Palm Beach Club, 1990

At the time I didn’t know if it was the flashing disco lights, the almost deafening level of the bass beat or the fact I had never seen a girl dancing atop such a massive speaker before but one thing was for sure, I was totally smitten. There was a problem though, I couldn’t show it.

This was who I was back then; a tough, dominant dyke. I wasn’t about to let some little 22 year old girl know that at that very moment I couldn’t string two sentences together to save my life, that watching her hair flying, her body moving, keeping perfect rhythm with not only the DJ but my quickly pacing heart was doing me in, unraveling me. Oddly, I could somehow hear her laughter even as I was being deafened to everything else and it was a sound, one I wanted to explore further.

See, I had just met this crowd online at one of those Bulletin Boards Systems. I’d chatted with them and I knew that they expected ACE the Master Dyke and her stoic cool self and here I was there now at this party watching a girl I had never laid my eyes on before other than to see her type in a chat room and being totally dismantled by ever shake of her ass and show of her thighs. Watching her my head was reeling or should I say swooning? No! I didn’t swoon, not me! I’d been around, I’d seen my share of strippers, exotic dancers, hell I grew up in Montrose (77006) which back in the 1980s was the gay/leather/hustler/drag Mecca of Texas. But this girl was different. She was sensual yet bubbly, hyper yet totally self aware (was she aware of the state she had me in I wondered?). She was so extroverted and every where she landed, once she came down from atop her throne of speakers, people watched her, gravitated to her.

I must have watched her for hours. One thing for sure, I was pretty convinced I had to meet her. I had to meet this “Firefly”..

Happy Birthday, CJ! ūüėČ

Daily Prompt: Mix-Tape 12-11-12

Put together a a musical playlist of songs that describe your life, including what you hope your future entails. 

Odd that the day I came back online having decided my new post would be about the songs I feel

deepest in my soul that the daily mixtape2prompt would be as such.   GMTA? Perhaps..

So what I will do is combine the two ideas and put all the songs that at some point really
touched me and you can be sure if it’s on the playlist, I’ve¬†felt it, (some songs deeper than
was comfortable)   So without further adieu:
**actually there was much further adieu since this is now 2 days late due to connectivity issues.
So NOW…

You tell’em Morgan Freeman!

Dawn of a New Day for Marriage Equality Extended Version – YouTube.

Daily Prompt: IMHO —- Pay to Go!

Is it just me or does the number of states petitioning to secede from the U.S. grown since it hit the press that the state of Louisiana were petitioning to secede?

I was over at We The People website¬†and I know I counted over 15 states requesting to “Peaceably secede from the union”. I’m not going to go into how many¬†signatures these petitions have because you can go there and see for yourself. I had already been thinking about writing something about this flood of exodus¬†requests then I found this one petition which pretty much could have been written by myself so let me share it with you.

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

Force all states to pay their portion of the national debt before they can secede from the union

Residents of all states who wish to secede from the union should be required to take their own advice about ‘personal responsibility’, and pay their share of the national debt before being released to fend for themselves.

This debt must be paid in full, or they cannot leave.

This means no federal assistance, period.

Abridged list includes no more upkeep for highways, nor for interstates or bridges, no federally funded law enforcement or fire department, no public libraries, no phone lines, no cable television, no cell phone towers, no power grids, no water lines, no mail services, no paramedics, no hospitals which accept Medicare/Medicaid funding, no ATF, FBI, DOJ, SWAT, or Department of Homeland Security, no Border Guard, National Guard, Coast Guard, Corps of Engineers, or WITSEC.

Created: Nov 13, 2012

SIGNATURES NEEDED BY DECEMBER 13, 2012 TO REACH GOAL OF 25,000 = 19,266

TOTAL SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION = 5,734

You can sign this petition here as I did.  Conditions of Seceding from the Union .

I really couldn’t have put it better than the author of this petition did.

The states of Louisiana, Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, New York, Colorado, Oregon, New Jersey, North Dakota, Montana, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama and Texas are unhappy that the US is in such serious debt, that our President is black, that democrats are empower rather than republicans so they want to pick up all their toys and leave. Problem with that especially in my home state of Texas is that since 1870 they have been fine with sharing in the perks of being a US Citizen. Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security, Grants, Scholarships, Armed Forces Protection, etc. But now they are wanting out and I think it’s a good idea to force these states (all) to pay a percentage of the¬†deficit¬†to leave. I’m not just picking on Texas, (believe me as a Texan I’ve done the research and they do have a “purty dang” logical sounding case for secession, only problem is that ¬†in the 1869 case of Texas v. White, US Supreme Court it was ruled that the secession of Texas from the United States was illegal. The court wrote, “The Constitution, in all its provisions, looks to an Indestructible Union, composed of indestructible states.

Now I know that those wanting to¬†secede¬†also have been quoting the¬†Declaration of Independence in which it says: ‚Äú‚ÄėGovernments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government.‚Äô‚ÄĚ

If you buy a house, sign a legal document you must pay for what you have used, you can’t just suddenly be tired of paying and keep the house or car. That’s a lousy example I know but that is because a house loan is two-sided, you pay for the ability to own the house, or car,¬†etc..¬† If you fail to pay they take them away. So why wouldn’t the U.S. government expect states who petition (and have the numbers behind them) to leave the union be required to pay back into the National Debt that they helped create? Sounds perfectly rational to me that states should be held to a fiscal¬†responsibility¬†before jumping the ship.

So as a born and raised TEXAN who has been living in Louisiana the past 10 years, I think TEXAS ¬†doesn’t have the numbers (resident population wise) to secede and even if so what is this teaching our children about responsibility and duty to their country of origin? I grew up an American and I feel that what ever country a person is born to, is where they are (for lack of a better word and a strong number of late night¬†brain cells)¬†STUCK! Believe me I grew up wishing I could be British – I relate better to their humour and have always felt like a lost child of the U.K ¬†but, no, BUT ¬†I was born an American and I own that, I¬†inherited¬†that from those Irish folk that came here on the ship and docked in Missouri and started having little American babies.

There are many things about our country I would change if I ran it, DOMA would be a goner for one, and treatment of Seniors (over 65) would be MUCH improved. But I will not just pick up my toys and leave the US even if California becomes The Country of Gaylifornia and all the pretty girls move there! *smiles*

Oh boy, I’m going tangentially badly now… This has been my opinion. Your mileage¬†may vary, so to speak.

EOT.

WHEW!

That was close!

Looks like I can avoid the Gay Concentration Camps for another 4 years!!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouettes

Dedicated to LGBTQ youth everywhere. You’re not alone.

It gets better

Walk Away b’cuz the Boy is Gay

Gotta love Hollyoaks! Seriously. Where else can a person be rushed to hospital after 2 drinks and be declared suffering from ACUTE ALCOHOL INTOXICATION! Queue the melodramatic music: “DA DA DA!”

Poor Phoebe…¬†He’s gay get¬†over it, right!

EOT

Great Idea for Gay H8ters!!

Speaking of Jim Henson…..

I really love Evan Rachel Wood! I love her voice when she speaks as much as when she sings and boyo can she sing!! As with her ability to be an excellent character actor she’s not locked into a certain singing style/genre either. I heard her sing as a child so soft and sweet, and in recent years belt out a Janis Joplin tune to almost rival The Great Pearl herself. It’s kind of silly but I have a whole playlist in my head that Evan would sound awesome singing. My special favorite one on that playlist is the song called “I’ve been loving you too long” by Otis Redding¬† Yeah, I think that’s definitely an item for the old ‘bucket list’ for me to hear her sing that song!

Now, if you’ve never heard Evan sing, take a moment and listen to this – it’s my favourite song I’ve heard her do thus far. You will be glad you did!

 

See there! I knew you would like it! If it wasn’t painfully obvious before, I must admit that I have an odd crush on Ms Wood, and no, not like sexual, it’s just that, well, she makes me proud and very hopeful that more of our future youth will be as open-minded, outspoken and honest about their views, who they are and where their place is in this world we live in, as she is. Oh and did I mention she can act like awesome x infinity?! It’s all there you can see the 100% she gives in all she does right there on her face, the expressions, so honest, real – like she’s not acting at all..

So what does ANY of this have to do with Jim Henson, you ask?? Well, Evan loves the late great Mr Henson (especially Labyrinth) and since this just seems to be the week for LGBTQ supporters to appreciate the legacy of Jim Henson and his wonderful company why not combine two very awesome and LGBTQ supporters in one blog entry.

Once Upon A Time a brave man lead a pilgrimage to a new land, so why not do it again, it only takes a dash of love and a pinch of courage. EOT.

Liar, Liar……?

For those of you not wearing your glasses, it says:

“We apologize for any inconvenience but as of 7/19/2012 Chick-fil-a has voluntarily recalled all of the Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Puppet Kids Meal toys due to a possible safety issue. Please be advised that there have not been any cases in which a child has actually been injured, however there have been some reports of children getting their fingers stuck in the holes of the puppets. We are offering a substitution of a complimentary kids Icedream cone in its place until a replacement toy is available. Thank you.”

EOT

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