Tuesday, September 30, 2008

On Hols

Alright folks, this is it, the last post until I return from Europe. "We" (just ME) hope YOU take care of yourself, be good, enjoy, relax, tow the line, etc., etc.. "We" will be back on October 12th. Don't forget to stop in then.

When "we" as in "me" return, we hope to share lots of pictures with YOU.

To my dear friend JoAnn... I will see YOU and your fabulous hubby in Paris! Travel safe! (I wouldn't be going to Europe but JoAnn's husband was kind enough to extend an invite. Isn't he the best?)

Much love to all of you.


Sunday, September 28, 2008

The 'Hood

YIKES, folks, not a good day on Wall Street.

Here are some pictures from my "hood." (I don't know what else to share with you.)

Hugs and love to you all.



So I'm back to the velvet underground. Oh, alright, that reference is lost on most of you I'm sure... What we mean (through the lyric of Stevie Nicks) is... WELCOME BACK. IT'S SUNDAY!

What's on your agenda today (after reading this, of course)?

Did everyone watch the debate on Friday night? I have to admit, I didn't. I had a date (yes, I said it) and, well, that is more important to me right now than any of these candidates, world affairs, the economy/my 401K plan, civil rights, the fact that I still haven't received my copy of Stevie Nicks' Soundstage performance in Chicago (okay, I threw that in there to tie in the picture above, although I put the picture there before writing a word this morning) etc., etc.. Selfish? Probably. When you haven't dated in as long as I haven't dated, you'd understand. Yes, I got the VAS pretty bad. (Inside joke, unless you have been reading our blog for some time, than you may get it.) That Jonas Brothers song won't stop playing in my head! Those boys are super prolific, aren't they? It's sort of funny that the guy singing the song, "Lovebug," is possibly 16, maybe 17, and he says, "I never thought that I'd catch this love bug again." Sort of bleak for that age. You're 16. You're a Jonas Brother. We'll be reading about your hook ups, break ups, "misunderstandngs" and transgressions, etc., etc., for years. That's a song a 40-year-old (like me) should be singing. Anyhoo... how was the debate?

Still a little sad over the passing of Paul Newman. Crazy, right? It's not like I knew him. I have to say, I think I would dub him as the original "HOT guy..." A beautiful man who devoted his life to his wife, his family and many in need. Let's not forget the steely blue eyes. Doesn't get any hotter than that. Are you "moved" when a celebrity you like passes away? (Or am I simply crazy?)

Alright, I need to go to Starbucks now. That means YOU have to get outta here.

I hope YOU have a GR-EAT day!

The song below is for all of you (but really just for you).

Hugs -


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paul Newman

From "People Magazine"...

Paul Newman, a screen hero for more than half a century and the head of a philanthropic food empire for the past 25 years, has died, it was announced Saturday. He was 83.

Surrounded by his family and close friends at his farmhouse near Westport, Conn., Newman succumbed Friday after a long battle with cancer, according to a statement from publicist Jeff Sanderson.

Famed for his intense blue eyes, his love of car racing and one of the coolest demeanors ever to heat up the silver screen, Newman was nominated for Oscars ten times.

But perhaps his proudest accomplishment, besides his 50-year marriage to actress Joanne Woodward, was starting Newman's Own, which since 1982 has made popcorn, spaghetti sauce, lemonade and salad dressing and has donated more than $250 million to charities selected by Newman himself.

Career Highs
With more than 80 films and TV productions to his credit, Newman's career spanned generations. His first Oscar nomination was in 1959 for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and his most recent was in 2003 for Road to Perdition.

The son of a sporting goods storeowner, the Ohio native enrolled in Ohio's Kenyon College after his 1946 discharge from the Navy. He married for the first time in 1949, then moved wife Jackie and their young son Scott east, where Newman attended the Yale Drama School and, later, the New York Actors Studio.

Dramatic TV roles came his way, but it was his Broadway debut in 1953, as the sexy stranger in Picnic, that led to a Warner Bros. Hollywood contract and his first movie – the 1954 toga epic The Silver Chalice, which even he considered one of the worst movies ever made.

Still, the looker more than redeemed himself in two screen adaptations of Tennessee Williams dramas, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof costarring Elizabeth Taylor, and Sweet Bird of Youth, with a highly charged Geraldine Page.

In 1957, Newman and Jackie, with whom he also had two daughters, divorced. The next year, he married Woodward, with whom he eventually had another three daughters.

Paul Newman, in the 1950s

By the '60s Newman had hit his stride with such career-defining roles as the leads in The Hustler, Hud and Cool Hand Luke. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, followed by The Sting, made him and screen partner Robert Redford the hottest male stars of the '70s.

Newman won an Oscar for The Color of Money, in 1987. Exactly 20 years later, he announced his retirement from acting, saying, "I'm not able to work anymore ... at the level that I would want to. You start to lose your memory, you start to lose your confidence, you start to lose your invention."

Among his final roles was the voice of Doc Hudson in the 2006 animated movie Cars.

Charitable Investments
In 1988, Newman and Woodward established the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, named for the outlaws in Butch Cassidy. The camp permits seriously ill youngsters to enjoy the great outdoors – at no cost to the kids or their families.

"I'm a cynical S.O. B.," Newman said when the camp opened, in Ashford, Conn. "But I have a sense of wonder here."

After his retirement from acting, Newman, who was based in Westport, Conn., remained active in his charity work (in 2007, he donated $10 million to Kenyon College) and his food business, and even started theater directing for the first time.

Besides Woodward, Newman's five daughters and several grandchildren survive him. His son, Scott Newman, died following an accidental drug overdose in 1978. In his memory, Paul Newman instituted the Scott Newman Center for drug abuse prevention.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday's British Guy


What's going on in YOUR world? It's Friday once again. (Don't you just LOVE Fridays...)

I don't know who the guy above is, but when I "googled" "British guys," his picture came up. We'll go with it.

Next week at this time, yours truly will be across the "pond" visiting one of my favorite cities... LONDON (mates)! Then it's on to Paris (bonjour) and then to Barcelona (hola). I can't wait. I haven't been on vacation since January and it's TIME I think. I'm wound a little tight these days, but you may have sensed that.

Enough of ME. Let's discuss YOU. Let "us" know what YOU are up to. (If we like your comment, "we'll" publish it... YES, I feel like a Nazi banning comments, but "we" deal with the real world on a daily basis. Here at the "Corner," we're all far left, equal rights, pro-choice, anti-war, Obama-lovin' folk.)

Breast cancer survivor Olivia Newton-John turned 60 today! She's cute. I love her. I loved her in "Sordid Lives."

Who's watching the debate tonight? I can't WAIT!

Hugs -


Watch this...

Then watch this...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Jonas Brothers

I have to say, while I did not know who they were one month ago... I LOVE the Jonas Brothers! (Especially the one in the middle who flat irons his hair. What's his name? Joe?) Did you see them tonight on "DWTS?" Very exciting. The teenage girl trapped in this 41-year-old gay man's body was elated. Can't wait to see them in concert (and I am not kidding)!

One week till LONDON (baby!) I cannot w-a-i-t.

Okay, enough of me. What's new with YOU? Let "us" know.

Did you hear that John McCain is backing out of the presidential debate on Friday unless the financial crisis (Wall Street bail out) is settled? I don't get it? This is his opportunity to share his views/win votes, let us know where he stands and he wants to back out? Aren't Presidents supposed to be able to multi task? What a ..... (you can fill in the blank... douche bag is what I am thinking).

That's it. I gotta go.

Ciao -


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It's So Nice To Be With You

BREAKING NEWS... CLAY AIKEN COMES OUT OF THE CLOSET! Can you believe it folks, he's GAY!

All I can say is, "Girl, what took you so long?" I am admittedly NOT a Clay Aiken fan (he's icky). The folks over at the "Clay Aiken Fraud Squad" must be hopping tonight!

What's up folks? It's... TUESDAY!

This week is "National Stay At Home Week," did you know that? It's true. Most television series are premiering this week and we (that includes you) are supposed to stay home and tune in.

Who watched the 60th Annual Emmy Awards on Sunday? The show really sucked, right?

Are you watching "Dancing With The Stars?" This season is HOT, HOT, HOT! Of course, I love Lance Bass. Cody and Julianne are darling too, aren't they?

In politics...

A new poll finds Americans blame Republicans 2-to-1 over Democrats for the economic crisis that has gripped the country recently. And the poll shows more Americans think Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama would do a better job of handling the economy than his rival, GOP nominee John McCain.

"Seinfeld" actor Jason Alexander turned 49 today! (Doesn't he seem older than that?)

Okay, I am tired, so I am going to say farewell for now. You get sleepy when you weigh 160 pounds, 45 pounds less than you weighed, let's say, about 4 months ago... Yes, that's my way of telling you I have reached another weight loss milestone! I have now lost a total of 45 pounds! That's as much as a medium-sized Boxer (the dog breed). I will lose 5 more pounds and then I am d-o-n-e, done! It's true that you no longer crave sweets after you give them up AND exercise is addicting - I run EVERY day! I no longer dream about brownies either! It's been "great" writing about weight loss here, so thanks for indulging me!

Bye bitches!

Oh, here's an old song that I heard TODAY that reminds me of YOU (again YOU know who YOU are (because I told YOU), but I hope YOU, as in all of YOU, enjoy it! Oddly enough... whoever created this set it to a slide show of Clay Aiken pictures... ewww.)

Monday, September 22, 2008

How Still My Love

Here is one of my favorite Stevie Nicks songs just for you (you know who you are)... (For those of you who caught Stevie's summer tour, you know that when the first note of this song played, the crowd rushed the stage for the "edge walk." I didn't have to go far, having been in the front row.) Anyhoo, enjoy...

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Our Tuesday "HOT Guy," Tim, turned, um, 29 yesterday. Here are some pics from his party. Again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIM! Thanks for inviting me.

(I am far too tired to comment on every picture, so please just enjoy and don't be offended if I omit, i.e., forgot, your name. You're all beautiful/fabulous, etc..., etc..., but as usual, I exceeded my two drink maximum. You saw me - you know what I mean. You understand.)

Kevin & The Birthday Boy (who is as nice as can be - I simply adore him)

Another (younger/cuter) Kevin and a really hot guy, whom we'll just call hot guy.

Hot guy and his hot BF, Jason. (They were very nice.)

BFF's, Thomas & Tim (aren't they cute)

I LOVED this woman, Kanicki (sorry if I didn't spell that correctly). She's gorgeous. She was even very gracious after I stepped on her foot. (Again, I'm sorry.)

Jason. He's the dreamiest, isn't he? (sigh.)

Patrick, Kevin and ... (sorry, I blame the vodka.)

Friends Javi (our little chalupa) and (DJ) Nat

Kevin and Dean (again, just a nice person)...

"Kev" and one of his best friends forever, Ken, who is just a decent human being.

The "pretty people" sofa. They are all GORGEOUS!

Friday, September 19, 2008


Greetings EVERYONE! It's FRIDAY! Welcome BACK!

"We" hope YOU had a GR-EAT week.

First order of business... You might notice that comments left now require approval before they will be posted. Comments will now go through a filter, immediately deleting those left by a certain right-wing someone in Naperville, Illinois, that I just don't care to deal with. That's right. I won't even see them or be bothered by them. Google is WONDERFUL. I figure if Sarah Palin can cherry pick who interviews her and deny media requests for interviews (crazy when you are running for the Vice Presidency, right?) than I shouldn't be subject to someone's comments that I don't care for. This person is anti-Obama and anti-gay (and probably anti everything else except guns and religion) and I don't want them (her) here, nor do I understand why they continue to read this blog? Probably just to annoy me. The person has suggested that I am closed minded because I deleted her comments about Sarah Palin being a "wonderful woman." Honestly, I don't care to dialogue with someone this stupid and the beauty of this is, I don't have to.

Okay... actually, that's IT for today. Enjoy the picture above of the Obama family. They're beautiful, aren't they?

Hugs and love to all of you (except the Naperville person).


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt announced Wednesday that he's donating $100,000 to fight California's Proposition 8, a November ballot initiative that would eliminate same-sex couples' right to marry.

"Because no one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn't harm another and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8," the actor said in a statement.

Pitt's donation marks the largest thus far to the anti-Prop. 8 campaign by an A-list celebrity.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesday's HOT Guy...


I hope you are s-w-e-l-l, swell (even you darn McCain/Palin supporters).

In order to counter act ugly (i.e., yesterday's post), I am posting pictures of a friend who makes me smile. I think you'll see why... (He's not only cute, he is very nice.) Here's my friend, Tim, today's "HOT Guy..." As a matter of fact, we declare today, "TIMSDAY" instead of Tuesday.

Have a GR-EAT day.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Move On.org


CONGRATS to "our" favorite funny lady, Kathy Griffin, for winning her SECOND Emmy on Saturday night for her show, "My Life On The D-List."

I am trying to get up to speed on the political climate. I am so disgusted (still think Hillary should be president) that I have stopped listening and paying attention to any of it. Anyhoo, the post below is copied directly from the Move On web site (www.moveon.org) regarding Sarah (pig with lip stick or something like that) Palin.

Watch this...

Have a good week y'all!

If elected, John McCain will be the oldest president ever inaugurated. After months of slamming Barack Obama for "inexperience," here's who John McCain has chosen to be one heartbeat away from the presidency: a right-wing religious conservative with no foreign policy experience, who until recently was mayor of a town of 9,000 people.


Who is Sarah Palin? Here's some basic background:

She was elected Alaska's governor a little over a year and a half ago. Her previous office was mayor of Wasilla, a small town outside Anchorage.1

Palin is strongly anti-choice, opposing abortion even in the case of rape or incest.2
She supported right-wing extremist Pat Buchanan for president in 2000. 3

Palin thinks creationism should be taught in public schools.4

She's doesn't think humans are the cause of climate change.5

She's solidly in line with John McCain's "Big Oil first" energy policy. She's pushed hard for more oil drilling and says renewables won't be ready for years. She also sued the Bush administration for listing polar bears as a threatened species-she was worried it would interfere with more oil drilling in Alaska.6

This is information the American people need to see. Please take a moment to forward this information to your friends and family.

We also asked Alaska MoveOn members what the rest of us should know about their governor. The response was striking. Here's a sample:

She is really just a mayor from a small town outside Anchorage who has been a governor for only 1.5 years, and has ZERO national and international experience. I shudder to think that she could be the person taking that 3AM call on the White House hotline, and the one who could potentially be charged with leading the US in the volatile international scene that exists today. —Rose M., Fairbanks, AK

She is VERY, VERY conservative, and far from perfect. She's a hunter and fisherwoman, but votes against the environment again and again. She ran on ethics reform, but is currently under investigation for several charges involving hiring and firing of state officials. She has NO experience beyond Alaska. —Christine B., Denali Park, AK
s an Alaskan and a feminist, I am beyond words at this announcement. Palin is not a feminist, and she is not the reformer she claims to be. —Karen L., Anchorage, AK

Alaskans, collectively, are just as stunned as the rest of the nation. She is doing well running our State, but is totally inexperienced on the national level, and very much unequipped to run the nation, if it came to that. She is as far right as one can get, which has already been communicated on the news. In our office of thirty employees (dems, republicans, and nonpartisans), not one person feels she is ready for the V.P. position.—Sherry C., Anchorage, AK

She's vehemently anti-choice and doesn't care about protecting our natural resources, even though she has worked as a fisherman. McCain chose her to pick up the Hillary voters, but Palin is no Hillary. —Marina L., Juneau, AK

I think she's far too inexperienced to be in this position. I'm all for a woman in the White House, but not one who hasn't done anything to deserve it. There are far many other women who have worked their way up and have much more experience that would have been better choices. This is a patronizing decision on John McCain's part-and insulting to females everywhere that he would assume he'll get our vote by putting "A Woman" in that position.—Jennifer M., Anchorage, AK
o Governor Palin is a staunch anti-choice religious conservative. She's a global warming denier who shares John McCain's commitment to Big Oil. And she's dramatically inexperienced.

In picking Sarah Palin, John McCain has made the religious right very happy. And he's made a very dangerous decision for our country.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Make Your Own Kind Of Music

HAPPY SUNDAY, bitches!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Simply Heart Warming

Who wants to see the cutest little girl, ever? (No, I am not talking about myself this time...)

THIS is my friend, "Princess's," daughter on her first day of pre-school. Isn't she darling? I love her! THANKS, "Princess," for bringing a smile to my face. Please give "L'il Princess" big hugs (and congrats on the new and exciting chapter in her life). ("We" have that back pack!)

To everyone else, "we" hope YOU had a GR-EAT day! (I gotta watch some television now...)

Much love -


Sunday, September 07, 2008

Piece Of Me

It's... GRANDPARENTS DAY (bitches)! HAPPY GRANDPARENT'S DAY to my Grandmother. Yes, she "stops in" from time to time. Anyhoo, YOU (Grandma, not the rest of you) are loved.

Who's watching the VMA's tonight? Britney is rumored to open the show and "we" hope she steals it. Knocks one out of the park (I actually hate sports cliches. They're lost on me).

I love this song (Kathy Griffin does too...). This is how I felt last night at Blake's... Having lost the weight, I now feel hunted, just like Britney... (Okay, I am lying but I did meet a very nice bloke from London. He had the trademark bad teeth, pasty skin, British accent, etc... A real dream boat... (LOL!) Anyhoo, I told him I would be there, London that is, next month and he helped me work on the accent a bit.) Enjoy the song...

Have a GR-EAT night friend.

XO -


Saturday, September 06, 2008

Kathy Griffin

Hello BITCHES! (And by "bitches," I of course mean "friends.")

How are YOU? What's going on? What d'ya see? What's "up" with your bad self?

Kathy Griffin performed two sold out shows last night at Atlanta's Fabulous Fox Theatre! "Kev" and BFF, Ken, were in the 3rd row center (pit, of course) for the 7:30 p.m. performance. Kathy didn't disappoint. Just hysterical. She's gay royalty. "We" love her. Attending the show earns you 1,000 GP's towards your annual continuing ed requirement. If you get a chance to catch her in your town, go see her!

Okay, I need to get to the p-a-r-k, park to burn some more calories! (As of this writing, I am at 165... Visited the doctor yesterday and he says I am still overweight! He was overjoyed with my success to date though - I thought he was going to cry. I consoled him. Told him, "I know... It was emotional for me too.") Can you believe that though, still overweight? It's true. I still need to lose 10 more pounds! I don't know how the Hollywood types do it. I'm hungry for Christ's sake. I don't want to exercise anymore. I'd like a brownie (frosted) please. My head hurts.

Bye everyone!


Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Monday, September 01, 2008

Go Your Own Way

It's LABOR DAY, bitches! C'mon in!

What's up? What's new? What's going on? I'll tell you what's going on here - nothin'! Actually, it's Black Gay Pride weekend here in Atlanta and I believe there is also some big sporting event AND the Dragon Con parade was this weekend (geeks who dress up like their favorite science fiction character and parade down the street in them... How silly is THAT? I would NEVER dress up like someone I idolized... just look at the last two posts). Anyways, kids, the streets are buzzing (and I'm staying inside).

My computer crashed last night whilst downloading a dance remix of Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way." (It's an AWESOME song.) Yes, that's right. Crashed after being infected with 555 different viruses. I've learned that it is very important to load that virus protection software you always hear about. Anyhoo, after 5 hours on the phone with "John" from Bombay, "we're" up and running again. "John," who admitted that was his Americanized slave name, was actually very helpful although he was WAY too kind and apologetic. I told him if he could cut the politeness, we'd be off the phone in half the amount of time. You know what I'm talking about - I don't need to give you examples do I? Just no sense in spelling back every word I say. The only rough spots in the call were when he used the word "virus" it sounded like he was saying "wireless" (and I had to tell him I was not calling about wireless). Anyhoo, it's working again.

So how about Sarah Palin? What are your thoughts? (I know nothin' about her except that she looks like a very handsome woman firing that assault rifle.) Those glasses make her look smart, right? I'm certain that's why John selected her.

Okay, I'm bored so I am going to say avoir for now. (Oh, wait, I almost forgot to announce/brag that my waist is down to.... 31"! I had a LOT of fun this weekend buying new clothes! All the summer stuff is on sale.)

Have a good week everyone!


NOT the dance remix that crashed my computer...

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