Gay Pride.

Famous Homos:   Chuck Palahniuk. The first rule of fight club: DON’T talk about fight club. Second rule of fight club: Don’t talk about fight club. Yes, the man behind the awesome book Fight Club is a homo.

Gay pride was awesome.  The energy on the street was buzzing and it really felt different than years past.  Adam thought it would be fun to march in the parade and after he suggested it, I thought it sounded like a great idea.  So we did it.  We were joined by Chuck and the three of us held our signs high (Adam actually had a flag) and we marched.  It was a lot of fun.  We marched with the Marriage Equality New York.  We got t-shirts and signs.  Unfortunately everyone thought the three of us ACTUALLY went to Albany to fight for equality, when all we really did was show up, put on a t-shirt and march.  We sort of felt guilty.

By the time we got home we were beat.  I’d convince Adam to watch a movie, which we never do.  I think he was awake through the opening credits.  Thirty minutes in, his head was in my lap and he was snoring quietly.  I stayed awake for the whole time.  We were actually watch the first Harry Potter movie, because he wanted to watch them all before we see the last one.  They are all available right now on demand.  I have my doubts that he can stay awake for the rest of them.

 

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Time for bed

Since tomorrow is Gay Pride.  And yesterday the right to marry in NY was given to us, Adam and I have decided to march in the gay pride parade with my old roommate chuck.  We are going to march with Governor Cuomo who has been a staunch supporter of gay rights.  I’ll try to take pictures and post them tomorrow night.

Famous Homos:

Alan Turing-Father of computer science & artificial intelligence. Chastised for his studies of mathematics as a child. Graduated from Princeton. They consider him one of the their most influential graduates. Convicted of the crime of homosexuality, chemically castrated, and eventually lost security clearance in the UK. Has a play based on his life. The UK eventually apologized for his treatment in 2009.

June 24, 2011

Marriage Equality is signed into law.  I’m no longer referring to it as “gay” marriage.  It’s not “gay” marriage.  It’s marriage equality.

So:

Some of my favorite wedding songs.

The Wedding Song

A Time for Us (Theme from Romeo and Juliet)  (I can play this on the piano)

Violets and Silver Bells (Shenandoah)

Sunrise Sunset

We’ve Only Just Begun

The Bridal Chorus

Princess Di’s Wedding March

The Love Song from The Wedding Singer

One of my very favorite songs:  Unexpected Song

Till There Was You

Jason Mraz Lucky

Love Song from Pippin

Theme from Love Story

What Would I Do?  From Falsettos.

And what wedding could be complete without Pachelbel’s Canon in D

The Weather. And Queen.

Famous Gays:

Freddie Mercury. Lead singer of the band Queen. Known for his flamboyant stage presence and is 4 octave vocal range. He was an amazing performer and accomplished musician. I remember watching the above performance on TV. Pretty well known trivia is that Lady Gaga got her name from his song Radio Gaga. My favorite part of the above video is the cult like response of the audience.

I remember this performance.

Our favorite weatherman from Kentucky, Sam Champion. His chiseled looks. His awesome blond hair. His ability to give us the news that it’s going to rain and still leaving us with hope. What’s not to love. That’s the weather around the nation, here’s what you can expect this morning.

 

Fun work story of the day:

Around 6:30 I watched as the host sat a woman and young child at table 302.  As the host walked by he told me that they were in a hurry and were ready to order.  Of course at the same time they were being sat, table 309 was being sat with an 8 top.  I was busy.  She was in a hurry.  Let’s get them going.

I approach the table, say hello, and ask her what she wants to drink.  She says, I’ll have a pinot, she’ll have a shirley temple, and my husband (who is no where in site) will have a Blue Moon.  I inform her that we don’t carry Blue Moon and she says, okay wait just one minute.  She proceeds to get out her phone to text her husband to see what kind of beer he’d like.  I don’t know if I was supposed to wait for the return text or not.  I excused myself and left the table.  REALLY?  REALLY?

It never ceases to amaze me.

Oh.

And you remember all that shit I had about four months ago with my schedule that was supposedly “fixed.”  My schedule for next week is actually one of the worst schedules I’ve had in at least three years. That too never ceases to amaze me.

It’s now 5:29.  I must go to bed.

 

 

Stories Continued.

Famous Gays:

Michelangelo:  Famous Gays: Michelangelo. Sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer. Most famous sculpture is The Statue of David. He was co-architect of St. Peter’s Basilica. And of course is known for painting The Sistine Chapel, with the Creation of Adam, shown above. Let’s hear it for my teams contribution to religious art.

I love pointing out thing religious folks “worship” that were created by the gays.

Richard 1.  The Lionhearted.

Famous Gays: Richard I, aka Richard the Lionhearted. King of England. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Lord of Cyprus, Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Count of Nantes, and Overlord of Brittany. By the age of sixteen he was already leading his own army.

 

So the AGM talked to me just before I left work tonight to “officially” offer me the position of supervisor.  So I guess I’m in.  I’m still not sure what I think about it, but we’ll see what happens.

To answer a few questions:

Yes, I’ll have to deal with problem customers.  But since they aren’t tipping ME, it makes it a little easier.

Yes, it will mean a LOT less money.  I don’t know if that’s good or not.  I just like the idea of not being worried about how much I’m bringing home at the end of the night.

 

I have no idea what my play mates are going to think about this.  I was told to keep it under my hat until the official announcement was made later in the week.  I’ll let you know how that goes.

 

Okay.

Somehow in the last five minutes it went from 3:30 a.m. to 5:15.  I MUST go to bed now.

 

A promotion.

I’ve been out of town.  Adam and I went to Maine over the weekend for a retreat.  It was interesting to say the least.  I might have lost my temper…just a bit.  Adam might have pointed his finger somewhat harshly at someone.  In both cases it was justified.  At least in my opinion.

Because of that…I’m behind in my famous gays:

So.

Barney Frank:  Congressman.  Out since 1987.  Awesome.  Considered one of the smartest, funniest and most powerful men in Congress.  After being apologized to and told it was an accident for being called Barney Fag he responded that he had checked with his authority, his mother, and that after 60 years of marriage no one had ever called her Betty Fag.  I love him.

Leonardo da Vinci:  Painter.  Inventor.  Engineer.  Architect.  Scientist.  Most famous today for painting The Mona Lisa.  Also painted The Last Supper which as we all know hangs in almost every church in the world.  Got to love that.  His studies of anatomy are still used today.  And his inventions still interest experts around the world.  He too is awesome.

And they are both gay.

AND.

I have applied for an been awarded (although it won’t be announce till the end of the week) a supervisory position at work.  What does this mean.  I’m not too sure at the moment.  I do know that it will be less money.  But I will get a swipe that will let me void things.  And I won’t have to wait tables.  I will have to wear a name tag.  AND.   Most of my co-workers will hate me more now than they already did.

Have I made the right decision?  Who the fuck knows.  I just know that I need to start taking steps to stop waiting tables.  And although it’s not the step I wish I was taking, it’s a step none the less.

I’ll write more about my interview this week.

Famous Homo’s continued…

Famous Homos:

Richard Chamberlain.

He’s talented.

And HOT!

No seriously.  He is.

He’s shared both the big screen and small screen with some of the best actors in the business including Katherine Hepburn.  He is also an accomplished stage actor earning rave reviews for his performance in Hamlet in the UK.  It was later filmed for television and broadcast as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame series.  (I loved all of their shows).  He is also known for his singing voice and has starred in a number of musicals on Broadway including Breakfast at Tiffany’s which was a huge flop and My Fair Lady, which was not.

And of course, he’ll always be known as the king of the mini-series, a title he earned in the 80’s doing Shogun and The Thorn Birds.

Of course none of this was hurt by the fact that he is HOT.

I tuned in to watch many of his movies because I thought he was sexy.

But that’ just me.

Baby, If your the bottom I’m the top…words to live by…

Famous Homo of the Day:

In honor of the Tonys, today’s famous homo is Cole Porter. His two most famous shows are Anything Goes and Kiss Me Kate. Kiss Me Kate won the first Tony given for best musical in 1949. He was married for most of his life but it was a cover for his gay escapades and his wife wanted the prestige. They both knew these things from the start. Anything Goes won the Tony tonight for best revival of a musical.

WordPress isn’t letting me embed tonight so click on the link…

Here’s Patti on the 1988 Tony’s

Anything Goes Patti

Here’s Sutton on The View.  No one has posted a clip from tonight’s Tony’s.

Anything Goes Sutton

Excuse Me?

First, I was asked why I didn’t include Rosalind Russell in my list of Rose’s Turns.  I wanted to.  I just couldn’t find it on You Tube.  If someone wants to send me a link I’ll be happy to post it.

Now.

Famous Homos Continues:

Scott Thompson:  Canadian Comedian best known for his stint with The Kids In the Hall.   It was one of my favorite shows during the 90’s and I could watch repeats of it endlessly. His monologues of Buddy Cole were always my favorite.

Yesterday was his birthday.  So I thought it was appropriate.

Here’s is one of my favorite clips as Buddy Cole:

I’m Gay!!!!!

Famous Homos:

Jerome Robbins (1918-1998)  Dancer, Choreographer, Director, both stage and film, and Producer.

You may have never heard of Jerome Robbins, but I have no doubt you know his work.

He conceived the idea for On the Town.  It was first created as a ballet about two sailors on leave in NYC for 24 hours.  It was then expanded into a full length broadway show.

I didn’t realize it until about five minutes ago that the film replaced all but three songs because George Abbott hated the score.  Hmmm.

His other little known shows are:

The King and I.

Peter Pan.

The Pajama Game.

Fiddler on the Roof.

Call Me Madam.

Bells Are Ringing.

Funny Girl.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

AND.

Drum Roll Please.

My favorite:  GYPSY

And his most famous:

West Side Story, which he conceived.  (Little known fact, seven of the original creators of the show were gay, including Bernstein, Robbins, Laurents, Sondheim, the set, lighting, and costume designer not to mention Tony.  Perhaps that’s why it did so well.

So to end I give you Rose’s Turn:

My favorite:

My least favorite:  (She looks like she’s lost her mind)

My second favorite:

(You have to wait for it.)

And Bette, who was actually pretty good

And Angela Lansbury.  I don’t like this version because the orchestrations have been changed and are tinny.

And the most intriguing one yet:

Ethel Merman singing with Rosalind Russell acting…someone had way too much time on their hands.

And well because it was on there:  Betty Buckley

And KURT from Glee

And the high school kid who got a national tour after posting this video:

And LIZA:

And if you only watch one, watch this one:

and I’ll end with a high school version:  Well because they are bad.  The best thing is the comments where they say, “She’s good but Patti was better.”