Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt
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Cologne, so far.

- I've bought more Emser Pastillen for Patrick and myself (if Patrick doesn't like them).

- Marks and Spencer have closed up shop. Otherwise, everything looks pretty much the same as it ever did.

- The drag show bar is still exactly where it was when I visited it in June 1986. I haven't been back since but I suspect the performers haven't changed either.

- Our hotel room is unexpectedly fabulous, with a sweeping view across the old city to the Dom itself, the fuckin' huge Gothic cathedral that dominates the city. I'm very pleased. I've stocked the minibar with Kölsch and Riesling and am enjoying it for all it's worth.

- Last night, Dan went out to Cox, the bear bar just down the block. Me, I stayed in and read Alasdair Gray's new book on Scots literature. This of course set me to wondering why it is exactly that I know so many Bears (hello Iain, hello Dr Rocks, hello the rest of you) who seem to take great pride in their Scots background, sometimes even to the point of Celtic tattoos, Highland Games attendance, and so on. I just don't get it. Part of this might have to do with the simple fact that my family, the MacPhersons, are only known in the literary world for having created a series of magnificent forgeries. Even Goethe loved them. But I digress.

- Today, Dan went out to the bear sauna at the gay sauna down the block. Me, I went shopping, more or less. Didn't find much save for one book I'd been told was good, some personal hygiene products (Matthew, do you want more Nivea for Men spray?), and some Kneipp bath tablets to use in the hotel room. (I love having a bathtub that works!). Stopped by Tommy's to pick up a couple of sandwiches and chatted with Arno, who is sadly stuck working at the store because his sister is in the hospital for a routine surgical check-up, which means that two of the staff there are therefore unable to work (his sister, his brother-in-law). Ah well. He sez that he'll be out at the bars at 9, and that Darko has tickets to tomorrow's bash for sale if I run into him. Sounds fine.

- Now, when I'm done with this, I'll go look for expensive cigarettes to smoke tonight at the bar, and look at this one Tissot watch that just Might Be It. My old Fossil watch is falling apart, and the Fossil store said it would be expensive and difficult to get a replacement watchband for it - nearly 20% the cost of a new watch. This one is fine but I really want a watch with a date function on it.

- I still miss K.
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