Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sweet Dreams...

...are not to be had by me. Last night's dream was so vivid & queer, oops, I meant "clear". Here's what I remember of the dream (nightmare):

So, it basically was about everyone going mad and physically hurting each other. It was no longer safe to walk the streets of L.A....well, you know what I mean. Men and women would pick fights at random on the streets...and fight to the death, they would.

In once scene, I found a baby, wrapped in a filthy, greasy blanket, lying next to a trash can. I didn't own a car, so I had to walk the baby to the police station. When I got within eyesight of the police station, a cop noticed me and shouted to everyone nearby: "hey, he's got a baby...let's kill it". The crowd turned their attention to me & started to run toward me to get the baby.

I turned in the opposite direction and ran as fast as I could, screaming for help. I was able to escape the mob by ducking into a burned out office building. I found myself standing in front of a door that had my employer's name on it, so I walked in. There was an Amazon of a woman standing in the middle of this office. She was gorgeous. When she saw the baby in my arms, she asked if she could hold it. I handed her the baby and then she slapped me. HARD.

Then the dream got all wonky, or my memory can't recall much of what happened next. I can only remember being in a city where people were running pedestrians over with their cars, shooting people in the head, or throwing grenades into parked cars. I was watching all of this, hiding behind a tank that had been toppled over...

....and then the alarm went off. For once, I was happy to hear that whiny sound telling me to get up. I just hope my baby's alright.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Queen, Puh-lease!

I've never really been a fan of Queen Latifah. I only enjoyed her performance in the movie, Set It Off. She was much more "believable" in that role. Mkay?

I'm getting tired of seeing this poster all over the city, promoting her new movie in which she plays "a straight-shooting physical therapist who gets the gig of a lifetime working with NBA All-Star", who guess what....falls in love with the B-Ball player and struggles with career ethics vs what her heart wants....yawn!

I wish she'd just pigeon-hole her career into playing more characters like this:

Now I'd pay good money to see her in full on thug mode & kicking some asss!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Random House Pic

Just a random house pic. I was playing with flash settings, and I like the way this one turned out, even though the wall color (taupe? sand? beige?) got completely washed out.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Kathy Griffin Loves Me!

This past weekend was so much fun. I laughed my way through the entire weekend and today, my throat is still sore.

Friday night I met up with David, Jim, & Lyle to paint the town (WeHo) red. We went to O-Bar for dinner, and I need to mention that we arrived in a Maserati. It definitely isn't my car (I wish), but what a beautiful piece of machinery it was. I had the Lobster Mac 'N Cheese for dinner. I thought that I was going to have a no-touch orgasm (Hi, Michael!) half way through the meal. It was soooooooo good. Being the petite person that I am (stop laughing), I boxed up the rest for the ride home, I mean for lunch on Saturday.

After dinner, Lyle dropped us off at Gym Bar and left the 3 amigos to our own devices....or is that vices? Anyhoo, this was my first time at Gym Bar and I gotta say the mens were really manly. Spotted Bobby Trendy (yawn) & his group of screaming queens smoking on the patio. The bar was raffling off a bunch of stuff to raise money for some sports team (baseball?). All of the prizes were spread out on a pool table that we were all standing around. I actually won 2 crappy movies, that may have been "exchanged" by David, for what I thought would be better "adult" movies. Not the case. I may have to donate them to my local library.

They were raffling a signed copy of Kathy Griffin's latest book, and the events are a little foggy, but I somehow managed to end up with the following in my possession.

We eventually ended up at the Abbey to have one final drink, oh, and to help out this little guy win a contest between him and his friend. We 3 are always giving back to the community. I had so much fun Friday night, it was just what I needed to end a crappy week.

Saturday, I took my girls to the beach for a long stoll along the boardwalk, and then spent the rest of the day catching up with old friends and making 2 new friends. Woot! After dinner, I went out for a few more drinks with my best friend. My liver had taken a beating the night before, so I limited myself to 2 drinks.

Sunday, was the usual "run errands, go shoppng, wash the damn car, drop off the dry cleaning, mop your dirty floors, prepare for the dread of Monday" kinda day. Again, I found myself talking to an old friend and catching up on each other's lives.

In summary, this weekend was all about, family, friends, and as it's meant to be!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Calm & The Pride

Well, it appears that I've taken a few days off from has been crazy busy and a bunch of personal stuff has been keeping me away from this here blog. Busy is good. You know what they say about idle hands....they like to touch "things"....too much.

Yesterday was a good day for me. I was finally able to get some closure on an issue that was just nagging the back of mind. I woke up this morning feeling a sense of calm that I haven't felt in weeks. I hate loose ends and being "out of balance". I need to have things orderly & balanced. I just want to put it out there that I'm doing ok...much better than the last few weeks, and I'd like to thank "you" for your response, it meant so much to me and put my mind at ease. Sorry for the cryptic-ness of this paragraph. I guess it's just for me...and "you" (I hope "you"still read my blog).

Anyway, I was in a doctor's office yesterday and had time to kill, so I searched for free apps for my BlackBerry. I found this great application called iHeartRadio that let's you stream local (and not so local) music stations. It works great. The only drawback is that it drains your battery FAST. I was hoping that I could stream KROQ, but sadly, they didn't make the list. But Star 98.7 is available, as well as a station called Pride Radio....Gay music without any commercials (Some of the songs are reaaaaaaallly GAY).

Speaking of really Gay things...Long Beach Pride is May 15 & 16. I'm actually going to go to the festival this year and not just the parade. If any of my local friends are going, let me know...I already have a few people that I'll be hanging out with, but the bigger the Gayggle, the better. I don't know who any of the performers are yet, the website needs to be updated, but this pre-party sounds like fun.

PS: Happy Earth Day!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Yenta in You

Ok, so lately, many of my friends are trying to either set me up on blind dates or direct me to websites to find a new boyfriend. I appreciate the effort & research it takes y'all, but...

It's only been 7 weeks since my last relationship ended. I put a LOT of heart & effort into that one (more than I have for anyone before). It's too soon. I'm not the kind of person that can just turn off my heart and any residual feelings I may have, to move on to the next guy. It's going to take some time for me to get back into the game. "PJ" & I ended our relationship on good terms and there are no hostile or angry feelings. He's my friend.

Also, I think that getting involved with someone else so soon would be hurtful to him and send a message that he was so easy to easy to just kill all feelings for things that once were....and hurting him is the last thing I want to do. We had a beautiful & loving relationship. He made me feel mighty special...I'd like to think that he feels the same about me. I only remember the good times and all the laughter & love that we shared. I have no regrets or hard feelings. I hope all is well with him, and I miss him terribly.

Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I just don't understand how some people can end a relationship, and 2-3 weeks later they're in a new relationship. I'm choosing to honor & respect our time in the sun by staying single, until a respectable amount of time has passed and my heart's ready.

Thanks anyway, you bunch of Yentas!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

There's Something About Merv

This morning I had a meeting with a few coworkers that I've only spoken to over the phone. It was nice to finally put faces to voices. It's funny how I was pretty much spot on with what everyone would look like. There was one exception though. Let's call him Merv. I was waaaaaay off with what he'd look like. In my mind's eye, he was tall & lanky and around mid-40's. In reality, he was short (5'2"-ish) and looked like retirement was on his mind these days.

There was also something about Merv that bothered me. When I walked into the meeting (3 minutes late), I made my apologies and introduced myself to the group of 4 coworkers. When I turned to Merv, I found him glaring at me. I thought "F*ck you & your dirty looks....traffic was a mess". Then I quickly realized that he wasn't glaring at me....nope, he was looooooking at me. With hungry eyes.

I $hit you not when I say that he was looking at me for at least 90% of the time. When he was talking to the guy to my left, he looked directly at me. When he was talking to the guy to his right...yep, looking at me. Very creepy, but I guess I should feel grateful for the attention. Hey, apparently I've still got it. Heeeeeyy!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), founded on this day in 1870, turns 140! The Beaux-Arts facade & Grand Entrance were designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt.

The Met is 1/4-mile long, with 2,000,000 square-feet. That's a lot of walking. My aching feet were grateful that I wore sensible shoes on my first visit. If I ever get married again, I think I'd like to have the after-party at The Met.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Macerate Me

Macerated Strawberries....sounds naughty, right? They kind of are, and that's because of the booze that's involved. Albertson's had strawberries for cheap this weekend, so I bought a couple pounds. Then I macerated them for a few hours.

After dinner, I poured the berries over some low fat Angel Food cake....heavenly! I was going to take pics, but the food disappeared way too fast!

I'd like to send a shout out to my girl, Martha Stewart, for hooking me up with the recipe:

2 pints fresh strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup Grand Marnier or other Orange Liqueur
  1. Hull strawberries, cut in half, and place in a bowl.
  2. Add sugar and liqueur, and mix until well combined.
  3. Stir with a fork, crushing some of the strawberries to release the juices.
  4. Refrigerate until strawberries are very soft & juicy,

Ready in about 4 hours.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Good Last!

Just a quick update on my Dad's health. He just had surgery to remove the kidney that was cancerous. The entire procedure took only 25 minutes. The surgeon said that this was one of the quickest & cleanest surgeries he's ever performed.

No complications and it appears that all of the cancer was contained in the one kidney. Dad's recovering and should be able to go home in a couple of days.

Thanks to everyone for all of your support and well wishes. It really means a lot to me.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Today is National Tartan Day

Since I've got absolutely nothing to write about today, I'll just fill up some space on the WWW with pics of some fun shoes...maybe I'll leave work early to get some retail therapy in.

Monday, April 5, 2010

What The Hal ?

You remember Hal Sparks, right? He was the little comics bookstore owner in Queer as Folk. I sorta had a crush on him back when the show was airing. Haven't seen or thought of him for a long time now.

That is, until last night. Last night's dreams were all about Mr. Sparks. He was in the garden, picking unripe tomatoes (while I yelled at him that they're not ready)...flash forward to the next dreamscape where he's in my kitchen making margaritas and going through my cupboards looking for limes. He was starting to work my nerves at this point.

The final part of the dream had him in my shower, wearing a jockstrap and singing Moby's "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad". I was standing against the bathroom sink, watching & listening to him sing ....and then he started to cry. He then turned toward me and said "Don't just stand there; get over here and love me".

I pushed away from the sink and got in the shower, still fully dressed. Just as we were about to kiss, I woke up. For no good reason. It was just after 5 a.m. and the world was still pitch dark and dead quiet. The alarm wasn't set to go off for another hour and a half!

Dammmit!! Life is so cruel!! All I know is Hal owes me a the shower with his perky booty wearing a jock strap.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

14 Days Later

Ok, so this cold that I'm still battling is really getting annoying. One can only eat so much chicken soup, cases of oranges, and cough drops. I am very grateful for the tissues that now come with lotion ....otherwise, I'd look like a coke-whore....and I do not snort coke.

The only "good part" of being ill is the "Severe" cold medicines I'm taking. After an hour later of popping the cold pills, a wave of zombie-like consciousness comes over me. I can breathe, the body aches are gone, and the congestion has umm, de-congested. I am both awake & asleep. Hours flash by like minutes. All is well in the world....for at least 2 1/2 more hours.

I'm winning the battle though...and just in time. I have big plans for this weekend. Well, Spring cleaning and Manscaping are all that I really have planned but I really should be clear headed with shears that close to my naughty bits.

Now if you'll please excuse me....I've another orange to eat.