Right, it’s time that London had a guerrilla queer/gay bar. No gay tax [1], no more obligatory crap music, no more clones. Let’s colonise other parts of London. Real life isn’t segregated, so why should our bars be?
Venue to be decided, suggestions welcome. In the meantime, learn more or join the yahoo group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/London_Guerrilla_Queer_Bar/ so you can get an email about the venue closer to first one on March 5. The Yahoo group has only just been started, so feel free to send an invite to join to friends who might be interested.
Spread the word. The event doesn’t belong to anyone, you don’t have to know us; just turn up, chat up cute strangers, be nice to the bar staff and tip as generously as you can.
[1] You know, where a round costs a million times more than the straight bar next door.

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Is this the scariest ‘salad’ recipe ever?
“Wild Rice Christmas Salad
1 cup of ground fresh cranberries
1/2 cup of sugar
2 cups of cooked wild rice
1 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows
8 3/4 ounces of crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup of whipping cream
Mix together first 2 ingredients and let stand overnight or for several hours. Blend rest of ingredients. Can be frozen to serve later.”
Sugar? Marshmallows? Frozen?
Actually, I’ve found a few more scary ‘salads’, including “Alton Brown Ma Mae’s Congealed Christmas Salad” and “Lime Jello Christmas Salad“.

I shouldn’t have gone out last night, especially not with people known to be evil, like Foo and Kathrin. For future reference: when people have locked themselves in the bathroom at a party and call you to come over, think twice.
I’ve got heaps to do but all I can manage is a blank stare at the screen. Still, Ghetto was fun and the open house at Daisy’s was lovely.
This afternoon I will try Christmas shopping. Oh lordy.
The puddles froze overnight, and it’s not going to get above 1 degree today. Happy Solstice!

On the recommendation of a friend (who lived in Haarlem when I lived in Amsterdam), I’m reading ‘”My ‘Dam Life. I’m sure I woke my housemates by laughing too much. He’s written about so many things that confused or annoyed me about Amsterdam and the mysterious ways of the Dutch.

Good news: “A national park will be created on controversial former defence land at Point Nepean in Victoria after the federal government cancelled lease negotiations with a Queensland property developer.” (Age, courtesy Mez).