Front Page Santa Barbara News Press

This morning our neighbor called over to us, to tell us she put our picture from the paper in our mailbox. Click the newspaper for a larger image. For more wedding pictures click this.

7 Days til we get married.

Doug Smith, do you take Perry Hoffman... Here's the music video for the 7th day before the fair, sweet, glorious, historic and loving day...No one can take our love away. Certificate or not. We have love. I give you Barry White and Pavarotti singing together, You're the First, the Last, My Everything... And yes, I … Continue reading 7 Days til we get married.

Rare desert mariposa lily.

This past weekend, my bml, or beautiful male lover, soon to be husband and I were at The Palms in Wonder Valley for the Wonder Valley Music Festival. We also got a chance to see the rare mariposa lily and witches hair (Cuscuta californica) a lovely firey orange parasite, in Joshua Tree National Park.

Artist Perry Hoffman’s design for stamp REJECTED by the US Postal Service

So, here's the story. Besides planning to get married with my beautiful male lover of almost three years, I recently signed up with zazzle a company that puts your design on things like mugs and US postal stamps, t-shirts etc. Yesterday I designed a stamp commemorating the California Supreme Court decision to allow gay people … Continue reading Artist Perry Hoffman’s design for stamp REJECTED by the US Postal Service

Santa Barbara… it’s a dog’s life.

Dogs at the beach. Dogs on the roof. Man with Great Dane and Pinda. Lenore and Shirley and Doug on the beach. Doug spoiling Paintbrush on the couch with new paint possiblities in photoshop... in the background...nutty kids... Still unpacking. Having a garage sale tomorrow...Not back to normal yet...WAIT, there wasn't a normal anyway...

Desert Ocean Desert Ocean Desert Ocean's been a year and half since I fell madly in love with my BML. Here we are today and I still find myself, as Prince would say "Beautiful, Loved and Blessed". Douglas Henry Smith and Perry Michael Hoffman will be starting a new life together in Santa Barbara in our new home. Doug has … Continue reading Desert Ocean Desert Ocean Desert Ocean

Beautiful male lover takes a swim.

Sometimes we shorten it to BML. But really there is nothing like exclaiming to your partner, "Beautiful Male Lover, let's ...make lunch" or whatever. I have found this term of endearment to be quite dear indeed... and so for a year and half I have been BML as well as having a BML. ...anyway try … Continue reading Beautiful male lover takes a swim.