Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fleet's in!

Sailors on leave in New York, 1958

ALWAYS ask someone you love

Before putting anything in your mouth.....(NO COMMENT)


Are YOU willing to take a chance?

Educated gams

Janet Blair, Ann Miller, Adele Mara, 1940s, publicity shot for MGM via we had faces then

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Birthday dinner

Cherry & apricot glazed roast pork loin

Spinach noodle white lasagna

Lemon cornmeal bundt cake

Aged beef (45 years to be exact!)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Party Down Reunion on Childrens Hospital

Ye gods!  I wish they'd bring this show(Party Down) back! Truthfully it's a documentary on working in catering.

Information you could somewhat use.

Although nice to know, This article deals with couples, and aging couples at that.  I need to find out where the hot single guys turned on by mean sarcastic bodybuilding librarians are living.

New Numbers, and Geography, for Gay Couples By SABRINA TAVERNISE

Published: August 25, 2011

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — So much for San Francisco.

Rehoboth Beach has long had a reputation for offering a welcoming atmosphere for gay men and lesbian women. The list of top cities for same-sex couples as a portion of the population does not include that traditional gay mecca, according to new census data. In fact, the city, which ranked third in 1990 and 11th in 2000, plummeted to No. 28 in 2010. And West Hollywood, once No. 1, has dropped out of the top five.

The Census Bureau data, finalized this week and analyzed by Gary Gates, a demographer at the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, gives the clearest picture to date of same-sex couples in America. In absolute numbers, they jumped by half in the past decade, to 901,997.

Inquiring minds want to know.

 Do you have problems communicating with the establishment?


 NEVER out of style.

Take A Letter Maria

Zsa Zsa

In Zebra!

Only Eight???

Cripes I can think of a few more than that!

It must be hard sleeping standing up in high heels

and under glass no less!  When did Catwoman start wearing a skirt?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cool Breeze

Growing up we had a long haired Shepard  that just appeared one day in our neighborhood wearing Chicago license tags, apparently abandoned,   The noble creature (and I mean that sincerely) was promptly adopted my older brother and his friends,  They named him, or he was already named,  Cool Breeze.  We never , figured out  why, but now I'm wondering if anyone had recently seen and/or been impressed with this fine piece of cinematography

Kiss the girls

and make them die.

Saw this movie as a child and became somewhat obsessed with it, particularly the villains collection of girls preserved under glass.

So I don't know if any of you felt the earthquake Wednesday..

But everyone here on campus did, buildings  shook, doors rattled in their frames, the campus evacuated and they sent the fire dept over.  All that prep and they couldn't send these guys?

Also available in pedestal or tank model!

The kid has good taste!

 “Mommy, they are just like me.”  

My oldest son is six years old and in love for the first time.  He is in love with Blaine from Glee. 
For those who don’t know Blaine is a boy…a gay boy, the boyfriend of one of the main characters, Kurt.
This isn’t a ‘he thinks Blaine is really cool’ kind of love.  It is a mooning at a picture of Blaine’s face for a half hour followed by a wistful “He’s so pretty” kind of love.
He loves the episode where two boys kiss.  My son will call people in from other parts of the house to make sure they don’t miss his ‘favorite part.’  He’s been known to rewind it and watch it over again…and force other to, as well, if he doesn’t think people have been paying enough attention.
This infatuation doesn’t bother me or his father.  We live in a very hip-liberal neighborhood, many of our friends are gay, and idea of having a gay son isn’t something that bothers either of us.  Our son is going to be who he is, and it is our job to love him.  End of story.
He is also six.  Six year olds get obsessed with all kinds of things.  This might not mean anything at all.  We always joke that he’s either gay, or we have the best blackmail material in the history of mankind when he’s a 16 year old straight boy. (Take that naked bath time pictures!)
Then the other day we were traveling across the state listening to the Warblers album (of course), and in the middle of Candles, my son pipes up from the back seat.
“Mommy, Kurt and Blaine are boyfriends.”
“Yes, they are,” I affirm.
“They don’t like kissing girls.  They just kiss boys.”
“That’s true.”
“Mommy, they are just like me.”
“That’s great, baby.  You know I love you no matter what?”
“I know…” I could hear him rolling his eyes at me.
When we got home I recapped this conversation to his Dad, and we stood simply looking into each other’s eyes for a moment.  Then we smiled.
“So if at 16 he wants to make a big announcement at the dinner table, we can say ‘You told us when you were six.  Pass the carrots’ and he’ll be disappointed we stole his big dramatic moment,” my husband says with a laugh and hugs me.
Only time will tell if my son is gay, but if he is I am glad he’s mine.  I am glad he has been born into our family.  A family full of people who will love and accept him.  People who will never want him to change.  With parents who will look forward to dancing at his wedding.
And I have to admit, Blaine would be a really cute son-in-law.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

 I've been asked to bake a cake for a dinner this Sunday (oddly enough my own birthday but I'm not complaining) and am at a loss as to what kind of cake to bake.  I'm thinking bundt, one bowl, one pan, easy clean up.  Any suggestions????

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"Save yourself lots of tragedy"

Learn how to make everyday events sound interesting!

Yes, I know! I seem to be fixated on vintage bathrooms.

Love the  sleek colors in this one and note the convenient bookcase right but he throne!

Well do you???

Louis Shurr sells charm. Last year he sold more than a million dollars’ worth.

Get the rest here.

Boston marriage

Taking Applicants

Friday, August 19, 2011

It's a look.

Meet the merkin marvel!

And just to ice the cake, at fist glance I swear that the can of paint was labeled "velvet hair"

It's been decided, we're hitting shoulders this evening

After core work with this morning and swimming at lunch.



Photo by Vivian Maier, 1950s

It's official

We've slimmed down, Just in time to contemplate another weight gain phase for autumn!
No use buying any slim cuts clothing!

Eep Opp Ork Ah Ah!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Aaargh! Me mateys!

FYI! We've added swimming to our arsenal of cardio activities...

Household tips

I usually send them out for a "30 minute" walk between "performances"

A tad too busy for my tastes..

but still, I'm oddly fascinated both by the color scheme,  but even more so buy the shared bath tub connecting the two separate bathrooms, (check the floor plan).  It could lead to some VERY interesting situations....