Monday, January 30, 2017


Over the weekend I had been cataloging some pictures on Pinterest. For a visual person this site can be quite addictive. Why is almost as bad as a drag queen in a house of wiggery with no budget!!! After a few clicks I somehow came across the paintings of Winifred Nicholson who was a British painter. I fell in love immediately with the color and simplicity of the paintings. After viewing her works, I found out a little about her. She was married to the painter Ben Nicholson, and that made her the daughter-in-law of the painter William Nicholson and his wife, the painter Mabel Pryde. Winifred Nicholson was considered a colourist who developed a personal impressionistic style, concentrating on domestic still life objects and landscapes. She often combined the two subjects as seen in her painting From Bedroom Window, Bankshead showing a landscape viewed through a window, with flowers in a vase in the foreground. She painted prolifically throughout her life, largely at home but also on trips to Italy, Greece and Scotland, among other places. Many of her works are still in private collections, but a number are I understand in the Kettle's Yard art gallery in Cambridge. One painting is believed to have hung at 10 Downing Street. She had a lifelong fascination for rainbow and spectrum colors and in the 1970s she made particularly strong, innovative use of such colors in many of her paintings. She left some written accounts of her thoughts on color. I would gladly hang one of her works in the Casa. Here were some of my favorites.
I also came across a book for purchase...something to think about.

This new publication explores the whole career of Winifred Nicholson with a special emphasis on her theories of color. Using specific paintings to examine her ideas and writings about color the book includes her late ‘prismatic’ pictures and illustrates many previously unseen paintings from private collections, as well as some of Nicholson’s best known works, and draws on new research, including previously unseen archival material.


Yes, the Mistress is enjoying a four day weekend, but that doesn't mean I still don't take my coffee. Even the squirrels are taking it black these days. I asked my Bouvier what they thought of the Trump presidency circus. Bouvier's reply......

But worry not he said. The United Front of Squirrels has a plan to completely immobilize the White House, and may even give Kellyanne a full pair of nuts. Meanwhile in other news, even though Trump hasn't released those tax returns be did just minutes ago release his baby picture!

Weird. Seems to not have changed much.

Sunday, January 29, 2017


Over the years I have had the pleasure of seeing the fabulous Lady Bunny many times, and every time seems to be just as fun and a hot mess as always. The first time I met her was in the line to use the bathroom at the legendary club, Palladium. She threatened to get out her brandin iron if the line didn't move faster.  The worst time was when she dj once for a gay Pride at the Raven, where we talked and drank, and drank, and drank some more. It was ugly I tell ya.  Last night was no different. Lady Bunny was back in New Hope where she brought her show Trans-Jester to our fair hamlet.  It was sold out and they even had to move the venue from the Oak Room, to the main dance floor to accommodate the audience. The show itself was true Bunny hilarity, her infamous pop song parodies, her lovely Laugh-In shtick, and her foul mouthed , snarky jokes about everyone from Trump, the Kardashians and everyone in between. Of course, we can't over look her fabulous style and wigs!!! Hell, she was my inspiration for getting into drag when I did it.

By time the show was over, it was safe to say, my sides and everybody's sides hurt from all the laughter. Afterwards there was a meet and greet, then we retired to the Oak Room, where every Saturday night all the queens gather around the baby grand to sing show tunes all night.

Sounds like a gay men's chorus in there. But it is after all one of the Raven's Traditions. I even met one of the guys singing at the piano, a very muscular guy in very tight clothing. It was hard not to meet him, when Bunny places your hand in his crotch. He sang even more beautifully later that night!!!! But that's a fascinating tale for another time. Here's Bunny with the Razz Rooms hostess with the mostess Carol.

Look out London.....she's headin your way next to London’s Soho Theatre Feb 14-25.

Saturday, January 28, 2017


No plans to tonight? Visiting the area, or bored and don't know what to do with yourself? Why not head to the Razz Room at the Raven, to see the old hag, Lady Bunny who's in town for her one night only show and have a few drinks with us all! Show starts at 7:30pm in the Oak Room...or when ever she is good and lit!


This week in the Candy Shop we have some chewy, tasty and scrumptious confection in the form of Enzo Junior.....who has a ridiculously hot body, a handsome face, and then there is that strong chest for one to lay their weary head on. Being the 5'6" I am, I love nothing more then the strong arms of a man to wrap me up in and I believe Enzo could do it purrrrfectly. I can't stop checking out his booty either! And by the looks of things, Enzo has no problems showing us what he is made of!!!!! I have been licking the screen could lick him all day. I wonder how many licks it takes to get to the tootsie roll center?

Shall I fix you a bag?

Friday, January 27, 2017


In this new feature, I'll share a picture of a weekly guest and you tell me in only three words what come to mind.

In three words.....
Rodney Dangerfield

Thursday, January 26, 2017


When Mary Tyler Moore Show was on , I was but a wee one, right out of the womb by a year or two in a onesie, but I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed watching the re-runs on the vintage show channels, and Mary's comedy was quite funny and classic tv. My favorite scene of hers?............

Mary Tyler Moore-
December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


You just know anything with man and spreading will grab my attention, You know what I’m talking about: the dudes who sit on the subway, or buses and expand their legs to bar anyone from sitting anywhere near them. Apparently in New York and other big cities, commuters are thinking and saying... “Seriously guys, it has got to stop. They say that men who spread their legs on the subway take up too much room, and it’s unfair to other passengers. As a human male who possesses a nice penis, so I have been told, I will say and admit to sitting spread like that, but it is totally a unconscious thing. And it is not because there is 12" down there and it needs the room. I still sit like that. It's just a habit. The issue of manspreading has become such a problem in recent months that New York subway officials have announced plans to launch an awareness campaign  that just kicked off, kindly asking passengers to be more mindful about how much space they take up in their seats.“Courtesy is contagious” is the campaign’s planned slogan. Honestly, I'm not on the fence about the issue. Sure, manspreading can be obnoxious on a cramped subway car. And if I sit like that and I know another guy enjoys the view, why not let him enjoy it??? I have even gotten engaged in conversation before because of it!!! And I'll leave that there. But there are plenty of times when I don’t mind a guy showing off his wide stance.....

Seriously...look at those fine legs...what's to complain about??? Hell, he could drape those suckers over my gams while sitting there.

Who would pass up seeing a full market basket?
And I most certainly wouldn't mind seeing twig and berries hanging from the branch.

Call me blond, I just don't see the problem???

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


If your like I, a big Joan Crawford fan and Jessica Lange fan, then I bet you can't wait for the premier of the new Ryan Murphy show, which is highly anticipated..... Feud: Bette and Joan starring Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis and Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford. Feud , which starts March 5 on FX, chronicles the intense rivalry between Davis and Crawford that began during their heydays in the ’30s and ’40s. Davis, who was probably the greater actress once said of Crawford, “She slept with every male costar at MGM except Lassie.” And Crawford, by far, the more glamorous star once said Davis appeared to have “never had a happy day — or night — in her life." Though the series is sometimes going to be as outrageous as the dueling divas I read, it’s also to be a astute and occasionally shattering study of two women victimized by men, by the media, by the studio system; a cautionary, compassionate feminist tale.

Rounding out the cast is  Katy Bates as Joan Blondell, Judy Davis as Hedda Hopper, Sarah Paulson as Geraldine Page, Stanly Tucci as Jack Warner, and Catherine Zeta Jones as Olivia De Havilland. This is going to be delicious. Here's the first flirt........

Monday, January 23, 2017


After this weekend, the Mistress is going to need a good jump start of coffee. I was busy with weekend guest at the Raven for a mid winter reunion night and show with the good people and friends from the Woods Campground, one of my summer time playgrounds. Yours truly and everyone had a good ole time, but the spirit got the better of the Mistress after a swim in the gin pool.  Yesterday was spent mostly nursing a hangover lounging, it was much needed. Next weekend will probably be a repeat. Lady Bunny is in town.....and that will get ugly fast! Now where's that coffee??????

How do you like your coffee????