'Tales of the Sissy' is a play on words related to Armistead Maupin's novel 'Tales of the City' which chronicles the daily lives of several seemingly unrelated people. Since my blog chronicles my daily life and I am gay (hence the stereotype 'sissy'), I decided to call my blog 'Tales of the Sissy'.
Today I was involved in the filming of a commercial.
Not a commercial for a product, but rather for my real estate team. Its a short commercial that will only be 30 seconds long, with 6 or 7 very short vignettes featuring team members with clients, and intro and closing shots of the entire team. When considering which of our clients to invite to participate in this project, we took care to show diversity. We had a 'senior' couple (my clients), a 'young' couple with a baby (also my clients), a gay couple, an inter-racial couple, a middle-aged white couple, and a middle-aged single woman. I am pretty happy about that. The actual filming went more smoothly than I anticipated. Most of the vignettes were done in just 2 takes. But who knows how long the editting and voice-over work will take. I hope to post a link to the commercial when its done.
On Sat Ron & James and Mike & Clark went with me and Spouse to the gay car club's annual car show. I brought Big Ella, freshly washed just 2 days before. There were lots and lots of fabulous flivvers! Here are a few that stood out to me. (Click to enlarge.)
Our long-time friends Mike & Clark and Ron & James came to visit today! Each year they come for a long weekend visit, not to take advantage of some annual sale or to attend some special event, but just to hang out with us, catch up on each others' lives, eat, drink, and laugh. Today they arrived shortly after lunch and shopped at our local outlet/factor stores while Spouse & I worked. Then we all came together just after 5pm here at the house. We talked, enjoyed cocktails, and had some good laughs on the screened porch, and now we're heading out for dinner.
I was able to schedule myself off work this weekend (although I will slip out Sat morning to show 1 house) so we can spend some time together. Hello friends, and hello weekend!
Here's another installment of Lovely lyrics! Misty
performed by Johnny Mathis Look at me I'm as helpless as a kitten up a tree And I feel like I'm clinging to a cloud I can't understand I get misty, just holding your hand
Walk my way And a thousand violins begin to play Or it might be the sound of your hello That music I hear I get misty the moment you're near
You can say that you're leading me on But it's just what I want you to do Don't you notice how hoplessly I'm lost That's why I'm following you On my own Would I wander through this wonderland alone Never knowing my right foot from my left My hat from my glove I'm too misty and too much in love
is the 12th anniversary of 9-11-01, the day that changed America. I
still get chills when I recall the events of that day and my personal
innocent people were killed in the World Trade Center attack, the
Pentagon attack, and the hijacked airplane that crashed in PA. Many
more were killed trying to help them. On this day we pause to remember
those people: mothers, fathers, children, husbands, wives, partners,
aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and neighbors.
Many people look at Labor Day as the end of summer, and this irritates me. It may feel like the end of summer if you live in North Dakota or Toronto, but for most of the USA it is still summer-like weather. Indeed, even the official calendar indicates that fall doesn't begin until Sept 22. So can we PLEASE stop talking about how 'summer is over' just because its Labor Day??? Thank you, and enjoy your Labor Day festivities!