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!
As most of you know, if you’ve read my confession posts, I like men in drag. So obviously I’ve seen every episode of all 14 seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race and all 7 seasons of drag race All stars. Now the love is about to get real!
I’M GOING TO BE IN THE AUDIENCE! And not just in, but sitting in row 5! And not just great seats, but I’m going to the meet and greet where I can meet all of the stars of the show. Can I just say how much of a thrill this is going to be for me. Which queens am I looking forward to meeting most? Yvie Oddly, Willow Pill and Bosco in that order.
And because I was raised right, I’m bringing quite a few Mac lipsticks to give to the queens. Can’t arrive empty handed 😊
Last night, Bill Maher used a portion of his hour long platform to talk about his problem with the Me Too movement. It seems that many liberal, feminist leaning men have the same issue with the movement. They all applaud loudly for women sticking up for ourselves, but the first question they need answered is, BUT HOW DO I GET WOMEN TO HAVE SEX WITH ME?
They complain that, if everything is illegal, what CAN they do?
My answer is surprisingly simple. Cut the crap and the games, try not looking at us like prey and stop seeing sex as the prize. Forget the pick up lines that rarely work. Women are over it. Instead try getting to know us and letting us get to know you. Most women need to feel like you care an iota about us before jumping into the sack. If you can’t fake that, perhaps, Mr Maher try something you’re good at like opening with a joke. Once we’re laughing we tend to be more open minded also if your sense of humor is funny to us, we feel like we want to be on your side. But most importantly, BE HONEST. Try the fucking truth for once. For example, you see an attractive woman, you walk up to her and say something like, Hi I’m Bill Maher I think your beautiful, how can I get to know you better? Or may I give you my number? If your interested in sex only, may I suggest a prostitute? I’m pretty sure that you know that that’s what they’re there for. Or perhaps a groupie, since you’re lucky enough to actually have some. Or maybe you’ll get lucky and a woman might come up to you and give you her card and say, Please call me if you’re interested in getting to know me, like I did with my husband.
I’m also calling stupidity on the women of the movement. You can’t change the rules of the game without telling men what the new rules are. If you’re a true feminist, you need to take the reigns more often and face the possibility of rejection like men have had to do for eons. After all if we really want equality, we need to start acting like it. I’m willing to bet that most liberal and feminist leaning men would be pretty flattered if those feminists started hitting on them for a change.
As for the successful men, like Trump and Cosby and Weinstein and Ailes and O’Reilly and Franken and Ansari and Mr CK, their behavior won’t change unless they’re held accountable and that’s why the movement exists in the first place. And yes I am aware that these men should not be on the same list as far as degree of crime, the thought is the same, that sex is the prize and they need to either trick a woman into giving it to them, or in the case of the first 3 men on the list, take it.
WOMEN DON’T WANT TO BE ON YOUR TROPHY WALL!
I’m starting to think I need to write a book for women called the do it yourself guide to romance. Yes, it takes guts, but it’s so worth it. I’ve found men appreciate honesty as much, if not more than we do.
I think many men would be surprised by the amount of women that are interested in them.
Thanks to Bill Maher for giving me the angle I needed to write my feelings about this tipping point moment in history, herstory? I’m coining a new word … HUSTORY. human story get it? Maybe if we stopped compartmentalizing by sex it would be easier. But we would have to let go of the word feminist, which I’m betting will be hard fought. But true equality won’t happen until we all make the shift, ladies. All keeping it does is deepen the divide by mere exclusion.
Seems like this blog is becoming eulogy – centric of late. 2016 is say goodbye to a legend year. The latest is a true legend both as a boxer and a human being. Mohammed Ali the boxer, while the record should speak for itself, if that’s what you know of him,you don’t know Ali. It was his offstage persona that made him much more fun to watch. Ali knew how to entertain better than some actors and musicians. In his personal life he fought for the right not to fight for his country and was sentenced to 5 years in prison, stripped of his title and made to stay out of the ring for 3 years. Thankfully, he did no jail time, as the US supreme Court overturned the decision 4 years later.
As much of a boxing fan that I am, there are many images I could post, but I believe this image captures the man.
After 6 plus months of hospitalization, I have an education in pain killers, I never thought I’d have. I understand debilitating pain after my stroke severely intensified a rotator cuff tendinitis that was pre-existing. Unfortunately Tylenol affects me negatively, and doctors don’t want to give ibuprofen, so I allowed myself to be talked into trying morphine … a horrid, out of control feeling, and finally dilaudid. Dilaudid is a powerful opiate, so you don’t need much. I was taking no more than 2 milligrams at one time, 2 to 3 times per day. Almost impossible to get addicted at that level. The weening off was easy. But that’s me,a control freak with trust issues regarding prescription drugs.
In my 3rd month at hospital, I was in a ward with 3 other women, one of whom was a nurse with a heavy addiction to more than 6 separate pain killers including methadone ,that she was now getting free whenever she wanted. Not to mention the 3 types of opiates she brought from home that they trusted her to mention when she took one (misplaced trust ). I counted her pain pill intake one day as 63. This is the kind of dangerous situation that is ripe for legal minds.
Since coming home, I have found the best pain killer for me is half of one gummy bear made with medical Marijuana. Takes away the pain completely and I still function well.
Message here ask what they want to give you for pain or sleep, research the potential dangers and decide for yourself if it’s worth the risk. Though
I’m still greatly saddened by the sudden loss of such a musical genius , his beautiful music lives on.