I mean, there were a couple of favorite college bars where I could go to by myself and know that I'd run into a few people I knew, but those were crazy college years, and there's nothing like that now. On the other hand, I've been to London once. We didn't entirely stay in the tourist spots, and I enjoyed it immensely. I also enjoyed getting into some arguments with the locals at neighborhood pubs about George Bush, "Maggie's" legacy and international politics, which became less heated when I said that that my aunt had traced our names and come up with legacy family names of Huntington and Sheffield. Okay, so if I'm being totally honest here, that had nothing to do with those discussions being less heated- they became less heated when I stood up and he stood up and and both my wife, her friends, and this guy's friends were able to become the voices of reason. Then feeling mighty magnanimous, I took a big dip of Copenhagen, and ordered a couple of shots of Jack Daniels, and offered this punk one of them, smiling as he sniffed and choked it down.
However, I think I've found just such a place for spanking folks, and after awhile of wondering whether I should risk ruining what they have, I visited there once again last week and they are in favor of some new folks coming in to chat. So go to the Happy Tails forum here -it's an old forum that's honestly seen better days. The most recent posts are from December. The forum is pretty much dead. Like those pubs in England though, it's full of history and used to be frequented by some well-known folks. But.... check out the links in the upper left-hand corner, especially the one that says "visit our chat!" Okay, so here's the link: http://client1.sigmachat.com/sc.php?id=126014. (you'll have to click through a couple of yes's on the pop-ups. when clicking the link, but don't worry.) It's actually a small but vibrant (and neglected) part of the spanking internet. Sort of it's own little island of folks hanging on to history, and it reminds me of my experiences in an English pub a few
I highly recommend this tiny little chat site though, and I'll add it to my links at the top of the blog.