[Image: Aces gearing up to march in the parade. You can see our lovely banner and placards.]
So, y'all, I just met a whole bunch of really nice, welcoming, and just plain awesome and asexy people. It never fails to amaze me how with so many aces, I feel like I can tell them some hella personal shit (as we might say back here in NorCal), even if I don't know them very well at all. I found myself sitting around a table with a couple of aces, telling them something I had never said to anyone before in my life, and feeling totally comfortable. There was a moment when a bunch of us were attempting to "go out" on a Saturday night, and we ended up in front of a crowded club with loud music. We were all tired after a long day, and started making numerous excuses about how we were hungry, sore, wanting to sit, etc. It struck me as really funny because it was stereotypically asexual, but in that moment, I just felt so much affection for those people. Because it's not a group where folks are trying to "be cool" or pressuring others to do so. I've felt that with asexuals here in the US, and across the world, it didn't change.
(Also, I've wondered why asexuals in the UK seem more interested and/or successful in "hooking up" romantically with each other than many in the US. Well, they do have their meetups in a place that sells pints for 2 pounds. And those bad boys are potent, let me tell you. Now, maybe alcohol is not the only reason, and maybe my perceptions are off. But I don't think I've ever been hugged by more people in a single night than I was in that pub!)
Maybe words didn't fail me after all. There's more to tell, but for now, this will have to do.