Erik from 30 Days again..
I think Ed has gone out to get some Vodka Tonics and Cheetos (who knows THAT reference from the show?). As one of his best buddies, I'll respond for him, then let him correct me later. 1. Yes, all of us talk constantly. Ed speaks with Ryan almost daily, and Ryan and I check in every six or seven days. We all became very good friends (well, that tired Queen Ed and I have been friends for over 30 years...). 2. Yes, Ed is single. Can you believe it? He is actually VERY loyal and has a hard time getting over heartache. He had a tough break-up recently, and is just so sweet that he has to take time to heal... 3. Yes, SF is the most tolerant place on earth (Barefoot Dyke -- I love hearing about your coming out in our city!). I'll let Ed fill you in more on how HE was chosen, but I'll just say that after the final potential Gay Roommates were chosen, he wrote a VERY funny and VERY heart-felt "essay" on why he should be chosen. Now that you've seen our Ed in action, you can just imagine what he said in said essay. 4. I'm betting the entire Castro district is hounding Ed for his autograph...
Just turned out that we had to put Ryan in the closet!
Ed's apartment only has one bedroom, so instead of sticking Ryan on the couch, we cleaned out his rather large closet and stuck some of my furniture in there. It turned out pretty good! That furniture is from my spare room, where my family and friends sleep when they visit. On Ryan's first night, I said (stupid me), "You're sleeping on the bed my Mom sleeps on when she visits." You could have heard a pin drop in the room of 12 gay men and Ryan! Talk about putting your foot in your mouth. Anyway, we did joke quite a bit about sending Ryan "back to his closet" while he was here. I just KNEW people would see the irony in it...Ryan, of course, was very good natured about it.