Monday night I had a date with Jerry; missed cues and miserable cold weather and we wound up not going to a movie as originally planned. Instead, another night of love making at his apartment. He ordered dinner from the corner restaurant and we had a fine time visiting and feeling relaxed with each other. I do like this man. He is bright and funny and sexy and affectionate, I enjoy being with him. Sex was prolonged and fun. He tied me up with belts and we fucked and sucked for hours. As usual, I did not spend the night. I just cannot not give Sadie that last walk. I do have my responsibilities, however piddling they may be. So, after a warm, wonderful evening I left for home. Then I decided to go to Ty’s for one beer. Actually, Dennis, the bartender, oh, sexy Dennis, asked me to use my employee discount to buy carpeting for him and I wasn’t sure of what day he wanted to do it. So– one beer at Ty’s. Dennis was not there. I had forgotten it was his day off. I sat at the bar and surveyed the neighborhood crowd. Russ was there and we started to talk. He has just been to the theatre, Sugar Babies, with his parents. He asks if I want to join him in a walk to the Ramrod. I decline. Then, why not. So we make the icy trek down to the river. The bar is nearly empty.