Thursday, December 31, 2009

525,600 minutes

We are about to receive a new batch of 525,600 minutes. That is the number of minutes in a year.

2010 has already arrived in Sydney, Australia. I posted a question on Facebook to a friend of mine who lives Down Under and I asked him, "What does 2010 look like?" I haven't received a reply yet.


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I'm meeting a friend for lunch and will be with friends tonight. And in there will be a couple of walks with The Calvinator and a run to the grocery store. That is how I will spend my last minutes of the 525,600 minutes that were given to me in 2009. What will you be doing?

Monday, December 28, 2009

One of my least favorite holidays of the year...

...is just a few days away. There has always been a build up to New Year's Eve that I have never understood. There have been a few years when I have said, "Bah humbug!" and stayed in and went to bed. There have been years when I have been at parties and left shortly after the stroke of midnight. I think the best time I have ever had was a black tie event put on Bayou City Boys Club at The Warwick. Everyone was dressed up, there was great music, and a wonderful midnight breakfast. Many people that I know were there. Another memorable year was the black-tie dinner in Wayne's backyard in a tent. It was a catered event and a small crowd. With the exception of those two years, I can't say anything else is memorable except for the year that I de-friended someone before the stroke of midnight.

And don't worry, I'll be at a party this NYE with some friends. Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper will have to party on without me in Times Square.

And now that 2009 is about over, how many of you were successful in keeping your resolutions? I stopped making resolutions because I could never keep them.

So yes, I'm in a funk because NYE is just a few days away. And why aren't there any peppy songs about NYE? Just askin'.



Friday, December 25, 2009

Darlene Love's 2009 Appearance on David Letterman

A big thank you and a Texas sized Merry Christmas to David Dust for letting me know this was out on YouTube!

Merry Christmas

Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Darlene Love on David Letterman

I am sure it will be a matter of minutes before Darlene Love's performance on Letterman will be uploaded to YouTube. As is the Christmas tradition, Darlene closed out the show with a soulful version of Christmas Baby Please Come Home. I am now officially in the Christmas spirit.

Here are some photos I took from the telly.









Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Baby Please Come Home

I realized a few minutes ago that it has been several days since I have posted anything. It's been really busy here in H-town. There have been some highs and some lows over the past several days. And speaking of highs, I turned on the air conditioner last night while I was working in Santa's workshop.

And speaking of Santa, I met up with him a couple of weeks ago at a friend's party. Here we are hanging out in the backyard.



Tonight on David Letterman, Darlene Love will perform. Darlene's performance on Letterman is a Christmas tradition that shouldn't be missed. What a voice and passion! And just so you know, she will perform at the end of the show.
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Santa Speedo Run (part III)

OK. I'll admit it. I can't get enough of the 2009 Santa Speedo Run in Boston. I came across these photos from Reuters.




A Mobile Snow Globe

Ryan Korsgard, who is a neighbor, friend and reporter for KPRC Channel 2 did a cute story about a lady who has turned her car into a mobile snow globe. What a cute idea! I really like it when this type of a story is shown to the viewers. I am so tired of stories about Cheetah Tiger Woods.

The link to the story is here. The video link is found in the story.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Jukebox Wednesday

OK. So I haven't done a song or anything on a Wednesday in awhile. Today I was looking at Towleroad and ran across this video. I love Lady Gaga and this made me giggle.

Santa Speedo Run (revisted)

I have found additional photos from Saturday's running of the 2009 Santa Speedo Run. Thanx to photographers David L Ryan and Megan Jicha at Boston.com. For more photos, click here.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

You Know You Have Arrived When...

...you get a mention on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Our new Mayor Annise Parker got a shout out from Jon. Go to the 6:00 mark.

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Santa Speedo Run 2009

Patrick Lentz came through and has posted some photos from Boston's Santa Speedo Run 2009. To see his photos, click here.

Additionally, Bostonist.com has posted these photos by Christian Nachtrieb.



And if you want to see a video of those fun loving Bostonians and their friends, here ya go. One of these years, I will run this fun run.

Monday, December 14, 2009

When Obama Calls

Remember when DJ Junior Vasquez made the song When Madonna Calls? He used a a voice mail from her and mixed a song.

Well, our girl Annise Parker missed a call from President Obama congratulating her on being elected as Mayor of Houston. I wonder is she will mix a dance tune to it?

I think Annise is the only person I know who has ever received a call from a U.S. President!

The link to the story is here.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Houston We Have A Winner!

Last night Annise Parker was elected Mayor of Houston! She makes history by becoming the first openly gay mayor of one of the 10 largest cities in the United States. Houston ranks #4 in terms of population. I was at the victory celebration last night and it was very moving.

The crowd was as diverse as the city of Houston. Kuddos to all of us who worked to get her elected. Kuddos to Roy Morales and Peter Brown who supported Annise. They ran against her and didn't make it to the run-off yesterday. Their support was definitely appreciated.


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Santa Speedo Run

I'm posting from my Blackberry so I'm not sure what this will look like.

I just realized that today in Boston is the running of The Santa Speedo Run. Last year I posted some photos with some links. So if you want see them and because I don't know how to link on the Blackberry, look in my blog archives for December 2008 Looks like fun times in Beantown. And I can't wait to see photos from this year. With it being a bit chilly in the Northeast this weekend, I hope their isn't an over abundance of shrinkage. Just sayin'.

www.santaspeedorun.com for more info.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

the REAL homosexual agenda

Thanx to a reader at Towleroad.com for providing us with REAL Homosexual Agenda. It was posted in response to an email that was sent out asking voters to not vote for Annise Parker for Mayor of Houston because she will push The Homosexual Agenda.

Here is what George published:

Silly Christians, this is the agenda:
The Homosexual Agenda
8:00 a.m. Wake up. Wonder where you are.

8:01 a.m. Realize you are lying on 100 percent cotton sheets of at least a 300 count, so don't panic; you're not slumming.

8:02 a.m. Realize you are actually in your own bed for a change. Wake stranger next to you and tell them you are late for work so won't be able to cook breakfast for them. Mutter "sorry" as you help him look for his far-flung underwear. You find out that you tore his boxers while ripping them off him last night, so you "loan" him a pair of boxer-briefs, but not the new ones because you never intend to see him again.

8:05 a.m. Tell the stranger, whose name eludes you, "It was fun. I'll give you a call," as you usher him out the door, avoiding his egregious morning-breath.

8:06 a.m. Crumple and dispose of the piece of paper with his telephone number on it when you get to the kitchen.

8:07 a.m. Make a high protein breakfast while watching the Today show. Wonder if the stories you've heard about Matt Lauer are true. Decide they must be.

8:30 a.m. Italian or domestic? Decide to go with three-button Italian and the only shirt that is clean.

8:45 a.m. Climb into red Z4 and try not to look too much like Barbie driving one of her accessories as you pull out of your underground parking. Revos or Armanis? Go with Revos.

9:35 a.m. Stroll into office.

9:36 a.m. Close door to office and call best friend and laugh about the guy who spent the night at your condo. Point out something annoying about best friend's boyfriend but quickly add "It doesn't matter what everyone else thinks, just as long as you love him."

10:15 a.m. Leave office, telling your secretary you are "meeting with a client." Pretend not to notice her insubordinate roll of her eyes (or the cloying "poem" she has tacked to her cubicle wall).

10:30 a.m. Hair appointment for lowlights and cut. Purchase of Aveda anti-humectant pomade.

11:30 a.m. Run into personal trainer at gym. Pester him about getting you Human Growth Hormone. Spend 30 minutes talking to friends on your cell phone while using Hammer Strength machines, preparing a mental-matrix of which circuit parties everyone is going to and which are now passe.

12:00pm Tan. Schedule back-waxing in time for Saturday party where you know you will end up shirtless.

12:30 p.m. Pay trainer for anabolic steroids and schedule a workout. Shower, taking ten minutes to knot your tie while you check-out your best friend's boyfriend undress with the calculation of someone used to wearing a t-back and having dollars stuffed in their crotch.

1:00 p.m. Meet someone for whom you only know his waist, chest and penis size from AOL M4M chat for lunch at a hot, new restaurant. Because the maƮtre d' recognizes you from a gay bar, you are whisked past the Christian heterosexual couples who have been waiting patiently for a table since 12:30.

2:30 p.m. "Dessert at your place." Find out, once again, people lie on AOL.

3:33 p.m. Assume complete control of the U.S., state, and local governments (in addition to other nations' governments); destroy all healthy Christian marriages; recruit all children grades Kindergarten through 12 into your amoral, filthy lifestyle; secure complete control of the media, starting with sitcoms; molest innocent children; give AIDS to as many people as you can; host a pornographic "art" exhibit at your local art museum; and turn people away from Jesus, causing them to burn forever in Hell.

4:10 p.m. Time permitting, bring about the general decline of Western Civilization and look like you are having way too much fun doing it.

4:30 p.m. Take a disco-nap to prevent facial wrinkles from the stress of world conquest and being so terribly witty.

6:00 p.m. Open a fabulous new bottle of Malbec.

6:47 P.M. Bake Ketamine for weekend. Test recipe.

7:00 P.M. Go to Abercrombie & Fitch and announce in a loud voice, "Over!"

7:40 P.M. Stop looking at the photographic displays at Abercrombie & Fitch and go to a cool store to begin shopping.

8:30 p.m. Light dinner with catty homosexual friends at a restaurant you will be "over" by the time it gets its first review in the local paper.

10:30 p.m. Cocktails at a debauched gay bar, trying to avoid alcoholic queens who can't navigate a crowd with a lit cigarette in one hand and a Stoli in a cheap plastic cup in the other. Make audible remark about how "trashy" people who still think smoking is acceptable are.

12:00 a.m. "Nightcap at your place." Find out that people lie in bars, too

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Houston: The Next San Francisco (Who knew?)

In the latest attack on Annise Parker and other candidates endorsed by the Houston GLBT Caucus, a person by the name of Dr. Rick Scarborough who is minister and a former Houstonian has sent out an email with The Homosexual Agenda.

In his email he states:

"If you DO NOT support the homosexual agenda and do not want Houston to become another San Francisco, then please consider voting for the following candidates..."

He then goes on to list his slate of candidates. The email continues with:

"If people who hold to traditional values neglect to vote in this election, the results will be far reaching. The above list of candidates is not perfect by any measure, but I strongly recommend them over the alternative. This election illustrates like few others why good men and women must stay engaged as concerned citizens.

'All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.' – Edmund Burke'"


I have lived in Houston since 1992 and have traveled to San Francisco more times than I can count. Trust me. Houston will NEVER become the next San Francisco. It's too hot here for all of the homos. Just sayin'. We will never be the Gay Mecca of the South.

I just can't believe people would spend their time sending out hate mail...especially during the Christmas Season.

If you would like to contribute to Annise's campaign, the links are to the left.

P.S. Here is The Homosexual Agenda that I never knew about. And just how did Rick Scarborough know about it? Just askin'.

The Homosexual Agenda

1. Legalize same sex marriage
2. Mandate public acceptance of the homosexual activities.
3. Teach homosexuality to school children, starting in kindergarten, as an acceptable, alternative lifestyle. This is known as multisexualism. This enables homosexuals to recruit children to their lifestyle.
4. Lower or remove age of consent laws leading to relaxation of laws prohibiting pedophilia. See www.nambla.org/
5. Elevate homosexuals to a minority class, leading to affirmative action for homosexuals in the workplace. Cross dressers could force employers to accept their actions at work.
6. Prohibit any speech which opposes homosexual activity. This would be considered “hate speech” and have criminal sanctions. This would destroy 1st Amendment free speech rights for those who oppose homosexual conduct and the homosexual political movement.
7. Require employee benefits to be provided to same sex partners.
8. Elect candidates to office who will work to implement the homosexual agenda.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

When Hate Takes Over

One day I declared this song the song of the Summer of '09. I think it is also the song of Fall '09 and Winter '09. I *heart* When Love Takes Over.

Unfortunately, hate has once again reared its fugly head in the Houston race for Mayor. The run-off election is this Saturday, December 12, 2009. Once again, supporters of Gene Locke have decided to make Annise Parker's sexuality an issue. And not only Annise but also Lane Lewis and Sue Lovell.

This flyer hit mailboxes today.


If you are so inclined, please send money to Annise's campaign (links are to the left). If you live in Houston, please vote for Annise who is the most qualified candidate to be Mayor of Houston. If you have time, let Dave Wilson know that this type of hate will not be tolerated.

How would Gene Locke feel if a white supremacy group endorsed Annise Parker and made race an issue? Mr. Locke has made no effort to disassociate himself from the other hate monger Steve Hotze. I doubt that he will attempt to disassociate himself from Dave Wilson.

Do what you can to support Annise Parker!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Scenes from a Saturday Night (early Sunday morning in Houston)

I received an invitation to the 20th Magnolia Holiday Party. I have lived in Houston since 1992 and had never been invited to this party...how could that be? So with invitation in hand and a friends by my side, we were off to the party.

Now you may be wonder why the word Magnolia is used in the name of this party. Well as it turns out the party originally started at the historic Magnolia Ballroom. The party outgrew the ballroom so it has traveled to different venues.

This year's event was open bar and I made sure to get over-served and turn into a lushpartake of the kindness of the hosts. Also at this year's event, Legacy Community Health Services was one of the beneficiaries. Guests had the option of making a donation to one of five beneficiaries.

Some photos are posted below. If you want to see more photos, click here.



Tuesday, December 1, 2009

World AIDS Day

As a reminder, today is World AIDS Day. Please take a moment to remember those who have died of AIDS, who are living with HIV/AIDS and those who work to fight the disease and to raise awareness.

If you are in the Houston area, you can tested for free at Legacy Community Health Services. Also this evening, there will be a Candlelight Observance at Tranquility Park in Downtown Houston. It will begin at 530P and end at 700P. For more information, visit World AIDS Day Houston and click on the Events tab.