It does sound fun. I wouldn't be able to take any leisure drives to New York, but I should be able to manage it with Boston. I'm not sure if I'm better off driving there, or taking a bus. I'll have to think about it. Driving there gives me the chance to decide whether or not at the last minute I actually want to spend the day up in Boston (with regards to weather and such, I mean I wouldn't want to be stuck going there if it's going to rain) - but it won't be as convenient as taking a bus there because I wouldn't have to worry about parking or anything like that. I don't know, it's something for me to think about. Breaking the ice by playing with a cute guy's dog really got me interested. :redface: I'm such a sucker, lol. Oh, and yes I am about 30 minutes or so away from Hartford, but my issue isn't the amount of time that it takes me to get there - it's the distance and the amount of gas I'll be using, lol. I guess I'm cheap, but there's really nothing cheap about a car that uses premium gas and still manages a mileage at ~20 mpg. It also used up literally all of my savings about two months ago when the alternator needed to be replaced, so you can imagine how I'm trying to stretch the dollar as much as I can - and how unwilling I am to spend a nickle on just about anything... At least until my paychecks from work start adding up (and it has, but not enough for me!) It sucks being a broke college student, but that's life! lol, well it really does sound like a very neat idea - but I just don't think I would be able to do one any time soon (refer to my part about being a "broke college student" above ^^). Well... By the time I should be able to do it, I plan on being away from here and hopefully out of CT as a whole. I have actually visited the center today to talk to a faculty member in the office and he told me about a bunch of things that are available to me during the normal academic year. They have weekly meetings for young gay men who may have some personal struggles, whatever it may be - whether it's related to relationships or families or coming out. There are also a few other groups that appealed to me, some of which are not strictly limited to the LGBTQ community - there are some that attract a wide variety of members in and out of there. And, what's best for me, is that they have weekly coffee shops, which the faculty member is a great way to socialize and meet with people. And there's always an option of just hanging out in the office and maybe running into someone who is also hanging out there. He said that it can get quite busy and noisy and he's known some people who became friends that way. So, I'm glad I went in and it'll definitely be my "hang out spot" of choice for the next semester. Oh, and they're also participating in a pride march in NYC on June 24: Gay Pride Events | NYC Pride | Heritage of Pride He said they're looking for a couple more volunteers and I happen to plan on being around there on that same weekend, so I'll have to see what I can do about that!