It was a long week and we needed to unwind... so we had some cocktails and headed out to Avalon for dinner and more drinks...
Saturday, September 30, 2006
It was a long week and we needed to unwind... so we had some cocktails and headed out to Avalon for dinner and more drinks...
Thursday, September 28, 2006
So, I am now going to watch Grey's Anatomy and ER in HiDef surround sound...
Okay, so the wagon was put up early this week... screw it! I have new home theatre and Pride is this weekend... oh and I hit a new low.... 208.0.....Yippie Skippy!!!!
Richmond Murders: 51st happened today in broad daylight... Go Richmond!!
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
It is Pride time in Richmond, and October is around the corner, which is National GLTB Month...Coming Out Day is October 11th... We are moving closer to the important election here in Virginia... and I am asking that if you live in Virginia or have friends and family in Virginia... ask them to vote NO on Ballot Question #1... gay or straight, this Amendment to the Commonwealths Constitution is wrong...
Now on to what you all wanted to know... the answers to your questions...
What one thing tells you 'inside' over and over again that you made the right decision when you chose Jeff to be your partner? In a quiet moment, staring a glance Jeff's way, what puts a smile on your face? Moments like the one to the left... Most of the time Jeff is a very serious person, very shy-like... but when he opens up, he is adorable. Other times when we are lying together hanging out in bed or on the sofa, he has this sweet southern innocence to him...(he also looks a lot like James Dean when he lays across my lap... I need a pic of it one day)...
I'd love to answer that question myself Kel, but Jeff's not my partner, unless you're not in a monogomous relationship. LOL. Got you on this one! Guess I get out of answering?! (I will let slide on this one)
Simpsons vs. Family Guy- which is better? I will have to go with The Simpsons... though I do not watch either show often... The Simpson crack me up all the time... they are classic dude!
For me this is a difficult one to answer, as the Simpsons is quite simply a brilliant show. However, I think I give the nod to Family Guy- because its a bit fresher and more off-center.
Long time reader, first time question poser. Too bad I couldn't come up with a really good one. heh?
Do you encounter many people your own age who share the name Kelly? Were you the only Kelly in school? Were they boy Kellys or girl Kellys? How did your parents select the name they gave you?
Great question!!! When I growing up I used to try and go by my middle name of Scott...but it would always fail when Mom would call Kelly to dinner and it would ring out throughout the neighborhood... then in 7th grade I was at a new school and up until that point I had never had another Kelly in my class...then in 7th grade another Kelly came to town... and it was a he Kelly... and we spelled our names alike...and for a couple of years, it seemed we were the only Kellys and we were always in the the same class... he, though, became a jock and I a band geek... he got into drugs and I got into college... but as to how I got my name, well, my Mom only knew one Kelly that was a guy in school and decided that no matter what, her first child was going to be named Kelly--girl or boy... it was going to be Kelly Sue or Kelly Scott... well guess what? she got a Kelly Sue in a Kelly Scott body...hahahaha... so, that is how I got my name and though I hated it alot through Elementary and High School... I loved it in college and my days in the news... I was the only boy Kelly on a campus of 9000 students... then my name was very unique in the television market I was in... so lots of folks remembered my name... though lots of times I did not know theirs... sooo... Kellys are cool (wink to Canada and San Fran) and a wink to you for following my blog (mistakes and all...hehehe)
Do you have any data on who reads your blog?... actually no... just where they come from... it seems most are in their 30's and 40's (some 50's)... seems to be a good variety of folks which is very nice...
I get the impression I am one of the older readers (44). and you are not old....
Thanks for your questions this week...
Cricket made herself comfortable on the new love seat and Pino took over the chair.... the new sofa and ottoman should arrive in a couple of weeks...
Also, has Blogger Beta gotten any better??? I was thinking about toying with it tonite...
TTFN! Happy Hump Day!
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
I came home from the gym tonite and was going to read over peoples blogs, but I guess blogroll is down. So I am going to make this post and then grab some food. We did get most of new furniture, but still have to wait for the sofa and ottoman... I will take pics and post when we get things organized. But you know what time of the week it is kiddies...tis Whadda ya want Wednesday? Shoot me a question in the comments and also leave your answer to the same question... I love this time of the week... so shoot!
Weigh in: 208.8
I mentioned before that Virginia's Senator Allen has had a bad case of foot in mouth disease. And that came to the forefront again yesterday here in Richmond as he joined a dozen or so black ministers to support the Marshall/Newman Amendment that would make anything that looks or resembles marriage illegal and non binding, unless you are a man and a woman with a legal marriage license... hmmm, sounds like we are pushing one particular faiths ideas on marriage down the throat of everyone... in a country that promotes 'religous freedom'... mmm hmmmm... and the following quote from Senator Allen last week... do you think anyone will jump on him about this... again lets have a partnership license for ANY couple who wants it... let the churches deal with marrying or not marrying a couple...
Asked on Monday about published stories that his grandfather on his mother's side was Jewish, Allen said:
"You know what, our first freedom in our country was freedom of religion, where people's rights are not enhanced or diminished on account of their . . . religious beliefs. . . . As we try to stand up free and just societies, that's the first pillar of a free and just society. And to be getting into what, what religion my mother is, I don't think is relevant. . . . And so I'd like to ask you, why is that relevant? . . . My mother is French Italian with a little Spanish blood in her. And I've been raised, and she was, as far as I know, raised as a Christian. . . . But let's ask questions about issues that really matter to people here, in Virginia, . . . the land of opportunity for all. And I'll say one other thing. Preserving our foundational values, and one of those values is, freedom of religion, and not making aspersions about . . . because of their religious beliefs."
I don't think Allen will be able to pull out a win in his run for Senate now... and bye, bye to Presidential hopes... if Allen keeps talking, the Webb campaign will save a ton of money in advertising... Allen is keeping all the bad press on himself... hehehe
I broke 20,000 visits over the weekend... wahoo!!!!
Most of our new furniture arrives today... I will take photos and post later...
Think of the questions for tomorrow... I will asking for them later on tonite...
Richmond Murders: 50ish
Sunday, September 24, 2006
and speaking of dogs... should my Male dog be laying like this??
He still pees like a girl doggie and then lays like this...
Is Pino gay??? I will love him anyway... hehe
Do I look soooo 80ish, John Travolta in "Perfect"
Where is my Jamie Lee... oh he is working...
"What did I do now???"
Jeff bought a bunch of these cute Mums this weekend and planted them.
I love the yellow and orange color...
Our yard is looking like a jungle...
It will last a couple of more weeks, then it will be soo bare...
Richmond Murders: I think it is still at 50... we are due for a big one though
Chances Sen. Allen will win in Nov: getting slimmer everyday he speaks
Richmond Pride takes place on Saturday!!!
Saturday, September 23, 2006
This is my fat, bloated ass, unpacking the new toys today...
We got a new flat panel television and surround sound...
A new home theatre... and it rattles the walls!!!
So here are three of my favorite things...
Vodka/Fresca... new laptop and new television
the TV is flat panel with ambience lighting wich is sooo coool..
the back lighting changes with whatever is playing on the screen...
first i went to the gym and weighed in at 208.0, which is a new low for me.. wahoo!!!! and I had to wear the hat backwards and all at the gym... how cool am I???
Here is Jeff and the dogs hanging out after we moved furniture around...
Friday, September 22, 2006
Pictures of the front of the house... I like the American flag with the rose shadow.
This spider has taken up residence above the water feature in our front yard
Jeff... No pictures please!!
This is David, our neighbor from across the street...
He is a crazy old queen... and I tell him that to his face...
Very nice guy...
This is Justin... a friend of Careys who stopped by to say hello
Carey lighting up... again
and me in my lounge wear for the evening...
They are going to kill me for posting this video...
Richmond Murders: 50ish
Thursday, September 21, 2006
What would you say your favorite travel destination is? Or better yet, what's the most awesome place you've ever visited and why? I would have to say I really loved Puerto Vallarta...being in a whole other culture... we stayed in a part of the city that was not super commercialized and was very neat... and very gay friendly... I also loved San Juan and really look forward to going back to both places... both very beautiful... I would like to give Spain a twirl some day and Jeff and I have talked alot about Buenos Aries...(you see a latin theme going here??)
Mine was New Zealand. I wasn't wild about going initially (it was with family- and we toured in a camper van for 2 weeks). But I gotta tell you, it was utterly fantastic. I am reminded of the line from "the color purple" when Nettie sees the African coast for the first time and she says something struck inside her like a large bell.
I know what she meant.
Again I apologize for not including your question and answer yesterday... it was not intended... and if anyone else ever catches me not including a question... please let me know...
Our long weekend has started...the vodka fresca is flowing and pictures have already been taken... i will post throughout the weekend..which is sure to be a drunken fun adventure...
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Kel...This past week or so you did a post on what concerts you recall having attended over your lifetime. Let's see how much culture you have been exposed to. What plays, musicals, and/or ballets have you attended in your lifetime? I saw CATS in high school at the National Theatre in DC on school trip, The Nutcracker a couple times as a kid by Lynchburg Fine Arts, I played Walt Waldowski in MASH in high school and was in a couple of one-act plays... never did much in college... Then at Snowshoe I always took in the annual Music in the Mountains Symphony Perfomance (4 times) where the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra did two big performances over a nice cool weekend in August outdoors under a tent on top of the mountain with wine and food tastings... soo freaking awesome... and yes, WV does have an excellent orchestra... I even went to see them do show tunes special in Charleston once... very good... since I have been in Richmond, Jeff and I have seen Mamma Mia (twice) and Evita...
As for me, the majority of my cultural exposure has been to musicals and that started at an early age, thanks to my eighth grade teacher, Sister Therese...yes I went to a Catholic grammer school. My first cultural exposure started in the eighth grade. I saw three musicals that year, 2 put on by the San Francisco State Theatrical Dept. They were Canterbury Tales (awesome) and Sweet Charity. The 3rd one that year was by a professional group and it was Jesus Christ, Superstar. I saw the Nutcracker when I was in high school, performed by the San Francisco Ballet troupe. I was also privy to seeing Westside Story and Oklahoma performed by fellow classmates in high school (in conjunction w/ a few of the local Catholic All-girl high schools...yes I went to an Catholic All-boys high school).
I had a lapse in college. In my twenties, I saw a production in Santa Ana, CAlifornia which for the life of me escapes my mind. But the images of the singing "and dancing" are still vivid in my mind.
In my mid thirties I saw Phantom of the Opera three times within 2 years. Can you tell I was a bit GaGa over that musical...absolutely stunning and my far my favorite to date. I also saw the RIVERDANCE production.
In my forties, basically within the past year here, I saw the musicals, Spamalot (next in line as my favorite-a musical comedy/parody), Wicked, and The Lion King.
I could throw in two symphony productions seen in high school, performed by the SF Symphony but I can't recall what composeer the pieces were from. So I guess I have answered my bit. Now you Kel.
In all your "Whadda want to know Wednesdays", you have been asked a lot of quetions. So - is there a question you are hoping to be asked but no one has asked it yet? I honestly can't think of one... more afraid of having to answer really personal questions I guess...
What is that question? You guys will just have to keep asking... hehehe
And what is the answer too please!
Kelly, here's what I want to know. Imagine a gay fairy grants you one wish that will come true no matter what it is in exchange for something very precious you already have. I.e. you need to say good bye to something you really like to get something you like even more. You can't offer her crap, it must be something of (intangible) value. What would you offer her and what's your wish? I would want to be immortal and not age... I would give up my ability to negotiate... which has saved my ass from getting beat up, saved me money and gotten me quite a bit...
My wish would be to be able to fly, I would fly to the US back and forth, and I would offer her my programming skills, which is the biggest and currently most important skill I have and which pays my bills.
Time for the question you probably were never waiting for...
Do you smell your fingers after eating chicken or ribs?
See? Told ya. I smell and suck my fingers after a lot of things...even eating sometimes...
I do not.
I suck mine, then use the napkin to dry off my fingers.
How are you? How's Jeff and the babies (pups)? I am fine, Jeff is fine, and the kids are okay
My question is: How do you relieve stress? Gym, Sex, Masterbation, Vodka Fresca, soaking in hot tub
In my most recent post I wrote about how cleaning the house relieves my stress. I like to get down on my knees and really scrub the tiles--it's the only way to get them clean. And I oddly hum/sing/whistle "Whistle While You Work" from Snow White.
Richmond Murders: 50ish
I watched the former NJ Governor this morning on The Today and his long interview with Matt Lauer... I must say I am very impressed. I was expecting something else. I don't know what, but I was not expecting what I saw. This man was very well spoken, did not stumble when asked tough questions and took the blame for everything he did. While two years ago I thought this man slapped the gay community in the face and set us back, today I feel different. Yes, he is pumping his new book, but the purpose he says, is to make people understand than when they make people live secret lifestyles, those people tend to be a little more careless in some of their choices in order to keep their lifestyle secret. He is basically saying some of his mistakes he made, he is responsible for and takes the blame. He also says he feels much better now that he has really gotten everything out in the open. Hell, I think I will ask Santa to buy me the book for Christmas. It might be a good read.
I also wanted to point you folks to someone new to the blogging world. My Big Fat Blog is a new blog that I have added to my blogroll. This guy was someone who was an intern at the TV station I worked at in Roanoke, VA and I think he was trying to figure me out back then... He has since gone on to work at a couple of stations and is now in the DC Area. So if you get a chance head over to Thomas's site and show him some love. He is a good guy and so far the few entries he has made have been very entertaining. I think you will like it.
WHADDA YA WANT TO KNOW??? (and your answers too)... I will be answering later tonite... so go to previous post and leave your questions and answers in the comment section... Look forward to hearing from you guys and gals...
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Richmond Murders: holding steady at 50ish
I am going to quit the storm count... no more fun (unless one heads our way)
Gas Price: $2.14... I actually saw it that cheap... and oil dropped again today
My Stock: I am still ahead... call your local guitar shop and ask for Grem Guitars
So many new shows on TV...season premiers galore!
Happy Happy Joy Joy!!! Someone give me lots of money so I can retire... I will help those who need help... hehehe... a few million would be nice... lets vote some politicians out of office...
Commonwealth Coalition: they are heading up the fight against this horrible Amendment
Equality Virginia: fight for the GLBT in Virginia
HRC: fight for GLBT folks all across this country
Project Vote Smart: go here to register to vote
Gay Pride Virginia: Takes place September 30th in Richmond... show some love
I now scoot the soapbox back into the closet... Have a great Tuesday!
Sunday, September 17, 2006
So Jeff and I head out around lunchtime on Friday... it was only about a 3 hour trip, so when we got there it was still sunny and kinda warm for this time of year... the house was a 3 story house with a swimming pool and hot tub... halfway between the ocean and the sound... it had nice views... so we unpacked the car and changed clothes... but since it was dead and our other friends (another couple) were not going to be there until 9 or so, we got naked and romped around the pool... laid in the sun and made a few phone calls to relatives and friends because we had heard about some storms that moved through Richmond after we left... dinner time rolled around, we needed more cocktails, so we moved up to the third floor kitchen/living room area for a snack... well things happened and we were all over the living room... in the midst of things, Jeff held me close and said "I don't know what I would do without you in my life"... at that moment I knew what I had to do...
After we fixed us some drinks and went to sit on the back porch in big wooden rocking chairs (Jeff and I have always wanted these)...I excused myself to run to the bathroom... I snuck (?) down to my car, got the ring out the box, and went back upstairs... I did the idle chit chat for about 2 secs when Jeff finished his cigarette...then got out of my rocker and down on my knee... at this point, I pulled out the ring and don't really remember what I said... but I think it was something along the lines of... If you are willing to spend the rest of your life with me, I am ready to spend mine with you... I want to grow old and sit in rockers like these with you... I was shaking like a leaf and so was he... tears grew in his eyes and he said yes... I put the ring on his finger, and we kissed... then I felt bad, because the ring was waayyyy too big for is finger... misjudgement on my part...but the sweetest thing was, he kept it on and held it tight for the rest of the weekend... well, unless we were swimming or something where he might loose it... he wanted to keep it on sooo bad... it was sooo sweet... Carey and Jesse showed up that night, we all had drinks and celebrated... the weather turned on us due to a hurricane or something, so we could not hit the beach, but we had a great time anyway... it was nice cool weather... we lounged in bed, in the hot tub, in the pool, on the sofa... the only worry we had was when we ran out of vodka... but thank goodness there was a liquor store near by... It was, by far, one of the best weekends I have ever had...
We did hit the Wright Brothers Memorial and Museum before we headed home... and before we even went home to unpack... we drove straight to the mall... the sassy saleswoman who helped me before was working and we got Jeff a ring that fit his finger a little better and then ordered mine to match...
A couple of months later he sold his house and WE bought our first house together...and that is where we currently live... We want a wedding... but Virginia does not allow it... we have discussed Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada for a ceremony... also, depending on this years elections, we may even consider a move outside the Commonwealth of Virginia... but we live day to day... and I think we have grown to love each other even more over the last two years... previous to our engagement, we were "courting" each other for about 18 months... November 15th will be four years since our first "date", so to speak... I have found someone who makes me laugh, makes me cry and makes me love...I only wish others the luck of finding someone who can do the same for them... as I have mentioned in previous posts... any relationship is going to have its ups and downs....but it is the downs that strengthen the relationship and the ups that keep it going...and I think our will keep going, because I think we have had a lot more ups than downs... but the downs always bring us closer together...
Saturday, September 16, 2006
We then headed back to Cancan where we had the likes of Yordan here, to wait on us...and that is Yordan with his back to us and Jason is the fine guy next to him taking someones order...Jeff ordered mussells to start...
he fought with them...and this one lost out... mussel down!!Hey! Do I have an umbrella sticking out of my head??
This after cocktail ??...
Lordy...what a day... needless to say, we blew through the $100 gift certificate easily... but it was a great day spent in Carytown... we walked home... threw in the movie Hellbent... and then I woke up around 11:30 on the sofa... yea... I passed out real early... like 9ish... vodka all day will do that to you... I LOVE YOU JEFF!!!
Weigh-in: 208.6 this morning at gym... NEW LOW!!!!!