Bring the pain. Bring the fun.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

... joy and pain... snowstorms and sleet...

merry christmas to you and yours. may you never find yourself having to wear this much acrylic.
Events for December 15th, 2007 - Metromix Chicago
Second Annual Fugly Sweater Bar Crawl. Blarney Stone - 3424 N. Sheffield Ave. - Chicago

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Monday, November 05, 2007

I'm trying to tell you something 'bout my life...

maybe give me insight between black and white
and the best...

wait, back to the top...

I'm trying to tell you something 'bout my life...

Monday, October 29, 2007

Little girls' Halloween costumes are looking more like they were designed by Victoria's Secret every year.

Well, Newsweek says it best... "Kids' Costumes too risque?" According to the article " complaints about "slutty" kids' costumes may seem like a yearly parents' lament, the industry has been ramping up the sex appeal to ever younger groups of girls."

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

Yolanda's Shower Pix

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Monday, August 06, 2007

Macarena Pinata

Friday, July 27, 2007

Dirty Smurf

Thursday, July 26, 2007

going to cali: day one

19 july 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

Look out... here they are...

The BlueHouse (w)horrors!

(well, half of the photos anyway... more to come)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Dive Bar Pub Crawl 3.17.07

Follow the link below for all the scariness.
steadyslife's flickr dive bar pub crawl photos

Monday, March 19, 2007

WeWe Pub Crawl 2007

Sunnyside Tap
Bar #4

WeWe Pub Crawl 2007
Originally uploaded by steadyslife.

WeWe Pub Crawl 2007

Multimedia message
Originally uploaded by steadyslife.
early enough in the day to still see straight

WeWe Pub Crawl 2007

Multimedia message
Originally uploaded by steadyslife.
a very gay rainbow

Friday, February 09, 2007

Sunday, January 14, 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 and

Contact the YMCA

Let them know you support KYMC.

Greater St. Louis West County
Gary Schlansker,
YMCA President
(314) 436-1177
1528 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
Denise Glass,
West County Branch Director
(636) 532-6515
6464 Burkhardt Place
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Remember, letters are better than emails, and phone calls are better than letters.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007