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Alec John Jameson (JohnnyJ) [userpic]

Airshow Day!

August 17th, 2002 (07:57 pm)
hot

current mood: hot
current song: The sound of jet airplanes still ringing in my ears...

Leo and I went with Marilyn and Charlie to the 2002 Airshow to see the Thunderbirds. What an amazing show! I'm all over those jet performances. LOL.

Here's some pics...









Poor Joey! They only had chalet passes for four, so he didn't get to come along. Wow, he missed a great show.

There was beer, wine (softdrinks) and good food, too -- but it was really too hot to eat or drink (alcohol) much. It hit close to 90 degrees in Portland/Vancouver today -- and it's usually around ten degrees higher on the 'tarmack' (doesn't that sound 'official'???). It seemed damned hot to me! LOL.

Leo and I just got back Tuesday of last week from our trip to Cali. We visited his family and friends in San Diego and then went to Los Angeles and saw Kit! It was an amazing trip.

It's great to be home -- and the weather here is amazing. Leo's really feeling 'at home' here right now with all the sunshine and higher temps...

johnnyj

Alec John Jameson (JohnnyJ) [userpic]

There Are An Awful Lot of Odd People In This World...

July 22nd, 2002 (11:41 am)
amused

current mood: amused
current song: "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" (??? !!!)

I wasn't really planning to do an entry right now, but I went to my email and found an LJ 'comment' in my inbox...

Well, I suppose I'd be best advised to keep my entries here friends-only. Big sigh.

This person who commented is someone I don't know (needless to say). I got the following:

i thought we were soulmates!!!!!!!

Because this girl uses '14' in both her LJ name and AOL IM, I'm guessing that's exactly what she is -- 14-years-old. Well, I'm a high school teacher -- I should be used to the crazed behavior of high school-aged kids...

Anyway, had to delete it and ban her. (I note that she had a pic of a toilet as her icon, by the way. LOL. And another that's of Blink 182. Maybe she's an anti-BSB person...)

Does this make anyone else curious as to how she happened across me? (Heaven save me from teenagers during summer months! LOL.)

Okay, off to do laundry and straighten up. Kids. Got to love them...

johnnyj

Alec John Jameson (JohnnyJ) [userpic]

Delighted!

July 19th, 2002 (11:49 am)
happy

current mood: happy

Which is what I had wanted to put as my mood. LOL. (Anyone else notice how limited those are sometimes? LOL.)

I got a lovely comment from Evamaria shirasade (from RCF!) and another lovely comment from Sar saharafic (my former online 'girlfriend,' believe it or not!). I'm feeling happy and loved.

Thanks for the comment, Evamaria! I'd like to know you better, too. (And I begged Milo for that icon and he kindly made it for me. I think it's fantastic. LOL.)

Sar, I still treasure your friendship. And obviously God had plans for you and me -- which is why we're friends now, but not boyfriend and girlfriend! I'm as happy for you and Charlie as I am for Leo and me. Life is good -- and we're both very lucky!

Maybe we really are still 'soulmates' in a way -- as very close friends, that is! LOL.

I'm sure glad I found my soulmate Leo (who is just too good for me to do him justice in words!). And that Charlie ended up being the right girl for you! (Who knew we'd both go that way, huh? LOL.)

Give Charlie a kiss and hug for me -- and I'll give Leo the same from you!

johnnyj

Alec John Jameson (JohnnyJ) [userpic]

Icons...

July 19th, 2002 (11:36 am)
grateful

current mood: grateful

I have a lovely new one (thanks, Nik!) -- but I'll have to wait to add it... Currently I love what I've got here -- and we unpaid users don't get but three spots! LOL.

Leo and I have yet to decide about doing paid accounts. Personally, as silly as it might sound, even five bucks is a lot of cash to me, still. And I've got so many places it could go besides here. So I'll wait for now, anyway. LOL.

I guess I'll just use some icons for a time and then use different ones later. Again, thanks, Nik. The effort is greatly appreciated. (He made it for me in 'honor' of me joining up at BoH. It's a pic of A.J. praying! Very cool. LOL.)

All for now...

johnnyj

Alec John Jameson (JohnnyJ) [userpic]

Happy Guy...

July 18th, 2002 (11:27 pm)
happy

current mood: happy
current song: Civ III music from Leo's current game...

Yeah, it's late. I should so be in bed asleep. But Leo feels like playing on his computer, so I'm keeping him company. (We've got a big day tomorrow, but who cares. We'll sleep over the weekend. Unless we get together with Joey, MM and Charlie, that is. LOL.)

Welcome to new LJ friend Gray lilgray (from the RCF list)! This is becoming such a family affair...

And I'm so thrilled to see Sar saharafic has come into the RCF fold. Wonderful! Happy, happy. LOL.

Summer is great... (Even if several friends are hurting for money and out of jobs. Which is pretty sad...)

Hated that story about the five-year-old child in Cali. God. I'm going to be praying about that one. What an awful story. (I'm kind of glad school is out and I'm not having to discuss that one with students. Ugh.)

I'm back to working out again (got to keep in shape for my guy). I never exactly quit -- but I was sliding a little. LOL. (And Leo rarely if ever does that! He's serious about staying in shape. Therefore, so should I be...)

I agreed with Nik's saying that it's actually easier to 'comment' on what friends are posting inside their LJs inside our own LJs. (Did that make sense?) It does get confusing to try and keep up with it all otherwise! (Maybe if I spent more time online it wouldn't. But I don't see that in my destiny right now...)

Glad to hear about Mary from FatJoey! I was worried, too. (So was Leo.) Mary's been so sweet with us!

Need to goose the Nasty list. I was glad to see Kevin post a fic there! (Well, Kevin -- you sure do write het! LOL. Why not, considering you're a married guy...)

Okay, off to check on Leo's game. (And then I'll suggest some games of my own! LOL. Yes, FJ -- we are having a pretty fine time...)

johnnyj

Alec John Jameson (JohnnyJ) [userpic]

Wow, Thank You!

July 15th, 2002 (02:47 am)
grateful

current mood: grateful
current song: Original "Planet of the Apes" music on TV

To my awesome icon-maker, milo_hunt! I can't get over the three he sent me. Killer.

Thanks, guy.

johnnyj

Alec John Jameson (JohnnyJ) [userpic]

Happy Anniversary to US!

July 15th, 2002 (12:25 am)
happy

current mood: happy
current song: "ER" beeps from the hospital...

I really had meant to write on July 3rd -- which was kind of the 'anniversary' of our true love getting officially started...

I'm talking about Leo leod and me, for those who don't know. LOL.

We've had such a fabulous year together. And it just gets better and better and BETTER. LOL. Wonderful. (Well, Leo's a pretty wonderful guy! And I'm a lucky one.)

Who'd have guessed we'd end up together way back when? To think Leo basically fell in love with me due to some stuff I posted online. Wow. That's incredible...

Okay, both Leo and I want to try to occassionally post here again. It's exciting to see so many friends posting here!

Happy summer to all. (We're having a great one!)

Leo's been pretty happy with the weather, over all. (Thank God for some nice, sunny days.) But we've yet to hit the nude beach this year! (How about it, Mistress Marilyn mistressmarilyn, Charlie charliemc and Joey fatjoey???) I'm up for it! (Maybe next weekend?)

I'm watching "ER" (which is currently sad, as is often true... sigh...). Leo's playing a computer game. LOL. Life is very good.

We'll be headed to bed soon. (Hurray for us!)

Hi to Sar and Charlie (if you guys are around, that is!)...

johnn

Alec John Jameson (JohnnyJ) [userpic]

Everything is so Perfect!

July 4th, 2001 (12:55 am)
happy

current mood: happy
current song: BSB "Black and Blue" -- all of it!

I don't even know where to start! But I guess I'll just skip over a bunch and go back and do it later (hopefully!) -- and discuss today while it's still fresh in my mind...

My friend Leo and I drove up the Gorge today (specifically, the Columbia River Gorge -- on the Oregon side). Leo loves to drive, so I let him do the driving.

He started off suggesting some tunes, and naturally we ended up playing BSB's "Black and Blue" (which we both love!). I could hardly stop staring over at him. He's the most handsome and just... interesting looking man! I guess it's partly the ethnicity (he's this fascinating mix of African American, Hispanic, American Indian and I can't recall all whatelse right now)... He's got this wonderful warm copper skin and deep brown eyes and thick, dark hair cut just so around his face.

Of course, he's pretty meticulous about his appearance! But he didn't spend all that long getting ready this morning -- and wore these very SHORT jeans shorts and an orange/deep orange striped tank top. In fact, I gave him my orange bead bracelet to wear with it, and it's such a perfect match I told him to keep it...

I was in shorts and a black tank with my silk shirt over. Feeling much more spiffy than normal. And we were both in sandals -- but we took along our tennis shoes and socks, 'just in case' we might want to get out and walk somewhere...

So we drove up 'til we got to Multnomah Falls. Here's the 'official' description of the Falls (LOL):
Plummeting 620 feet from its origins on
Larch Mountain, Multnomah Falls is the
second highest year-round waterfall in the
nation. Here, all your senses will come
alive as you experience the sights and
sounds of these magnificent falls.

At the base of the falls lays historic
Multnomah Falls Lodge. Built in 1925
the lodge provides fine northwest cuisine
with a panoramic view from your table.

Actually, until 1995, it was the highest water falls in the nation. Then a huge boulder fell from somewhere and changed it slightly. Anyway...

He wanted to stop, and I was all for that. Told him it's the number one tourist attraction in Oregon (yeah, I know so much shit like that!), and that it would be full of people -- which it was, of course.

We pulled off and used the underground tunnel (which runs under the highway) to go over to the lodge. Then we headed up to the Falls. We decided to climb up to the bridge -- and I actually slipped on part of the trail and half-way lost my footing! And I've been up there lots and lots of times. But I had this 'distraction' bouncing up and down in front of my face --- which I mentioned to him! LOL.

We got to the bridge, and just decided to go for it and head up for the top of the falls. It's a mile up the trail -- and a steep hike! LOL. But we just kept plugging away. I'd brought along a backpack and had gatorade (thank God!) inside. Anyway, it was a nice hike -- and we chatted most of the way (when I wasn't huffing and puffing!).

He's in better shape than I am -- but I'm pretty good! It was pretty close today (humid), and we were in a sweat -- but it was so much fun! And after we (finally!) made it to that platform at the top, we headed on down still 'visiting' and getting to know each other better. Such fun!

Then we drove on past Hood River and to The Dalles, as I'd mentioned The Discover Center to him, and we decided we'd like to check it out together.

Right after we got inside we found ourselves just in time to watch a movie about the Missoula River Flood that was FASCINATING!!! It was info neither of us had encountered previously, so we were pretty caught up in it. (Wish I could just have a copy of it to share at school somehow. It was really interesting about the formation of the Gorge and the Scablands the Willamette Valley and so on. Really good shit...

Leo loved the fact that things were so 'hands on' here! He had to put on the rubber apron the fisheries use to use and stand on the windsurf (they used a camera to put YOU into a lifesize photo on the windsurf -- pretty cool!). And we climbed inside the old-time auto (me driving and him in back) -- even though it was hard getting those doors open and squeezing behind the wheel!

It was VERY hot outside while we were here... but we walked around the paths outside and talked more. We were pretty... well, we were very into each other. And discussed him maybe staying on here with me longer! (I sure hope he does!) He has another two weeks until his tennis camp -- and I'd love him to spend those with me. Love it.

We actually got food at McDonalds after that -- chicken McNuggets and those little apple pie things -- which Leo admitted he loves. Told me he sometimes gets them on the way to school and eats them for breakfast! In fact, we got four, and saved two so we could eat them for breakfast tomorrow.

We just talked and talked on the drive home! He told me more about his family -- interesting stuff. His Dad sounds 'formidable.' I can't relate, as I never knew my own Dad, and Grandpa died when I was little -- and there were no uncles and so on. I've never really had a man in my life in that way. And it sounds like Leo's Dad has had an enormous effect on his life. Very interesting man!

Leo told me so many stories. Like when he graduated from high school. His dad takes him outside and there's a BMW. And his Dad hands him the keys and then starts in this thing where he shows Leo the sticker and how much the car costs (like $30,000) -- and that many people never even make that much money in a year. And that if he goes on to teach school, he won't make that much money like for years. And then what you could buy with that much money. And on and on. He wants his son to have things -- but not to take them for granted. And I think that's very cool.

Leo said that he's actually done farm work in the fields and picked berries and all sorts of things. And I hadn't expected that. But his parents worked hard to get where they are, and they want him to understand the benefits of hard work. Very cool shit.

But I guess they were very unhappy (especially his Dad!) that Leo wasn't going to be home for the Fourth. It's a big family day for them. I think it's cool that he stood up to them and came to see me anyway...

Of course, they don't know I'm an on line friend. They know I'm a teacher-friend, but not that we met on line. They're pretty conservative. They also don't know that Leo came here really caring about me -- and knowing we might be close. (Sexual, I mean.) But Leo did say his Dad was a smart man -- and not unaware of Leo's interest in other men.

Of course, Leo and I discussed our feelings about our individual sexual identities, too. Turns out we both really like being with women -- and also like to be with men. So I guess we're officially bisexual and happy that way. Leo feels monogamy is a difficult concept -- and I agree with him...

On the way home we stopped at the store for kitty litter for the cats (I swear they're growing on Leo -- but he's still doubtful) and then got Coke Slurppies for us! LOL.

Anyway, it's late, we're both beat and hope to shower off and head to bed (together!)... We have a big day tomorrow -- over at Mistress Marilyn's and Charlie's house (with FatJoey) for the Fourth of July! We're both excited about it.

I think Leo is so perfect. More so than I could have ever even imagined... This is such a great time in my life!

I'm going to stop babbling now...

Alec John Jameson (JohnnyJ) [userpic]

School's Out, Boys and Girls!

June 22nd, 2001 (11:46 pm)
happy

current mood: happy
current song: "School's Out for Summer"

Well, it's official! Today was the last day of school in good old Vancouver, U.S.A.

Hurray! Johnny is now free (well, until he starts his summer school courses...)! It's a great feeling after a very LONG school year.

Maybe now I can find some time to write fanfic again (finally!).

You know what? I'm going to miss the kids, though. Some of my graduating Seniors are just swell kids that I like so much. I hope they come back and see me sometime... (I hate those stories from other teachers about how they never even hear what happens to some of their favorite students! Hate that to bits.)

Well, I'm staying up really, really late -- mainly because I can. LOL. (Well, I'd be able to do that, anyway, as it IS Friday night. But still. It's just the idea. LOLOL.)

Man, I suppose I should think about painting my house this summer. It sure could use it! But I'm going to spend part of this weekend planting some flowers (I only have a few right now -- left over from last year!). I want to get the yard in shape so I can enjoy it during the nice weather.

And it HAS been nice here -- but it's supposed to rain this weekend. Figures. Well, I wasn't planning on going to the CART races, anyway. (Yes, Rose Festival is still in swing here! Actually, it's not over until after next weekend, when the Airshow will be the big event! I'd like to go to that -- I'll have to see how it works out...)

Well, I think I'll go check what's on late night TV. Or maybe I'll IM Leo (and see if he feels like talking dirty!)... LOL.

johnnyj

Alec John Jameson (JohnnyJ) [userpic]

Kids Are Wonderful...

May 25th, 2001 (08:45 am)
current mood: smiling

One of my favorite students has just been amazing recently. Always hanging around when he's got a free period and always helping out. He's smart and likable -- but still edgy. (Kind of a lot like me!) And talented and willing to work hard for his talent.

And he's been encouraging some of the other students to work to help out in various classes. It's totally seat-of-the-pants stuff -- not an organized effort or anything. But if he's coming by to see me he'll bring along some of his 'buds' and then they'll all end up helping me with whatever I'm doing at the time. Or if he's there and some other students drop by, he does the same thing. Jake gets kids to participate and helps me manage my unruly classes (Sophomores are notoriously rowdy, I think -- it's like a 'middle child' thing) -- he's like a God-send sometimes...

I think how easily these kids around could disrupt the teaching process -- and how other teachers are complaining about Seniors who 'crash' a class and cause problems (which we talked about over coffee just yesterday morning). I'm so lucky to have kids like Jake who make teaching more enjoyable and more rewarding and LESS of a hassle. I never forget how much I like to teach, but sometimes I just feel grateful because the experience is SO good that I don't just like it -- I LOVE it.

The kids make that happen. You can like teaching even when you don't have fabulous (Leo's word!) kids -- but without good students, you can't LOVE teaching. And most days I'm in LOVE with my work -- no matter how tedious it gets.

Maybe my good mood is only partly these wonderful kids. I'm a lucky person -- still young myself (23), very physically active, with a good circle of supportive and fun-loving friends, a Mother who is warm and understanding. I do work I enjoy and feel is productive and making a change in the world. The weather is NOT cold and rainy (which is typical for the Pacific Northwest in the spring!) -- today is another bright, sunny day...

Online is quiet for me right now. My online friends have their own RLs to live, apparently. They're off doing things which matter to them -- just as I am doing things which matter to me. Even Leo has been very busy with the end of the school year. That's okay -- I want to feel that the time I spend online is used in a valuable way. I do want to write -- I've got a Howie fic prodding me lately. I don't know about posting it, though. I was flamed by some people at the HowieDoroughSlash list, and I don't really feel comfortable going back there. I haven't even been over there to read the posts recently. I know this is supposedly a 'water under the bridge' situation -- and there are people, like Jericho, who seem to be cool with me again -- but there was a number of those people who were more than a little put out by me. The 'forgiveness' I received didn't happen at the list -- so many of these folks remain unhappy with me -- and I feel some might actively dislike me. So, it's not really a happy place for me to 'play' anymore...

It's not like I HAVE to post my fic at all, actually. I could just share it around with some of my closer friends and let it go at that. The small amount of fic I've actually done never got all that much feedback, and it's not like I live or die for feedback, anyway (like many people do). Me, if I like the fic myself that's the most important thing.

Sure, it's a kick to get an award (which was probably undeserved, but what the hell) and to be hosted at a website (again, she could get someone better and who produces more fic, I'm sure). But if I never put another piece of my fic out there online, I'll live just fine... (And most of my online friends would never miss reading my fic, either. It's not like they're all saying, 'wow, wish Johnny would write another fic' or something. My ego is nicely in check about all this, I think. I'm an okay writer -- and I like my shit. And that's good enough for what is only a hobby, anyway.)

Class beckons! I've strayed well beyond my topic, as usual.

johnnyj

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