Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Update 8/13/2019

Oh.Hell.Yeah.

I'm coming home! My brother and sister-in-law are taking over the driving and so on for Dad while he goes through PT, and I'm on a flight to Chicago, and then to Columbia. I'll be home sometime early Wednesday AM with Carlos and the "kids" and are will be as it should be.

We're going to take a couple of days away, and then blogging will resume next Monday, the 19th.

And with all that's been going on i have a lot to say.

Play nice.

Blog soon.

xoxo
Bob

Monday, August 12, 2019

Hater Mom Elizabeth Johnson Tried To Stop The Prom Until A Church Said 'Oh Hell No'

Elizabeth Johnson calls herself “The Activist Mommy” because she hates The Gays and does everything she can to push her hate agenda.

Mommy? Not so much. But recently Johnson thought she had scored a victory over an LGBTQ prom after sending her Flying Monkeys to Jacksonville, Florida to shut down the party.

And to be fair, if fair is a word that can be used to describe a bigot, she did shut it down … for a hot minute. See, two weeks later, the event, called the Storybook Pride Prom, was held at a new location — a local Unitarian Universalist Church.

Yes. At church.

The event had been scheduled for the Willowbranch Library at the end of June until Johnson and her Hench Hags—apparently tired of losing the battle against Drag Queen Story Hour at the libraries—decided to focus on the prom.

Johnson took to Facebook and told her 700,000 followers—some of whom are probably not even real people—to “express your disgust that this perversion is taking place in a taxpayer funded library!” She included photos of a featured performer, BeBe Deluxe, and the phone number to the library, which her followers used to send threats. The library staff then felt it might be unsafe to hold the event and cancelled.

Elizabeth Johnson sat back and wallowed in her victory, dined on hate and bigotry, swaddled herself in homophobia and proclaimed herself Queen of Queer Haters until …

The Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church opened their doors to the Prom:
“The LGBTQIA+ youth in our community deserve to have their prom and we wanted to support them. We see our church as a safe place for people who are figuring out who they are. Our Unitarian Universalist values call us to respect the inherent worth and dignity of every person. So, it’s a matter of integrity — to act in alignment with who we say we are.”
The church provided the venue, and some 50 volunteers as well as LGBTQ veterans, private security, and even the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department served to protect attendees from any further blowback from anyone enslaved to Elizabeth Johnson’s Hate Agenda who might have opted to resort to violence to stop the prom.

BeBe Deluxe, the drag queen who was set to perform at the library, moved her schedule to perform at the church:
“The inside was so positive and electric. Everyone was smiling. Lots of moms were crying happy tears. There were kids dancing, laughing and socializing as if nothing had even happened that week. Some of the youth had never met another gay person their age before and this event helped them make friends.”
In her Hate Hotel, Elizabeth Johnson, was alone. She has not updated her post in which she claimed victory against The Gays and is not responding to press inquiries for comment.

Haters Gonna Hide because Love Always Wins.

Friday, August 09, 2019

Flashbacks


I’ve been scanning photos onto a flashdrive for months now and, well, since I’m AWOL for a while I thought I’d share some with you …

That photo was taken at a going away party for me when i moved from California to Florida. Sadly, I forget the name of the guy on the left; he was a co-worker who, when we started working together told me he didn’t know anyone who was gay until he met me, and then he realized we’re all just people who maybe love a little differently. But still, he seems a little unnerved because that’s me next to him, and that’s Danny, an old boyfriend-turned-friend giving me a smooch.

Funny story about Danny: on our first date we went to the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. While I was looking at one painting, he came up behind me, wrapped his arms around my waist and tried to slip a hand into my pants. I said:
“What are you doing?”
“I’m trying to get into your pants.”
“You’d have an easier time trying to get into Harvard.”
And from there on after, I always called him Harvard.


That’s Carissa and Chris. I have often talked on this blog and others about my friend Chris, who is rather effeminate and flamboyant and over-the-top, and everyone thinks he’s gay, but he’s not. He’s as straight as can be and is just Chris.so there!


Lastly, a close group of us who used to regularly do dinners  and such; why the sunglasses I don’t know. It may have something to do with all the drinks. But it’s a good group of good friends …Chad, Kevin, Laura, Marcella, Terrie and me.

I believe I was drinking what I call a Bob-a-Rita, which is Reposado Tequila, Grand Marnier and fresh lime juice, shaken and served straight up and icy cold and delicious!

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Update 8/8/2019

Hey y'all.

Quick update ... Dad got the cast removed ... no cats this time Deedles ... and it was replaced by a boot so he's walking again, albeit a little slow and tentatively for now. He'll start physical therapy next Tuesday and hopefully in three weeks he'll be cleared to drive, and back up and, well, not running, but walking again!

My brother and sister-in-law arrive Monday and I'll be home by Wednesday. Carlos and the cats ... yes, it's cats this time Deedles =) ... are waiting.

Woo-followedquicklyby-Hoo!

xoxo
Bob

PS Play nice!

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Architecture Wednesday: Northwoods Shingle Style

A couple of weeks of small, and I’m jonesing for some ostentatious; something large; something new, but old, too. Something like a new shingle style building on the shores of a Minnesota Lake, that gives you all of the modern amenities and style, with hints of yesteryear.

It’s big; it’s grand’ it’s a freaking mansion. But it’s giving me some old Maine Coast shingle-style realness; and with views and a gorgeous kitchen and what they’re calling a ‘mixologist room,’ that I, in my Smalltown way, would say was a bar.

I need a mixologist room, and some shingles and a lake view. And fireplaces and grans staircases and a great kitchen. The only thing I’m leery about is that kid’s room; what would I do with that?

Max, Tuxedo, Consuelo and Ozzo could have their own room and beds!

I’m all in now.


Monday, August 05, 2019

Straight Couple Accidentally Booked On Pride Flight

Kerry and Sean Powell booked a Virgin Atlantic flight from London to New York in September 2018. They were hoping for just a routine flight, but then the airline called to inform them that it had been changed into a Pride flight and would feature drag queens and other entertainers performing for passengers; in fact, the flight was renamed VS69, in commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising.

The airline asked Kerry if she and her family—the couple was traveling with their two young sons Calum and Cody—if they wanted to change their flight, but it meant traveling on a different day, so the Powell’s kept their plans intact.

And are so happy they did because they all ended up having a fabulous time.

Among the entertainers were Ru Paul Drag Race alumn Courtney Act, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Titus Burgess, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here winner Scarlett Moffatt and Strictly Come Dancing’s AJ Prichard; DJ Jodie Harsh spun some tunes while passengers danced, painted their faces with rainbows and ate Pride eclairs. An 80-year-old Stonewall veteran named Tree Sequoia was also onboard.

And the Powell family, especially their children, had a ball, with four-year-old Calum and one-year-old Cody busting a move Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” played on the overhead speakers.

Kerry called it an amazing flight that her kids loved, and even better, the eight-hour plane ride just, um, flew by.

Makes me wish that all flights could be Drag Queen flights.