Thursday, August 22, 2019


Yes yes, we're still on holiday and this is a recording. Yet again time gets away from one, and yet again, I'm away for another milestone....this little ole dump this week turned 12 I was reminded!!!! 

Let's Celebrate!!!!!!
Twelve years ago today, my good friend and sister Mame, AKA David Dust inspired me to start blogging, and I never thought 12 years later I'd still be doing it, or people would still be reading. I can still remember, David, Coco De Mere, the Dogs Mother and Mark in Delaware were my first readers, followed by the likes of the Empress, Cali Boi and Pearly Gates,  and most of them are still here!!! They deserve awards just for that!!! Over the years, my blog has helped me open up and not be so shy about my body. At one time I was only comfortable in drag. It also serves as a diary of sorts, so one day I can look back and see what was I doing then. While I still feature and share post about fellow drag queens, and drag related things, we have branched out to feature everything but the kitchen sink, as I enjoy a myriad of things to share and thoughts to put out there.  Or just my silly non sense that makes Duchess Deedles say Huh? Since then we have talked about a ton of sex, seen many houseboys, had to many headers to mention, went on many trips, and have seen many a Buster and  bird post.  But to be precise we have seen...118 Buster appearances, 638 drag queens and related post, that's AOT of Aqua Net and Lashes y 'all…. we visited the Candy Shop 289 times and have seen 51 houseboys and 413 hunks. That's a lot of cock y' all!!! The biggest surprise to come out of this over the years, is just how many of you I have met, which I never expected to meet anyone over a blog. Now that is cool. And those people have turned into good, swell friends. But then I feel like I know everybody that stops in here, and in a way, you all are like my extended circle of friends. So.... here I am,  12 years later,  and heading toward 2.7 million page visits. Makes me wonder who is reading all these musings and limericks of a middle aged gay queen? But I do know I'm grateful to have met you all. Your comments always make my day. But for now....grab a cock-a-tail....

And this song fits our theme, one of my favorites..... so lets dance with Queen Madge. I only hope I can move that good at that age. I may try some of these moves at tea dance tonight.

Thursday, August 15, 2019


Greetings from Fire Island! The Lad, MM#1 Fan and myself showed our better sides.
Well, they do say Sun's out, Bun's out!!! Nothing like a good ocean sand surf exfoliate.

Hope y'all are well.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019


Yes, dear bitches are off again for the seaside's!!!!
The clan and I are off for stops at that lovely little spigot of land known as Provence Town, and then wrapping around to the magical island of Fire! With much packing,(and I know what your hard is it to pack tee's and square cuts and some unmentionables) I didn't have time to make my rounds, and with work upon getting back, then rolling off to Rehoboth Beach and two more dates in the Poconos, I may not be back till after Labor Day. I'm even taking Miss Moorecock, but if she doesn't behave, I'm pushing her off the whale watch!!!  I have one post scheduled and will post here and there if I have time.

But worry not, with the houseboys gone too, my dear Jake was kind enough to come watch the Casa du Borghese, to float in the pool with you and share his large melon......

And hit a few balls with you and give lessons on my lovely courts!

Enjoy the rest of summer!
Tootles for now💋

Sunday, August 4, 2019


I don't know about you, but summer is my all time favorite season. While their all beautiful in their own way and reasons, summer for me is it. I love the seaside, the mountains and the glamping, the heat and sun on my skin, the crickets and katydids in the trees at night chirping, the longer daylight and the open air of the abode. And let's face it, men wear much fewer clothes!!!!!!! So far, I have only used my air about four times.  About a week or two ago fellow blogger and all wise Dr Spo had a clever post about  Without which summer is wasted...things that are a must to do before summer ends and things we remember from years past that just made summer. And Spo is right too, once summer is over, they just aren't the same. So Spo  is what inspired this post. One of the first things I love in the summer are my plaid shirts! I love me my plaid!

Pimm's Cock-a-tails
Pimm's cock-a-tails are a must for me for day drinking. They are light , refreshing in hot temps, and wont dehydrate you like other beverages. I usually make mine in a highball, filled with ice. About half the glass filled with Pimms topped off with iced tea and then add an array of fruit which will add further flavor. These were with blueberries. I have in the past used cucumber and strawberries together, or orange slices. VERY REFRESHING. The Raven keeps a bottle just for me, since they usually don't stock it.

And speaking of boozy fun....
Another summer must are my Boozy Adult Pops!!! You can read and get the recipe here.

Cotton Candy
It's always been a pretty thing to see. And fascinating to watch put on the stick. I haven't had it in years, most times now my teeth hurt just looking at it. But this year I may have to break down and try a little piece for shits and giggles. But in summers of youth, it was a staple of mine at the beach and carnvials.

Salt Water Taffy
When I was young and we went to the beach, my grandmother and I would go off, play skeet ball and then go for some salt water taffy. She loved it. While it did practically take her dentures out, she still braved it and ate it. While P-town is famous for it's lovely, award winning fudge shops, it's when I go to Rehomo Beach that I get the Taffy at the lovely Dolles. I never get a whole box anymore, but I do  get myself a little sample bag of their flavors. Brings back such find memories.

Lightening Bugs
I captured this little fellow on the porch one afternoon. I later moved him to a Hosta leaf, in fear someone would step on him. Nothing says mid summer night like lightening bugs. I feel like they are very brief around these parts. But when they do come out, it's magical to watch them light up the night since it's so dark where I live. I can remember running around with neighbor kids capturing them. My father bought me one of those containers you could put them in, but with a plastic leaf in them and holes for air, but the poor things always died. It also reminds me of the first time I was outraged when kids would kill  a living thing just because. They would crush them and then smear the glowing liquid across the pavement. It's also the first time I knocked a boy on his ass for doing it.

This year, when I head to the beach I have told myself I'm going to take a carousel ride. Another good memory from childhood. In the summer my mother would often take me on afternoons to Williams Grove Park, which is now long gone, which had a few amusements rides and a picnic area. We'd have lunch there, then she and I would take a spin on the carrousel.. I used to love all the lights, the carnival music playing, the up and down motion, and the different animals you could ride... the big decision was always what animals would have the honor to be ridden. It was my grandmother who would always take me to one at the beach.

Divinity is one of those old school candies. Both of my grandmothers and my aunts all had a candy dish filled with jujube divinity in the summer. I hadn't had it in years, till I saw it in the Vermont Country Store catalog this summer. As one can see from above, I rectified that. Soooooo damn good. And I dare anyone to stop at one piece.

Chicken Corn Soup
I'm not a huge soup eater in the summer, but one tradition my family had every year was my grandmother's Corn Soup picnic. Tons of family and friends members of her church came far and wide for her famous Chicken Corn Soup. Deep chicken and sweet corn flavors make this soup memorable. And her corn always came from a local farm market called Strites Orchid in Harrisburg. While me and my mother have her recipe, I think we made it once in the 22 years since my grandmother's  passing. But the smell, and taste and all the good times at those picnics bring about some great summer memories. 

Square cuts
Of summer is complete without my square cuts and swim trunks. I may be upwards of about 40 now. It's hard to select just one print. And they make packing light. A few of these and tees in a brown bag and off one goes!!!

What's your summer pleasure or things you miss?

Saturday, August 3, 2019


If you have not caught a Jackie Beat and Sherry Vine Battle of the Bitches Show, you are missing an evening of highbrow insults, filth and hilarity. The jist, the crowd picks songs and the two come up with words to parody picked song. Here is a video the two sick minds did to Sonny and Cher's I Got You Babe.
I say brilliant.


As regular visitors to the Casa du Borghese will tell you, it will come as no surprise this current tasty morsel in the Candy Shop today., as I love me my South American mens!!! 
Guilherme Everton Ferreir floats my boat.  Not only is he in fine physical condition, and I'm sure will make me melt with his words....aye papi...... he hails from Rio de Janeiro where as can be guessed, likes to work out. But Guilherme is actually a talented jewelry designer and a photographer!!!!  I tell you he has me addicted already. Just think of the fun we could have looking at and playing with his baubles? I like baubles. And a guy filling out a swim suit. Looks like he's pack for the Casa du Borghese as we speak. I don't know what power these men have, but there is not one yet not to  capture my attention. I'm sure he could also show me his good techniques for measuring for ring size.
Because it's always so worth another look.


Oh my god, It is so clear now.
Madeline Kahn never really died after all...she just became Lisa Loeb!
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