Monday, February 05, 2007

Just a stretch of mortal time

I had a moment to savor in the gym just now. DIRTY! Not really. There were only a few guys in the weight room and dude was going on and on about some policy change they announced at Sunday Mass. This little area is about 98% Catholic. He says, "Am I supposed to worry about this? Isn't it just another man-made rule?" From the squat rack in the back comes the voice of my old neighbor/reason: "They're ALL man-made, dumbass." He was too far away to high-five, so I let out a little "thank-you!". You have to understand just how archly conservative this area is to get why this little blasphemous exchange delighted me so. Especially from a senior citizen. I mean the neighbor, not me.

So aren't you dying to hear about which movie I chose? Well, no one offered a suggestion, so what's a gay to do but skip both and go see the touring production of Aida. Disney's Aida, that is, not the opera.Hmmmm, I liked it. You know how Disney takes their cartoons and makes them into smash Broadway musicals that Midwestern tourists (like, oh, me) keep running for years and years? Well, this one was never a cartoon, but it's CRYING to be adapted into animation. "Adapted" is really too strong a word. Change the hero's wisecracking sidekick into a wisecracking animal sidekick, and you're good to go. Still, as I said, it was enjoyable, but I'm always a sucker for a reincarnation story. "Our love will never die" and all that. SO romantic. Plus, you can always count on Elton John to write a catchy melody.

I bought a last minute gallery seat and it was just me and another dude, who, when I prodded him at intermission (again, DIRTY!) about his thoughts on the show, responded, "Well, I've seen it forty-two times. My partner is in it." Love the theater. Oh, and did you know that the ancient Egyptians were blonde and gym-buffed?

ADDED: Heads up, ladies. Tim Gunn will be on Oprah today (even more dirty?) offering up SIX FASHION MISTAKES. You won't wanna miss that. Oprah also has a segment on a granny who posed nude in Times Square, so you might wanna watch the episode through your fingers like I'm going to.

11 comments:

Q60sgirl said...

Hmm if there is gonna be some nudie granny posing in Times Square i hope she works out at the same gym as you!!

Who discusses Catholic topics at the gym of all places Good Lord?! I give you a cyber high-five here from downunder ;) Poor gym-bunny... take an MP3 next time :)

The Other Andrew said...

You wanna see six fashion mistakes?

::reaches for photo album::

q60sgirl said...

Shhh TOA me thinks they are sleeping over there. I simply don't believe you have an album of fashion mistakes?!

Michael said...

Q, exactly, who does that? And who still thinks that organized religion comes from the mouth of god? Oh yeah, billions of people. Oops. Whatever blows your skirt up, Marilyn. I did have the Nano busting out the Lily Allen/Mika/Scissor Sisters playlist, but I can't help but listen to snippets of conversations that make my blood boil.

Andrew, I'd KILL to see some retro Andrew shots...maybe circa 1983 to start?

The Other Andrew said...

Gah, I've always been a bit camera shy. I should scan some oldies and post them one day though. (Trade you a head shot?)

As for fashion mistakes, well, they weren't mistakes AT THE TIME but in hindsight...

Michael said...

Then they weren't mistakes at all, Andrew. You were merely a victim of the time. Pleated wide-wale corduroys were IT then.

q60sgirl said...

:) i had some really nice cork platform shoes... you guys are funny.

q60sgirl said...

Oh P.S. yes agree with Andrew "trade you a head shot" we mean the one on top of that 6'1" body just to be specific...waiting...

Michael Guy said...

OMGAWD! I had some 'really nice cork platform shoes' too!

Pleated 'baggies' ring a bell with anybody out there? And I also was KING of the Nik-Nik brand disco shirts. Check 'em out on eBay for a hoot.

Xtine said...

shoot...I gotta add Oprah to my Tivo list again. I de-tivo'ed her last year after the Call the Addict Author Bad Names chronicles, but perhaps she has earned her way back.
;)

q60sgirl said...

Did ya MG?! That makes us like twins :)