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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Who knew?

that Saturday night could be so much fun! Last Thursday, Miss Tony called and said: "Miss Ginger, if you're free Satruday evening, we'd love to have you at our table at the Diana's Saturday night!" Translated, that means :"we racked our brains trying to think of someone we knew who owns a tuxedo who will be sitting at home alone on Saturday night. Let's call Ginger!"
Anyway, Miss G had heard of the Diana's but had never actually attended one of their functions, so she was kind of curious!
The event was held at the Houston Zoo, which seemed like kind of a strange venue to Miss G but it turned out to be perfect! She was kind of concerned that she would look odd arriving at the zoo in a tux, but then she realized that if she just followed the parade of gay men in formal attire through the parking lot she would end up in the right place!

Did you ever notice how the tuxedo is the great equalizer? I mean, what man doesn't look good in a tux? I don't mean those stupid pastel blue things high school boys wear to prom, or those crazy nerhu things the scruffy stars in Hollywood wear. I'm talkin' solid black, satin collar, stripe-down-the-leg formal that makes fat men look skinny and skinny men look HOT!

Anyho, the Zoo turned out to be a loveley place to have such an event, and the Houston Zoo was clearly well-rehearsed at hosting such an event, with in-house catering and everything.

The Diana event itself is silly and kinda stupid, but it does command Miss G's respect in terms of longevity! It has existed since 1956, when a group of gay men got together to watch the Oscars- probably at the home of the only one who owned a TV- and I don't mean a tranny! Since then, they have incorporated as a foundation and give money to great charities that Miss G supports, so it was inevitable that she would someday connect with them!

The highlight of the evening was a "stage show" put on by the sea lions at the zoo, and it was entertaining and educational. Do YOU know how to tell a seal from a sea lion? Sea lions have ear flaps, whereas seals just have pinholes. Sea lions tuck their tail under to form back feet and walk on "all fours", seals just flop on their bellies on dry land and can't really walk. And sea lions can jump 10 feet above the surface of the water; seals can only swim. So now you know!

Heidi Klum, eat your heart out!


mistress maddie said...

Hey there Miss G- I always thought the great equalizer was a cock-a-tail! Thanks for the link. The story was very intresting. And sounds fun.

Wonder Man said...

I agree, it does sounds like fun

Bob said...

It's a wee bit early here in Smallville for a boy who was up late last night, so when I read this: "the only one who owned a TV- and I don't mean a tranny!: it took me a minute.
And then I howled!
Sounds like a great fun night.
And you're right about a man in a tux!

miss alaineus said...

maybe it's just because i am up a wee bit too early, but somehow thinking that sea lions tuck too put me on the floor laughing.

enzat is all for now!


David Dust said...

Miss G -

I love how you managed to incorporate a wildlife lesson (seal vs. sea lion) into your fabulous "what I did last night" post. Well-done!

Sounds like a lovely evening with the Dianas. I am thinking about starting a club of my own - called the "Dirty Diana's". You are welcome to join...


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad you found a way to get out of the house on a Saturday night :o) Sounds like a pleasant evening.

Beth said...


I collect them, did you know? Figurines, not real ones.

Sounds like a great time, and I loved the sea lions vs. seals discussion. Whenever we're in San Francisco, we make sure go see the sea lions at one of the piers on the Wharf. They're so much fun to watch, but Lordy, they stink to high heaven!

I'm totally with you on the tuxedo thing. That is a GREAT look on a guy. Think Daniel Craig in the last two Bond movies....

...still thinking...

...still thinking...

Okay, I'm back! Yes, it really is a great look. It's glamorous, and we just don't get enough glamour these days!

Hugs, Beth

Coelha :B said...

I agree..everyone looks great in a tux! :) Julie

Anonymous said...

I soooo like the penquin picture-reminds of the ball. MBC


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