Thursday, March 22, 2018


Well, the bedroom has been painted and we have moved back to the king-sized bed, with two grown queens and three cats. Of course, now we need new lamps, drapes shapes, a ceiling fan and more, so there’s that.

But, while we were in the midst of painting and sleeping in the guest room, I had gone to bed early one night. Dozing a while, I heard Carlos go into our bedroom to use the bathroom, and then he came to bed. After dozing some more, I woke to hear a cat clawing the carpet; Consuelo has a nasty habit of that, but if you startle her with a loud noise, she stops.

I clapped my hands; she didn’t stop. I tried again; it didn’t work. I got out of the bed and went into the hallway where I heard a feeble little mew coming from the other side of the door into the master bedroom; clearly, she’d followed Carlos inside and found herself trapped.

The next morning, I told Carlos about it and he said:
“It’s her own fault, she should learn how to get out.”
Yes, he thinks a cat should learn how to open a bedroom door.
Joseph Segal, a London-based musician and performer, applied to a talent agency to represented him, but he was refused because …
“‘We already have a gay actor on our books and also an actor/musician of the same age. So we feel there would be a clash … I’m unable to consider you at the moment.”
Segal posted a screenshot of the email on his Twitter account, slamming the homophobic talent agency:
“I am hurt and frustrated. Are all gay actors the same? Do we not get cast? Are there not enough roles for us?”
Suddenly, Segal began receiving support from other working actors, like Sherlock actor Mark Gattis—"‘Christ. This is scary. Reprehensible”—and Game of Thrones actor Tom Hopper—“Joseph, it is a disgrace that this agent has brought your sexuality in to the equation as a reason not to take you on. I’ve worked with many gay actors and they very often are playing a straight character and vice versa. So your sexuality is irrelevant to your casting eligibility”—and Matthew Lewis, Neville in Harry Potter—“This is mental. Do you wear a sign? Who gives a shit! How many straight actors they got? Any clashes? I heard Schwarzenegger wasn’t actually a cyborg from the future but they gave him the part anyway. Christ, [acting is literally pretending to be somebody you’re not. Sorry pal.”

Just as suddenly the agency apologized:
“We offer our sincerest of apologies to you and anyone else who may have taken offense. We feel ashamed about it, so ashamed we feel unable to defend it. ‘When choosing clients we look at all aspects the artist brings to the table and at no point should we have commented on your sexuality.”
Even more suddenly, the talent agency closed:
“The agency will close after a number of its clients leaving. This was an inexperienced agency, who I now know, was not a member of the necessary associations.”
Seriously; in this day and age.
Now, I am not exactly happy about this news, but it appears that Husband-In-My-Head, Anderson Cooper, has broken up with his longtime boyfriend, Benjamin Maisani:
“Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago. We are still family to each other, and love each other very much, we remain the best of friends, and will continue to share much of our lives together.”
Um, Andy? If you need a shoulder to cry on …or, you know, whatever, I’m here for you …

Just sayin’.
Speaking of gay men, this week Vice President Mike Pence ... see what I did there ...  had breakfast with the new Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar—an openly gay man—and the meeting was closed to all media at the request of the vice president.

Huh. Mike Pence dines with a gay man behind locked doors?

Come out, come out, wherever you are, Mike.
Oh, I love Karma … for the first time in nearly twenty years, the American people turned against the National Rifle Association, with some 40% of those polled in an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll having a negative view of the NRA, while 37% had a positive view.

Doesn’t sound like much, but it’s a significant drop from April 2017, when the same poll found a 45% positive to 33% negative divide.

Looks like the NRA will have to shell out more coins to buy their favorite politicians.

And they’ll still lose.
Just sayin’, but … there are some folks on the interwebz who think this dog looks like Ivanka _____.

In case you weren’t sure, Ivanka’s photo is on the bottom.
Last year, I posted about Racist Coworker and was pleased as punch when she left our employ to move back to whatever redneck, cousin’ fucking, toothless, corn cob pipe smoking hamlet she was from.

Sadly, she has returned to Smallville and to the same job.

Her first day back, I told myself, “Be nice. Be professional. Keep it professional.”

So, as she asked me a procedural question, I politely explained the answer to her, at which point she gave me that Pennywise Clown smile and asked how I was doing and how Carlos was—

I put up my hand and said, “No. We’re not doing this. If you have a work question or issue, I’m here to help. Anything outside the scope of that I don’t want to hear from you, m’kay?”

I thought I handled it well, because I really wanted to take my hands and smash her racist head in.
So, How to Get away with Murder ended without a murder mystery for the first time ever. 

Sure, someone died, but we found out right away who the murderer was, but … in a surprising twist, it appears that the baby Annalise Keating thought had died during childbirth, actually lived and now he’s arrived at college … looking hot.

Rome Flynn plays the far too young for me because I have shoes older than him hottie.


the dogs' mother said...

Abby is thankful cats can't open doors. We have a neighborhood cat who loves to tease the dogs thru a side window by our front door. Fun for all!

Deedles said...

I love when you open with a Carlos adventure. It makes me smile.

That dog does look a lot like Ivanka, only prettier. I thought it was Sarah Jessica Parker at first.

Smarmy, racist coworkers are the worst/worse/ wurst!

It took me a minute to realize that cat wasn't an odd doorknocker.

Linda deV said...

Very well handled....You are a better person than I am.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Anderson Cooper would move in with you and Carlos if he knew what was good for him.

mistress maddie said...

Comparing Ivanka to that dog is a complete insult to the dog species.

AND no way in h ell are we claiming Pence as a gay. Let his straight conservatives keep him.

Andy is due to the casa tonight.

Mitchell is Moving said...

You know, some cats have figured out how to work door handles. Knobs may be a bit more challenging (although I've never found knobs to be so).

anne marie in philly said...

the dog looks better. love that carlos! miss ignorant bitch can go fuck herself; I think you handled her quite well. and that poem is spot-on!

Jennifer said...

Did you see what John Oliver did about Mike Pence's bunny? I love him! (Oliver, not Pence, obviously! )

Isobel Tolley said...

That poor dog.

Ps who would have imagined an out gay prime minister of Ireland at one time?

Anonymous said...

Carlos and I are one.

Dave R said...

Good for you with your racist co-worker.

Helen Lashbrook said...

Did Mrs Pence attend the lunch to make sure the Irish Taoiseach did not come onto her hubby?