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Below are the 5 most recent journal entries recorded in Eternal Light's LiveJournal:

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
5:42 pm
Monday, April 13th, 2009
3:51 pm
I'm stunned I even remembered my password to get on here...I have to wander around and see what all's changed.
Monday, October 30th, 2006
2:00 pm
Ebony Pyramid Black Gay and Lesbian Cruise to the Bahamas
Okay, I'm cutting out a lot of the miscellany because that was in the last blog I wrote that got deleted, all you're getting now are the facts.

I got attached to EPE at the end of the last year after Montoya who I'd worked with as part of Los Angeles Black Gay Pride recommended me to be the western regional administrator. Montoya moved to the ATL last year sometime and I don't think he and I have ever had a conversation but he was familiar with me and what I do and thought I'd be a good rep. After a telephone interview with Alton and Dujuan, they attached me to represent the cruise.

The cruise started on land actually and those of us on the EPE staff had to show up the day before the guests to get everything ready for them. Sean, my Cali back-up and I flew in coincidentally on the same flight, a red eye, and because we have the same last name, we quickly instituted an inside joke of being married and called each other "hubby" and "dear" all weekend.

We hit the ground running on Wednesday, flying in at 7:30 AM, checking into the hotel and then finding something to eat and going to Walgreen's so Sean could replace all the tioletries airport security unapologetically dumped into their gray wastebuckets. After that, we had a little time to wink (not nap, wink) before the entire staff had to convene for our 12:30 meeting, afterwards the staff got to work putting together guest packets while the EPE entertainment staff went somewhere to rehearse their show.

Me with my baby Butterfly Soul:

Thursday morning, we rose early to meet the guests in our yellow polo shirts. See?

This isn't all of us. It does include TT, Alton, Dede, Me, Elias, Felicia, Mia and my friend Sylvia who came as a guest, though.

Thursday night brought the costume party, I dressed up as a devil and the paranoia my Catholic butt felt for dressing as a devil is a blog entry waiting to happen. Frugality won, though. (BTW, when you see this costume again on Halloween, act like it's the first time you've ever seen it, k? haha!)

Also during the evening, the exotic dancers Temptation, K-Rock, Tyson, Star, Sparkle and the woman who would be my cabinmate on the boat, Whiplash performed their show with illusionists Tommy Rock, Monet Dupree and Whitney France:

Temptation (sorry I shopped your head off, boo! ;))

K-Rock who embarrassed me at the Hard Rock Cafe in the Bahamas by simulating a freak show on me *blush*

Bad boy Tyson

Star & Sparkle

My girl Whiplash!

The dancers and illusionists did an elaborate show of fairy tales. In one, Whiplash was Little Red Riding Hood and Tyson the Big Bad Wolf in another, Star was Cinderella and Monet was the fairy godmother. It was an erotic show/Broadway production all in one and it was EXCELLENT. The pics of K-Rock and Tyson above are of them as Prince Charmings.

For the sake of brevity, for the remainder of this journal, I'll identify pictures but leave out the personal commentary lest this turn into a book:

Friday morning, inside the boat (view from the lido deck):

Smiling faces and new friends:

My boy Dwain

Me with Monty and Adrian. These brothas are hilarious!

But before you start thinking there weren't any women on the cruise. You're sadly mistaken:


Me and Myspacer Alice (who lives in the Bahamas) at the Hard Rock Cafe in the Bahamas

Friday night on the boat, we had an all-white affair:


Saturday was fun in the sun at Paradise Island in the Bahamas:

Here's Tyson deciding at the last second that he actually DOES want to be in the picture I was taking of Butterfly, Patrick and Whiplash:

From there, it was booty-booty-booty-booty booty EVERYWHERE! And EPE provided complimentary Mai Thai's so you know what that means...we had a GOOD time!!!

Me, Whiplash and Sparkle gettin' our Top Model On

After the beach, we got our shop ON. Whitney got two FABULOUS bags for dirt cheap and that broad could NOT have been happier!

Later that night, we enjoyed a great turnout at the Hard Rock Cafe in the Bahamas, unfortunately those pictures need to be lightened because it was so dark inside but I do have some pics to show:




We spent Sunday on the boat where we enjoyed an afternoon of games and then later had the 70's affair:

Monday we said our goodbyes as we left the boat...*sniff*

My friend Sylvia and I didn't come home right away, though, she and I and a few others stayed in South Beach a cute little hotel until Wednesday.

Will, Lisa, Sylvia, Me, Angello & Jimmy

What'd we do with most of our time? We went shopping:

Like my hat?

Honestly, I had the most incredible time during this cruise, everyone is down to earth, lots of fun and drama-free. EPE is super-professional, well organized and gives its guests lots of events to participate in. I can't put into words how much I want you to participate next year. Early registration for the cruise starts in November, average cost for the cruise is $500 or so for an inside cabin, pay around $60 a month from November to July and your cruise'll be paid in full by the time the payment plan ends late July. Tell me it's not worth $60 a month to spend 5 days in Paradise. Join us next year.

More pictures:

P.S. I came home to find that I'd misplaced my oh-so-expensive group pictures taken by the cruise photographer. Those pics give a much more accurate view of the over 200 black gay and lesbian folks who went on the cruise. As it stand, the only group pic I have is the 70's pic above and that is by far the least attended group picture of the the 3 we took. =(

Wanna see more? Click here for even more pictures.
Friday, October 8th, 2004
4:31 pm
Some pictures taken two weeks ago...

Wednesday, November 14th, 2001
9:45 am
This is my very last public entry.

Since people are so obsessed with me that they have to track me down all over the internet, I'll give them this one last entry and be done with it.

Livejournal is an intriguing concept, people putting their thoughts and ideas on the internet for the entire world to read, I've read some of the most incredible stories on LJ, people talking about their parents' deaths (in two people's cases, their parents' murder and suicide), I've read about abortions and divorce, infidelity, weird sex acts, I've read commentary on world events, I've read journals that have brought me close to tears, entries that have made me laugh, entries that have inspired me. It seems a person would have to be crazy to allow herself to be an open book to the world and that very well may be true, but writing here is cathartic for me so I'll continue. Carefully, but I'll continue.

I knew that it was only a matter of time before someone I knew in the real world with no life of her own would track down this journal. I figured that out when I put the link to this site on my BP page, but I figured if I used a username I hardly ever used, no one would find me. At one point, I changed my birthdate and location on my profile just in case someone happened upon the journal but then I figured that it was no big deal and that I was being paranoid.

It seems I had reason to be paranoid because I just found out this morning that Dawn found my journal and there's no telling how long she's been reading it. I can't blame her, though, I'm an interesting girl, but I made sure that anything deeply personal put on this site was made 'friends only'.

I don't know why Dawn does the things she does, I don't, I've never done anything to her except be me. I can't help that I'm an emotionally distant person and I can't be the friend (or let's keep it real, shall we? lover) that she wants me to be. I'm extremely mercurial and I have a timer on my friendships, I spend so much time with this person and then I get bored and move on to the next. I never meant to hurt Dawn, but she continues to go out of her way to hurt me even though she SWORE to me that she'd be the best friend in the world to me and that she'd never do that. It's funny to me how in her mind *I'M* the bad friend. I'll admit that I'm not the one you want as your emotional crutch, but even in our darkest moments of friendship I have never betrayed her trust. And since I know she's reading this and she'll try to pretend like she doesn't know what I'm about, I have two words: Insomnia Cafe.

I've tried to hate Dawn, but I can't because more than anything I feel sorry for her.

What did Dawn do to warrant my saying all that? She told #1 about this journal.

So, somebody must have spent some time sifting through my journal and found out something they didn't want to know. How, I don't know because the ONLY entry referring to #1 is friends only, but people with too much time on their hands are sneaky as hell.

I got a note on BP from #1's girlfriend last night. A very eloquent little note that went like this:

"does u`r life lack so that u have 2 impede on others w/ straight ________ BS
b a woman and hit me w/the lies or grow the F*UP


Eloquent, no? I thought so, too.

I have no idea what this is about.

I know very little about this woman, I said "hello" to her when introduced to her a year and a half ago, I know that she's an average looking woman with a round face, a very large forehead and judging from her note an inability to have remotely intelligent written discourse. That aside, I also know (or to be fair, HEARD):

1. that she started sleeping with #2 a few weeks before she threw a going away party for #1;

2. that the night before #1 took her to Hawaii, she was in a parking lot with #2 crying because she was terrified that #1 was going to ask her to marry her and she said she absolutely didn't want to marry #1;

3. that when #1 did take her to Hawaii, while #1 was scuba diving, Miss Thing was on the cell phone with #2;

4. that she continued sleeping with #2 even after #1 found out about the affair;

5. that she left a leather jacket over #2's apartment (the apartment building she moved into after her girfriend broke up with her) and #2's neighbors stole it;

6. that when I met #2 in March, she was still calling her and the only reason she didn't contact her after March was because #2 changed her phone number;

That's all I can think of off the top of my head. I don't know if ANY of that is true and quite frankly I don't care. The bottom line is: I have NEVER relayed any of that to anyone (well, except Dawn MONTHS ago). Who the hell would I tell? I haven't so much as said her name in over six months, I haven't been to her webpage (or that of her girlfriend) in over six months either. The second I found out #1 was on a message board I frequented, I left that day and never returned. Are you truly understanding how much I don't want anything to do with these folks? I have completely wiped them out of my mind so I don't know what these "lies" are that she's talking about.

The possibility of having rational discussion with any of these people is nil so I'm simply not going to. One of us needs to exhibit some semblance of dignity so I'm walking away.

Oh, and I called Dawn last night to ask her if she knew why this woman would be contacting me, Dawn pretended not to know but then sent me a note this morning telling me not to ever contact her again (why? I don't know, must be some guilt issue). Not contacting her shouldn't be hard, I haven't contacted her since July and the ONLY reason I spoke to her yesterday was because based on previous drama, I know that if anything happens with these people, she has something to do with it. Liar, liar, pants on fire didn't tell me that she told #1 knew about my journal.

*yawn* I'm done.

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