IML is less than a day away for me and for many it’s already begun. It’s a time of year for leathermen and everyone else to get together for a grand time – from the parties to the vendor mart to late night rendezvous. Last year I had the fortune of meeting Mr Marcus while just sitting in the lobby of a floor. I was hoping to talk with him again this year, but he has since passed.
For me, IML is about seeing my old friends and meeting new friends. Yes, I may have sex with some, but the best part are the friendships that last years. Mistakes are made and things are learned, but it’s a great time.
One of the hardest parts of getting ready for IML is the packing. I was/am a Boy Scout so I still have the mentality of Be Prepared. Those pesky airlines and their 50 lbs weight limit don’t agree with that philosophy so it’s a fun game of balancing desires – what toys to bring, what gear, do I bring clothes…
If you’re going, let me know. I’m always up for meeting readers, even if just briefly. Also, feel free to send me any stories you have from IML and I’ll post them throughout the weekend.