I'm tired of alluding and being elusive, so here goes. I like pretty women. And I started dating them a few months ago. And I went to gay Pride yesterday in Seattle and oogled women cause it's fun. (there were 400,000 people there, so apparently I wasn't the only oogler.)
Oh, and I think that Kristanna Loken is really pretty. And she likes girls too. Hmmmmm.....
Updated at 9:48am to add: Oh and I'm happy and having lots of fun.
I've never heard of this chick before, but she was a 20 year old model who jumped out the window of her NYC apartment. Just goes to show, never just look at someone's appearance and life and make assumptions...sad.
From the Huffington Post (quoting the NY Post):
A cover model for European Vogue has fallen to her death from her Manhattan apartment building in an apparent suicide.
The lithe looker has been a mainstay at Fashion Week in the Big Apple and London, working with all-star designers Jill Stuart, Betsey Johnson, Rosa Cha, Lela Rose and Libertine.
God bless America. Here's what these folks do: they put out press releases about things like "What's your Salad Sign?" Once again, American ingenuity + the Interwebs = a fabulous way to waste your time and accomplish nothing. Seriously. Here's how the press release starts: A survey commissioned by The Association for Dressings and Sauces reveals your salad style has a lot to do with the sign of the zodiac you were born under.
But, let's talk about me, my sign and my salad dressing preferences:
Geminis prefer homebody leisure activities such as reading or gardening when they have free time. The "twins" sign is never satisfied to do one thing for long, however, and is apt to sample many different salad dressing flavors and never settle on a favorite. Most Geminis hold professional occupations and are not crazy about taking risks.
Um. Boy, they really nailed me - I like to sample many different salad dressing flavors... if "salad dressing" is a euphemism. If so, they are right - at least for today.
Joe Lieberman really irritates me and although it's more than just his smirk, that sorta pushes me over the edge every time I see it...
He votes with this moron of a President as much as if not more than many Republicans, supports the war in Iraq and advocates military strikes on Iran, is trying to be John McCain's running mate (IMHO) and is just a disgrace. He is officially an Independent because he lost the Democratic primary in Connecticut (I can't believe he won the election - don't get me started on that).
Sign this petition, if you agree that he should not be able to participate in the Democratic Caucus. Here's what the petition says:
We CANNOT tolerate a leader of the Senate Democratic Caucus who supports George Bush and McCain's War in Iraq. We CANNOT tolerate a Democratic chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee who endorses and stumps for McCain. We call on the Senate Democratic Steering Committee to strip Joe Lieberman of his chairmanship and his leadership role.
Authorities in a northern Malaysian city have forbidden Muslim women from wearing bright lipstick and noisy high-heeled shoes, saying the directive is intended to prevent sexual assaults and "illicit sex."
"For those who insist on wearing high heel shoes, they can do so but with rubber heels."
Apparently rubber heels = way not sexy. This is what I've learned today.
Anyhoo, here's hysterical tweet from a dominatrix:
I've been flogging someone to show tunes. Love it. Now I'm going to be singing Rogers and Hammerstein all afternoon.
Otherwise, how would we find out that a town in Moscow has mounted (heh) a piece of art -- a giant enema. (from the Huffington Post):
MOSCOW — A monument to the enema, a procedure many people would rather not think about, has been unveiled at a spa in the southern Russian city of Zheleznovodsk. The bronze syringe bulb, which weighs 800 pounds and is held by three angels, was unveiled at the Mashuk-Akva Term spa, the spa's director said Thursday.
"There is no kitsch or obscenity, it is a successful work of art," Alexander Kharchenko told The Associated Press. "An enema is almost a symbol of our region."
At the moment, it's 4:30am and I am awake, which is just wrong. I am in pretty bad pain cause I'm an idiot. I started going back to the gym this week (cause I'm getting healthier, as you know) and totally abused myself. Among other things, while at the gym on Monday, I did free weights for about 45 minutes and I obviously pushed myself way too far. It's now Friday am and my left arm is killing me. I started taking ibuprofin about 24 hours ago because it hurt so much - and I don't take medication at all, so it's a bit of a big deal. The good news is that the ibuprofin is helping - but I need to keep taking it every 3 hours or it starts killing me again. I did the ice thing today (first time it occurred to me to do so) and I guess I should keep doing it.
I suppose that doing pushups yesterday morning wasn't really wise, eh? I started a program that claims that they'll get you to 100 pushups in 6 weeks yesterday.
So, why don't I take better care of myself, you may be wondering. After all, I'm a pretty smart person. I can be incredibly disconnected from my body - it just doesn't occur to me sometimes to think this stuff through until it's too late (and I'm suffering as a result). Sigh.
Other than self-abuse (the not-so-much-fun-type), I've been dating some, which has generally been underwhelming. Nothing terrible or terribly amusing...just nothing worth writing home about. I think that part of it is my confidence level - as you know, I'm in the process of dropping a bunch of weight and I'm about halfway to where I want/should be and that definitely is affecting how I feel about myself and my confidence. I know....I should be feeling good and generally, I'm feeling much better about myself, but I feel like I can't "go for" what I want yet cause I'm not there yet. Oh, and really attractive people tend to make me tongue tied -- I'm great at befriending them -- I have some of the most attractive friends ever. Seriously. But when it comes to romantic/physical feelings, I tend to become mute around the beautiful. It's pathetic.
In LA, I had a friend named Paul who had really long stringy hair. After I knew him for a couple of years, he showed up at my house having cut his hair off and it turned out that he was stunning. I couldn't talk to him! He was my friend already - but he was so beautiful, I lost the capability of speech!
Actually, beauty in all its forms has this effect on me - when I was in Paris the first time and I went to Notre Dame, I literally became weak at the knees when looking at the stained glass there. I had to sit down because I was overwhelmed at the beauty.
Perhaps I am both attracted to beauty and incapable of dealing with it. Now, that's sad. I supposed I'll just have to keep surrounding myself with it until I am immune to it. Heh.
I'm shocked. According to the Dallas News, at the Texas Republican state convention, a booth hosted by Republicanmarket was selling this pin ==>
Nicely done Repubs.
Of course, they don't really like their candidate either. They were also selling buttons that said "I will hold my nose when I vote for McCain.:
Makes you proud to be an American, doesn't it?
Clearly, we need to export this type of democracy to the rest of the (uncivilized) world. They don't know what they're missing.
Updated at 12:14: hmmm...I just checked out republicanmarket.com and they don't show either of these buttons on their site, so this may be total fiction. But still....
Why am I somehow amused that Elian Gonzalez...(remember him - the kid in Miami who was dragged from his family and sent back to - gasp - his FATHER - in - hold on now --- Godless Cuba! Yeah Bill Clinton! One of his finer moments.) has spit in the eye of the loving US government?
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Yesterday was perfect from start to finish. Mid-70s, dark blue sky, some puffy clouds...just gorgeous. The kind of weather that just makes you (me) happy.
Was driving back to the whitebread known as New Jersey (I mean the Eastside) around 9pm last night and the sun was starting to set and the sky had a great pink tinge to it as I was driving over the bridge. All the mountains were out and all of Mount Rainier was waving at me. It was pretty stunning.
Makes me happy to be breathing.
How can you not love a show that features songs with titles like:
It Sucks to Be Me
The Internet is for Porn
Everyone's a Little Bit Racist
I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today
plus explicit puppet sex? Seriously, this was irreverent and rude and totally fun. I walked away with a big ole smile on my face. Gee...it's hard to believe they have a big disclaimer about how this is not associated in any possible way with Sesame Street. Teehee.
The actors/puppeteers are pretty amazing - they perform several roles - sometimes within the same song. I see a lot of shows with talented performers, but this really required a different kind of actor - their body and facial language mimics what the puppet is experiencing, so that it doesn't matter which one of them you're watching.
Run, don't walk to the Paramount. It's there through June 22.
and the Chapin Sisters had a 30 minute set on KCRW (the greatest radio station ever) with Nic Harcourt (who has helped launch many a career). Yay!
That's right. High heels for babies.
The tiny stillettos, called Heelarious, are intended for babies up to six months and come in hot pink, black and leopard print.
Britta Bacon and Hayden Porter, the American inventors of the footwear, said the heels are only for show and will collapse if any pressure is put on them.
What's next? Diaper thongs?
Here's what John Hall (of Hall & Oates and now a U.S. congressman) has to say about McCain using their song "Still the One" at a recent rally:
"This is yet another example of John McCain not learning anything from George Bush's mistakes,” Hall wrote First Read in an interview over e-mail. “First, McCain adopted Bush's failed policy of an open-ended war in Iraq, then he wrapped his arms around the failed Bush economic policies that have put the squeeze on middle class families. Now, he's making the same mistake George Bush made illegally using a copyrighted song without asking either the writers or the performers for permission."
"What is at issue here is Senator McCain's use of the song to try and advance an agenda that I do not support without respecting copyright law and intellectual property," Hall continued.
McCain says that he would like DICK Cheney to be in his cabinet or something. He's totally lost his mind, right?
Here's the details from the Huffington Post:
Asked whether he'd be interested in Cheney had the vice president not already have served under Bush for two terms, McCain said: "I don't know if I would want him as vice president. He and I have the same strengths. But to serve in other capacities? Hell, yeah."
My friend Matthew just sent this to me. Here's what he had to say:
Last month my friend Doug asked me to come with him on a photo shoot looking for an Oceanic White Tip shark. We found an adult female who was as curious about us as we were about her and I spent nearly 3 hours in the water filming this beautiful animal. She was very friendly and no stranger to human interaction judging by the hooks in her mouth. Her dorsal fin injury was most likely caused during the violence of mating.The photographer in the video is Doug's friend Mark from North Carolina.
Erika La Tour Eiffel, 37, a former soldier who lives in San Francisco, has been in love with objects before. Her first infatuation was with Lance, a bow that helped her to become a world-class archer, she is fond of the Berlin Wall and she claims to have a physical relationship with a piece of fence she keeps in her bedroom.
But it is the Eiffel Tower she has pledged to love, honour and obey in an intimate ceremony attended by a handful of friends.
She has changed her name legally to reflect the bond.
From the Telegraph.
Thank you George Bush for bringing civility back to the White House (that's what he promised to do, right?). The Bush family is so tied to the Saudis, it's despicable.
From ABC News:
The US military has awarded an $80 million contract to a prominent Saudi financier who has been indicted by the US Justice Department. The contract to supply jet fuel to American bases in Afghanistan was awarded to the Attock Refinery Ltd, a Pakistani-based refinery owned by Gaith Pharaon. Pharaon is wanted in connection with his alleged role at the failed Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), and the CenTrust savings and loan scandal, which cost US tax payers $1.7 billion.
Interestingly, Pharaon was also an investor in President George W. Bush's first business venture, Arbusto Energy.
"Ghaith Pharaon is an FBI fugitive indicted in both the BCCI and CENTRUST case," said Richard Kolko, a spokesman for the FBI. "If anyone has information on his location, they are requested to contact the FBI or the US Embassy."