I arrived in Portland earlier today. I went by 737 on Southwest thanks to my lovely girlfriend. Today I will meet around 20 people I have interacted with online for close to a decade. I have already met four of them. two from a prior experience and two others just this morning. Like the majority of them they are extremely intelligent. This group of people holds a special place in my heart. We have been all piled in together through many joyous births and sad deaths. We have discussed and shared things as mundane as tech support to things as intellectually stimulating as discussions about philosophy, religion, science and politics.
They supported me wholeheartedly when I came out and gave a resounding yes when I asked them if they would like me to share my experiences in transition with them.
I have been privy to memes being born, kittens, and porn the likes of which few other people have known. I have been turned on to phat beats I had never heard, images from around the world, videos that made me laugh and links to all sorts of wonderful things. I am so glad I have had the priveledge of being a part of this comunnity for such a long time. There is no other like it in the world.
Here’s to KHAAAN 2010. May it be the best KHAAAN thus far.