Sunday, September 24, 2023
It's been a weekend. It's been cold, damp, tons of rain, and breezy and cloudy since Autumn arrived. I just hope that the autumn loving pumpkin spice sluts are happy!!!! Oh well, it's only 117 some days till spring, how bad can it be? But not all the weekend was awash. After work on Friday, it was off to the Hilton Hotel and Towers for a dinner date!!!
I had been wanting to try the Hilton's dinning establishment 1700 Degrees... a lovely place. I had only been to their sister place, Adlib right next door, but when I had gotten an email months ago from a certain gentleman to meet up, I knew right where I wanted to meet for dinner and drinks. The man in question.......
If you guessed Travel Penguin, you'd be correct!!!!! After all these years I finally met up with the sojourning penguin, and I was not one bit surprised he was so sweet, interesting, welcoming and everything you would expect. It was a lovely evening of good conversation getting to know each, great stories, an excellent delicious dinner, beautiful ambience, and maybe a few cock-a-tails! Penguin had been up North in State College for a few days to attend some lectures in State College, home of Penn State University and the Nittany Lions. I never went there for schooling mind you, but did get my education in drinking when visiting friends on weekends who went there. So , on his way back we agreed to meet up for dinner and finally meet. And I'm so glad we did. Yet another swell blogger who was just as his blogger persona is. I couldn't think of a better person to start the autumn season with, and over a wonderful meal. As usual, I'm a bad influence, as I feel I kept him up past his usual bedtime, and he may have had an extra cock-a-tail! Contrary to popular belief, we did NOT drink all these bottles of wine in the glass walls, but the gin might have been another story. I was on best behavior too I'll have you know! I was beyond tickled to finally hold his penguin in my hand. Such a pleasure to meet you David, and thank you for such a memorable evening!!!
The rest of the weekend? Snoozing. And lots of it. After my recent weeks of on the go, I crashed with exception to baking a lasagna and soups, for my dear friend and sister Mame, AKA David Dust, who some of you may know from the blogosphere, who lost his dear mother this past Wednesday. I took a lovely arrangement made by the Dame, and the provisions to him today.
Friday, September 22, 2023
Well, here we are...the last day of summer, and I'm, already waiting for next summer to start!!!! Here are some parting shots from a lovely summer, stating with our Cassia that did well this year.
Coneflower in the garden
Lillith before her passing
Blue Heron along the Susquehanna River
A Bee doing it's thing in the saliva garden.
My lost shoe was found.
Blue jay taking a splish splash
Marco and TJ at Camp with a big cock.
A red Cardinal flower close up with a backshot of the Lad
A lake shot
The wolf pack
Preston's new man, Brandon! Tight little pocket gay!!!!
Getting eyed at breakfast at camp.
Buster in the early spring
Asters and hydrangea
My square cut clad butt
Umbrella fun at the pool
Usual suspects at the feeder
Love this, a vintage VW Bus camper.
The owners were kind of enough to let me see the inside. And that's where the story will be left. I'm sure it looks like a Woodstock scene for sure.
And now as is tradition here at the Casa, I present Lana Del Rey with our summer ending classic....
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Don't ever let age be a deterrent for doing anything. At one of my lovely summer haunts, the Woods Campground, awaits a welcoming LGBT. The last couple of years one of the things that makes the woods special is one of its Queens Gloria Hole. Gloria is another one of our summer residents who hails from Florida. After years of going to the woods, Gloria at 83 decided she wanted to become a drag queen and participate in Camp drag shows. And she did just that. So at 83 he got his act, look, and style together and started and became known as a Gloria Hole. And her Acts were an instant hit, doing retro torch song lip syncs or television skits. It was only last summer that she ran for Miss Woods after 3 years of trying to win and finally snagged the crown. This past season I was up as one of the judges for the show where Gloria passed on her crown to the next Miss Woods. Her acts could be cute and wholesome, or downright sleazy and filthy. And for whatever show or charity the campground was running Gloria can always be counted on to donne her wig and put on a show for tips. She has one of the biggest hearts around. Gloria is a prime example of living a fun-filled life and going out and trying new things even at 83. And the best part ? Another reason I love drag is it's close knit Sisterhood . When he decided to become Gloria all the camp Queens pitched in and helped her with her style, styling wigs, donating gowns, makeup and everything she needed including tips and tutorials on how to do her makeup to become Gloria . I adore this bitch! Kudos to her for partaking of life's banquet.