Wednesday 30 November 2016

Thank You, Donald Trump!

The man hasn't even been inaugurated yet as president and already he's scored A Yuge Win for the Blogosphere for which I am profoundly grateful. He has single-handedly inspired Anne Johnson to revive her blog, The Gods Are Bored, which she had discontinued a year ago!

The Gods Are Bored is the very first blog that I ever read back in the mists of time about 10 or 11 years ago when I scarcely even knew what a "blog" was. I was immediately captivated by Anne's delightful tales concerning (among other things) bored pagan deities with far too little to occupy their time in this modern world, her family and job, Decibel the parrot, her obsession with upholstery, a mysterious poet friend named The Monkey Man, her Druid circle and her passionate environmental and other causes.

Anne honours the Sacred Thunderbird and enthusiastically serves as a local vulture festival's mascot each year. Here she is in action!

Her passion for fun, play and dress-up also extends to being a member of the Two Street Stompers mummers group every year in Philadelphia's New Years Day Mummers Parade.

She's in this photo somewhere!

Anne is deeply committed to human rights and equality. She is not going to sit by idly or silently as everything that has been achieved in the USA to date comes under attack. So she has revived her blog as a chronicle of her upcoming efforts. I encourage you all to check out The Gods Are Bored and follow along for the ride!

[All images blatantly stolen from The Gods Are Bored blog]

Monday 28 November 2016

Oh, Did I Not Mention My New Tattoo?

Ooops, I did it again! Yes, I got another tat while I was in Maui!

[Photo by My Rare One,
who still does not really like tattoos at all
but who continues to adjust]

While my first tat was positively packed with personal and spiritual significance, this tattoo, by comparison, is purely decorative and maybe even kinda frivolous. Hell, it's basically one step up from a rainbow unicorn, isn't it?

But who cares, I just lurves it cuz it's purty!

And actually, it does have some symbolism too. Apart from reminding me of beautiful Maui, I had the plumeria flowers inked in purple / mauve / lavender, the traditional coded colour that represents our lesbigay community.

Okay, kids, true confession time now. Getting the second tattoo did hurt much more than the first one. I had to clench my teeth a few times during the tattooing process, I admit it. But even so, the discomfort was still NOTHING compared to the severe menstrual pain which at one time in my life I had to endure on a monthly basis:

Let me conclude with some rhetorical questions, if I may.

Is it wrong of me to yank My Rare One's chain by telling her that this tat is simply the first in what will ultimately be a Full Sleeve? Hahahahahahahaha! Or am I not really kidding?

Friday 25 November 2016

My Vacation Foodie Post

We enjoyed a lot of wonderful meals in Maui but as far as I'm concerned, these are the Foodie Highlights of our trip --

Look at this cheeky little bugger, helping itself to some guy's breakfast while he was in the bathroom! That's the hazard of open-air restaurants.

Captain America cereal, eh? With "red and blue shield marshmallows" to boot. Oh you crazy Yanks, what will you think of next?

This is the most decadent dessert I've ever seen in my entire life -- the Polynesian Black Pearl dessert at Mama's Fish House near Paia. The black pearl is chocolate mousse nestled in macadamia nuts. The oyster shell is a thin cookie pastry hinged on whipped cream. Beautifully patterned caramel and chocolate sauce surround and set off the bottom shell. This work of art was almost too exquisite to eat!


[Photo #1 and #3 by My Rare One; photo #2 by Debra She Who Seeks]

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Aloha, I'm Back!

Well, here we are back again in the Land of Ice and Snow after our holiday in Maui.

We go to Maui every time My Rare One has a Significant Birthday because she swears that "birthdays are painless in Hawaii." And hoo boy, was this birthday a doozy!

My Rare One has now reached the milestone age which entitles her to receive Free Government Money every month -- otherwise known as the Old Age Pension. And if that terminology is not bad enough, it also means she is now officially a Senior Citizen.


It took a lotta crying towels to deal with this birthday!

Plus a lotta sun, sand, surf and snorkeling.

Luckily no jellyfish were encountered except at the aquarium.

We avoided sharks too, although unfortunately a tiger shark did bite another woman at our beach.

Seriously though, My Rare One took this birthday in stride. She's still a young kickass chick, goddammit!

[All photos by My Rare One]

Wednesday 9 November 2016

And now, a word from Captain America (with a P.S. from me)

[art by elithien]

I feel compelled to pop back into the blogosphere today for a short post. My Rare One and I are in the USA right now. We spent yesterday evening glued to CNN watching our boy Anderson Cooper deliver the election results. We are shocked and appalled and did not sleep well last night and jeez, we're just Canadians who get to go HOME in a couple of weeks.

So I just want to send BIG HUGS to all our American friends (regardless of how you voted) who must spend the next four years under a Trump regime. I fear for the future of the United States.