I’ve been lucky enough to have seen the northern lights 3 times in my life. The first time, I was in Prince Rupert, in northern British Columbia, the second time was just outside of Stockholm Sweden and the last time I was in Hazelton in northern British Columbia again . All three sightings were so amazing ! It’s such a beautiful sight. But I had no idea what I was seeing, REALLY.
As a young teen in 1980, I always had my nose buried in either a book or a magazine. I loved to read, but something I loved more was looking at pictures of beautiful models who graced the pages of mags like Harper’s bazaar, Elle,W,and even the canadian Chatelaine magazine were where I dreamed of being a cover model . There was one fashion magazine that I actually subscribed to, meaning it came to my house every month for a total of 4 years and that magazine was the big one, the Bible for fashionistas,of course I’m talking about Vogue. I used to quote it chapter and verse. I knew all the models by name and the designers, and the photographers. I wanted to be a model so badly that I convinced my parents to send me to a modeling school in Vancouver on weekends for several months and we lived an hours drive and a ferry then another 45 minutes by car away. Even though I never became a model, I did get a two pictures in a fashion magazine and walked a few runways, I still know all the models names and enjoy watching runway shows on YouTube. What does any of this have to do with Naomi Smalls?
Naomi and her ridiculously long legs first strutted onto RuPaul’s Drag Race in season 8 and she’s just a supermodel when she walks, the strut,the confidence and the sex appeal,it’s all there. She even bares a resemblance to a more recent top model, Joan Smalls .
And she’s been in the pages of my Bible, Vogue!
I feel a kinship with Naomi and that’s why I went to see her wearing head to toe Micheal Kors as a show of respect from one model to another. Even the placement of my wheelchair in my photo from the show is on purpose so I didn’t block her and her gorgeous dress!
So to answer the title question… because I understand her and her fantasy and they’re both beautiful.
So I’ve been following this guy’s YouTube channel for a few weeks now and I have to recommend it highly, especially if you’re into learning about Canada 🇨🇦. Over the past few weeks this self professed average American has been reacting to videos on YouTube about various aspects of Canada as a country and I, as a Canadian fully approve.
However I do have a bit of advice for this fellow. Please stop introducing yourself as a typical American because it isn’t true. The average American doesn’t generally want to learn about other countries and certainly has little to no interest in Canada until they meet someone who is Canadian and show them just how little they know or care about their northern neighbor. Which I know personally as I, a Canadian woman, lived in the USA for just under 20 years.
I realize that the subject of Canada is boring to most Americans and the reason for this is that Canada isn’t as skilled as the USA is when it comes to creating hype. I’ve long said that hype is the only thing America still successfully creates. In Canada, on the other hand the only real hype that we’ve created is around the sport of hockey. So much so that regardless of the outcome of a hockey game half the audience will riot over it.
Thankfully our politics are pretty boring, because we have more than two political parties involved we don’t have the same political division. Don’t get me wrong there is some division, but it’s not like we’re heading towards a civil war or anything like that. As a matter of fact, we have 5 political parties in Canada and two official languages in which to agree or disagree . Et c’est vres!
Another reason Canada is so boring is that we have quite a bit of elbow room. With just one tenth of the population of the USA, and much more land, we are free to enjoy our personal space far more than countries with denser populations, and can stay out of each other’s way. Of course there is still violence that exists here,but after our last massacre we took a much harder stance on guns, which has saved us from having daily mass shootings like they have south of the border.
Kudos to this young man for his curiosity about his northern neighbor, his eagerness to learn and his honesty when he doesn’t know something because it’s just very refreshing to see from way up here.
A couple of posts ago, I announced that I would be attendingthe Werq the world tour of RuPaul’s Drag Race and in this post there’s proof that I went AND had a terrific time. First up was the meet and greet, which was a little disappointing as it started 30 minutes late, which meant that we were able to get one group photo and that was all.
The queens were nice enough and all very beautifully made up. However the cast was different from the announced cast online, which meant the queens I was looking most forward to weren’t there, but I was thrilled when immediately after the photo was taken, I heard a very deep, almost Barry White deep voice say enjoy the show and when I turned my chair to see who it came from, it was the stunning Naomi Smalls who I LOVE ❤️ 😍 💖 and I told her so! I only hope Lady Camden wasn’t too disappointed because I said I love while I was facing her and then pointing at Naomi said, YOU!
And then it was time for the show! There were 2 queens that were not in the meet and greet photo, but were in the show… Kim Chi and Rose`
From left to right, Naomi Smalls, Jorgeous, and Miss Vangie
We had such a great time at the show and picked up some very cool swag. I got a beautiful fan with images of all of our cast on it and a stunning hard cover coffee table book with amazing photographs of all of the queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race that have done the werq the world tour. I bought Rebecca the t-shirt of her choosing,as this was her birthday present and she chose a Kim Chi shirt. I’m very proud to report that I hold the title of best birthday present giver ever which was totally my goal!
Oh,boy! The corpse of his beloved mommy isn’t even cold yet and he has called himself the King of Canada . Dude, read the room.
If you’ve been with me for a while, you know my opinion of the Tampon King and his wife whose new title (though I will always remember her as chlamydia duchess of corn hole) aptly refers to her one strength, her ability to consort. That this couple is fit to rule is laughable at best. We need to have a conversation, Canada. I wasn’t going to post this for a week or so to give a respectful amount of time to anyone who needs it, but those folks don’t read this little blog anyway.
We need to talk about the commonwealth ,which is a trade agreement for English speaking countries, save the USA,with a long tradition. I ,for one don’t like the idea of having to look at Upchuck’s face on my money, or having to spend that money on his and his family’s travel expenses, security etc. I put in enough time and this is the right,perhaps, the only time to change. Before he puts his gob on our money, stamps etc.
Australia is already having the conversation and why not? It can be just a trade agreement and nothing more. We can sustain ourselves and we should. England is a wealthy country and I say it’s beyond time that we let them pay their own way.
The Queen is dead long live our freedom!