Monday, October 29, 2007

He's Here, The Phantom of the Oops I dropped it again

When was the last time you saw a silent movie? When was the last time you saw a silent movie on the big screen?

Friday night we had the chance to watch the original 1925 Phantom of the Opera. That's the original Phantom with Lon Chaney, the one that caused so much controversy when it was shown because women were fainting when the Phantom was first revealed.

It was a rainy night and the perfect way to kick of the Halloween Weekend - the "original" horror flick with a pipe organ accompaniment. We sat in the balcony and settled into the pew like seats, thinking that "I hope this is short because these seats are uncomfortable."

The lights dimmed and we were thrust into the past. Back to a time when this was the height of entertainment. When going to the movies was an experience. A time when seeing the phantom in all of it's gorrieness was something you had only imagined and never thought you would actually see.

Watching a silent movie with a huge pipe organ playing the score was amazing. Watching a silent movie on the big screen was amazing. The thing that bewildered me the most was that I didn't miss the dialog, after 10 or 15 minutes I completely forgot that there was no dialog.

The movie was so campy though, Christine fainted I don't know how many times and The Phantom killed someone just by tipping over a boat! All in all though, it was a great way to start the weekend.

Saturday night our neighbor had a big birthday/dinner party for his boyfriend. We had a blast drinking wine, sitting on the patio gabbing and eating birthday cake that had fallen off of the platter and onto the floor.

We had just finished singing Happy Birthday, the birthday boy blew out the candles, and when the host turned around to set the cake down he turned and stopped but Sir Isaac Newton's laws of motion came into play: " object in motion tends to stay in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force."

It's true, we saw it happen and we laughed, laughed loudly and for much longer than we should have because we were drunk on wine!

The host was mortified, of course, and was concerned what his guests would think, I told him "You think this party is a flop because you dropped the cake, but I can guarantee you - people will be talking about this party for a LONG TIME." That made him smile, because he knew that was true!

Did you eat cake that had been on the floor this weekend?

Supreme Court to review Exxon Valdez case

I only have one question:

WHY has this issue not been resolved?

The Exxon Valdez crashed into a reef on March 23, 1989 that is ALMOST 20 years ago!

Seriously, if this is the kind of crap that the Supreme Court is having to review, it's no wonder that we're in the f'ed up mess we're in.

Come on Exxon, pay up!

Supreme Court to review Exxon Valdez case - Oil & Energy -

Friday, October 26, 2007

Dang Nab It! I've been tagged

The ever gracious and fabulous Andy tagged me with a meme! UGH, I never do these but I feel obligated since I actually read through his entire post and saw my name there...ah the shame of not doing it if called upon to do so.

Ok, so here goes it.....

Here’s what you need to do :

A. Upon receiving this tag, immediately perform a screen capture of your desktop. It is best that no icons be deleted before the screen capture so as to add to the element of fun.
You can do a screen capture by going to your desktop and pressing the Print Scrn key (located on the right side of the F12 key). For Macs, press shift-option-3 then look for the .png file on your desktop. Open a graphics program (like Picture Manager, Paint, or Photoshop) and do a Paste (CTRL + V). If you wish, you can “edit” the image, before saving it.

B. Post the picture in your blog. You can also give a short explanation on the look of your desktop just below it if you want. You can explain why you preferred such look or why is it full of icons. Things like that.

C. Tag five of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktop as well.

D. Add your name to the list of Free Viewers below with a link pointing directly to your Desktop Free View post to promote it to succeeding participants.

The list of Free Viewers so far is:
iRonnie - I Set No Corner
Thess- Thesserie
Rebecca - Skippy Heart
Knoizki - A Dialogue With K
Beng- Kauderwelch
Tina - My Good Finds
Rachel - Heart of Rachel
Alice - Hello, My Name Is Alice
Julia - Julia’s Books Corner!
Darla- Nichtszusagen
Marg - Reading Adventures
Holly - What Were you Expecting?
Ames - Thrifty Reader
Dev - Good Reads
Rosie - Nobody asked me…
Gabrielle - Diary of an Adult Runaway
Jo- Chez le laquet!
Ms Mac - Ms Mac

Michael - Are you sure you want to know?

Yes, that IS my desktop...well my work desktop that is. As my home computer is in the throes of being restored to factory settings it is remarkably clean.

Yes, I know my desktop is full, but I have a habit of putting new/commonly used files on my desktop to work on and then deleting when I'm done with them, it makes it much easier to find stuff, believe me you! That row on the right has to be kept away from the other ones because they end up fighting too much.

So who do I tag? If you read this far, consider yourself tagged. And if you haven't read this far, consider yourself tagged, so either way you have to do it now!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Broadway in Chicago

I just got my tickets for the upcoming Broadway in Chicago Series. Every year they have a different corporate sponsor and this year it just happens to be Walgreens?!? Walgreens is interested in culture? I had no idea!

There are some good shows this year, I'm actually excited about seeing almost all of them.

Dirty Dancing - not so much, the movie was ok when I was a teenager and sorta thought Patrick Swayze was hot. But hey, it's making it's US Debut in Chicago - so that's pretty cool!

My Fair Lady - what young gay boy doesn't dream of being Eliza Doolittle with her little cockney accent and dirty dress? Could I have some more sir? Oh wait, that's Oliver, oops.

The Drowsy Chaperone - this was huge on Broadway, didn't get a chance to see it last year when I was in NYC, so excited to see it on tour.

Sweeney Todd - Over the last few years I've grown to enjoy this show more than I have in the past, although I'll be a little sad that Angela Lansbury nor Patti Lupone will be starring in this production. But hey pussys in a pie, that can't be all bad can it?

Avenue Q - OMG, saw this in Vegas two years ago, what a fucking fantastic show. I can't wait to see it again!

Overall, looks like a great lineup and I can't wait to go!!! I've got two tickets, someone want to go with me?

Monday, October 22, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: Allegations arise from Hogwarts

I knew it was only a matter of that Dumbledore has been posthumously outed, there are now allegations of impropriety flying around faster than a Golden Snitch on a Quidditch pitch!

One allegation is that Michael Jackson was a frequent guest of Dumbledore's!

The funny thing's the Pope making the allegations - that's sort of the Pot calling the Kettle black isn't it?

Sunday, October 21, 2007

I'm sick and tired

Wow, what a week it's been. Thank goodness we had the contest going to hold us over.

It really has been a crazy week, I can totally understand why Britney lost custody and visitation rights for her kids.

Like Brad & Angelina we decided to adopt a child, we didn't go to Cambodia, we went to the local kitty shelter and ended up walking out with a pussy in tow, we were so not ready for it to happen so quickly. We thought that it would take a few weeks and would require a lawyer so that we had plenty of time to think it through. I didn't even have time to paint the nursery.

Two days after Kitty arrived he started coughing and sneezing, two days later he was at the vet. The only thing was, I was sick at the same time. I didn't go to work Monday/Tuesday because I felt like crap, all I wanted to do was lay in bed and fantasize about Judge Judy getting it doggy style from Judge Mathis. It was maddening having to care for another while I was ill myself, I don't know how you Mothers do it?

Also during this same time frame my computer got sick as well. A friend came over and was downloading some things to my computer and ended up accidentally downloading a Trojan. All I can say is that those Trojans are nasty! But I seriously feel as though all of the "spyware & virus" software makers are colluding with the virus makers so that they can keep themselves in business.

My computer is so bad off that I have to restore it to Factory Default - which I think is Windows 3.1 or some other godforsaken version.

Fortunately the weekend has been fabulous. The weather has been perfect (who keeps saying that Global Warming isn't good for something?) We thought we had our last beach day two weeks ago, but today was a perfect day for it.

So even though it's been a sickening week, it was still a good week.

I will compile the answers for the contest and post the poll soon.

How was your weekend?


The New Kitty doesn't have a name yet, you can help us decide!
Submit your name choices and we will create a poll and name him based on the most popular answer.
A little bit about Kitty: Male, 3 year old, he is considered DHM (this was the description given by the place), he has been around children and other dogs before. He has a motled coat of black and brown, he's somewhere between a long hair and a short hair. Currently he enjoys hiding in any open closet while attempting to avoid his housemate Stoli, you'd swear they way Kitty tries to avoid Stoli it's like they met at the bar last week, tricked and were then shocked to see each other at a party the following week.

Submit your choice today via comment you could already* be a winner!
* Rules: Entry must be via comment on the blog "Whats A Boy To Do - Are you sure you want to know" at No other means of entry are allowed. Mutliple entries are allowed, multiple entries do not increase chances of winning. No purchase necessary to play. Contest for Phase I ends on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2007 AT 11:59:59 PM. After all entries are collected a blogger poll will be posted at same site with an ending date of SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2007 AT 11:59:59. The name with the most votes will be considered the winner of the contest. No prize will be delivered to the winner other than the smug indignation to tell your friends that you won a contest to name a cat owned by two gay boys in Chicago. Winner assumes all taxes and duties that may be involved with contest to obtain said prize, sponsor offers no compensation. You also give up the right to bitch if the general poll decides your name is crap! Owners have final say in naming rights.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Yet Unnamed

Yet Unnamed
Originally uploaded by Michael_L
We adopted a kitty this afternoon.

I promise that this will NOT turn into a Mommy Blog or a Pussy Blog!

The Dog (Stoli) has really been acting up lately and we've been talking about getting him a companion, he's been around cats before and he always liked it - plus it gives him someone to play with.

We stopped by the shelter this afternoon to just see what they had and we walked out with this adorable little man.

He is as of right now, The Unnamed Solider. We're going to give him a few days to see if he comes up with a name himself....if not, we may actually have a little kitty naming contest.

But in the meantime, please say:


There are only two types of people

Size Queens.....and Liars.

Which one are you?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Pussy Hunting

No, not hunting for that kind, what kind of boy do you think I am?

The Roommate has a dog, a Shiba Inu to be exact, and he can be a handful. For the first year that we lived together The Dog hardly paid any attention to me - which was fine by me.

But over the last few months he's suddenly decided to take an interest in me, so much so that when I come home from work he's all over me, but as soon as The Roommate gets home - I'm lost and forgotten like the boy you met last Saturday Night.

We've talked about getting The Dog a companion because he does have to spend most of the day on his own, and figure it will give him someone to "play" this weekend I think we're going to go hunting for a Kitty - yes THAT kind of pussy!

I've had cats before and I like cats (more than I like dogs) I just hope that we can find a nice one that gets along with dogs.

Plus I can't wait to go to work and when asked the question "What did you do last night?" I can honestly reply with "Oh, I sat at home stroking my pussy."

I'm Finally A PRO!

No, I'm not a professional hooker yet, I'm still waiting for my diploma in the mail for that!

I'm finally a Pro at Wii Tennis!

A month ago I bought a Wii and a new Cellphone. I love the new Cellphone and I LURV the new Wii.

We have had people over every weekend and even several school nights to play Wii. When we had our big Husband Hunting Safari the TV room was converted to the Wii Stadium and it was filled the entire time.

But last night I broke the first elusive level of Wii Tennis - I became a Pro! Everytime you play the computer you either gain (or lose) points based on whether you win (or lose). Once you hit 1000 Points you're considered "a Pro". Last night I was able to get over the elusive plateau and hit 1000 points and become a PRO! And it only took me 45 games against the computer to do it!

But damn, now my shoulder is killing me. I tell ya, these sports related injuries really hurt!

Hookers and Junkies and Queers. OH MY!

Really I meant:

Parkas and Sweaters and Mittens, OH MY!

Just this past weekend we were basking on the glorious sands of Lake Gitchigome, aka Lake Michigan enjoying the sun blasting on our faces while marathon runners were dropping like flies because of the high humidity and temperatures near 90! We were basking the wonder that is Global Warming and wondering "How can anyone complain about this?"

Today it's 45 degrees and I've pulled out my leather coat and long sleeved shirt. But as I was walking for my morning coffee I passed people wearing:
- hats
- scarves
- mittens
- HUGE winter parka with the hood up

Now granted, it's 45 degrees outside, it's brisk.......not freezing. Plus if they had a little meat on their bones they wouldn't need to pull on the parka so early!

BOO - Autumn is here, are you ready?

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Poltergeist - 25 years later

Last night we went to a "One Night Only" screening of Poltergeist - the 25th Anniversary.

Holy Bat Fuck! 25 years?!?

I remember going to the movie theater, which was 20 miles from home and used to be a single theater until the balcony was converted to a second theater and being scared while watching it behind clenched fingers.

I was 13 at the time, I don't remember who I went with, but I may have been friends, it may have been my family?!? I don't remember, but I do remember seeing it in the theater.

The funny thing about watching a movie on the big screen that you originally saw on the big screen is looking at all of the ephemera that is usually found in a movie, but is typically not viewable on the "boob tube" For example, I do not recall at ALL in the beginning of the movie that the parents were in their bedroom smoking pot?!? I remember that scene, but I just thought they were smoking, I didn't know they were smoking the wacky tobaccy! And there were other references to that as well, like when they were getting ready to bury the bird in a cigar box and CaroleAnne said "tweety doesn't like that smell" (of course referring to the smell of mary jane).

And the kids room was COVERED in memorbilia from the 80's, a rubik's cube, star wars galore (this was just a few years after Star Wars was released) as well as a vintage Cheeto's bag which was hilarious to see in it's red-white-and blue!

Watching the movie though was fun, I'm sure I laughed at different places now than I did then, being a big adult and all now and actually "getting" the humor instead of going "Why did everyone laugh, I don't get it?" Craig T Nelson was YOUNG and although he had been in a lot of movies before this, he was still a relatively "unknown" as well as JoBeth Williams.

It is, of course, dated, but that's what makes it so great. It was one of the first horror movies that wasn't all slasher and actually made you think that it could really happen. Watching it again, I was a little more criticial of it because some of the editing seemed to be off and the story seemed to jump around a bit, but that may have been just been the version they showed.

The worst part of the movie though was watching it with my companions, one who was 23 (who had NEVER seen the movie ) and one who was 27 (and had only seen it on TV) , you know I felt as old as a box of rocks when I had to admit that I actually saw this on the Big Screen the first time around.....god I'm getting old!

Friday, October 05, 2007

And your little dog too!

The Britney train wreck continues!

It was reported on the radio this morning that Britney was instructed by the Family Court to turn over her lovely pooches to The K-Fed!

The Family Court has told Britney to give the dogs to K-Fed so that her poor little chrildrens have some sort of normalcy in their life and that they're used to being around the dogs and that way K-Fed will not have to interact with the childrens and screw them up any more than they are.

You need to read this Open Letter from Britney's Kids, it's hilarious!

Apparently she can't even be trusted with Dogs, the poor little bitch (I mean the dog, not Britney)

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Good & The Bad

The Good: You walk into Dunkin Donuts and they know what you're drinking.
The Bad: That must mean that you go in there often enough that they actually recognize.

The Good: You walk into Dunkin Donuts and they know what you're drinking.
The Bad: That must mean that you always order the SAME Thing!

The Good: You walk into Dunkin Donuts and when you step up to the counter your drink magically appears before you even get a chance to order it.
The Bad: When you get back to your desk and finally put the straw into your Large Iced Hazelnut with Cream and Sugar you realize that it's Plain Coffee with Cream ONLY!

The Good: Sure, mistakes happen.
The Bad: You're too tired to walk down 4 flights of stairs and back across the street to bitch about how they totally fucked up your morning because you really had a taste for iced hazelnut and instead you got this crappy plain coffee flavored coffee insted and there was no goddamn sugar in it so it actually tasted like coffeecomplain about it because you haven't had your caffeine yet.

But hey, I'm awake now, are you?

Monday, October 01, 2007

7 years

It was 7 years ago yesterday that I moved to Chicago.

It was 7 years ago yesterday that I packed up the UHaul in Atlanta with my best friend Lee and drove 18 hours straight to get to Chicago.

It was 7 years ago yesterday that I drove into the city for the first time as an actual resident.

It was 7 years ago yesterday that I drove into the city for the first time and realized that you can't take big vehicles on Lake Shore Drive and ended up having to drive through the hell hole that is Chicago with a 20 foot U-Haul Truck towing a Ford Ranger Pickup Truck on a dolly and hoping to god that I would fit under the CTA Track because there was no way in this motherfucking planet that I was going to be able to back that thing up!

It was 7 years ago yesterday that I walked to the Lake for the first of many walks.

It was 7 years ago yesterday that I was starting a new chapter of my life.

All I can say is "Wow, what a great chapter so far!"

BREAKING NEWS: Britney loses babies!

It was only a matter of time!

I know it's been a while since I've posted anything Britney, I'm sure you've had to go to other sources to find information and for that I am truly sorry.

But hey, it was summer, I was having fun and it was too difficult to keep up with all of the crap that Britney was pulling, I guess it was summer for her too!

News just came out that she has finally lost custody of her little crumbsnatchers, those poor little tykes! I really do feel for the childrens, I mean they're the ones who are going to get hurt in all of this.
The only good thing about this is that the kids are way too young to be able to remember all of this crap, but unfortunately we won't have another Mommie Dearest movie in 20 years - that's what I was really looking forward to!

According to a report that was posted 1 minute ago (see I told you this was breaking news) The Britster has finally been told to give the kids to The Fed(erline)

That took a lot longer than we all expected.

So who had the square in the pool for October 1st? Just let me know and I'll send you your prize.