I tried to drink it away, I tried to put one in the air
I tried to work it away, but that made me even sadder
I tried to keep myself busy, I ran around in circles
I slept it away, I sexed it away, I read it away
I tried to run it away, thought then my head would be clearer
I traveled 70 states, thought moving would make me feel better
Yasss Bitches! This is my big gay post of the week…I live for this show and Riley Keough lets them have it! So ridiculously good, the first episode is a bit slow but then you are living, right there with her…btw does Riley look familiar? Elvis’s oldest grandchild
My agency’s campaign this year is #NOSHAME which is about fighting stigma, raising awareness and celebrating our differences. I had the pleasure of meeting Alex, who is a brave ambassador for this year’s No Shame campaign as a member of the transgender community. In talking to him, I explained that throughout my life I never really had any family support, and that all of the great friends I have made have been my family. I encouraged him to find his true family in his friends and those who support him for the beautiful soul that he is! also thank you to all of the great friends that I have had over the years, who were my family and loved me at different points in my life !
A great little movie for music lover’s everywhere, set in Ireland, also a sweet story about a boy’s first love. From the creative team of the Broadway hit Once…made me feel good and I sang along with our young hero.
Chipotle has scared McDonald’s and they are really trying to step it up. I took a teenager waiting on her intake to the fancy Mickey D’s on Belcher today. The old white lady took our order and gave us a buzzer and said she would bring the food to us!? We had a seat at a lovely lil 2 top with a cool 70’s design. When the lady brought our food the fries were in this cute little fry basket (that I couldn’t steal with my impressionable youth in tow). They done come up! Was still 10 nuggets for $1.49 though, ya heard? Also, where McRib at? #foodie
The good news is I weigh less than 150 pounds. The bad news is my blood pressure is 156 over 108. McDonalds has two bacon egg and cheese biscuits for $3 , which I just inhaled. They didn’t even make a dent in my hunger! I want some ribs…
Add a large black and white Wawa milkshake, because everybody knows they are fat free and it’s only about 40 calories or something like that
I finalized the adoption of my favorite teen this week! I continue to be amazed at the strength and resilience that the children on my caseload have. This teenager has a 4.2 weighted GPA and is going to attend Yale. She has never missed a day of school in her life, despite suffering a childhood of emotional abuse by her mentally ill biological mother. Well she’s adopted now! And they lived happily ever after…
I urge my gay community to look to the foster care system for adoption. Thousands of children are removed from their biological parents following abuse and neglect in the U.S. on a daily basis. I have about 30 kids on my caseload waiting on someone like you to love them. You could be their forever homes and families.
Flashback Friday, to 1993
This bed is on fire with passionate love
The neighbours complain about the noises above
But she only comes when she’s on topMy therapist said not to see you no more
She said you’re like a disease without any cure
She said I’m so obsessed that I’m becoming a bore, oh noAh, you think you’re so pretty…
Caught your hand inside the till
Slammed your fingers in the door
Fought with kitchen knives and skewers
Dressed me up in womens’ clothes
Messed around with gender roles
Line my eyes and call me pretty
Moved out of the house so you moved next door
I locked you out, you cut a hole in the wall
I found you sleeping next to me, I thought I was alone
You’re driving me crazy
When are you coming home?
“Just for a moment I was back at school, and felt that old familiar pain
and as I turned to make my way back home, the snow turned into rain”
A sleazily well-written gay Lolita, with an gay alcoholic 16-year from Kentucky as our protagonist. Reading it as teenager years ago, I remember being shocked and turned on, a little repulsed and a lot impressed. I just picked it up again, reading it in one marathon 4-hour jaunt. It has stood the test of time quite well, still a little creepy but like all of Russell’s books grabs your attention and keeps it. Paul Russell is one of my favorite authors, in addition to Boys of Life other great reads of his include The Salt Point, Sea of Tranquility, War Against the Animals and The Coming Storm.
Paul Russell quotes:
“Just because you pretend the universe doesn’t have teeth doesn’t mean you won’t get eaten in the end”
“I’ll put it to you simply: love is the enemy. That’s my conclusion. We should all live in our little monk cells and never venture out”
“Waiting, he thought, was the most miserable condition a man could find himself in. His whole life, he had been waiting for one thing or another”
“He wanted to toast mad idealism, forbidden desires, the dreams that drove one to criminal acts. He wanted, quite starkly, oblivion”
“When he got a story urge, there was nothing to do but grab a pen and write. Otherwise it was too much like getting a hard-on and not jerking off”
The White Party was last weekend, Art Basel is this whole week, and the Book of Mormon is about to start a weeklong run…sadly, budgetary constraints and the Man keeping me down will not allow me to enjoy these fun things that homosexuals like. I can still go flea market shopping though, look at all my Treasure! From the Swap Shop in Fort Lauderdale, ya heard?
A pound puppy monkey, a old chimpanzee Curious George? monkey, and Po the Teletubbie (George stunk and burst when I put him in the wash) $1 each, $3
Tupac and Gina Cascone memoirs, 50 cents each, $1 #tupacisalive
Total toothpastes, $1 each, $3
A black cat that Cricket has already halfway murdered $1
2 pink harnesses, one is Martha Stewart, $1 each, $2
A pair of 5 pound barbells, so i’ll be all swole and have muscles, $1
2 George Foreman grills, $1 each, $2 and both work fine!
A Cupcake Brown memoir and A Beginner’s Guide to Martial Arts, 50 cents each, $1
a baking pan $1
3 boxes of Nag Champa $5 I haven’t burned Nag Champa for quite a while, and my luck has been crappy…maybe burning it again will change my karma or something
*not pictured: 2 Mountain Dews, a sesame cake, a grape snow cone, a corn dog and 2 arepas