Wednesday, July 15, 2015


I say try because I honestly don't think I've ever encountered as many sexually repressed, on the DL, or outright closeted men as I did in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. A resort town in Alberta called Revelstoke left me neither stoked nor with much to revel in. And the weird married guys on Grindr who won't even send pics because they are married - what kind of impression does that give of the gay men of Canada? Too much British influence maybe? I'm really not sure if this is a Canada thing or a Pacific Northwest, in general, thing.  All I know is that with all the passive aggressive bitchiness and anti-sex attitude I encountered, I'm not sure where the 'Canadians are so polite' thing comes from. Is it just too miserable and rainy all the time that people tend toward the surly and unhappy more often than not? Maybe it just never gets warm and sunny enough for people to get hot and bothered on a regular basis. I actually read a news article where an Angus Reid poll said 27 percent of Vancouver residents described themselves as "uncomfortable" and another 18 percent were "miserable". I believe it.

I did meet a number of lovely women while I was in Canada. Unfortunately, that wasn't going to help me film a #COLBYDOESCANADA video. Thankfully, I did manage to find a lovely and willing lad while in Alberta, so I did manage to film one video while I was there. For the most part, the scenery was the best part of my time in the Great White North. In fact, I'm now beginning to understand why my sexually ambiguous great aunt (who died a virgin) loved Canada so much.
Spotted Lake, Osoyoos, BC. The spots are mineral-rich deposits of calcium, magnesium sulphate, and even bits of silver. During WWI minerals from the lake were used to create ammunition & now it's a medicine lake for the Okanagan First Nation.
To add insult to injury, I wound up popping migraine strength Excedrin and hobbling around with taped toes after a mishap at Radar Beach near Tofino. Jan managed to run up ahead, shuck his clothes and hang gracefully from a big rock by the waters edge while I tripped on my damn flip-flops and broke my toe. :(
Jan and his pretty alabaster bum.
I'm not going to lie, I was one happy camper to cross the border back into the US of A. But it turned out the situation in Seattle wasn't all that much more bright than it'd been north of the border. It's got to be the weather, right? Things could only get better from here.
My grizzly impersonation while camping in a no-tent zone (due to the high number of grizzly bear in the area) 
Let's just say that wasn't entirely true. My Independence Day got off to a truly awful start: I got stood up for a video that morning - by a kid who'd already stood me up once before in Idaho (I won't mention his name, but if he's reading this, he knows who he is!)
Me being pissed off at the Grand Tetons after the dude stood me up a second time!
But then the gods or whatever higher power might exist realized that Colby needed a check mark in the win column. And my 4th of July Gift from God presented itself. I was really cranky and mad, and I decided to go to Yellowstone. I saw a posting for the Lonestar geyser and I thought it had to be a sign. I'm from Texas! I had to go! So I popped 3 Excedrine Migraines (because my broken toe was still killing me) and hiked 5 miles to the geyser. And this happened right after I arrived:
I found out later that it only goes off every three hours. I was the only person there to watch it, and it felt very special. Day officially improved! It really was a lovely, peaceful turnaround to an otherwise shit day.

So for everyone who thinks the glamorous life of a porn actor is all ass all the time - there you have it. It's just not the case, my friends.

I'm slowly making my way east and still have close to 20 States to cross of my list, so if you're in one of the locations still not filmed and you'd like to get involved, get in touch! Bigshoediaries @ gmail dot com is the address - send me your ideas and photos!

Big Colby Hugs!


  1. Ugh, that sucks-- based on my experiences in Montreal, I assumed that Canuckistan was all mansex, all the time!

  2. Ack! just read about Colby does America (and Canada) and apparently I'm like, 2 weeks too late for the west coast Canada edition. Woulda loved to show you the sights around here and adventured around a bit. And potentially participated if the chemistry was right :) Maybe catch you further east somewhere

  3. Aww. I'm bummed your Canada West experience was so crappy. Cannot wait for your return to Toronto. And, yeah, Montreal is pretty amazing. I hope you get up there and have a good experience.


  4. I live in Montreal, and can attest to it's open and swinging, liberated and downright dirty sex scene / inhabitants. The ROC (est of Canada as Quebecers call it) is a prudish vestige of Victorian repression..
    Go EAST young man, where the fully nude and erect go-go dancers cum on stage (as well as the private booths), sex clubs, escorts, and bathhouses advertise openly and without shame and where foreskin abounds..
    I've seen a few scenes you've done in YUL with Cockyboys etc so I hope you don't paint the rest of the country with the same lame brush as that of out west.. You know we can have fun!
    Keep fucking!

  5. I take no pleasure in you experiencing frustration and disappointment, but the story of Colby trying to do America is what I wanted all along...grown-up bedtime stories with pictures and occasional sex videos, done like no one else can.

  6. Sorry your time in Seattle wasn't an improvement on what you experienced in British Columbia, Colby. From living here for 25 years, I've learned behind the thin veneer of reticence you encounter with native Seattleites is as a vast empty space. No one throws dinner parties. Everyone leaves town to go hiking or camping and to eat freeze dried food.

    The secret to having fun and meeting people in Seattle is this: you need to hang out with the guys who row, cross country ski, or do both.

  7. How the hell does someone (anyone) stand you up, not once...but twice.
    It's like laughing in God's face. Twice! I don't get it.

  8. Jan looks great....where in Texas are you from? dallas native here!

  9. Damn! That sucks that you had such a crappy time! I live in Western Canada and would have been MORE than excited to host you in our part of the world! (and participate in your videos!) I even had a run in with one of your fake-Colby scammers... ;-)

    Hopefully your bad experience doesn't sour you on Canada...

    A Furry Canadian Bear

  10. Its cause you came to Alberta Colby. The Alberta gays are so backwards and redneck still that I'm gonna leave soon. Had I known you were here I would have hung out. But I didn't, plus the day you were I was at work so didn't get to do much anyways.

    FYI, Revelstoke is in BC.

  11. Love your writing style - . :) Looking forward to more of your diary entries!
    Btw, you should think about doing a European "tour" ... Shooting with all the different nationalities could be a lot of fun and would certainly offer great exposure!
    PS: And I'm so glad the Canadian experience gave you a deeper understanding for your great-aunt! LOL