Today is a the first ever Pride Parade and festival in my Southeast Texas town. That it is actually happening is very surprising in a good way.

Yesterday, my bestest friends were all HELL YEA LET'S GO! and this morning they are dropping like flies, even my gay friends. As I type this the last one has bailed and I am sitting home missing the parade. The festival lasts until this evening so maybe I can guilt or bully at least one person to do with me.

I didn't go alone because I don't like crowds all that much anyway and sure don't like them by myself. I need a buffer.