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by Jeremy Hooper

200804021130Okay kids, so here's the deal: Daddy needs a vacation.  Contrary to popular belief, it can take its toll looking the dehumanizing, discriminatory anti-gay community in the eye on a daily basis and telling them they're (a) annoyingly deceptive, (b) eye-openingly unscrupulous, (c) depressingly myopic, (d) aggressively ignorant regarding LGBT people's true "agenda," (e) frighteningly willing to stifle American freedoms in order to create a society more in accordance with their personal faith views, (f) annoying hostile towards science, (g) bizarrely infatuated with Ronald Reagan, (h) totally gonna lose the next time we play Clue, and (i) totally gonna lose this so-called "culture war."

So what's this writer doing about it?  Well, I'm packing my bags and flying off to Cabo so that I can detox my mind's bullsh*t filter.  There's a slight chance that I might pop back on here for some beachside chatter; but I wouldn't be holding my breath if I were you. 

Well, actually I will be holding my breath, because I plan to be under some form of water more often than not.  So I guess the above advice is not really the best anala.. -- OH WHATEVER!  The point is: I'm outta here, kittens!

Regular updates will resume Monday, 4/14.  In the meantime, feel free to keep traffic somewhat chugging along by mindlessly clicking through the site (and on the ads)!

**UPDATE, 4/05: Having a great time.  Here are some pics:


Hotel lobby:

Our room:

Our rented Jeep:


Cacti on the way to Todos Santos:


Sunrise.  Again:

Sunrise.  Part 3.  It just always feels like something you have to get on film:

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Your thoughts

Baja Sur is beautiful, have fun! :-D

Posted by: zortnac | Apr 2, 2008 11:53:40 AM

Sounds so wonderful, that I am heading to St. Martins - Have a wonderful time.

Posted by: Luke | Apr 2, 2008 12:42:36 PM

Have a great time. Unfortunately, the bullshit will still be out there when you get back.

Posted by: Mike in the Tndra | Apr 2, 2008 1:56:15 PM

Have fun, be safe! We'll miss you!

Posted by: Ed | Apr 2, 2008 2:10:50 PM

Oh for FUN! I'm dripping with envy!

You've got to put a few pics up when you get back.

Have a really good time!


Posted by: dave b | Apr 2, 2008 2:20:45 PM

Take a well deserved break, and make sure you enjoy yourself!

Posted by: Sean Newham | Apr 2, 2008 2:30:44 PM

Good timing - I've got my own vacation planned for the same time!

Have fun and relax Jeremy. You deserve it. :-)

Posted by: GayMormonBoy | Apr 2, 2008 2:30:58 PM

Jeremy, I hope you're having fun but you should have come to Puerto Vallarta instead - it's THE gay resort here in Mexico. We at Club MaƱana would have comped you all the way for your hard work.

Posted by: Peter Deep | Apr 2, 2008 5:43:06 PM

enjoy your trip, thanks for all your good work


Posted by: Eric | Apr 2, 2008 5:47:15 PM

no no no no no no no

and no

I've gotten addicted to my daily dose of good-as-you

but.... ok ... I guess you can have time off if you promise to come back refreshed. sigh


Go have fun!!

Posted by: Timothy Kincaid | Apr 2, 2008 6:21:27 PM

Good for you Jeremy. For some reason I actually enjoy picking apart the arguments and comments of the homophobes. Check out my blog comments lately, I've got a mother-daughter team trotting out their biblically myopic world-view that are my current favorites.

This is a queer guy who studied the Bible so I know that they're committing the sin of omission. And they're going to pay for that but I know in reality their god is just a fairy tale so they'll just go along being the assholes that they are.

Posted by: Tony P | Apr 2, 2008 6:53:10 PM

Have a nice vacation! You do a great job with G-A-Y, and you deserve it. Have fun!

Posted by: Scott | Apr 3, 2008 2:26:40 PM

"bizarrely infatuated with Ronald Reagan"

Lol, really? When I got old enough to know how much he screwed us all over I hated him. Cabo sounds so nice right about now. Have a nice vaca :)

Posted by: NyaGia | Apr 4, 2008 10:58:48 AM

Beautiful pictures!!! While you sunbathe in Cabo, I'm going to continue to freeze in Ottawa. Why couldn't my company have sent me to a tropical paradise?

Posted by: Daimeon | Apr 6, 2008 11:33:09 AM


Looks like you're having a wonderful time.

But what's with the sunrise pictures? Why are you out of bed at dawn on vacation? I really hope that it's because you've been out drinking margaritas all night!!


Enjoy the rest and I look forward to your comments when you get back

Posted by: Timothy Kincaid | Apr 8, 2008 6:28:46 PM

Have fun my dear.
I am jealous as hell here in the pacific northwest as I write papers for my 4 classes.

Posted by: Piper | Apr 8, 2008 11:09:20 PM

Never miss an opportunity to go on vacation. Enjoy it. Great pictures.

Posted by: Another gay dad | Apr 9, 2008 3:22:33 PM

Delightful. Rest up our lil' warrior. And wear your protection!

Posted by: banshiii | Apr 9, 2008 11:42:23 PM

Hey, Jeremy,

Looks idyllic - hope it was a great time for you both - you certainly have earned it. Be well, be happy - - tom

Posted by: Tom | Apr 11, 2008 10:52:03 PM

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. We had a magical time. It really couldn't have been more relaxing or refreshing.

I'm now recharged and ready to enter the spring/summer leg of this gay/anti-gay dance.


Posted by: G-A-Y | Apr 12, 2008 11:59:21 AM

Don't take life too serious none of us are getting out alive! Sally Kerns ,state rep from Oklahomo agrees we need equal protection at the workplace, who would have thought? Would not have happened if it were not for dedicated people like yourself! Look forward to a refreshed Jeremy! Peace

Posted by: Forbesfart | Apr 13, 2008 9:35:46 AM

Please go to my blog spot to complete an academic survey. I am a student at the University of Hawaii working towards a women's studies minor. I am doing a research project with a survey element. Please help me. Aloha.

Posted by: smaile | Dec 23, 2008 10:46:57 PM

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