Sunday, April 4, 2021

The Horrors of Easter!!

 

Quick! Grab a mask!
HERE COMES PETER COVID-TAIL!

Actually, this year is going to better than last
because I'm going to my friend, Brett's, place to celebrate his Birthday!
Don't worry, too much... 
it'll be 9 people, mostly vaxed, and taking quick-tests before entry.
Then, I'll be coming home to help out with 
Dennis Hensley's MisMatch Game

I played last night and had a blast!
Tonight, I will be the Vanna White of the show, As Reba Areba,
and am sure I'll have a blasrt again.
You will, too!
If you wanna join you can get tickets 
HERE


So, despite the horror of Covid-19
haunting us for over a year now,
I'm going to have a nice Easter.

Since, it hasn't happened yet, 
Here's a nice Easter memory from 2000!


HAPPY EASTER!!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day

 


This year, I'm disappointed that I didn't get to enjoy a Craft Night with my friends,

I didn't even much feel like crafting cards on my own.

Luckily, since I don't have anyone to send Valentine's Day cards to, anyway,

I had a nice backlog of cards from previous years to send out to a few friends!

So I get to wish them, and now you, a

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

May you get to share it with someone
(no matter how real or not!)

that you love!!


Thursday, December 31, 2020

Happy New Year!!!



Hello!  It appears that I have survived 2020 alone... or survived 2020 BECAUSE I was alone, 
so, "Yay!" on both fronts!

 May 2021 ease us back into some sense of normality, or least a weaker strain of Suckiness.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Horror Holidays 2020!


Hello, Gentle Reader,
     Along with a new, gayer Christmas tree, I've put up a smaller Spewky Christmas tree and I wanted you to see that, too!

As you know I really enjoy the Horror and the Disneyland, so I bought a couple of cute ornaments when I succumbed to that gas they pump into the air at Disneyland that makes you want to buy, buy, buy!  Little did I know that this innocent little Jack Skellington ornament from THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS would lead to so much more.



After this found its way onto my Christmas tree, I had to get it friends...






Then, sometime in September, I was at Son of Monster Palooza promoting my show PERFECT HALLOWEEN...

...when I saw the cutest ornaments, I just had to get them!  Plus, I do enjoy supporting the crafters!

These two are by Shannon Van Pelt

After that, it's as if someone was reading my mind, or spying on my browsing habits... and I somehow found my way to HORRORnaments and bought enough of them to put up a Halloween tree! I actually bought the tree from them.  Then, I thought, 'why take down the tree?' and I ended up with these Horrornaments with the others through Christmastime...





And, because I also love Dunnys, I plunked my Krampus Dunny down at the base of the tree.

Because I'm working from home on account of the Covid, I see this all day everyday, because it shares my dining table with my workspace. 

I feel so lucky to share my Gay Tree and Horror Holiday Tree with you and hope that I've spread a little bit of holiday cheer in this year of suckiness!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!






 

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Friday, December 18, 2020

Merry Solo Christmas - Welcome To My Usual!


 Hello, gentle readers!

Happy Holidays!!  THIS YEAR SUCKED!  ...And because this year sucked and we're still going through the Covid-19 shitstorm, experts and officials are insisting we stay home and not gather with people outside of our households.  As a household of one, that means I'll be spending the holidays alone.  It also means BUSINESS AS USUAL!  Come on people, stop your whining, put on a mask and sit alone for a little while!  I do it every year!

Okay, to be honest, I usually fly home to El Paso, Texas, stay with my besty, Ted, visit family and enjoy the holiday for a few days.  Then, I fly back to my West Hollywood apartment and sit alone again.  As you know from previous years, usually I'm the only one to see my Christmas tree in person.  I usually entertain myself with holiday music, food and movies.  I look forward to annual parties & gatherings with different groups, but this year that won't happen.  If it does, it'll be via Zoom.  I'm okay. I'm used to that.  All I'm saying is that if I can do this every year, YOU CAN DO IT FOR ONE.  Please, stay in, avoid gatherings of people and wear a mask when you go out.  Certainly, it's easier to preach it, than do it, so if you do go against recommended behavior, do it carefully. 

Now, the actual reason I'm here...

Does my tree look gay to you?

This year I went a little nutso supporting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and bought a few Broadway themed ornaments by Glen Hanson...

I got the Grand Dame, Angela Landsbury
as Mame riding the moon

Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad
from HAIRSPRAY

Carol Burnett as Princess Winnifred
from ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

And
Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice
in FUNNY GIRL

I'm saving Glenn Close in SUNSET BOULEVARD for next year...
Is that gay?

How about these new ones?






It all started last year with the blue merman I got to commemorate our Halloween picture


Then, next thing I know, this year, there's a bunch of shirtless hunky guys in my tree!
Then, there's this...
Jackie Beat has been a tree treat since 2018, or earlier

Yeah, Broadway, shirtless hunks & drag queens...  I think my tree is sufficiently gay this year.

Here's my favorite ornament
a Mark Ryden Snow Yak

I was so excited to get this, because, usually, when I try to buy something by Mark Ryden, it sells out in 30 seconds and then can instantly be found on ebay at a $300, or more, mark up.  Assholes.

So, here are a few other "new to the tree" ornaments to fill out the Christmas tree, which I bought as souvenirs from travel or to support local artists...





Of course, you saw the cover photo for this post - Santa wearing a mask and if you look at his hat, you'll see that the ball is broken.  I was disappointed when it arrived at my home broken, but then I thought, "No, that's about right."   So up it went AS IS.

Thank you for taking the time time to see my tree and make me feel a little less alone




Saturday, October 31, 2020

Happy imPERFECT HALLOWEEN!

 


Hallo!  I'm pleased to tell you that I'm still around and Covid-free 
and have not visited this blog anywhere near the amount of times I thought I would 
with this pandemic and working from home!
I may have been BLAZY (Blog Lazy), 
but not all lazy!

First, let me say that this is bound to be a disappointing Halloween, 
what with people in lock down and socially distancing.  
My plans for this year included re-mounting the show I put up last year with Kurt Kohler called PERFECT HALLOWEEN


It is a delicious blend of the two biggest Jamie Leigh Curtis movies ever, 
HALLOWEEN and PERFECT!
(Photo by Mike Pingel)

As you can see, there's a Dr. Loomis-type character and a hot John Travolta-esque reporter character...


(Photo by Mike Pingel)

...and a psycho-killer-like character...


...as well as a hunky, dead-meat character 
(My favorite).

The first run went pretty well last year 
and we were all set to do this show this year at about this time, but, alas, 
Covid had other ideas for Kurt and me as Frieda Laye
 (Starring as Jamie Lee Flirtus in this show).  
So this show is on the back bench press for now, 
but hopefully we'll be back with this great cast in tow.
(Photo by Mike Pingel)

In other things to keep me busy, along with my full-time job from home,
 I crafted more Halloween cards for this year.  
Look, if you're stuck at home, not making spewky memories out there, 
why not make them out of paper?

I didn't get to make as many as I had intended to, 
so if you didn't get one, you're not alone.
Here's a sampling of the cards. 
You can think of one of these as your own from me...






Most importantly, here's a card
DIRECTLY FROM ME TO YOU...


Please, exercise your right to vote!!
And if you feel someone is trying to suppress your vote 
(or the votes of others)
maybe don't vote for them.

STAY SAFE
&
STAY SPEWKY!

WEAR A MASK OVER YOUR MASK 
and have a
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!