Thursday, November 30, 2006

Thirsty Thursday Has Taken Over To Become Margarita Madness, Back Tomorrow.....

Thursday has become "Thirsty Thursday" for me blogger friends and readers, which means I need a drink. Too many things have collided together today for me to work on any single one with any coherence, so I am throwing in the towel and going to throw back some margarita's. Please excuse this regular post with some piped in posting from around the Internet. Lazy I know, but did I tell you I need to go drink some Margarita's?? Let me enjoy this little respite my friends, and I will be back tomorrow with some serious posting, like tomorrow being WORLD AIDS DAY and everything. Tonight also is bringing rain, wind and maybe freezing rain to NE Ohio, so who knows after margarita's and rain how early the posting will be tomorrow, lol. Luv ya guys and gals.......enjoy some Thirsty Thursday on the Gay Guru and remember to tip well..GG

Preliminary Hearing Set For For Gay Porn Star Murder Case

Maryland Child Care Workers Voice Support For Gay Families As High Court Prepares To Hear Marriage Case

Romney Lawyers: Legislature Illegally Blocking Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

South Africa Gay Marriage Bill Becomes Law

Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment Sponsor Frist Shelves Presidential Bid

I don't usually do naughty on this blog, but this can help both my gay readers and my str8 women readers......I had to add a little black dot dammit, LOL, but at least I got to see the bit and pieces, LOL. Thanx to Gay Televiv Blog, (beware this is an adult gay male blog), and Casual in Istanbul, for sharing this. Here is a map of 12 spots in the male body that you should know when you get in bed with a guy. (Click on the pics to enlarge)

And since I am being a bit naughty today, in preparation for my Margarita Night about to commence, here are some captured cutie strips from (adult blog number 2), Aussielicious. Enjoy blogger friends........GG

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Note's From The Basement, I'll Get You My Pretty, "HUMP"day Wednesday Expanded Captured Cuties

I'm back with another little entry blogger friends. I got the sweetest letter from my new friend and Hero Teri Yale, over at Davey's Basement, over the weekend, and her newsletter in my email today. I can't tell you how nice this woman is, and boycott or not, this lady is going on to even greater things in her life, I can tell. Support from you all, and other bloggers and their friends, has really meant a lot to Teri, and again she says thank you all very much. Two readers of this blog even live close enough to have visited her last week, shopped and mentioned me to her, and I thank them for giving her some business. Things are still rough, and sales arent where they need to be, there is even now a possibility of eviction, but thru it all, she remains positive and will serve her town and our GLBT community till it is impossible to anymore. You still have time to go to the website and purchase christmas gifts, or just say hello and offer some christmas cheer. Go Teri friend, and I hope you will get all your dreams and learn your true calling because I think there is much more in store for you than just shopowner.....MUAH!!

Some interesting news with a gay twist......Dorothy's ruby red slippers are nestled in near NASA's rockets and Charles Lindbergh's plane in a new Smithsonian exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum. Even though Dorothy got around with lightening speed in the slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" the home is only temporary. They usually rest at the National Museum of American History which is undergoing renovation. The new exhibit at the Air and Space Museum is called "Treasures of American History". On hand to open it were Ruth Duccini and Jerry Maren, two of the munchkins from the movie. "The city council of Munchkinland nominated me to be part of the welcoming committee for Dorothy," said Maren, 87, who was 17 when he played one of the three "Lollipop Kids." He wore a blue baseball cap that said "The Lollipop Kid," and carried a huge green and purple lollipop over his shoulder. "We wish to welcome you to Smithsonian Institute," he sang to the tune of the "Lollipop Guild" song in the 1939 film. The exhibit also features a portion of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the top hat Abraham Lincoln wore the night he was assassinated and the Greensboro, N.C., lunch counter where four black college students protested segregation by sitting down at the "whites-only" counter.

"HUMP"day Wednesday is featuring Captured Cuties from one of my favorite blogger friends Marko over at Marks Planet. I want Marko to come dj my first Gay Guru party blowout, if I ever decide to have one, LOL. He is sweet, and cute, and knows how to spin a tune boys and girls. We're half way thru the week....enjoy......GG

A Little Self Promotion, Real World Denver Anyone?, A Little Holiday Music, ......more later

Good Wednesday morning blogger friends and readers. I want to give myself one more shameless plug, and then I will try to stifle my conceited self for a while, lol. If you look over at the top left of the blog, I have been accepted into Gay Blogads. This is a chance for me to get a little support thru ad revenue, so I can try to make the Gay Guru blog and website bigger and better with that long promised podcast one of these days, and it also gives you a chance of seeing some of the coolest offerings out there on the web that relate to the GLBT community and our friends. I just created my "adstrip" on Sunday and this week is my first monitoring week to see what kind of traffic I generate so they can give that information to potential advertisers. If you own a company and would like to be a featured ad here at The Gay Guru, click on the link over there at the top left and it will give you all the information you need. It also lets me create nice ads that I can generate for FREE there, so if you have an upcoming special project that you think needs some exposure and it is for the good of the community, drop me an email and if possible, I will set you up with a free ad. One of the bonuses I offer, is that I will copy any paid ad here from the blog and place it on the Gay Guru Website at no charge. Tell your friends about it, and if you are a blogger friend who has not yet linked to me, please do to help me generate the traffic to make advertisers interested in little old me. Thanx blogger friends!!

Did you all happen to see the premiere last week of the Real World in Denver? Davis is pretty darn cute and Steven is pretty darn opinionated. I think this will be the most explosive cast since Real World Hawaii. Are any of you Real World fans out there?? If you are, I have the opportunity to get some free Real World merchandise and will do a couple of fun contests if you want. If you are a Real Worlder, and want me to keep you updated and even have a chance to win some free stuff, leave me a comment or drop me an email. For now, you can check out one of these two links below and see how your personality matches up to the Denver cast and who would be your friend, your enemy, and your hook-up. Have fun with them......


Keeping a little each post in the Christmas Spirit, here is sampling of 5 of my favorite holidy music collections. You can find all of them I am sure at Amazon or on Ebay if you dont have them yet yourself. Enjoy.....

1. One of the advantages to consumers of huge music biz conglomerates is the tremendous music catalogs they amass while swallowing up smaller companies--and thus NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL CHRISTMAS brings us one of the more comprehensive Christmas collections of recent years. With the notable exception of George Michael's "Last Christmas" (Michael sued Sony a while back and is notable by his absence here), this trawl through some 50 years of Christmas pop unearths quite a few gems. Elvis Presley's "Blue Christmas," Frank Sinatra's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and Burl Ives' "A Holly Jolly Christmas," to name but a few, share digital space with the more contemporary stylings of Britney Spears, Boyz II Men, and the Big Yard Family featuring Shaggy. The latter's "All We Need Is Love" is one of the more affecting contributions here. The overall effect is instant nostalgia and a decidedly warm, fuzzy feeling, and you can't ask for more than that in a Christmas compilation.

2. This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files from 'N Sync: Justin, Chris, JC, Joey, Lance. These boys can sing! 'NSync put together this album less than a year after their first album. The gorgeous vocals are still a pleasure 8 years later. Tracks include standards with their own A capella version of O' Holy Night, along with some not so popular, but rich songs.

3. You haven't heard "Jingle Bells" until you've heard Barbra Streisand's version. Sounding more like a bebop Santa on A Christmas Album's rousing opening track, Streisand keenly races through the stanzas, toying with the words, pushing the song's tempos, and generally having a lot of fun. After that, she gets down to the more serious side of holiday offerings, with tracks that include "My Favorite Things," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Silent Night," "The Christmas Song," and others. At times this world-class singer can bowl you over with her range, sensuality, and emotion, and when she visits "Ave Maria" or closes with "The Lord's Prayer," it's easy to see why this is one singular Streisand record that has traveled so well for so many years. A classy classic.

4. As the song goes, "Merry Christmas" has already "been said many times, many ways." Diana Krall's Christmas Songs is a worthy--though not particularly unique--addition to the holiday catalog. On it, she excels with an approach mastered long ago: elegant delivery that gives extra polish to a very familiar lineup. Some might find her style frosty at times, but that will come as a relief to those who want their carolers to cut through some of the holiday treacle and create a festive, yet grown-up vibe. And Krall does show off her playful side with little, personal touches. In "Winter Wonderland" she promises to "frolic and play the Canadian way," which should draw smiles from her native land. (That'll mean toasting the holiday with Molson, eh?) Elsewhere, she ends "Jingle Bells" with the girlishly giddy statement, "I'm just crazy about horses." Well…can't argue with that.

5. I know, Cyndi Lauper? Christmas? But trust me, this a FUN album. There aren't many classics on this one, but Cyndi's new take is great. "Christmas Conga" will get you get on your feet and "It Feels Like Christmas" will make you feel like you're in Louisiana. I definitely recommend Cyndi's "Merry Christmas....Have a Nice Life!"

I also usually pick up one or two NEW holiday albums each year, (i know there must be a kewl disease name for it like, "christmobsesive disorder" or something.) My picks for this year, are.....

Bette Midler – Cool Yule

The Divine Miss M lives up to her name with her absolutely divine new holiday album, Cool Yule, which is sure to become an instant classic. Made up mostly of familiar tracks like “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, “White Christmas” and “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve”, Midler’s seasonal offering also delivers new Christmas classics like the title track as well as an updated version of her seminal 90’s hit “From A Distance”. Throughout “Cool Yule” Midler has never sounded better as she swings through this holiday set with the confidence and finesse of the old pro we already know her to be. An all around excellent recording from one of our most beloved divas, “Cool Yule” is without question my top pick from this year’s crop of new holiday albums.

Wynonna Judd – A Classic Christmas

When Wynonna Judd hums, the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. A powerhouse vocalist, Wynonna has ruled the country charts for decades now, but as of late it seems that one of country’s biggest stars is looking to spread her wings a bit and A Classic Christmas seems a nod to her new direction. Judd’s first solo holiday album is not the least bit country, but it is restrained, beautiful and, dare I say, sophisticated. On A Classic Christmas Judd sings “Ave Maria” in Latin, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” with the prowess of a jazz legend, and “Silent Night’ with such tenderness that it almost feels like a lullaby. A Classic Christmas is not about histrionics or re-inventing the wheel but it is solid collection of Christmas favorites sung by one of the best voices in the business, which alone makes it a must have.

So what's your favorite Christmas music/album?? Let me know and share it with everyone else. I will be posting again later with more and our "HUMP"day Wednesday expanded edition of Captured Cuties............GG

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Dreamgirls Mania Begins, In The News, Blogger Nominations, Captured Cuties

Okay, there are two things where my "homometer" goes off the charts, lol. First when I get into a decorating mode. I have to have everything coordinate just so, and a place for everything and everything in it's place kinda deal. Then there is my typical stereotype number 2, musicals. I really enjoy going to any kind of a play, but a musical just gets me going like nothing else. RENT, Chorus Line, Phantom, Le Mis, hell, I even enjoyed Chess and Andrew Lloyd Weber's roller skating fiasco. The point of letting you know this is to excuse my gushing over the new movie version of "Dreamgirls", coming out next month. HELLO!! Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, what a dream cast for dreamgirls. We are just one day away until Beyonce's version of "Listen" is being launched on MTV at 3:30 on TRL. You have to see this performance if you missed her singing it on Oprah!! I am soooo looking forward to this movie, and I will talk more about it as it gets closer to release.

A few interesting things IN THE NEWS............and who wasn't waiting for this to happen, Police Investigate Haggard's Gay Whistleblower; quick, lets make them sorta equal before they become full equal, N.J. Conservatives Try End Run Around Gay Marriage; it's good to see the "experts" on our side, God forbid they listen to someone qualified, Constitutional Experts Call For Overturn Of Ban On Gays In Military; and finally, the first battle for equality to be "Webcast", Maryland Supreme Court To Hear Gay Marriage Case.

For all of my blogger friends and readers over on MySpace, I have been getting a lot of notes recently that my account is being screwed up again. A lot of you aren't able to see all the pictures that go with my posts and especially the Captured Cuties. I am also able to send comments to others MySpace pages now, but I still can't write them a message or reply to messages you send me thru MySpace. Until I figure out if I have to finally create a new page, or get it fixed. You can always click here to go to the main blog page to see the pictures. I do appreciate all of you MySpace readers and want you to know if I dont reply back to your message, its because I cant. You can email me questions or comments directly, to Also, I want to again thank all of my readers who have taken the time to nominate me for a "MySpace Impact Award", I am not sure if I will get enough nominations to get on the ballot, but I appreciate those of you who did go to their page to nominate me, if the rest of you would like to, you still can until go to the nomination page HERE. And while I hate pimping myself for awards, I do want to thank a couple readers who nominated me over at Best Gay Blogs, Blogger of the Year Awards. Again, I doubt that I will have enough nominations to make it to the ballot, but if any of you would like to submit me for "Personal Blog" or "Community Blog", you can CLICK HERE and it would be appreciated.

Today's Captured Cuties comes from blogger friend Scott-O-Rama, and beware when you check out his site, he has adopted a new puppy, and you may have an uncontrollable urge to get to your nearest animal shelter and find a cutie for yourself....Enjoy blogger friends..........GG

Monday, November 27, 2006

"Coffee Date" Movie Review, Transgender Storyline Hits Soap Opera, Secret Santa Catching On, Captured Cuties

5 whole days of work this week, that sucks!! LOL Today I am going to my good friend Chip's office to help him organize some things and plan his next 3 year plan for his media production business. I have to use my business sense work somewhere, lol, and Chip is so talented and I think his business is about to really take off. He just wrangled thru a hostile take-over and is now in charge of his own destiny again. With his and his employee's talents and hopefully with a little nudge from me, the next three years should see some real growth and prosperity. He is still looking hard for new clients however, and if you have any media production jobs that you need help with like commercial making and editing, website design, music video production, business training seminars, etc., please let me know if we can be of help.

So on my date this weekend, we screened the movie, "Coffee Date", that was mailed to me by the writer and director, Steward Wade. I wish I had found another movie buff to review this, since Bruce doesnt have the time anymore, I am still looking for a media reviewer, and Bruce was just so good at it. I really did like the movie, but I am known for being a bit too brutally honest and as the namesake of the blog, dont want to incurr future wrath or aprehension by up and coming filmakers.

Coffee Date started out as a short film about 5 years ago, and went on to win several awards, by both professional peers and the festival's Audience Awards. After the encouraging response, writer and director Stewart Wade, re-works the script to feature length and over a lengthy process signs on some incredible talented actors to take on the project. Straight man Todd, ends up on a blind date with Kelly, a gay man, as the result of a practical joke played upon Todd by his brother, Barry. After some initial akwardness, Todd and Kelly strike up a friendship, and decide to take revenge on brother Barry, by walking by him and into Todd's room, holding hands. Unfortunately for Todd, the joke works too well, and soon Barry is freaking out and calls their mother to fill her in on the news. Mom immediately takes the next plane to show her support and understanding of her gay son. Todd tries repeatedly to assure everyone he is straight, all the while making a bigger and bigger case to his family, friends and co-workers that he must be gay. The comedy shifts gears nicely from a comedy to its dramatic moments that explore the boundries of a gay/straight friendship.

Jonathan Bray gives a fantastic performance as Todd, with the correct blend of shyness, openess and frustration, to convey his confilicted emotions as a straight man, learning a little more about the gay world. Wilson Cruz as Kelly, shows again why he was so wonderful on TV in the hit show, "My So-Called Life", and portrays him as both a self-assured, yet not so confident gay man looking for the perfect relationship. Jonathan Silverman as brother Barry, brings his comic chops mixed with casual manicness in his performance. Bringing her star power as a golden globe winner and acadamy award nominee, Sally Kirkland portrays the boys mom as loving of her boys, although not exactly ready to fully embrace this new lifestyle, despite bringing in the PFLAG President to help her come to terms. Personal favorite Elaine Hendrix, is perfect as Kelly's straight best friend and roomate, who pulls no punches and says and does what she feels is right in the situation. Openly gay comic, Jason Stuart, brings his dry wit to the role as a co-worker of Todd's that brings all of Todd's gay drama into the workplace.

I definitely recommend seeing "Coffee Date" when it releases to a theatre near you, or you can look for it on DVD later down the road, and I will defintitely be letting you know when it is available. This is a great movie to take your str8 BFF too, you will both find funny moments to relate to. My date and I overall really enjoyed the movie as light and fun comedy with just the right amount of drama thrown in. We both did kind of question some of the gay stereotypes brought in to play, like Kelly being a hairdresser, (to which smartly he owns the salon,) and of a gay man thinking he can turn or confirm that a straight man is gay. Even the scene at the airport as the brothers see their mom off home is a bit over the top. However, that is very possibly the goal of the whole movie, which is why I suck as a movie reviewer, LOL. So thanks to writer/director Stewart for sending me over this advance copy of the film before it is in wider release, I hope you all look for it in your local theatre or video store.

Soap To Feature Transgender Character
by The Associated Press

In a story unusual even for a soap opera and believed to be a television first, ABC's "All My Children" this week will introduce a transgender character who is beginning to make the transition from a man into a woman. The character, a flamboyant rock star known as Zarf, kisses the lesbian character Bianca and much drama ensues. The storyline begins with Thursday's episode of the daytime drama. "All My Children" was looking for something new, and knows its audience is always interested in anything to do with sexuality, said Julie Hanan Carruthers, the show's executive producer. The show wasn't interested in doing something just to be sensational, she said. GLAAD and some transgenders were brought in as consultants in shaping the character, teaching the producers when it is appropriate to call a character "she" even before surgery, she said. Damon Romine, a spokesman for GLAAD, said he hasn't seen the show yet but feels people involved were genuinely interested in telling the story with dignity. Emotions are so close to the surface in soap operas, and this story can serve a purpose by showing what transgenders go through, he said. "I think it's groundbreaking and breakthrough television for daytime to put a spotlight on transgender people and tell their story," he said. Actor Jeffrey Carlson (pictured) portrays Zarf, an American who nonetheless speaks in an exaggerated British accent. He was on the show for one day last summer and was surprised to get a call pitching him the new story. Carlson said it can be intimidating feeling that he is representing the entire transgender community. "I worry about missing something, but I guess that would be the same with any character," he said. "I want the `All My Children' audience to go along. It's not for shock value. It's just another person who's story is being told in Pine Valley." "She talks about peace so much," Carlson said of his character. "I hope that she finds some peace."

I am old enough to remember hot as hell Ryan Phillipe, being one of the first gay recurring characters on a soap, when he was on, "One Life To Live". It was a great storyline and Ryan played it so damn well. Also, with World AIDS Day coming upon us this Friday, I am sure "General Hospital" will have some storyline dedicated to it on that day. General Hospital has been great every year in portraying the HIV epidemic as a fan favorite character, Robin Scorpio, contracted the disease from her lover Stone, who later died form the illness. Her character has made some moving speeches and been at the center of a great storyline each year at World Aids Day. Maybe sometimes living your life as soap opera isn't always a horrible thing.

I have had almost 10 people respond to wanting to take part in our Blogosphere Secret Santa exchange so far. I will be sending everyone interested a confirmation email out by Thursday to make sure you do want to participate. Be sure to tell your blogger friends and readers about it, and send them here to express interest, so I can add them to the list. Even if there's only 8-15 of is, it is shaping up to sound pretty fun. Todays Captured Cuties, come from blogger friend Ace, over at Gayer Mechanic Wales. He always has some cuties on there for his Friday Flicker. Hope your week starts out great blogger friends and readers and just keeps getting better from there..........GG

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Bit's and Pieces on a Sunday Afternoon, with Captured Cuties

The long Thanksgiving weekend here in the U.S. is over blogger friends, and we are either exhausted from shopping and the tryptophan in the turkey, or are just realizing that we have less than a month before the Christmas holiday is upon us. I am having a rushed Sunday as well, and am going to give you just a few recaps of my weekend and the week ahead.......

My date this weekend was a definite success and my date movie, "Coffee Date", starring Wilson Cruz was also a success. I will be posting a full review on the movie in the next day or so.

Seems like Secret Santa is catching on with a few if my emails are any indication, that will be definitely decided on within the next few days. Let's hear what you have to say blogger friends and readers, do you want to have a Secret Santa Gift exchange across the blogosphere?? Let me know in comments and emails the next couple of days and I will email those if we get enough to have some fun participation.

I broke down and bought my first christmas gift today at Best Buy. I am not saying for whom it is for, or what it is, but it's something I just HAD to get.

In The News over the weekend............even some evangelicals are getting sick of the all gay, all abortion, all the time routine, New Christian Coalition Leader Quits In Dispute Over, Gays, Abortion; i lived in Portland, Oregon for 4 years and always thought it was a progressive state, Oregon Expected To Approve Civil Unions In '07; i didnt even know we had a gay mega church, lol, Gay Mega Church Boosts United Church Of Christ Membership In The South; our very own pink version of the guardian angels, Gay Street Patrols Guard The Castro; and finally, just so you dont think that Mitt Romney is the only wacko Repub that's looking for 2008 run for the White House, Brownback Continues Probe Of Judge Over Lesbian Wedding .

Todays Captured Cuties, comes from blogger friend, Single in the City, who I always love to read and see whats going on in his mind down under.....Have a Great Week blogger friends........Enjoy......GG

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Happy Holidays Are Here, Merry Christmas SoCalMuchacha, Secret Santa??, Captured Cuties

It is exactly one month before Christmas blogger friends and readers. Whatever your religious affiliation, welcome to the time of year I get a little bit giddy. Not from the state that our world is in, but from the prospects of what it could be. You could not call me religious by any stretch of the imagination. I call myself "spiritual" and that is a broad and all encompassing term. There is at least an amount of beauty in all of the worlds religions to be found if you look close enough or care enough to scratch the surface and the hype. I happen to love the spirit of Christmas insomuch as it is supposed to breed peace on earth and goodwill towards men. The fact that I get to give and receive presents is just a bonus, LOL. So there, for what it means to me, I celebrate Christmas. If you dont, I totally respect your beliefs, but please let me enjoy the season and talk about things, free from perceived notions about any agenda's or religious overtones you may percieve me to have.

I LOVE giving gifts, not just at christmas time, but year round!! (Getting them is kewl too, but not as much fun as giving them from your heart.) Christmas just gives me an excuse to give gifts without anyone feeling guilty or curious about receiving them. However, since I have entered into this blogosphere these 8 months ago, I have amassed quite a few more friends that are deserving of gifts if not of only material things, but gifts of thanks and remembrance as well. From time to time over the next month until we hit christmas day, I will bestowing some "virtual" gifts on blogger friends, readers, family and friends, that I hope you will know comes from the heart if not my empty wallet.

To ring in the christmas season, I have a few gifts for someone who has been with me from almost the beginning, 8 months ago. My beloved blogger friend and probably the "chick I would switch" for, SoCalMuchacha, my own Lady L. You will first unwrap a giant telescope, a magic telescope, where you would be able to peer into the heavens and see Bailey running wild and free on top of the clouds, and spreading the love that our cherished pets, ney family, bring to us. Next, tear the wrapping off the boxed set of 'Craig Ferguson's Funniest Monologues', knowing it's not the content of the jokes, but the joy of your sense of humor that makes all things possible. Balancing on the scales of justice that you treat all people with in both my GLBT community and your Straight but not Narrow community you will find two jewelry boxes. In one box will be a multi-colored bracelet, representing the gay community with brilliant red saphires and dazzling green emeralds and all of the colors of the rainbow represented in rare gemstones. In the other box will be diamond earrings, representing the class and sophistication of not judging others as you do, with rainbows still reflecting thru the prisms of flawlessly cut diamonds. Finally, I give you the world wrapped in a ribbon, that you can untie as you finish your education and the world opens up to your beauty as you find the beauty in all of its inhabitants, including the animals that will be used for spiritual guideposts and not for food or inhumane treatment. Merry Christmas to you Lady L. Thanx for being an important new part of my life as I learn a little bit more about myself and the GLBT community that I am a part of, and try to share that with others.

Another fun part of the holiday season that I love is the "Secret Santa" gift exchanges that you find in workplaces and clubs and some friendship circles. Just a fun little gift for a random person, that you think fit's their personality, whether you know them well or not. I have been thinking about this for a few days now, and don't know if it's even feasible or not, but give me your thoughts.....How about a Blogger Secret Santa?? How kewl would it be to find something unique to you or your area and send it to a fellow blogger friend, maybe miles or oceans away. I am not talking about anything fancy here, maybe a 20 dollar limit or less, (cause shipping could cost as well since we are global blogger friends.) Here's the deal, let me know what you think about this and if you are interested in participating. If so, I will play moderator and it will work like this. Everyone who is interested in participating will have to respond by December 5th. I will randomly assign every blogger participating a number. I will post all those participating and their numbers on my blog. I will then randomly draw numbers here at home and email you the number of the person you are the 'Secret Santa' of on December 6th. You will have until the 15th to select and send your Secret Santa Surprise to your blogger whose number you were given. I will also arrange a "Virtual Christmas Party," where we can all meet in a chat room the week before or after Christmas for whoever wants to jump in and chat with us all. So there it is blogger friends and readers. Give me your thoughts if any of you think this is a good idea, or how we can improve upon it, or if you want to participate. I think we have to have a minimum of 6-10 people participating for it to be a fun success. Some gift ideas could be something unique to you or your home area or your blog, like a blog t-shirt, a local treat like macadamia nuts from Hawaii or some mardi gras beads and mask from New Orleans or a funny gag gift that your person reminds you of. This may not workout, but if you want to try, let me know and send me some emails and comments on your thoughts.

Captured Cuties comes today from blogger friend over at Off The Record, so enjoy. I also spent some time today updating my blogroll links over on the right there, so if you have a chance, check out my blogger friends and tell them I said Hi. I updated ones that I havent added on as of yet, (sorry), and deleted some that have not been updated in a while. If I forgot to add you or take you off, please let me know. Talk soon blogger friends.............GG

Friday, November 24, 2006

Black and FABulous Friday, Coffee Date Date, In The News, Captured Cuties

It's Black Friday blogger friends and readers, and I hope you made it thru your Thanksgiving feasts and the throngs of shoppers at the stores this morning. I am not sure if our non-Americans have this phenomenon, but the day after our Thanksgiving, that is on the 4th Thursday of every November, we officially launch the beginning of the holiday season with Black Friday shopping. It has nothing to do with decorating really, that mess has been up since just before Halloween, but all of the stores open at some God-awful time between Midnight and 5am for after Thanksgiving sale bargains-a-plenty. I used to get caught up in this morning madness, but I have learned I enjoy sleep and coffee and donuts more. I was tempted to do a little midnight shopping, our local outlet stores in PA opened at 12:01am today for some bargains at all the retail outlet stores, but some family Texas Holdem last night quashed that notion. Anyway, thanx for all of the holiday wishes and I hope you enjoyed and are settled in for leftovers for the weekend.

Since shopping season has officialy started, let's get back to FABulous Friday finds for the rich and famous. If any of you have some money just lying around and dont know what to get me for christmas, something along these lines will suffice....LOL... Have money to spend just on anything! Then, how about buying a town of your. Giving it thought, already, then here is your chance of owning one. This small French town was built on the ruins of a Roman settlement. The village has 5 buildings in total and the next inhabited village is only just down the road. So, you can plan the things and set it up just like you love to do in Caesar games. The town features about 150 m2 of living space and land of 5,000 m2. The town is for sale for a price of $326,619

Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka who shot to fame with his 24-karat gold horse for the Japan’s newborn prince is now back with another luxury offering, a gold Christmas tree. The magnificent tree is made in pure 21㎏ gold which emits golden light to create a magical aura around it. The luxurious Christmas tree will set you back for a whopping $850,000. Now what if Santa visits you or not, this gold Christmas tree will attract lots of on-lookers showering not gifts but praises on your exhibit!

For the super-rich tycoons who need to carry useful business data all the time, Mii Stor has created a 4GB flash drive made from diamonds and white gold to pack your million dollar data in equally luxurious style. The Snow drive is a Sandisk 4GB drive encased in 18ct white gold studded with 96 white diamonds totalling 1.44ct. And, with the white gold chain, the precious little thing can be worn round your neck too. So, another chance to show off your wealth in an elegant yet geeky manner. The shiny flash drive retails for around $19,000. But, if more storage capacity is what you are looking for then leave the bling thing and get yourself the Buslink Pro 2 flash drive from CDW that is though not made of gold or platinum but it packs 64GB of data in it.

And finally, maybe my pet loving best buddy SoCalMuchacha might even let a vagabond traveller like me get a new puppy with this. If you are guilty of not paying proper attention to your pet but can’t help it with your hectic schedule then this Automatic Petwatch Timer is a must-have for you! This automatic device allows you to take care of your pet just like in real-time, even when you are not at home through a wireless network. The automatic pet food feeder, feeds your pet at pre-set intervals and can serve up to 5 meals a day. And, what more, you can even monitor your pet while you at work through a built-in camera in the Petwatch Timer. The unique pet gadget also allows you to speak to your pet or instruct him to behave through a pre-recorded voice command function. The Petwatch Timer is created by 3B System of Korea and it comes with a remote-control for a convenient set-up.

I have a date this weekend, and am cooking and was looking for a movie to watch, when I got a pleasant surprise in the mail today. (No not my porn order, that should be here next week silly's.) I got an email the other day from writer/director/producer Stewart Wade, asking if I would like to review his new movie. It has just come out in limited release in L.A. and Houston at the start of November, and is in a slow roll-out, and he offered to send me a promo copy before it makes it out to my exile here in the Northeast. How could I refuse such a generous offer, especially when the movie features out and proud cutie Wilson Cruz, and such great talent as Sally Kirkland, Jonathan Silverman, pop star Debbie Gibson, and more. I wasn't sure when it would arrive, and today with my Friday mail came the packet with the DVD and a nice press kit. Date night is now complete, and I will have a full review for you of this movie by Monday. You can check out the buzz on this film by visiting it's website at Or you can be a MySpace friend of the movie over at it's MySpace page, HERE.

If you werent able to catch up with all of the relatives in town, here's some of the latest I found interesting In The News..............hard to make a joke when murder is involved, but please, a porn star, Gay Porn Star Extradited In Colorado Murder; those crazy presidential wannabee's always looking out for the average Americans, Romney Asks Court To Order Anti-Gay Amendment Put To Voters; i knew there was a reason i always celebrated St. Patricks Day a bit hearty, 80% Support Gay Couples In Ireland; and finally, so we can see what finally went right for a change, Survey Examines Reasons For Arizona's Rejection Of Anti-Gay Amendment.

Have you been missing you some Captured Cuties the last couple of days?? Well, dont get bent over it, as a matter of fact, here's some bonus cuties from that hot and wacky Bent Blog, enjoy.......have a great weeekend...........GG

Blogger template 'CoolingFall' by 2008