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.