nurse a case of the flu, to avoid an e who's stalking you, or maybe
just to bask in the glow of sweet, wonderful you.
Instead of doing what you normally do at home alone this time
you're going to go on-line and see how much you can accomplish
through the wonders of the Web. Scary huh? Not when you see all
the fun you can have all b yourself.
10:30 a.m.: You're out of bed, and you've walked the dog Nothing
sounds better now than a homemade breakfast, but your dog has
chewed up your cookbooks. Click over to SOAR--Searchable
Online Archive of Recipes. The variety of recipes is mind-boggling,
and they are all free.
11 a.m.: You need a little music when you cook, but you realize
that all your music is by straight performers. Outloud is an on-line
encyclopedia of lesbian and gay music from the past 70 years.
11:25 a.m.: You could always use something to
read. It might be a little heavy for breakfast-time
reading, but why not try the always informative.
Essays on Gay History and Literature by
12:23 p.m.: You take a look in the mirror and
don't like your hair. You take a closer look--could
that, possibly be a mullet? Better check Mullet
Page to confirm
whether you have what some consider the
worst hairstyle in the history of world.
1:43 p.m.: One of the great things about
being home during the day is that you can watch daytime
TV. But all the ads for vocational schools and cheap car insurance
can be a bit depressing. Why not see if there's anything
gay on TV? On the Air, from The Washington Blade,
provides daily listings of gay stuff on the tube.
2 p.m.: Nothing on TV? How about
a movie? Strand Releasing, the company
that distributes many of the
gay-themed movies you see, offers
videos for sale and information on
upcoming theatrical releases.
2:30 p.m.: If you're cash-poor and maxed out on all your credit
cards, you can still shop around for the next movie to rent. Two
cool gay-themed video sites are Queer Cinema and Killers.
Rogues, Vampires, and Fish: Lesbianism in Film. Both are
noncommercial sites chock-full of relevant information, and they
3 p.m.: All this hard Web surfing has
made you hungry. Unfortunately, you are
running low on supplies and cannot break
your promise not to leave the house or
your computer. Peapod allows you to
shop on-line for groceries and have them
delivered to your home.
5:15 p.m.: The groceries have just arrived, but a peek outside
while the door was open has tempted you to leave the house. A
drink from the local bar is in order, but you think it might be closed
today. So you try gaybars.com--a worldwide directory of gay
8:01 p.m.: Whew! Isn't it amazing how time flies?
During the past few hours you've visited a Virtual
Kissing Booth, discovered the perplexing Ate My
Balls! on-line phenomena, and met many delightful
strangers along the way.
10:51 p.m.: You stumble across a wonderful
find: the Tomb of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep,
two ancient Egyptian male manicurists (go figure)
who were buried in a tomb together. Were
they gay? Decide for yourself.
12 a.m.: Your gaze begins to wander around the room, and
you realize you haven't redecorated in ages. The styles of the
1960s and '70s are back in vogue, so you pay a visit to Retromodern.com.
Here you can tour virtual exhibits, view galleries
of goods for sale, and read interviews with designers.
2:01 a.m.: You have a whole new look for your home planned
out. Unfortunately, you have to work tomorrow and are forced
to shut off your computer. Who would have thought that 13 1/2
hours home alone with your computer would be so much fun?
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|Title Annotation:||Special Cyber Report; World Wide Web sites for gays|
|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Mar 3, 1998|
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