Friday, June 23, 2006

Happy Birthday, Saviour!

Today is the birthday of Saviour Onassis, a.k.a. my bestest friend. I won't tell you how old he is, because not everyone is as open about that stuff as I am. Suffice it to say that he is younger than I am--he was even born in a different decade! But no matter how many birthdays he has, he will seem forever young because he is blessed with natural youthful vitality.

If you enjoy his writing, please leave him a birthday greeting here.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Entertainer Seeks Same

Have you ever tried dating through a personal ad? I recently put up an ad to see what was out there. It was actually a lot of fun to describe myself and the kind of person I was looking for. The site suggested that I include a photo, as ads with photos are more likely to get a response. I didn't like the photo I had. I didn't think it represented what I truly look like, so I did just a little minor tweeking in Photoshop and posted the ad. This is what it said:
Entertainer Seeks Same
I am a funloving, good natured fellow who needs to find his other half. I am not particular about looks, but do expect you to be presentable. I enjoy amusement parks, petting zoos and music. I have always felt different and I suspect my soulmate will identify with that. If you are out there, I am waiting.

That was two months ago, and I had forgotten it was even out there. Then I got this response:
RE: Entertainer Seeks Same
I am also an entertainer! You sound really cool... I think we might have a lot in common. Do you like children? I love children and have three of my own. When you say "presentable", what exactly do you mean? I have a, um... medical condition that forces me to wear a surgical mask in public from time to time. Hope that's not a problem! Look forward to hearing from you! MJ (Kingdom of Bahrain)

Isn't that strange? I don't know if I should respond or not. Bahrain is far away and long distance relationships are always hard. I'm gonna have the think about it. Click HERE to see the photo I posted with my ad.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

This Is My Theory

I never want to be the kind of writer about whom people will say:
He was good until his work got scatological.

It always was.


Monday, June 05, 2006

Got Poe?

Remember POE? Not the writer, Edgar Allan Poe, but the genius singer/songwriter Poe who mysteriously disappeared after only two fantastic albums? I miss her. This official website hasn't been updated in years. I heard she had trouble with her record company, locked in legal battles, etc... But if Courtney can manage to squirm out of one contract and into another, why can't Poe? Has something happened to her? Or did she just say: "Fuck it, I am outta here."