My Love Waits There
Was I really going to move to San Francisco without knowing anything about it? Without knowing anyone there?
Yes. If that’s how it had to be.
But so help me if I wasn’t going to TRY and figure some stuff out before I got there. That’s what the Internet is for, right? I figured I could go online and try to find friends -- guys, girls, anyone, SOMEONE I could get alone with, SOMEONE to know in the city.
I started by re-posting that personal ad I’d put up with David.
I just changed my City, State to be San Francisco, CA.
And you know? That was kind of exciting. It was the first step in making SF my home.
* * * * * *
On July 31, 2001 I sent a message to a quirky looking bald-headed man who seemed to be smart and funny and super casual. His ad had a sense about it that suggested he'd be okay with being just friends if that's how things played out.
God, I needed a friend.
I remember, among other things, that he claimed to like to take naps. Which is why his personals name was "SnoozeBoy."
You might know him better as El_Gallo.