Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Sit tight, sports fans....

I was going to check in anyway and let you know that I'm going to fire up the ol' fingertips so that I could start practicing for NaBloPoMo, but now I have another reason for writing.

For those of you who don't know, NaBloPoMo is National Blog Posting Month, it's held in November, and it's how I got wrangled (pretty willingly in retrospect) into starting this blog. The goal is seemingly simple: blog each and every day for the month of November.

NaBloPoMo became so popular that they began having the contest every month, with a monthly theme suggestion. On the high of successfully completing last November's NaBloPoMo, I attempted December, but didn't fare so well.

I've just received an email that October's theme is HAUNTED.

And folks, am I HAUN-TED!! On so many levels. And potentially soon-to-be-haunted by Patrick Swayze. So I may give October a whirl... I can't promise the blogs will be good, or enjoyable, or will hold your attention. But I never have. Yes, that's my guarantee -- no promises on talent!

You're welcome. :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Patrick Swayze!!


Not yet, my friends, not yet. I appreciate your patience. :)

Hello!! I'm alive!! How is everyone??

Yes, yes, I know I've been remiss in my blogging. And this brief update will be unsatisfactory as well, I fear.

BLOG TOPICS ABOUND!! I've been taking notes and emailing myself. And yet, I haven't had the time or inclination to flesh them out. 'Tis the story of my life, I'm afraid. Let me unearth my trove of book/play/screenplay/TV show ideas for you.......

Anyhoo, just wanted to stop by and say, "Hello." I hope to be back soon.

In the meantime, heard of any good celebrity deaths lately? ;)

Friday, September 4, 2009

You Had Me at "Pedro"

Say what you will about The Real World, I have always appreciated that part of their formula is the inclusion of gay and lesbian "characters." I only saw an ep or two of the first season, but have been a fan/follower since the second. And by the time Pedro's story came around in the third season, I was hooked.

I'm watching this week's epidsode and parts of it warmed my heart. CJ, the stereotypical good looking boy-next-door jock, has become such good friends with Derek, the somewhat fem gay guy, that he not only defends Derek but also invites him to his NFL tryout!

Granted, CJ defends Derek by punching some guy and winds up in a Mexican jail as a result and almost misses his NFL tryout, but that's not the point. :)

Maybe this doesn't seem that earth shattering to anyone else, but it does to me. It wasn't that long ago that I was closeted and living in terror of whether my friends and family would want anything to do with me if they knew I was gay. So just imagine getting to a place in time when the captain of the football team is best friends with the effeminate gay guy. For CJ to invite him into the uber-masculine world of professional football is pretty damn amazing. That he didn't even seem to think twice about it is FANTASTIC. Evolution may be slow, but it's occurring. In little steps each and every day. And maybe, just maybe, someone else out there will view Derek -- and other gay people -- differently because CJ openly likes and cares for him. I know the target audience probably isn't watching The Real World in the first place, but I can hope. And at least it's out there in the universe.

So thank you, Real World, for giving kids a forum for discussing their likes, dislikes, prejudices, and fears for over 20 years. I've watched people affected by the opportunity on the show and I know they've left knowing themselves and their fellow man just a little bit better. Maybe we should all do internships where we're filmed interacting with people and then have to watch ourselves! Hmmm...or maybe we should just go through life as if everything we say and do is being broadcast into millions of homes. I'd like to think we'd all strive to live a little better, but we'd probably just all look at each other and say, "See, we're all freaks!"

Babbling over, my friends. Be the person your dog thinks you are. :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Are You There, God? It's Me, Patrick Swayze

This one might even be a little too tasteless for me, but here goes.........

And I'd like to just remind everyone once again that it's GOD, not me. I just noticed the trend.


Los Angeles -- with perhaps the highest concentration of celebrities in the world -- is...



I'm just puttin' it out there. You'll have to decide for yourselves...