Sam Tsui + Whitney Houston = Nirvana!!!!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Miss G finished setting the table just as the first guests were arriving!
And, oh, what FABULOUS guests they were! Miss G is blessed with the most incredible family and "extended" family that anyone could dream of! Everyone seemed to have a great time, and there was never a lull in the lovely conversation!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Oh, and to make it all worse... Celia's in Mexico for the Holidays, so Miss G has to clean the house herself! Ewe! How unthoughtful of the housekeeper to want to be with the family she hasn't seen in over a year, right when Miss G is starting the entertaining season!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Not so good. Miss G tossed, turned, and snored all night long. And now, her throat is sore and swollen from all the snoring. She is exhausted. And, it's Sunday. CPAPs-R-Us won't be open. Shit! Must.. have... sleep! There must be something in this house that uses a cord or adapter that will work...
Cell phone? Wrong shape. Kindle? Too small. Cordless phone? Too big. Laptop? Can't find it. Work laptop? VOILA!!!!
Miss G is going back to bed! Sleep....... must..... have...... sleep!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
After brunch, we headed over to the National WWII Museum, another one of NOLA's national treasures! You may wonder why the nation's WWII museum was built in New Orleans, instead of Washington, DC, but the answer makes a lot of sense. The museum began as the New Orleans D-Day Museum, and was intended to commemorate the contribution that New Orleans' own Higgins Industries contributed to the war effort. Andrew Jackson Higgins was a boat builder here in New Orleans, whose original industry was to build swamp boats for local trappers and fisherman. During World War II, Higgins' production. like everyone elses, was shifted to the war effort. Higgins retooled his fishing boat design to accomodate a drop-down ramp at the bow, and the LCVP (Landing Craft for Vehicles and Personnel) was born. The Higgins boat was tested and demonstrated in Lake Ponchartrain as a watercraft that could beach, retreat, and re-beach thousands of times. A tank could be driven from it's drop-down ramp to the beach, and troops could be debarked four abreast, upright, in rapid sequence. The Higgins boat made the invasion at Normandy possible, and was crucial to the America's victory in Europe The D-Day museum was originally designed to commemorate that contribution.
Congress recognized the importance of preserving this important slice of American History, and recognized the museum as the nation's only National World War II museum. Since then, it has grown to include additional exhibits in the main collection, plus a multi-media "4-D" theatre experience that is like IMAX on steroids! It was particularly meaningful to JC and I, since both of our Dads served in WWII, and we were both bawling as we left the theatre! Definitely a not to be missed experience!
Finally, we ended the night with more seafood, more wine, and more bonding. It was truly great to see my favorite cuz!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
And now Miss G has a great big deck, with more room for more guests. She needs an end table of some sort to go next to the settee, doncha think!?
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
"Made in Scotland" asked if Miss Ginger had heard of Dame Shirley Bassey- apparently the Dame is quite popular among Drag Queens in the UK. My answer: "Gurl, Miss G INVENTED Dame Shirley!" Okay, well maybe not, but she sure as shit loves her! Here's her favorite: "History Repeating"!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I mean, hell, do normal people even HAVE banquet tables? Miss Ginger has 4, and when she pushes them all together in the dining room she can seat 24 comfortably! Of course, the dining table has to go in the kitchen, and the kitchen table goes in the study, but everything fits and Miss G can create a grand banquet for her guests! She used to be able to set 24 places with matching china, too, but that got split up in the divorce, so she's going to have to buy some banquet china before Thanksgiving!
Miss Ginger hasn't had this many people for Thanksgiving in a long time! As you can see, she's started preparing already!
Friday, November 6, 2009
We start off with "Tweetie" so busy twittering that he doesn't see the puddy tat! This can't be good news
This gives "Sylvester" the opportunity to sneak up on his unsuspecting prey!
But it turned ugly Thursday when this sorry Son of a Bitch
walked in to a medical facility in Fort Hood and opended fire, killing 12 people and wounding 13 others. Worst part of all, is that MAJOR Nidal Malik Husan was a psychiatrist from the Walter Read facility. And to rub salt in it all, the US Government and it's military paid for his medical training! All of it! Known to be "a devout muslim", this asshat managed to walk into a military facility with a loaded firearm (you'd think they'd check for that kind of shit!) and open fire. Bad news for him he that he chose to do it in Texas... we hang people here if you dent our pickup trucks. This asshat is gonna fry!
But seriously, the families of those killed and injured deserve our thoughts and prayers! There are more details on the story here. I'm sure we'll be hearing lots more about this as this slimewad is brought to justice to face what he did. The "mistreated outcast" and "misunderstood muslim" diatribe is starting already. It's gonna get ugly, I can tell!
In other news from the "fucked up Texans hiding behind fucked up religions" file, this asshole,Raymond Jessop, was the first of the pussies from the FDLS "Yearning for Zion" "ranch" to be convicted of child molestation for having sex and impregnating underaged girls. Shown here in standard issue child-molester track suit, with the standard issue smug mormon grin, Jessop awaits his sentencing, scheduled for next Monday.
This dude may as well hang it up... save us the court costs and the the processing fees! Here's a message for him from Miss Ginger: "You won't survive the first week in prison, so be a man for the the first time in your life and swallow a bullet, you sorry son of a bitch!"
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
That is, until Carlos announced he was running for City Council!
Ah, Carlos! What can Miss G say about dear, sweet Carlos? She met him at a black tie affair, and damn, if that boy doesn't look FINE in black tie! He's not the most experienced candidate on the ballot, and based on our conversation, he may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but really, people... are you that shallow? Do you select your leadership based solely on experience and intelligence? What about charisma? and charm? and shear, unadulterated, utter sex appeal? Now THESE are the traits Miss Ginger looks for when endorsing a candidate!
So, Miss G knows there's a lezzie running for some Council seat, and another old gay guy running for the other, and she'll vote for them if she can remember their name tomorrow morning! But, you can bet your bottom dollar on one thing: when it comes time to cast her vote for City Council At-large Position 5, she will be casting her vote for her future husband: Carlos A. Obando! She's perfect for the job of "First Lady At-Large"- I mean, c'mon people... they don't come much larger! Now, if she can just convince Carlos.... !
Sunday, November 1, 2009
FYI... 2nd from left was her favorite!
But she also remembers, everytime her Dad would take her to the Mall, going to Musicland (blast from the past, people?!) and checking out the cover of Grand Funk Railroad's "All the Girls in the World: Beware!"That gets Miss Ginger's vote as the "Gayest Album Cover Ever!" Can anyone top that?