I'm so happy! Tonight is the first night of Chanukah! For my Chanukah gift, Billy, my husband, gave me the first two seasons of The Big Bang Theory on DVD. I'm also happy because tonight is Friday and that means that Ugly Betty is on.
First, I would like to start off talking about the AMAs. Adam Lambert kissed his keyboard player for about three seconds and now some people are calling it gay porn! In my opinion, that's absolutely ridiculous. I saw the video. Yes, I'm pretty sure there was some tongue action involved. But the thing is, everyone remained fully clothed. I'm no expert here since I don't watch much porn, but my husband does. Anyway, from what I've seen, porn involves naked people performing sexual acts on each other that are much more explicit than a three-second kiss! I even showed the video to my husband. Before I showed him the video, I said "Honey, watch this and tell me if you would consider this to be gay porn." He watched it and said "What part is supposed to be porn?" so I said "The part where Adam Lambert kissed his keyboard player." My husband said "If that's porn, it's the worst porn ever!"
Okay, now that I got that out of my system, I'm moving on to another subject; me. I have to have two blood tests today. Actually, I already had one. The first one was at 8:00am. I have to have the second one between 4:00 and 4:30pm. They are testing some of my enzymes and want to see how they change over the course of the day. Anyway, I hate blood tests because my veins aren't all that good and they never get my blood on the first try. This morning was no exception. I was poked three times and the phlebotomist wiggled the needle around in the vein each time before they got anything.
But the thing was, while I was in the waiting room at the blood lab, there was a poster from the Red Cross. So I got to thinking that I should donate blood. I've donated blood a couple of times in the past, but haven't done so for a couple of years. The reason that I stopped donating was that I got pissed off at the Red Cross because they refuse to accept blood from gay people. I don't buy the whole thing about the increased possibility of HIV positive blood being the reason since they test all the blood for HIV and other assorted diseases routinely before administering to anyone. I think the Red Cross is just homophobic. But the thing is that because of Swine Flu, the nation's supply of blood is really low. So now I'm thinking I should donate. But if I donate, that would mean that I'm ending my personal boycott of anything related to the Red Cross. So now my real conundrum is should I stand up for gay rights by boycotting the Red Cross or should I support medical need by donating my blood?
Okay, in case you haven't figured it out by now, I watch quite a bit of TV. My current favorite shows are How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, Ugly Betty, and Project Runway. My favorite night of the week for TV viewing is Monday night because both How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory are on.
Now, something you should know about me is that I have a very obsessive personality. Right now, two of my major obsessions are How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory. Part of the How I Met Your Mother obsession was the whole Barney/Robin thing, but now that Barney and Robin have broken up... well, I still watch and DVR the show every single week like the obsessive fangirl that I am, but some of the obsession has gone away.
Onto The Big Bang Theory. I had, and I'll get to why I'm using the past tense in a minute, a couple of theories about Sheldon and sex. My first theory, and the theory that has been expressed multiple times on the show itself, is that Sheldon is asexual. My backup theory, however, is that Sheldon is gay and was just really, really, really deep in the closet, well, because he's a Mama's boy and his mother is a fundamentalist christian. However, my feeling has always been that if it's eventually revealed that Sheldon does, in fact, have anything resembling a sex drive and it turns out he's straight, he should hook up with Penny, the neighbor. This is mostly because, well, he's Sheldon. Just watch the show if you want to know what I mean.
Anyway, CBS posted a clip from the upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory on both their website and YouTube. Here it is on YouTube. My new theory about Sheldon is that he's just a really, really late bloomer. I'm a little disappointed that they decided to make him straight rather than gay, but hey, if he has to be straight, well, at least he's fooling around with Penny lol.
I am annoyed at two people; my husband and my mother-in-law. I'll start with why I'm annoyed with my husband. Now, we've been together for quite awhile. Anyway, over all the years we've been together, I've been telling him about the gag reflex and that is why it is not a good idea for him to grab my head during a blow job. Today I found out he never believed me. I found this out by walking in on him watching some random chick on YouTube giving out sex tips and when I walked in she was talking about the gag reflex. So I said "Honey, why are you watching this? You already know about the gag reflex, I've told you about a zillion times."
So my husband said "Yeah, but I thought you were just being a b****, now I know you were telling the truth."
Well that lead to an argument with me asking why I'd lie about that. Apparently he saw several porn stars take the whole penis in their mouths. Now I don't care if he watches pornos, but why does he expect me to act like a porn star?
This is very similar to a discussion we had last night about people not being able to disassociate fiction from reality. For example, take Jim Parsons and his character, Sheldon, on The Big Bang Theory. I was reading some internet post asking if Jim Parsons ever got laid. So I voiced the opinion to my husband that people are idiots and that just because a guy plays an asexual on TV does not mean he's asexual in real life. Just like because someone plays a serial killer on, say, NYPD Blue does not mean that they are actually a serial killer.
Anyway, on to why I'm annoyed with my mother-in-law. Ironically enough, this also involves YouTube. See, I had just finished watching this video of Donna Sachet making history by being the first drag queen to ever sing The Star Spangled Banner at a MLB baseball game. Anyway, so my mother-in-law called and asked me what I was doing. Now, you should note that my mother-in-law is a very religious catholic who doesn't even believe in evolution, but I wasn't thinking when I told her that I was watching a video of a drag queen sing the national anthem at a major league baseball game. My mother-in-law said that was disgusting. I asked her why, since as far as I know, Donna Sachet is an American drag queen. I mean, if Donna Sachet is not an American, I can see the problem with her singing the American national anthem, but like I said, I assume she's American. That question was a big mistake. All I got for it was a ten-minute lecture on how homosexuality is wrong and how drag queens are the worst kinds of homosexuality.
I did not bother to point out to her that for starters, there are some heterosexual drag queens, and though they mostly do drag in their own homes. Nor did I point out that we are all God's children and who is she to judge? I also did not voice my opinion that if she doesn't like homosexuals, she probably shouldn't be living in the bluest state in the nation. Although I was thinking all that and much more. Instead I held my tongue and then put my husband on so that he could deal with her. After all, you have to pick your battles, and I chose not to argue with this woman since I learned my lesson when I tried to teach her about evolution.
Okay, this really proves that I have too much time on my hands, lol. I found the sexiest photos I could find of my two favorite actors, Neil Patrick Harris and Jim Parsons. Ironically enough, both photos are in black and white. The picture of Neil Patrick Harris is from Rolling Stone and the picture of Jim Parsons is from Maxim. Anyway, I took both pictures, and, after playing with them in The Gimp for awhile, I managed to make a background of them side-by-side. Anyway, I thought that I would share the background. Image size is 1280 x 800 pixels. Now I just have to figure out how to post it.
Okay, I think I have it! I'm going to post a link to it in my photo sharing site. Here it is!
I wasn't feeling particularly sleepy last night, so I stayed up to watch Conan O'Brien. This is very unusual behavior for me since I'm pretty much the definition of "morning person." Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised when Conan announced that one of his guests would be Neil Patrick Harris. I was excited and also a little nervous, because I caught a video clip of last time Neil Patrick Harris was on the Conan. He told some story about a vacation in Hawaii with his boyfriend. I don't remember it verbatim, but I think it went something like this. They went to a restaurant about 30 minutes from their hotel. On the way back, Neil realized that the food didn't totally agree with his digestive system, so he went looking for a rest stop. Finally he found a port-a-potty. Well, he went into the port-a-potty, had some major diarrhea, and then realized that the lid of the port-a-potty was down. Seriously, that was way more information about Neil Patrick Harris's bowel movements than I ever wanted to know. All I could think after that particular interview was "TMI."
Anyway, based on that story, I was nervous about this one. I was pleasantly surprised. For one thing, there was not one reference to bowel movements. For another thing, when he was chatting with Conan about how last year he and his boyfriend, by the way, I totally loved it when he referred to his boyfriend as "My better half," visited the playboy mansion. I swear, Conan's were all bugged out, it was the funniest thing. Now I'm no mind reader, but I swear I could read Conan's mind when that happened. He was thinking "You got invited to the playboy mansion? You're not even straight! You couldn't appreciate it! Why couldn't that have been me?" Well, that's what I think Conan was thinking anyway.
Oh, Neil also talked about this thing he's producing in L.A. Some kind of game, I think. I already forget it's name. He talked about some haunted house he did for Halloween this year at some friends' of his house. Oh, wait, there was a bowel movement reference. He said he didn't scare the real little ones too bad. He didn't want the kids dressed as Pooh to poo. Oh, and he also talked about trying to flirt while in a fat suit and how it didn't work out that well.
I'm back with more celebrity gossip. Apparently, T. R. Knight has recently broken up with his boyfriend. I wonder if it was over the whole baby comment? This is pure speculation on my part, but if I was a 21 year old college student, I would not appreciate my significant other going on national TV and saying they really want a baby.
Moving on, I suspect that Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory, another favorite show of mine, is gay. Other than the obvious, I was checking out this thread on IMDB and, well, I'll just get to what I see is the important part. Here is a candid shot from 2008 of Jim picking up his dry cleaning with a friend. Here is a zoom in on a shot of Jim Parsons sitting next to the same guy at the Emmys.
Hi. I'm back. First off, I would like to say that I am almost completely recovered from my gall bladder surgery. Sure, the surgery was laparoscopic, but there were some unexpected complications. But anyway, I'm better now. My husband has been amazing throughout all of this.
During my recovery, I got really into How I Met Your Mother. I admit to seeing the show before, but I was not a regular viewer. Now, however, I am not only a regular viewer of the show, but I own the first four seasons on DVD. The DVDs were a gift from my husband when he wanted to cheer me up during a particularly bad bout of illness do to my surgery. Anyway, my favorite character on the show is Barney Stinson, played by Neil Patrick Harris. I gotta say, Neil Patrick Harris is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I also loved his musical number on the Emmys. I like him even better now than I did when he was Doogie Howser. I was not particularly fond of him in the Harold and Kumar movies, but that was not his fault. The problem was that I'm not a fan of stoner movies and those movies fell within that category. It doesn't matter how brilliant the actor is, if the script sucks, then, well, it sucks.
Oh, speaking of the Emmys and Neil Patrick Harris, I read somewhere, I can't remember where, that a couple days after the Emmys, that Jon Cryer said something along the lines that gay actors should remain closeted so that their performances are believable. That is one of the stupidest things I have ever heard. Think about the definition of the word actor. An actor is someone who pretends to be someone else. If an actor does his/her job well, his/her own sexual orientation has absolutely NOTHING to do with his/her believability when they are in character. Take Neil Patrick Harris, for example. I think Neil Patrick Harris is VERY believable as Barney. Jon Cryer is now on my shit list.
Oh, and speaking of gay actors, I caught the Ellen Degeneres show yesterday. T. R. Knight was on promoting this play that he is currently in. Anyway, the subject of babies came up, and apparently T. R. Knight wants one. On the surface, I support this. I mean, T. R. is 36 years old, probably has a good chunk of change saved up from his stint on Grey's Anatomy, and does not smoke. So what's my problem with this? Well, his boyfriend is only 21 years old and still in college! I mean, don't get me wrong, I don't really care who T. R. Knight dates. As long as he's happy, I'm happy. But his boyfriend, Mark Cornelsen, I believe his name is, is still very young. Now, having never met the guy, I can't say anything for certain, but I'm guessing that Mark might like to enjoy clubbing and drinking and partying a bit before settling down and having a family. Now, that's just my guess and I could be way off base. I just hope that T. R. Knight talked all this over with Mark before going on national TV and saying that he wants a baby.
I'm sorry that's it's been awhile since my last post. My only excuse is that I had my gall bladder removed on September 2nd and I've been recovering ever since. My life is pretty boring right now. There's really nothing new to report.
I'm scheduled for surgery on Wednesday. It's a pretty routine surgery; just a gall bladder removal. But the thing is, I've never had surgery before, unless you count the time I had my impacted wisdom teeth removed, and I'm nervous. I'm not really nervous about anything in particular, it's just a general feeling of unease.
I am absolutely obsessed with the movie Shelter! It is everything I could possibly want in a movie. I am a fag-hag, so, by definition, I love gay men. I love romance movies, so this movie is right up my ally. I love kids, so I am thrilled that there is a kid in it! I am a sucker for happy endings, so I absolutely loved the ending! Oh, I forgot to mention, I love dogs, and this movie has not one, but two dogs!
Sorry that I've been MIA. First I was in the hospital for a week to get some medications adjusted. I got out a week ago. Friday I fell down the stairs. See, it was in the 90's outside so I thought I would give Xander some ice water to drink. The way the house is laid out, the kitchen is on the second story. So I took the water bowl up to the kitchen and filled it with ice and water. On my way down the stairs, I accidentally spilled some water. I slipped on the water and fell. I banged up my left leg pretty bad. I thought it was just bruised, since I could still physically walk on it. Yesterday (Tuesday), however, it was still hurting me to walk so I dragged my butt over to the doctor's office. The doctor told me the leg might be broken and to go to the local hospital for X-rays and to call her in the morning for the results. So I went to the hospital and got the X-rays and this morning I called the doctor. Apparently there was some mix-up with my X-rays because they didn't get all of the ordered X-rays. So now I have to go back to the hospital to get yet more X-rays taken.
There is a lot of drama in my life. There is my gall bladder surgery. Billy's cousin's step-father committed suicide. And to top it off, my grandfather is in the hospital. Yes, there is definitely enough drama in my life.
Today I went to Petsmart to buy Fred a new dog bed. I brought Fred with me. Normally I go to Petco, but I wanted a change of scenery. Anyway, I spent a long time there looking around Petsmart. Fred enjoyed enjoyed himself greatly. I had him try out all the different dog beds before I settled on one.
Billy and I came to a decision last night that makes me sad. We decided not to try and conceive until after my gall bladder is out. This is because we think my health is the most important thing.
On a positive note, I finally got a basal thermometer, something I have been bugging Billy to let me buy for a couple of weeks now to help me predict ovulation. The reason he let me buy one now was because I let him get an add on for one of his PS3 games.
I have bad news. Last night I was in the hospital ER with stomach pain.This is not the first time I've had it either. Long story short, it was determined that it was most likely gall stones. This is my second attack in two weeks. I have an ultrasound scheduled for Thursday at 8:00am. I'll know more after the ultrasound.I kind of hope it is my gall bladder so it can be surgically removed.
I have news! Billy and I have decided to try and conceive a baby! I'm so excited! Up until now we have been letting nature take it's course, but now we will more actively try. This is both fun and scary at the same time.
I want to put in a shout out to a couple of websites. One website is Just Mommies. I have found the message boards on Just Mommies to be a great source of support. Another website that I just joined today is Fertility Friend. Fertility Friend is a great site for charting.
I'm still working on my wedding album, but I'm making progress. Out of 802 pictures taken at my wedding, I've got it narrowed down to 135. The problem is that there is only 30 pages in the album. This is so tough!
Edited to add that I thought you might enjoy looking at the spreads from my wedding so I'm including the link here. I'm also going to give a shout out to my wedding photographer, Erik Waddell. His website is http://www.athousandmoments.com/.
As you may or may not know, we are living with the inlaws. The inlaws are very kindly turning the garage into another room for us and they will eventually build us a kitchen so we have our own apartment. Anyway, I wanted to post photos of the garage/new room. So here they are.
Okay, I thought that I would post an update on me. First, the wedding!
Since I'm Jewish and Billy is Catholic, we were married by a justice of the peace. I know that we had some other options, but that is what worked for us. The wedding was on May 31st. Everything went very smoothly. I was glad that Billy was able to break the glass in the Jewish tradition. Because he has cerebral palsy, we weren't sure he would be able to do it. After the wedding, we went to Foxwoods for 3 days on a honeymoon. Now I'm living with Billy and the inlaws and our two dogs, Xander and Fred. Xander is a 6.5 year old white german shepherd and Fred is a 9 month old toy poodle
Here are a few pictures from my wedding that some of the guests took since I've been a little lazy in ordering my pro pics. I'm also including pics of the dogs.