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Posted: 12 Apr 19, 21:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I completely forgot that Koalas have Chlamydia! It affects their health quite a bit and it's extremely saddening.

They're still cute, however!

Thor (and Lee!) I do have a question when you get a chance- did you feel there was a great divide between Freddie the person on stage and Freddie the man off stage? From what I've read it seems to be quite a difference, but it makes sense-we're all a bit different at work, and most of us aren't on stage in front of thousands.



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Posted: 12 Apr 19, 21:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Chlamydia?That's a sexually transmitted disease isn't it.How do they get it from other bears?

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Posted: 12 Apr 19, 21:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Doughnut, where are you?are you busy ? Check your PM and tell me what you think.I would really value your opinion I may just be taking it wrong.I certainly dont want to get butt hurt for no reason lots of laughs.

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Posted: 12 Apr 19, 21:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A Fun Freddie story, hummmm...our future publisher won't let us. So, let's leave it as this: F = F, or rather, Freddie Equals Fun!

Now someone was worried about my love-life. When Brandon and I split up as a couple after seven years, it did not bother either of us...it was time, way back in 1993.
The history about my relationships is as follows

#1 Terry Hammond- 1973 to 1975. He was the piano player at Marie's Crisis Café and basically taught me everything I know about Broadway and Opera. We even attended the seven hour, complete, four part, "Der Ring des Nibelungen" by Richard Wagner at New York's Metropolitan Opera House. Not once, but twice within 10 days. SOOO long but really good. The part of Brunhilda was played by a very famous (now deceased) Swedish Opera Star, Birgit Nilsson.
I left him, so he did not want to stay friends with me and later moved to Florida. I saw him one time in Ft. Lauderdale at a club where I heard he was playing.

#2 Billy Lucia- 1977 to 1978. He lived in Philadelphia and I lived in New York. Because I was a bartender, he assumed I was cheating on him every night. Long distance did not help us stay together.

#3 Brian Parisi- 1979 I loved him, he did not love me, dating lasted about eight months. Never saw him again despite trying to connect several times.

#4 Brandon Domitrowsky- 1985-1993. Good relationship. What we did best was travel and we traveled around the world or the US about every month. We remain friends to this day although this friendship has become a little strained over the last year...(no comment about this just now)

#5 I am currently interviewing for #5. I like thin to moderately built guys who have a good working mastery over masculine traits, are smart, have a good sense of humor and then, above all, KINDNESS. Kindness toward me and toward others (a critical trait).

Well...With all THAT...NO WONDER I have been single since 1993!...LOL

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Posted: 12 Apr 19, 21:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ha Ha Koala,

I think the conceptualizations of Freddie are very accurate. But when it comes to that female on male 50 Shades of Freddie stuff....well, I just sit back and let you all have your fun...LOL

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Posted: 12 Apr 19, 21:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thor,You are such a nice sweet guy no way should you be single.

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Posted: 12 Apr 19, 21:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No that game is too weird and I dont like dark headed men.More like Roger Taylor man what I could do to him.Maybe Jennifer Anniston.

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Posted: 12 Apr 19, 22:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Sweet and Tender,
Freddie the performer was 100% dedicated to his thousand and thousands of fans for the duration of ANY show.
But, nearly immediately, when the show was over, he easily slipped into Freddie the Friend mode and couldn't wait to be whisked off to the clubs around the US and Canada. Of course however, when In London, he couldn't wait to be whisked off to the Garden Lodge with us in tow. The entertainment, champagne and other party favors would start in the living room or, weather permitting, in the garden itself.

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Posted: 12 Apr 19, 22:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thor - what do you mean by "...a good working mastery over masculine traits..." or do I not want to know???

And thanks for the update about Lee, our little workaholic

When you guys all went out, Freddie, you, and Lee - I know you said there were not many woman around where you went - but seriously all 3 of you MUST have gotten a ton of female attention. How did you all deal with it?

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Posted: 12 Apr 19, 23:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Shilling, My girlfriend in high school would get very angry with me because I would get Male attention and she was what society labels gay.I on the other hand didnt have a preference so I loved male attention she just didnt get it.But I ended up marrying our best guy friend so she didnt handle that well.We had so many fights over guys she thought I was flirting with.She would blow guys off if they hit on her .She was beautiful.Guys liked her but she just didnt like them.I dont get this whole sticking with one specific sex thing.I think a person should be free to love who they want at any particular time.

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Posted: 12 Apr 19, 23:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Welcome Selkie! I'm sorry for the loss of your sister, but I like the way you choose to celebrate her life with good memories.

Thor, the sentences were extending off the page one day last week too. I don't think it is a matter of how long the sentence is, but rather something technical with QZ. We are about to find out because I deliberately made this long.

Also, Thor, thanks for sharing your romantic history. You are one brave man to do that. Sorry to hear that you and Brandon are a little strained right now. I've always viewed you as one of the few success stories when it comes to maintaining a friendship after the ending of a romantic relationship. Then again, Freddie was able to do that too with Joe.

NeverTooLate, did you start reading the Evans/MInns book? After you mentioned that you had just gotten it I decided to reread mine too. I wanted to try to see it as you would, with fresh eyes.

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Posted: 13 Apr 19, 00:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey wait a second Thor...……...you just said this: "A Fun Freddie story, hummmm...our future publisher won't let us." Was that a hint of good news?????????

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Posted: 13 Apr 19, 00:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thundergod wrote:

A Fun Freddie story, hummmm...our future publisher won't let us. So, let's leave it as this: F = F, or rather, Freddie Equals Fun!

Now someone was worried about my love-life. When Brandon and I split up as a couple after seven years, it did not bother either of us...it was time, way back in 1993.
The history about my relationships is as follows

#1 Terry Hammond- 1973 to 1975. He was the piano player at Marie's Crisis Café and basically taught me everything I know about Broadway and Opera. We even attended the seven hour, complete, four part, "Der Ring des Nibelungen" by Richard Wagner at New York's Metropolitan Opera House. Not once, but twice within 10 days. SOOO long but really good. The part of Brunhilda was played by a very famous (now deceased) Swedish Opera Star, Birgit Nilsson.
I left him, so he did not want to stay friends with me and later moved to Florida. I saw him one time in Ft. Lauderdale at a club where I heard he was playing.

#2 Billy Lucia- 1977 to 1978. He lived in Philadelphia and I lived in New York. Because I was a bartender, he assumed I was cheating on him every night. Long distance did not help us stay together.

#3 Brian Parisi- 1979 I loved him, he did not love me, dating lasted about eight months. Never saw him again despite trying to connect several times.

#4 Brandon Domitrowsky- 1985-1993. Good relationship. What we did best was travel and we traveled around the world or the US about every month. We remain friends to this day although this friendship has become a little strained over the last year...(no comment about this just now)

#5 I am currently interviewing for #5. I like thin to moderately built guys who have a good working mastery over masculine traits, are smart, have a good sense of humor and then, above all, KINDNESS. Kindness toward me and toward others (a critical trait).

Well...With all THAT...NO WONDER I have been single since 1993!...LOL


This reminds me of a Dave Barry quote that I slightly altered:

"A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is NOT a KIND person."


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There's one for you, nineteen for me

Should five per cent appear too small

Be thankful I don't take it all
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Posted: 13 Apr 19, 01:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Saint, please explain what you mean I'm having a blonde moment.

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Posted: 13 Apr 19, 01:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Welcome Selkie!! Keeping memories alive of those we have lost is very important!!

Katydyd5- Could you tell me if there are two different Minns/Evans books? The one I have is titled "This Was The Real Life-The Tale of Freddie Mercury" but there is a different one titled "Freddie Mercury: This Is the Real Life"

Thor- sounds like you are getting closer to publication- exciting news!!





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Posted: 13 Apr 19, 01:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Emdee,Glad to see you sweetie.

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Posted: 13 Apr 19, 01:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi everyone! Just thought I’d check in since it’s been a while! Looks like you all have been busy, goodness! I haven’t read through it all, I’ll have to take some time to do that since I left off in the 150s. Heck the last few pages have been interesting, chlamydia, koalas and Thor’s love life, oh my!

Thor and Lee, I hope all is well with the book!

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Posted: 13 Apr 19, 01:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Chevyman- I never even noticed your punctuation- lol- do you think I could talk Thor into becoming an English teacher- he has a good eye!!

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Posted: 13 Apr 19, 02:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Clarification- I am just so used to seeing writing with no punctuation, improper grammar, and poor spelling that it doesn't even phase me.
Thor - this was a compliment to you!!

Forgive me everyone for babbling!!
It's the weekend!! Hope everybody has a good one!!!

On with the Freddie conversations!!

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Posted: 13 Apr 19, 02:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Emdee,I was raised from the time was born till I was thirteen on a Indian reservation.My father was full blood Cherokee Indian so I was taught grammar school at home.By the time I moved to town off reservation I was really behind.I managed to catch up though.Unfortunatly my punctuation was something that wasnt really taught to me well.Its really a different being raised and being schooled in that environement.Im not ashamed those are my blood and my people.Im telling you but I just didnt feel like I needed to explain myself to anyone.But thank you for your kind words sister.