Friday = Trash Day
After watching all seven seasons of The West Wing, I learned one thing - when you do your Friday press briefing, you just put out junk since nobody reads the news on the weekend.
Therefore, Friday's posts shall be a bunch of random thoughts I just want to clear out of my mind.
*Most underwear suck. Under Armor is the best. Fruit of the Loom is the worst.
*I heard on elderly woman call her doctor Oriental. Does she not understand that is a racist reference?
*I think St. Patrick's Day is a complete waste of time.
*A new Pope has been chosen. Who the fuck cares?
*I wonder if Jackie Beat knows how much I adore her.
*Miss Gay Missouri is coming up in a month - I am super stoked.
*Denny's is good for late night dining, but fucking horrible for lunch. They take forever!
*AT&T sucks - generally. I am so glad we are switching the businesses' service to Charter. But then again....
*I love my dogs more than life itself.
*Disappointment of the week - I was supposed to cover the Bon Jovi concert for Playbackstl.com, but my press pass never came through. Fuck that shit.
Well kids, the cache has been cleared. Have a great weekend! See you on Monday.
Over it RuPaul!
Everyone I know is well aware of my love for drag queens. I just love 'em. Not those genderfuck queens who think they can do half boy and half girl, I love the full on drag queens. The ones who wear the hair, the nails, and the gowns.
Much like RuPaul. She will always be the standard to which I hold all other queens accountable.
I was a huge fan of her Drag Race show. "Was" being the operative word.
This season just sucks big donkey dick.
But let me back up just a moment.
I was really excited for this season due to the fact that I have met one of the contestants - CoCo Montrese - a former Miss Gay America.
CoCo is a fabulous queen who did a fabulous job during her reign. There is a whole back story involving her and Alyssa Edwards where Alyssa was de-crowned as Miss Gay America since she fucked up on some administrative skills.
'Nuff said about that.
CoCo was the 1st runner up and had to step in and assume the role of Miss Gay America.
From the moment CoCo stepped into the workroom and Alyssa's face cracked, I called bullshit on this entire season. The tension between these two is TOTALLY FAKE and I have lost respect for them both.
Don't get it twisted, I know this show is not "reality" and is designed to be entertainment, but I am just not buying the bullshit.
So now, I watch the shows on Logotv.com when I have a dull moment and I could really care less who "wins" and who goes home.
To be honest, I do like Roxxxy Andrews and Jinkx Monsoon, but even their antics of late have made me sour on them a bit.
In a phrase, I am "over it' Ru! And I am not going to RuPologize!
I will be very honest - I love Facebook. I am on it every day checking out what my friends are doing and what kind of lives they are leading.
But a few things have started to get on my nerves.
First of all, I don't give a shit what you are eating or where you are eating at - stop with the photos. NOBODY CARES.
Its one thing if you are at a swank restaurant where the bus boys are in tuxedos and they are pretentious as all hell, but I don't give a shit if you are at Denny's or IHOP. Please keep that shit to yourself.
Then there are the CONSTANT pictures of some people's lunch. Great you are having a salad. Never mind the fact that after you have that salad you are going to woof down a box of Girl Scout cookies, no you don't want a photo of that - but I do. That would actually make me laugh - out loud!
Next up is the overuse of the word "blast." This annoys me to no end. Everything you do cannot be a blast. Going to see a movie is not blast-worthy nor is going to a bar. It is NOT possible for you to have a blast just because you are somewhere. Its kind of that thing where someone overuses a word then the word looses all effectiveness. Like, "awesome" or "fabulous" or "fantastic." I loathe when I overuse these words and I extra loathe it when other people do as well. PLEASE STOP SAYING EVERYTHING IS A BLAST - NOBODY CARES!
Normally, I just block these people, but every once in awhile I see their posts on someone else's posts and it makes me want to slap them.
Thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster for Restricted Lists - it is much easier to restrict someone rather than telling them how much they annoy you.
And yes, I am THAT passive aggressive.
Stay out of my business gas pump!
When did gas pumps get so chatty?
This morning - which was a chilly 36 degrees, Betsy - the wonder Cube - was running low on gas so I had to fill up.
I thought I would just pop out, fill up, and pop back in the warm cabin of my car. But NOOOOOOOOOOO, once I slid my credit card, the pump wanted to have a conversation.
Credit or Debit? Credit - always. Fuck the gas companies for trying to get a lower credit card fee.
What is the zip code where the bill is mailed? I begrudgingly punched in the numbers.
Wind picks up.
Do you have a Fuel Rewards card? Fuck NO.
Would you like a car wash? Fuck NO.
Then after all that I got to pump my gas.
WTF? If I wanted to talk to someone I would call HB and talk to him.
Annoying to say the least.
Jim - the activist
I have been getting into politics once again.
I did dabble a bit in secondary school, but I was not popular nor smart, so my political career ended before it began.
I remember crying in bed when I lost my bid for Student Council hoping my mother would come in with sage words of advice and a plate of cookies, but all I ended up with was tear stained sheets.
But lately, I am ashamed of almost every politician I read about - on both sides of the isle.
HB (Hot Boyfriend) and I were talking about me starting my own political party and running for Senate. Mainly due to the fact that members of the House of representatives and the Senate get paid their salary no matter if they are in office or not and they have medical insurance for the rest of their lives.
Currently, I am uninsured and would love to be able to have my knee operated on without incurring massive medical debt. We were basically trying to work the system as I was going to run as a one-term Senator. Six years and I would step aside. The name of my party was going to be the "Keeping It Real" Party because I like to keep it real. I would call out the dorks that like to prove a point by writing shitty legislation and I would point the finger of shame at anyone who would want to discriminate against my GLBTQIA brethren.
I mean c'mon people, my current Senators are Claire McCaskill (D) and Roy Blunt (R). McCaskill I LOVE and Blunt I loathe. He has not done a damn thing since he took office seeing how the Democrats have the majority in that house and he just sits there cashing his checks. Plus he looks as goofy as that "What Me Worry?" guy from Mad Magazine.
Then we thought I should run for just a Statewide office - like the Missouri House of Representatives. it would cost alot less and I could stay in my home state. But since the Republicans have the majority in both State houses - and it will stay that way forever due to some fucked up redistricting the Republican party pulled, it looks like Missouri will be a red state for awhile.
Plus I remembered I really fucking hate people - so that kind of ended my political career again. That being said, I WILL use this blog as a forum to call douche bag politicians out. I am talking to you Mike Leara!
Until next time folks!
Newfound passion for blogging
That's right folks, be sure to check back here more often - I have the passion for blogging again.
I don't know where it came from, but it is back.
Hilarity will commence.
What are Mormons all about anyway?
I ask this because Mitt Romney is going to be the Republican nominee and his “faith” is being put into the spotlight. I put the word faith in quotes because I believe all religion is bullshit and anyone who claims to have “faith” in a high power makes me laugh out loud – for real.
But let's get back to the point. What do Mormons believe in? I have no idea so let me peruse Wikipedia on the matter.
Please hold – I am sure this is going to take more than a moment to digest.
“Mormons are a religious and cultural group related to Mormonism, a religious movement beginning with the visions of Joseph Smith in upstate New York during the 1820s.”
OK, so they believe this guy who had “visions” in the early 1800's. Sounds pretty fishy to me so far. I mean, basically, Joe Smith sounds like he was tripping balls and said a bunch of stuff to other people who were probably tripping balls and some of the crap stuck. -10 points for Mormons!
“Many Mormons are also either independent or non-practicing.”
Yea! I like independent thinkers and quitters! +10 points for Mormons!
“between 1852 and 1890 many Mormons openly practiced plural marriage, a form of religious polygamy “
Yea! I love sexual deviants! +10 points for Mormons!
“Mormons have a health code that eschews alcoholic beverages, tobacco, coffee, tea, and other addictive substances.”
Say what? That sounds like a no fun lifestyle! -10 points for Mormons!
“Central to Mormon faith is the belief that God speaks to his children and answers their prayers.”
Looney tunes! Unless your are John Denver starring in the movie Oh God! then no God is talking to you. Stop the insanity! Who do you think you are that your all powerful deity will take time out of their day to talk to you? Bitch please. Sounds like some people have an over inflated ego of themselves! -20 points for Mormons!
“Isolation in Utah had allowed Mormons to create a culture of their own.”
Isolationists! Didn't you all learn anything from Waco? -15 points for Mormons!
“Same sex marriages are not performed or supported by the LDS Church.”
Bastards! Live and let live. Such a narrow minded outlook. -20 points for Mormons!
“Mormons are opposed to abortions, except in some exceptional circumstances “
Those exceptions being when they are the ones with an unexpected pregnancy... -30 points for Mormons!
“Practicing adult Mormons wear religious undergarments that remind them of sacred covenants and encourage them to dress modestly.”
Say what? Religious undergarments? Please keep your religious views out of people's crotches. Let them wear what they want – or what they don't want to wear. Freedom to go commando! -10 points for Mormons.
“LGBT Mormons, or Mormons who self-identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual, remain in good standing in the church if they abstain from homosexual relations and obey the law of chastity.”
Then what's the point? Once again, what people do in their own personal lives should be no business of the church or a particular religion. This sounds like Communism to me... -25 points for Mormons!
So let's do the math, shall we? Uh oh, it looks like Mormons won't be winning the house cup this year. -120 points for Mormons. (Sad trombone sound please.)
It appears that Mormons fall into the trap that all other organized religions fall into – they want to control everyone's lives in and out of the bedroom.
And this is the preferred religion of Mitt Romney? Well Mittens, I think I will stick with Obama and his more general “Christian” beliefs.
At least he doesn't have to wear magic underwear.
File Under: I Smell Bullshit
I thought we were supposed to vote yesterday.
I got in my car, traveled to my poling place only to find out we were not voting today. I was rather bummed.
I love to vote. If you know me then you would know I LOVE to give my opinion on all sorts of things. Plus, I live in a rather Republican heavy district and I love to give them all the middle finger, figuratively of course.
I do make rather loud verbal comments about how rigged the electronic voting machines are and how corrupt the whole system has become. Suck it DIEBOLD!
So I was rather surprised to hear about all of the wonderful things that happened in other states.
In particular, I was thrilled to hear how Mississippi voted down the "Personhood" amendment.
Basically as I understand it, nut job Pro Lifers wanted to pass an amendment to the Mississippi constitution protecting FETUSES.
Are you fucking kidding me? Life does not begin at CONCEPTION. I am so tried of Pro Lifers thinking they need to protect the unborn.
What if the kid is born gay? All they will do is ostracize the child and make their life a living hell.
What about the thousands of people that are killed by the US government a la bombing of other countries? I am sure there are pregnant women in those countries that have died at our hands.
What about the rights of the woman? Don't even get me started.
I really wish people would just start worrying about themselves and let other people live their own lives.
But the good people of Mississippi did us proud by telling these idiots to take a fucking hike.
My hat goes off to the good people of Mississippi.
Also in other bullshit news, we just got a letter that stated Walgreens is opting out of the Express Scripts pharmacy provider network which kind of screws Nate. Are the bastards at Express Scripts really that hard to work with that made Walgreens want to leave? Face it people, legal drugs in this country are getting harder and harder to get. We are all fucked. Suck it Express Scripts!
Where have I been?
Not that I have any blog readers, but where have I been?
Well, running a business takes up more time than one would think....
Plus, things in my life have been quite chaotic.
It seems like I am always behind the eight ball - like I am trying to plug up all the holes in a sieve at once. I do feel stressed out and over exhausted, but never fear, I am back for the attack and I have a lot on my mind I want to say.
I did get to take a break from life and got to travel to see the Miss Gay America pageant.
My friend Daniel and I jumped in the car and headed to Columbus, OH to witness the latest coronation of Miss Gay America.
Missouri sent 9 lovely ladies to compete for the title and they all did us proud - despite one of them getting in a bar fight and being banned from the MGA system.
Despite that hiccup, she was fabulous and placed very high had she been able to continue.
Truth be told, Jade got the shaft and did not place nearly as high as she deserved. But Tajma came in 11th out of 51 ladies and I am sure she will crack that Top 10 once again next year.
One thing I can say about the Top 10, except for one of them, they were all FLAWLESS. I totally fell in love with Celia Putty.
It was also awesome to see all of the Missouri people in attendance at the main event. Missouri has always been a hub of fabulous drag performers and I truly think we will have another Missouri sister as MGA in the future. We have too many weapons not to have that happen.
No rest for the wicked, preliminaries for Miss Gay Missouri have already been happening and this year is going to be a battle royale.With rumors of Michelle McCausland running for the crown and Miss Musica Malone already having earned her ticket, this year is going to be one to watch. I just hope Tajma Stetson enters MGM again. She would be a FABULOUS Miss Gay Missouri.
Well kids, that's all the drag chat I have for now.
Drag ya later!
So it's 3Am and I am wide awake.
Right when I go to bed, my eyes blink open and my brain starts whirring and I start thinking about all the shit I have to do the next day and then - insomnia.
I did get a couple nights sleep this week - the temps dropped and I seem to sleep better in cooler weather.
But not tonight. Once loverboy started snoozing, my insomnia kicked in big time.
"Am I going to get all the Father's Day pottery fired?"
"Where in the world am I going to get that platter that woman wanted?"
"What if the sun doesn't come up tomorrow?
I know this may seem silly, but to an insomniac, it makes total sense.
And so I will be up until about 5am and then tomorrow will SUCK.