The Life & Times of 20 Something Dana Myttis Hedrew (Old Men with Assless Chaps, Our D.C. Trip)…

Sup Diary, Dana here.

Frances decided to be my traveling companion to see my old friend Mike, from High School. Mike came out to me last year and since then has left the Valley to live in Washington D.C.

Frances packed us some tofu, mayo & rice cake sandwiches for the drive down. Blecch! Driving down was pretty freaking scary especially when the highway became eight separate lanes. I swear my hands were glued into the steering wheel.

We also got slightly lost somewhere in Maryland too. But we eventually made it. Mike had to work the day we arrived at his condo but he gladly made us breakfast and said when he’d be home. He left us with a spare key and said if we wanted we could leave for some site seeing.

Frances and I set out and visited a crap load of museums, including the national museum of women. We hit the LGB bookstore called Lambda Rising and I got a couple zines, a Keith Haring coloring book and the Scum Manifesto by Valarie Solanas.

Colored one year later on Sept 8th, 1994 with water color paint

Then we headed back to Mikes place. Mike said he wanted us to check out this club called Trumpets that he likes to go to. I figured what the hell, wouldn’t be the first gay bar either of us attended.

Unbeknownst to Mike it was Leather Cowboy night. Every guy in the place with the exception of us was over 60 and wearing ass less chaps. One dude even felt the need to flirt with me (flattering to some extent but ewww all the same), both Mike & Frances laughed it up at my expense.

Aside from that action, we had a lovely dinner back at the condo and had a chance to play catch up.

Then Frances and I headed home.

Till Again, Dana

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Matt Snyder has been making a dent in the creative community in North Eastern Pennsylvania since 1988. He’s been involved in showcasing his art in Exhibits in area Galleries & Spaces as well as online. Mr. Snyder is a real renaissance man. He doesn’t just dabble in the fine arts but has been known to grace the following kinds of things with his presence: Live Sound Mixing, Radio Production, Television Production, Short Films(Acting/Editing/Writing/Directing), Animations, Costume Character Performance, Dance, Music, Djembe Drumming, Theater (Writing/Acting/Directing/Props Management/Stage Management), Self Published Comics & Zines, Written & Slammed Performance Poetry, Sculpting Animal Figurines, Designing Tee Shirts, Photography Film & Digital, Painting (Acrylics), Drawing (Pen & Ink, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Sharpies, Crayons), Mixed Media, Collage, Paper Art, The Brooklyn Art Library & The Sketchbook Project, Blue Turtle ComiX, Just an Average Day Comic, Toxic Shock & Other Abnormalities of the Inner Being Zine as well as the culinary arts. His passion is the arts, his life is as a married humanitarian bisexual politically unaffiliated pacifist working as a Digital Preservation Archivist since 1999. Matt currently resides in an apartment with his equally creative wife of 7 years ,Jess and their cat Nigel.

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