachers to be quite distressing.

Now that humans are getting to the point of being able to survive without killing wild animals (and when I say this I mean culturally, technologically we probably reached this point around the time of the Sumerians for crying out loud) surely we should be going out of our way to protect the Great Apes above all others for they are probably the closest we're going to find to intelligent life outside our species any time soon!

That's why I ask you take a minute or so to go and read the Great Ape Projects Declaration and sign it if you agree.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

You've Gotta Love Christians

Just like those sci fi convention attendees dressed up as Borg, Cylons and Wookiees there is something darn cute about Christians.

Just read a copy of one of the Jehovah Witness' magazines like Awake. Filled with cutesy pictures of a happy family life, and of paradise. Bless them for their optimism!

But my favourite example is creationism. Specifically dinosaurs and creationism. See Christian Answers attempts at an explanation. I particularly like the concept that animals didn't eat meat before the Flood. They couldn't have evolved they carnivorous teeth after the Flood so they... erm... we don't know, we will just gloss over that point...

So, it could be that animals ate dead animals once in a while before the Flood, but that few (if any) animals killed for food until sometime after the Flood. This seems to make sense, since the fossils show that the pre-Flood world had plenty of plants to eat. The animals probably did not need to kill to live.


Could it be that tyrannosaurs were mostly plant-eaters, not meat-eaters? The shape of their teeth alone can't tell us what they ate. (that's so true!) Perhaps they used their sharp teeth and claws to tear up tough plants and fruits, not dinosaurs. Obviously sharp teeth can serve other purposes than simply cutting meat, just as kitchen knives can be used for cutting carrots as well as steaks.(a prehistoric Gordon Ramsay?)

Bless them. Christians are wonderful, cute, cuddly nice people who believe the world is only a few thousand years old, dinosaurs lived with humans (we've all seen the Flintstones), animals were all very nice until after the Flood, and that before the Flood the world was an amazing wonderland and now it's just a shadow of it's former self. They seem to think that deserts are inherently bad and didn't exist before the Flood (which makes me think they may not be correct... deserts aren't bad, just not pleasant for some overly pampered people). It's all very airy fairy.

I'd love to believe that shit. Sadly I would probably be considered delusional and sent off to an asylum. Obviously my interest in Cryptozoology is nothing like the escapism of creationism... not at all... Darn... I am delusional!!

Guy Fawkes Night

Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, 'twas his intent
to blow up the King and the Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below,
Poor old England to overthrow:
By God's providence he was catch'd
With a dark lantern and burning match.

Holloa boys, holloa boys, make the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
Hip hip hoorah!

A penny loaf to feed the Pope.
A farthing o' cheese to choke him.
A pint of beer to rinse it down.
A faggot of sticks to burn him.
Burn him in a tub of tar.
Burn him like a blazing star.
Burn his body from his head.
Then we'll say ol' Pope is dead.

Hip hip hoorah!
Hip hip hoorah!

Nothing like a good bit of Catholic bashing to let you know it's winter...

See more about the Gunpowder Plot...

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Another Day In London

Yesterday after work we all headed down the Wheatsheaf, a former lunch destination before it was sold, which was alright. It seems stuck between the previous pubs grottiness and their obvious hopes of making it glamourous.

After that some of us got a taxi to Leicester Square, which was a horrid journey for a number of reasons, and settled into All Bar One. The beer wasn't very nice but we had arranged for some people to meet us there so I wasn't too bothered about leaving. That was until one of the bouncers wouldn't let in someone who was 22 because they didn't have id!! We decided All Bar One stank and we all quickly left taking our boss (and his card) with us.

Our boss then took us, plus our guests of honour Surin and H from our suppliers, to the Cork and Bottle bar which was much better than All Bar One. Nice ambience and wine was lovely.

Sadly, for reasons I shan't disclose, I did not enjoy myself one little bit and had to cut the night out short. So to try and cheer myself up here is a pretty picture:

Yoinked from Male and Beautiful

Friday, November 03, 2006

Jae Loses His Faith

How can there be a God? Have you looked around you recently? Human beings are probably the most unlikely creation of any kind of God (unless said God has an amazingly twisted sense of humour!). We destroy everything we see, we are hateful, selfish, arrogant, dirty, and very unpleasant. Work in customer services for a little while and you'll come to see the truth in this.

I listen to the religious crazies going on about how we should let Jesus into our life, or follow the teachings of Mohammed. They preach love, understanding, goodwill and a twisted morality. Then the next day they are planting bombs on commuter trains or having sex with children/men/goats. Sometimes even a member of the opposite sex out of wedlock! The hypocrisy of it all disturbs me greatly.

I am a libertarian and I believe everyone has the right to believe whatever they want. But sometimes I wish I wasn't. I wish I was, as the crazies would call it, a "radical humanist".

They harp on about their religious freedom one minute then declare that a man and a man can't get married... where's the freedom in that? You can't live freely while expecting others to live by your morality. Obviously I'd rather marriage remained a purely religious/private matter. But while my tax money is being used to give benefits to married couples I darn well expect the same rights!!

I can't understand any God that created religious nuts. So I must finally put an end to my wavering Wiccan beliefs. I'll always have a special place in my heart for pagans. But I must be true to myself, and declare myself an agnostic.

Can you tell I had a horrible commute to work today? :)

Now let's all laugh at another hypocritical Christian. Don't you just love it when they get caught out? Let he who is without sin...

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Jae Steals The Scene

For the last few days, as I wander past the London Eye on my way into Vauxhall, I keep walking through a movie/television filming. Yes that is correct... walking through.

If they are there tomorrow I may ask someone (I won't) what is going on as I'm curious now.

Everytime I get right into the middle of a crowd of extras the director screams "Start the wheel! And... action..." He he... oh the look he gave me as I snuck past him behind a camera today. Well none of the regular cyclists, commuters or runners were paying a blind bit of notice to the fact someone was trying to film, so why should I?

Today was a bit more exciting as I walked past and the word "action" was shouted a helicopter zoomed into position next to the wheel and hover by it. Looked quite cool.

While trying to find out about it I found this site. Doesn't that Channel 5 detective show sound just... rubbish? :)