Second Annual Fugly Sweater Bar Crawl. Blarney Stone - 3424 N. Sheffield Ave. - Chicago
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Little girls' Halloween costumes are looking more like they were designed by Victoria's Secret every year.
I'm certain that in 1982 there was an 11 year old Katie Reap running through U City as a sexy E.T or a sexy Little Orphan Annie. We give Katie a lot of grief. But I must admit, I too was once a "sexy costume" wearer...
Introducing the never-before seen Sexy Mr. T Costume!
Look at those prepubescent lumps where my breasts will one day be. Look at that sexy (faux) pearl earrings. And the black-face--sexy and un-PC!
Sigh. I was a pitiful fool!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
john wayne airport, santa ana, orange county
we arrive after our first class flight to cali. we loved the hot nuts and the roominess. we did not like the bette midler lookalike who ran into an old friend and then decided to sit with her and drink about 6 glasses of merlot. chatty bette also insisted on rubbing her stubby sandal-less feet on the front wall of the cabin. turkey sandwich was gross. brownie cake dessert was good. quick flight. left on time. excited to get to cali. arrive and bette is having trouble getting suitcase from overhead bin. tells becca to "go ahead" repeating louder "go ahead." easy boozy.
arrive in santa ana. rental car woman doesn't get that we are together. sue, the hertz lady, decides to throw in gps and satellite radio... no charge. thanks sue.
crabbiness factor: 4
we hope in our convertible mustang (never gave it a name) and immediately try to program IN N OUT burger in our GPS (we named her Gerry... after St. Gerard Majella--patron saint of convertibles). sunshine is gorgeous. traffic is horrendous. we go to the mall and order my glasses. i'm excited to be in a mall in torrence. it feels like what you are supposed to do. i ask if we can eat at CHIK FIL A (I have dropped my fast food moratorium) but becca wants IN N OUT. we leave the mall and head out into traffic. we finally find IN N OUT and then i get crabby because I didn't want to eat in the car or at least wanted to drive-thru. it is hot and I lie and say that IN N OUT is not that good. but it is.
crabbiness factor: 6
arrive finally at the hotel. in a corporate park area. lots of chains. everything you could ever want in a little area of manhattan beach. visiting a houston's restaurant again is tempting. macaroni grill across the street. becca wants to suggest it for dinner--but is afraid no one will know she is kidding. get up to the room and becca is disappointed with the view of the parking lot. I am happy to be out of a car. girls are down the hall. we get call that we are going to LA for dinner. be ready at 5:55pm for the van. becca gets me a beer. first drink of vacay. we rush to get ready and head down to the lobby for quick roadie. first ones in the lobby. so we decide to have a vodka and cranberry.crabbiness factor: 2
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
KYMC 89.7 FM, which has served West County for twenty-nine years, is now off the air. The West County branch of the YMCA is citing budgetary concerns. The call letters and equipment may be transferred to some other organization, or the station itself might just shut down.I was devastated to learn of the possible demise of KYMC. I came of age in West County in the 80's--KYMC was the only lifeline to the music that would end up being so important to me and truly shaped the musician I am today--helping a sad, suburban gay not feel so all alone.
Check out savekymc.net and
Contact the YMCA
Let them know you support KYMC.
|Greater St. Louis||West County|
| Gary Schlansker, |
1528 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
| Denise Glass, |
West County Branch Director
6464 Burkhardt Place
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Remember, letters are better than emails, and phone calls are better than letters.