Monday, April 21, 2014

YouTube Treasures: Drag Valkiria 2011

Mondays are a drag...
I have to give her a lot of credit cause she kept on going despite the epic wardrobe malfunctions...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Gratitude Journaling

Our days get flooded so easily with bits of nonsense that it's no wonder that so many people struggle with that gnawing feeling of lack. Stress. Depression. Grey. I usually call it "feeling grey". Black is elegant. Blue is beautiful. Not everyone can wear red. Purple is magical. No one should wear yellow. Ever. Green is hope and truth. Orange is full of energy, but grey... grey is a feeling. Grey is a lack of all of that, as though the clouds exist just above your head... your own personal rainstorm. Hurricane You. Ironically, I'm fond of hurricanes and thunderstorms and grey days. There can be moments of peace in grey, but I don't think we are meant to dwell in grey for too long. I like blues and purples, but you'll usually find me in black. It's slimming.

I'm a big fan of Gratitude Journals. I think they can work wonders on the psyche, especially if our default setting is grey. I don't actually keep a physical one, though perhaps I should. I've always loved those little Moleskin notebooks. I wouldn't need anything fancy. I keep my list in my head, and whenever the grey starts lingering too long, I read it too myself to bring back in a little color...

Things I Am Grateful For:
1. Brighton, my lover, best friend and husband (blue)
2. Baxter, our Jack Russel Terrier (orange)
3. Beamer, our beautiful old dog who crossed over in 2013, who I will miss forever (white)
4. My friends (most of which fluctuate between blue, green, purple and orange)
5. My family (most of them are grey to me now, but my nieces are green and red)
6. My intelligence, wit, sarcasm and modesty ~smirk~ (blue... sometimes purple)
7. My creative nature and versatility (blue, purple and green)
8. My spirituality (definitely purple)
9. My immortal inner child (green)
10. Food, shelter and clothing (green)
11. Employment (currently a little grey... needs to be made blue and green)

What color wears you?

YouTube Treasures: Alaska Thunderfuck ~ Season 6 in 60 Seconds

Mondays are a drag...

Monday, March 31, 2014

Horoscopes: 03.31.14

Today's Horoscopes are brought to you by my iPod...


Aries: March 21 - April 20
Takin' Over by C+C Music Factory

Taurus: April 21 - May 21
Go West by The Village People

Gemini: May 22 - June 21
Silicone by Willam (featuring Detox & Vicky Vox)

Cancer: June 22 - July 22
Dream Boi Cream Boi by Jonny McGovern

Leo: July 23 - August 22
Koko Would Like a Bump by Jonny McGovern (featuring Koko Aviance)

Virgo: August 23 - September 22
The Vagina Song by Willam

Libra: September 23 - October 23
Do Not Disturb by Jim Verrarose

Scorpio: October 24 - November 22
Dirty Love by Johnny Weir

Sagittarius: November 23 - December 21
Bossy Bottom by Jonny McGovern

Capricorn: December 22 - January 20
Whiskey in Chruches by Cassidy Haley

Aquarius: January 21 - February 19
Nothing At All by Levi Kreis

Pisces: February 20 - March 20
Amsterdam by John Quale

YouTube Treasures: Bianca Del Rio ~ Nashville 2014

Mondays are a drag...
 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Horoscopes: 03.24.14


Aries: March 21 - April 20
It is a time of reflection for Aries. Things have been shaken up around you. You're surrounded by unsettled dust clouds and misty rain... uncertain of what caused the upheaval, and uncertain how to resolve it. Let the dust settle; it's easier to start walking once you can see the floor.

Taurus: April 21 - May 21
What have you done? You've settled. You've settled for a job that does not inspire you, and for a love life with no spark. How easily we forget that inactivity is also a choice. Once chooses not to move forward. Choose otherwise.

Gemini: May 22 - June 21
Single again? Perhaps it is time to start wondering whether or not "other people" are the problem. Fix that crack in the full-length mirror, because you haven't been seeing yourself quite clearly. You control the image you portray of yourself, make sure it's the one you want people to see.

Cancer: June 22 - July 22
Little Cancer... Oh, delicate little crab. You hold onto things too dearly.. as though letting go means they will never be replaced. Love always renews itself. There is a pearl in the ocean with your name on it, but holding on to an empty clam is pointless.

Leo: July 23 - August 22
Happiness. It's far simpler than what most of us think. Usually the obstacles preventing us from finding or achieving happiness found their way in front of us, because we put them there. Love is easy too. So is peace. Don't fight everything around you. Not every match needs to end in death.

Virgo: August 23 - September 22
Once upon a time, dear Virgo, you were my delight to torture, but alas fate has made me fall in love with one of your own. Such is karma. I still think you're a vain bitch, but I'll start picking on Taurus from now on. I have always said it... "People treat you exactly how you let them." You have no one to blame, but yourself for the tire marks on your back.

Libra: September 23 - October 23
You seek to find a way to sort things out and bring calm to the current turmoils of your life. Job. Significant Other. Children. Privacy. Sometimes it's not easy. However, we easily get caught up in what we don't have, that we forget to see what blessings we've been given. Count yours.

Scorpio: October 24 - November 22
Did you think just because your tail is full of poison that your immune to venom? You're so busy lashing out that you have failed to realize that in attempting to strike your target, you've struck yourself instead.

Sagittarius: November 23 - December 21
Sagittarians are supposed to be the Zodiac's optimist. Why have you filled with your mind and heart with such trivial concerns that in truth carry no weight? Deal with or dismiss them. Don't let them bring anymore shadow into your life. Chances are, you've said it to others a billion times, "It all works itself out in the end." Guess what... it really does. Let it go.

Capricorn: December 22 - January 20
Don't fear the darkness. It can be comforting, strengthening, empowering, even healing. You've needed to begin the healing process within yourself for a long time. The hurt does not just magically go away. It's time to bring your issues to the surface and deal with them.

Aquarius: January 21 - February 19
You feel energized, uplifted, overjoyed, and even euphoric. Ignorance sure is bliss, honey. It's best that you don't know what's coming around the corner. If you keep skipping along, looking up at the sky, maybe the bus will swerve out of your way and fail to hit you. Yeah! >clap< >clap< Fun times!

Pisces: February 20 - March 20
Keep on swimming! Keep on swimming! Go liitle fishie! Go! You need encouragement! Support! Therapy... make an appointment. Stop following the rest of the school so closely... swim out on your own from time to time. You'll get farther.

YouTube Treasures: Alyssa's Secret ~ Business Woman Fish

Mondays are a drag...
I am totally living for these "Alyssa's Secret" videos...

Monday, March 17, 2014

Horoscopes: 03.17.14


Aries: March 21 - April 20
Where there is smoke, there is usually fire. You've been letting off steam slowly, but sometimes the only way people will truly understand is if you let them touch the stove and get burned.

Taurus: April 21 - May 21
Isn't it amazing how quickly we can get caught up in the small day-to-day routines and forget to live and enjoy our lives? This is a one-way trip, darling, don't be afraid to leave some of the bags at home.

Gemini: May 22 - June 21
Beauty is not just skin-deep. Please go to a spa, and get those nasty overgrown eyebrows tweaked a bit. People stop and look at you on the streets because you look like a yeti.

Cancer: June 22 - July 22
Well... things can only get better.

Leo: July 23 - August 22
Why are you at home? Why are you just sitting in front of a computer, staring mindlessly out into virtual space? Boredom? Fear? Are you ugly? If you are, put a bag on your head and head outside anyway - the sun is shining!

Virgo: August 23 - September 22
I haven't said it to you enough. I've tried and tried to get the message across to you. You are just trash.

Libra: September 23 - October 23
You're life lately hasn't had any new evolutions or new devolutions for that matter either. At the least your stable; that's more than most people can say.

Scorpio: October 24 - November 22
Dear Scorpio, vicious little bitch of the Zodiac... sometimes the damage done after opening one's mouth cannot be undone. You would be surprised how many more friends you can maintain if you just practice some tact.

Sagittarius: November 23 - December 21
The path to your future is still there. You are not at a crossroads. You've just stopped walking. Heading back in the right direction is as easy as putting one foot in front of the other.

Capricorn: December 22 - January 20
Dancing naked in the living room to really loud music is great fun and good for the soul; bring a dance partner or two.

Aquarius: January 21 - February 19
You almost always have a clear idea of what's wrong or right. Most of your friends would describe you as level-headed and well-balanced. Change.

Pisces: February 20 - March 20
As always, little fishie, I try to aim as much love and good will in your direction as I can. You've got a good heart and a beautiful soul. Let others enjoy it too.

YouTube Treasures: Ivy Winters at the Gramercy Theatre

Mondays are a drag...
We were at this show! Ivy's performance was nothing short of amazing!


St. Brigid of Ireland



In Celtic religion and Irish mythology, Brigit or Brighid is the daughter of the Dagda (the "All-father") and one of the Tuatha Dé Danann (a race of people thought to derive from the pre-Christian deities of Ireland). Brighid was once the divine patroness of poetry, smithing, medicine, arts and crafts, cattle and other livestock, and was associated with fire and the coming of spring. During the Middle Ages, she was syncretized with a Christian saint, and became St. Brigid of Kildare or Ireland, who is one of Ireland's patron saints along with St. Patrick and St. Columba. She is also often referred to as Mary of the Gael. Irish hagiography makes her an early Irish Christian nun, abbess, and founder of several monasteries of nuns, including that of Kildare in Ireland, which was considered legendary and was highly revered.

St. Brigid is part of my "Simply Divine" series, and is available over at my CafePress Shop.