Thursday, March 13, 2003

busy, busy, busy...

boy i tell ya, tax season's got me running in circles this year.. which is a good and bad thing. good in that it means more clients which means more $$ for me, but bad in that i'm exhausted and ready to get back to my normal, lazy life! imagine working a full day and then coming home to do more taxes.. that's what it's been like for the past 2 months and there's still a month to go! but i'm hanging in there. i sure could use a new, faster printer, though.. and a copier!

anyways, just a few snippets to report:

some asswipe named michael savage (not to be confused even in error with dan savage) is being given a talk show on msnbc. make sure you don't watch it, and if glaad can help it as they did with dr. laura, he won't be on air long enough for people to catch on. he's been known to make scathing remarks against people of color, women, immigrants ("you open the door to them and the next thing you know they are defacating on your country and breeding out of control") and of course the glbt community (comparing our "unnatural acts" to beastiality). he even threatened to take action against glaad should they try to protest his show. what(the f*ck)ever, dude. come on wit' it...

update: kudos to dell, casual male, ideal village, sharper image and procter & gamble for withdrawing their ads, and to kraft foods and general mills for refusing to sponsor his program.

never underestimate the power of a disenfranchised community! glaad rocks!

yesterday i went back to my ja school because some of us were selected to judge their poetry contest.. what an honor! it was hard to judge though because you felt like giving them all high scores just for having the guts to get up on stage in front of the entire school and reciting powerful poems! but in the end, the ones that i thought really deserved to win, did win. so that was very cool. and i also got a chance to pop in and say hi to my kids most of whom ran upto me with hugs and affection! they're all just too precious! i asked them if they had been writing in their journal and surprisingly they all said yes!

my uncle was in town last weekend to visit his daughter (my cousin) who is studying here in chicago.. i actually like this uncle, and it was nice seeing him, but it's always trying to have to go back in the closet and pretend like c is my roommate. she's a doll for putting up with me and my homophobic extended family. thankfully it was only a 2 day ordeal and by the time he left it felt like i was coming out of a cage! how much longer am i going to subject myself to this? i've no idea. i console myself by saying "this only happens once in a blue moon" but really, it's no consolation at all.

finally, i am banging my head against the wall for having completely slept on buying tickets to see annie lennox in chicago next month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i mean, the woman hasn't toured in ages and i've been waiting and waiting for her to get on the tour bus! so of course the one week i didn't read the chicago reader was the week they advertised her show. somebody just shoot me and put me out of my misery. and yes, it's sold out. sigh...

and, in conclusion of this week's blog, i have a question for all you readers: is floetry really all that? i still haven't had a chance to listen to any of their work. should i go out and buy their cd? they recently played in chicago, but of course i didn't go. am i sleeping on this duo? also.. has anyone heard tracy chapman's (not so) new release? should it be on my list of cd's to buy? any input is appreciated.

so there you have it folks, the last 2 weeks of my life in a nutshell.