Sunday, June 30, 2013

That Big Organ? It Played Beautifully

 
The Mistress has just been all over lately, and I must say,  I do enjoy I good mix of interesting things to see and do. Yesterday, it was just beautiful and warm, what a better day to have the visiting Capital Street Duo back for the Wanamaker Organ Day. You know I enjoy listening to a big organ play beautifully!!! After being on vacation, I'm still a bit relaxed.... so a nice laid back summer look ruled the day........
 

And no shaving....I've been getting  very nice comments about the five o clock shadow...... and yes, a messenger bag is a must for me, for sunglasses, two cameras, cell phone, wet wipes......



Then it was out the door and hit the train to the Wanamaker Building for the concert.



The Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, here in Philadelphia, is the largest operational  organ, let me clarify that, pipe organ in the world, located within a spacious 7-story court at of the Wanamaker's Building in Center City. The Wanamaker organ is played twice a day, Monday through Saturday, and more frequently during the Christmas season. The organ is also featured at several special concerts held throughout the year, including events featuring the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ Festival Chorus and Brass Ensemble, which today it was, as we heard the two part concert. What a glorious sound in the cavernous court.








In its present configuration, the Wanamaker Organ has 28,604 pipes in 463 ranks. The organ console consists of six manuals with an array of stops and controls that command the organ. The organ's String Division forms the largest single organ chamber in the world. The organ is famed for its orchestra-like sound, coming from pipes that are voiced softer than usual, allowing an unusually rich build-up because of the massing of pipe-tone families. The artistic obligation entailed by the creation of this instrument has always been honored, with two curators employed in its constant and scrupulous care. You can read more about the history of the organ here, it's quite interesting.The eagle is also a delight to see, which we sat right next to. Loved this shot......



 German sculptor August Gaul’s 2,500-pound bronze bird came to America for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904. When John Wanamaker purchased it for his famous department store, he had to strengthen the floor with extra girders. Soon “Meet me at the eagle” became a catchphrase for Philadelphians as well as suburbanites who came downtown to shop.  And all those feathers you see are all hand pressed using real feathers for the detail, all 5000 of them!!! Though the store has since been acquired twice, first by Lord & Taylor, and now Macy’s, the eagle still rules the Grand Court.

After a great concert, if was off to my favorite Cuban joint to eat....Mixto!


 If your ever in Philly try it! All the waiters are scorching hot, very personable and provide great service, all while wearing painted on Levi's,  and Mixto makes, by far, the best mojitos in the city!!!! After par taking in ,well, I have no idea how many mojitos... we went to the historic Giovanni's Room.....




 the oldest gay bookstore in the nation to get some beach reading rags, like Attitude, and my good ole DNA, and for more serious reading Quentin Crisp's The Naked Civil Servant. Another must if your in the gayborhood. The staff there is ever friendly, and if you can't find what your looking for, it can be ordered. After such a lovely day with the Capital Street Duo, it was time for them to hit the road, so hugs and kisses were given and then the Mistress had  45 minutes to kill before hitting the local rail back to my fair hamlet, so why not hit the Loews Hotel....


 for some more libation, and keep the mojitos rolling......

 
And the bar tends were great and fun to watch..... what talent......
 
 
I don't know what he was making but he looked good....... I mean the drink looked good....
 
 
It was a lovely rail ride back to the Casa.

I've Got the Best of Freinds

It seems my friends, and some of you must be on the same wave length. In the last few weeks I have received tidbits of your humor and hilarity.
 
 
From the comedian Kailyne, she is a regular riot....
 
 
And this one is so true, I found out most police officers don't have a sense of humor.
 
 
 
From the Capital Street Duo.....
 
 
 
From Cali-Boi......
 
 
From Pearl Gates......
 
 
 
From Mistress Maddie's  #1 Fan.....
 
 
 
With friends like these, who needs to be hit with a cream pie!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Back At the Casa.......


Oh yikes, I best not leave again!!!! Looks like the Houseboys have been more than lax and at the pool!!!! Too much partying?!? Well regardless, I am Home Sweet Home again..... and what a long drive it seemed! This vacation saw me off with the Lad to go stay with his eccentric gay uncle and his huh, hum**** younger, partner, yes that's it! They have a huge age difference! Anyhow, we were off to stay with them in their fair hamlet of New Haven.The quaint East Coast town of New Haven is home to one of the best universities in the country, not to mention one of the gayest. Yale University boasts a rather large number of LGBT students, faculty and organizations, which spreads its intellectual influence across the globe and its social life. And what a great feeling their was there after the WONDERFUL AND LONG AWAITED NEWS on the gay front this week!!!! New Haven has a surprisingly large gay community. So needless to say the happy hours and the various lounges were packed with people well wishing and hugging in gleeful moments!!! Last time we hit New Haven it was for that gorgeous house tour.
 
The reason  this time I wanted to go was to see the wonderful architecture of Yale, yes, yes, I know school is out. Your thinking,  Mistress, why not go when college is in to see the hot jocks? Well I saw plenty out at the pubs! No, this was a educational trip,  as I always wanted to see the stunning campus there. Why oh why, didn't the Mistress go here to school. Oh yeah, right. I forgot my bag of marbles isn't quite full.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yale was the highlight of the trip, such beautiful architecture no? Of course if you know the Mistress, you know there was also much relaxation, as the Lad's uncle and boyfriend have a very nice home with pool and hot tub, and did "the Boyfriend" Raphael, ever cooks us excellent dinners! There was also other educational things to do like the Mistress's education in libations and men! There were several nights out on the town. The highlight of going out was meeting the cute Brody and his man, Nevin, where the Lad had a photo opt. Raphael, in the next picture, joined us also......It was definitely a Kiki.....
 
 
Believe it or not, Raphael is the very tall, refreshing and sexy glass of water......
 
 
And Raphael, when, and if you read this, I apologize again for grabbing that underwater towel rack where you said I could find a towel. I couldn't understand why someone would have a long rack to hold towels under the water? And why when I kept pulling there was no towel? I'm still puzzled.  And as a added surprise, from Anita Moorecock, another reader from Bangor Maine joined us, the Monkey Tamer who was way to flirtatious, he made me grab my smelling salts numerous times, or did he grab my smelling salts? at least I think that was my smelling salts he grabbed? He was joined by his friend Michelle who was a very good time as well.
 
 
It was a blast meeting them all, and our ever gracious host, even invited everyone back to the house to continue our fun evening. It amazes me all the people, whom I never dreamed of meeting in real life when I started this blog, I have met!!!! And you know what, they have all seemed liked friends I have always had!!! I really do treasure each of you and your funny comments, like my everyday extended circle of friends here! Even thought this vacation was a little more relaxed and laid back, that was fine with me, because up next is a trip to Provincetown with the clan soon ,,,,,,, very soon! But first I must address the situation the Casa is in with the Houseboys...... and the Capital Street Duo is back in Philly later today..... so-.were off to see a VERY LARGE ORGAN being played.....in concert no less. And no, it's not Raphael's Tootles!
 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Naughty Lady from Shady Lane

Greetings from Ms.Moorcock, the Casa Social Director,  from the lovely town of New Haven!  After being here several days and meeting with the ever hunky Brody,  we have both come to the conclusion The Naughty Lady from Shady Lane , a song written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett, and preformed by Dean Martin was indeed written about the Mistress. Just look at one of the lyrics.....
 
  "naughty lady" driving the whole town crazy is an attractive young woman who "throws those come-hither glances at every Tom, Dick and Joe" and "when offered some liquid refreshment never says no
 
 

 
 
You can argue with us, but after hearing the song ...you'll agree. Now, to go find that minx.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Stop the Car....I Smell an Ignorant Bitch!


 
 
Ok. I am interrupting this vacation to share some appalling news. I just heard, and I warn you , I've had a couple G&T'S....... that that media whore Kris Jenner is getting a talk show???????????? Am I just dronk!?! Please say so .In case you didn't already, don't make me puke, where is the chuck bucket, have enough Kardashian in your life, "momager and media whore to the fullest" Kris Jenner is here to save the way. The Kardashian/Jenner family matriarch is launching her talk show "Kris" in July, and she promises it will be a blast in two new promos.......
 
 


 I think I'll pass and would rather have a finger nails pulled out and my balls waxed with sandpaper, Who the hell is the ignorant asshole, that gave this rode hard and put away wet,  ignorant bitch, a talk show?!? Are they playing with a full set of marbles? I think not. And the set is just as tacky as her and her ignorant bitch clan.........

 
now mind ya, I've had a couple gin and tonic's and sprayed one,( I'll clean the guys chest off in a bit,) when I heard the news, what a waste of gin over this mess. But what's more appalling is that in order for her to even show that gawd awful mug on the tube, people in this country MUST be watching to warrant this, to be sure, hour of torture, which is even more worrisome. I swear there worst then cockroaches, they won't go away. I may have to leave the country. I'm going back to my vacation now, pardon my rant, had to get that out. I say lets let Bob  run with this gem, I've had to much libation to waste on this trollop.......... I'll return soon!!!!! I tried to remain lady like.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Shoving off Again!

 

Yes,  again...time to pack and leave my ever faithful Casa du Borghese again my sweet peas!
 
 I'm trying  to do my very best to travel lighter, but , huh, yeah it doesn't appear to be happening........
 
 
 
 
 
hee, hee, just kidding, I really do travel light,  and I'm good at packing a lot in. But rest assure two cases going with me are my all purpose liqueur case.......
 
 
 
After all, one does tend to get parched on these road trips and my new case for my pool sundries......
 
 
I have always wanted a Pan Am bag,  and what a find at the Lemoyne Marketplace for $13! And the last owner even had written postcards they received left in it!!!! How neat. But this will be good to transport my pool supplies and wet bathing suit. I had dinner with my friend last night who was appalled I was leaving again. You need ANOTHER VACATION for Christ sakes!?! To which I replied with my G&T.......
 
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So the Lad and I are off to New Haven, where we have things planned and drinks one night with the handsome Brody, one of my readers. We hoped to stop and see Grey Gardens on the way, but alas, it won't be in the cards this trip. So I'm off....but would also like to thank everybody for your kind, funny and some bold comments yesterday....glad you enjoyed! So ....beautiful New Haven is waiting for me,  so please do excuse me, I'll be returning in a week. In the meantime my house is your house so please feel free to stop by and use the pool.  Can someone smell smoke? Oh wait, that would be MY LOINS THAT ARE ON FIRE. Quick, make like Nicki Minaj at an ass jiggling convention and pound the alarm , it's just my ever hospitable cabana boys to meet your every need!!!!!
 
 
 
 

 
 
 Relax and enjoy! Tootles darlings!
 
xoxo
 
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