January 6, 2003

I have been trying in vain to figure out how to mark my upcoming 30th birthday, which is now in less than a week. Last night at dinner, my friends B.N. and D.R. and I had a brilliant idea.

I’m having a slumber party.

We will sit around, eat pounds and pounds of junk food, watch teen movies, give each other facials, tell each other’s fortunes, and talk about boys.

I can’t wait.

A few loose ends:

1. Add Jim JM J. Bullock to the syllabus for Gay 101.

2. If anybody can help me figure out how to get the sitemeter counter down below the “visitors” tag rather than up where it is now, I would be most appreciative.

3. Nominations are open for the Bloggy Awards. For those of you who don’t know, these are the blog versions of the Oscars/Tonys/Emmys/etc. I have hesitated to write anything about them, because of course my intense desire to win one—over the smoking corpses of my competition if need be—has been warring fiercely with my intense fear of not winning one, which would mean of course that nobody loves me and I will be alone forever. But desire won out over fear, so if you like my blog, go and nominate me before 10:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, January 12. (You can nominate more than one blog per category, so you won’t be slighting anybody else.)

I believe I am eligible for the following categories:

best lgbt weblog
best american weblog
most humorous weblog
best-kept-secret weblog (though I don’t know what the criteria are for this one)
best new weblog
weblog of the year

I will tell you frankly that I am angling for “best new weblog.”

That way, if I don’t win that one, I can spend all year wondering how I wasn’t good enough for you.

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13 Responses to I have been trying in

  1. Chris says:

    Giving each other facials? That could mean two very different things when you’re talking about gay men.

  2. Luca says:

    I snooped around your code, and noticed that the visitors counter javascript is not inside a table cell, therefore it goes right at the top of the table.

  3. Jeff says:

    Ah, at least I’m not the only perv who was given pause by the phrase “give each other facials.”

    (Actually, I don’t know Chris to say whether she’s a perv or not, so I shall only speak for myself. I don’t mean perv like it’s a bad thing, though.)

  4. Um considering I nominated you in several of those categories, someone had best be returning da favor… 🙂

  5. Fish says:

    oooh! first, I want to be invited to the slumber party. with a pink invitation. PLEASE.
    And, I want a bloggy nomination. One for which I am not qualified would even be acceptable. Just so there’s somethingn to write home about.

  6. Taken Care of Fish…you are the best African blog of 2002

  7. Fish says:

    Oh… my… god. is this where I get all speechless and/or faint?! yay!!

  8. edie says:

    Hey, Happy New Year, sweets! I will nominate you for all the above awards! E

  9. Choire says:

    i nominated you for best gay and for best new. you’re the best new gay!

  10. Convivia says:

    Um, I believe you mean

    JM J. Bullock

    (it’s pronounced “Jim,” but spelled “JM”).

  11. Faustus, MD says:

    Convivia, on Too Close for Comfort he was billed as JM but more recently I have seen him billed several times as Jim. I listed him as the latter in hopes that he had given up his foolishness, but a perusal of his entry in http://www.imdb.com shows that apparently he swings both ways, as it were. But it is of course his appearances on TCFC and Hollywood Squares that made him the gay icon he is, so perhaps that’s how we should encourage the young people to know him.

  12. Adam807 says:

    Re: the Bloggys: Don’t forget Best Tagline!

  13. joshua says:

    I literally ran into JM J. Bullock the other day (7/6/05) in Hell’s Kitchen. He was crossing the street, talking on his cell phone and I was driving a car. Ok, I didnt literally run in to him- I stoped short just before the front bumper made contact. At 1st I thought he was just some HK queen. But then i realized it was Munroe. Both Muriel and my 8 year old self would have been very sad had I injured the strange man with whom I had a vague, inexplicable, affinity.


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