I just spent the day having one of the best birthdays of my LIFE. Thank you to Mark, Melissa, Steven, and everybody who wished me a happy birthday and wanted to let me know I am LOVED.

Returned after a back and forth day into SF. Got two tattoos and my labrette re-pierced and all for $25 each, the money not given to tips going to an AIDS foundation. I dedicate the two hearts to Delia and Kathy - and to my rebirth after stopping opiates and dropping my hydrocortisone.

Made out with a HOT tall bi guy with glasses at Cat Club and sexy danced with a woman after my own heart (very little clothes and nude tape over nipples). I'm ME again and only a few might know exactly what a happy thing that is. Thing I am.

I'm tipsy, but I'm also very happy. Happy to be 45, happy to be alive, happy to be single, and basically okay with where I am and maybe even with where I'm going. I owe it to my friends who have returned time after time to my side through all of this. Without you and the random people bouncing through my lives I would not be where I am today.

Happy.