Archive | June, 2011

use all of your incomparable talents to preserve the security of the stars.

29 Jun

my lovely sister lent me her copy of bossypants, or as i like to call it: tina fey’s magnum opus. i read it in the airport. and snort/laughed several times- to the chagrin of the man sitting next to me.

my sister has decided upon a new holy trinity. i am in full support of this and consider myself recently converted.

ellen degeneres, tina fey, amy poehler

i’m not sure where in the godhead each of these ladies would fall, but in keeping with catholic tradition we could just say they are all as one.

allow me to give a couple of highlights: in response to someone (a male) calling her a cunt:

“NO! You don’t get to call me that. My parents love me and I am not the child of alcoholics who take that shit.”

“[I have] straight Greek eyebrows. They start at the hairline at my temple and, left unchecked, will grow straight across my face and onto yours.”

“Why do I call it ‘yellow’ hair and not ‘blond’ hair? Because I’m pretty sure everyone calls my hair ‘brown’…Yellow hair does have magical powers. You could put a blond wig on a hot-water heater and some dude would try to [have sex] with it.”

i’m telling you ladies, this book is non-stop. borrow it, lend it, or spend lots of money and buy it because tina fey has done more for women in t.v. then any other. and i, for one, am glad her life took the path it did.

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summertime, yo!

21 Jun

well i just love the summertime here. i grew up in the desert, where the summer is the most dreaded and painful time of year. they hold their pride in april because by the time june comes around all the gays have fled to cooler climates. but here, it is lovely and exciting and welcomed after a long winter. also there is a ton of stuff to do. par example: lgbt film festivals! this little city hosts damn these heels film festival. this year they brought a great documentary, which i’ve been dying to see for quite some time. it’s a story about twins, who are both lesbians, singer/performers and one of new zealand’s most heartfelt national treasures.

a lovely and incredibly relatable tale about two hilarious and politically relevant sisters. “we’re singers, that happen to be funny.”

and then, to add to an already great weekend- guess who came to town y’all?

BRANDI CARLILE

(a moment of silence or ecstatic arm pumping is allowed at this point).

you guys remember how much i’m in love with her right? kay. cause i am. and even though it was a mini concert, it was still awesome. aside from that one point in the evening where the sidewalk reached up, grabbed me and caused me to fall flat on my face and almost break my knee- aside from that.to make things better:

happy first day of summer!

comparative analysis

15 Jun

let’s call this little pride and big pride. little pride is a bit home townsy. that is too say more crew cuts on women. also more children and incidentally more dogs. the crowd is a bit more sober. there are still drag queens, there are still stages with music and parades and festival food. oh and there are still haters.

sign reads: homo churches are devilish. good one. look how quaint pride looks in small town:

there was also a lot more volunteering and a whole lot less drinking for this queer gal.

so then big pride arrived. which consisted of a lot more celebrities, massive quantities of booze and if it was possible to have more rainbows, big city won that contest! also dykes on bikes!

johnny weir!my favorite dancers!

and this guy!

but above all else there were friends, lots and lots of lovely lesbians, gays and straights- which is ultimately why big city pride wins every single year.

 

 

hi my name is barbie and i’m a lesbaholic.

9 Jun

what better way to pass the time between small town gay pride and big town gay pride?

how about an L Word marathon?!!?!?! good god it was such a good show. i stand by season 2 though, it’s just so fucking brilliant.

remember?

and this is why jenny was such a great character.

and season three was pretty great.

miss you dana~

and carmen- a gift from god

and i completely forgot max was moira- such an important storyline guys.

i’m so gay right now.

it’s that time a year

2 Jun

that’s right, pride time! i like it so much cause it means summer is here. pretty excited cause roseanne barr is the grand marshall this year. i seriously grew up on her show. and i wanted to be and/or date darlene real bad. i know roseanne has done some crazy shit (like literally not a sane person), but she’s also been a gay and lesbian advocate, in her own special way. also she may be crass and unconventional but she altered t.v.- back in the day family sitcoms were all about happily married, clean cut kids struggling with whether or not to cheat on their math exam. roseanne talked about domestic violence, cheating, bankruptcy, etc. it was raw. it was funny. i’m excited to see her face tomorrow!

happy pride season ya’ll!