Monday, June 16, 2008

I'm faking it until I'm pseudo-making it

  • How great was the Tony Awards last night? If this clip with the Xanadu cast doesn't make you want to rush out and see it, what will? Not for nothing do they call it children's theater for 40 year old gay men. Color my ass/demographic targeted.
  • More later. I have to work/feign work for a bit.
  • Oh, wait. For my birthday, La Freakgirl sent me When You Are Engulfed In Flames (how sweet is she?), the latest from my boo, David Sedaris. Some reviews have him mellowing, but I think his wit is as pointed as ever (In the closet I put on a sweater some half-blind child was pain ten sesame seeds to make), and I LOL on practically every page. I've seen him read twice now, and I think that informs my experience of the book. It's his voice in my head as I read it.
  • What a difference a week makes. Humidity was down, heat was down, miles were down (only 12!) and my Sunday long run went swimmingly. So comfy and cocky was I that I ran the last five miles much faster than the first seven. Runs like that keep my motivation up, and I soldier on.
  • The disk du jour is Alanis's new one, Flavors of Entanglement. I wouldn't call myself an acolyte, but I've been playing it over and over for days, thanks to another lovely who sent it for my birthday. There are times that I'm annoyed by her lyrics (OK, mostly her phrasing of them), but there's no denying the frank honesty in her songs, and, good grief, they seep in. I think this is some of her best stuff.
  • To sum up, two of three birthday presents I received this year came from people I've met on the internet. That should tell you what an asshole I am in real life.

20 comments:

freakgirl said...

What in the hell was wrong with Lily Tomlin?

Michael said...

I'm guessing she couldn't read the teleprompter, hence her apparent surprise at everything that stuttered out of her mouth.

I'd see Xanadu again, wouldn't you? Maybe from the regular seats this time instead of onstage (though that was awesome).

susie said...

I'd have paid good money to watch the three of you onstage at Xanadu. I bet your cheeks hurt by the end of the evening.

susie said...

And get your minds out of the gutter -- you know which cheeks I mean.

Michael said...

Susie, I have to admit there was a niggling terror that one of the cast members would engage me, but otherwise it was really good.

Just getting the INSTRUCTIONS for sitting on stage, those two were cracking up.

That just reminded me of that prick who bogarted the seats we wanted. If you're out there, Prick, we had way more fun that you anyway!

freakgirl said...

Oh, that prick.

Remember when Lisa said to the usher, "Hey, that's a Xana-DON'T!" and I almost fell on the ground?

freakgirl said...

Oh, and your "what an asshole I am in real life" comment made me snort.

Michael said...

You'll see.

landis smithers said...

YOU'RE not an asshole.

the world is.

see? perspective changes everything.

freakgirl said...

Landis speaks the truth.

Michael said...

Speaking of, y'all should check out said Landis and his latest pictures with his pupules. It's the Two Dog Blog linked at right. Prepare to melt.

Michael said...

Speaking of the assholery of the world, I had a lady in my office today who noted that, while she would have voted for Hillary, she will not be voting for Obama. When questioned about her motives, she replied that, while she's certainly not a racist, she just didn't trust him. When queried further, she offered, "I don't think he likes us." "Us?" I wondered (the while considering how little "we" had in common). "White people," came her response.

The Other Andrew said...

FYI, I don't trust white people either. I mean, the history of the Western World - just for starters.

And hey, I totally would have sent you a gift I wasn't so self absorbed!

Michael said...

It's not too late. Less talky, more knitty, bitch.

freakgirl said...

Michael, that story makes my stomach hurt.

The Other Andrew said...

Dude, you need to send me your measurements. I could totally knit you something.

Feel free to include pictures as well, you know, for reference.

sam said...

I am by all means an acolyte but, admittedly, as time goes by, she takes more and more poetic license. Sometimes it just doesn't work that well in a song. And the phrasing can get bizarre.

As for Flavors, I believe it's best when played at very high volumes on speakers with a lot of bass.

susie said...

Yeah, definitely not racist. ARRRRGGGHHHH. I think I'm having a seizure.

I find it hard to believe you're an asshole in real life -- FG has very good taste. Also, if you're only half as awesome in person as you are online, you're definitely someone worth knowing! :)

Michael said...

FG, ::sigh::

RandyAndy, maybe this picture tagged "bottoms up?"

Sam, I may have come off underwhelmed, but I'm actually really enjoying it. And I already had the rest of her stuff, so my mornings have been the Alanis Mega Mix.

Susie, you! I need to always talk to both you and La Freak before I go out. Not necessarily OUT out, just even outside.

Ur-spo said...

many happy returns on the feast day of your nativity
may there be many more!