Thursday, December 27, 2007

IN MEMORIAM

we mourn the loss of a georgetown sister, Benazir Bhutto, and celebrate her courage and spirit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgshWUHUKcI

Thursday, December 20, 2007

HOLIDAY ENDORSEMENT

boston globe endorses obama. i'm not kidding. nothing like mixing politics and the holidays...

Monday, December 03, 2007

ALBANY ACADEMY

at 6'9" and still growing, we're so proud of him, my nephew is on the varsity baskeball team. he is a Jr. and has recruitment letters so far from Fordham, Rutgers, Yale, Siena, West Point, Eastern KY and Georgetown.
all offering a fully funded education.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

DIANA ROSS IS BACK

when daughter did residency at georgetown hospital she lived in the apartment over the shop. so it was no surprise to see her mother every once in awhile and they'd both stop in and say hello.

well low and behold the black town car pulls up and who should enter the shop this afternoon but DIANA ROSS just to say hello. actually they were on their way to the embassy of france for tea. their visit created quite the buzz around 35th and O. later i found out she's being honored at the kennedy center tonight. mrs breyer stopped in later on and a bunch of others who shall remain nameless. :-) for now.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7xY8zT9RtY

Sunday, November 25, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANCESCA, TRY SOME PRUNE JUICE OK?


HAVE A CHEERY ONE HONEY! SPLASH SOME VODDY IN TOO.

NOW I'M SWEDISH TOO


YAY :-)
news from genealogy archivist brother that on the Worthington lines seven times back one of our grandfathers was Swedish.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

ON THE RECORD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkX3CbYchSw

no he's not 23 nor an Alex

THANKSGIVING

continuing our survey of popular music on the theme of victimization is this classic
and there's a hyperlink to a full set of lyrics in the box to your right. enjoy! :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDm-5asYy4M

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

OBAMA IS AHEAD

what would the media do without the obama story? so many talking heads and pundits would be pounding the pavement. of course he isnt ahead. the media had better create a lasting story or else how they gonna make it until mrs clinton is elected president?

GOOD SOUND QUALITY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wby9ntdYpEk&feature=related

i will not be writing about jayson's premier radio show debut last night. the way it rolled out we could tell it wasnt tightly scripted and that's what made it beautifully funny and refreshing. the guy yelling "wassup nicca" and they tele-type relay handicapped operator proved you didn't know what the hell was going on. MAZEL TOV

Saturday, November 17, 2007

NEW GREAT GRANDFATHER DISCOVERED!

FOR THE RECORD:

on the worthington line

RICHARD AREY (RICHARD2, THOMAS1) was born 1640 in Edgartown(5,6), and died February 14, 1688/89 in Edgartown(7). He married SARAH MARCHANT Abt. 1677 in Edgartown(8,9), daughter of JOHN MARCHANT* and SARAH _____. She was born 1661 in Yarmouth, Mass.(10), and died January 1728/29 in Edgartown. School was held in the Arey household in 1687. This according to the Martha's Vineyard Historian and C. E. Banks: The History of Martha's Vineyard. Constable: 1678, Constable11; Juror: 1677, Edgartown11; Juror 2: 1679, Edgartown11; Proprietor and Town Agent: Bet. 1687 - 1689, Edgartown11; Townsman: Bet. 1679 - 1680, Edgartown11. To ensure Sarah Marchant, is given proper credit, it should be noted that she was the mother of two prominent, early, Martha's Vineyard families. First the, "Arey" family which has survived throughout the generations to current times and second the, "Harlock" family which died out in it's fifth generation, due to the fact that Thomas Harlock 111, had four daughters and no male heirs.

PJM-MChildren of RICHARD AREY and SARAH MARCHANT are:3. JOHN AREY, b. October 03, 1677, Edgartown; d. Bef. 1724, Edgartown.4. JEAN OR JOAN AREY, b. 1679, Edgartown; d. 1726, Edgartown.5. RICHARD AREY, b. July 03, 1682, Edgartown; d. March 02, 1736/37, Truro, Mass..6. SARAH AREY, b. 1684, Edgartown; d. March 17, 1733/34.7. SAMUEL AREY, b. Abt. 1686, Edgartown; d. Aft. 1742, Eastham, Mass.6. SARAH AREY (RICHARD3, RICHARD2, THOMAS1) was born 1684 in Edgartown39, and died March 17, 1733/34. She married NATHAN LEWES / LEWIS August 24, 1705 in Edgartown39, son of THOMAS LEWES/LEWIS and MARY DAVIS. He was born July 26, 1678 in Mass. Note: Nathan and Sarah were married by, Mr. Russell.Children of SARAH AREY and NATHAN LEWIS are:i. HANNAH LEWIS, b. February 13, 1705/06, Mass..ii. DANIEL LEWIS, b. June 24, 1708, Mass..iii. MARY LEWIS, b. September 11, 1710, Mass..iv. SARAH LEWIS, b. June 24, 1713, Mass..v. NATHAN LEWIS, b. October 29, 1715, Mass..vi. GEORGE LEWIS, b. March 18, 1718/19, Mass..

Friday, November 16, 2007

DEAD HEAT IN IOWA

and if you believe that i have some ocean front property in Nevada i'd like to sell you. i'm not paying attention to the presidential campaign until january. paris hilton, lindsey lohane, nicole richey they're all behaving. until the OJ trial begins we have to put up with hillary, barak and john.

LAHORE

no francesca, they didn't name a city in pakistan after me. ha!

but here's a short poem set to video and music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n3n2Ox4Yfk

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

DREW PETERSON

what's with these sociopaths? and those are all the ones i'm naming, ok? :-)

EXPRESSWAY TO CITIZENSHIP DITCHED

it seems governor spitzer woke-up, smelled the coffee and ditched the elite concept of allowing illegals to have drivers licenses. that idea was just insanity and quite frankly insulting to the American people. he's turned into a real party hack.
http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=638872&category=FRONTPG&BCCode=HOME&newsdate=11/14/2007

Sunday, November 11, 2007

11/11 VETERANS DAY- VESTAL GOODMAN SINGS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3zz6tlRM9Q

DUMPING COAL IN THE RIVER

Subject: 630 tons of coal dumped in Anacostia river by CSX

if each railroad car handles 90 tons of coal, then 630 tons is the total amount of coal CSX dumped into the river by 'accident'. when is it going to be cleaned up? we know CSX is going to extract it's cars fast but what about the responsibility for 630 tons of toxic coal and the environmental contamination? how is the 630 tons of coal suddenly dropped into a spot going to effect the the PCB on the river bottom floor? i suppose since it's CSX, they'll attempt to get away with it for as long as they can and stick it to the taxpayer to pay for the clean up.

GOVERNOR SPITZER SEES THE LIGHT?

giving illegal aliens drivers licenses is the stupidest proposal i've heard in a few years. is this the expressway to citizenship? people enter this country legally should be entitled to it all. this idea must have come from an elitist who doesn't know many real people.
http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=638065&category=FRONTPG&BCCode=HOME&newsdate=11/11/2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

FEMALE TROUBLE: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER SCENE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG6wx5JZF9E&NR=1

MAKING MOVIES IN WARD 2 AGAIN AND SOMETIMES WARD 1

http://www.georgetownvoice.com/2007-11-08/feature/spotlight-on-the-district

1-10 SEASON GEORGETOWN FOOTBALL BULLDOGS

title says it all, when a football coach in a late summer conversation about football enthusiasm changed the subject to soccer what does that tell you?

BON VOYAGE ET AU REVOIR 'ENFANT TERRIBLE'

just received word from my older(much) sister Francesca, that our friend and former neighbor Norman Mailer is dead. yes, deader than a doornail. for years a sunburned olive green Citroen sat parked on the street in front of 565 commercial street, a the wood frame waterfront house, like a familiar marker to guide a stumbler home and where i first met beverly bentley and norman. the shack we rented came with deeded provincetown beach rights and had no idea who lived in the house around the corner. there were the wild, loud happy drinking parties which i always managed to leave before the fights broke out. after the divorce, he married norris and purchased the huge brick waterfront property that joe hirschorn had built for lily harmon. big enough for his mother, sons stephen, michael and the new family to be added on to too. we moved from a rental on duncan lane to another on allerton street at about the same time not knowing that we'd continue sharing the same town beach. we happened to be two similar yet different creative, liberal American families. suspended from the ceiling on their small back porch was a standard naugahyde black everlast punching bag which was more of a joke than it was actually spared with. they converted the garage into an income unit and rented it out to roy cohn whom we got to know for a few season until God called his servant to heaven. roy was a real american angel and could get great tickets to the hottest shows in a second. dayum we miss him.


i'll post more comments later but these are 1st recollections.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFRuLFR91e4

Sunday, November 04, 2007

SOME THINGS YOU NEVER GET USE TO

there are so many wonderful victim dependency songs....here's one i haven't heard in ages: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5f59g2UIzc

JOE MY GOD

JMG is some blogger in nyc from near the woods.
here's Vestal Goodman singing a song that i'm dedicating to JMG:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3zz6tlRM9Q
and here's JMG:
http://www.joemygod.blogspot.com/

SUNDAY DANCE PARTY :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnG7WATQQhU

WTF IS GOING ON?

ok, last night we all received an email via blackberry from AC Groomes. she's like we are, relentless. apparently some foreigner went postal inside the strip club in upper georgetown just across the ravine from dick cheney and bill clinton's house. the dude got so crazed he left the club and returned with a can of gasoline and splashed it on an employee, fired a match at the employee and burned him bad. jesus, my friends over there have told be tales of the neighborhood and the mix of strip bars and illegal massage parlors but this is getting out of hand.

and next week georgetown hosts colgate for their final game of the season. this from the internet:

"Georgetown University stands on the precipice of the school's first 10-loss season in 120 years of football on the Hilltop, following a 37-34 triple overtime loss to Marist College."

Saturday, November 03, 2007

GEORGETOWN WEST VILLAGE MACE ATTACK

the division street between east and west village is wisconsin avenue nw. these http://www.nbc4.com/news/14501877/detail.html?rss=dc&psp=news incidences happened just off university property.

EDITH MASSEY

oh this clip MUST be posted on this blog because it's so different, original and most importantly...true. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx3SwJyGWGE

Friday, November 02, 2007

PASS THE POPPERS

that wasn't me, it was my brother. when this song came out...westbeth and au revoir to NYC and bienvenue a provincetown. i still cant believe everybody was still doing the trucks and the piers. they wanted me at uncle charlie's... and not the coke dealers, lowell nesbitt was painting iris' and black tulips. roy cohn could get the best tickets to any show in a moments notice. oh let me stop there because almost everybody from that period of my life is dead. lol. not really but it sounds good. see francesca, i haven't forgotten you! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qib1CKv9tjk

RUN QUEEN RUN

http://www.georgetownvoice.com/2007-11-01/voices/learning-how-to-run-like-a-queen

i'm so proud of georgetown university. they are embracing diversity in every way. it's a religious school without the negative baggage. this is an old story for us but for somebody who's just coming out an event like this is healthy, fun and educational.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz1Ov3wNNyw
here's a 2 minute joyful song.

NOREASTER WATCH

just heard from seal harbor and they're getting ready for the huge winds this weekend. a good weekend to get blown.
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at1+shtml/083526.shtml?3day#contents

Thursday, November 01, 2007

IT IS NOW CHRISTMAS SEASON

forget thanksgiving the stores are setting up for christmas before veterans day today.

JESUS, ANOTHER ZONING MESS

http://www.examiner.com/a-1022138~Neighbors_mad_over_Harris_Teeter_alcohol_sales.html?cid=rss-Washington_DC
heard from activist neighbors up in reed-cooke that a ruling by the former zoning administrator Bill Crews is creating..."oh no you don't" where grocer Harris Teeter wants to tell the neighborhood what the neighborhood should have. they will be granted it of course but it's fun to watch. whatever happened to the former zoning administrator anyway? he's the former mayor of some iowa town who came for a gay pride march and loved the place so much he stayed! lol

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A MYSTICAL RUMMY

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/A7A6A8C1-464A-40E9-911A-7124050983D9.htm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACK

this guy reminds me of you. he's sooooo cute:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYuyvbpWPto

JOHN EDWARDS

won the debate last night, that's all i'm sayin.

I TOLD YOU SO

voters and citizens are getting sick and tired of it and soon the politicians will get the message. illegal aliens should NOT be granted drivers licences, pure and simple. hillary clinton, a smart lady had better change her position or she's handing the republicans a huge election gift. governor spitzer made a booboo last week and she's done it this week. this is a core value with americans who will view this as an effort to fast track citizenship for illegal aliens, this will alienate the reagan democrats who are just about to return home. also it's an insult to american labor. if illegals want to be american then let them go back to where they came from and apply legally.

WAITING FOR AN OIL CHANGE

yesterday while over in midcity, i dropped the bmw off for it's winter oil change and 30 point check...you know the ultimate driving machine and all that. while waiting i strolled on over to whole foods for some items i didn't really need. upon returning i was standing in the waiting room at AYT auto service near the front window at the corner of 14th and R and a woman i recognized walked by with a bunch of yellow pompom's purchased from Flower's on 14th.
it was one of two recently elected city council woman. the odd thing about it is that she had a plain clothed wired MPD officer with her. do all city council member have this? why is this person getting escorted by police? she isnt even barbara or jenna bush.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

FOGGY BOTTOM CHURCH FIRE

Mariam's kitchen located at western Presbyterian at 25th and virginia nw across the street from the watergate complex and saudi arabian embassy was the scene of a suspicious fire. the IMF paid this church 100,000,000 dollars to move so they could demolish and build their beautiful new building. the church bought a small parcel and ruffled a few feathers in the community with the homeless feeding program that they brought with them from the old location.
http://www.nbc4.com/news/14460915/detail.html?rss=dc&psp=news

Monday, October 29, 2007

RAINING RED ROSES AGAIN! :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXKk_BHyL0U

PORTER WAGONER RIP

checkout the fabulous clothes on the dude. great hair color, the guy has it going on!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwoesyxNOew do you think he might have been?

AMAZING 1938 MOVIE CLIP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6-0Cz73wwQ it's timeless in its clarity, simplicity and romanticism and not a word is spoken! enjoy!

ASTROLOGY AND FOR YOU

first, a song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFRcHNecmn0

then a clip from a youtuber saying thank you in english:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mP6qv4HmWU

isn't he a bear ? ha

Sunday, October 28, 2007

DESIGN SHOPPING

here's a fun richly colorful tour of one of my favorite designers, the popular kenneth jay lane:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfmzZyIhUYQ

Saturday, October 27, 2007

LOW FAT VEGAN CHILI IN 30 MINUTES

Serving Size : 4; Preparation Time :0:30
4 cloves garlic
1 large onion
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons chili powder OR paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1-1/2 teaspoons oregano
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
28 ounces canned tomatoes
2 cans pinto beans OR any beans
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 can corn

Heat oil in wide saucepan.Add onion and saute over medium heat, stirring often, 3 minutes.
Add garlic. Saute, stirring often, 3 minutes.
Add chili powder, cumin, oregano, and pepper flakes and stir over low heat for 1/2 minute.
Add tomatoes, stir, and bring to a boil over high heat.
Add beans, corn, and soy sauce, and bring to a simmer.Simmer uncovered over medium heat 5 minutes, then over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until mixture is thick

serve with some good bread, butter, salad and have fun!

Friday, October 26, 2007

LEGALIZE PROSTITUTION IN WASHINGTON DC

i've been seeing all these statistics about violent sexual assault, increases is transferring sexual diseases, collateral crime associated with the status quo like drugs and other petty crimes and it seems to me the socially responsible thing to do is to legalize it and tax it.

this works in europe so why not here in washington, dc?

i think it would be wonderful to have it in ward 3 in the glover park neighborhood along wisconsin avenue nw near the vespa dealer. valet parking is a must particularly in that neighborhood with the high profile clientele that would utilize these services. imagine the stream of thugs in escalades and diplomatic limousines impacting the neighborhood. think of the money generated for DC taxpayers relief. the reduction in crime over all. reduce the spread of diseases and fluff up that area of wisconsin avenue. bill clinton is already living on east whitehaven so he could use the existing indian path that cuts through glover park to west whitehaven.

WHY I LIVE AT THE POST OFFICE

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/audio/2005/08/11/AU2005081100496.html


HEY MR POSTMAN LOOK AND SEE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nuEY6fQgzk

Thursday, October 25, 2007

WHEREVER, WHENEVER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-3brRCRsA8

so glad the weather is with us. crisp chilly air.

GOVERNOR SPITZER IS AN ASS

i can't believe the shit he's pulling with giving illegal aliens drivers licenses. he's a major disappontment, i thought DC government was messed up ...he takes the cake.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY GETS ON BOARD

http://www.thehoya.com/news/102307/news1.cfm

http://www.georgetownvoice.com/2007-10-25/news/degioia-agrees-to-pride-demands

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

RISE STEVENS

have been going to post a clip of her for awhile but never found the right one.
this isn't the one i had in mind but a good second choice. :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0qNkdadlFc
comical, it's just shy of 3 minutes.
one comment says: " she looks like a dehydrated chicken or eve arden on crack."

Monday, October 22, 2007

TO CATCH A PREDATOR

http://www.nbc4.com/news/14395910/detail.html?rss=dc&psp=news
this dude, if everything does right, will be going away for aloooong time. somebody said, why dont you post just happy stuff? answer because there's more to life than a euphoric feel good massages.

GERMANY WINS SOLAR HOME CONTEST

http://www.nbc4.com/news/14381478/detail.html

the form follow function principles applied here beautifully to an award winning design to an important scientific problem. nice materials too. a few windmills would be nice.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

COPS BUSTING UP THE IMF PROTEST CROWDS

back in the day we tossed rocks at the banks and got away with it. oh lord: http://www.wusa9.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=64266

WHOLE FOODS 14TH AND P ROBBED BY GANG

http://www.wusa9.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=64269 cant wait for the details on this food heist lol stay tuned. yes they robbed food.

PHILL PANNELL AND BASEBALL

ward 8 activist phillip pannell is a real rabble rousing activist. he contributed 25 dollars to my 110 dollar campaign for ANC during the last cycle. here he is on another issue: http://washingtonblade.com/thelatest/thelatest.cfm?blog_id=14851

furthermore, marion barry describes mayor fentys people the way he spoke of mayor sharon pratt kellys people...says barry,"they're nice but don't know what they're doing"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/20/AR2007102001075.html

THE IKETTES

sweet inspiration
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzLnVuXx3oc&NR=1

GEORGETOWN COBBLESTONE STREETS AND TROLLY TRACKS

in the west village of georgetown the 3200, 3300 and 3400 blocks of O and P Streets NW are paved cobblestone with steel trolley tracks. last we heard P St would be paved in asphalt after the stones and steel removed and O St would remain as is. as i understand it, the folks on O St dont want it to become another zoom street to wisconsin avenue and the current materials have a calming effect without having speed humps. the debate continues.
http://www.thehoya.com/guide/100104/guide1.cfm
update* john and elizabeth edwards sold their home on the 3300 block of P St.

LOGAN HARDWARE

this store is really excellent. the inventory is great, the service is top notch and the location is mid town between georgetown and bloomingdale.
http://www.loganhardware.com/

SHAW INTERIM LIBRARY

two months ago mr archie williams stated at a public meeting in chinatown there was an electrical problem at the new modular interim library. we found out that the electric bill wasn't paid which complicated the hook up completion. next week it will have been 60 days since that latest excuse was given at the chinatown meeting.

please write mr williams today and ask him when the library will be in operation.
archie.williams@dc.gov
*update just received email from mr williams stating the library opened yesterday. 10/20/07

Saturday, October 20, 2007

WILL YOU MAKE IT TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET ALIVE?

we need to force every city council member to get out of their cars and start crossing the streets like regular people do and deal with all these speeders talking on hand held phones and driving too fast then maybe they'd up the budget for MPD to have the officers to pull these drivers over.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071020/METRO/110200069/1004

DC SEX EDUCATION

good news if true, respect has to start somewhere right? http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071020/METRO/110200031

FOGGY BOTTOM AND GOING DEEPER

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/18/AR2007101802298.html

this is about the underground exhibit center in front of the Lincoln memorial to the right where all those buses sit idle and emit those diesel fumes into the atmosphere. something needs to be done soon.

RUNNING OUT OF ROOM

georgetown university planners are finally speaking openly about what can be built out better to meet the demands of cultivating a growing predatory expansion program. no way in hell are the neighborhood activists going to allow a stadium off site. The law center has been in the east end of town for over a century, perhaps they need to look into buying a few more blocks over this way before they're priced out. the school of foreign service for example, could be over top of 395.http://www.thehoya.com/news/101907/news1.cfm

by the way, the average score for georgetown football this season is 14 and the opponents 40

HYDE SCREEN ON THE SCHOOLYARD

chris cline just said last nights Halloween movie was postponed due to bad weather and will be held next friday night. oct 26 which might be more fun actually. Hyde elementary public school is located on O in the west village of georgetown just off wisconsin. http://www.hydeelementary.org/index.htm

BAD CONDOMS?

ah the secrets of government:
http://www.examiner.com/a-1000042~Fenty_fires_head_of_health_department.html?cid=rss-Washington_DC

we report you decide but i never heard anything about it. oh well, we're always the last to know.
at least we have that Youtube lady to provide often time blunt sex education:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssOiYx0_e7c

FOGGY BOTTOM TRAFFIC JAM NEXT WEEK

around the triangle park in front of the the headquarters for the dept of interior will the the location shoot for a motion picture titled "Burn After Reading", a Gramercy Production Oct 25-29.

so when you head out for the watergate pastry, vera wang, watergate safeway, the kennedy center, the teddy roosevelt bridge, rock creek park drive(via virginia avenue) , route 66 via constitution avenue expect delays just before the albert einstein park and dont blame it on dick cheney's motorcade or bill and hillary clinton trying to get home this time, at least.

GOOD REVIEW OF GAY RIGHTS AT GEORGETOWN.EDU

http://www.georgetownvoice.com/2007-10-18/feature/georgetown-searches-for-its-pride

includes the part that lots forget that mayor barry threatened to cut funding...thank you mayor barry

0-7 GEORGETOWN GLBTQ

yes, we're 0 and 7 ! jesus, we've gone from bad to worse. ah, what times we live in.

and while we're on the subject of openess, dig this: http://www.thehoya.com/news/101907/news2.cfm
so many gays and gay friendly people work there, it's about time!

IKE AND TINA TURNER REVIEW

rare ed sullivan footage must be the late 60's...it really rolls when they start singing!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0MqA4YoQ7g&mode=related&search=

Thursday, October 18, 2007

MAD ABOUT THE BOY

just got an im from francesca who tells me Deborah Kerr died. i said WHO? well, here's a delightful little find while searching for a debby kerr clip on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epR5a1P3Mcs&mode=related&search=

OMG CHECK OUT THE BIRD LOL

ok, i got word from my older sister Francesca that i need to write more words. how's that?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j_fxs8mUcQ

Saturday, October 06, 2007

HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN

Pillow arrived back home yesterday and last night we hosted a small gathering.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA8OmK3qslw

is an incredible performance we know you'll enjoy and if you do not please leave your gay card at the door when you depart. :-)

Thursday, October 04, 2007

MY SPIRITUAL MOTHER

i hope you enjoy the gaiety of the rainbow tulle and overall performance. it's outstanding!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9jpCCaRbX4

Sunday, September 30, 2007

PILLOW 1990-2007 RIP

this afternoon at 5 pm my dear cat Pillow was euthanized. this spunky, orange short hair was a real sweet cat and mean only to strays, raccoons, bugs and mice. she is survived by her son Henry, another sweetie. :-)

tomorrow Pillow's remains will be cremated at Heavenly Days in Rockville after which she'll be home with us and we'll have a party in her honor. http://www.heavenlydays.com/default.aspx

please don't think i'm upset or crying like an andrew sullivan would in this situation. 17 years is a great run for a cat! :-)

ANITA BRYANT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS91gT3XT_A

Saturday, September 29, 2007

VACE

Vace Delicatessen, 3315 Connecticut Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20008(202) 363-1999
3315 Connecticut Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20008
Cross Streets: Macomb St. NW

$2.50 buys you the pie dough ball. stock up.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HATE CRIME

there's a new challenge to the Hoya Saxa community. some drunkin' idiot from the rugby house on 35 street was charged with assaulting a suspected gay person on 36th and O. this incident happened off campus in the middle of the ghetto firetrap student housing cluster owned by absentee landlords who dont give a crap about anything else but over charging for their unsafe dumps. fluid story, more later.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21017658/ let's hope the media stays on this story. the lawlessness and disrespect has got to stop. this is homecoming weekend and Cornell is here.
http://www.thehoya.com/news/092807/news2.cfm

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

SUNNY VON BULOW

can you believe Sunny's been in a vegetative state for over 25 years at Columbia-Presbyterian? read the description of her room. i think it sounds like Halloween fun, at least she gets her hair and nails done weekly. oy vey iz mir. sorry sunny missed the wedding this past weekend in Newport, she would have loved it as i would have liked to have met her. http://www.quahog.org/attractions/index.php?id=43

THE IRANIAN FREE PRESS NOW

NOTICE THE FILE PHOTO
AND LACK OF ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT IRANIAN HOMOSEXUALS, THE HOLOCAUST ETC. http://www2.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-24/0709252616013529.htm

ARE THE POLICE UNCONSTITUTIONAL?

http://www.georgetownvoice.com/2007-09-20/news/mpd-policy-unconstitutional

Monday, September 24, 2007

STEAM ROLLER BABY

HOLY CROSS 55 GEORGETOWN 0

and i'm not sayin a WORD :-X

Sunday, September 23, 2007

TROMBONE PLAYER/SINGER

don't know who the trombone player is in this clip but the Jerry Herman lyrics are precious, the music fun and Hildegarde is of course great:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1riCDou_ew

AHMADINEJAD AT COLUMBIA

regarding the president of iran ....it's easier for me to pronounce his name than it is to say General Betrayus and i want to hear what that little bear has to say. :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEEJP5qtLuY&mode=related&search=

and here's a 30 second clip of a dancing bear:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nquiiFMw55c

Saturday, September 22, 2007

GOOD, THE FBI IS HERE

http://www.nbc4.com/news/14172729/detail.html?rss=dc&psp=news

something aint kosher with this tale and relieved the FBI will straighten it out.

STUDIO 54 FOREVER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSKRYSBlbCU&mode=related&search

ah, slightly blurry but great memories none the less. :-)

Friday, September 21, 2007

GENERAL BETRAYUS

sorry, but i thought his name was always Betrayus
http://www.votevets.org/

VIVA LAS VEGAS

this is a great clip of a fun song. nice edits and choppy as hell but who's perfect?
i've watched it 3 times already today.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdUbcOFET58

PROGRESS

now maybe they will get smarter and place a tracking nano-chip in the phones to follow all the inspectors around the city and the metropolitan region.
http://www.examiner.com/a-945128~District_orders_its_contractors_to_return_cell_phones.html

Thursday, September 20, 2007

RELIGIOUS PORNOGRAPHY?

we report, you decide! haha
http://www.passiothemovie.com/

to view trailer click buy now

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

SENATOR CRAIG IS BACK

one of his first votes was against cloture on a bill related to voting rights for DC citizens. defeated 57-42

Sunday, September 16, 2007

A SOLDIER RELAXING

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d5b_1189733324

YALE V GEORGETOWN

L 28-14

alright, i'm going to STFU for 5 minutes. ok, we'll try. :-)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

JOAN SUTHERLAND PART 2

ok, after this clip they'll be no more Joan Sutherland for awhile. This however is a MUST. recorded live you can hear the 250 lb soprano walk down the painted pine steps. luckily for her she didn't fall through. having said that, this clip is just excellent sound and voice is crystal clear. the music is light and gay. two arias...the second aria is familiar to you.... just listen to he instrument and you'll hear one of the all time best:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBcTQiSxikI

Thursday, September 13, 2007

LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHmvkRoEowc

this clip i love. it keeps me laughing. as you all know my cat Pillow is 18 years old. she's an outdoor cat who likes to spend every night at home inside but has always liked being picked up, held and brushed. this cat is totally high maintenance and as an 18 year old cat who wouldn't be? i mean i pick her up and carry her everywhere....believe me if you dont you will hear about it but you know what...when sleep time comes and it's time to lock the doors she quiets down completely until the morning. i place her....all 3 lbs of her at the foot of the bed and she's good to go until 7 am. what a sweetie. i learn so much about life through her.

EFFI BARRY PART 2

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2007/09/06/VI2007090602135.html

SPIRIT OF TRUTH

WARNING COLORFUL LANGUAGE PURITIAN MIGHT FIND OFFENSIVE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPoAEdGutuE

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

KEITH OLBERMAN

MSNBC is a tv nightly i hardly miss, it's on at 8 pm opposite bill O'. yes, i am a liberal.

Monday, September 10, 2007

PENIS POWER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym56uiTXwJM

RIP ANGELA CHANNING

one of the meanest female characters in american television has died. we love you darlin',
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh6KpOx2yLU&mode=related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLSsOFDLxXo

LEONARD BERNSTEIN

this had to be posted here:
http://www.queersighted.com/2007/09/10/recruited-by-leonard-bernstein-and-gabe/

because lenny was indeed great and this blogger presents it in a taseful and totally homosexual way. :-) it's honoring a musician and just what the exhibitionist is doing, we don't know... but it adds to the lincoln center landscape.

PRESIDENT KENNEDY

not sure what to make of this book but perhaps Gore Vidal will review it:
http://www.queersighted.com/2007/09/06/the-untold-story-of-jfk-and-his-gay-best-friend-of-30-years/

Saturday, September 08, 2007

WATCH NOW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxBLeIXkKc0

SOON TWO NEW CHARTER SCHOOLS

fyi
under a new plan to save two small local parish schools, the archdiocese of washington is getting out of the inner urban school business and renting the facilities to a charter school. the names will be changed and the religious instruction will be eliminated. dont worry, all the trophy iconic school like gonzaga college high school, st amsles and archbishop carroll will stay in business. but little schools like our Immaculate Conception elementary school and Holy redeemer ES will become charter schools. lets face it folks, the church needs to keep it hands of at risk children

SIMPLE QUICK EASY BLACK OLIVE PASTE

1 can generic black olives pitted cost usually about $1.19 or less
1 heaping table spoon of balsamic vinegar
1 heaping table spoon olive oil.

toss drained/rinsed olives and vinegar into food processor and let her rip.
pour paste into serving bowl and the olive oil over top. cover and refrigerate.
have fun.

Friday, September 07, 2007

CRICKET

no, not the national pastime of pakistan...i'm talkin about the one this morning that got into the house and was driving me crazy at 5 am when i was trying to sleep because i know at 5 30 the little ones are going to start jumping and leaping. needless to say we found him and tortured him this evening and now all is peaceful and quiet again.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

EFFI BARRY

a really, really nice lady with a heart of gold. RIP.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/06/AR2007090601220.html

and here you have it, the best: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdb94HbyRko

MOTORCYCLE/WHEELCHAIR COLLISION

new york avenue/north capitol

blame the motorcycle driver but we know what goes on at Big Ben and across the street at the methadone clinic. is it any wonder that tourists entering town get a nasty first impression when they approach the lights at north capitol street they hit a wall of drug addicts and other substance abusers? who can blame them for making sure their doors are locked and you have a full tank of gas because there is no stopping or getting out of your car until you reach virginia.

from the examiner.com this morning:

An elderly man in a wheelchair died Sunday after he rolled into traffic and was struck by a motorcycle, a police source told The Examiner. The man, whose name wasn’t released publicly, apparently tried to beat the motorcyclist, who was in the oncoming lanes near the intersection of New York and North Capitol streets. The motorcyclist was driving slowly but couldn’t stop in time and struck and killed the man, the police source said. – Bill Myers

WHEN AND WHERE?

good morning! http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070905/sc_nm/asteroid_dinosaurs_dc

FIREHOUSE SEX *UPDATE

and learned the fire chief has a sense of humor too:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/05/AR2007090502484.html

CREEPY

the republican presidential debate tonight from new hampshire...muted the volume after 5 minutes.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

LYING IN THE TEA ROOM

ofcourse he should have never resigned, or announced a resignation. all he did was attempt to catch a hot creamy load in public and he should not have admitted guilt. the right wing republicans are the worst when it comes to that. but imagine if he doesn't resign and he's at a hearing in congress and needs to go to the mensroom. ewwwwwwwwwww. union station mens rooms are filled with members and staffers eyeballing each other for a quick peek.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=3555208

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

WHOOPIE GOLDBERG VICK

goldberg on The View tried to justify the culture of dog fighting. says vick is from the deep south and it's part of the culture.
earth to whoopie: michael vick grew up in newport news, virginia....that is NOT the deep south
http://www.examiner.com/a-915664~Goldberg_Defends_Vick_in__View__Debut.html

AND NOW IT'S STALLED

chug, chugging along is the development of the old convention center site. and now, another stroke of brilliance: when you can't fix something ....lets have a contest to call it something different!

when our library(MLK) site got historic designation it took the wind out of the greedy developers sails. pity.

god, how much money do these people have to waste? they turned chinatown into chinablock and the central business district is no more and called the downtown something or other.

http://www.examiner.com/a-914928~Convention_center_work_slows.html?cid=rss-Washington_DC

the chesapeake house sat alone on the corner of 9th and H for years. i went inside once it was a gay bar with gogo boys dancing on the bars. they said spys use to meet there and all sorts of deals made. down the block on 9th was the Lone Star another boy dancing club.

A KILLING IN THE APARTMENT

8th and R NW

in the first floor unit of a lincoln-westmoreland apartment a 15 yr old girl shot and killed a 16 yr old. wtf are loaded illegal guns doing in an apartment complex? why didn't the management company evict this tenant? keeping firearms is cause to quit lease or was the management company so greedy for the cash flow they overlooked the illegality and was this the drug dealers apartment where drugs are sold with window services or was that a different first floor apartment.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/03/AR2007090301219.html

Monday, September 03, 2007

STABBING AT METHADONE PANTRY IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

here's another instance where the social service squad say development will remedy the situation: the methadone clinic at 1st and N NE behind mcdonalds. all day saturday traffic was messed up along NY Avenue...from NE to NW because some junky got robbed/stabbed/killed after getting his fix at the clinic. the office of general services, office of planning and the real estate big shots need to decide where all these trashy junkies are going to go to get their fixes. for 20 years that methadone pantry has been operating. i guess in five years they'll post a banner claiming 25 years of serving the community. the halfway house at north capitol and K NW is demolished and now this clinic needs to go.

OPEN AIR SEX SITES IN MOUNT VERNON SQUARE

did you know the area has a rich history of sexual expression?

lower 9th street/MLK library/boystown. in the lower part of the central business district was filled with peep shows, gay bars with dancing and stripping boys. F street next to the MLK was closed to cars and at night was a gathering place for outdoor gay sex. boystown was the neighborhood where alot of cars from maryland and virginia would ride around the block near 7th and F streets NW, the heart of boystown.

with development came more shifting patterns. in the mid 90's boystown move to 5th street from E street all the way to K street. the northern part of boystown still happens outside the fun fair video store. the johns are still driving around and around.

i must mention the transexuals, "the girls" or the coloured TV's who have occupied several specific locations over the years. first they were at 10th and M and in the mid 90's they were run into the 4th and L area where they still work today.

but the biggest outdoor sex location was mount vernon square itself. behind the bushes next to the library surrounding the entire building guys would almost swarm there nightly. and they would carry on until sometimes 7 am the next morning. when the new convention center arrived they tore up all the landscape and pulled out all the hot spots of bushes and improved the lighting.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

SEX IN THE BATHROOM WHERE WE VOTE

that's right folks and we ain't talking about vilanova v maryland football either but right here in ward 2 where voters in precinct 129 vote there's a hot bathroom of toe tappers. and although it's 10 years old it's still pretty good.
https://secure.washingtoncitypaper.com/cgi-bin/Archive/abridged2.bat?path=q:\DocRoot/1997/970214/mlkbath14

Saturday, September 01, 2007

FIREHOUSE HOOKERS

jesus, you cant make this stuff up. there's an investigation underway by the fire chief looking into allegations that a prostitution ring was operating out of a dc firehouse on minnesota avenue ne. seems a female EMS persons was getting paid her salary plus making money supplying the on duty firemen in that house with blowjobs.

Friday, August 31, 2007

PRINCESS DIANA

cant write anything about her being such a yankee i never think of the british royal family, and the annoying accents! whenever brits come on TV i mute the volume. hahahaaaa

Thursday, August 30, 2007

SENATOR LARRY CRAIG

lord, what a fruit. ever listen to this guys diction and delivery? queen lives down at the gang plank on water street, sw...on a yacht. not that i care but my gaydar went off before i heard him running his mouth. and he was the lead singer for the singing senators.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

THE UNIVERSE

have you noticed how so many people get all bent out of shape by changing jobs ?
when you realize that change is but the universe rearranging its furniture, things ain't so bad after all.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PILLOW

my little Pillow is 17 years old. still purring and with a wet nose. she's something else, i'm tellin ya. her son Henry is 13. both are spoiled, gentle and as sweet as can be. Pillow was abandoned when her crackhead owners got evicted for non-payment. we rescued her and somehow i ended up with her in '94 when her then owner got too ill to care for her. she's an absolute delight and is no shrinking violet when it comes to other backyard cats and the local raccoon traffic.

SUNDAY MATINEE

http://youtube.com/watch?v=hlPngvLUe7U&mode=related&search=

Saturday, August 25, 2007

THAT'S HIS STORY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR9CjAi2LWU

PROVINCETOWN EASTEND NEIGHBORS

here's another old friend and neighbor teresa who's got the right idea on this vlogging business: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH8o90iNEWc



and here's the obit of martin...
http://www.provincetownbanner.com/article/obituaries_article/_/43202/Obituaries/10/12/2006

AMERICAN ACTOR

here's one of my favorite actors. he's played John Brown, Abe lincoln and some doctor:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_oF5pGXMjVo

BACK IN BUSINESS?

east hall of eastern market has reopened, they had a fire at that location in april. we are still waiting for the Shaw Slum Library to open, they had no fire....just a minor electrical issue that delayed they opening the entire summer. where's the outrage?

Friday, August 24, 2007

SUMMERTIME

it's amazing what you see when watering a flower/herb garden in late august. just now, for example, there were two ladybugs doing it and an etty bitty praying mantis was flying from one plant to another because i was throwing water around and got it wet. ah, my only day off this week....arg!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVMhqDd7nZM

Thursday, August 23, 2007

CHAN AND JOHN

taking a stroll down memory lane in provincetown:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqbUVm0IIFc

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

VARLA

and her sister Tyese we've know each other since the late 80's. it's nice to see everybody returning to the west village. and meeting new folks to...a bunch from new orleans just today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KdTIdNfqvw

SEND ME AN ANGEL

don't worry, it's just a hit song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrblp5PTpCQ

if i knew how to post pictures i'd post some. hahaha @ me.

Monday, August 20, 2007

STAR JONES

is back where we first saw her, Court TV. oh lord, seems like yesterday when star jones was hosting Court TV during the William Kennedy Smith rape trial. but now she's back....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygLZ23Gniqw

MICHAEL VICK'S GUILTY PLEA

what sort of crazyiness would cause michael vick to get involved in such a shitty hobby. good riddance. hope judge hudson throws the book at that mofo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He82NBjJqf8

Saturday, August 18, 2007

MERV GRIFFIN

he was all about entertainment and in many ways he was like cesare romero, robert rauchenberg, jasper johns and ellsworth kelley. you have nothing to apologize for merv because you introduced joan quigley to nancy reagan and helped orchestrate the end of the cold war.
THANK YOU !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_QABS88nDc&mode=related&search

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

BROOKE ASTOR NORTHEAST HARBOR, MAINE

family tells me she hadn't been there in three years so that would have made her 102 the time of her final visit. and although it wasnt waterfront property, seven acres across from waterfront property aint that bad either. :-)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

MAYORAL SECURITY

when mrs dixon was mayor she had a guard house built for security up on 16th street. when barry was mayor he had one build too. tony williams took his security around the world with him. finally, we have a mayor who lives in the real world. he drives himself.

we've had enough mayors who drive around town like dictators from a 3rd world country. i like this new standard and hopefully the next mayor will continue this practice because the old way was a joke and a taxpayers waste of money.

Friday, August 10, 2007

AUGUST 11, 1956

abstract expressionist jackson pollock dies in a car crashing accident. east hampton, new york.

thanks for the many rhythmic and lyrical paintings. www.jacksonpollock.org


"A method of painting is a natural growth out of a need. I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them. " JP

THANK YOU JESUS MY PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCDXRKGIrlE

OH BROTHER

we will have no further comments on the the underwear sales going on at Gonzaga College HS, our neighborhood prep school.

http://bookstore.gonzaga.org/store/product/471/Boxers-Flnnl-XL-Prpl-pld/

Thursday, August 09, 2007

DDOT CHIEF RESIGNS

good riddance! he's made a mess everywhere.

South Of New York Avenue(SONYA) - nothing done regarding the 395 tunnel to northeast

p street dupont circle- a mess that should have never started

south capitol street bridge- closed people going nowhere

the list goes on and on...Chief Engineer John Deatrick resigned in the midst of several major projects

SH*T SONYA IF THE POPE EVER FINDS OUT!

ok, at like 6 30 am today i was searching the internet for local stuff and discovered the link to a very nearby roman catholic parish elementary school with a nice website. so there i be, clicking away and reading all this godliness when i click the website links for this K-8 little school serving the people on the other side of the main street South Of New York Avenue (SONYA). listed are all these education references including BET. yes, BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION is listed as a resource for K-8 homework.

http://www.holyredeemer.homestead.com/FavoriteWebSites.html scroll to BET :-)

OLD NEWS

the kill date for the Newseum has been pushed to spring of '08. it was supposed to be delivered oct 07 but you know, stuff happens and it's really ok becuase that will be an exciting time along pennsylvania avenue northwest. i'll post a link shortly.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

NEW RESIDENCES: madrigal lofts

gosh, i'm just remembering when the sports commission wanted to put the new baseball stadium in mount vernon triangle and so happy it didn't work out. i've been scouting around the neighborhood and this building looks most impressive:
http://www.madrigallofts.com/ConstructionPhotos/construction.html

FREDI SCHIFF LEVIN LECTURE

fredi was a friend and neighbor of ours in provincetown. in addition to being an artist she happened to be a gifted psychic. she was an ordained minister with the Universalist Spiritualist Association and a Dame in the Knights of Malta.

http://www.paam.org/special_events.html#selinatalk

my acquaintance with selena goes back to 1978. she'd already started painting and drawing goats and other creatures.

APPLE STORE ON GOVERNMENT PROPERTY

some activists get upset over the dumbest stuff. here's an instance where the computer giant APPLE would like to open a retail store in the district at the Reeves Center at 2000 14th St NW. they are willing to pay the top going rate for sqft but some activists want the government to subsidize some marginally profitable vendor from south/central America or African the same spot. bottom line, government should be run like a business. enough of these government subsidized businesses.

81ST ANNUAL HOLY CONVOCATION

first, the mclean bible church wants to rent out the uptown theater across from the cleveland park metro for their weekend services. just when the city isnt dealing with all the other illegal church parkers we have this popular holy roller church wanting to extract money and give nothing in return for stressing city services.

2nd, the United House of Prayer for ALL People will hold their week long festivities starting the 12th of august and running a week. maybe they will have a mass baptism like in the olden days when they sprayed the fire hose. we'll keep you posted on the parking challenges.

NORDSTROM SAYS NO TO DOWNTOWN

fenty wanted the Nordstroms downtown at the old convention center site but it's not hot enough of a destination for the company so they're sticking with the Georgetown Park possibility. the owner of the mall says he needs city support thru city floated bonds and other avenues based on the sales taxes the store will produce.

somebody just told me the mall is owned indirectly by herb miller.

THEY FINALLY GOT A PIECE OF THE PIE

http://www.hotelmotel.com/hotelmotel/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=441978

here's something extremely local. it's about the local sharks and barracuda joining the marriott team. i did not know chummy insider david wilmot is spanish but maybe he's honorary because he could pass as one! he's been pulling rabbits out of hats for 25 years. good goin' dave!

i guess the 395 tunnel to northeast washington will never happen now.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

FOOTBALL PRACTICE DISCO

boys, don't forget to hydrate! :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pm0O1fpvRc

SUMMER PARTY DANCE MUSIC (con't)

enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRVIav3PCOI&mode=related&search=

CUBA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_UZXfX7EuE&mode=related&search=

CUBA MIA :-)

LEDROIT PARK

those activists have got it together when even the alleys are resurfaced with brick veneer. see what happens when you have an active council member who cares about people more than chummy connections?

nice things are getting done in ledroit park. patrick swagart and the howard university folks have got the vision thing right. it's like georgetown over there now but without the seedy bars and trash. the radio one deal and the howard theater deal will be but icing on the cake. thanks to vince gray, jim graham, mr swagart and the radio one team.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

WE ARE GEORGETOWN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_QABS88nDc&mode=related&search=

to all i know and don't know, i hope you're having a great summer!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

THE POOR LITTLE CHIHUAHUA

incredible: http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_6504331

DISTRICT SCHOOL REALITY

at least the mayor is openly talking about it with ms rhee and mr lew now instead of after school begins. yeah, it's back to school already soon.
beer sales are up in georgetown.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/30/AR2007073001710.html

NEWS FROM MAINE

northeast harbour, maine

martha stewart just bought the little old empty monastery and fields up the road, well keep you posted. the locals are pleased because if it's going to be condo's it'll be nice.

DON'T STOP THE TRAIN

not that i would attend an event like this, but i like the art & music:
http://www.seatea.com/

btw, i'm back splitting time between the ritz carlton and georgetown. oh the burdens of talent. hahahaaa

Sunday, July 29, 2007

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

it's been announced the Nation Children's Museum will be at the national harbour complex down in fort washington, maryland on the potomac river below the woodrow wilson bridge. the current site is becoming luxury housing. they were looking at a site near the national mall but it didnt work out. now all the screaming kids will be on the waterfront and hopefully a few will fall in and drown. oops, my bad. that's one museum this queen is glad to see gone. besides, now they can charge an admission fee too.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS LEAST POPULAR

i aint makin this up people, according to http://www.forbes.com/ our team, the washington nationals are the most unpopular team of all of major league professional baseball teams.

Friday, July 27, 2007

LIKES SOME NILLA IN HER CHOCOLATE

i've known new council member representing ward 7 Yvette Alexander for several years now. a really nice lady who's always helpful and caring. well now it seems harry thomas jr wants to create a DC council black caucus. something tells me this isn't going anywhere but here a piece from this mornings Wapo about it:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/27/AR2007072700004.html

Thursday, July 26, 2007

TAKE A 3 MINUTE BREAK

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He82NBjJqf8
lady wears hat by Paul Smith.
it's the English Bulldogs fault, what a drooler.

JACK EVANS APOLOGIZES

council members get paid a lot of money for a part time job. so when an insiders development gets through the process without a hearing before the public on emergency legislation we have an obligation and right to ask questions. oh we the questioners will be demonized or characterized as crackpot activists but we're use to that by now.

here's a link to Jack Evans apology relating to the ward 2 land deal where our well paid representatives were a bunch of gutless wonders. it's on the front page of the Georgetown Current:

http://currentnewspapers.com

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

RESPECTING A LIBRARY

first a link to the declaration:
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0719/p14s01-lign.html

in the Wapo, silverman writes clearly concerning the MLK library's elevators and how by degrading the physical plant, the developers almost got away with stealing this asset from the people. today, the MLK is a declared historic monument and i bet that pisses tony williams off who soon returns to town as guess what? that's right, a developer.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/23/AR2007072301865_2.html

Saturday, July 21, 2007

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

if harry potter isn't delivered and signed for by 7 pm it's a money back guarantee...we're waiting UPS :-)

Friday, July 20, 2007

SIMPLE HUMMUS or who has time?

soak a bag of dried garbanzo beans in 4 cups of water overnight. dont be spooked when you hear some of the beans popping because they are expanding.

next day. add kosher salt to the water and beans..
cook covered on low heat for 3 hours or until not hard.
meanwhile, grab some parsley from the garden and get the food processor.
rinse parsley and combine it plus the beans and reserved salt water with 3 heads of garlic, juice from lime or lemon, cayenne pepper and a quarter cup of tahini or peanut butter. throw into food processor and make smooth.
refrigerate until later.

serve with tabbouleh & sliced tomato.

LET HILLARY BE HILLARY

i like this hillary clinton where she takes the gloves off and knocks the pentagon PR spinners directly in the teeth. all she does is ask for a briefing on ending the war and they call her aiding the enemy. somebody in the pentagon is scared.

SAX & HAIR

here's clarence Clemons on saxophone and all the girls! great live voices: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1G9RHvdKRo&NR=1

have a great weekend and don't forget to fertilize the plants.

and just 41 days until Georgetown Football season opener!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

SUMMER PARTY

friends from an island near africa said i'm going to turn into a monkey if i continue preparing foods their way. they use tandoori mixes, garlic and hot peppers. actually, it's not too unusual. right now i'm making gazpacho and a black olive pate for tonight.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

LARRY KING LIVE THURSDAY 9 PM

Tammy Faye Bakker is on, could be for the last time, this life time anyway! :-)

OMG they had a 10 minute preview of the interview tonight.
all i can say is that looks very different and not in a good way.

MICHAEL VICK AND DOG FIGHTING

when he was QB at VT michael vick was great but now that he's been charged with all those felony dogfighting charges i must admit he's an assclown. that is all i have to say about that idiot other than if found guilty he should go to jail for a long time.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

BRING EM BACK ALIVE

during the height of anti-american involvement in the vietnam war came this classic. still relevant just 35 years later. elsewhere on youtube is freda payne on video tape lip syncing this song.

here's the audio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bz6EJ7yeek

BU-BYE JURASSIC PARK, DC

soon, very soon, the development will come. isn't that romantic? for the almost 20 years that i'm aware of our neighborhoods been the home of a large population of colored TV's who are also street hookers. they use to be over near 10th and M or blagden alley but they were pushed over here by a mixture of forces including MPD, development and plus the fact that the southside of NY Avenue and 4th NW was really safe for street prostitution. nobody cares about the safety and well being of senior citizens so the city didnt care either. the area was so freaky after dark the MPD officers use to call it Jurassic Park. i dont care where they go or what happens to them but i'll be happy when the girls are gone.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

ZINNIA GARDEN AT THE MOHAWK

the basil, parsley and oregano are ready for first cuts as are the zinnia's. fortunately, i got permission from the planter to cut some for the house. i love zinnia's. this year, they're my favorite flower. last year it was the sweet pea. the fifth street gardener came and got his rocks off.....the back of the truck as we moved them to the tree boxes up his way. if anybody else wants some rocks from the Shenandoah national forest you just let me know.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

ZEBRA

http://www.zapworld.com/ZAPWorld.aspx?id=188

WTF IS THIS ?

LOL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbvP7dT3Dx0

GREAT HAIR PLUG NOT PLUGS

Andrea Mitchell MSNBC gets her hair done at Jean-Paul's up off Yuma and 48th St. NW around the corner from AU law school and Crate & Barrel.

ALEX23

before the diet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcoGiuo4yXs

fatboy at 268 lbs and slimming down!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

NIXON TAPES

my favorite tape so far is when he orders the safe at the brookings institute to be cleaned out. foul mouth. so funny.

NORTHEAST HARBOR, MAINE

back from a long weekend and so happy they have internet, indoor plumbing and fishing boats. funny how john d rockefeller would create all sorts of equestrian roads, bike paths and walking trails and have so few gas stations given that he owned all that oil. great to see all the relatives and gotta get back there in october when all the tourists are gone.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

OUTING FRANCESCA

hey everybody, so y'all know, the rascal who's been leaving the vulgar signatures is none other than my OLDER sister Empress Francesca de Habana!

BENSON AND HEDGES?

http://eclectech.co.uk/camillaqueen.php

Monday, July 09, 2007

RHYTHM AND BLUES AMERICANA 1965

this is great...love the sound and adore the audience:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpoAIDs604M&mode=related&search=

dusty belts out a tune with martha and the vandellas doing backup. the supremes perform a little ditty, but flo is distinctively heard. david ruffin is awesome singing about how much honey he carries along with being envied by the birds and bees.

but the best is the last...my favorites, martha and the Vandellas... rockin the boat!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

SALUTE TO ISRAEL

last night i was in bed at 8 PM and you know what?
the fireworks didn't awaken me.
i rolled out of bed at 5 45 AM.

found this morning, plenty of work on her face and big hair. is it a wig?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbnsKeCKfHI

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xir0ehyNes8

what a glorious day! happy 231 America!

A DOUBLE HEADED DISCO

Uncle LD just got back from well deserved time off and vacation in Nashville and surrounding Appalachia seeing relatives, old friends and eating lots of preserved pork with fresh vegetables.

i deleted the link to Uncle LD's Podcast because it wasn't gay enough. suffice it to say, Uncle LD isn't Michael Musto, yet.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

HAMMERS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UKvpONl3No&mode=related&search=

VACATION

http://www.visitnortheastharbor.com/areainfo.html

we havent had a vacation since we went to brazil for 3 months two years ago. so soon we will be going. the cat is already there. i didnt ask about cable DSL ..something tells they have it available. if not, i ain't stayin.

please do not think northeast harbor is bar harbor...it's an enclusive enclave where secret handshakes rule.

Friday, June 29, 2007

TZENA, TZENA, TZENA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyX-Rc8A1cg

$26.5 BILLION

someone from the embassy of Qatar came in today and we were just shooting the shit about Iraq and he said that Halliburton, who is moving their corporate headquarters from houston to dubai next year has been awarded $26.5 billion dollars in contracts so far from Iraq. also never mentioned is that the Carlyle Group will soon be purchased by the government of dubai.

nobody wants to fuss with a two year old window unit, unless they can get the old one for free and sell us a new one that will last another two years.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

ARE YOU HOT?

http://guhoyas.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/gu-m-footbl-body.html

the air conditioner is still busted at work, the technician got stuck in traffic. that's such a lame excuse. of course he had no intention of showing up and when i asked "the bookeeper" who she called she said, she didnt know.

tonight we're having just a relaxing cool evening. the above link is about Georgetown football. to heck with basketball...everybodys a basketball fan around here. where are the georgetown baseball and football fans?

THE BERVERLY BENTLEY OF OPERA

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_XbPTPaN7f4

thank you beverly

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

SUBLIME

this is so lovely i just had to share it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ty_RnFPHuY&mode=related&search=

TOSSING IT ON

the leg development appears incredible does it not? and yes, that nut was on withdrawl from drugs when he went postal on his loved ones.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Sakwe3iLgU&mode=related&search=

ROOTS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac8Lc_vF6G0

Monday, June 25, 2007

DRAG QUEENS BEFORE YOU WERE EVEN BORN

ok, it's 1966...3 years before gay liberation and LBJ was President. MLK and RFK were still not dead yet. here are some of our icons from that era. Long live the Queens!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7qZU5yyKds

Sunday, June 24, 2007

LADY MACBETH

some people go fishing on afternoons like this but the AC busted at work so we're going to see Macbeth. here's on of my favorite Lady Macbeths, the Shirley Bassey of opera: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZzXHJG8mDY

WE'RE GOING TO THE DOG PARK

MUST SEE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLtq7Bz9wH4&NR=1

Saturday, June 23, 2007

GORDITO

this is pure gold, have a good night!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nojeCTagYI&mode=related&search=

WHERE DID YOU WENT?

i know it's cutesy, closet case backstreet boys, spanish bubble gum but we love the melody, it's great for dancing and it's ethnicity and what's with all the eyebrows and red slippers?...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt-KMPvgKPo&mode=related&search=

and while we're here and queer, the team is in practice mode for the fall season. the homeboyz, GEORGETOWN football that is. who'd ever thunk GEORGETOWN would even have a football fan? all these hairy guys running around the hood. all in fun, so put away your judgements, ok? :-)

Monday, June 18, 2007

SHE WAS A SAINT

Vilma Espin Guillois, the wife of acting President Raul Castro and one of the communist nation's most politically powerful women, died Monday, the Cuban government announced. She was 77.

BRING THE BOYS HOME

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDoNSIjEDO8

Friday, June 15, 2007

DING DONG A WITCH IS DEAD!

MRS BILLY GRAHAM IS DEAD! PRAISE THE LORD! i knew this was going to be a great couple of days! another bigoted bitch bites the dust. she's going to meet jerry falwell in hell and very shortly her husband billy graham will be joining them.

and it's wonderful news about the gays who get married in Massachusetts. looks like the pope and his minions cant get the legislature to go along with his campaign of bigotry.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Monday, June 04, 2007

THANKS MOTHER FRANCESCA

my older sister Francesca sent this clip of one of the first lady's of the american theater, miss ethel merman. here's miss merman singing that jerry herman song from hello dolly:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTO6srThtYk

Monday, May 28, 2007

DEAD, YOU KNOW?

Actor Charles Nelson Reilly dies at 76. more later

634-5789 Memorial Day 2007

Memphis Tennessee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPriA_UcXMo
right up the street from Charlotte Hollis' and Jewel Mayhew's homes & near Tobacco Road...near the Ford Funeral Home, around the corner from Graceland, across The River from Little Rock near Northern Mississippi ...the birthplaces of Eudora, Truman, Uncle LD, myself and oh so many great American artists, writers and musicians.
one of cultural capitals of America. pass me the bar-b-q....

Friday, May 25, 2007

THE PRINCE

some prince from one of the small but rich emirates was in residence at where i work for a few days. he's gone now. but for two days i had to go service the place alot. dig this...he wants every room to be 85 degrees 24/7 ! i mean what kind of flower can take that heat? and then they call and bitch....so today i just relaxed and planted catnip and basil in the backyard.

here's more victim dependency: a classic from '64

i want a wig like this to wear this Halloween:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MczZzJ-jy5c

how many cans of hairspray is that? by the way, while these video's are on i'm having fun and enjoying the drama of human suffering. is that sadistic? believe me, i'm not boo hoo hooing to the contrary, i'm laughing my ass off at these songs. oh i've got to publishing this next clip right away...i was going to wait but it's too funny(to me atleast) to hold back until tomorrow. the hair is fierce. once again, it's plastered with hairspary and looks perfect, for me. the outfit is cool and she really belts out the song. some of the youtube comments are over the top cute:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5WWMu15WXw&mode=related&search=

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

GOOD GOD ALL MIGHTY PRAISE THE LORD

that evil man jerry falwell dropped dead in his office, i haven't been this happy since i found out jewell mayhew dropped dead too. and i'm glad now tammy can pass comforted in knowing falwell has gone straight to hell.

Unforgivable


If the thick ropey veins were any indication, we shouldnt be surprised that old Sylvester is artificially trying to stay young & buff - and got caught. But the mullet? An unforgivable travesty.