I suppose we're famous now.
The other day, a friend was with some acquaintances, who brought along another friend.
does that make sense? damn i hope so ... the friend that was brought along didn't know that my friend knew us ... god i think i've made it even more confusing ...
Well, my friend had this little gathering somehow get on to the topic of Papi and I.
It was at that point that someone who has no idea who we really are said, "Oh, you mean 'The Hector-Browns'?" with a forked tongue and a little bit of venom spewing.
I know people say when you're married that you become one, and damn. We really are.
We are no longer independent human species.
We are one: The Hector-Browns.
But the point is, we're fucking hated by people who have no idea about what is between the lines of our relationship and feelings toward one another.
I'm ok with this grand title.
You see, I've had pods of lesbians hating me for ridiculous rumours all over the city from the moment I came out of the closet.
It hurt at first, but I soon learned that if you want to have your creativity out in the world, people will love you and people will hate you.
I actually dealt with cliques from a young age, so I'm used to it. It doesn't mean anything to me.
Papi, however, has not.
Mind you, my love, had a stint with being hated while being an active drunk. There was a while where my love really enjoyed getting a rise out of the uber-politically correct.
None-the-less, I really think it's pretty awesome that we are known as The Hector-Browns.
I love giving people titles. It's easier than remembering names sometimes.
And I'm not talking about pronouns and sexual orientation.
For example: My Person, My boifriend, and now the most recent inductee: The Chef Extraordinaire.
I haven't really mentioned him yet, but damn. Papi and I were given an amazing 5 course meal by The Chef Extraordinaire.
This was for My Boifriend's last Vancouver meal.
He's gone back to his island.
goddam off topic ... again ... where was i? o ya right ...
Anyway, what I was going to get at was that only a year ago, I was afraid of being hated by the Rah-Rah-Trannies. This left me comatose, but I'm good now, and I'm ready for the people who may fart in our general direction as Papi and I walk down the street.
But honestly, to be given our reigning title was a huge compliment to me.
If my love and I were boring, nobody would even care.
Being disliked so strongly means we're interesting.
So, there ya go.
I'm pretty sure we're famous now.
We are The Hector-Browns.
We are one unit.
Now I will go tend to chores, in our Hector-Brown house and our Hector-Brown Fuzzy Family.
We got a whole lotta love over here.