Thursday, September 04, 2008


Well, our party was a huge success, if not as huge in numbers of people or movies we got to see. We ended up watching only one, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar. What a wonderful film. I love campy films, but this, while full of good old drag-queen silliness, was a serious drama as well as a good-natured comedy. Very different than, say, the science fiction musical Rocky Horror Picture Show, and much more like Priscilla Queen of the Desert.Patrick Swazey is great.

We had two men, one woman, and two girls cross-dressing. No genuine drag queens or transvestites showed up, alas. Nor any of my gay/lesbian/musical friends (and Leah FORGOT, the fink!). One cartoonist, one gem-cutter, a political activist (Republican turned Democrat), a geologist in a fez, a couple of boys of the cootie-worrying age, one teenager, lots of really excellent cooks, a few artists, a postal worker, and a gallery owner were among those who showed, though. Good eats, good company, and our fire didn't escape the fire pit. We had shrimp, chewy sourdough bread with salted olive oil, borscht, sauteed mushrooms, grilled chicken, grilled salmon, salad, melomel, wine, beer, mead, orange juice in a glass bowl glowing with light, cranberry juice, tea, roast beast. Lots of fun, and those of you who didn't show up MISSED OUT. Tough tuckus for you.

1 comment:

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

LOL at the post title! Witty, clever! If I was still in Squarebanks I'dve definitely been there.

Do you remember Cheapo/Sleazo night at the pub at UAF? It morphed into Rocky Horror night after someone thought the title was offensive... Ahhhh, good times...