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Political statement of the day.

June 30, 2006 Leave a comment
On this website is a very good thought:
 
"If you don’t believe in gay marriage, don’t have one."
 
Makes sense to me.
 
If you want to sign the petition against re-opening the same sex marriage debate, visit:
 
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The world needs a dykey hero… other than the aliens chick.

June 29, 2006 Leave a comment
I just watched "Chronicles of Narnia".
 
Four british kids (two girls, two boys) find themselves in another land. In this land, the children are expected to lead the people in battle against the White Witch.
 
The boys get chain mail and swords and the girls get dresses and a potion to heal the sick. That sucks. Mysogenistic crap is what I call that.
 
I want chain mail.
 
Hollywood bastards.
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The Toronto Pride 2006 blog.

June 27, 2006 Leave a comment
Pride rocks. It’s that simple. You will never see a more amazing display of diversity and acceptance than you will see at Toronto Pride. And we met two dykes from Edmonton in the elevator at our hotel (at 2am Monday morning, no less) who will tell you the exact same thing.
 
We only had one negative experience (aside from the portajohn experience on Sunday) during the entire weekend:
 
We were in the subway station waiting for the train to take us into the gaybourhood and not doing anything bad – just holding hands (I know some of you don’t believe me, but it’s true – we behaved) and this woman actually walked her 5 year old daughter to the other side of the platform. Then she put her hands over her daughter’s eyes so that she couldn’t see us. Isn’t that unbelievable?!
 
Anyway, despite that, I had a great weekend.
 
We went to a couple of house parties Friday night, then to the Moist women’s dance on Queen St. Since it was only Friday, we decided to pace ourselves and left that party at midnight.
 
The next day, we got up early to meet ROTC’ers for the dyke march prep. You saw a photo from that on Monday. That parade was about an hour and we weren’t tired after.  The rest of that evening was fairly calm and sedate. We tried to meet people for dinner but they were VERY late and we gave up on them.
 
Sunday, we got up early again to meet ROTC’ers for the Pride Parade. We had a large contingent of gay boys and miscellaneous male friends with lovely bodies out acting as security and water boys. (I must have drank 6 bottles of water in that two hours.) We even had a gay male porn star friend of a twirler come out. I certainly don’t meet gay male porn stars in my scrabble club.
 
The parade itself was AMAZING! AMAZING! Have I mentioned it was amazing?
 
There were so many people and they were so incredibly loud and supportive. In fact, our routine was so well received that we won the "Most Fabulous Choreography" award. I’m not sure if we actually get anything tangible for that or if it’s just an honour bestowed upon us in spirit. And I’m not sure what the competition was like – maybe we only competed with the NDP representatives. Jack Layton may be a good party leader, but he doesn’t look like he can mix it up on the dance floor.
 
After the parade (the AMAZING parade), we hung in the ‘hood, went to a club and danced until 2am. Then we went back to the hotel, met Edmontonians in the elevator, and continued our regular lives. I was REALLY tired Monday.
 
I’ve attached a couple photos taken by an ROTC’er’s brother. If you want a link to a website with all 175 parade pics, email me and I’ll send it to you. Luckily, the guy who took a pic of me blowing up Benita (the inflatable woman we dressed up as Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas) hasn’t distributed copies of his pictures yet so you don’t get to see that. And those of you who get Christmas cards from me, will see some there too.
 
Now, I just sit back and await my groupies.
Categories: LGBT, ROTC

Errant book.

June 27, 2006 Leave a comment
I lent my Endometriosis book out to someone and now I can’t remember who. Does anyone out there know where it is?
 
Also, the DS reminded me where I got the picture of me twirling at the Dyke March:
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The most fun ever.

June 26, 2006 Leave a comment
Ok. I’m way too tired to blog so I’ll just show you a quickie picture to tide you over. It came from another website but I can’t remember where. It is me at the Dyke March Saturday. I’ll put official pics up later.
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The prodigal cell phone and other stories.

June 23, 2006 Leave a comment
1. The Prodigal Cell Phone
 
My cell phone was misbehaving. It was turning itself off in the middle of phone calls, which is handy when you’re talking to people you don’t like, but otherwise not something you want in a cell phone.
 
I took it to Rogers on May 5th. I got it back yesterday (June 22nd). How can a company that large with so many competitors in the business get away wtih that?
 
2. The Worst Movie Ever
 
I used to think Highlander II was the worst movie ever. It has been replaced.
 
Last weekend, the DS’s son got to choose which movie we were going to watch. He suggested Deuce Bigalow 2. I tried to change his mind by saying I hadn’t seen Deuce Bigalow 1. He said I didn’t need to see the original. Beh.
 
I saw about the first hour and that’s as much as I could take. I felt sorry for the actors in the movie – I’m sure they don’t even put it on their resume.
 
But he was right. I didn’t need to see the original.
 
3. She’s Got an Alternative to Tuberculosis
 
The DS has been feeding me freshly made juice. Not orange, not grapefruit, not a breezy strawberry-banana. This juice is beet, apple, carrot, lemon, and ginger. She sticks all that in her juicer with the peels, cores and seeds and ends up with about 3/4 pints to feed me.
 
It’s certainly healthy….  mmm healthy.
 
4. Gone Fishin’
 
It’s Pride Weekend in Toronto. Don’t expect me online again until Monday.

My brush with Toronto celebrity.

June 22, 2006 Leave a comment
So I’m back at the hair salon, sitting in the front, waiting for the DS to get coiffed, reading a book ("Drag King Dreams") and who should pull up a seat beside me? Deb "Dirk" Pearce.
 
For those of you who aren’t local, Deb Pearce is a local performer/comedienne who co-hosted JACK-FM’s morning show with Rob Christie a year or so ago and who also is one of Canada’s top drag kings. She does a lovely Anne Murray routine as well.
 
Was it coincidence that I was reading "Drag King Dreams" and a drag king appeared? I don’t know either but next time I’m there, I’m reading Angelina Jolie’s biography.
 
Anyway, Deb was very friendly. She offered me gum, we chatted, AND oddly, within the first five minutes, she asked if I was a Virgo. How do people know this?
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