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The Diva

I had the most fun Saturday night!

At around 6:00, Aaron and I went to Nancy’s to decorate her Christmas tree. We were joined Brian and Neal*. We put the tree together and then went for dinner. We ate at a pizza place and it was really good. (Mental note: schedule more trips there). Then we went to the store to get some ornaments, etc. When we got back to Nancy’s house, Brian got a call from a friend of his and we were invited to go to a club in Memphis. We all accepted (except Aaron, it wasn’t his scene) and after collecting another participant, Brandon, left at around 11:45. Unfortunately, that left us with only 15 minutes to travel the 15 miles to the liquor store, but of course we made it.

We got to the club at around 1:00 AM and the very first thing that I saw was a queen who was dressed as the Diva Plavalaguna. She was dressed magnificently! We did, unfortunately, miss her show as we wandered the place.

Apparently the main attraction is the dance floor, and as I don’t dance or drink, I had nothing to do but watch the shows. They were funny as hell.

There was this one queen, Sonoma (stood about 6 feet tall) who performed “Shine”, not the Collective Soul version, but rather the Dolly Parton one. This just tickled the hell out of me because I’m a big ‘ole Dolly fan.

They were all so hilarious. I was laughing so much. It was great.

Alas, all good things must come to an end and at around 3:45 we left for home. We got back at around 5:00 AM and totally crashed.

*Uncommon names were changed to protect the “innocent”. I’ve also left out some of the more “interesting” details of the evening’s exploits. ;)


Written by Jeff

Monday, November 29, 2004 at 2:59 pm

Posted in General

Renewed faith

Something has given me renewed faith in the people of my state and hope for the future. Here’s what it is:

Some bigots and hate-mongers went to protest a high-school in Little Rock (AR) because it had a Gay/Straight Alliance. Well. It seems that they were vastly outnumbered by a counter-protest, but also by dozens of students who were gathered in front of the school.

At one point, someone threw a bottle, but unfortunately it missed its intended ‘phobe and smacked a reporter instead. He sucked it up and went on with the story, though.


Written by Jeff

Saturday, November 20, 2004 at 11:32 am

We Interrupt Our Regular Broadcast…

I just found this on Reuters:

CBS News has fired a producer who interrupted the last five minutes of Wednesday night’s CSI: NY for a special report on the death of Yassir Arafat.

Is is just me, or is the death of a world leader and a potential power-struggle (with the potential for regional destabilization) to determine who will lead the Palestinian people more important than the last few minutes of a TV show?

Maybe I’m just too pragmatic.


Written by Jeff

Friday, November 12, 2004 at 8:56 pm


I just read an article about an infertile woman who thought that the power of prayer “delivered” a baby to her.

It seems that she was duped in to thinking that she was pregnant, and then some charlatan gave her a baby that had been abducted.

The police believe infertile women in Mr Deya’s congregation are travelling from the UK to Africa and being deceived into believing they have given birth in backstreet clinics in Nairobi.

His “church” has had its accounts frozen he and his wife are under indictment in Kenya over the whole mess.

Now here’s the question:

If she’s infertile, and not pregnant when she goes to Kenya, how can she believe that after arriving, she suddently goes into labor? Oh, that’s right, it’s a miracle.

Written by Jeff

Friday, November 12, 2004 at 11:50 am