June has been a month for visiting old friends, or having them visit me -- first David, then Lane, and now Yuri, who I met in grad school in New York in 1997. He's an atmospheric scientist, 43 years old, short and rather buffed, smooth chest, bright open face, thick brown hair. No wrinkles, no grey hair, could easily pass for 30. He must have a picture in an attic somewhere.
He lives in London, but I usually arrange to meet him somewhere else in Europe: Minsk in 2009, Paris and Amsterdam in 2011, Iceland last October. And now Amsterdam again.
Except this year we'll be in town for the Horsemen's Club.
It used to meet every Sunday afternoon at the Argos Bar on Warmoesstraat: a club for men with at least 20 centimeters (about 8 inches). I used to go every year.
Then they changed it to big men and their admirers. Everyone was welcome, but 20+ centimeters got in free. And they allowed safe sex.
Now it only meets on the third Sunday of the month. I arrange my vacation with Yuri to be there on June 18th.
Tales of West Hollywood.