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Fun, Frantic February

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I don’t know about you, cherubs, but for me February is one of those psycho-busy months. Even when I was a member of the Cyber Sluts, Februaries were always frantic. I think everyone gets sick of winter and gets a little cabin feverish, so they jump on any excuse to get out of the house and party. I can completely relate, muffins, so here are some highlights for the month.

First off, Chevy, Rusty, Petunia, and I are doing a road trip to Ogden on Wednesday, Feb. 18 to do a charity fundraiser at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden. This is for the Ogden OUTreach Resource Center. These folks operate a drop-in center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth ages 14-17 on Wednesdays, and for adults 18 and over on Thursdays. They describe it as a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental space (which is strange because my cleavage has been described with those exact same words!). We will be doing a uniquely Northern Utah version of Bingo that’s a little different from our regular Bingo … let’s just say it involves cows and dairy products and we’ll leave it at that. If you’re in the neighborhood please come and join us and have some fun.

Speaking of fun, our regular Third Friday Bingo is on Friday, Feb. 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Social Hall, 777 S 1300 E in Salt Lake City. February’s theme is Mardi Gras, and our charity of the month is the Camp Pinecliff Weekend. Most of you know my long time fondness for this annual retreat for people with HIV/AIDS held each September. The camp has been going for 18 years, and is entirely run by volunteers who cook awesome meals, give massages, give haircuts, teach crafts, and lead all sorts of activities at a camp site on the Utah/Wyoming border above Coalville.

In the spirit of journalistic integrity (ummm, yeah, whatever) be warned: As a long time volunteer and co-creator of the camp, I have absolutely no objectivity when it comes to this program. I look forward to it every year.

Then on Saturday, Feb. 21 we have our latest Fun Bus to Wendover, which is also Mardi Gras themed. These affordable high speed junkets through the desert are so much fun. We leave Club Try-Angles at noon and we get you back in town around 9:00 p.m., so you can still go out and party (or if you’re like me, you go home exhausted, overstuffed from the buffet, and downing Dramamine like Skittles).

These buses hold about 54 people, and even after we stuffed the young, skinny bitches in the cup holders, the last three trips have all sold out. Which I’m pretty sure is God’s way of saying, “girls, book online early!” You can use the oh-so-convenient link on the QSaltLake Web site. These bus trips raise funds for the Q Cares Foundation, which distributes funds to small community charities. They are also known for their creative — some might say shocking, not found in nature — Jell-O shot flavors.

And just as a heads up: We are looking at doing our March bus trip to coincide with the k.d. lang concert at the Peppermill Concert Hall. Wouldn’t that be awesome? You get a Canadian Chanteuse on stage, Canadian club at the bar, and Canadian bacon at the Buffet. What’s not to like, eh? I swear to God, if that bus trip was any gayer or Canadian, it would have a Stanley Cup punch bowl full of mimosas, and universal health care!

Have a fun and safe February, kittens!

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